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FSU Police, community members team up to cycle for mental health awareness

A team of cyclists led by FSU Police Deputy Chief Jim Russell is making a 113-mile trek from Panama City to Tallahassee Saturday, May 27, to raise awareness of mental health issues. The second “Unconquered Ride” will coincide with National Mental Health Awareness Month and National Bicycle Month, which both occur in May. Many of […]

Braddock named dean of College of Motion Picture Arts

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Reb Braddock as the new dean of the College of Motion Picture Arts, effective June 1. Braddock has served twice as the college’s interim dean, most recently since January. One of the architects of FSU’s film school, he has been […]

FSU names Magnuson interim director of University Health Services

Florida State University Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Allison Crume has appointed Amy Magnuson to serve as interim director of University Health Services effective May 19. Magnuson will lead the department on an interim basis following the retirement of Lesley Sacher, who joined FSU in 1999 as director. Under Sacher’s leadership, University Health Services […]

College of Medicine to graduate new physicians and master’s students

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State University College of Medicine will graduate its 13th class of medical students at a commencement ceremony Saturday. Dr. Jonathan Appelbaum — the college’s Laurie L. Dozier Jr., M.D., Education Director and Professor of Internal Medicine — will deliver the commencement address. Among the graduates will be former FSU football […]

FSUPD motorsports team rides again to promote safety

Florida State University’s Motorsports Team, operated by the FSU Police Department, is on the road again to promote motorcycle safety across the state. Sgt. Jason Harris and Officer Brett Sheffield of FSUPD joined members of the Florida Motorcycle Safety Coalition as they delivered a proclamation from Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Highway Patrol in […]

Five FSU graduates to spend year abroad with Fulbright awards

Five exceptional Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will spend the 2017-2018 academic year teaching English or conducting research projects abroad as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program, administered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers grants for graduating college seniors, graduate students, young […]

Shamp to serve as interim dean of FSU’s College of Fine Arts

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Scott Shamp to serve as interim dean of the College of Fine Arts.  Shamp succeeds Peter Weishar, who is stepping down from his role as dean to join the faculty of the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. The school will […]

FSU alumna wins prestigious Pickering Fellowship and moves toward longtime dream

Caitlin Strawder, a 2013 graduate of Florida State University, has won a prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship supported by the U.S. Department of State. The program provides funding, mentoring and professional development for a job in the U.S. Foreign Service — an accomplishment that Strawder had once considered a “far-fetched” dream. “I’m still […]

FSU entrepreneurship faculty member wins achievement award

Florida State University’s Doug Tatum, an entrepreneur in residence in the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship, has received a distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Corporate Growth. The award is a rare honor that hasn’t been presented to an honoree since 2012 when Jay Jordan, chairman and founder of the Jordan Company, received […]

Generous donation creates scholarship for FSU hospitality students

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality announces the creation of a scholarship honoring an FSU alumnus who leaves a legacy of supporting others. The Phil LaBrecque Memorial Scholarship will serve as a lasting tribute to LaBrecque, who earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management with a minor in marketing at Florida State in 1970. […]

Student-veteran’s service dog honored during Commencement Week

Florida State University recognized about 6,800 graduates — and one incredible service dog — during its spring commencement festivities this past weekend. Bella and her owner Bryan Wimberly — a student-veteran who earned his Master’s of Social Work — were recognized at the College of Social Work’s Convocation & Pinning Ceremony Friday, May 5. Billy Francis, director of the […]