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FSU welcomes Second Lady Karen Pence for announcement of art therapy initiative

Florida State University welcomed Second Lady Karen Pence to campus Wednesday for the announcement of her new art therapy initiative, Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART. Pence chose Florida State as the venue for the announcement because of its nationally acclaimed art therapy graduate education program. “I chose only one initiative to champion, and it […]

FSU shines in National Survey of Student Engagement

 Florida State University is leading the way nationally when it comes to satisfaction among students new to the university and those preparing to graduate, according to recent data from the National Survey of Student Engagement. Once every three years, FSU freshmen and seniors participate in the national survey as a way for the university to […]

Florida State leaps another five spots in national rankings

U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 33 Among Public Universities Florida State University has jumped to No. 33 among national public universities in the U.S. News & World Report rankings after moving up five places for the second consecutive year. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2018” guidebook. In two years, FSU […]

FSU welcomes the Class of 2021 at New Student Convocation

Incoming students were told they have what it takes to become a success, solve the world’s toughest challenges and create opportunities for a life well-lived, according to keynote speaker Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam at Florida State University’s 2017 New Student Convocation.  Putnam spoke to a crowd of thousands of incoming freshmen at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center Sunday afternoon, a day before fall semester […]

Florida State’s new freshman class is one of biggest, brightest ever

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students — including what is expected to be one of the largest incoming freshman classes in university history — as classes begin for the 2017-2018 academic year Monday, Aug. 28. FSU anticipates about 300 more incoming freshmen than last year, an increase in yield following a record number of applications […]

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 […]

Florida State names director of new Center for Teaching Excellence

Florida State University announced today the appointment of Leslie Richardson as founding director of the new Center for Teaching Excellence. The center will work collaboratively with a wide range of campus constituencies to improve student learning, enhance teaching strategies, boost support for innovative and effective teaching, and strengthen a culture in which effective teaching is […]

Chapin named dean of FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie today announced the selection of Professor Tim Chapin as the dean of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University, effective May 8. Chapin, a long-time faculty member turned administrator in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, was selected […]

FSU promotes Hanna to dean of FSU Panama City

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie today announced the selection of Randy Hanna as the dean of FSU Panama City.  Hanna has served as FSU Panama City’s interim dean since Aug. 1, 2016, leading up to his permanent appointment to the position.  “Randy Hanna’s outstanding leadership has already […]

Board of Trustees approves FSU strategic plan

Florida State University has set its sights on being among the nation’s most entrepreneurial and innovative universities as part of the university’s new strategic plan, “The Future is Florida State.”  The Florida State University Board of Trustees approved the university’s new strategic plan for 2017-2022 at its regular fall meeting Oct. 28.  “Florida State University is […]