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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 […]

FSU historian explores life of an early American original, John Ledyard

He was America’s first explorer; an associate of such historical figures as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, John Paul Jones and the Marquis de Lafayette; and the writer of the first U.S. book ever protected by copyright. But for more than 150 years, the exploits of John Ledyard have been lost to history. Now, […]

Preserving Library of Congress treasures is goal of FSU researcher

With more than 134 million items in its collection, the Library of Congress has no shortage of reading materials. This summer, a Florida State University chemist will use his knowledge of cellulose, a key component of paper, to help the world’s largest library find ways to preserve its vast treasure trove of books, manuscripts, maps, […]

Recent study calls FSU College of Music ‘most influential’

Good news about the distinguished Florida State University College of Music hit a particularly high note this spring. When it comes to research published in the Journal of Research in Music Education (JRME)—the premier publication for scholarly inquiry in the music education profession—a recent study calls FSU the single most influential institution since 1990. That […]

FSU is first “StormReady” university in Florida

Hurricane season may be just around the corner, but things are looking sunny at Florida State University with regard to severe-weather planning. FSU this week received a "StormReady" certification from the National Weather Service, signifying that the university is well prepared to safeguard its people and property from severe weather. FSU is the first university […]

No satisfaction zaps motivation, FSU psychologist says

You can’t always get what you want, as the song goes, but if a Florida State University researcher’s new theory on motivation holds true, you may not want it anymore anyway. Francis Eppes Professor Roy Baumeister, a renowned social psychologist, has conducted several experiments to learn how satisfaction influences motivation. Baumeister will present his theory […]

Computer-based programs help college couples build better relationships

Like the proverbial apple a day, a pair of computer-based programs developed by Florida State University researchers may help young adults keep relationship trouble away. College students in committed romantic relationships reported significantly reduced relationship dysfunction as well as depression and anxiety symptoms after participating in either of the two computer-based interventions, says a study […]