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Florida State ranked among America’s best colleges

Florida State University remains one of the top 50 public universities and continues to offer some of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation, according to rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report for its 2012 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” Florida State is ranked 46th this year among public “national” universities, […]

Speakers announced for Fall 2011 Faculty Luncheon Series

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series has a long tradition of enlightening attendees with the interesting and relevant insights of a diverse group of speakers. This fall’s lineup will continue and expand that tradition. The theme of the upcoming fall series, “Unity in Diversity — An Academic Community Reflects on the Three Cultures: The […]

FSU professors to study abroad with Fulbright grants

For only the second time in Florida State University’s history, a faculty member has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair, one of the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. David Whalley, the E.P. Miles Professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science, was one of only about 40 people in the United […]

Graduate degrees surge as FSU focuses on doctoral education

Tamika Royal-Thomas grew up in a rural and mountainous village in Jamaica in a family that believed in dreams: "My parents always told my brother and sister and me to work hard and achieve and get a good education." After Royal-Thomas and her husband, Omar Thomas, finished their master’s degrees — she earned hers from […]

Actress-alumna Glover wows crowd at 2011 summer commencement

Graduating FSU students appeared more starry-eyed than usual on Aug. 6 as alumna, singer and award-winning actress Montego Glover radiated wit and wisdom in her lead role as Florida State’s 2011 summer commencement speaker. Her advice to the graduates included five "fundamentals" that form what she called the "next-level survival kit" for the world beyond […]

Huckaba named interim dean of FSU College of Arts and Sciences

Sam Huckaba, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University, has been named interim dean of the college to succeed Joseph Travis, who has decided to step down in order to devote more time to his research. Florida State University Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Robert […]

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 […]