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Florida State Colleges of Communication and Information merge

Seizing an opportunity to strengthen their traditional programs and explore new interdisciplinary offerings, the faculties of the College of Communication and the College of Information at The Florida State University have voted to merge their programs. Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Lawrence G. Abele approved the creation of the new College of […]

Town Hall meeting on budget crisis draws large crowd

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell held a “town hall” webcast and meeting with members of the university community on Tuesday, April 21, to discuss Florida State’s budget crisis in light of anticipated funding cuts from the state Legislature. Hundreds of concerned students, faculty, staff and members of the university attended in person at the […]

Pioneering dyslexia researcher named Lawton Distinguished Professor

A psychology professor who has helped establish The Florida State University as one of the nation’s premier institutions for research into learning disabilities such as dyslexia is set to receive the university’s highest faculty honor. Richard K. Wagner, Florida State’s Alfred Binet Professor of Psychology and a Distinguished Professor of Psychology, now adds the title […]

Florida State schedules ‘town hall’ webcast, meeting on budget

Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell has scheduled a "town hall" webcast and meeting with members of the university community to discuss Florida State’s budget crisis in light of anticipated funding cuts from the state Legislature. The meeting will be held: Tuesday, April 21, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Doors open at 2:30 p.m.) Askew […]

Mark Zeigler receives university’s Distinguished Teacher Award

A Florida State University speech instructor whose students describe him in such glowing terms as "inspiring," "passionate" and "caring" has been selected to receive the university’s top teaching honor. Mark T. Zeigler, an associate in the Department of Communication and an adjunct instructor in the Center for Leadership and Civic Education, was named the recipient […]

Alumni events in Tampa, Orlando to showcase Florida State Rhodes Scholars

For alumni of The Florida State University living in the Tampa and Orlando areas, a Rhodes trip doesn’t have to mean a road trip. An alumni outreach program hosted by Florida State’s Alumni Association will take the school’s three recent Rhodes Scholarship recipients — Oxford scholars Garrett Johnson, Joe O’Shea and Myron Rolle — and […]

Track-and-field facility is Florida State’s first ‘LEED Certified’ Building

Thanks to its state-of-the-art McIntosh Track and Field Building, The Florida State University can add "silver" and "green" to its garnet and gold. The new facility has earned a LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which means it meets or exceeds the high standards of green-building design and performance. LEED stands for […]

WFSU-TV wins prestigious national award for girls science camp

WFSU-TV, Tallahassee’s public television affiliate, will be recognized in Washington, D.C., in March for its commitment to education within the community. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting will present WFSU-TV with the My Source Community Impact Award for the station’s participation in “WFSU SciGirls,” a summer camp that is designed to get middle school girls interested […]

Florida State University celebrates Heritage Day 2009

From the dedication of a new reading room at Strozier Library to tours of renovated historic residence halls, an introduction of new museum space and the dedication of a memorial to Florida State’s fourth president, events will spread across the Florida State University campus Feb. 20-21 to celebrate Heritage Day 2009. Special gatherings are planned […]

Florida State University named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Florida State University today with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities. Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service […]

World’s top minds to celebrate ‘The Birth & Life of Beginnings’

For two weeks in March, some of the greatest names in science and the humanities will come to Tallahassee to take part in public discussions on how fundamental discoveries in science, religion, philosophy, history and the arts have shaped our understanding of life and civilization — and our grasp of what lies ahead. Titled "Origins […]

Four Florida State professors join prestigious ranks of AAAS fellows

The Florida State University has long been recognized internationally for the high quality of scientific research conducted on its campus in numerous disciplines. That preeminence has been affirmed as four Florida State professors were recently elevated to the rank of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow […]