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FSU hosts Homecoming preview of new Black Student Union

Students, alumni and friends got a sneak peek of Florida State University’s new Black Student Union, described as a home away from home and a place for multicultural fellowship and education, during a Homecoming preview event at the facility Friday, Nov. 17. Coinciding with this year’s Homecoming theme, “Spirit of Unity,” many expressed their desire […]

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 […]

Inaugural group of FSU Gap Year Fellows begin first official year as Seminoles

Imagine graduating high school and immediately hopping onto a plane to fly 20 hours away from home. That was a reality for Florida State University freshman Emma Jo McAuliffe, who spent an entire year traveling to countries such as Cambodia and the Philippines, thanks to the FSU Gap Year Fellows program. McAuliffe is one of […]

It takes two: FSU students pursue master’s and doctoral degrees to ensure career success

Only about 3 percent of college graduates earn doctoral degrees and it’s even more rare for a Ph.D. student to pursue a master’s degree at the same time. While unusual, Florida State University is helping students who want to accomplish this rigorous academic feat achieve their goals.    Zhiqiang Shu, a recent FSU graduate, earned […]

FSU student and alumnus selected to attend prestigious economics meeting

A graduate student and an alumnus from the Florida State University Department of Economics have been selected to participate in the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau, Germany, taking place Aug. 22-26. Graduate student Steven Landgraf from DeForest, Wis., and alumnus Phil Brookins of Largo, Fla., will meet with Nobel laureates in their […]

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 […]

Recent FSU graduate receives prestigious USAID fellowship

A Florida State University alumna has earned a distinguished graduate studies fellowship from the U.S. Agency for International Development and Howard University. Jacqueline Rojas, who graduated from FSU in 2015 with degrees in international affairs and political science, is one of 10 students to be awarded a 2017 Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship. As […]

FSU College of Education alumni among highest impact teachers in Florida

Seventy-one graduates of Florida State University’s College of Education have been recognized by the Florida Department of Education as some of the highest impact teachers in the state. A recent analysis of their former students’ performance on statewide standardized tests found the effect these teachers had on student growth is among the most positive in […]

FSU identified as top performer for black student success

Florida State University has one of the highest graduation rates among African-American students of nearly 700 universities examined in a new national study. The report from The Education Trust finds 74.5 percent of FSU’s African-American students — who make up 8.4 percent of the student body — graduate within six years. Nationally, about 40 percent […]