Florida State University’s colleges of law and medicine are among the 10 best in the nation for Hispanics, according to Hispanic Business magazine. “The success we have had in recruiting and retaining Hispanic students reflects the university’s commitment to excellence and our dedication to encouraging a diverse community where all of our students can thrive,” said Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Garnett S. Stokes. Click the link to read more.
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts receives reaccreditation from American Association of Museums
Only a tiny fraction of the 17,500 museums in the United States have earned the public recognition for excellence that comes with accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM). Now, Florida State University can boast that its Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) has not only earned that recognition but was recently reaccredited by the AAM for another 14 years.
Museum accreditation is a self-motivated process involving an extensive operational study and close peer review. As a nationally recognized “seal of approval,” accreditation is awarded to museums with the highest professional standards and strong commitment to best practices. Just 4.5 percent of the nation’s museums are accredited, according to the AAM.
“This is simply a validation of what we already know. MoFA is a point of pride for FSU,” said Lynn Hogan, interim dean of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance.
“Here’s a hymn to the garnet and the gold, ringing to the sky.
Here’s a song for the men and women bold, sing with heads held high.
Striving e’er to seek to know, fight for victory.
Alma mater, this our song to you echoes “F. S. U.”—“Hymn to the Garnet and Gold” (via go-racing-in-the-street)
The dining hall dinner chimes of the Florida State College for Women have come home.
In the possession of Robert Sanford since the 1950s, the chimes — a set of five metal plates mounted to a simple wooden box, along with a small mallet — were received during an Aug. 23 ceremony by Florida State first lady Molly Barron during a ceremony in the university’s Heritage Museum in Dodd Hall.
Florida State on front lines of ceremonial signing of two veteran bills
Jill Elish 08/16/2012 5:23 pm
When Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed two bills that will help military veterans in their quest to earn college degrees, he invited one of the most veteran-friendly universities in the nation to witness the event: Florida State University.
Florida State President Eric J. Barron, Col. Billy Francis, director of the Florida State Veterans Center, and four Florida State student-veterans were asked to be on hand Thursday, Aug. 16, in the Governor’s Office for the ceremonial signing.
University recognizes veterans with 'honor cords' at graduation
08/10/2012 9:24 am
Starting with its Summer 2012 commencement, Florida State University has begun saluting its graduating student-veterans by bestowing them with red, white and blue honor cords to wear at graduation ceremonies.
Florida State is among the first universities in the nation to recognize graduating veterans with honor cords and will introduce the cords at Saturday’s summer commencement. The ceremony took place Aug. 11 at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.
Online polls now open: Voting begins for student filmmakers in national contest
08/01/2012 4:44 pm
Two short films made by Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts students Sean Tien and John Wikstrom are competing against each other and four other student films in the national Sprite Films program this month. While students in nationally ranked film programs from all over the country submittedscreenplays, only six teams of young filmmakers were chosen to shoot their films.
All six short films will be posted online so that members of the public can view and vote for their favorite from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31. To view the films and vote, visit www.sprite.com. Student filmmakers from colleges and universities across the United States submitted scripts for the opportunity to be selected as the winner of the Green Ribbon Panel Award or the Consumer’s Choice Award.
Green Ribbon Panel Award
A Green Ribbon Panel of renowned film industry professionals will select one film for a first-place award. The winning film selected by the Green Ribbon Panel will be shown in select theaters this November.
Consumer’s Choice Award
During August, members of the public can view the six original shorts at Sprite.com and vote for their favorite film every day during the voting phase. With each vote, consumers will be entered into the sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Universal Orlando Resort for four people — with hotel, airfare and park tickets included. At the end of August, the votes will be tallied to determine the winning film of the Consumer’s Choice Award. The winning filmmaker (or filmmakers) will take a celebratory trip to Universal Studios Orlando for the film premiere at a screening on the property.
Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts students John Wikstrom and Sean Tien are competing for the Sprite Films national award. Wikstrom and Tien talk about being selected as two of the six national finalist.
Tien, a Master of Fine Arts student, wrote and directed “Message in a Bottle,” and Wikstrom, a Bachelor of Fine Arts student, wrote and directed “Wild at Heart.” Wikstrom previously wrote one of the winning scripts in last year’s Sprite Films contest.
“Sean Tien and John Wikstrom are talented storytellers, so it’s no surprise to the faculty that their screenplays were chosen for the Sprite Films contest,” said Frank Patterson, dean of the College of Motion Picture Arts. “Now all we need is for the entire Florida State community — students, faculty and staff — to support John and Sean by going online and casting a vote for one of their films.”
Composer and beloved professor Tommie Wright t perform at summer commencement
Elizabeth Bettendorf 08/05/2012 7:08 pm
He’s both a scholar and a school patriot; he wrote the “FSU Fight Song” and taught tens of thousands of students to appreciate the joys of music.
Wright has been sharing his love of music with students and audiences alike for more than six decades.
Professor Thomas G. “Tommie” Wright, who joined the Florida State University faculty in 1949 and has performed concerts with respected symphony orchestras around the world, will deliver the address at Florida State’s summer commencement the way he knows best:
Playing the piano.
A gifted musician, Wright will perform for graduating students at the summer ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. President Eric J. Barron will preside at the ceremony, which will be webcast athttp://campus.fsu.edu/graduation.
Approximately 1,314 Florida State students — of the roughly 2,600 graduating this summer — will participate in the ceremony. Of those students participating, 919 will receive bachelor’s degrees, 323 will receive master’s degrees and 72 will be awarded doctorates.
Wright, who taught more than 50,000 students at Florida State, penned the ubiquitous Florida State fight song in 1950. While at the university, he established the Gershwin Festival Concerts, and over the years presented more than 400 concerts of “An Evening with Gershwin” nationwide. He also worked as a producer, musical director, guest soloist and staff pianist for the major radio networks in New York City, which then aired popular music shows across the country.
From the earliest days of television, Wright was intrigued with the idea of using the new medium to educate viewers. He served on a gubernatorial task force that created the Florida Educational Network. Wright, who was the first person to present live broadcasts on that network, expanded his communications expertise into academia and for more than a decade directed Florida State’s Interdivisional Department of Radio-Television (which later became the College of Communication). He was also instrumental in the planning and construction of the WFSU-TV public television station.
In recognition of his many contributions, the Florida Legislature proclaimed April 14, 2003, “Professor Thomas Wright Day,” and in 2008 Wright retired from Florida State.
In addition to his much-anticipated commencement performance on Aug. 11, Wright will be awarded an honorary doctorate of music at the ceremony — the ultimate declaration that he is a true Florida State treasure.
Also at the commencement ceremony, Naresh S. Dalal will be recognized as the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry for the 2012-2013 academic year. A world-renowned physical chemist, Dalal is the Dirac Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State. Dalal, who researches the workings of molecular magnets, is the 10th member of the university’s chemistry and biochemistry faculty to be selected as a Lawton Professor in the past 50 years. The Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor award is the highest honor faculty can bestow on a colleague.
Prior to the ceremony, Florida State’s U.S. Army ROTC will commission four new second lieutenants at noon Friday, Aug. 10, at Harpe-Johnson Hall (the ROTC Building).
i was wondering if there was any way that anyone could tell me how i would be able to put myself as a double major? i just applied for next fall and i was just curious if anyone knew how to do it?
I hope that this guide may answer some of your questions. You may double major, in accordance to the guide provided, just as long as you meet any requirements that the major or department have set - always check with an advisor.
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so do you know any information on summer applications?
Yes, we do. Here’s a link to the Admissions page with the application deadlines for students planning to start next Summer or Fall. The menus on the side have all the info you’ll need on how to apply. If you have any more questions, just let us know!
Hello All! Think I’ve finally beaten the jet lag from getting back from London, and I’m back to deliver some insight. I thought this time, I’d change the format a little bit and allow you to learn about one of our ‘Nole athletes via video. I found a cool YouTube video of Chilean decathlete and current ‘Nole Gonzalo Barroilhet that I think you’ll enjoy, take a look!
Anyone get a chance to watch the Borlee twins, Kevin and Jonathan on Saturday? The former ‘Noles put on a show in their qualifying heats for the 400m dash, with Jonathan setting the Belgian national record at 44.43 seconds, which happened to be previously held by Kevin.
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