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Florida State leaps ahead in new national rankings

Florida State University moved up seven spots on a new national list of best public universities and colleges. FSU climbed to No. 29 out of 499 public institutions in the Business First rankings of academic excellence, affordability, diversity and economic strength. This latest report reflects Florida State’s continuing upward momentum in national rankings: The university […]

FSU adopts new Learning Management System

Florida State University is transitioning to a new learning management system (LMS) to manage academic coursework for students and instructors. Canvas will replace the current LMS, Blackboard, in Spring 2018. An LMS is a software application that delivers and manages instructional content and typically handles student registration, course administration and the tracking and reporting of […]

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 creates user-friendly digital system for faculty promotion and tenure

Florida State University is preparing to launch a new, custom-designed system that digitizes its faculty promotion and tenure process. Staff members across campus have gone through training for the online system and their feedback is upbeat, according to Jennifer Buchanan, associate vice president for Faculty Development and Advancement. “At the end of the first training […]

FSU Day at the Capitol set for April 4

Florida State University will celebrate its preeminence and all things garnet and gold during the annual FSU Day at the Capitol. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Florida Capitol. Several of the university’s colleges and academic departments will have displays and information tables set up […]

Universities rally for critical student success and research initiatives

Joined by police chiefs, mental health counselors, medical school deans, and student leaders, the Board of Governors and presidents from all 12 of Florida’s public universities came together on Wednesday to rally support for additional mental health counselors and law enforcement officers, raising the State University System’s research profile, and rewarding university performance. The rally […]

Nobel Laureate urges cultural acceptance at PeaceJam Southeast

Acceptance and inclusion are the keys to changing the world Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi told audience members during her public talk Friday, March 17, to kick-off the weekend-long PeaceJam Southeast Conference at Florida State University. “To rectify the problems we face today, we need to begin to accept and know about our cultures, religions and […]

FSU kicks off Student Innovation Celebration

Florida State University is kicking off the first Student Innovation Celebration to highlight the research and creativity of FSU students. Over the next two weeks, the celebration will feature eight events that recognize the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of the university. The celebration kicks off with the Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will feature students presenting […]

FSU’s ‘Great Give’ online fundraising campaign set for March 30-31

Friends of Florida State University around the globe will unite by participating in the sixth annual FSU’s Great Give, a 36-hour online giving campaign that supports a wide variety of academic projects, programs, scholarships and student activities at FSU.  Gifts can be made online at from 9 a.m. March 30 to 9 p.m. March […]

Florida State receives record number of applications

Florida State University is more popular than ever among prospective first-time college students as a record number of applications were received for admission to the 2017 summer and fall semesters.  This year’s total application number of 42,325 announced on Thursday, March 16 — FSU’s second and final decision day — is a 16 percent jump over last […]

FSU students honored for commitment to service at President’s Humanitarian Luncheon

From funding water wells in Ethiopia to working with children living in the Bolivian prison system to breaking down housing barriers for the local homeless population, Florida State University students have been hard at work serving others. Provost Sally McRorie and Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn recognized 13 of these humanitarian heroes for […]