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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 […]

Florida State Distinguished Professor, ‘Black Hawk Down’ colonel to speak at Commencement

Out of 3,000 fall 2008 graduates of The Florida State University, more than 1,800 will participate in two commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Graduates will represent 15 of the university’s 16 colleges. Florida State President T.K. Wetherell will preside at both events. […]

FSU professors win prestigious Fulbright grants for study abroad

Florida State University professors are doing their part to promote leadership, learning and understanding between cultures, thanks to Fulbright Scholar grants that are allowing them to study abroad this year. The Fulbright Scholars are Joseph Hellweg, assistant professor of religion, and Marcia Rosal, professor and director of the art therapy program in the art education […]

The Florida State University and the University of Florida launch ‘SOS’ to support governor’s plan to reform higher education

They may be gridiron rivals, but the presidents of The Florida State University and the University of Florida are jointly asking for public support of Gov. Charlie Crist’s new comprehensive approach to improve the quality of education for the 300,000 students enrolled in Florida’s state universities. Florida State President T.K. Wetherell and University of Florida […]

Noted for service to students, faculty, Matherly is 2008 Ross Oglesby Award winner

Associate Professor Timothy A. Matherly, a respected colleague and dedicated teacher in the Florida State University College of Business for more than 28 years, has been named the 2008 Ross Oglesby Award winner. Tim Matherly (photo: Michele Edmunds/ FSU Photo Lab) Each year during Homecoming since 1973, FSU’s student-run leadership honor society "Garnet and Gold […]