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MagLab director named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Until recently, Greg Boebinger counted on three fingers the high points of his career: earning three bachelor’s degrees (simultaneously); snagging a job at storied Bell Laboratories as a young physicist; and becoming director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, headquartered at Florida State University. But this week brought news that now requires an extra […]

FSU recognizes exceptional student employees in annual ceremony

The Florida State University Career Center hosted its third annual Student Employee of the Year award ceremony, April 10, to celebrate the vital contributions student employees make to the campus community. A total of 141 nominations were received from departments and divisions on the Tallahassee and Panama City campuses. Florida State awards five different honors […]

FSU grads help educate children in need through Teach For America

Figuring out what to do after college can be challenging but not for four members of the Florida State University Class of 2017, who will be helping educate the nation’s highest-need children through Teach For America. Teach For America recruits diverse and talented leaders who are committed to expanding opportunity for children in need. Members […]

Florida State names new vice president for Student Affairs

Florida State University announced today the appointment of Amy Hecht, vice president for Student Affairs at The College of New Jersey, as the new vice president for Student Affairs, effective July 2017. Hecht, an alumna of FSU, will lead approximately 1,000 employees in the university’s student affairs division that spans a wide array of departments […]

FSU Service Scholar Program celebrates 20 years

Florida State University’s Center for Leadership & Social Change will host a reunion celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Service Scholar Program at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Dodd Hall. The reunion will honor more than 130 FSU Service Scholars graduates and celebrate FSU’s 20-year commitment to recruiting and developing outstanding students who are […]

FSU Police share safety resources leading up to 2017 Spring Game

The annual Garnet and Gold Spring Game returns to Doak Campbell Stadium for 2017 with kickoff set at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8.  Police expect thousands of fans for the event, and they are making preparations to ensure the safety of all patrons.  FSUPD is encouraging fans to download the free app, SeminoleSAFE, which has […]

Acclaimed climate scientist named 2017-2018 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor

Jeffrey Chanton, an acclaimed climate scientist who has also done extensive work investigating the effects of the BP oil spill, has been named the 2017-2018 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, the highest honor given by the Florida State University faculty to one of its own. “Jeff is a tremendous researcher and an asset to the […]

Seminoles on the Rise: FSU Day at the Capitol celebrates year of success

The Florida Capitol gleamed garnet and gold as hundreds of Florida State University supporters gathered for FSU Day at the Capitol April 4. The annual event showcases the university’s accomplishments over the past year to legislators during the 2017 Legislative Session. Some of this year’s successes included receiving a record number of 2017 admissions applications, […]

Florida State leaps ahead in new national rankings

Florida State University moved up seven spots on a new national list of best public universities and colleges. FSU climbed to No. 29 out of 499 public institutions in the Business First rankings of academic excellence, affordability, diversity and economic strength. This latest report reflects Florida State’s continuing upward momentum in national rankings: The university […]

FSU adopts new Learning Management System

Florida State University is transitioning to a new learning management system (LMS) to manage academic coursework for students and instructors. Canvas will replace the current LMS, Blackboard, in Spring 2018. An LMS is a software application that delivers and manages instructional content and typically handles student registration, course administration and the tracking and reporting of […]

Tradition ‘rings’ true for graduating students

View photo gallery Florida State University graduating students marked an important milestone toward becoming FSU alumni at the annual ring ceremony Thursday, March 30, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. President John Thrasher, Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn and distinguished student leaders spoke to the graduating students about this being a time to reflect […]

FSU creates user-friendly digital system for faculty promotion and tenure

Florida State University is preparing to launch a new, custom-designed system that digitizes its faculty promotion and tenure process. Staff members across campus have gone through training for the online system and their feedback is upbeat, according to Jennifer Buchanan, associate vice president for Faculty Development and Advancement. “At the end of the first training […]