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FSU School of Theatre puts the ‘beauty’ in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Florida State University’s School of Theatre will present a “tale as old as time” with its production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 26. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tells the classic fairy tale of Belle, played by Katerina McCrimmon, a young French maiden who doesn’t feel […]

FSU interior design among nation’s top programs for fifth consecutive year

Florida State University’s Department of Interior Architecture and Design has once again been recognized as one of the top interior design programs in North America by DesignIntelligence.   DesignIntelligence, the respected industry journal of the Design Futures Council, serves as a regular source of information for publications such as Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and NPR. The rankings have served […]

19th season of Opening Nights Performing Arts in full swing

The 19th season of Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University is underway, offering numerous world-class performances and events in music, dance, theatre, spoken word, film and visual arts. Series highlights include performances by Lily Tomlin, Smokey Robinson, Chris Botti and concert pianist Lang Lang. “This season is undoubtedly our most diverse and star-filled […]

FSU’s Opening Nights Performing Arts announces new development council chair

The Florida State University’s Opening Nights Performing Arts (ONPA) Development Council has selected Agustin G. “Gus” Corbella as its chair.  Corbella is senior director of the Government Law & Policy Practice for international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and has served on ONPA’s Development Council since 2004. He will serve a two-year term.  “Gus is […]

FSU alumni make history with 8 Oscar nominations for ‘Moonlight’

The acclaimed film, “Moonlight,” from Florida State University graduate Barry Jenkins and his crew of FSU Film School alumni, has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Five FSU graduates earned Oscar nominations for the project — a first for the Film School. Nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday […]

FSU Fulbright Scholar to teach universal language of music at Russian conservatory

Florida State University Professor Iain Quinn will teach organ lessons, give lectures and play concerts this semester at the distinguished Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, through a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award. The conservatory is one of the largest and most prestigious music schools in Eurasia and the world. “I’m thrilled at this opportunity,” […]

FSU film school alums earn awards, acclaim with ‘Moonlight’

UPDATE: Florida State graduates Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, James Laxton, Andrew Hevia, Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon won the Golden Globe Award for best motion picture (drama) with their film “Moonlight” on Sunday night, Jan 8. Congratulations!   Barry Jenkins was a junior at Florida State University in 2000 when he walked by Doak Campbell […]

The Ringling receives $400,000 from two major philanthropists for Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion

The Ringling announced two major gifts to the Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion from Charlotte and Charles Perret and Willis Smith Construction. Opening in the fall of 2017, the Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion will not only house The Ringling’s growing collection of studio glass but also serve as the formal entrance to the Historic Asolo Theater and provide […]

2016: An extraordinary year for Florida State

It’s been another outstanding year for Florida State University with accomplishments in 2016 that have set the university on a path to greater national prominence. Florida State rose five places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, published groundbreaking research, continued to be a national leader in the arts world and reiterated its commitment […]

Lauded FSU poet receives national creative writing fellowship

Florida State University English Professor James “Jimmy” Kimbrell has been chosen as one of 37 writers to receive a highly selective fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for 2017.  Kimbrell, who specializes in poetry, was selected from more than 1,800 eligible applicants for his second NEA individual creative writing fellowship. His first was […]

FSU English professor wins prized fellowship

Florida State University English Professor Meegan Kennedy has been selected as a recipient of a highly coveted grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The $50,400 grant will allow Kennedy, an associate professor who teaches 19th-century British literature and the history of science and medicine, to focus on her research about how evolving technology […]

75 years later, Pearl Harbor still teaching lessons of war

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy leveled a crushing attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack that precipitated the United States’ entry into World War II, Pearl Harbor still endures as a monument to the […]