University News

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of construction for new College Town development

As more than a dozen people wielding ceremonial shovels tossed clods of orange construction clay, ground was broken on Jan. 17 for College Town, a planned residential, dining, shopping and entertainment district to be located just south of the Florida State University campus. Administrators from Florida State were joined by officials from the city of […]

FSU community donates a whopping $193,000+ during ‘Great Give’

The students, faculty, staff and alumni of Florida State University joined forces for 36 hours on Jan. 23 and 24 to raise $193.838.10 duringThe Great Give, the university’s first exclusively online fundraising effort. The university community surpassed the campaign’s $161,000 goal by $32,838.10. “On behalf of Florida State University and the FSU Foundation, we want […]

Florida State University named a best-value school

Today, Florida State University was again named one of the best values in the nation by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in the publication’s annual ranking of public colleges, moving up two spots to 18. The ranking highlights four-year schools that combine outstanding education with economic value. Kiplinger’s cited Florida State’s high four-year graduation rate, low average […]

Garnet and Gold Scholar Society welcomes 17 new members

Florida State University student Jared Lyon is a U.S. Navy veteran who serves as president of the Collegiate Veterans Association’ s FSU chapter. Rachel Lubitz is an undergraduate-research fellowship recipient who taught English to schoolchildren in Ghana and founded the campus organization Empowering Women Globally upon her return. Lyon and Lubitz are two of the […]

FSU Mobile now offers Blackboard course access

The Florida State University app for smartphones and tablets, FSU Mobile, now includes a Blackboard module that gives faculty and students mobile access to their courses and organizations. "This is the upgrade students have been waiting for," said FSU Student Body President Avi Assidon. "With the widespread use of smartphones by students, mobile accessibility of […]

Choreographer, baseball manager to speak at Fall Commencement ceremonies

Acclaimed modern dancer and choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and world-champion Major League Baseball manager Anthony “Tony” La Russa Jr. — both of whom are Florida State University alumni — will address the graduates during the university’s 2011 Fall Commencement ceremonies. About 1,500 of more than 2,300 graduating students will participate in two ceremonies, which […]

Academic culture at Florida State is topic for Dec. 6 luncheon/panel discussion

The final installment of Florida State University’s Fall 2011 Faculty Luncheon Series, themed "Unity in Diversity — An Academic Community Reflects on the Three Cultures: The Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences," will feature four members of the Florida State faculty engaging in a panel discussion about the academic culture at FSU. Comprising the panel […]

Students give $100,000 to Garnet and Gold Scholar Society

The Florida State University Student Foundation made a $100,000 donation in support of the university’s Garnet and Gold Scholar Society during Parents Weekend on Oct. 28. President Eric J. Barron received a ceremonial check from Student Foundation Chairman David Ward in Moore Auditorium on the Florida State campus. "This (contribution) is an excellent example of […]

New digital repository to make scholarly research available to public

To support the idea that publicly funded research should be broadly and widely disseminated and easily accessible to the general public, Florida State University has developed the “DigiNole Commons Virtual Repository for Electronic Scholarship,” an online venue for the university’s faculty to store and showcase its research. What’s more, the FSU Faculty Senate has approved […]

Barron announces initiatives to create most veteran-friendly campus in nation

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron and the Florida State chapter of the Collegiate Veterans Association (CVA) today announced several new initiatives that will help the university in its efforts to become the most veteran-friendly public university in the nation. The initiatives are designed to provide support and services to assist veterans in their […]

Four Torch Awards given during fall faculty meeting

The Florida State University Faculty Senate honored four individuals for their many years of dedicated service to the university during the 2011 Fall Meeting of the General Faculty on Oct. 5. Faculty Senate President Sandra Lewis presented Torch Awards to Maxwell Carraway Jr., Patrick W. "Pat" Hogan, John M. McKay and John E. Thrasher. The […]

FSU president to deliver ‘State of the University’ address at fall faculty meeting

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron will deliver his second State of the University Address at the Fall Meeting of the General Faculty. The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5 3 P.M. ROOM 208 AUGUSTUS B. TURNBULL III FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE CENTER 555 W. PENSACOLA ST. TALLAHASSEE, […]