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April 2011

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen among weekend's Commencement speakers

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest-ranking officer in the U.S. Armed Forces as well as President Obama's principal military adviser, will deliver the commencement address at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 — one of Florida State University's three spring graduation ceremonies.

Film students grab nation's-best four awards at 32nd Annual College Television Awards

With a total haul of four trophies, recent graduates of Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts topped all other film schools in the nation at the 32nd Annual College Television Awards, held recently in Hollywood.

World-renowned choreographer earns highest honor from FSU colleagues

Florida State University Artist-in-Residence Jawole Willa Jo Zollar — acclaimed choreographer and the founding and artistic director of New York dance company Urban Bush Women — has been named Florida State's 2011-2012 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor.

Moot Court team wins North American competition

The Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team has won the 2011 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition for the North American region.

Quadagno receives university's top teaching honor

Lauded by her students as a wonderful mentor, an inspiring teacher and a caring adviser, one of The Florida State University's most eminent scholars has been selected to receive the university's top teaching honor.

Film School teams up with top digital media production group in innovative public-private collaboration

An innovative public-private collaboration between one of the world's top digital effects and computer animation companies, the Digital Domain Media Group, and one of the nation's finest film schools, Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts, has announced the development of a new digital media enterprise to be located in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Student veterans hailed at Garnet & Gold Spring Football Game

Florida State University recognized its student veterans at the 2011 Annual Garnet & Gold Spring Football Game.

College of Business honors D'Alemberte, Evans for ethical leadership

The award, which is the only one of its kind in Florida, honors two individuals each year — one in the private sector and one best known for service in the public sector — who have demonstrated a deep and unwavering commitment to the highest levels of integrity, ethical behavior and principled leadership.

Heritage Day highlight: Unveiling of commemorative stained-glass windows

A packed house of more than 250 proud Florida State University alumni, faculty and staff members were present to witness the unveiling and dedication of 16 commemorative stained-glass windows during a special sneak preview of the university's new Heritage Museum on the evening of April 8 in Dodd Hall's Werkmeister Humanities Reading Room.

Provost candidates on campus this week

The Florida State University has undertaken a search to replace long-time provost Lawrence G. Abele. The search is being conducted by a committee made up of faculty, staff and students, with the services of the national executive search firm Witt/Keiffer.

Noles invited to FSU Day at the Capitol Tuesday

FSU Day at the Capitol is Tuesday, April 12. This event has become a popular tradition during the legislative session and a wonderful opportunity to bring Florida State University to Seminole friends in the Legislature.

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at The Florida State University receives $4.25 million to embark on 'The Entrepreneurial University'

Longtime Florida State University supporters have made a $4.25 million gift that will expand the international reach of The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship based in the College of Business.

U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh to address ties with Muslim, Sikh and Arab-American communities

Pamela C. Marsh, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, will discuss "Strengthening Ties with the Muslim, Sikh and Arab-American Communities in North Florida" in a free, public lecture at The Florida State University on Thursday, April 7. Marsh will address Attorney General Eric Holder's charge to all U.S. Attorneys to strengthen outreach to these communities across the country by building relationships of trust and confidence.