University News

Alumnus Bob Sasser doubles impact of $500K gift to FSU from Dollar Tree

Bob Sasser has demonstrated once again he’s a true friend and generous advocate of Florida State University and the College of Business. Sasser, a 1973 marketing graduate, has matched a $500,000 gift to FSU from Dollar Tree Inc., the company he led as chief executive officer and president before recently becoming executive chairman. The match […]

Earth Day: FSU researchers tackle projects examining planet’s sustainability

Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, promotes healthy activities that individuals or organizations can do to help the planet. Often, this means planting trees, creating more opportunities for recycling or encouraging people to use reusable products. For many FSU faculty, sustainability is an important question that often drives their research.  FSU researchers are tackling a […]

FSU Food for Thought Pantry celebrates nine years serving students

Across college campuses in America, there are students struggling with the issue of food insecurity. At Florida State University students don’t have to worry about when they will get their next meal thanks to the FSU Food for Thought Food Pantry. Any student with a valid FSU ID can visit the pantry as needed to […]

FSU Alumni Association president steps down to pursue new career opportunity

Scott Atwell, who is credited with greatly expanding and modernizing the Florida State University Alumni Association, is stepping down as the organization’s president to pursue a new career opportunity. “Scott generated so much excitement about Florida State,” said President John Thrasher. “He really energized our alumni base to spread FSU’s story of preeminence and academic […]

FSU honors graduate students for teaching, scholarship and service

Florida State University Graduate School held their annual celebration of Graduate Student Excellence on Tuesday, April 10, an opportunity to honor the best and brightest within graduate education at FSU. Mark Riley, interim dean of the Graduate School, presided over the program. “Your contributions are truly vital to the university,” Riley said. “I am confident […]

FSU looks to the future with new Oglesby Union

Florida State University is moving ahead with an ambitious plan to take down Oglesby Union and build a new one that incorporates FSU tradition, while elevating the look and feel of the entire campus. But first, FSU is making plans to say goodbye to the quirky collection of buildings, some dating back more than 60 […]

FSU African-American Studies program celebrates 40th anniversary

The African-American Studies program at Florida State University is celebrating its long history and continued growth with a special event featuring a panel discussion, a reception and recognition of the people who began the program four decades ago. The event, “On the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating 40 Years of Black Studies,” is free and open […]

Opening Nights at Florida State University announces $250,000 endowed gift to provide enhanced cultural arts programming

Opening Nights at Florida State University has announced that a $250,000 endowed gift by Kelly and Laurie Dozier will enable Opening Nights to collaborate with LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival to provide enhanced cultural arts programming for the Tallahassee community. The two organizations will partner to present a program to kick off the 19th […]

FSU College of Business earns reaccreditation; AACSB rating benchmark of high educational quality

Florida State University’s College of Business programs in business and accounting have earned extended accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Accreditation by the organization is the most widely sought benchmark of educational quality worldwide and ensures students are learning material most relevant to their fields of study from highly […]

FSU student employees honored during annual ceremony

The Florida State University Career Center hosted its fourth annual Student Employee of the Year Awards ceremony April 9, celebrating the positive impact student employees have on the Florida State community. “The Student Employee of the Year awards are an incredible opportunity for the FSU community to thank our unsung student employees for the essential […]

DIGITECH 2018 showcases cutting-edge technology, new Innovation Hub

The new Florida State University Innovation Hub was alive with the spirit of invention during the annual DIGITECH event April 11. “DIGITECH is one example of the potential of what the Innovation Hub has to offer,” said Provost Sally McRorie. “Congratulations to all the DIGITECH exhibitors for the amazing innovations. You all have bright futures […]