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Health and Wellness Center named for longtime administrator Mary B. Coburn

The Florida State University Health and Wellness Center has a new name after the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name the facility after former Vice President for Student Affairs Mary B. Coburn. FSU President John Thrasher presented the recommendation to the board at its meeting Friday, June 8. “Mary was one of the rocks […]

FSU medical school among most selective in the U.S.

The journey to becoming a physician began earlier this month for 120 students who make up the 18th class admitted to the Florida State University College of Medicine. Getting this far was no small feat. They were among nearly 7,200 applicants. FSU boasts one of the most selective medical schools in the nation. In each […]

FSU efficiency honored with Prudential Productivity Awards

Florida State University strengthened its reputation as one of the most efficient universities in the nation by claiming five awards at the 2018 Prudential Productivity Awards ceremony, held June 5 at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Established in 1989, the Prudential Productivity Awards program recognizes and rewards state employees who find ways to improve services, increase […]

FSU lab research focuses students’ career options and job prospects

Florida State University junior Reannan Riedy and senior Brooke Garringer are busy crunching research data and preparing to reveal their findings at a national conference. The invitation to present their textile research to members of the National Fire Protection Association is an invaluable opportunity for Riedy and Garringer, both retail entrepreneurship majors, and a rare […]

Six FSU graduate students, recent alumni win prestigious Fulbright Awards

Six exceptional Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will spend the 2018-2019 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 […]

Noles power past Huskies to win first NCAA softball championship

Head coach Lonni Alameda and the Seminoles claim the program’s first national title with an 8-3 victory over the Washington Huskies in Game 2 of the Women’s College World Series Tuesday. “Congratulations to the 2018 NCAA Softball Champions! Jean and I are so proud of these young women. They showed the world their heart, their […]

Students receive national scholarships to study critical languages

Four Florida State University students will study abroad in an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program thanks to the prestigious Critical Language Scholarship, offered through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The scholarships are an effort by the federal government to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering […]

FSU leaders complete Advance Leadership Development Program

Congratulations to the Florida State University faculty and staff who recently completed the 2017-2018 FSU Advance Leadership Development Program (ALDP). The ALDP is a professional development training program sponsored by the Office of Human Resources designed to foster the growth and development of high performing and emerging leaders at Florida State University. In April, 25 […]

FSU’s Opening Nights announces 2018-2019 season lineup

Opening Nights at Florida State University has announced its 2018-2019 season of performances and events. The lineup boasts 45 performances with artists from 11 different countries representing music, dance, theatre, comedy, spoken word and visual arts. Emerging artists, such as classical performing artist and accordion prodigy Hanzhi Wang and popular favorites like The Temptations and […]

Five FSU students receive prestigious Boren Awards

Five Florida State University students will study abroad for up to a year in areas of the world critical to U.S. national security and economic prosperity thanks to prestigious Boren Awards, offered through an initiative of the National Security Education Program. Four FSU undergraduate students received Boren Scholarships, which provide up to $20,000 for U.S. […]

FSU Libraries dean closes the book on 48-year career

Nearly a half-century after landing her first job at Strozier Library, Florida State University Dean of Libraries Julia Zimmerman will finish her career right where she started. Zimmerman, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from FSU in 1970, will retire from Florida State in June after more than a decade of leading University […]

International science leaders meet at MagLab

Visit marks the first time the Group of Senior Officials for Global Infrastructures has met in the United States. Florida State University played a key role this week as a group of international scientific leaders met at the FSU-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory to talk about the future of international cooperation in science. The […]