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Florida State appoints chief compliance and ethics officer

Florida State University has selected Robyn Blank Jackson as its new chief compliance and ethics officer, a position created in response to the Board of Governors’ directive on centralization of compliance efforts. Jackson, who has served as FSU’s associate general counsel since 2011, will start the new position March 12. The chief compliance and ethics […]

President’s Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions announces dates for Town Hall forums

The Florida State University President’s Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions announced a series of Town Hall forums to hear public feedback, specifically with regard to B.K. Roberts Hall, Francis Eppes Hall and the Francis Eppes statue. Last fall, President John Thrasher announced the creation of the President’s Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions.  […]

FSU professor offers expertise on project honoring civil rights icon

Davis W. Houck, Florida State University’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies, is offering his expertise to help guide the production of a new documentary and curriculum about civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Houck, whose research interests include the Black Freedom Movement, is teaming up with Tougaloo College in Mississippi and the Kellogg […]

Florida State ranked among top Peace Corps volunteer-producing schools

For the second consecutive year, Florida State University was ranked No. 25 among large-size schools on the Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges & Universities list. The state of Florida ranked third on the Peace Corps’ 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing States list, rising from the No. 8 spot in 2011. There are 355 volunteers from the […]

FSU Career Center No. 1 way students found employment for fifth year

Florida State University students know where to go when it comes to planning for their future. For the fifth consecutive year, the FSU Career Center is the No. 1 way students found employment after graduation, according to the graduating senior survey. “We are confident of the positive impact we are having in preparing FSU students […]

FSU forges partnership with East China University of Science and Technology

Florida State University recently met with a delegation from East China University of Science and Technology in an effort to forge a relationship for future research collaboration and student exchanges. The partnership was initiated by FSU College of Social Work Dean Jim Clark and Professor Amy Ai, who have extensive experience with Chinese scholars in […]

Florida Times-Union: Thrasher acts boldly on Greek Life

By Times-Union Editorial Board Originally published Feb. 5, 2018. Reprinted with permission of the Florida Times-Union. In an era of rapid change, strong leadership is needed more than ever. So John Thrasher, president of Florida State University, deserves cheers for acting aggressively to make the FSU campus safe. He instituted an interim suspension of Greek Life […]

FSU unveils memorial in honor of U.S. Navy hero Scott Speicher

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The spirit of Scott Speicher, an FSU alumnus celebrated as a true American hero, is alive and well on the campus of Florida State University. FSU President John Thrasher joined members of Speicher’s family Friday to unveil a new memorial honoring the U.S. Navy pilot whose fighter jet was shot down on […]

Science and sports will team up at MagLab Open House

Some may see science and sports as unrelated, showcasing different people, skills and strengths. But they actually have a lot in common, as visitors to the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory’s Open House will discover. The “science of sports” is the theme of this year’s event, and many of the hands-on demonstrations […]

FSU financial math graduate program celebrates 20th anniversary with annual symposium

For the past two decades, Florida State University has been developing some of the nation’s top financial leaders through its graduate program in financial mathematics. FSU’s Financial Mathematics Program is an integrative curriculum that offers coursework leading to master’s and doctoral degrees. The program prepares students for careers in the financial services industry by equipping […]

FSU Libraries to host digital scholarship colloquium

Florida State University Libraries will host a series of events Feb. 15-16 to educate the campus community about digital academic publishing. The events will feature Cheryl E. Ball, director of the digital publishing collective at Wayne State University and an expert on scholarly communication, digital publishing infrastructure and open access. The schedule of events is: […]

Multicultural Leadership Summit rethinks diversity

The Center for Leadership & Social Change hosted its annual Multicultural Leadership Summit featuring the theme “CTRL + ALT + DEL: Rethinking Diversity Here & Now.” More than 250 people representing eight universities attended the summit Jan. 26-27. Opening keynote speaker Shantel Buggs, an assistant professor in the FSU Department of Sociology, launched discussions among participants, […]