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Students honored at annual Leadership Awards Night

Florida State University students, employees and organizations gathered on April 11 for the university’s Leadership Awards Night. The ceremony, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, is held each year to honor the diverse collection of individuals and groups across campus that engage in leadership learning. The awards and their recipients are as follows: President’s […]

Profiles in Leadership: Marcus reflects on 30 years of research, students and service

When Nancy Marcus arrived at Florida State University in 1987, she didn’t have plans to stay very long. Thirty years later, the oceanographer-turned-administrator has left an indelible mark at FSU — as a pioneer in her field, as a role model for women in STEM and as the dean of the Graduate School for the past […]

National Science Foundation awards FSU graduate students prestigious fellowships

A record number of Florida State University students have received the highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The NSF chose eight FSU students — a record high for the university — for this prestigious fellowship. Additionally, two students who have signaled their intent to attend FSU for graduate school also have […]

Closing the deal: Florida State Real Estate program shines at national competition

Florida State University’s Real Estate program has established itself as one of the nation’s most successful programs over the past 40 years and has been consistently ranked in the Top 10 for education and faculty research. The latest example of the program’s national prominence comes from a talented group of students in the College of […]

Advanced excellence: Graduate students honored at annual celebration

Dozens of Florida State University graduate students filled the Florida State University Alumni Center Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, April 18 for the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence. The annual event acknowledges the achievement of graduate students in areas such as leadership, instruction and research. Nancy Marcus, dean of The Graduate School, presided over the awards […]

FSU Police to launch high visibility enforcement operations for pedestrian and bike safety

The Florida State University Police Department will be launching intensive enforcement and educational operations at key intersections around campus April 17-21 in an effort to promote safe travel on campus.  Florida continues to rank among the highest places in the country for bicycle and pedestrian fatalities, and in 2016, FSUPD responded to eight bike/pedestrian involved […]

DIGITECH conference to feature student innovation

The annual DIGITECH conference at Florida State University will kick off Wednesday featuring student-driven technologies and creative activities designed to showcase the innovative and entrepreneurial side of FSU. The daylong event will include interactive exhibitions presented by student and faculty innovators as well as sponsors to showcase technology such as robots, apps, artistic creations and […]

FSU promotes diversity through largest cohort of McKnight fellows in recent history

Florida State University is helping cultivate some of FSU’s best and brightest minority doctoral students in partnership with the Florida Education Fund’s McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program. In one of its biggest cohorts in recent years Florida State University currently has 10 doctoral fellows and four dissertation fellows within the 2016-2017 McKnight Fellows class. The goal […]

Making history: Students create world’s largest human FSU torch

UPDATE:  More than 300 FSU students successfully formed the world’s largest human “FSU Torch” on campus on April 6. It stretched across Landis Green from near Strozier Library to Landis Hall. A camera-equipped drone flying 400 feet overhead captured the unique moment. The historic photo will become part of a student-produced video spotlighting FSU’s innovators […]

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 […]