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Tuition hikes won’t cut access for students in financial need, Barron says

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron has guaranteed free tuition and fees to students with federal Pell Grants. Following is his announcement of this guarantee. When it comes to higher education, there are two major issues in the news: first, the rising cost of education, with the need to keep tuition and fees under […]

Florida State appoints vice president for university advancement

The Florida State University has announced that Tom Jennings has been selected to serve as vice president for University Advancement, effective Sept. 23. As the first person to hold this new position, Jennings will oversee the FSU Alumni Association, FSU Foundation and Seminole Boosters. Jennings comes to Florida State from the University of Virginia, where […]

Former President Wetherell creates center to promote best practices in higher education

He may have stepped down as president of The Florida State University last January, but T.K. Wetherell’s passion for higher education is as strong as ever. Wetherell, now president emeritus and a professor in the university’s College of Education, has formed a new research center, the Center for Higher Education Research, Teaching & Innovation (CHERTI), […]

Summer commencement marks graduation for 2500 students

More than 2,500 Florida State University students will graduate this summer and at least 1,300 of them are expected to participate in the 2010 summer commencement ceremony, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Florida State President Eric J. Barron will preside at the ceremony, […]

President announces good news about fundraising

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron has distributed the following message regarding fundraising at the university. I wanted to share with all of you some truly great news on the fundraising front. We closed the books June 30th on a successful year. Despite the fact that our economy is still struggling and philanthropy for […]

Doctoral student awarded prestigious national fellowship

A Florida State University graduate student who is pursuing a doctoral degree in social work has been awarded a competitive fellowship to pursue research on the needs of military veterans who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury. David Albright was one of 24 students to be selected for participation in the RAND Graduate Student […]

Florida State’s Jesse O’Shea named to USA Today’s All-USA College Academic First Team

Florida State University student Jesse O’Shea is one of just 20 undergraduates from across the nation singled out for USA TODAY’s 21st annual All-USA College Academic First Team. Students were selected on the basis of their excellent scholarship and their efforts to reach beyond the classroom to benefit society. The recognition comes with a trophy […]

Psychologist Joiner is 2010 Lawton Distinguished Professor

A psychology professor who is perhaps the nation’s leading expert on the causes and prevention of suicide and who has been ranked as the second most productive academic clinical psychologist in the world is set to receive The Florida State University’s highest faculty honor. Thomas E. Joiner, 44, Florida State’s Bright-Burton Professor of Psychology and […]

Pamela Coats receives university’s Distinguished Teacher Award

A Florida State University finance professor lauded by her students as an “exemplary teacher” who goes “above and beyond” in making sure they thoroughly understand their coursework has been selected to receive the university’s top teaching honor. Pamela Coats, the Robert C. Earnest Professor of Finance in the College of Business, was named the recipient […]

Florida State dedicates new Turnbull Conference Center

Florida State University officials have dedicated the new Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center, a 47,000-square-foot facility that is open to both the university community and the general public for academic events, government meetings and corporate seminars. The three-story center, located on the corner of Copeland and Pensacola streets, features three video walls, […]

Florida State ranked among nation’s top doctorate-granting institutions

The Florida State University ranks 44th among doctorate-granting institutions in terms of number of research doctorates produced in 2008, according to a new report released by the National Science Foundation. The report is based on the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED). Florida State tied with the University of California at Santa Barbara and Virginia Polytechnic […]

Dyslexia researcher, real estate executive to speak at commencement

Out of nearly 3,000 fall 2009 graduates of The Florida State University, approximately 1,800 will participate in two commencement ceremonies scheduled for 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, 505 W. Pensacola St. Graduates will represent all 15 of the university’s colleges. Florida State President T.K. Wetherell […]