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FSU Panama City to offer online master’s major in organizational management and communication

Beginning fall 2021, FSU Panama City will offer a new, fully online major in organizational management and communication. Offered by the College of Applied Studies, the major in Organizational Management and Communication (OMC) is a terminal master’s degree in Professional Communication designed to equip students with essential communication, leadership and organizational behavior management skills needed […]

Florida State University will resume normal, pre-pandemic operations effective Aug. 1, 2021

Florida State University will resume normal, pre-pandemic operations effective Aug. 1, 2021 A few public health and safety protocols remain for student organizations and some specific events including residence hall move-in. Masks are recommended but not required on campus except in designated healthcare locations. Classes will return to predominately face-to-face instruction and indoor space limitations […]

Trustees, special guests celebrate legacy of John and Jean Thrasher

The Florida State University Board of Trustees and special guests celebrated the legacy of President John Thrasher and FSU First Lady Jean Thrasher during a June 16 reception at the University Center Club.   BOT Chairman Ed Burr emceed the event, which included remarks by former BOT chair Allan Bense, Provost Sally McRorie, and Kyle Hill, former student body president. Leon County Commissioner Rick Minor and County Administrator Vince Long also presented a proclamation in President Thrasher’s […]

FSU art professor’s latest project targets sustainability and anxiety caused by hurricanes

The onset of a massive hurricane can cause environmental damage, threats to sustainability and even psychological suffering. A Florida State University art professor is tackling two of these detrimental effects in one project by producing a Hurricane Emergency Art Kit. Professor Holly Hanessian recently unveiled the kit at a public event held at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. The project has received support from both the […]

FSU doctoral program in nurse anesthesia earns max 10-year reaccreditation

In a letter Tuesday, the directors of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA) approved the reaccreditation for FSU Panama City’s graduate program in Nurse Anesthesia for a 10-year period, the maximum a university can achieve. Initially accredited in 2015, the program began at the master’s level. In July 2020, the State […]

FSU Board of Trustees approves $2.172 billion operating budget 

The Florida State University Board of Trustees on Thursday approved the university operating budget for the new fiscal year. The 2021-2022 operating budget of $2.172 billion increased by $317 million over last year, largely due to federal stimulus funds allocated to lessen the economic impact of COVID-19 and state funding for significant capital projects. The new […]

FSU student body president leads Florida Student Association, takes seat on BOG

As president of the Florida State University Student Government Association, Nastassia “Tazzy” Janvier is comfortable taking on leadership roles.  So it was only natural that on June 1, just months after being elected student body president, Janvier took on another leadership post when she was elected chair of the Florida Student Association. As chair of the FSA, she represents the student bodies of Florida’s 12 public universities — amplifying […]

Researchers reveal complex ecosystem changes cause more greenhouse gases to be emitted from peatlands

Peatlands, which make up 3 percent of Earth’s total land area, are known by a number of names — moors, mires, bogs, swamps and portions of permafrost tundra. They also store a significant amount of the Earth’s carbon. A research team from Florida State University and Georgia Institute of Technology are paying close attention to these complicated systems […]

FSU researchers receive $1.5M federal grant to enhance diversity in higher education

Florida State University researchers, in partnership with Florida A&M University, have received a $1.5 million grant to enhance diversity in the field of education research. The five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences — the independent, nonpartisan statistics, research and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education — will support the continuation of […]

FSU kicks off summer semester with ‘Welcome FSU’

Each semester, Florida State University presents “Welcome FSU,” a series of events and programs that serve as the official welcome for all Florida State students. This summer, Florida State will have a robust offering of in-person classes as well as hybrid, flex, and online classes. Similarly, Welcome FSU will return to in-person events while also […]

Florida Institute for Child Welfare awarded $10 million to revitalize child welfare system of Florida

The Florida Institute for Child Welfare, housed in the Florida State University College of Social Work, will receive $10 million in recurring funding from the state budget, which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed earlier this month. With approval of the appropriation, the Institute will have the resources to execute legislative mandates established in measures passed by the Florida Legislature in […]

FSU ranked among top universities for patent production

Florida State University is among the world’s top universities for creating patented technology, according to a new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. FSU was ranked 84th worldwide among universities for producing U.S. utility patents in 2020. The university produced 35 such patents. The report uses data obtained from the U.S. […]