University News

Bense elected new chairman of the FSU Board of Trustees

The Florida State University Board of Trustees has elected Trustee Allan Bense to succeed as chairman Wm. Andrew Haggard, who had completed his two-year term at the helm. Haggard, a Coral Gables attorney elected chairman in 2010, remains a trustee on the board. His appointment ends in 2015. Bense, a prominent Florida businessman and former […]

Board of Trustees approves limited four-year academic plan for FSU Panama City

Florida State University’s Board of Trustees approved a proposal today allowing its Panama City campus to offer a limited range of general education and lower-level courses focused on upper-level majors, which will allow freshmen admission beginning fall 2013. “The decision by our Board of Trustees will enhance Florida State University’s ability to produce a higher […]

National student affairs organization honors administrators

Underscoring Florida State University’s commitment to become the nation’s most student-centered university, President Eric J. Barron and Center for Multicultural Affairs director Juan R. Guardia have received awards from NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Region III. Barron received the 2012 Region III President’s Award. The award recognizes college or university presidents who advance the […]

University adds features to its mobile app for Apple devices

Information Technology Services (ITS) at Florida State University has launched the latest version of the myFSU Mobile app for Apple mobile devices. The updated version has four new features that will enhance existing features such as Blackboard Learn, Athletics, News and Dining Information. The new features are: Springboard Personalization, which moves myFSU Mobile away from […]

Student-veteran proposals address transition, retention

During a panel discussion and two dialogue sessions, Florida State University student-veterans shared their experiences with college life — sometimes good, sometimes frustrating and lonely — during a first-of-its-kind, action-oriented event on the Florida State University campus May 30. A broad gathering of administrators, faculty members, academic advisers and other staffers were on hand at […]

Florida State names new vice president for Research

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron has announced the appointment of Gary K. Ostrander as vice president for Research, to begin this fall. Serving as the senior research officer for Florida State, Ostrander will direct the Office of Research and all aspects of Florida State’s research enterprise, including its research centers, programs and institutes. […]

Five members of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society receive national scholarships

This year, the Florida State University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society has received the most scholarships ever awarded to a university by the freshman honor society’s national office, including its top award. Juliana Crump of Miami Shores, Fla., who graduated from Florida State in April with bachelor’s degrees in political science and sociology, […]

Garnet and Gold Scholar Society inducts 80 new members

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron has welcomed 80 new students into the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society. Each semester, the society, which was created by Barron in 2011, recognizes students who have excelled both in and outside of the classroom. To be eligible for consideration as a Garnet and Gold Scholar, students must […]

Graduates hear words of wisdom from prominent commencement speakers

An esteemed scientist and writer, a key official in the Obama administration, and one of the nation’s most popular sports broadcasters each offered congratulations and words of advice to new Florida State University graduates during three commencement ceremonies spread over two days on April 27-28. Leading evolutionary biologist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. […]

Statement from Florida State President Eric J. Barron on veto of university ‘preeminence’ bill

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron sent the following email to FSU faculty and staff on Friday, April 27: Dear friends: I know that many of you have been watching the Legislature and the Governor’s Office closely because of the budget cuts for higher education and because of our efforts to pass the “preeminence” […]

President Barron comments on veto of university ‘preeminence’ bill

On April 27, Florida Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a university “preeminence” bill that would have allowed for increased flexibility for public universities that meet certain benchmarks of accountability. In a statement emailed to faculty and staff, Florida State University President Eric J. Barron expressed his disappointment in the veto but vowed that “we will continue […]

A majestic building on Florida State’s campus earns high architectural honors

Great architecture in Tallahassee? Look no further than Florida State University. The university’s Dodd Hall — a Gatsby-era icon originally built as a library — has been recognized by the Florida chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA-Florida) as the 10th most popular building in Florida. In March, AIA-Florida launched a “Top 100 Buildings” […]