Florida Senate - 2011                            (NP)    SR 2176
       By Senator Smith
       29-03800-11                                           20112176__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing April 12, 2011, as “FSU Day”
    3         in Florida.
    5         WHEREAS, the Tallahassee campus of Florida State University
    6  is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida and
    7  holds the state’s first chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which was
    8  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 2,285, which has
   16  included 12 National Academy of Sciences members and 5 Nobel
   17  Laureates, and
   18         WHEREAS, since its inception in the spring of 2005, the
   19  Florida State University Office of National Fellowships has
   20  mentored some of the university’s brightest students, assisting
   21  them in winning more than 80 nationally competitive awards,
   22  including three Rhodes Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships,
   23  five Goldwater Scholarships, five Hollings Scholarships, three
   24  Pickering Fellowships, and thirty-six Fulbright Scholarships,
   25  and
   26         WHEREAS, Florida State University is the headquarters for
   27  the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, which designs,
   28  builds, and operates the world’s most powerful research magnets,
   29  attracting more than 700 scientists from across the globe and
   30  pushing the frontiers of science and engineering, and
   31         WHEREAS, Florida State University established the Institute
   32  for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability, a public
   33  resource that unites researchers from the disciplines of
   34  engineering, natural sciences, law, urban and regional planning,
   35  geography, and economics to address sustainability and
   36  alternative power issues, thereby leading to more informed
   37  governance, economics, and decisionmaking, and
   38         WHEREAS, the Florida State University College of Medicine,
   39  with its statewide network of more than 1,800 physician-faculty
   40  members, is celebrating its full enrollment of 480 students and
   41  is fulfilling its unique statutory mission to develop patient
   42  centered physicians for elderly, rural, minority, underserved,
   43  and other Floridians, and
   44         WHEREAS, the college experience continues to enrich the
   45  lives of Florida State University students due to the long
   46  standing tradition of promoting racial, ethnic, and cultural
   47  diversity on its campus, along with the aggressive recruitment
   48  of diverse groups of students, NOW, THEREFORE,
   50  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   52         That April 12, 2011, is recognized as “FSU Day” in Florida.
   53         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution, with
   54  the Seal of the Senate affixed, be presented to Florida State
   55  University President Eric Barron, Ph.D., as a tangible token of
   56  the sentiments of the Florida Senate.