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FSU partners with KIPP Jacksonville to strengthen admissions pipeline to underserved communities

Officials from Florida State University, the KIPP Foundation and KIPP Jacksonville announced a partnership between the university and the network of public charter schools to help provide more pathways to FSU for KIPP students in the Jacksonville area. FSU President John Thrasher and KIPP Executive Director Jennifer Brown signed a memorandum of understanding that would […]

10th Annual PeaceJam to feature Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize recipient and children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi will speak about his efforts leading a global movement to end child slavery and exploitive labor practices during PeaceJam Southeast’s 10th Anniversary Conference at Florida State University. The talk will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida […]

FSU students give back to local community during The Big Event Tallahassee

More than 1,600 volunteers from Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College came together to say “thank you” and give back to the city of Tallahassee during The Big Event Tallahassee on March 24. It is one of the largest, one-day, student-run service projects in the nation, with more than 70 service […]

Graduating FSU students participate in annual Ring Ceremony

Florida State University graduating students marked an important milestone toward becoming FSU alumni during the annual Ring Ceremony Monday, March 26, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Speakers included President John Thrasher; Vice President for Student Affairs Amy Hecht; Damon Edmond, senior class president; alumnus Dustin Daniels; and Nicole Blonsick, president of the Student Alumni Association. […]

Committed to service: FSU students honored during President’s Humanitarian Luncheon

From suicide prevention to providing care for the elderly to helping rural communities have running water, Florida State University students have been hard at work serving others. FSU President John Thrasher and Vice President for Student Affairs Amy Hecht recognized 15 of these humanitarian heroes for their tremendous commitment to service at a luncheon Wednesday, […]

Florida State sees across-the-board upward climb in U.S. News graduate school rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs are on the rise, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” FSU’s graduate programs in criminology, business, law, education, nursing and engineering all made significant jumps in the publication’s annual rankings, released March 20. “These new rankings reflect Florida State University’s ascent […]

FSU’s Great Give: University’s 36-hour online giving campaign set for March 22-23

The Florida State University community will unite to support the university by participating in the seventh annual FSU’s Great Give, a 36-hour online giving campaign that raises funds for a wide variety of academic projects, programs, scholarships and student activities at FSU. Gifts can be made online at greatgive.fsu.edu from 9 a.m., March 22 through […]

2017 Florida Book Awards winners announced

With its 12th annual competition now complete, the Florida Book Awards has announced winners for books published in 2017. More than 200 eligible publications were submitted across the 11 categories of competition. The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established […]

The future of learning: FSU opens new Innovation Hub

In today’s world, technology has taken over almost every facet of life. Across the nation, universities are creating new and groundbreaking ways to help students stay ahead of the curve. One of Florida State University’s strategic goals is to deepen its commitment to continuous innovation. In the quest to put students at the forefront of […]

The Big Event to take place March 24

Florida State University students, faculty and staff will come together with community members to say “thank you” and give back to the city of Tallahassee during The Big Event on Saturday, March 24. For the 12th consecutive year, the event will bring the city together for one of the largest, one-day, student-run service projects in […]

FSU students learn about leadership during outdoor expedition

A group of Florida State University students made new friends and learned about themselves, while discovering what it means to be a leader during the annual Leadership Learning in the Outdoors for Group and Individual Change (LOGIC) March 3-4. The leadership development program is a unique partnership between the Center for Leadership & Social Change […]

Dance Marathon at FSU sets new record, raises more than $2M ‘For The Kids’

The Donald L. Tucker Civic Center was filled with emotion and excitement as more than 1,800 student volunteers cheered, hugged and cried when Dance Marathon at Florida State University unveiled the record-breaking amount —$2,152,382 — they raised for charity during the total reveal ceremony Sunday. “Go away from here today knowing you all have made […]