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       Florida Senate - 2010                            (NP)    SR 2822
       
       
       
       By Senator Lawson
       
       
       
       
       6-03515-10                                            20102822__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing April 6, 2010, as “FSU Day”
    3         in Florida.
    4  
    5         WHEREAS, the Tallahassee campus of Florida State University
    6  is the oldest continuous site of higher education in this state
    7  and is home to Florida’s first chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which
    8  was chartered in 1935, and
    9         WHEREAS, in 1994, Florida State University joined an elite
   10  group of the nation’s top research universities by receiving the
   11  designation as a “Research I” institution by the Carnegie
   12  Foundation, and
   13         WHEREAS, Florida State University offers graduate and
   14  undergraduate degrees in 322 program areas within 15 independent
   15  colleges and schools, taught by a faculty of 2,268, which has
   16  included 12 National Academy of Sciences members and six Nobel
   17  Laureates, and
   18         WHEREAS, since Florida State University opened the Office
   19  of National Fellowships in January 2005, FSU students have won
   20  more than 40 nationally competitive scholarships and
   21  fellowships, including three Rhodes Scholarships, three Truman
   22  Scholarships, three Goldwater Scholarships, the Jack Kent Cooke
   23  Scholarship, the Udall Scholarship, and 22 Fulbright
   24  Fellowships, and
   25         WHEREAS, Florida State University houses the National High
   26  Magnetic Field Laboratory, which uses the world’s most powerful
   27  magnet to conduct research on the frontiers of science and
   28  engineering technologies for a new century, and
   29         WHEREAS, Florida State University established the Institute
   30  for Energy Systems, Economics, and Sustainability, a public
   31  resource that unites researchers from the disciplines of
   32  engineering, natural sciences, law, urban and regional planning,
   33  geography, and economics to address sustainability and
   34  alternative power issues, thereby leading to more informed
   35  governance, economics, and decisionmaking, and
   36         WHEREAS, the Florida State University College of Medicine,
   37  with its statewide network of more than 1,500 physician-faculty
   38  members, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary as the nation’s
   39  newest fully accredited medical school, and is fulfilling its
   40  unique statutory mission to develop patient-centered physicians
   41  for elderly, rural, minority, underserved, and other Floridians,
   42  and
   43         WHEREAS, the college experience continues to enrich the
   44  lives of Florida State University students due to the long
   45  standing tradition of promoting racial, ethnic, and cultural
   46  diversity on its campuses, along with the aggressive recruitment
   47  of diverse groups of students, and
   48         WHEREAS, on February 1, 2010, Florida State University
   49  welcomed FSU alumnus Eric Barron, Ph.D., as its 14th President,
   50  NOW, THEREFORE,
   51  
   52  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   53  
   54         That April 6, 2010, is recognized as “FSU Day” in Florida.
   55         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution, with
   56  the Seal of the Senate affixed, be presented to Florida State
   57  University President Eric Barron, Ph.D., as a tangible token of
   58  the sentiments of the Florida Senate.

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