Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, an artist-in-residence and the Nancy Smith Fichter Professor in Florida State University’s School of Dance, is one of 20 distinguished artists to receive a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award for 2013.
Five Florida State University student athletes were honored before the first baseball game between the Florida State Seminoles and Clemson Tigers. Four baseball players including Scott Sitz, Stephen McGee, Brandon Johnson and Seth Miller, and one sand volleyball player, Amanda Saxton, were recognized for graduating. The reason being, these players could not attend commencement because they were competing in their respective sports.
05/17/2013 - FSU Professor Researches the Power of Prayer
Dr. Frank Fincham, the Director of the FSU Family Institute, discovers how praying can have a positive impact on relationships.
Seminole Productions Executive Director Mark Rodin is named the 2013 College Sports Summit Pioneer Award winner. Seminole Productions is Florida State University's own version of ESPN, where students produce most of the video digital media surrounding the athletic department, from monthly television magazine programs and coaches shows to game day operations.
Robert Olen Butler, Florida State University professor of Creative Writing, has been awarded the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature. He is the 17th recipient of this award.
05/08/2013 - FSU Students Chuck it for Charity
Another school year is done at Florida State University and with the end of the semester, students move out from their respective residence halls, but not everything can fit in the car ride home. What to do with the leftovers? Look no further than Florida State's Chuck it for Charity program. This year the program collected around 15 tons of stuff, bringing the five year total to over 50 tons.
05/06/2013 - Spring 2013 Commencement at Florida State University
Florida State University gives a final farewell to nearly 4,000 students at the 2013 spring commencement ceremonies. National Hurricane Center Director Richard Knabb, Florida nature film producer Elam Stoltzfus and U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki preside as the commencement speakers for the ceremonies.
Before the graduating class of 2013 walks across the stage at commencement, Florida State University President Eric Barron opens his home to toast the seniors with a glass of champagne on a wonderful time spent at Florida State and to wish them the best of luck in the future.
Florida State University is rewarding its students for their hard work both in and out of the classroom. The Garnet and Gold Scholar Society, which focuses on the areas of leadership, internship, service, international study and research, inducted 63 new members at its Spring 2013 ceremony.
The Florida State University college of social work is combining its expertise in providing professional social work skills with community resources in a first of a kind initiative in identifying comprehensive solutions to local homelessness, by providing the homeless with startup jobs.