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FSU honors WWII filmmaker with Student Veteran Torchlight Award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking

Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Program kicked off Veterans Day weekend by commemorating the 75th anniversary of World War II with a screening of the famed 1944 documentary “The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress” Friday, Nov. 9, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.  The documentary by renowned Hollywood filmmaker William Wyler takes audiences aboard the final mission […]

MANCC Choreographic Fellow Okwui Okpokwasili named recipient of 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

A two-time choreographic fellow of Florida State University’s Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) has received a prestigious 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Okwui Okpokwasili — a performer, choreographer and writer — is one of 25 winners of this year’s MacArthur fellowship, awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The program awards unrestricted fellowships of […]

Florida State announces 2019 Seminole 100 list

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University’s College of Business, in partnership with the FSU Alumni Association and EY, has released its 2019 Seminole 100 list. This annual list recognizes the fastest-growing U.S. businesses owned by Florida State alumni, who are responsible for some of the most innovative and profitable companies in […]

FSU’s Billy Francis helps student-veterans soar to new heights

Retired Air Force fighter jet pilot Billy Francis, who leads Florida State University’s Student Veterans Center with a can-do attitude and benevolent heart, has navigated a winding life journey, sometimes literally at Mach speed. While his zigzag route has sent him and his family all over the world, Francis has brought a steadfast focus to his many missions and always delivered an invaluable gift: helping everyone along that path rise to new heights. This Veterans […]

FSU’s Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies: An international leader in the field

Since its founding in 2001, Florida State University’s Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies has established itself as an international hub for academics, students and Francophiles dedicated to the study and preservation of French-speaking cultures around the world. Over 18 years, the Winthrop-King Institute, housed in FSU’s Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, […]

Policy Pub to dissect midterm elections

Now that the midterm elections are over, the final Policy Pub of the Fall 2018 series will look at what’s in store for the nation going forward. The popular free public forum series presented by the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy presents Assistant Professor of Political Science Douglas Ahler to […]

Student-curated art exhibit honors Native American heritage and basketry

Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts and the Department of Art History will present “Interwoven: An Exploration of Native American Basketry” in recognition of Native American Heritage Month this November. The exhibit explores the art, history and culture of Native American basket weaving, featuring works from the Mary Douglas Lewis North American basket collection housed at the Florida […]

Students affirm their commitment to the community at first annual Little Event

More than 300 students from Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College came together on Saturday, Nov. 3 to make a big impact on the Leon County community for the first annual Little Event.   The event’s sponsor, The Big Event Tallahassee, hopes this new fall initiative will encourage volunteerism year round and prepare students for The Big Event, an annual day of community service […]

FSU student, faculty remembered at candlelight vigil

Hundreds gathered at Florida State University Sunday evening to mourn the deaths of two university community members killed in a Tallahassee shooting two days earlier. FSU senior Maura Binkley, 21, and College of Medicine faculty member Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, 61, died when a gunman opened fire at a Tallahassee yoga studio Friday, Nov. 2. […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: FSU plans campus vigil in wake of shooting

Dear FSU Community, My heart is filled with sadness following the horrific shooting that took place in Tallahassee on Friday. Although this shooting happened off campus, it has deeply touched the Florida State University family with two deaths and several injuries. To lose a faculty member and a student and have others injured in this […]

Florida State launches new Civil Rights Institute

Florida State University administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters gathered for a powerful evening of reflection and inspiration at the Dunlap Champions Club Thursday, Nov. 1. The event launched a new institute dedicated to the study of civil rights in America and the promotion of social change. The new FSU Civil Rights Institute is the […]