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FSU welcomes National Academy of Medicine member to university

Barbara Culliton, a distinguished science journalist and elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, has joined Florida State University as a scholar in residence in the College of Communication and Information. “We are extremely excited to have Barbara Culliton joining us at FSU,” said Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander. “Her experience as […]

Pioneering business administration professor named 2018-2019 Robert O. Lawton distinguished professor

Pamela L. Perrewé, professor of business administration in the Department of Management, has been named Florida State University’s 2018-2019 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor. It’s the highest honor given by FSU faculty members to one of their own. “I am so proud and excited because this award is very meaningful personally,” said Perrewé, the Haywood […]

Florida State University researchers to present at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

Dozens of Florida State University researchers are preparing to present at the 2018 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Eighty-four researchers, including faculty and graduate students, will present a total of 70 different presentations at the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. “Our goal in research is to advance teaching practice […]

FSUshadow helps students explore career options

More than 200 Florida State University students made the most of their spring break by gaining career experience through FSUshadow, the Career Center’s job shadowing program. The program helps students cultivate career-related, decision-making skills by connecting them with employers, community partners, alumni and friends of the university for a one-day job shadowing experience. During the […]

Seventh annual FSU’s Great Give sets records in support of university programs, scholarships

FSU’s Great Give, Florida State University’s 36-hour online giving campaign, recorded its most successful campaign to date, raising $413,147 for academic programs, student activities and scholarships. The seventh annual event, which took place March 22-23, drew support from 3,376 donors, including 1,791 Florida State alumni. “We are overwhelmed by the amount of support that was […]

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 […]