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Actress, singer Montego Glover to deliver FSU commencement address

Florida State University alumna and award-winning actress Montego Glover, who currently stars in the Tony Award-winning musical “Memphis,” will be the speaker at FSU’s summer commencement ceremony. About 1,200 of more than 2,500 graduating students will participate in the ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. Florida State President Eric […]

FSU, Warrick Dunn Family Foundation to present home libraries to single-parent families

The Warrick Dunn Family Foundation, in collaboration with the Florida State University School of Library & Information Studies, will present home libraries to two single-parent families on Friday. The presentation of books and other educational materials is the culmination of a pilot project partnering the Warrick Dunn Family Foundation with Dunn’s alma mater and is […]

FSU Foundation appoints executive vice president

The Florida State University Foundation announced today the appointment of Andy A. Jhanji to the position of executive vice president. Jhanji comes to the Foundation from the University of Colorado Denver, where he served as vice chancellor for advancement and chief of staff. In his new role, Jhanji will oversee the Foundation’s day-to-day operations and […]

FSU students need to understand growing importance of ‘FAFSA’ in determining, receiving financial aid

Florida State University students as well as those throughout the State University System who plan to receive many forms of federal or state financial aid in the 2011-2012 academic year must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online form in order to comply with existing and new requirements. Completing the FAFSA […]

FSU advising center wins top national award

A unique Florida State University advising program that uses innovative techniques to help undecided students choose a major has won a top national award. Florida State’s Advising First Center for Exploratory Students will receive an Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) at its annual meeting to be held in […]

FSU graduate students as successful as they are diverse

They come from a variety of disciplines and are at differing stages in their academic careers. But an impressive number of Florida State University graduate students do have at least one thing in common: They are recipients of some of the nation’s most prestigious fellowships and awards. With assistance from FSU faculty and, in many […]

Longtime educator Garnett Stokes named new university provost

Garnett S. Stokes, dean of the University of Georgia’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and a widely published scholar in the field of industrial and organizational psychology, has been named provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at The Florida State University. FSU President Eric J. Barron announced the appointment May 25 after […]

Governor appoints two alumni to FSU’s Board of Trustees

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointment of two Florida State University alumni — former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Allan G. Bense of Panama City and accountant Joseph R. Gruters of Bradenton — as the newest members of FSU’s Board of Trustees. Bense will succeed Leslie Pantin, appointed in 2006, and […]

New class of Florida State graduates are ready for the world

Three ceremonies, 4,100 handshakes and countless tears of joy later, another class of Florida State University graduates began preparing for the next chapter of their lives after participating in one of the university’s three Spring 2011 Commencement activities. "Congratulations to all of you," FSU President Eric J. Barron said in opening remarks at each of […]

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen among weekend’s Commencement speakers

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest-ranking officer in the U.S. Armed Forces as well as President Obama’s principal military adviser, will deliver the commencement address at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 — one of Florida State University’s three spring graduation ceremonies. Fox News Channel reporter and anchor […]

Quadagno receives university’s top teaching honor

Lauded by her students as a wonderful mentor, an inspiring teacher and a caring adviser, one of The Florida State University’s most eminent scholars has been selected to receive the university’s top teaching honor. Jill Quadagno, who holds the Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar Chair in Social Gerontology, received the 2011 University Distinguished Teacher […]

Provost candidates on campus this week

The Florida State University has undertaken a search to replace long-time provost Lawrence G. Abele. The search is being conducted by a committee made up of faculty, staff and students, with the services of the national executive search firm Witt/Keiffer. The following candidates are being interviewed on campus this week: David Rosowsky — Tuesday, April […]