University News

FSU graduate students as successful as they are diverse

They come from a variety of disciplines and are at differing stages in their academic careers. But an impressive number of Florida State University graduate students do have at least one thing in common: They are recipients of some of the nation’s most prestigious fellowships and awards. With assistance from FSU faculty and, in many […]

Longtime educator Garnett Stokes named new university provost

Garnett S. Stokes, dean of the University of Georgia’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and a widely published scholar in the field of industrial and organizational psychology, has been named provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at The Florida State University. FSU President Eric J. Barron announced the appointment May 25 after […]

Governor appoints two alumni to FSU’s Board of Trustees

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointment of two Florida State University alumni — former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Allan G. Bense of Panama City and accountant Joseph R. Gruters of Bradenton — as the newest members of FSU’s Board of Trustees. Bense will succeed Leslie Pantin, appointed in 2006, and […]

New class of Florida State graduates are ready for the world

Three ceremonies, 4,100 handshakes and countless tears of joy later, another class of Florida State University graduates began preparing for the next chapter of their lives after participating in one of the university’s three Spring 2011 Commencement activities. "Congratulations to all of you," FSU President Eric J. Barron said in opening remarks at each of […]

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen among weekend’s Commencement speakers

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest-ranking officer in the U.S. Armed Forces as well as President Obama’s principal military adviser, will deliver the commencement address at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 — one of Florida State University’s three spring graduation ceremonies. Fox News Channel reporter and anchor […]

Quadagno receives university’s top teaching honor

Lauded by her students as a wonderful mentor, an inspiring teacher and a caring adviser, one of The Florida State University’s most eminent scholars has been selected to receive the university’s top teaching honor. Jill Quadagno, who holds the Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar Chair in Social Gerontology, received the 2011 University Distinguished Teacher […]

Provost candidates on campus this week

The Florida State University has undertaken a search to replace long-time provost Lawrence G. Abele. The search is being conducted by a committee made up of faculty, staff and students, with the services of the national executive search firm Witt/Keiffer. The following candidates are being interviewed on campus this week: David Rosowsky — Tuesday, April […]

Noles invited to FSU Day at the Capitol Tuesday

FSU Day at the Capitol is Tuesday, April 12. This event has become a popular tradition during the legislative session and a wonderful opportunity to bring Florida State University to Seminole friends in the Legislature. Friends and fans are invited to attend the event–a day filled with informative displays in the plaza level, second and […]

Florida State University trustees to meet March 4

The Florida State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, March 4, at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. The trustees will consider several items, including approval of the final 2011-12 student housing rates and other business. The general meeting will be preceded by committee meetings. The Finance, Business, and Audit […]

Florida State answers president’s call to improve digital learning

The Florida State University College of Education has unveiled a graduate/undergraduate certificate program designed to train K-12 teachers in online instruction — the only program of its kind in the southeastern United States. Consisting of four online courses, the Blended Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT) program is directly in step with the Obama administration’s charge […]

Burr and Camps appointed to FSU Board of Trustees

Two Florida State University alumni — a real estate developer and a surgeon — are the newest members of the university’s Board of Trustees. Edward E. Burr, president and CEO of GreenPointe Holdings of Jacksonville, Fla., and Dr. Joseph L. Camps Jr., a physician with the Southeastern Urological Center in Tallahassee, were appointed to five-year […]

Interim dean chosen for FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

John R. Collier, a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at the Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering, has been named interim dean of the college. Collier succeeds Ching-Jen “Marty” Chen, who has served as dean since 1992. Chen, who will assume the titles of dean emeritus and professor emeritus, expects to remain […]