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Grads Made Good, D’Alemberte, Dix honored at Homecoming

As alumni returned to Florida State University from around the nation to reconnect with their alma mater during Homecoming 2008: "Unconquered Legacy," President Emeritus Talbot "Sandy" D’Alemberte, former Florida State sprinter turned Olympic medalist Walter Dix, and nationally syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker were among those honored at the FSU Alumni Association Homecoming Awards Breakfast. Talbot […]

“Unconquered Legacy”: Florida State Homecoming 2008

Homecoming at Florida State University has always been an exciting time for alumni to return to campus and join current students in celebration of an extraordinary university and its unconquered spirit, and soon they’ll do it again during Homecoming 2008: "Unconquered Legacy." Events planned for this year’s FSU Homecoming Week are expected to provide the […]

Florida State faculty honors three with Torch Awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate has honored three individuals — investment banker Clifford Hinkle, quintessential Florida State ambassador Betty Lou Joanos, and talented administrator Jo Ann Blackwell — with Torch Awards for their contributions to excellence at the university. The Torch Awards were established in 1996 as a way for faculty to honor those […]

Knight Foundation gives $1 million to renovate Ruby Diamond lobby

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced a $1 million gift to Florida State University to restore and expand the lobby area of the venerable Ruby Diamond Auditorium to better serve the local community and the university. In appreciation, the university will name the new lobby the "John S. and James L. […]

Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University receives $1.8 million gift

A $1.8 million gift to the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship will bolster the Florida State University College of Business’ services, especially to entrepreneurs in economically disadvantaged communities in South Florida. The donation given by Jan Moran, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and The Jim Moran Foundation will provide $600,000 annually for the next three […]

FSU faces limited enrollment, lean budget year

Reflecting the proactive stance they have taken all year, the Florida State University Board of Trustees has unanimously adopted a budget for 2008-09 and taken the unprecedented step of also approving a budget plan for 2009-10. Dealing with a $31-million loss in state funding, the trustees and the FSU administration have unveiled actions designed to […]

Atwell named president of FSU Alumni Association

Florida State University Vice President for University Relations Lee Hinkle today announced the appointment of Scott Atwell as president of the university’s Alumni Association. Scott Atwell Atwell has served as the chief of staff in University Relations and as director of special projects over the past two years. The Florida State University Alumni Association has […]

Spring commencement ceremonies set for weekend; Over 5,400 to graduate

More than 5,400 Florida State University students will graduate this spring and at least 4,000 of them in total will participate in FSU’s two commencement ceremonies, which are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Apri l 25, and 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Tallahassee-Leon Country Civic Center. FSU President T.K. Wetherell will […]

William Christiansen receives FSU’s 2008 Distinguished Teacher Award

A Florida State University business professor recently selected to lead a new center that will promote research and service activities related to banking and finance has been named the recipient of FSU’s 2007-2008 Distinguished Teacher Award. William A. Christiansen, who chairs the Department of Finance in the College of Business, received the award at the […]

Wetherell’s “Issues in Education” TV program focuses on brain drain; available online

With Florida’s budget difficulties forcing serious cuts at Florida State University, President T.K. Wetherell talks with two veteran professors who are planning to leave FSU for universities outside of Florida. Howard Goldstein, associate dean in the College of Communication, and Charles Figley, professor in the College of Social Work and director of the FSU Traumatology […]

FSU graduate programs among nation’s best

Florida State University’s environmental law, speech-language pathology and five academic programs within the College of Education are among the best in the nation, according to new rankings in U.S. News and World Report’s "2009 Edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools." Nancy Marcus "Florida State has earned a reputation for excellence as a graduate research institution […]

FSU Foundation welcomes new board members

The Florida State University Foundation Board of Trustees has welcomed seven new members. "We are pleased to welcome this new group of trustees to the Foundation Board," said Foundation President Charles Rasberry. "They bring not only their individual skills and resources, but also fresh ideas and new perspectives essential to maintaining excellence at Florida State." […]