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FSU welcomes National Science Foundation director to campus

Florida State University welcomed National Science Foundation Director France Córdova to campus this week for a tour of research facilities and meetings with students, faculty and state political leaders. “We’re honored that Director Córdova made time to visit us here at Florida State and to see the great work being done on campus that her […]

Profiles in Leadership: New dean aims to strengthen future of law school

Erin O’Hara O’Connor, the new dean at Florida State University’s College of Law, sprinkles her language with a boxing expression when she talks about her talented and motivated faculty. She says they “punch well above their weight” — an expression of respect, recognizing and praising them as potent overachievers — as they step into the […]

FSU’s four-year graduation rate on the rise

More Florida State University students are graduating with a bachelor’s degree in four years or less, placing Florida State among the top 15 public universities nationally for its four-year graduation rate. Currently, 80 percent of FSU students graduate within six years, but recently the focus has been on improving the four-year graduation rate, which is […]

Hundreds inspired at fourth annual Women in Leadership Conference

On the eve of Women’s History Month, more than 500 people came together for Florida State University’s fourth annual Women in Leadership Conference on Feb. 28 to glean advice from numerous seasoned female professionals from a variety of fields. The conference, which attracted students, faculty and administrators, local leaders, community members and alumni, addressed the […]

FSU student-veterans participating in VFW National Legislative Conference

Two Florida State University student-veterans are attending the VFW National Legislative Conference from Feb. 26 to March 3 in Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of all student-veterans, service members and their families. Ryan Taylor, a Marine Corps veteran, and Ryan McKibben, a U.S. Army veteran — both natives of Tallahassee — were chosen to represent Florida State […]

FSU identified as top performer for black student success

Florida State University has one of the highest graduation rates among African-American students of nearly 700 universities examined in a new national study. The report from The Education Trust finds 74.5 percent of FSU’s African-American students — who make up 8.4 percent of the student body — graduate within six years. Nationally, about 40 percent […]

FSU celebrates Women’s History Month

Florida State University’s Women Student Union (WSU) and the campus community will celebrate Women’s History Month during the month of March with activities centered around the theme of “Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History.” The theme has the goal of creating a month of empowerment to elevate women personally and professionally so they can conquer […]

Statement Regarding Transgender Inclusion

Florida State University is a nationally recognized leader in diversity and inclusion.  We got there by committing to make our campuses welcoming to everyone.  Diversity of backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints strengthens the intellectual life of our institution.  The more our community reflects the world around us, the more academically innovative we are and the better […]

FSU Army ROTC to host fourth annual Justin Sisson Memorial 5K Run and Walk

Florida State University’s Army ROTC program will hold its fourth annual Justin Sisson Memorial 5K Run and Walk Saturday, March 4. Sisson, a 2012 FSU graduate and officer from the Army ROTC program, lost his life at the age of 23 while defending his country. The race is organized by FSU Cadets to honor Sisson and raise […]

Florida State University announces innovative new dining services contract

Florida State University announced today a new, 10-year dining services agreement with Sodexo that will bring an expanded menu of healthy and locally sourced fresh foods prepared by culinary trained chefs to new and renovated dining facilities and restaurants across campus. Celebrity chef and Florida State University alumnus Art Smith will serve as campus Culinary […]

National MagLab rolls out the red carpet for Open House

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is rolling out the red carpet for science at its upcoming annual Open House. On Feb. 25, the largest, highest-powered magnet lab in the world will open its doors for thousands of science fans. The region’s largest science event, the Open House will feature 100 hands-on […]