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Track & field team honored at White House

Coming off an exciting championship season, the two-time National Champion Florida State men’s track and field team headed to the nation’s capitol Monday, June 18, to meet President Bush in honor of the Seminoles’ back-to-back title-winning seasons. Both the 2006 and 2007 men’s teams were invited, making them the first Seminoles to have the opportunity […]

FSU freezes enrollment, tightens budgets

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell has announced that FSU will freeze enrollment and take aggressive steps to stabilize its budget in the face of declining state revenues, chronic under-funding of enrollment growth, the unknown consequences of tax reform, and a vetoed tuition increase. The bottom line: Getting admitted to FSU just got a lot […]

Fulbrights awarded to a record 10 FSU students and alumni

With help from Florida State University’s Office of National Fellowships, 10 FSU students and alumni have received the prestigious Fulbright Award—the most in a single year for the university. This year’s tally of Fulbright recipients tops FSU’s 2006 record of eight—and is a sign of the university’s continuing commitment to help students pursue opportunities for […]

FSU leads nation among research universities in undergraduate degrees to African-Americans

The most recent issue of the journal Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports that Florida State University is among the very top schools in the United States at producing minority graduates. The magazine’s May 31 issue uses 2005-2006 data to rank the top 100 producers of minority undergraduate degrees. For all disciplines combined, FSU ranks […]

FSU is first “StormReady” university in Florida

Hurricane season may be just around the corner, but things are looking sunny at Florida State University with regard to severe-weather planning. FSU this week received a "StormReady" certification from the National Weather Service, signifying that the university is well prepared to safeguard its people and property from severe weather. FSU is the first university […]

FSU breaks ground on groundbreaking building

With the ceremonial scooping of several shovelfuls of dirt, Florida State University has broken ground on a new facility that could vault FSU to the top of the list of American universities specializing in the research of new materials. FSU administrators, joined by Tallahassee-area economic development officials, celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Materials Research […]

Kirby wins ‘Distinguished Teacher Award’

David Kirby, an FSU English professor since 1969, has received the 2006-2007 University Distinguished Teacher Award. Kirby specializes in nineteenth-century U.S. literature and creative writing (poetry). A gifted and globally acclaimed author, he is also an exceptional teacher. "David is the model for all of us," said Joseph Travis, dean of the College of Arts […]

Campus security is focus of ‘Issues in Education’

FSU President T.K. Wetherell and Police Chief David Perry discuss the safety of the Florida State University campus on May’s Issues in Education program, which first airs Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m. on WFSU-TV in Tallahassee and 6 p.m on WFSG-TV in Panama City. Wetherell, Perry and co-host Suzanne Smith look at campus security […]

FSU graduation ceremonies, other events available online

If you couldn’t attend FSU’s Spring Graduation ceremonies or if you’d like to view a special moment again, they are being aired on 4fsu (Comcast Channel 4) in Tallahassee and are available online. Graduation ceremonies from Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, can be viewed online at wfsu.org/tv/webcast_archives.html#graduation. Previous graduation ceremonies are also available […]

Mary Lou Norwood receives honorary doctorate

One of Florida State University’s most tireless goodwill ambassadors has been recognized for her remarkable dedication and efforts in researching and preserving the history of FSU. The university has conferred upon Mary Lou Norwood an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at a ceremony held in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of her graduating class of […]

‘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 […]