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Two new directors join FSU’s division of Finance and Administration

Sandy Lyall and Michelle Baragona have joined Florida State University’s division of Finance and Administration as directors who specialize in employee development and well-being. Lyall is the new director of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and Baragona is the new director of training and organizational development.   Lyall most recently served as a senior consultant at […]

Three new FSU MoFA exhibits explore themes of nature, love and form 

The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) this semester presents three exhibitions that explore themes of nature, love and form. The exhibitions underscore the MoFA mission of connecting FSU and the broader community to the arts. “Since its establishment in 1971, MoFA has been a major contributor to the region’s arts community and […]

FSU expert: Parents, schools can help children with math learning, anxiety

Across the country, students are starting a new school year. For many students, their return to math class comes with anxiety and frustration. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Florida State University Associate Professor Robert C. Schoen studies how to improve mathematics teaching and learning at the elementary and secondary school levels. He […]

FSU’s new Student Union opens as cutting-edge ‘centerpiece of our campus’ 

Four restaurants, a 12-lane bowling alley, a sports bar and a ballroom so big it’s measured in acreage: Welcome to your new Student Union, Florida State University.   And behold a formidable four-story facility devoted to taste, play, study, relaxation and community. At about 300,000 square feet and rising 80 feet from the heart of campus, the Student […]

New Student Convocation instills FSU traditions in new generation of students

Photo Gallery A new generation of Florida State University students learned university traditions and gleaned advice from their peers and administrators during New Student Convocation Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. The fall semester begins Aug. 22. Thousands of members of the Class of 2026 — as well as returning students — took […]

Service Leadership Seminar teaches students to be community leaders

A group of Florida State University incoming freshmen got a lesson in being leaders as they served their new community during Service Leadership Seminar (SLS), a weeklong event coordinated through the Center for Leadership and Social Change at FSU. SLS is an opportunity for freshmen to learn about community service, identity and leadership through participation […]

FSU’s exceptional freshman class geared up to start fall semester

Florida State University next week will welcome an exceptional class of first-year students to a Tallahassee campus that gleams with additional faculty members and student-centered programs, plus a brand-new four-story Student Union. The university received more than 78,000 applications for about 6,000 spots in this year’s freshman class. Admitted first-year students for summer/fall 2022 hail […]

FSU names Paulette Curtis associate dean of Undergraduate Studies, director of Honors Program

Paulette G. Curtis, an experienced Harvard University-educated scholar and administrator with a record of serving undergraduate students and building honors and other academic programs at top-tier universities, has been named associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and director of the Honors Program at Florida State University. Curtis, now a visiting scholar at Tulane University, will succeed […]

$1.75m gift from FSU professor emeritus to ‘forever change’ international affairs program

A $1.75 million gift from a beloved Florida State University professor emeritus will create two new graduate fellowships in the international affairs program.   Professor Emeritus Richard Gray began working at FSU in 1958 as a professor of political science. Gray was instrumental in establishing the international affairs master’s program and expanding the undergraduate program, both […]

Florida Book Awards announces deadline for 2022 competition

The Florida Book Awards has announced its 2022 competition for the best Florida literature and established a Jan. 13, 2023, entry deadline. Coordinated by Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program, established in 2006 to recognize and celebrate the best literature by Florida authors and […]

Florida State University ranked among world’s top 25 college drama programs

Florida State University ranks No. 19 in The Hollywood Reporter’s top 25 drama schools worldwide, reaffirming the School of Theatre as a mainstay in the publication’s annual list of best schools for an acting degree. The recognition adds to a long list of honors the university has received over the years. “We are thrilled to […]

FSU Alumni Association to recognize prominent graduates at annual Alumni Awards Gala during homecoming weekend

The Florida State University Alumni Association will recognize six distinguished alumni during its annual Alumni Awards Gala on Friday, Sept. 30, the evening before FSU’s homecoming football game against Wake Forest. The event will celebrate five Circle of Gold Inductees, plus Sally Karioth as the recipient of the Bernard F. Sliger Award, the association’s highest […]