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FSU alumnus wins national teaching award

Florida State University alumnus Bobbie Cavnar said he never dreamed that his passions for education and Shakespearian literature would lead to him being named the best teacher in the nation. Cavnar, 40, recently told The Charlotte Observer he was astounded when he discovered he was being awarded $35,000 by the National Education Association Foundation and […]

FSU Career Center No. 1 way students found employment for fifth year

Florida State University students know where to go when it comes to planning for their future. For the fifth consecutive year, the FSU Career Center is the No. 1 way students found employment after graduation, according to the graduating senior survey. “We are confident of the positive impact we are having in preparing FSU students […]

FSU forges partnership with East China University of Science and Technology

Florida State University recently met with a delegation from East China University of Science and Technology in an effort to forge a relationship for future research collaboration and student exchanges. The partnership was initiated by FSU College of Social Work Dean Jim Clark and Professor Amy Ai, who have extensive experience with Chinese scholars in […]

Florida Times-Union: Thrasher acts boldly on Greek Life

By Times-Union Editorial Board Originally published Feb. 5, 2018. Reprinted with permission of the Florida Times-Union. In an era of rapid change, strong leadership is needed more than ever. So John Thrasher, president of Florida State University, deserves cheers for acting aggressively to make the FSU campus safe. He instituted an interim suspension of Greek Life […]

FSU unveils memorial in honor of U.S. Navy hero Scott Speicher

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The spirit of Scott Speicher, an FSU alumnus celebrated as a true American hero, is alive and well on the campus of Florida State University. FSU President John Thrasher joined members of Speicher’s family Friday to unveil a new memorial honoring the U.S. Navy pilot whose fighter jet was shot down on […]

Science and sports will team up at MagLab Open House

Some may see science and sports as unrelated, showcasing different people, skills and strengths. But they actually have a lot in common, as visitors to the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory’s Open House will discover. The “science of sports” is the theme of this year’s event, and many of the hands-on demonstrations […]

Florida State University Schools opens new playground

Administrators, teachers and parents of Florida State University Schools gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 14 to recognize the official opening of a new playground for students. FSUS is the FSU College of Education’s developmental research school. FSUS parents started the fundraising initiative for the new playground, and then FSU President John Thrasher stepped in […]

FSU researcher aims to better protect nation’s first responders

Technology breakthroughs in clothing materials and design have benefited all of us, but perhaps none more so than first responders. Burn injuries among firefighters have plummeted in the past decade. There’s just one problem: cases of heat stroke, exhaustion and cardiac arrest deaths have spiked upward because protective gear is much more insulated. New research […]

Power of WE hosts bipartisan discussion with former Congressmen

Florida State University’s Power of WE and The Village Square partnered to host the third installment of the Power of WE’s Shared Spaces Series on Feb. 13, focusing on “Why Gridlock Rules Washington and How We Can Solve the Crisis?” Members of the FSU and greater Tallahassee community watched as two political rivals — former Congressmen […]

FSU to host second Sports Talk Series on diversity and inclusion

As part of its Sports Talk Series, Florida State University’s Foundation for Diversity & Inclusion in Sport will host a talk focusing on leadership and managing diversity in the locker room. The event will feature speakers Becky Burleigh, head coach of the University of Florida’s soccer team, and Celia Slater, founder of True North Sports, […]

Indigenous nursing researcher to present health outcomes of Aboriginal populations

The Florida State University College of Nursing’s Center for Indigenous Nursing Research for Health Equity will hold a seminar presentation to discuss cultural determinants for the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. Ray Lovett, a fellow at Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council, will present at the seminar. Lovett, […]

Policy Pub looks at water crisis: Can it happen here?

One of the biggest stories of the past few years has been the water crisis in Flint, Mich., where due to insufficient water treatment, more than 100,000 residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water. The crisis would seem to be almost out of character in a country as developed […]