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FSU Libraries welcomes first cohort of Diversity Resident Librarian Program

Florida State University Libraries welcomes its first cohort of the university’s new Diversity Resident Librarian Program, which aims to increase the number of qualified academic librarians from members of traditionally underrepresented groups In alignment with Florida State’s strategic plan, the goals of the program are attaining more diversity of thought in program development and libraries […]

FSU produces a record eight Fulbright scholars

Florida State University can add a new distinction to its academic record books as eight faculty members have earned grants from the Fulbright Scholar Program this year. The Fulbright scholars will head out during the 2018-2019 school year to locations around the world to teach and conduct research in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Malawi, […]

FSU hospitality school names Buccaneers COO Alumnus of the Year

Florida State University’s Dedman School of Hospitality has named Brian A. Ford Jr. as its 2018 Alumnus of the Year. Ford, the chief operating officer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration from FSU in 1989. He will be honored during the school’s awards dinner Oct. 18. “I’m very humbled […]

FSU students win scholarships to pursue graduate degrees at world-renowned Oxford

Two Florida State University graduating seniors will study at the University of Oxford this fall thanks to the Frost Scholarship Programme. Joe Pelt and Matthew Martinez are among 10 recipients of scholarships through the Frost Scholarship Programme, which funds current State University System of Florida and University of Miami students for one-year, full-time master’s courses in […]

Profiles in Leadership: Sam Huckaba listens, learns and leads Florida State’s largest college

Sam Huckaba is a quiet visionary with a talent for solving problems — a down-to-earth guy with a doctorate in mathematics who revels in tackling an equation, considering the variables and finding the right solution. As dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Huckaba leads the largest college at Florida State University with 11,000 […]

Suwannee Room reopens with expanded options to satisfy all appetites

Florida State University’s historic and beloved dining hall, Suwannee Room, has reopened with a bright new interior look, expanded menu and open-kitchen atmosphere that together elevate the quality of meals and create a fresh dining experience for the campus community. “The Suwannee Room is a wonderful gathering place for students, faculty and staff right in […]

Mercier selected as FSU’s 2018 Carraway Employee of the Year

Denise Mercier is an expert problem solver and communicator best known for her compassion, empathy and unparalleled customer service. Her customer and student focus, passion and commitment to excellence are why Mercier, the coordinator for Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) for University Housing, has been selected to receive Florida State University’s 2018 Max Carraway Employee of the […]

FSU to receive $98.7 million in performance funding

Florida State University has improved in every performance metric outlined by the Florida Board of Governors and will receive $98.7 million in performance funding this year in recognition of its continuing excellence. The funds will allow Florida State to continue making investments in targeted areas as it strives toward its goal of becoming a U.S. […]

FSU boasts best four-year graduation rate in Florida

Florida State University now has the best four-year graduation rate of any public university in Florida, according to the latest data reported in the State University System’s 2018 Accountability Plan. The university’s four-year graduation rate is 68.4 percent, nearly three points higher than the previous year’s cohort, placing FSU first among all State University System […]

FSU Career Center honored for exemplary service

The Florida State University Career Center has been recognized by the National Career Development Association for exemplifying excellence in career development. The center received the association’s Exemplary Career Center Award in the area of Education, Government and Business at the 2018 NCDA Global Conference held June 21-23 in Phoenix. The FSU Career Center is known […]

Changing a path: FSU social work camp inspires students to succeed

Local middle schoolers got a chance to experience life on a college campus for a week in June thanks to the Florida State University College of Social Work’s annual Arts and Athletics Summer Camp. Now in its seventh year, the camp touts the benefits of higher education and transforms the mindsets of students who might […]

New director named for MagLab’s Applied Superconductivity Center

The reins of the MagLab’s Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC) have been handed over to scientist and professor Lance Cooley. Cooley takes over for his longtime mentor David Larbalestier, who will remain the chief scientist for materials at the MagLab and a professor in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. “These are exciting times for the field […]