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FSU announces reforms for Greek Life

University Institutes New Policies and Procedures to Ensure Student Safety Florida State University President John Thrasher announced today that significant policy changes designed to create a healthier campus community and produce safer, more responsible student behavior will begin immediately. Thrasher instituted an interim suspension of Greek Life activities on Nov. 6, 2017, after the death […]

FSU ‘checks up’ on students during mental health awareness event

Florida State University students came out to enjoy the festivities and learn about mental health during Fresh Check Day, an event designed to bring the campus community together to ‘check in’ on the mental health and wellness of students. “There has been such a great turnout today for this wonderful event,” said Sue Shapiro, coordinator […]

Hire a Nole: Seminole Futures puts students on the path to employment

More than 2,250 eager Florida State University students dressed in their finest business attire and packed the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center ready to meet with employers during Seminole Futures, the Career Center’s largest event of the semester. The all-majors career fair held Thursday, Jan. 25, hosted more than 170 employers on campus with one […]

Former ambassador to speak on roots of Islamist extremism

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Center for Global Engagement will explore the roots of Islamist extremism through a lecture by Ambassador Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the United States. Haqqani will present his lecture “Seeking Lost Glory: Lessons of Islamist Extremism” as part of the college’s Broad […]

FSU College of Social Work to launch re-entry initiative with $1M grant

Florida State University’s College of Social Work will launch an unprecedented research initiative this spring focusing on the re-entry of incarcerated persons into communities. The initiative will be led by FSU’s new faculty hire, Carrie Pettus-Davis, one of social work’s leading experts in criminal justice and the decarceration of American prisons and jails through policy […]

Expert Pitch: FSU experts available to tackle Super Bowl LII

The Super Bowl is the largest single sporting event in American culture and is also quite popular internationally. As the nation gears up for Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, experts from Florida State University’s Department of Sport Management are available to comment on the popularity and importance of the Super Bowl.   Jeffrey James, Mode L. Stone […]

FSU hires two new staffers to lead Title IX office

Florida State University has hired two experienced Title IX professionals to provide leadership for the university’s Title IX office. Mandy Hambleton will serve as FSU’s new Title IX director and lead sexual misconduct support, prevention and response efforts for the university. Courtney McHenry will serve as the senior Title IX investigator. They will officially assume […]

The Ringling unveils new Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida affiliated with Florida State University, will debut its stunning new Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion on Monday, Jan. 22. The 5,500-square-foot pavilion, designed by regional architecture firm Lewis + Whitlock, will showcase The Ringling’s growing and vibrant collection of studio glass and serve […]

FSU College of Social Work and Peace Corps partner to provide tuition-free graduate school fellowship

Florida State University’s College of Social Work and The Peace Corps announced the launch of the new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, a graduate fellowship program that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps volunteers. The program will award a tuition credit waiver to selected returned Peace Corps volunteers pursuing a full-time Master of Social […]

FSU Panama City to offer new engineering programs from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

FSU Panama City announced it will add two new engineering programs in fall 2018. The university will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in systems engineering. The announcement came during a meeting of the FSU Board of Trustees today. “These new programs are coming to FSU Panama City because […]

Only a revolution: Civil rights activist addresses students during annual MLK commemorative celebration

Angela Davis — author, scholar, educator and civil rights pioneer — discussed the imprint of racism on society in her keynote lecture during Florida State University’s 30th Annual MLK Week Commemorative Celebration Jan. 16 at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Before Davis’ talk, the FSU Gospel Choir performed and President John Thrasher offered words of welcome. […]

Gonzalez, Henderson appointed to FSU Board of Trustees

Gov. Rick Scott announced two appointments to the Florida State University Board of Trustees Friday. Jorge Gonzalez, of Walton County, was appointed to fill a vacant seat for a term beginning Jan. 12, 2018, and ending Jan. 6, 2021. Gonzalez is the president and chief executive officer of the St. Joe Company. He also serves as […]