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Chemist, philanthropist to speak at Fall Commencement ceremonies

World-renowned physical chemist Naresh S. Dalal and humanitarian and philanthropist Judith A. Dunlap will address the graduates during Florida State University’s 2012 Fall Commencement ceremonies. About 1,700 of more than 2,600 graduating students will participate in one of two ceremonies, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. […]

University presidents ask legislators for $118 million investment in higher education

Launching a new initiative in partnership with student government leaders, Florida’s state university presidents asked Wednesday for a $118 million investment for the State University System. With that kind of investment, they said they would be able to continue providing quality education without raising tuition by “even one penny.” The presidents highlighted the State University […]

In quest for Rhodes Scholarship, senior Madison Marks advanced to final round

Madison Marks, a Florida State University senior studying issues surrounding Middle Eastern and North African refugees, was named a finalist for a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship on Nov. 17. The scholarships, awarded annually to 32 U.S. college students, are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Though ultimately Marks was not among […]

Florida Commission on the Status of Women recognizes FSU alumna Flowers

When Doby Flowers was crowned homecoming queen at Florida State University in 1970, she did more than ace a college popularity contest — she redefined the meaning of beauty for her university, her community and her state. As the university’s first black homecoming queen, the young Flowers served as a shining example for other universities […]

Florida State among nation’s leading institutions for study abroad

Florida State University has been ranked among the nation’s Top 25 universities for the number of students it sent to study abroad for 2010-2011 in the Institute of International Education’s newly released 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Florida State ranked No. 23 with 1,693 students studying abroad in 2010-2011. “We are of […]

Resolution presented honoring Florida State’s veterans-support organizations

In advance of Veterans Day, the Leon County (Fla.) Commission passed an honorary resolution to commend the support provided to student and civilian veterans by the Florida State University chapters of the Collegiate Veterans Association (CVA) and the Thank a Soldier Organization of FSU (TASO). Leon County Commissioner Jane Sauls, who sponsored the resolution, presented […]

Florida State among nation’s top producers of Fulbright students

Florida State University is one of the nation’s top research institutions for producing student Fulbright scholars, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, which published a list of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright students by type of institution. Florida State also leads the state in the number of students who received Fulbright fellowships for […]

Magnet lab closed for day after electrical fire, one employee injured

An employee of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University suffered serious burns after an electrical fire on the morning of Nov. 1. The MagLab remained closed for the day but reopened on Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. The employee, who has worked as an engineering technician at the MagLab for 10 […]

FSU Panama City celebrates 30 years of history

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron, Board of Trustees Chair Allan Bense and Panama City Campus Dean Ken Shaw welcomed students, alumni and special guests from the Panama City and Bay County community to celebrate the 30th anniversary of FSU Panama City on Oct. 30 at the 2012 FSU Panama City Annual Dinner. The […]

Associate dean Linda Mahler receives 2012 Ross Oglesby Award

Linda Mahler, associate dean of Florida State University’s Division of Undergraduate Studies, was named the 2012 recipient of the Ross Oglesby Award during the Alumni Association’s annual Homecoming Awards Breakfast Saturday, Oct. 27. Mahler, who started working for Florida State in 1974 as the coordinator of Academic Advising Services in the Division of Student Affairs, […]

Barron delivers annual ‘State of the University’ address

President Eric J. Barron compared Florida State University’s past few years of budget cuts and faculty departures to the geological stresses that result in the formation of brilliant gemstones such as garnet during the annual State of the University Address at the 2012 Fall Meeting of the General Faculty on Oct. 24. “A gemstone is […]

Provost names two associate vice presidents for Academic Affairs

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Garnett S. Stokes has announced the appointment of two new associate vice presidents for Academic Affairs at Florida State University. Professor Janet Kistner, chair of the Department of Psychology, and Distinguished Research Professor Bruce Locke, chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, will report directly […]