University News

Profiles in Leadership: Laughlin guides student success on FSU’s path to Top 25

Florida State University is on the rise: record-breaking application numbers, all-time high graduation and retention rates and a U.S. News & World Report ranking of 33rd best public university in the nation. At the root of this incredible success is inspirational leadership from campus administrators like Dean of Undergraduate Studies Karen Laughlin. “This work has […]

Florida State alumnus named dean of FSU College of Education

Florida State University has named alumnus Damon Andrew as dean of the College of Education, effective Aug. 7. Andrew, who earned a doctorate in sport administration from Florida State in 2004, has served as the first permanent dean of Louisiana State University’s College of Human Sciences and Education and the E.B. “Ted” Robert Endowed Professor […]

Tech Fellows program provides summer internships to CARE students

Five Florida State University first-generation college students are spending their summer break working at top technology-based startup companies across the state of Florida thanks to the Tech Fellows program. The program is open to FSU students in the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) program, which serves first-generation college students and is part of […]

Two FSU undergrads to spend summer at Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

Two Florida State University rising sophomores have been selected to participate in the Fulbright UK Summer Institutes for undergraduate students from the United States. The program is one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programs in the world. Participants explore the culture, heritage and history of the United Kingdom while experiencing higher education at a university […]

FSU students win National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Four Florida State University students and three recent graduates have received the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s or doctoral degrees. “This is a simply wonderful achievement further illuminating the […]

Florida Institute for Child Welfare hosts Child Abuse Prevention Research Symposium

Experts from across the state gathered last month at Florida State University in an effort to improve the standards of child abuse prevention services in Florida. The FSU-headquartered Florida Institute for Child Welfare hosted the Child Abuse Prevention Research Symposium April 26-27 at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center. “With this event, […]

FSU psychology student receives prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Keanan Joyner, a graduate student in the Florida State University Department of Psychology, is one of 70 students nationwide selected to receive a 2019 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. The highly competitive fellowships are awarded by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation and include a $24,000 stipend per […]

Florida State University Schools teacher receives national award for innovation

A Florida State University Schools teacher has received a national award for her innovative work in teaching science, technology, engineering and math. Nancy Rosenbaum, a fifth-grade teacher at FSUS, received the 2018 June Scobee Rodgers Innovative Educator Award from the Challenger Center Thursday, May 10, in a presentation in front of her students, family and […]

FSU grad honored with Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award

Before leaving Florida State University, graduate Kat Aldereguia was bestowed with one last honor from an organization near and dear to her heart — the Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award. The international Distinguished Leadership Award annually recognizes 20 students from universities and colleges across the United States who have made an exceptional impact […]

New graduates express gratitude, savor success at spring commencement

Photo Gallery Florida State University made history this weekend by hosting four spring commencement ceremonies for the first time, offering graduates a chance to celebrate years of hard work and savor a sweet moment of success. More than 6,400 students graduated this spring with over 5,400 graduates participating in the ceremonies held Friday, May 4, […]

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 […]