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Senate Bill 3026

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    Florida Senate - 2004        (NP)                      SR 3026

    By Senator Lawson


  1                    Senate Resolution No. ____

  2         A resolution recognizing April 20, 2004, as

  3         Florida State University Day.


  5         WHEREAS, the Tallahassee campus of Florida State

  6  University is the oldest continuous site of higher education

  7  in Florida and holds the state's first chapter of Phi Beta

  8  Kappa, and

  9         WHEREAS, in 1994, Florida State University was

10  designated as a "Research I" institution by the Carnegie

11  Foundation, thus placing Florida State in an elite group of

12  the nation's top research universities, and

13         WHEREAS, the solid foundation for this "Research I"

14  university was laid through its role as the state's first

15  liberal arts college, which grew into the Florida State

16  College for Women, the nation's second-largest state college

17  for women recognized by the Association of American

18  Universities in 1924, and

19         WHEREAS, today the university's mission emphasizes

20  teaching, research, and public service, with 17 independent

21  colleges and schools, the newest being the College of

22  Medicine, and

23         WHEREAS, with graduate and undergraduate degrees

24  offered in 565 fields, many of which are nationally recognized

25  programs, Florida State University's comprehensive offerings

26  prepare students for graduate school, professional degree

27  programs, and successful careers, and

28         WHEREAS, Florida State University is a leader in the

29  use of new technologies, setting the standard for distance

30  learning and the use of technology in the classroom, as well



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    Florida Senate - 2004        (NP)                      SR 3026

 1  as campuswide, which allows professors and students to share

 2  research with colleagues and students around the world, and

 3         WHEREAS, Florida State University consistently ranks

 4  among the top four universities in the nation in revenues

 5  generated from scientific research and discoveries, an

 6  indicator of the university's successful commercialization

 7  efforts, and its research foundation continues to grow, and

 8         WHEREAS, well-rounded and successful graduates have

 9  taken advantage of Florida State University's high-quality

10  academics and research; gained service, social, and leadership

11  skills; and prepared themselves to take meaningful roles in

12  society, and

13         WHEREAS, with a long continuing tradition of promoting

14  racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity on its campus, along

15  with the aggressive recruitment of diverse groups of students,

16  the college experience at Florida State University has become

17  more enriching for students, and

18         WHEREAS, Florida State University is a national leader

19  in international education, with more than forty years of

20  experience and 37 programs abroad, including four year-round

21  study centers in England, Italy, Spain, and Panama, plus a

22  panorama of summer programs in exceptional destinations such

23  as Costa Rica, Croatia, the Czech Republic, South Africa,

24  France, and Ireland, and

25         WHEREAS, Florida State University continues to be a

26  tremendous source of pride for its students, faculty, alumni,

27  friends, and administrators, as well as for all residents of

28  the State of Florida, and

29         WHEREAS, with its strong history as a liberal arts

30  college, commitment to undergraduate education, and extensive

31  and distinguished research in facilities such as the National


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    Florida Senate - 2004        (NP)                      SR 3026

 1  High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University is

 2  truly on the cutting edge of higher education, NOW, THEREFORE,


 4  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:


 6         That April 20, 2004, is recognized as Florida State

 7  University Day in Tallahassee, in recognition of Florida State

 8  University's contributions as an outstanding institution of

 9  higher education.

10         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution,

11  with the Seal of the Senate affixed, be presented to Dr. T. K.

12  Wetherell, President of Florida State University, as a

13  tangible token of the sentiments of the Florida Senate.




















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