University News

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 […]

‘UBorrow’ allows easy materials-transfer between state university libraries

Students and faculty at Florida State University and the state’s other public universities now have the ability to borrow materials from any State University System (SUS) library with a single search and without leaving their home institution. UBorrow, developed by the Council of State University Libraries (CSUL) and the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA), […]

President discusses legislative session, ‘big ideas’ during Town Hall meeting

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron discussed the 2012 Florida legislative session, the pending “pre-eminent university” bill and the university’s “big ideas” initiative during a Campus Town Hall Meeting attended by 300 faculty and staff members on March 13. “A healthy university is one that is focused on students needs, is competitive in attracting […]

Seminole Tribe honors ‘Osceola and Renegade’ at parade, rodeo

Osceola and Renegade, the legendary and deeply beloved symbols of Florida State football, were recently honored by the Seminole Tribe of Florida as the grand marshals of a parade to kick off the 74th Annual Brighton Field Days Festival and Rodeo. FSU graduate Allen Durham (B.S. ’93), the Tallahassee businessman who oversees the Osceola and […]

Study: State University System degree in Florida can mean huge boost in lifetime earnings

A new economic study suggests that having a degree from one of Florida’s 11 state universities can be a financial lifesaver — equivalent to more than $1 million in a worker’s lifetime earnings. The Board of Governors of the State University System (SUS) requested the economic study to update earlier figures, said Julie Harrington, director […]

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 […]