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‘First Amendment Center’ founder John Seigenthaler to speak at FSU

John Seigenthaler, who founded the First Amendment Center in 1991 to create national discussion, dialogue and debate about First Amendment rights and values, will speak at Florida State University Thursday, April 12, 2007, at the Claude Pepper Building. Seigenthaler, the subject of a false Wikipedia ‘biography,’ will speak on: "The wonderful world of Wikipedia: Sinbad, […]

WFSU-FM wins prestigious national news award

These days, radio broadcasters mention Florida State University’s public broadcasting station in the same breath as radio networks based in New York City, the nation’s No. 1 news market. That’s due to Mark Simpson, the assistant news director for WFSU-FM, who has won a prestigious 2007 National Headliner Award for his production of "Update from […]

Arches built by design students will span FSU sidewalks March 19, 20

In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, March 19, on Florida State University’s expansive Landis Green, small groups of students will gather to complete a particularly demanding project for their studio design class. By sunrise, more than a dozen full-scale arches of every description will span the sidewalks that crisscross the busy heart of the campus. […]

Cutting-edge energy-efficient building going up at FSU

An innovative alternative technology building is being constructed on the FSU campus by the Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering Center (SESEC). Designed to achieve the highest level certification for energy efficiency, it will be the first building of its type in the southeastern United States. The new facility, dubbed OGZEB (short for “Off-Grid Zero Emissions […]

FSU honors Congressman Allen Boyd with Circle of Gold Award

In addition to being one of Florida State University’s most prominent alumni, U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd Jr. long has been an advocate for scientific research. Among numerous other research projects that Boyd has been instrumental in establishing during his tenure in Congress is the Southeast Climate Consortium, which has developed new methods to predict the […]

FSU winning attention for its progressive academic honor policy

An article written by two Florida State University faculty members is shining a national spotlight on FSU’s innovative academic honor policy for students. Jennifer N. Buchanan, FSU’s associate dean of the Faculties, and Joseph Beckham, the Allan Tucker Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership in the College of Education, co-authored an article that appears in […]

Jamie Purcell selected to head FSU Office of National Fellowships

Florida State University’s Office of National Fellowships, which played a critical role in preparing FSU student-athlete Garrett Johnson prior to his recent selection for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, has a new leader. FSU alumna Jamie Purcell, who has served as the office’s interim director since August 2006, will fill the position on a permanent basis, […]

FSU to mark Heritage Day with tribute to President Emeritus ‘Bernie’ Sliger

Marking the 156th anniversary of its founding, Florida State University will celebrate its seventh annual Heritage Day on Feb. 3 by honoring FSU President Emeritus Bernard F. Sliger, whose tenure from 1977 to 1991 encompassed a period of prolific growth and achievement. Saturday’s tribute to modern-day FSU’s 10th and longest-serving president will begin at 11 […]

FSU alumna Julia Zimmerman to lead University Libraries

Florida State University alumna Julia Zimmerman will return to her alma mater to serve as the director of University Libraries, effective July 1. Zimmerman, who currently serves as dean of University Libraries at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, succeeds F. William Summers who has been serving as interim director since Althea Jenkins retired in 2006. […]

Legendary ballerina to speak at FSU commencement ceremony

Florida State University’s Francis Eppes Professor of Dance, legendary ballerina Suzanne Farrell, will speak at FSU’s fall graduation ceremony. FSU will hold its 2006 fall commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center beginning at 9 a.m. Of 2,818 December graduates, 1,500 students representing 14 of FSU’s 16 colleges are expected to […]

‘Florida State: University of Champions’ Homecoming 2006

Florida State University alumni from across the nation will return to campus next week and join current students in this year’s Homecoming celebration, "Florida State: University of Champions." Major events for Homecoming week include: Homecoming Parade—Friday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. The parade will feature the Marching Chiefs, Osceola, Renegade, bands from Godby and Chiles high […]

Distinguished FSU alumni, faculty, staff to receive awards at Homecoming

The Homecoming Awards Banquet—to be held at the Alumni Center on West Tennessee Street, with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the program to follow—will feature the announcement of many of the distinguished awards that mark FSU’s Homecoming celebration each year. Honors bestowed for the exceptional achievements of alumni and staff will […]