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Pointer Sisters to kick off Seven Days’ 10th anniversary season

The Grammy Award-winning Pointer Sisters will kick off the 10th season of Seven Days of Opening Nights with a September 17 concert at Ruby Diamond Auditorium. The evening will also offer a "Sneak Preview" of the 2008 festival line-up, with performances scheduled for February 10-28. With roots in country, R&B, gospel, jazz, soul and pop, […]

Director of FSU Student Health Center is new president of American College Health Association

Longtime health care executive Lesley K. Sacher, the director of Florida State University’s Thagard Student Health Center, has been named president of the American College Health Association (ACHA) for the 2007-08 academic year. The ACHA also has honored Sacher by selecting her as a Fellow, the highest distinction awarded by the association. The fellowship recognizes […]

Wetherell praises Crist’s decision on tuition

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell praised Gov. Charlie Crist’s team-building efforts in bringing together Florida’s public university presidents to work together to fund higher education. He also applauded the governor’s decision to allow the differential tuition bill to become law. “We appreciate Governor Crist’s clear support of higher education in Florida. We applaud his […]

FSU College of Information receives cancer research grant

The Florida State University College of Information has received a Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program Grant from the Florida Department of Health to help health care providers support the breast cancer care needs of rural Floridians. Mia Liza A. Lustria is the principal investigator of the project, "Participatory Design & Evaluation of STEER: A Clinic-Based Tool […]

FSU researcher: Certifying financial reports adds no new value

As U.S. companies continue to wrestle with the implications of the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a Florida State University researcher has provided evidence that certifying financial statements doesn’t sway investors. "The market had already sorted out which were good or bad," Bruce Haslem, an assistant professor of finance at FSU, said about his research determining whether […]

$800,000 grant will help train FSU students for early intervention in diverse communities

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Florida State University has been awarded a four-year, $800,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Education to train doctoral students in providing services to infants and toddlers who have, or are at risk for, disabilities. Emphasis will be placed on children and families from diverse cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic […]

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 […]

FSU Film School thriller wins gold in Student Academy Awards

For the fourth time in three years, a Student Academy Award has gone to a film written and directed by a graduate student from Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture, Television and Recording Arts — best known as The Film School. At the 34th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony on June 9 at the […]

Florida State Track & Field Wins Back-to-Back National Titles

Florida State’s men clinched back-to-back national track & field team titles in the NCAA Championships after stellar performances in the 200m and 400m. Ricardo Chambers (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) ran solid in the 400m finals, getting out to a good start and holding his position through the first 200m. The race heated up in the […]

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 […]