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Profiles in Leadership: Engineering dean sees new opportunities for FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

For J. Murray Gibson, there is an intimate connection between art and science. “Creativity and intuition are key to art and science,” said Gibson, the dean of the Florida A&M-Florida State University College of Engineering. “The most inventive engineers I have met are highly intuitive.” Gibson, who plays the piano in his spare time, believes […]

FSU announces indefinite suspension of Greek activities

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced today he is imposing an indefinite interim suspension on all fraternities and sororities at FSU effective immediately. The action follows the death three days ago of Andrew Coffey, a pledge at Pi Kappa Phi, who was found unresponsive after attending a party, and the arrest today in an […]

A place for reflection: FSU Labyrinth adds new dynamic to campus

In an overly connected and busy world, Florida State University has designed a place for students to come and take a break. A labyrinth — often confused with but very different from a maze — is a flat, winding path to be followed that promotes reflection, thinking and well-being. The campus community, along with university […]

FSU welcomes families for Parents’ Weekend Nov. 3-4

Florida State University is rolling out the welcome mat for students’ parents and family members during FSU’s annual Parents’ Weekend. This year, the event will be held Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4. Parents’ Weekend is a tradition that has been celebrated at FSU for more than 30 years. It is the unique time […]

Noles Abroad: FSU International Programs celebrates 60th anniversary

Florida State University’s International Programs celebrated 60 years of providing students the opportunity to expand their horizons and travel overseas on Oct. 19. Students, alumni, faculty and staff joined together to honor the department’s accomplishments over the past six decades during a dinner at the Alumni Center. Jim Pitts, director of International Programs, addressed hundreds […]

FSU removes barriers to the college application process

With initial application deadlines quickly approaching, Florida State University is making it easier for Seminole hopefuls to apply to the university by implementing new features to assist in their higher education endeavors. FSU will now waive the $30 application fee for prospective students who self-report their financial need. Previously, students were required to go through […]

New FSU partnership to provide homestay programs for international students

Have you ever had the desire to connect with new friends around the world and experience a new culture, while staying in the comfort of your own home? Florida State University’s Center for Intensive English Studies can help make that happen. The center recently partnered with the American Homestay Network, an organization that provides homestay […]

New assistant vice president to join FSU Office of Research

Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander has announced the appointment of Kerry Peluso as the new assistant vice president for research administration and finance to oversee the financial operations of the university’s research enterprise. “We are very excited to have an administrator of Kerry’s caliber joining our team at FSU,” Ostrander said. “Her extensive […]

FSU Sustainability Hub celebrates grand opening

Florida State University celebrated the grand opening of the new Sustainability Hub at the Seminole Organic Garden with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 20. The hub is an outdoor learning center dedicated to educating students about renewable energy sources and promoting sustainable lifestyles. The pavilion-type structure is located behind the FSU Circus and overlooks […]

FSU receives fourth consecutive national diversity and inclusion award

College of Medicine Also Recognized for Diversity in Health Professions Florida State University’s continuing efforts to promote diversity and inclusion have earned national recognition for the fourth consecutive year. Florida State received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. FSU […]

Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith to headline Florida Hurricane Benefit Concert at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and Toby Keith together with the Coral Reefer Band will unite to perform at a Florida Hurricane Benefit Concert, “Trying to Reason…”. The benefit concert will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee, Fla. Tickets to the general public go on sale […]

Global Café proceeds support Puerto Rico hurricane relief

Florida State University’s Center for Global Engagement and the Puerto Rican Student Association co-hosted the first Global Café of the semester Friday, Oct. 6. The event served as a fundraiser for disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico following the recent devastation from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. “I’m so proud of everyone that came out,” […]