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FSU grads help educate children in need through Teach For America

Figuring out what to do after college can be challenging but not for four members of the Florida State University Class of 2017, who will be helping educate the nation’s highest-need children through Teach For America. Teach For America recruits diverse and talented leaders who are committed to expanding opportunity for children in need. Members […]

International business group honors FSU chapter

A new student group at Florida State University has been honored with multiple awards from a century-old international organization. The Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) — a nonprofit that shares management expertise in a variety of fields — recently recognized Florida State’s chapter of SAM. The group was organized by the Jim Moran School […]

Egyptian educators visit FSU under State Department program to study U.S. community college system

Florida State University President John Thrasher welcomed to campus a delegation of Egyptian educators who are spending six weeks in Florida to study the U.S. community colleges. “It is an honor to host this program because we know how important community colleges can be in opening doors to new opportunities for so many people, whether […]

DIGITECH conference to feature student innovation

The annual DIGITECH conference at Florida State University will kick off Wednesday featuring student-driven technologies and creative activities designed to showcase the innovative and entrepreneurial side of FSU. The daylong event will include interactive exhibitions presented by student and faculty innovators as well as sponsors to showcase technology such as robots, apps, artistic creations and […]

Florida State ranks among top universities with the most doctorate recipients in the humanities and arts

Florida State University is ranked among the top universities in the nation with the most recipients of doctoral degrees in the humanities and arts for the 2014-2015 academic year. FSU ranked No. 14 in a survey of 237 public and private institutions nationwide. Florida State granted 85 doctorates in the humanities and arts in the […]

Florida State names new vice president for Student Affairs

Florida State University announced today the appointment of Amy Hecht, vice president for Student Affairs at The College of New Jersey, as the new vice president for Student Affairs, effective July 2017. Hecht, an alumna of FSU, will lead approximately 1,000 employees in the university’s student affairs division that spans a wide array of departments […]

Best of the Best: FSU film professor wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Florida State University’s Antonio Méndez Esparza, an acclaimed film director who teaches in the College of Motion Picture Arts, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Esparza, an assistant teaching professor at FSU’s film school, is one of 173 Guggenheim Fellows selected for the class of 2017. They were among a group of about 3,000 […]

FSU School of Physician Assistant Practice achieves crucial goal

Florida State University’s new School of Physician Assistant Practice has earned provisional accreditation and will start teaching its first classes in August. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has awarded the new status as FSU’s PA program prepares to welcome its inaugural class of 40 students. Jim Zedaker, who joined Florida State […]

FSU promotes diversity through largest cohort of McKnight fellows in recent history

Florida State University is helping cultivate some of FSU’s best and brightest minority doctoral students in partnership with the Florida Education Fund’s McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program. In one of its biggest cohorts in recent years Florida State University currently has 10 doctoral fellows and four dissertation fellows within the 2016-2017 McKnight Fellows class. The goal […]

Under challenge: Girls’ confidence level, not math ability hinders path to science degrees

When it comes to mathematics, girls rate their abilities markedly lower than boys, even when there is no observable difference between the two, according to Florida State University researchers. “The argument continues to be made that gender differences in the ‘hard’ sciences is all about ability,” said Lara Perez-Felkner, assistant professor of higher education and […]

FSU Service Scholar Program celebrates 20 years

Florida State University’s Center for Leadership & Social Change will host a reunion celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Service Scholar Program at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Dodd Hall. The reunion will honor more than 130 FSU Service Scholars graduates and celebrate FSU’s 20-year commitment to recruiting and developing outstanding students who are […]

FSU alumni earn place in College of Business 2017 Hall of Fame

Four new members will be inducted into the Florida State University College of Business Alumni Hall of Fame April 6 at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. The four will join 43 other individuals inducted since the Hall of Fame was created in 2003 to honor alumni who have excelled in their […]