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New associate vice president to lead “Pathways to Excellence” program

Florida State University Provost Lawrence G. Abele has named Professor Ross Ellington associate vice president for academic affairs to lead the university’s efforts to become a Top 20 graduate research institution as outlined by President T.K. Wetherell in his "Pathways to Excellence" program. To help FSU reach its goal, Ellington chaired a committee of faculty […]

FSU faculty honors Seminole Tribe, four others, with Torch awards

The Florida State University Faculty Senate has honored four individuals and The Seminole Tribe of Florida with Torch Awards for their contributions to excellence in FSU’s academic programs. Faculty Senate President James (Jim) Cobbe presented the awards during the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty. The 2005 Torch Award honorees, in addition to the Seminole […]

Florida State University responds to NCAA decision banning use of Native American symbols

FSU President T.K. Wetherell has issued the following statement in response to action August 5 by the National Collegiate Athletic Association banning the use of American Indian mascots during NCAA championship games. In taking the action, the NCAA deemed FSU’s use of the Seminole name and symbols as “hostile or abusive,” despite the recent formal […]

Five FSU students chosen as Gubernatorial Fellows

Five Florida State University students have been selected by Governor Jeb Bush as 2005 Gubernatorial Fellows. With just 13 students tapped from the state’s colleges and universities, FSU has more Gubernatorial Fellows than any other institution of higher education in what is known as the state’s most prestigious program for leadership in public service. FSU […]

Florida State University thanks Seminoles for historic vote of support

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell received a resolution supporting FSU’s use of the "Seminole" name Friday when he became the first FSU president to be invited to a meeting of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Tribal Council, the tribe’s chief governing body. The resolution comes amid the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s scrutiny of FSU’s […]

Travis named interim dean of FSU’s largest college

Joseph Travis, a Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and director of the School of Computational Science and Information Technology, has been named interim dean of the Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences. Travis succeeds Donald Foss, who stepped down to become the chief academic officer for the University of Houston System. Provost and […]

FSU CONNECT Campaign surpasses half-billion dollar mark

The Florida State University Foundation has announced that the FSU CONNECT comprehensive fund-raising campaign has surpassed the half-billion-dollar mark and is well on its way to meeting its goal of $600 million by Dec. 31, 2005. As of June 1, 2005, the FSU CONNECT Campaign had raised $537 million to support students, faculty and academic […]

FSU professors to study abroad with Fulbright Scholarships

Florida State University professors are doing their part to promote leadership, learning and understanding between cultures, thanks to Fulbright Scholarships that will allow them to study abroad. Richard C. Feiock, professor of public administration and policy and affiliate professor of political science, will spend three months at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, studying the […]

FSU employees honored with Davis Productivity Awards

From developing new technology for classrooms to creating better online monitoring systems, 18 Florida State University nominees—teams of employees or individuals—have been honored with Davis Productivity Awards for their innovative work in 2004 to save Florida taxpayers money and improve the delivery of state services. "As they do each year, our employees again showed not […]

FSU advisor wins National Academic Advising Association award

Kathleen Shea Smith, Coordinator of Special Programs for Florida State University’s Advising First program, has been selected to receive the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Student Research Award in the “Doctoral Degree” category. She will be presented with the award, which is part of the Association’s National Awards Program for Academic Advising, at the annual […]

Two Florida Supreme Court Justices to speak at Spring Graduation

Florida Supreme Court Justices Kenneth B. Bell and Raoul G. Cantero III will address graduates at FSU’s spring graduation ceremonies. Bell will speak to graduates of the colleges and schools of Arts and Sciences; Communication; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Social Sciences; Theatre; and Visual Arts and Dance at 7:30 p.m., April 29. Cantero will deliver […]

Music therapy researcher named Lawton Distinguished Professor

Jayne M. Standley, whose pioneering work in the field of medical music therapy has led to new techniques for treating premature babies, is set to receive Florida State University’s highest faculty honor. Standley, a longtime researcher and professor in FSU’s College of Music, has been named the 2005-2006 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Music. […]