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FSU alumna Julia Zimmerman to lead University Libraries

Florida State University alumna Julia Zimmerman will return to her alma mater to serve as the director of University Libraries, effective July 1. Zimmerman, who currently serves as dean of University Libraries at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, succeeds F. William Summers who has been serving as interim director since Althea Jenkins retired in 2006. […]

Legendary ballerina to speak at FSU commencement ceremony

Florida State University’s Francis Eppes Professor of Dance, legendary ballerina Suzanne Farrell, will speak at FSU’s fall graduation ceremony. FSU will hold its 2006 fall commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center beginning at 9 a.m. Of 2,818 December graduates, 1,500 students representing 14 of FSU’s 16 colleges are expected to […]

‘Florida State: University of Champions’ Homecoming 2006

Florida State University alumni from across the nation will return to campus next week and join current students in this year’s Homecoming celebration, "Florida State: University of Champions." Major events for Homecoming week include: Homecoming Parade—Friday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. The parade will feature the Marching Chiefs, Osceola, Renegade, bands from Godby and Chiles high […]

Distinguished FSU alumni, faculty, staff to receive awards at Homecoming

The Homecoming Awards Banquet—to be held at the Alumni Center on West Tennessee Street, with cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the program to follow—will feature the announcement of many of the distinguished awards that mark FSU’s Homecoming celebration each year. Honors bestowed for the exceptional achievements of alumni and staff will […]

Marshall to deliver Lawton lecture

Noted Professor Alan G. Marshall, Florida State University’s 2006-2007 Lawton Professor, will speak on "Reading Chemical ‘Fine Print’: The Key to Unlocking Nature’s Isotopic Zoo" when he delivers the Tenth Annual Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Lecture, a traditional Homecoming event, next week. The lecture will take place at 10 A.M., Thursday, Nov. 16, in […]

FSU sets ‘Remembering the Sixties’ forum Sept. 11

The late 1960s and early 1970s were a turbulent time for the United States. In the South, perhaps nowhere was this more true than on the campus of Florida State University. Now, for the first time in more than three decades, J. Stanley Marshall, the university’s president from 1969 to 1976, will address some of […]

Wetherell to deliver annual State of the University Address

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell will deliver the 2006 State of the University Address at the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, in the College of Medicine Auditorium. The meeting will be webcast. To view, click here (Windows Media Player is required). After the conclusion of the address, […]

FSU to hire 200 academic stars in cluster initiative

Florida State University has embarked on what may be one of the most ambitious ongoing plans for academic cluster hiring in the nation. Over the next five years, FSU will authorize the hiring of about 200 new tenured or tenure-track faculty members by recruiting in clusters of five to eight people focused on an academic […]

FSU announces record year for research grants

Florida State University faculty earned a record $190 million in research grants during fiscal year 2005-06. The amount represents a 17.9 percent increase over the previous year’s $161.1 million in research grants, according to Vice President for Research Kirby Kemper. Researchers at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory brought in the most grant money with […]

FSU names new Foundation president

An advancement executive with more than 25 years of experience in development, marketing and alumni and public relations has been named the new president of the Florida State University Foundation, Inc. Charles J. Rasberry will succeed Marilyn Spores, who has served as interim president of the Foundation since the resignation of Jeffrey Robison last year. […]

FSU fundraising sets record

Florida State University today announced a record fundraising year. The university raised nearly $113 million during fiscal year 2006. The previous single-year record was $95 million in fiscal 2002. The FSU Foundation alone raised $93.8 million; the previous record was $75 million in fiscal 2002. The Seminole Boosters and the Research Foundation combined raised the […]

Former Miami Herald publisher to deliver commencement address

Former Miami Herald publisher David Lawrence Jr. will be the speaker at Florida State University’s summer graduation ceremony. FSU President T.K. Wetherell will preside over the ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. About 1,200 of the 2,400 graduates will participate in the ceremony, representing 14 […]