|Florida State University|
|Motto:||Vires, artes, mores (Latin)|
|Motto in English:||Strength, skill, character|
|President:||T. K. Wetherell|
|Provost:||Lawrence G. Abele|
|Location:||Tallahassee, Florida, United States|
Main Campus: 395. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Dr Thomas Kent "T K" Wetherell ( December 22, 1945 -) is a Florida Educational administrator and former Provost is the title of a senior Academic administrator at many institutions of Higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent Lawrence G Abele (born 1947 is an American academic in the Department of Biological Science and is the current Provost at Florida State University. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 15 acres (1391. 54 including other area properties) 
|Colors:||Garnet and Gold|
Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU) is a public research university located in Tallahassee, Florida. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The garnet group includes a group of minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives Gold, also called golden, is a Yellowish orange Color which is a representation of the color of the element The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by Florida State Seminoles are the men's and women's sports teams of Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. Research is defined as Human activity based on Intellectual application in the investigation of Matter. A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and significant research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation. A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement Medicine is the art and science of healing It encompasses a range of Health care practices evolved to maintain and restore Human Health by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Education, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and Chartered in 1906 by an Act of Congress, is a  The university comprises 16 separate colleges and 39 centers, facilities, labs and institutes that offer more than 300 programs of study, including professional programs. College ( Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an Educational Institution. An institute is a permanent Organizational body created for a certain purpose  In 2005 Florida State University's President launched "Pathways of Excellence", a major academic initiative that was proposed by a faculty committee to hire hundreds of new faculty to help position FSU for future membership in the Association of American Universities. The Association of American Universities (AAU is an Organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic Research 
Florida State is one of two flagship universities in the State University System of Florida. flagship is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels a designation given on account of being either the largest fastest newest most heavily armed or for publicity purposes the most well The State University System of Florida ( SUS, or SUSF out-of-state is a system of universities governed by the Florida Board of Governors  As one of Florida's primary graduate research universities, Florida State University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees each year. A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of Higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing  In 2007, Florida State was placed in the first tier of research universities by the Florida Legislature, a distinction allowing FSU, along with the University of Florida, to charge 40% higher tuition than other institutions in the State University System of Florida. The University of Florida ( Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant major Research  While FSU was officially established in 1851 and is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida, at least one predecessor institution may be traced back to 1843, two years before Florida was admitted as a state in the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 
Florida State University is also home to nationally ranked programs in many academic areas, including the sciences, social policy, film, engineering, the Arts, business, political science, social work, medicine and law.  Florida State is home to Florida's only National Laboratory - the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and is the birthplace of the commercially-viable anti-cancer drug Taxol. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory develops and operates high Magnetic field facilities that scientists use for basic research in Physics, Biology Cancer (medical term Malignant Neoplasm) is a class of Diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled Paclitaxel is a Mitotic inhibitor used in Cancer Chemotherapy. The Florida State University athletics programs are favorites of passionate students, fans and alumni across the United States, especially when led by the Marching Chiefs of the FSU College of Music. Since 1949, the name Marching Chiefs has served as the official title of the marching band of The Florida State University. Florida State is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and has won twelve national athletic championships as well as multiple individual competitor NCAA championship awards. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC is a collegiate athletic league in the United States.
Florida State University traces its origins to a plan set by the 1823 Territorial Legislature of Florida to create a system of higher education. The 1838 Florida Constitution codified the basic system by providing for land allocated for the schools.  In 1851 the Florida Legislature established two seminaries of higher education on opposite banks of the Suwannee River. The Suwannee River (also spelled Suwanee River) is a major River of southern Georgia and northern Florida in the United States.  Francis W. Eppes and other city leaders established an all-male academy called the Florida Institute in Tallahassee as a legislative inducement to locate the West Florida Seminary in Tallahassee. Francis Wayles Eppes VII ( September 20, 1801 &ndash May 10, 1881) was the grandson of President Thomas Jefferson being  The eastern seminary, located in Ocala, FL, began operations in 1853 but closed during the American Civil War. Ocala is a city in Marion County, Florida, United States. As of 2007 the population recorded by the U Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South It reopened in 1866 in Gainesville, FL and would eventually be combined with other schools to form what would be called the University of the State of Florida in 1906. Gainesville is the largest City in and County seat of Alachua County, Florida, United States. 
In 1856, the land and buildings in an area formerly known as Gallows Hill – where the Florida Institute was built – was accepted as the site of the state seminary for male students. A gallows is a frame typically wooden used for execution by Hanging. Two years later the institution absorbed the Tallahassee Female Academy founded in 1843 as the Misses Bates School and became coeducational. The Tallahassee Female Academy (also known as the Leon Female Academy was one of the predecessor institutions of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida  The West Florida Seminary stood near the front of the Westcott Building on the existing FSU campus, making this site the oldest continually used location of higher learning in Florida. 
During the Civil War, the seminary became the The Florida Military and Collegiate Institute. Origins Secession took place January 10, 1861, and after less than a month as an independent republic Florida became one of the founding members Cadets from the school defeated Union forces at the Battle of Natural Bridge in 1865, leaving Tallahassee as the only Confederate capital east of the Mississippi River not to fall to Union forces. During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the federal government of the United States, which was supported by the twenty-three The Battle of Natural Bridge was a battle during the American Civil War, fought in what is now Woodville Florida, near Tallahassee, on March The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 The Mississippi River is the second longest River in the United States, with a length of from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to  After the fall of the Confederacy, campus buildings were occupied by Union forces and the West Florida Seminary reverted to its academic role awarding its first diplomas (Licentiates of Instruction) in 1884. The seminary was renamed the University of Florida by the Florida Legislature in 1883. The Florida Legislature is the state legislature of the US state of Florida. The university included a medical and surgical college but lasted only to 1885 due to lack of legislative support. 
By the turn of the century, the seminary increasingly focused on post-secondary education and became the first liberal arts college in Florida after it was reorganized into the Florida State College with four departments (the College, the College Academy, the School for Teachers and the School of Music) in 1901. James Diament Westcott Jr ( June 18, 1839 - April 29, 1887) was a Florida Supreme Court Justice Florida Attorney General The term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational Curriculum broadly defined as a Classical education.  The 1905 Buckman Act, named after Henry Holland Buckman, reorganized the Florida college system into a school for Caucasian males, a school for Caucasian females (Florida State College for Women), and a school for African Americans. Henry Holland Buckman (1858-1914 was an attorney from Duval County Florida, who became a Legislator in the Florida Legislature and served on the The Caucasian race, sometimes the Caucasoid race, is a term of Racial classification, coined around 1800 by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach for the " Male (♂ refers to the sex of an organism or part of an organism which produces small mobile Gametes called spermatozoa. Female (♀ is the Sex of an Organism, or a part of an organism which produces ova (egg cells African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa  By 1933 the Florida State College for Women had grown to be the third largest women’s college in the United States and was the first state women's college in the South to be awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, as well as the first university in Florida so honored. South is one of Cardinal directions and is opposite to the North. 
The influx of G.I. Bill students after World War II stressed the state university system to the point that a Tallahassee Branch of the University of Florida (TBUF) was opened on the campus of the Florida State College for Women with the men housed in barracks on nearby Dale Mabry Field. The GI Bill (officially titled Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 PL346 58 Statutes at Large 284 provided for college or vocational education for returning World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Barracks are living quarters for personnel on a Military post Dale Mabry Field was an early airfield located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States established in 1928 and replaced by Tallahassee Regional Airport  By 1947 the Florida Legislature returned the FSCW to coeducational status and renamed the college Florida State University.  The FSU West Campus land and barracks plus other areas continually used as an airport later became the location of the Tallahassee Community College. An airport is a location where Aircraft such as airplanes, Helicopters and blimps take off and land Tallahassee Community College, founded in 1966, is a Community college in Tallahassee Florida that feeds into Florida State University The post-war years brought substantial growth and development to the university as many departments colleges were added including Business, Journalism (discontinued in 1959), Library Science, Nursing and Social Welfare. Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people Library science is an Interdisciplinary Science incorporating the Humanities, Law and Applied science to study topics related to Nursing is a Profession focused on assisting individuals families, and communities in attaining maintaining and recovering optimal Health  Strozier Library, Tully Gymnasium and the original parts of the Business building were also built at this time.
During the 1960s and 1970s Florida State University became a center for student activism especially in the areas of racial integration, women's rights and opposition to the Vietnam War. Student activism is work done by students to effect political environmental economic or social change Racial integration, or simply integration includes Desegregation (the process of ending systematic Racial segregation) The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia The school acquired the nickname 'Berkeley of the South' during this period, in reference to similar student activities at the University of California, Berkeley and is also purported to be the site of the genesis of "streaking," which is said to have first been observed on Landis Green. The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley Streaking is the act of taking off one's clothes and running naked through a public place  Governor Claude Kirk once spent a night on Landis Green, in the center of campus, discussing politics with protesting students. Claude Roy Kirk Jr (born January 7, 1926) was the thirty-sixth governor of the U
After many years as a segregated university, in 1962 Maxwell Courtney became the first African American undergraduate student admitted to Florida State. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa  In 1968 Calvin Patterson became the first African American player for the Florida State University football team. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa  Florida State today has the highest graduation rate for African American students of all universities in Florida, including the historically black Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU, is a historically black university located in Tallahassee 
Today, Florida State University aspires to become a top American research university with at least one-third of its graduate programs ranked in the Top-15 nationally. Florida State University owns more than 1,530 acres (6. 2km²) and is the home of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory among other advanced research facilities. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory develops and operates high Magnetic field facilities that scientists use for basic research in Physics, Biology The university continues to develop in its capacity as a leader in Florida graduate research. Other milestones at the university include the first ETA10-G/8 supercomputer, capable of 10. The ETA10 was a line of Supercomputers manufactured by ETA Systems (a spin-off division of CDC) in the 1980s and which implemented the Instruction set A supercomputer is a Computer that is at the frontline of processing capacity particularly speed of calculation (at the time of its introduction 8 GFLOPS in 1989, remarkable for the time in that it exceeded the existing speed record of the Cray-2/8, located at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory by a substantial leap and the development of the anti-cancer drug Taxol. Measuring performance In order for FLOPS to be useful as a measure of floating-point performance a standard benchmark must be available on all computers of interest The Cray-2 was a vector Supercomputer made by Cray Research starting in 1985. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( LLNL) in Livermore California is a scientific research laboratory founded by the University of California in 1952 Paclitaxel is a Mitotic inhibitor used in Cancer Chemotherapy.
The Jefferson-Eppes Trophy is exchanged between the University of Virginia and Florida State University after each football competition in recognition of the common roots shared between the two schools. Origin The idea for the Jefferson-Eppes Trophy was conceived by Florida State University President Talbot D'Alemberte. The University of Virginia (also called UVa, UVA, Mr Jefferson's University, or The University) is a highly selective public research
The FSU Honors Program is a specially designed program for the most accomplished incoming undergraduates. Undergraduates in Honors participate in smaller classes with faculty, including individual research programs or assigned research in the area of the sponsoring faculty member. Admission to Honors is competitive. The FSU Honors Medical and Law early-admission, professional-track programs are designed to facilitate faster access to professional programs for the limited number of students who meet required standards. Honors students are eligible for the Honors residence hall and associated administrative benefits. 
A number of undergraduate academic programs at Florida State University are termed "Limited Access Programs". Limited Access Programs are programs where student demand exceeds available resources thus making admission to such programs sometimes extremely competitive. Examples of limited access programs include The Florida State University Film School, the College of Communication, several majors in the College of Visual Arts, Music, Theatre and Dance and all majors in the College of Business. The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Television and Recording Arts (colloquially The Film School) located in Tallahassee Florida, is one of 
FSU Young Scholars Program is a residential science and mathematics program for 40 Florida high-school students with potential for careers in the sciences, engineering, and health professions. FSU Young Scholars Program (YSP is a residential Science and Mathematics program for 40 Florida high-school students with potential for careers Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding Mathematics is the body of Knowledge and Academic discipline that studies such concepts as Quantity, Structure, Space and Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the As part of education in the United States, Secondary education usually covers grades 5 6 7 8 or 9 through 12 Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding Engineering is the Discipline and Profession of applying technical and scientific Knowledge and Medicine is the art and science of healing It encompasses a range of Health care practices evolved to maintain and restore Human Health by the 
|USNWR National University||56th-publics; 112th-overall (Top-Tier)|
|USNWR Law School||55th|
|USNWR Engineering School||92nd|
|USNWR Education School||45th|
|ARWU Natural Science & Math||Top-100|
|ARWU Social Sciences||Top-100|
Florida State University enrolled 31,058 undergraduates and 9,416 graduate and professional students in 2006. In Higher education, college and university rankings are listings of Universities and Liberal arts colleges in an order determined by any combination of USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D The Academic Ranking of World Universities is compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ’s Institute of Higher Education and includes major institutes of higher education ranked The Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP is a research center at Arizona State University. Tuition was $3,175 (in-state) and $16,306 (out-of-state) per term. The Fall 2007 enrolled freshmen class had an average GPA of 3. In Education, a grade (or mark is a teacher's standardized Evaluation of a Student 's work 8; an average SAT of 1218 and an average ACT of 27. The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for College admissions in the The ACT is a standardized achievement Examination for college admissions in the United States produced by ACT Inc The freshman acceptance rate for the Fall 2007 semester was 48%.  FSU has a 68% six-year graduation rate compared to the national average six-year graduation rate of 53%.  FSU's freshman retention rate is 90%.  In 2007, FSU undergraduate, and 2007-2008 Student Body President, Joe O'Shea won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship award. In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. Rhodes Scholarship Rhodes scholar redirects here Rhodes Scholar redirects here Rhodes scholars O'Shea is the third FSU student overall to win this award; the second since 2005 when Garrett Johnson won the award. Garrett W Johnson (born May 24 1984 in Tampa FloridaTo Nate and Carmen Johnson is an elite American Shot putter Johnson won the 2006 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Shot Only 32 students in the United States won the award in 2007. 
Florida State University is currently ranked 56th among public universities and 112th overall in the Top Tier for National Universities by U.S. News and World Report. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D  This institution ranks in the top 200 among world universities, among the top 100 American universities, and in the top 90 among universities in the United States by The Academic Ranking of World Universities, 30th among U. The Academic Ranking of World Universities is compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ’s Institute of Higher Education and includes major institutes of higher education ranked S. publics and 76th among all U. S. universities by Forbes magazine, 50th among American universities by Webometrics, and in the 9th tier among national public universities by The Center for Measuring University Performance. Forbes is an American Publishing and media company Its flagship publication Forbes magazine is published bi-weekly The science of webometrics (also cybermetrics) tries to measure the World Wide Web to get knowledge about the number and types of Hyperlinks structure of  Florida State University was ranked 15th nationally in the February 2008 edition of Kiplinger's Best Values in Public Colleges. Kiplinger's Personal Finance ( KIP -lin-gerz is a Magazine that has been continuously published on a monthly basis from 1947 to the present  FSU is the second-least-expensive flagship university in the United States, according to USA Today. flagship is the lead ship in a fleet of vessels a designation given on account of being either the largest fastest newest most heavily armed or for publicity purposes the most well USA TODAY is a national American daily Newspaper published by the Gannett Company. 
Many of FSU's academic programs rank among the nation’s top twenty-five public universities, including programs in Business (Accounting, Real Estate, Risk Management/Insurance, Entrepreneurial Studies), Chemistry, Creative Writing, Criminology, Dance, Education, Film, Human Sciences, Hospitality, Information Technology, Law, Meteorology, Music, Oceanography, Physics, Political Science, Public Administration and Policy, Social Work, Spanish, Theatre, Urban Planning, and Visual Art. A business (also called firm or an enterprise) is a legally recognized organizational entity designed to provide goods and/or services to Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem meaning "earth") is the Science concerned with the composition structure and properties Creative writing is considered to be any writing Fiction or Non-fiction, that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, Journalistic, Schools of thought In the mid-18th century criminology arose as social philosophers gave thought to crime and concepts of law Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic Education encompasses both the Teaching and Learning of Knowledge, proper conduct, and technical competency The social sciences comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals including Anthropology, Communication studies Hospitality refers to the relationship process between a Guest and a host and it also refers to the act or practice of being hospitable that is the reception and entertainment Library science is an Interdisciplinary Science incorporating the Humanities, Law and Applied science to study topics related to Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society Meteorology (from Greek grc μετέωρος metéōros, "high in the sky" and grc -λογία -logia) is the Interdisciplinary Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. Oceanography (from the greek words Ωκεανός meaning Ocean and γράφω meaning to write also called oceanology or Physics (Greek Physis - φύσις in everyday terms is the Science of Matter and its motion. Political science is a branch of Social sciences that deals with the theory and practice of Politics and the description and analysis of Political systems Public administration can be broadly described as the development implementation and study of branches of government Policy. A policy is a deliberate plan of action to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s Social work is a discipline involving the application of Social theory and research methods to study and improve the lives of people groups and societies Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is the branch of the Performing arts defined by Bernard Beckerman as what "occurs when one The visual arts are art forms that focus on the creation of works which are primarily Visual in nature such as Painting, Photography 
As a part of the State University System of Florida, Florida State University falls under the purview of the Florida Board of Governors. The Supreme Court of the State of Florida is the State supreme court of Florida. The Florida State University College of Medicine, located in Tallahassee Florida, is one of sixteen Colleges comprising the Florida State University (FSU The State University System of Florida ( SUS, or SUSF out-of-state is a system of universities governed by the Florida Board of Governors The Florida Board of Governors was created in 2002 by the passage of a constitutional amendment which went into effect in 2003 However, a 13-member Board of trustees is "vested with the authority to govern and set policy for The Florida State University as necessary to provide proper governance and improvement of the University in accordance with law and rules of the Florida Board of Governors. Trustee is a Legal term that refers to a holder of property on behalf of a beneficiary. " Thomas Kent "T.K." Wetherell was appointed president in 2003, succeeding Talbot D'Alemberte, and is responsible for day-to-day operation and administration of the university. Dr Thomas Kent "T K" Wetherell ( December 22, 1945 -) is a Florida Educational administrator and former Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte (born June 1, 1933) is a Lawyer, professor former politician former Educational  Florida State University has a $549 million endowment. 
Florida State University offers Associate, Bachelor, Masters, Specialist, Doctoral, and Professional degree programs through its sixteen colleges. The most popular Colleges by enrollment are Arts and Sciences, Business, Social Sciences, Education, and Human Science. 
The Florida State University College of Medicine operates using diversified community-based clinical education medical training for medical students. Medicine is the art and science of healing It encompasses a range of Health care practices evolved to maintain and restore Human Health by the Medical education A medical school or faculty of medicine is a Tertiary educational institution—or part of such an institution—that teaches Medicine Founded on the mission to provide care to underserved communities, the Florida State University College of Medicine is the pinnacle of education for patient-centered care. The students spend their first two years taking basic science courses on the FSU campus in Tallahassee and are then assigned to one of the regional medical school campuses for their third- and fourth-year clinical training. Rotations can be done at one of the six regional campuses in Daytona Beach, FL, Fort Pierce, FL, Orlando, FL, Pensacola, FL, Sarasota, FL or stay in Tallahassee if they so choose. Fort Pierce is a city in St Lucie County, Florida, USA. It is also known as the Sunrise City sister to San Francisco California, the Orlando is a major City in central Florida, USA and is the County seat of Orange County Florida. Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle and the County seat of Escambia County. Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the state of Florida in the United States. 
Colleges at Florida State include:
Florida State University employs 2,291 faculty members and 5,942 staff. This list of Florida State University faculty includes current emeritus former and deceased professors lecturers and researchers as well as members of the administration Paclitaxel is a Mitotic inhibitor used in Cancer Chemotherapy. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory develops and operates high Magnetic field facilities that scientists use for basic research in Physics, Biology The faculty of Florida State University include recipients of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, Guggenheim Fellowships, Academy Awards, and other accolades. The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, Guggenheim Fellowships are American grants that have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those "who "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Florida State is represented by faculty serving in a number of renowned Academies, Associations and Societies. An academy ( Greek Ἀκαδημία is an institution of higher learning research or honorary membership A voluntary association or union (also sometimes called a voluntary organization, unincorporated association, or just an association) is a group A society is a Population of Humans characterized by patterns of relationships between individuals that share a distinctive Culture and Institutions  Florida State was home to the first ETA10-G/8 supercomputer. The ETA10 was a line of Supercomputers manufactured by ETA Systems (a spin-off division of CDC) in the 1980s and which implemented the Instruction set A supercomputer is a Computer that is at the frontline of processing capacity particularly speed of calculation (at the time of its introduction  Professor E. Imre Friedmann and researcher Dr. E Imre Friedmann (1921- June 11 2007) was a biologist, Robert O Roseli Friedmann demonstrated primitive life could survive in rocks, establishing the potential for life on other planets. In Geology, rock is a naturally occurring aggregate of Minerals and/or Mineraloids The Earth's outer solid layer the ‘ Lithosphere 
Florida State developed the anti-cancer drug Taxol. Paclitaxel is a Mitotic inhibitor used in Cancer Chemotherapy. A number of US groups, including one led by Robert A. Holton, attempted a total synthesis of the molecule, starting from petrochemical-derived starting materials. Robert A Holton is an American academic chemist who is known for his work regarding the chemical synthesis for Taxol (known as the Holton Taxol total synthesis) a widely-utilized In principle a total synthesis is the complete Chemical synthesis of complex organic Molecules from simpler pieces usually without the aid of biological Petrochemicals are chemical products made from raw materials of Petroleum or other Hydrocarbon origin By late 1989, Holton's group had developed a semisynthetic route to paclitaxel with twice the yield of the Potier process. Florida State University, where Holton worked, signed a deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb to license this and future patents. Bristol-Myers Squibb ( colloquially referred to as BMS, is a Pharmaceutical Corporation, formed by a 1989 merger between pharmaceutical companies In 1992, Holton patented an improved process with an 80% yield. Taxol remains the best-selling anti-cancer drug ever manufactured, and the most commercially viable product ever created by a Florida University. 
The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) or "Mag Lab" at Florida State University develops and operates high magnetic field facilities that scientists use for research in physics, biology, bioengineering, chemistry, geochemistry, biochemistry, materials science, and engineering. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory develops and operates high Magnetic field facilities that scientists use for basic research in Physics, Biology Physics (Greek Physis - φύσις in everyday terms is the Science of Matter and its motion. Foundations of modern biology There are five unifying principles Bioengineering (also known as Biological Engineering is the application of Engineering principles to address challenges in the fields of Biology and Medicine Chemistry (from Egyptian kēme (chem meaning "earth") is the Science concerned with the composition structure and properties The field of geochemistry involves study of the chemical composition of the Earth and other Planets chemical processes and reactions that govern the composition Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes in living Organisms It deals with the Structure and function of cellular components such as Materials Science or Materials Engineering is an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of Science and Engineering is the Discipline and Profession of applying technical and scientific Knowledge and It is the only facility of its kind in the United States and one of only nine in the world. Eleven world records have been set at the Mag Lab to date.  The NHMFL is a 30,658 square meter (330,000 sq. ft) complex employing 300 faculty, staff, graduate, and postdoctoral students. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described A postdoctoral fellow (colloquially " post-doc " is a temporary research position held by a person who has completed his or her doctoral studies The NHMFL is the only national laboratory in the State of Florida and one of nine high field laboratories in the world. This facility is the largest and highest powered laboratory of its kind in the world and produces the highest continuous magnetic fields. FSU and the University of Florida won the laboratory from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a consortium of other universities in 1990. A consortium is an association of two or more individuals companies organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities with the objective of participating 
For over 50 years Florida State University has operated a broad curriculum program in Panama City of the Republic of Panama.  Students have full facilities, including the largest English-language library in the Republic of Panama, academic counseling, computer facilities, housing, research facilities, a gymnasium, and a cafeteria. The student population is generally international and comes from the United States, the Republic of Panama and other countries.
Florida State University also operates international programs in Florence, Italy; London, England and Valencia, Spain. Florence ( Italian: Firenze Florentia and Fiorenza) is the Capital City of the Italian region of Tuscany London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Valencia ( Valencian: València, Valencia Spanish phonology --> is the capital of the Spanish autonomous  It also offers international programs abroad in Cairns, Australia; Salvador, Brazil; Tianjin, China; San José, Costa Rica; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Prague, Czech Republic; Napo, Ecuador; London, England and Oxford, England; Paris, France; Dublin, Ireland; Florence, Italy; Tokyo, Japan; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Panama City, Panama; Moscow, Russia; Valencia, Spain; and Leysin, Switzerland. Salvador (historic name São Salvador da Baía de Todos os Santos, in English "Holy Savior of All Saints' Bay" is a City on the northeast coast of ( Postal map spelling: Tientsin) is the second largest city in northern coastal China. San José ( Spanish: San José; ˌsɑːn hɒˈsɛː is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica, and is at the heart of the sprawling Gran Area Metropolitana ||-||-||-||-||-||-||} Dubrovnik (ˈdǔbro̞ːʋniːk Dalmatian: Ragusa; Latin: Ragusium, also Rhausium, Rhaugia; Prague (ˈprɑːg Praha (ˈpraɦa see also other names) is the Capital and Largest city of the Czech Republic. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire, Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. Florence ( Italian: Firenze Florentia and Fiorenza) is the Capital City of the Italian region of Tuscany officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west Panama City (Ciudad de Panamá is the Capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama. Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of Valencia ( Valencian: València, Valencia Spanish phonology --> is the capital of the Spanish autonomous Leysin is a municipality of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, located in the district of Aigle. 
Florida State University maintains and operates The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art located in Sarasota, FL, which is recognized as the official State Art Museum of Florida. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the state Art museum of Florida located in Sarasota, Florida. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the state Art museum of Florida located in Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the state of Florida in the United States.  The institution offers twenty-one galleries of European paintings as well as Cypriot antiquities and Asian, American, and contemporary art. The museum's art collection currently consists of more than 10,000 objects that include a wide variety of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, and decorative arts from ancient through contemporary periods and from around the world. Painting (pān'tīng in Art, is the practice of applying Color to a Surface (support base such as e Plans are a set of two-dimensional diagrams or drawings used to describe a place or object or to communicate building or fabrication instructions Printmaking is the Process of making artworks by Printing, normally on Paper. A photograph (often shortened to photo) is an Image created by Light falling on a light-sensitive surface usually Photographic film or an electronic The decorative arts are traditionally defined as ornamental and functional works in Ceramic, Wood, Glass, Metal, or Textile. The most celebrated items in the museum are 16th, 17th, and 18th century European paintings, including a world-renowned collection of Peter Paul Rubens paintings.  The Ringling Museum collections constitute the largest university museum complex in the United States. 
Florida State University also maintains the FSU Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) in Tallahassee. Fine art is any Art form developed primarily for Aesthetics rather than Utility. The MoFA permanent collection consists of over 4000 items in 18 sub-collections ranging from pre-Columbian pottery to contemporary art. 
Going onto the main campus of Florida State University from any of the governmental buildings in downtown Tallahassee, Florida is not difficult, as the main campus is located to the west of this downtown area. The main campus covers 489 acres (2. 0 km²) of land including Heritage Grove and contains over 5,000,000 square feet (465,000 m²) of buildings. Florida State University owns more than 1,500 acres (6 km²). The campus is bordered by Stadium Drive to the west, Tennessee Street (U.S. Route 90) to the north, Macomb Street to the east, and Gaines Street to the south. US Route 90 is an east-west United States highway. Despite the "0" in its route number US 90 never was a full coast-to-coast route it has always ended at Located on College Avenue, the Westcott building is perhaps the school's most prominent structure.
The historic student housing residence halls include Broward, Bryan, Cawthon, Gilchrist, Jennie Murphree, Landis and Reynolds are located on the eastern half of campus. There are three new residence hall complexes; Ragans and Wildwood that are located near the athletic quadrant and DeGraff hall located on Tennessee Street. On and around the Florida State University campus are seven libraries; Dirac Science Library named after the Nobel Prize winning physicist and Florida State University professor Paul Dirac, Strozier Library, Maguire Medical Library, Law Library, Engineering Library, Allen Music Library and the Goldstein information library. Strozier Library is the main library of the campus and is open 24 hours Sunday-Thursday, as is the Starbucks coffee stand situated in the entrance to the library. Starbucks Corporation ( is an international Coffee and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle Washington. 
Right next to the Donald L. Tucker Center, the College of Law is located between Jefferson Street and Pensacola Street. Donald L Tucker Center is a 13100 seat multi-purpose Arena in Tallahassee Florida, located within the Tallahassee- Leon County Civic Center The College of Business sits in the heart of campus near the Oglesby Student Union and across from the new Huge Classroom Building (HCB). The Science and research quad is located in the northwest quadrant of campus. The College of Medicine, King Life Science buildings (biology) as well as the Department of Psychology are located on the west end of campus on Call Street and Stadium Drive.
Located off Stadium Drive in the southwest quadrant are Doak Campbell Stadium, now named Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium is the football Stadium on the Campus of the Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida Campbell Stadium, which seats approximately 83,000 spectators, the University Center Buildings, Dick Howser Stadium as well as other athletic buildings. Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium is a Stadium in Tallahassee Florida, on the campus of Florida State University. Doak Campbell Stadium, The University Center Buildings, Dick Howser Stadium as well as other athletic buildings and fields are located off Stadium Drive in the southwest quadrant. Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium is a Stadium in Tallahassee Florida, on the campus of Florida State University. Doak Campbell Stadium is a unique venue in collegiate football. It is contained within the brick facade walls of University Center, a vast complex that houses the offices of the University, the Registrar, Dedman School of Hospitality as well as numerous other offices and classrooms.
The historic student housing residence halls include Broward, Bryan, Cawthon, Gilchrist, Jennie Murphree, Landis and Reynolds are located on the eastern half of campus. There are three new residence hall complexes; Ragans and Wildwood that are located near the athletic quadrant and DeGraff hall located on Tennessee Street. Being a major university campus, the Florida State University campus is also home to Heritage Grove, Florida State's Greek Community, located a short walk up the St. Marks Trail.
Additional to the main campus, the FSU Southwest campus encompasses another 850 acres (3. 4 km²) of land off Orange Drive. The southwest campus currently houses the College of Engineering which is housed in a two building joint facility with the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU, is a historically black university located in Tallahassee In addition to the College of Engineering, The Dave Middleton Golf Complex Don Veller Seminole golf course and club are located here. The FSU Research Foundation buildings as well as the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory are located in Innovation Park and the Alumni Village, family style student housing are located off Levy. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory develops and operates high Magnetic field facilities that scientists use for basic research in Physics, Biology Flastacowo Road Leads to the FSU Reservation, a student lakeside retreat on Lake Bradford.
In August, a new 104-acre (0. 4 km²) RecSports Plex opened located on Tyson Road. This intramural sports complex will become the largest in the collegiate world with twelve Football fields, five Softball fields, four club (Soccer) fields as well as Basketball and Volleyball courts. The addition of the Southwest Tallahassee campus in recent years has expanded campus space to over 1,100 acres (4 km²).
Florida State University has seen considerable expansion and construction since T. K. Wetherell came into office in 2003. Dr Thomas Kent "T K" Wetherell ( December 22, 1945 -) is a Florida Educational administrator and former Numerous renovations as well as new constructions have been completed or are in the process of completion. These projects include student athletic fields, dormitories, new classroom space as well as research space. Currently the campus is undergoing a revival and beautification of the campuses main spaces.
Located just 100 miles (160 km) from the main campus in Tallahassee. Florida State University Panama City Campus (commonly referred to as FSU Panama City, Florida State PC or FSUPC)Is located 100 miles from the main Continuing its pledge to academic excellence, FSU Panama City is committed to providing area students with a quality education from a nationally-accredited university. Beginning in the early 1980s. Since that time the campus has grown to almost 1,500 students supported by 15 bachelor’s and 19 graduate degree programs.
FSU Panama City began offering full-time daytime programs in fall 2000. This scheduling, coupled with programs offered in the evenings, serves to accommodate the needs of its diverse student population. Over 30 resident faculty were hired to help staff the programs. Nestled among oaks along the waters of North Bay and only three miles from the Gulf of Mexico the Florida State University Panama City campus offers upper-division undergraduate courses as well as some graduate and specialist degree programs.
Since opening in 1982, over 4,000 students have graduated from FSU Panama City with degrees ranging from elementary education to engineering. All courses are taught by faculty members from the main FSU campus. The satellite institution currently has a ratio of 25 students to each faculty member. 
The school's colors are garnet and gold. The garnet group includes a group of minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives Gold, also called golden, is a Yellowish orange Color which is a representation of the color of the element  The colors of garnet and gold represent a merging of the university's past. While the school fielded a football team as early, or earlier than 1899, in 1902, 1903 and 1905 the team won football championships wearing purple and gold uniforms.  When FSC became Florida State College for Women in 1905, the football team and fraternity system was forced to attend the now all male school in Gainesville, thus marking the beginning of the football program at the University of Florida.  The following year, the college student body selected crimson as the official school color. The administration in 1905 took crimson and combined it with the recognizable purple of the championship football teams to achieve the color garnet. When football returned to the school about 42 years later the now famous garnet and gold colors were first used on an FSU uniform in a 14-6 loss to Stetson University on October 18, 1947. Stetson University is an independent private co-educational liberal arts University that consistently earns high rankings in national college guides Events 1009 - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
FSU is also the home of the Marching Chiefs, the FSU marching band. Since 1949, the name Marching Chiefs has served as the official title of the marching band of The Florida State University. The Marching Chiefs are the band behind the famous "War Chant. The war chant is a traditional Melody and Gesture associated with the Florida State University, specifically its Florida State Seminoles athletic " The War Chant is derived from "Massacre" which was first played during the 1960s. Chiefs still play "Massacre" during pregame to honor the start of the War Chant. 
The FSU fight song was written by Florida State music professor, Thomas Wright, who grants rights to the song in exchange for two season tickets every year.  The 1950 Florida State University Homecoming half-time show included a dedication ceremony naming the stadium in honor of university President Doak Campbell. There was also a special performance by the band, christening it the Marching Chiefs and premiering the Florida State University Fight Song. Since 1949, the name Marching Chiefs has served as the official title of the marching band of The Florida State University. Fifty years later, the FSU Fight Song was used by Mission Control to awaken alumnus and current professor Norm Thagard one morning in 1983 while he was aboard the Challenger spacecraft. Mission Control Center (MCC is a unit that manages aerospace flights Norman Earl Thagard (born July 3 1943 is an American scientist and former NASA Astronaut. Space Shuttle Challenger ( NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099 was NASA's second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service A spacecraft is a Vehicle or machine designed for Spaceflight.
Florida State University is a traditional residential university wherein most students live on campus in university residence halls or nearby in privately-owned residence halls, apartments and residences. Dormitory typically refers in the United States to residence halls which are sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for Florida State currently has 17 residence halls on campus, housing undergraduate, graduate and international students. Residence halls offer suite style, apartment style, and corridor style accommodations.  On-campus housing is generally preferred by many students as automobile parking on or near campus can become a competitive effort. There are many off-campus housing options throughout Tallahassee for students to choose from. All on-campus housing at Florida State University has high-speed Internet access included in the rent, except for Alumni Village. The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks This high-speed Internet access is necessary for students for academic and administrative activities. The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks Students who are members of the active university Greek Life system at FSU may live in chapter housing near campus. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal 
Renovated historic student housing residence halls located on the eastern half of campus include Broward, Bryan, Cawthon, Gilchrist, Jennie Murphree, Landis and Reynolds. These halls also have mandatory meal membership requirements.  Deviney and Dorman are also located on the eastern half of campus. There are three new residence hall complexes; Ragans and Wildwood that are located near the athletic quadrant and Degraff hall located on Tennessee Street. Kellum, Smith, McCollum and Salley halls are located in the northwestern quadrant. Graduate and married students may live in off-campus housing known as Alumni Village located in the Southwest campus. On-campus housing for single graduate students includes Rogers hall and Ragans hall. 
Florida State University currently operates fifteen different dining facilities on campus.  The Suwannee Room dining hall in the William Johnston Building, built in 1913, was recently restored to its original early 1900s condition.  The Suwannee Room is a buffet style dining facility. Fresh Food Company is a buffet style dining facility located across from the College of Medicine to the west end of campus. In the center of campus there is Park Avenue Diner which is open 24 hours a day during fall and spring semesters. Located in the student union are Chili’s, Hardee’s, Pollo Tropical, Miso Chinese, Quiznos, and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Some residence halls require students to participate in a campus meal plan. During the summer of 2007, a Starbucks location was added to the FSU campus, located near the Park Avenue Diner and the Woodward pedestrian mall.
Crenshaw Lanes is a twelve lane bowling alley and includes ten full sized billiard tables. It has been at FSU since 1964.
Club Downunder includes entertainment acts such as bands and comedians. Past bands that have come through Club Downunder include The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, The National, Girl Talk, Spoon, Soundgarden, Cold War Kids, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Death Cab for Cutie. All shows that take place at Club Downunder are free for FSU students In addition, bigger concerts take place at The Moon, an off-campus venue, so house more people. The shows at The Moon are still free for FSU students. Past acts that have performed at The Moon include Spoon, Queens of the Stone Age, Wilco, The Decemberists, Ying-Yang Twins, Cat Power, Broken Social Scene, The Bravery, and Method Man
The Askew Student Life building is home to the Student Life Cinema. It features five to six nights a week playing movies, documentaries, indies, foreign films, and restored cinema movies. Movies are selected by an all-student committee and are free to all currently-enrolled FSU students.
The Student Life Building offers a cybercafe with computers for Internet surfing and computer games, as well as board games. A coffee shop called Reel Coffee sells snacks and drinks in the cybercafe. The cybercafe hosts Super Smash Bros. tournaments and other gaming tournaments. 
Florida State is home to a thriving and historically proud Greek system that is open to every undergraduate student who wishes to participate. The Greek system is often considered a great acclamatory atmosphere both socially and academically for incoming students in a school with a large student population, and is home to some of FSU's most prestigious alumni such as Governor Charlie Crist and Coach Bobby Bowden of Pi Kappa Alpha, Senator Mel Martinez and ESPN's Lee Corso of Alpha Tau Omega.
Florida State also has an Intramural Sports program.  Sports clubs include equestrian and water sailing. the clubs compete against other Intercollegiate club teams around the country. Intramural sports include flag football, basketball, wiffle ball, and dodge ball.
A new area of intramural sports fields, named the104-acre (0. 4 km²) RecSports Plex, was opened in September 2007. Events in September It is the start of the academic year in many countries in the Northern Hemisphere. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. This intramural sports complex is the largest in the nation with twelve Football fields, five Softball fields, four Soccer fields as well as Basketball and Volleyball courts.
The Florida States Reservation is located off campus. This lakeside retreat on Lake Bradford has canoe and kayak rentals as well as a rock climbing wall and a zipline course.
The campus newspaper, the FSView & Florida Flambeau, publishes weekly during the summer and semiweekly on Mondays and Thursdays during the school year following the academic calendar. The FSView & Florida Flambeau is a for-profit newspaper owned by the Gannett Company that covers the on-campus events happenings and trends of the Florida (No issues are published during Spring Break or Winter Break. ) After changing hands three times in 13 years, the FSView was sold to the Tallahassee Democrat in late July 2006, making it part of the Gannett chain. Gannett Company Inc ( is a publicly-traded media Holding company based in the United States.  This exchange was allowed because the FSView had been for a long time a for-profit business that was not legally associated with Florida State University. Since most collegiate newspapers are supported by their colleges, this was also among the very first time that a major corporation acquired a college newspaper. (Gannett had acquired the local Tallahassee paper, The Democrat in the few years preceding the acquisition of the FSView. )
FSView also produces Edge Magazine, geared towards students, advertisements for local establishments, and a "Tally Girl" model. Florida State University, through its Broadcast Center, operates two television stations, WFSU and WFSG, and three radio stations, WFSU-FM, WFSQ-FM and WFSW-FM. For the band see Broadcast (band Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or Video signals which transmit Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic WFSU-TV is the PBS member station in Tallahassee Florida. It is owned by Florida State University, with studios located at the Public Broadcast Center Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. WFSU is the callsign (or variations thereon for public radio stations operated by Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida. WFSU is the callsign (or variations thereon for public radio stations operated by Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida. WFSU is the callsign (or variations thereon for public radio stations operated by Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida.  FSU operates a fourth radio station, WVFS (V89, "The Voice", or "The Voice of Florida State"), as an on-campus instructional radio station staffed by student and community volunteers. Launched in 1987, WVFS Tallahassee is one of four radio stations that broadcast from the Florida State University in the Tallahassee area  WVFS broadcasts experimental music as an alternative to regular radio.
The school's athletic teams are called the Seminoles. Florida State Seminoles are the men's and women's sports teams of Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida. The Florida State Seminoles football team is a College football program that competes in NCAA Division I-FBS and the Atlantic Division The Seminole are a Native American people originally of Florida and now residing in Florida and Oklahoma. This Native American name is used with official sanction of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. The following is a list of sports team names and mascots derived from Indigenous peoples, including generically used terms those named after specific peoples and words and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.  They participate in the NCAA's Division I (Bowl Subdivision for football) and in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. Florida State University is known for its competitive athletics for both men's and women's sports. The men's program consists of baseball, basketball, cross country running, football, golf, swimming, tennis, and track & field. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Cross Country running is a Sport of running Compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain faster than other teams College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, Colleges and military academies Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) The women's program consists of basketball, cross country running, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Softball is a team Sport popular especially in the United States. Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet In the 2007-08 season the FSU's Women's Cross Country team won the ACC championship , which took place at the University of Virginia. The University of Virginia (also called UVa, UVA, Mr Jefferson's University, or The University) is a highly selective public research  FSU's Intercollegiate Club sports include Bowling, Crew, Rugby, Soccer and Lacrosse. Harkins Field is an artificial turf field that is home to the Lacrosse team as well as the Marching Chiefs of the College of Music. Harkins Field is also used as a practice field for the FSU Football team.
There are two major stadiums and an arena within FSU's main campus; Doak Campbell Stadium for football, Dick Howser Stadium for men’s baseball, and the Donald L. Tucker Center for men’s and women’s basketball. Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium is the football Stadium on the Campus of the Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium is a Stadium in Tallahassee Florida, on the campus of Florida State University. Donald L Tucker Center is a 13100 seat multi-purpose Arena in Tallahassee Florida, located within the Tallahassee- Leon County Civic Center Mike Long Track is the home of the two-time back-to-back national champion men’s track and field team.  Following their championship on 2007, a new three building complex broke ground on the corner of Spirit Way and Chieftain Way on the southern end of the track. H. Donald Loucks courts at the Speicher Tennis Center is the home for FSU tennis. By presidential directive the complex was named in honor of Lieutenant Commander Michael Scott Speicher, a graduate of Florida State University and the first American casualty during Operation Desert Storm. Captain Michael Scott Speicher USN (born July 12, 1957) is a United States Navy pilot whose F/A-18 Hornet fighter was shot down over Iraq  The Seminole Soccer Complex is home to women’s soccer. It normally holds a capacity of 1,600 people but has seen crowds in excess of 4,500 for certain games. The home record is 4,582 for the 2006 game versus the University of Florida.  The Seminole softball team plays at the Seminole Softball Complex; the field is named for JoAnne Graf, the winningest coach in softball history. 
Florida State's traditional rivals in all sports include the University of Florida Gators, the University of Miami Hurricanes, the Bowden Bowl with the Clemson University Tigers as well as the University of Virginia Cavaliers and the battle for the Jefferson-Eppes Trophy. The Florida Gators are the athletic teams that collectively represent the University of Florida in Gainesville Florida. The University of Miami (also known as Miami of Florida, UM, or just The U) is a private non-sectarian University founded in 1925 The Miami Hurricanes represent the varsity sports teams of the University of Miami. Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham Alabama) better known as Bobby Bowden, is the current head College football The Clemson Tigers are any team that represents Clemson University as a member of the NCAA 's Division I or in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast The University of Virginia (also called UVa, UVA, Mr Jefferson's University, or The University) is a highly selective public research Origins and history The school colors adopted in 1888 are orange and navy blue Origin The idea for the Jefferson-Eppes Trophy was conceived by Florida State University President Talbot D'Alemberte.  Rivalries in some other sports also exist, including the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in baseball and the Duke University Blue Devils in basketball. The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, or Tech, is a public, Coeducational Research university in The Yellow Jackets is the name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta Georgia. Duke University is a private Research University located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Duke University 's 26 varsity sports teams known as the Blue Devils, compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. 
Seminole baseball is one of the most successful collegiate baseball programs in the United States having been to 18 College World Series, and having appeared in the national championship final on three occasions (falling to the University of Southern California Trojans in 1970, the University of Arizona Wildcats in 1986, and the University of Miami Hurricanes in 1999). College baseball is Baseball as played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of Higher education, predominantly in the United States. The College World Series or CWS is a Baseball Tournament held in Omaha Nebraska that is the culmination of the NCAA Division I Baseball The University of Southern California Trojans Baseball program established in 1888, is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletic program The University of Arizona participates in the NCAA 's Division I-A in the Pacific Ten Conference. The Miami Hurricanes baseball team is the College baseball program that represents the University of Miami.  Under the direction of Head Coach Mike Martin (FSU 1966), Florida State is the second-winningest program in the history of college baseball. Mike Martin Sr (born February 12, 1944) is the FSU baseball coach.  Since 1990, FSU has had more 50 win seasons, headed to more NCAA Tournaments (19 Regional Tournaments in 20 years), and finished in the top 10 more than any team in the United States. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations  Since 2000, FSU is the winningest program in college baseball with more victories and a higher winning percentage in the regular season than any other school. College baseball is Baseball as played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of Higher education, predominantly in the United States.  Despite their regular-season success, Florida State is still chasing their first College World Series Championship.
Florida State University football is one of the 120 NCAA Division I FBS collegiate football teams in America. Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The first Florida State football team was fielded in the 1899 season and lasted until the 1904 season.  The team went (7-6-1) over the 1902-1904 seasons posting a record of (3-1) against their rivals from the Florida Agricultural College in Lake City. Lake City is the County seat of Columbia County, Florida, in the United States. In 1904 the Florida State football team became the first ever state champions of Florida after beating both the Florida Agricultural College and Stetson University. Stetson University is an independent private co-educational liberal arts University that consistently earns high rankings in national college guides  The football team and all male students subsequently moved to the newly opened University of Florida in Gainesville in 1906 as a result of the 1905 Buckman Act.
Under head coach Bobby Bowden, currently in his 32nd year, the Seminole football team became one of the nation's most competitive football teams, greatly expanding the tradition of football at Florida State. Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham Alabama) better known as Bobby Bowden, is the current head College football  The Seminoles played in five national championship games between 1993 and 2001, and have claimed the championship twice, in 1993 and 1999. The FSU football team was the most successful team in college football during the 1990s, boasting an 89% winning percentage.  FSU Football head coach Bobby Bowden is the Division I leader in the NCAA with 372 career wins, followed by Penn State's Joe Paterno with 370. Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham Alabama) better known as Bobby Bowden, is the current head College football Penn State Nittany Lions football is a College football program that competes in NCAA Division I-A and the Big Ten Conference. Joseph Vincent Paterno (born December 21, 1926, in Brooklyn New York) nicknamed JoePa, is the head coach of Pennsylvania State University's FSU football is well-known for introducing talented players into the NFL; see list of Florida State University athletic alumni. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. This list of Florida State University athletic alumni includes students who participated in Florida State athletics
The FSU men's Track & Field team won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship three times running, in addition to winning the NCAA National Championship three consecutive years.  In 2006 Head Coach Bob Braman and Associate Head Coach Harlis Meaders helped lead individual champions in the 200 m (Walter Dix), the triple jump (Raqeef Curry), and the shot put (Garrett Johnson). Garrett W Johnson (born May 24 1984 in Tampa FloridaTo Nate and Carmen Johnson is an elite American Shot putter Johnson won the 2006 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Shot Individual runners-up were Walter Dix in the 100 m, Ricardo Chambers in the 400 m, and Tom Lancashire in the 1500 m. Others scoring points in the National Championship were Michael Ray Garvin in the 200 m (8th),Andrew Lemoncello in the 3000 m steeplechase (4th), Raqeef Curry in the long jump (6th), and Garrett Johnson in the discus (5th). Andrew Lemoncello is a young long distance runner who runs for the Great Britain running squad Garrett W Johnson (born May 24 1984 in Tampa FloridaTo Nate and Carmen Johnson is an elite American Shot putter Johnson won the 2006 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Shot  In 2007, FSU won its second straight men's Track & Field NCAA National Championship when Dix became the first person to hold the individual title in the 100 m, 200 m, and 400 m at the same time. 
Florida State University has more than 250,000 alumni worldwide FSU has over twenty College and University Presidents who are alumni. This list of Florida State University alumni includes students who studied as undergraduates or graduate students at any of FSU's 16 colleges This list of Florida State University athletic alumni includes students who participated in Florida State athletics This institution has produced six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, a U.S. Senator, three Governors, and over ten Generals & Admirals for the United States Military. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government The United States Armed Forces are the overall unified military forces of the United States Florida State University graduates have served at the head of such diverse and important institutions as the United States Treasury, the Federal Trade Commission, the National Hurricane Center, Pfizer, Washington State University, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy, and Washington University in St. Louis. The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department and the Treasury of the United States government. The Federal Trade Commission ( FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act The US National Hurricane Center, located at Florida International University in Miami Florida, is the division of National Weather Service Pfizer Incorporated ( is a major Pharmaceutical company, which ranks number one in the world in sales Washington State University ( WSU) is an American public Research university in Pullman, Washington. The United States Air Force Academy ( USAFA or Air Force) is an accredited college for the undergraduate education of officers for the United States Air "USMA" redirects here For other uses see USMA (disambiguation The United States Military Academy (also known as USMA, In addition, FSU graduates have held leadership positions at the National Academy of Science, the New York Yankees, Bank of America, and General Electric. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS is a corporation in the United States whose members serve Pro bono as "advisers to the nation on science The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. Banc of America Securities Bank of America () is the largest bank by asset and second largest commercial Bank by deposits and Market capitalization in United
Major corporations run by graduates include Flower Foods, the Federal Reserve Bank, Texaco, Deloitte & Touche, Welch’s, and the National Cancer Institute. Texaco is the name of an American oil retail brand Its flagship product is its fuel "Texaco with Techron" Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (also branded as Deloitte) is one of the largest Professional services firms in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, along The National Cancer Institute (NCI is part of the United States Federal government's National Institutes of Health. Major regulatory bodies such as the General Services Administration, the Federal Reserve Bank and the American Council on Education have had Florida State University alumni at the helm in recent years. The General Services Administration ( GSA) is an Independent agency of the United States government, established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning Established in 1918 the American Council on Education (ACE is a United States organization comprising over 1800 accredited, degree-granting Colleges
Among the individuals who have attended or graduated from Florida State University are senator Mel Martinez, actress Cheryl Hines, actor Robert Urich, authors Sharon Lechter and Charles Martin (author), general Franklin L. Hagenbeck, governor Charlie Crist, governor Reubin Askew, ecologist Thomas Ray, astronaut Norman Thagard, reporter Stephanie Abrams, children's author Charles Ghigna, musician Jim Morrison, director Colleen Clinkenbeard, cartoonist Bud Grace,congressman Jason Altmire, actor Burt Reynolds, sportscaster Lee Corso, TV personality Billy Lane, novelist Gwyn Hyman Rubio, judge Susan Black, scientist Sylvia Earle, administrator Orson Swindle, inventor Robert A. Holton, lawyer Bruce Jacob, mayor Art Agnos, congressional chiefs of staff Benjamin McKay and B. Dan Berger and Col. Melquíades Rafael "Mel" Martínez (born October 23, 1946) is currently the junior United States Senator from Florida and served Cheryl Hines (born September 21, 1965) is an American actress best-known for her role as Cheryl David Larry David 's wife on HBO 's Robert Urich ( December 19, 1946 – April 16, 2002) was an Actor, best known for playing private investigators on the television Sharon L Lechter (born January 12, 1954) is a CPA, Author, Entrepreneur, Educator, international speaker Charles Martin is an Author from the Southern United States. He earned his B Lieutenant General Franklin L Hagenbeck assumed duties as the 57th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, West Point New York in June 2006 Charles Joseph "Charlie" Crist Jr (born July 24 1956 is an American politician of the Republican Party and the current Governor of Florida. Reubin O'Donovan Askew (born September 11 1928) is an American politician, who served as the 37th governor of the U Thomas S Ray (also known as Tom Ray) is an Ecologist who created and developed the Tierra project a Computer simulation of Artificial Norman Earl Thagard (born July 3 1943 is an American scientist and former NASA Astronaut. Stephanie Abrams is an on-camera Meteorologist for The Weather Channel, a 24 hour American Cable television weather program Ghigna tickledaypng|right]] Charles Ghigna ("Father Goose" (born August 25 1946) is an American children's author poet, speaker and nationally James Douglas Morrison (December 8 1943—July 3 1971 was an American Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Writer, and Film director Colleen Smith Clinkenbeard (Born April 13, 1980, in Colleyville Texas) is an American Voice actress and Theatre Actress Bud Grace (born c 1944) and worked as a nuclear physicist at FSU before turning cartoonist 1979 Jason Altmire (born March 7, 1968) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing Pennsylvania Burton Leon Reynolds Jr (born February 11 1936 is an American Actor. Leland "Lee" Corso (born 1936 is a sports broadcaster and Football analyst for ESPN William David (Billy Lane (born February 6, 1970 in Miami Florida) builds custom Motorcycles ( choppers) and is the owner of Gwyn Hyman Rubio (born August 7, 1949 in Macon Georgia) is an American author best known for her novel Icy Sparks. Susan Harrell Black (born October 20, 1943) is an American lawyer and Federal judge. Sylvia Alice Earle (born August 30, 1935 in Gibbstown New Jersey) is an American Oceanographer. Orson Swindle (born March 8 1937 in Thomasville Georgia) a decorated Vietnam War Prisoner of war, was a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission Robert A Holton is an American academic chemist who is known for his work regarding the chemical synthesis for Taxol (known as the Holton Taxol total synthesis) a widely-utilized Bruce R Jacob (b March 26, 1935 in Chicago Illinois) was Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida during the early 1960s whose Arthur (Art Christ Agnos (born September 1, 1938) is an American politician. Dan Berger is an American Lobbyist, educator artist and writer in Washington DC. William Wood, the highest ranking United States military casualty in Iraq combat. William Wood may refer to William Wood 1st Baron Hatherley (1801&ndash1881 British statesman William Wood (botanist, English Unitarian
As a major competitor in college athletics, Florida State University has many notable student athletes, coaches and staff members. Competition is a rivalry between individuals groups nations or animals for territory or resources Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively Many of the most notable members are listed in FSU's Hall of Fame and represent all major collegiate sports. A hall of fame (sometimes HOF) is a type of Museum established for any a field of endeavor to honor individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field College ( Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an Educational Institution.  Currently, 75 FSU alumni compete in professional basketball, football, baseball and golf. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each  In addition, FSU has produced two Heisman Trophy winners.