University News

Wetherell’s final State of the University available on webcast

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell delivered his final "State of the University" remarks at the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty Nov. 12. An archived webcast of the presentation is available at Supporting materials, including a document titled "The Florida State University – 2002/03 and Today" and a presentation titled "How FSU Stacks […]

Florida State presents rare Westcott Medal to key legislative staffer David Coburn

The Florida State University has presented one of its most distinguished and rare awards — the James D. Westcott Medal — to alumnus David Coburn, who has had a distinguished three-decade career in public service. The award came as a surprise announcement at the Florida State University Alumni Association’s Homecoming Awards Breakfast held Oct. 31 […]

‘Grads Made Good,’ parade Grand Marshals among honorees at Homecoming Awards Breakfast

What do a former member of the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors; a beloved university professor, administrator and mentor; and the creator of the legendary Osceola and Renegade football tradition have in common? All are among an esteemed group of individuals who will be honored this weekend at the Florida State University Alumni Association’s […]

Florida State Homecoming 2009: Ignited by Tradition

Homecoming at The Florida State University has always been an exciting time for alumni to return to campus and join current students in celebration of an extraordinary university and its unconquered spirit, and soon they’ll do it again during Homecoming 2009. This year’s theme is “Ignited by Tradition.” Homecoming week activities will begin on Sunday, […]

Presidential Search Advisory Committee named, qualifications set

The Florida State University Board of Trustees has approved members of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee and has listed qualifications for the next president of The Florida State University. Nominee Constituency Dean Joe Travis Dean Professor Paul Cottle Faculty/Physics Professor Carol Darling Faculty/Human Sciences Professor Clifford Madsen Faculty/Music Professor Diane Roberts Faculty/English Mr. Adam Fox […]

Trustees, presidential search advisory committee to meet Sept. 17

The Florida State University Board of Trustees will meet from 8 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Sept. 17, to consider several items, including final approval of the 2009-10 operating budget, the 2010-11 fixed capital outlay budget request, and other administrative matters. The meeting will be held in Room 269, Florida State University Foundation, Building B. In addition, […]

Florida State Career Center: Helping students, alumni in tough times

Each day, news of the economic crisis makes national and local headlines. In the face of continuous layoffs and rising unemployment, the Florida State Career Center provides services and programs for students and alumni as they search for jobs. Elizabeth Okoli, a summer 2009 graduate of the Master of Accounting program in Florida State’s College […]

Nominees sought for Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Jim Smith, chairman of the Florida State University Board of Trustees, has issued the following message to members of the Board of Trustees and the University community: TO: Members, Florida State University Board of Trustees and the University Community FROM: Jim Smith, Chair DATE: September 1, 2009 SUBJECT: Presidential Selection Process As you know, on […]

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 […]