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FSU life coach receives national award for excellence in advising

LaShae Roberts, assistant director of FSU’s Advising First Program, has been honored for excellence in advising by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). She is the winner of the First Place Award of the Region 4 Excellence in Advising – Advising Program 2017. “LaShae’s leadership with college life coaching has been so impressive,” said Karen […]

Jim Moran Institute welcomes small business owners for training

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s North Florida Operations celebrated the start of its sixth Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) class for Tallahassee business owners at Florida State University’s Alumni Center Wednesday evening. The four-month program begins tonight and runs through April 19. “We are thrilled to begin training our new group of CEOs […]

Young scientists soar with help of FSU meteorology professor

A happenchance experience on Florida State University’s campus led to a rewarding collaboration between the university and some very dedicated high school students on a tiny Caribbean island. Over the past year, Henry Fuelberg — a professor in FSU’s nationally renowned meteorology department and doctoral candidate Tristan Hall — brought essential expertise and encouragement to […]

Award-winning journalist ‘unfolds the dream’ at annual MLK Week event

Marc Lamont Hill honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s towering accomplishments and explored the significance of Florida State University’s 29th MLK Week theme, “Unfolding The Dream,” during his keynote lecture at the celebration’s headline event Tuesday, Jan. 17. Hill, an award-winning journalist who serves as a host for BET News and a CNN political contributor, is […]

New FSU job shadowing program helps students gain insight into employment

As part of their commitment to helping students prepare for successful careers, the Florida State University Career Center launched FSUshadow, a matched job shadow program, during fall 2016. The FSUshadow program gives students the opportunity to shadow employers, community partners, alumni and friends of the university to gain insight into a wide variety of career […]

Justin Gest, author of ‘The New Minority,’ to speak at FSU

Justin Gest will speak at Florida State University about his groundbreaking academic study on Trump and Brexit supporters, which he writes about in his book, “The New Minority.” Gest, an assistant professor of public policy at George Mason University’s Scholar School of Policy and Government, will discuss findings from his study, the first of its […]

FSU scholar plays role in telling Emmett Till story at historic Mississippi courthouse

The work of Florida State University Professor Davis Houck has helped secure a $500,000 National Park Services grant for the Emmett Till Memorial Commission of Tallahatchie County, a project that seeks to preserve and examine the legacy of the young black boy whose gruesome murder in 1955 helped to catalyze the American civil rights movement.  […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: January 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS  Lisa Schelbe, Ph.D. (Social Work), has been selected as a member of the 2017 class of fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research. This distinction recognizes members of the society who have furthered its mission to advance, disseminate and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy […]

Profiles in Leadership: Hartline gets down to ‘business’ of leading college to Top 25

It was a big day for Michael Hartline, one of the biggest of his life. Hartline had been serving as interim dean of Florida State University’s College of Business for nine months when the life-changing day arrived in the spring of 2016. The College of Business Board of Governors was slated to meet at 8:30 […]

Thrasher joins FAMU, TCC presidents in signing unity resolution

Florida State University President John Thrasher, Florida A&M University Interim President Larry Robinson and Jim Murdaugh, president of Tallahassee Community College, joined forces to sign a resolution for educational and civil unity during a celebration to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Leon County Courthouse. The trio also each made remarks during the event. The […]

WFSU Public Media to launch free localized 24/7 multiplatform PBS Kids services

WFSU Public Media has announced it will launch new, free localized 24/7 children’s services on Jan. 16, 2017. Provided by WFSU Public Media, the free services include a new TV channel and live stream on digital platforms. The effort is WFSU’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community. WFSU Public Media will broadcast […]

FSU hires alumna to lead statewide institute for child welfare

Florida State University has chosen university alumna Jessica Pryce to lead the Florida Institute for Child Welfare. The institute was created by the Florida Legislature in June 2014 to conduct research, policy analysis and program evaluation of child protection and child welfare services. The measure, Senate Bill 1666, was drafted in response to what lawmakers […]