University News

Nominations sought for FSU Board of Trustees

The Trustee Nominating Committee of the Florida Board of Governors is seeking candidates for appointment to the Boards of Trustees for all 11 universities. Each of Florida’s 11 state universities has a 13-member Board of Trustees responsible for cost-effective policy, and for implementing and maintaining high-quality education programs consistent with the university’s mission. The Boards […]

Ruby Diamond Auditorium’s Grand Reopening to feature new works, Florida State ensembles

Soon the curtains will rise and music will fill the air once again at Ruby Diamond Auditorium now that a two-year-long renovation and expansion has transformed it from a general-purpose venue to a world-class performance hall. Clockwise, from upper left: Ellen Zwilich, Scott McAllister, Paul McKee, Ola Gjeilo On Friday, Oct. 8, beginning at 8 […]

Florida State’s Abele, one of nation’s most highly regarded provosts, to step down

Lawrence G. Abele has announced that he will step down from the position of provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at The Florida State University at the end of the fall semester. At that time he will devote his full attention to the Institute for Academic Leadership, a statewide program for new academic […]

Tuition hikes won’t cut access for students in financial need, Barron says

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron has guaranteed free tuition and fees to students with federal Pell Grants. Following is his announcement of this guarantee. When it comes to higher education, there are two major issues in the news: first, the rising cost of education, with the need to keep tuition and fees under […]

Florida State appoints vice president for university advancement

The Florida State University has announced that Tom Jennings has been selected to serve as vice president for University Advancement, effective Sept. 23. As the first person to hold this new position, Jennings will oversee the FSU Alumni Association, FSU Foundation and Seminole Boosters. Jennings comes to Florida State from the University of Virginia, where […]

Former President Wetherell creates center to promote best practices in higher education

He may have stepped down as president of The Florida State University last January, but T.K. Wetherell’s passion for higher education is as strong as ever. Wetherell, now president emeritus and a professor in the university’s College of Education, has formed a new research center, the Center for Higher Education Research, Teaching & Innovation (CHERTI), […]

Summer commencement marks graduation for 2500 students

More than 2,500 Florida State University students will graduate this summer and at least 1,300 of them are expected to participate in the 2010 summer commencement ceremony, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Florida State President Eric J. Barron will preside at the ceremony, […]

President announces good news about fundraising

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron has distributed the following message regarding fundraising at the university. I wanted to share with all of you some truly great news on the fundraising front. We closed the books June 30th on a successful year. Despite the fact that our economy is still struggling and philanthropy for […]

Doctoral student awarded prestigious national fellowship

A Florida State University graduate student who is pursuing a doctoral degree in social work has been awarded a competitive fellowship to pursue research on the needs of military veterans who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury. David Albright was one of 24 students to be selected for participation in the RAND Graduate Student […]

Florida State’s Jesse O’Shea named to USA Today’s All-USA College Academic First Team

Florida State University student Jesse O’Shea is one of just 20 undergraduates from across the nation singled out for USA TODAY’s 21st annual All-USA College Academic First Team. Students were selected on the basis of their excellent scholarship and their efforts to reach beyond the classroom to benefit society. The recognition comes with a trophy […]

Psychologist Joiner is 2010 Lawton Distinguished Professor

A psychology professor who is perhaps the nation’s leading expert on the causes and prevention of suicide and who has been ranked as the second most productive academic clinical psychologist in the world is set to receive The Florida State University’s highest faculty honor. Thomas E. Joiner, 44, Florida State’s Bright-Burton Professor of Psychology and […]

Pamela Coats receives university’s Distinguished Teacher Award

A Florida State University finance professor lauded by her students as an “exemplary teacher” who goes “above and beyond” in making sure they thoroughly understand their coursework has been selected to receive the university’s top teaching honor. Pamela Coats, the Robert C. Earnest Professor of Finance in the College of Business, was named the recipient […]