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The Florida State University among America’s best

The Florida State University is among the top 50 public universities with some of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 edition of "America’s Best Colleges." Florida State ranked 48th, among the top 50 public "national" universities, moving up from last year’s ranking of 50th. "The […]

Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards opens

The Graduate School at The Florida State University has announced the opening of the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards, a new resource designed to assist graduate students in identifying external funding opportunities. At a time when financial concerns are prevalent at work and home, the office’s mission to counsel and support graduate students affirms […]

United Nations advisor to speak at commencement

Special adviser to the United Nations and Florida State University alumnus William D. Clay, Jr., will be the speaker at the university’s summer graduation ceremony, scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. More than 5,600 Florida State students will graduate this summer, and at least 3,800 of them […]

Speicher remembered at Florida State University

Marines in the western Iraqi province of Anbar have found remains that have been positively identified as those of Navy fighter pilot Capt. Michael Scott Speicher, a Florida State alumnus who was shot down in the opening hours of the first Persian Gulf war in 1991. Florida State named its tennis center, which opened in […]

Florida State trustees select firm to conduct presidential search

The Florida State University Board of Trustees has hired Academic Search Inc. to assist the university in its search for a successor to President T.K. Wetherell who in June announced his resignation. The university will pay Academic Search $75,000 to conduct the presidential search, which will be led by John Hicks, a senior consultant with […]

Florida State provost wins top award from national advising group

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Lawrence G. Abele has won a top national award in recognition of his support of academic advising initiatives that have improved retention and graduation rates at the university. Abele will receive the Pacesetter Award from the National Academic Advising Association in San Antonio during […]

Board of Trustees approves program changes, layoffs

Florida State University’s budget has been cut $82 million since 2007. Of that total, $56.6 million in cuts have yet to be made. At its June 17 meeting, the Florida State Board of Trustees approved a three-year plan to cut that $56.6 million, beginning in fiscal year 2009-10. Administrators first began preparing for the budget […]

Florida State to recommend program changes, layoffs to Board of Trustees

Florida State University’s budget has been cut $82 million since 2007. Of that total, $56.6 million in cuts have yet to be made. At its June 17 meeting, the Florida State Board of Trustees will be asked to consider a three-year plan to cut that $56.6 million, beginning in fiscal year 2009-10. Administrators first began […]

Florida State doctoral students win top research scholarships

Two outstanding Florida State University graduate students have won $15,000 scholarships to pursue research for their doctoral degrees. Shawntel Ensminger and Sarah Diesburg are among 85 recipients of the 2009-2010 P.E.O. Scholar Awards from a field of nearly 700 nominees throughout the United States and Canada, said Nancy Marcus, dean of the Graduate School at […]

More than 5,600 to graduate from Florida State

More than 5,600 Florida State University students will graduate this spring, and at least 3,800 of them will participate in Florida State’s three commencement ceremonies, which are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, and 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Florida State President T.K. Wetherell will […]

Florida State graduate programs rank among nation’s best

The Florida State University’s colleges of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Information, Education and Law are among the best graduate and professional programs in the nation, according to new rankings in U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” on newsstands April 28. “These rankings are evidence of the excellence Florida State […]