University News

Employees surpass 2011 United Way campaign goal

The faculty and staff of Florida State University donated $397,240 to the United Way of the Big Bend during the university’s 2011 United Way Employees Campaign, exceeding the $390,000 goal. Dennis Bailey, associate vice president for facilities administrative services, and Jeanine Ward-Roof, dean of students, served as the campaign’s co-captains. Both praised the university’s administrators, […]

Spirits rise as Seminole faithful celebrate FSU Day at the Capitol

The courtyard between Florida’s old and new Capitol buildings was filled with the sights and sounds of Florida State University on Feb. 7 as the university celebrated its annual FSU Day at the Capitol. The pep band Seminole Sound played traditional school songs, Florida State cheerleaders encouraged school spirit, and members of the Flying High […]

Biden discusses access and affordability in higher education during FSU visit

During a speech at Florida State University about the importance of preserving access and affordability in higher education, Vice President Joe Biden suggested doubling the number of federal college work-study jobs and helping graduates repay their student loans in a more sensible way. “We could increase the number of work-study jobs from 700,000 to 1.4 […]

Allisson Yu selected as FSU fundraising campaign manager

Florida State University is gearing up for the largest fundraising campaign in its history — and now it has the person in place who will help coordinate the effort. Allisson Yu, who most recently served as chief development director for Florida State’s College of Human Sciences, has been hired to work with Vice President for […]

FSU Foundation appoints vice president for constituent programs

The Florida State University Foundation announced today the appointment of Glen Jack to the position of vice president for constituent programs. In this role, Jack will have the responsibility of managing all unit- and college-based development officers. Jack comes to Florida State from the University of Rochester where he served as executive director of leadership […]

FSU Panama City announces partnership with Tallahassee Community College

Florida State University Panama City and Tallahassee Community College have entered into a new partnership that will allow TCC students to take FSUPC course offerings on the TCC campus. FSU Panama City Dean Ken Shaw and Tallahassee Community College President Jim Murdaugh signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the partnership in January. The agreement […]

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 […]