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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 […]

FSU students to show community appreciation through ‘The Big Event’ volunteerism

Florida State University will gather together with the local community at The Big Event this weekend to give back through volunteer work and say ‘thank you’ to the city of Tallahassee. Students, faculty and staff from FSU as well as Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College will be assigned to a variety of service […]

28 songs in 28 days: An FSU music student’s composition quest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University College of Music student Jose Hernandez is one very motivated guy. Hernandez has made it his mission to compose one piece of music every day in February. That’s a daunting goal in itself, but he’s also tackling this challenging list every day: Line up ensembles to perform his music […]

FSU freshmen who ‘Take 15’ credits more likely to excel

The results are in: Florida State University freshmen who took 15 credit hours or more in the fall semester posted an overall higher grade point average (GPA), on average, than those who took a lighter course load. The “Take 15” campaign, launched in 2015 by FSU Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally […]

FSU to celebrate black history during the month of February

Florida State University’s Black Student Union and the entire university community will come together during the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. This year’s theme, “Evolution of Royalty,” embodies black culture, values and an incredible story of adaptability. The idea of royalty has become an indicator of self-worth and symbol of hope. The month-long celebration begins at […]

FSU breaks ground on new Black Student Union building

Hundreds of Florida State University community members, alumni and government officials gathered together on an idyllic January afternoon Friday to break ground on a much-anticipated new facility for the Black Student Union. Established in 1968, the Black Student Union is a student government agency that offers black students a form of identity, a social life […]