Impact on Facilities
Creating a dynamic campus atmosphere that promotes learning is a top priority at Florida State University. To achieve this goal, additional space is needed to accommodate growth.
The recent additions of the Alumni Center and the College of Medicine are evidence that private funds for campus facilities fulfill both practical and aesthetic needs at the same time. With such a long history, Florida State has an obligation to preserve the beauty of buildings from the past as well.
The State of Florida has designated a special matching fund to encourage the underwriting of facilities. Under the Alex P. Courtelis University Facility Challenge Grant Program, gifts equal to one-half the cost of building, renovating or equipping academic buildings are matched 100 percent.
Private support is increasingly critical in providing Florida State with the financial resources necessary to create new facilities and maintain older ones. Your gifts do nothing less than enable the University to provide an optimal learning environment.
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A Passion for Sales Leads Alumnus to Give Back
The dust has settled, the drywall is up, and a plaque outside the door that reads “Stephen C. Leonard Sales Laboratory” is affixed to the wall. With those improvements, as well as the addition of cutting-edge video and computer technologies, The Florida State University College of Business’ newest learning laboratory is now open for business.
A Campus Gem Shines Once Again
“The Ruby Diamond restoration is a transformative project for Florida State," College of Music Dean Don Gibson said. "The College of Music has never had a large performing venue with adequate acoustics, and the renovation has provided such a space. It has been transformed into a breathtaking new artistic and intellectual gateway to the university.”
The Library and Legacy of John A. Degen
The late John A. Degen met few of the theater students who use his books, manuscripts and artifacts, and he won’t meet the students who hold the award that bears his name. Nevertheless, Degen, a former professor of theater studies at FSU, has provided valuable resources that will shape the lives of students in The Florida State University School of Theatre for generations to come.
Garnet and Gold Goes Green
Researchers at the Energy and Sustainability Center (ESC) are working to tackle the most challenging problems regarding the use of alternative energies and to make these energy sources viable for the average consumer.
New Building Paves Way for Advances in Psychological Research
The opening of a new 103,000-square-foot facility will provide the tools necessary to put FSU at the forefront of psychological research.
Improving Rural Medicine in Florida
Access to good healthcare for women and children is improving with the opening of the Isabel Collier Read Medical Campus.
The Greatest Show on Earth
John Ringling’s estate originally left $1.2 million for care of the Museum and its collection in 1936.