The faculty and staff of Florida State University donated $397,240 to the United Way of the Big Bend during the university’s 2011 United Way Employees Campaign, exceeding the $390,000 goal.
Dennis Bailey, associate vice president for facilities administrative services, and Jeanine Ward-Roof, dean of students, served as the campaign’s co-captains. Both praised the university’s administrators, staff and facultyfor making the campaign a success.
“We did it! Despite the economic challenges our community is faced with, we were able to work together to exceed the goal,” Ward-Roof said. “It was a great honor to work with co-captain Dennis Bailey, campus campaign coordinator Dianna Norwood of the university’s Division of Finance and Administration and all of those who organized the United Way events and awareness throughout the university.”
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Florida State University has appointed Tadarrayl M. Starke as the new director of the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE). The university’s divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs jointly operate the center, which helps first-generation and economically disadvantaged students make the adjustment to college life.
Each year, CARE’s Summer Bridge Program admits roughly 350 students who are beginning their academic careers at the university. At any given time, there are 1,000 to 1,200 Florida State students affiliated with CARE. The program serves both minority and non-minority students
Starke succeeds CARE’s founding director, Angela Richardson, who retired at the conclusion of the fall 2011 semester.
To read more, please see http://www.fsu.edu/news/2012/02/02/care.director/
For more information about the Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement, please visit http://care.fsu.edu
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Vice President Joe Biden will visit Florida State University on Monday, February 6. The event will take place at the FSU Basketball Training Facility, located at 520 W. Madison Street. Doors will open at 9:00am, and close at 10:30am. The event will begin at 11:00am.
Parking is available at Parking Garage #5, and at the Civic Center parking lot. The Renegade Route will be modified for this event to allow for students to be dropped off and picked up at the corner of Macomb and Pensacola. A StarMetro shuttle labeled VP BIDEN SHUTTLE will be available from the University Center A to the Basketball Training Center driving in a continuous loop. Both services will operate from 8:30am to 2:30pm. After 2:30pm, the shuttle and additional ‘Renegade’ will stop and the remaining ‘Renegade’ buses will revert back to their normal route. Parking & Transportation questions, should be directed to 644-5278
Please expect airport-like security; no bags (including bookbags), signs, glass bottles, liquids, umbrellas, laptops, or computers will be allowed in the venue.
Please see http://studentaffairs.fsu.edu/biden for more information.