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FSU welcomes Second Lady Karen Pence for announcement of art therapy initiative

Florida State University welcomed Second Lady Karen Pence to campus Wednesday for the announcement of her new art therapy initiative, Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART. Pence chose Florida State as the venue for the announcement because of its nationally acclaimed art therapy graduate education program. “I chose only one initiative to champion, and it […]

FSU’s Opening Nights, Leon County Schools and Centennial Bank announce Local Lessons School Tour

Florida State University’s Opening Nights and Leon County Schools are hosting the Local Lessons School Tour for students Oct. 16, 17 and 18. The Local Lessons School Tour featuring the Tallahassee acoustic folk trio The New 76ers is made possible through a sponsorship by Centennial Bank. The New 76ers will share the rich history of […]

FSU dance professor honored with lifetime achievement award

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar has used the power of dance to tell heartfelt, transformational stories throughout her entire career. The Florida State University professor’s own story was honored by The Bessies —the Tony Awards of the dance world — as she received the 2017 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance during a […]

FSU’s Department of Interior Architecture & Design presents exhibit of Soviet cultural goods

Nearing the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Florida State University Department of Interior Architecture + Design will present “Kul’ttovary: Bringing Culture into the Soviet Home,” a collection of Soviet ‘kul’ttovary’ or cultural goods dating back to 1917. The exhibition explores the period immediately following the Bolshevik government’s recognition of the importance of sports, […]

Guadalcanal anniversary: FSU expert available to discuss significance of historic battle

Aug. 7, 2017, will mark 75 years since the beginning of the battle of Guadalcanal, the first significant Allied offensive against the Empire of Japan and a major strategic turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Florida State University Associate Professor of History and Director of the Institute on World War II […]

The Ringling appoints new curator of Asian art

A noted scholar and curator has been named the Curator of Asian Art at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Rhiannon Paget will oversee Asian art exhibitions and collections, including publications, collection development and research. She begins her responsibilities at The Ringling on July 31, 2017. Paget comes to The Ringling from the […]

FSU researcher develops art therapy best practices for children with autism

A Florida State University researcher is working with art therapists to find better ways to treat children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Theresa Van Lith, assistant professor of art therapy in FSU’s Department of Art Education, led a study that surveyed art therapists working with children with ASD to develop a clearer understanding of […]

FSU art alumna wins prestigious juried panel prize

A Florida State University College of Fine Arts alumna recently claimed the Juried Panel Prize at ArtFields, an annual art competition and festival held in Lake City, S.C. Brittany Watkins, a 2016 graduate of FSU’s Master of Fine Arts program, was one of 400 Southern artists featured during the nine-day festival in April, which also […]

FSU English professor’s literary archive headed for immortality

The lifetime writings of Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler, an acclaimed author and professor at Florida State University, are moving in with the collections of some of history’s greatest writers. Yale University’s prestigious Beinecke Library, which holds one of the largest archives of rare books and manuscripts in the world, has purchased Butler’s literary archive. […]

New film spotlights FSU professor’s pursuit of world peace

When Florida State University music professor Kevin Fenton puts his mind to something, he thinks big and acts bigger. Fenton is pursuing a unique mission to use the international language of music to help spread peace around the world. Now, a powerful new documentary spotlights his work to accomplish that goal. The film, just released […]

Florida Center for Reading Research, Opening Nights Performing Arts promote summer reading

‘Summer Arts Adventure’ Booklet Available Free Throughout Community Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research and Opening Nights Performing Arts have developed the “Summer Arts Adventure” activity booklet to encourage elementary school-age students to read and engage with the arts during the summer break. Students can get their free copy at all Leon County […]

Florentine museum to showcase artifacts from FSU archaeological site

New Discoveries Tell History of Italy’s Chianti Region A new exhibition opening this June at the Florence National Archaeological Museum will feature nearly 300 ancient items excavated from the Florida State University-operated archaeological site Cetamura del Chianti. The exhibition reveals the ancient history of the Chianti region, said Nancy de Grummond, the M. Lynette Thompson […]