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Rededication of green space, tour of new Heritage Museum included in Heritage Day Celebration

A green space adjacent to Florida State University’s Westcott Building that is rich in university and local history was rededicated to Mina Joe Powell during a Heritage Day Celebration led by President Eric J. Barron on April 20. Powell played a huge role in the preservation of the space over the years, and was a […]

Some 4,000 grads to don caps and gowns for spring commencement ceremonies

Leading evolutionary biologist Edward O. “E.O.” Wilson, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco J. Sánchez and veteran ESPN sports broadcaster Lee Corso will deliver the commencement addresses at Florida State University’s three spring graduation ceremonies. Wilson will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 — the first of three commencement ceremonies at […]

Florida State commemorates 50th anniversary of integration

A diverse crowd that included black and white, young and old, gathered on the Florida State University campus April 19 to commemorate the university’s 50th anniversary of integration. During a ceremony combining solemn reflection and festive pageantry, the crowd, composed of more than 1,500 Florida State students, faculty and staff as well as members of […]

‘Hand in Hand Across Time’ event to kick off 50th Anniversary of Integration commemoration

Florida State University kicks off its 50th Anniversary of Integration celebration on Thursday, April 19, with a human chain designed to represent the legacy of the pioneering individuals who paved the way for the rich culture, diversity and opportunity that exist at the university today. The week’s events include the following: THURSDAY, APRIL 19: “Hand […]

Football legend Warrick Dunn helps FSU employee make dream of homeownership a reality

With some assistance from a Florida State University football great, another family now has a house that they can call home. Florida State employee Valencia Davis and her two daughters, 7-year-old Prestiona and 11-month-old Prestyn, had quite a surprise on April 13 when they pulled up to their new Tallahassee home. There to greet them […]

Barron discusses university ‘pre-eminence’ bill with Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron made a presentation to Florida Gov. Rick Scott on April 12 in support of the “pre-eminence” bill passed by the Legislature in the recent legislative session. The bill allows increased flexibility for public universities that meet certain benchmarks of accountability. Universities that qualify would be allowed to request […]

Florida State honors graduate students at annual event

Florida State University honored the achievements of its graduate students during the annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence April 11. Students were recognized for excellence in teaching, research, creativity and leadership. The Graduate School, the Office of Research, and the Congress of Graduate Students cosponsored the event. In discussing her own graduate school experiences, Provost […]

Poet Maya Angelou to speak as part of 50th Anniversary of Integration weekend

Celebrated poet Maya Angelou will speak on Saturday, April 21, at the Tallahassee-Leon Civic Center. The event, “An Evening with Maya Angelou,” is sponsored by Florida State University’s Black Student Union, the Student Government Association, Union Productions, the Women’s Center, the Asian-American Student Union and the Center for Participant Education. Doors open at 6 p.m., […]

New public-events calendar debuts

Information Technology Services (ITS) at Florida State University has launched a new public events calendar. Synchronizing with department calendars and adding events to calendars is now a streamlined process. The new calendar offers greater functionality as it ties in with the university’s email system (Microsoft Exchange), mobile app (FSU Mobile), and web content management system […]

McWey receives University Distinguished Teacher Award

Lauded by her students as a teacher who creates a welcoming and engaging classroom environment with a contagious passion for her subject matter, one of Florida State University’s most consummate faculty members has been selected to receive the university’s top teaching honor. Lenore McWey, an associate professor of family and child sciences in the College […]

Florida State lauds leadership during recognition ceremony

Florida State University students, employees and organizations that have exemplified leadership through achievement or service over the past year were recognized April 3 during the university’s Leadership Awards Night. The ceremony was sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. The awards and their recipients are as follows: President’s Award, given to an outstanding freshman for […]

Florida State prepares to commemorate 50th anniversary of integration

The Florida State University and Tallahassee community will commemorate the institution’s 50th anniversary of integration April 19-21 with several events, including a record-breaking 1,500-person human chain designed to represent the legacy of the pioneering individuals who paved the way for the rich culture, diversity and opportunity that exists at the university today. The commemorative events […]