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Historic renovation earns high honors for beautiful design and energy efficiency

Thanks to an energy-conscious renovation, Florida State University’s historic William Johnston Building is now a crown jewel of sustainability. And the kudos keep rolling in. The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the 143,000-square-foot, five-story building, which traces its roots to the early 20thcentury, a prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification. […]

Traditions Hall ceremony marks a new era in on-campus comfort

Florida State University students have a new choice for on-campus living this fall: the 276-bed Traditions Hall, located next to Wildwood Hall at 945 Learning Way. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to formally announce the residence hall’s opening on the morning of Aug. 22, little more than an hour before students were scheduled to begin […]

Search committee to interview candidates for dean of College of Arts and Sciences

A search committee tasked with identifying candidates for the position of dean of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will meet over two days next week to begin the interview process. The meetings will take place: THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 – 7 8 A.M. – 6 P.M. EACH DAY HYATT REGENCY ORLANDO […]

Convocation speaker urges new freshmen to find, pursue their passion

It doesn’t matter if you’re not the smartest, the most athletic or the most ambitious person in the world. Simply find something you’re passionate about, devote yourself to it completely, and you just might find that you have the ability to change the world. That was the message of encouragement offered by Doc Hendley, president […]

A class act: Florida State welcomes thousands of well-prepared freshmen to campus

On Monday, Aug. 27, the halls of academia were bustling once again as a new group of Florida State University students nervously searched for their first college classes. Fortunately for the Class of 2016, they’re well prepared for the challenge that awaits them: Statistically speaking, this year’s freshman class is among the brightest in the […]

Honors Program to celebrate 80th anniversary

Over eight weeks this fall, Florida State University will celebrate the 80th anniversary of its Honors Program with events for students and alumni, as well as an effort to raise $80,000 to benefit the new Honors, Scholars and Fellows House, a four-story structure that is already under construction facing Landis Green. The commemoration — “Honoring […]

Florida State on front lines of ceremonial signing of two veterans bills

When Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed two bills that will help military veterans in their quest to earn college degrees, he invited one of the most veteran-friendly universities in the nation to witness the event: Florida State University. Florida State President Eric J. Barron, Col. Billy Francis, director of the Florida State Veterans Center, and […]

University recognizes veterans with ‘honor cords’ at graduation

Starting with its Summer 2012 commencement, Florida State University has begun saluting its graduating student-veterans by bestowing them with red, white and blue honor cords to wear at graduation ceremonies. Florida State is among the first universities in the nation to recognize graduating veterans with honor cords and will introduce the cords at Saturday’s summer […]

University Center Club at FSU invites the public to tee off for charity at Miniature Golf Classic

The University Center Club (UCC) at Florida State University, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, announced today that it will, on Wednesday, Aug. 22, participate in the 2012 ClubCorp Charity Classic, ClubCorp’s major annual philanthropic open-house event. In 2011, the popular ClubCorp Charity Classic raised more than $1.7 million nationwide for the Muscular […]

Eric S. Algoe named associate vice president for administration

Florida State University Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration John Carnaghi has announced the appointment of Ohio Wesleyan University administrator Eric S. Algoe as associate vice president for administration at Florida State. As associate vice president, he will assist with the development and implementation of programs that have a university-wide impact. Algoe, who will […]

Sally McRorie named vice president for Faculty Development and Advancement

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Garnett S. Stokes has announced the appointment of Sally McRorie as the university’s first vice president for Faculty Development and Advancement. McRorie, currently dean of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, will assume the vice presidential position on July 30. In her […]