President John Thrasher

Reflecting on Charlottesville: A Message from FSU President John Thrasher

Dear Campus Community, I am reaching out with a heavy heart after taking some time to reflect on the horrific events that took place in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend. What happened was a clear display of racism and intimidation by white supremacists, and I condemn these hateful and violent acts. Our thoughts and prayers […]

FSU named diversity champion by Insight into Diversity

For a second consecutive year, Florida State University has been recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as a “Diversity Champion” in higher education. FSU is one of only 10 colleges and universities nationwide receiving the award by the magazine, which is the nation’s largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. “Diversity enriches […]

Coach Martin inspires graduates to look to the future and reflect on the past

Florida State University head baseball coach Mike Martin treated the summer graduating Class of 2017 to his signature sense of humor as he urged the graduates to remain true to themselves, strive for success and give back to their communities. “I see a lot of smiling faces here today,” he said. “You all look awfully […]

FSU’s Opening Nights announces 20th anniversary season lineup

Opening Nights at Florida State University has announced its 2017-18 season of world-class performances and events in music, dance, theatre, spoken word, film and visual arts.  To mark its 20th anniversary, Opening Nights has put together a diverse season of best-in-class artists, popular favorites and past Opening Nights performers. Festival highlights include Jazz at Lincoln […]

Tradition, triumph and tenacity highlight spring commencement

Alumnus and advertising executive Michael Goldberg used a time-honored Florida State University tradition — the war chant — to get across one simple, but powerful, piece of advice for graduates to follow. “The key to success is in the tomahawk chop,” Goldberg said after leading the 2017 graduates in a one last united and classic Seminole chop. […]

Florida State University enjoying historic success

Florida State University is enjoying an exceptional year as the preeminent institution records a number of historic recognitions and accomplishments reflecting an upward trajectory of overall academic excellence and national prominence in higher education.  “Florida State University is an incredibly productive and valuable asset to our state, our country and our world,” President John Thrasher […]

FSU administrators honored for outstanding service to students

Florida State University President John Thrasher and Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn have been selected as recipients of NASPA Region III awards for their outstanding service and contributions to higher education. Each year, NASPA, the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, recognizes higher education administrators and faculty members who are doing exceptional work […]

FSU President Thrasher returns to middle school to recognize outstanding STEM-teaching program

Florida State University President John Thrasher donned a middle school teacher’s hat as he stepped to the front of a sixth-grade class to teach a science lesson on convection. Thrasher taught the class at Fairview Middle School in Tallahassee Thursday to recognize the continuing success of the FSU-Teach program, which encourages science and math students […]

Here’s to the Class of 2017: Seniors celebrate at annual President’s Toast

Hundreds of Florida State University seniors joined President John Thrasher in raising a glass to celebrate the last four years and the upcoming spring commencement ceremonies at the President’s Senior Toast April 17. As part of the fourth annual Senior Sendoff Week, members of the Class of 2017 enjoyed complimentary champagne, appetizers and music from […]