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Biological science professor wins FSU’s 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award

Professor of Biological Science Gregory Erickson received Florida State University’s 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards Dinner May 2. The Distinguished Teacher Award is the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching and includes a $7,500 stipend. Erickson, a paleontologist, joined the FSU faculty in 2000 as an assistant professor and was promoted […]

FSU celebrates 40 years of African-American Studies

“American history that doesn’t incorporate the black experience is a false history.” Those words were uttered by the late William Jones, Florida State University’s first director of the Black Studies Program at FSU. This year, the program celebrates 40 years of educating students on the wide-ranging contributions of people from the black diaspora, as well […]

Riley named dean of FSU Graduate School

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Mark Riley dean of the Graduate School, effective May 7. Riley is a longtime faculty member in the Department of Physics at Florida State. He has served as interim dean of the Graduate School since August 2017 when former dean, […]

Florida State adds fourth ceremony for spring commencement

Florida State University will hold four spring commencement ceremonies for the first time in its history in an effort to accommodate increasing participation by graduates and their families in recent years. The two ceremonies on Friday, May 4, will feature Florida State alumni Julie Dunn Eichenberg, an executive at Turner Content Distribution, and John Rivers, […]

FSU hires new associate vice president for Student Affairs

Florida State University announced today the appointment of Angela Lauer Chong, interim vice president for Student Affairs at The College of New Jersey, as the new associate vice president for Student Affairs, effective July 16. In her new position, Chong will oversee the University Counseling Center; University Health Services, including the Center for Health Advocacy […]

Mentoring program celebrates 25 years of promoting diversity in health professions

For 25 years, a partnership between Florida State and Florida A&M Universities has helped a host of undergraduate students move on to a variety of health-related careers. Since 1993, the Mentoring Multicultural Students for Health Professions (MEMS) program has supported undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds seeking to enter the health workforce. The program was established […]

Don’t throw it out, donate it: FSU’s Chuck It For Charity celebrates 10 years

For Florida State University junior Abdullah Derosier, an Unconquered Scholar who came to FSU his freshman year with only a suitcase and 15 cents to his name, getting the basics for college was a challenge. Thanks to Chuck It For Charity, a partnership between FSU Sustainable Campus and University Housing, Derosier and other students facing […]

FSU to host ‘Last Call Before the Wrecking Ball’ events honoring the Oglesby Union

Florida State University will host a series of farewell events as part of “Last Call Before the Wrecking Ball,” commemorating the Oglesby Union before construction for renovations begins this summer. Featured events during the week include: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 Last Market Wednesday, 12 to 2 p.m., in the Union Courtyard This special edition of Market […]

FSU Graduate School sees major increase in applications

Florida State University has seen a significant increase in the number of applications for graduate school for the upcoming summer term. The number of applications for admission to the FSU Graduate School has more than doubled since last summer. There are currently 7,863 graduate students enrolled in FSU advanced degree programs, including the College of […]

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 […]