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Student leaders, local officials ask community to take pledge in battle against COVID-19

The student government associations of Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College have partnered with local leaders to encourage students and community members to sign a pledge to protect the health and safety of the Tallahassee community. With the return of thousands of college students to Tallahassee, the pledge initiative aims to […]

FSU film school ranks as one of the best in the nation

Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts has again been ranked among the nation’s top 20 film schools by one of the entertainment industry’s premier publications. “This is the ninth year The Hollywood Reporter has ranked FSU as a top U.S. film school, and it continues to be a testament to the effectiveness of our curriculum and how impactful our alums […]

Art educators develop K-12 arts enrichment website

As Florida State University art educators transitioned to online teaching this summer, some used the opportunity to provide K-12 children with opportunities to foster creativity and connect through art activities.  Department of Art Education Associate Professor and Chair Sara Scott Shields reimagined her Theory and Practice II course to focus on the development of a website geared toward students and teachers in the K-12 community. The website, created by FSU students, consists of a collection of online art activities and live classes.   “This kind of novel […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: Behavior That Threatens Campus Health and Safety

Dear FSU Students, Over the past few days I have learned of several reports of students holding house parties, participating in large gatherings, not wearing face coverings and not social distancing. I am deeply concerned with this sheer defiance to comply with the university’s guidelines and expectations set forth and communicated to you before the fall semester. On Sunday, FSU Police arrested and charged seven students for […]

Coastal development, changing climate threaten sea turtle nesting habitat

A research team led by Florida State University found that sea turtles in the U.S. will have less suitable nesting habitat in the future because of climate change and coastal development. Researchers found areas that will remain or become suitable for sea turtle nesting in the future because of climatic changes and sea-level rise will […]

FSU ROTC building gets an overhaul

It’s been nearly 70 years since Florida State University’s Air Force and Army ROTC programs first called the Harpe-Johnson building home and since that time the building hadn’t changed much. That was the case until a year ago when the building began a massive renovation that was completed earlier this month.  Lt. Col. Keith Pruett, who directs […]

FSU receives $1.1. million extension from Department of Energy for nuclear research center

Florida State University’s Center for Actinide Science and Technology received a $1.1 million two-year extension from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue research that will help clean up nuclear waste. The center focuses on developing technologies to recycle nuclear fuel and clean nuclear weapon production sites. It is led by Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt, the Gregory […]

College of Music to continue successful virtual tele-therapy services 

Like many other healthcare providers around the world, music therapy faculty and students from the Florida State University College of Music have reinvented how they deliver services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now, FSU’s music therapists are providing tele-music therapy, which allows them to provide beneficial services to clients in a safe manner and offers opportunities and challenges for student training.   “The Music Therapy program at Florida State […]

FSU set to begin new academic year in the ‘new normal’

Florida State University will begin a new academic year Monday, Aug. 24, with many students returning to campus for the first time since March when the university transitioned to remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. “While the past few months have been challenging, the new academic year always brings a sense of energy and […]

Mask up! FSU distributing free face coverings to students

As Florida State University welcomes its students, faculty and staff back to campus this fall, health and safety continue to be the top priority. One of the ways the university community can help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is wearing a face covering, which is required when visiting all indoor facilities on campus. “Wearing a […]

FSU Facilities continues enhanced cleaning efforts as fall semester approaches

As Florida State University welcomes students back to campus this fall, FSU Facilities is diligently working to provide a healthier and safer environment for the entire campus community. FSU Facilities, responsible for the day-to-day operations of buildings, grounds and utilities systems, employs nearly 700 people who manage more than 14.5 million total gross square feet […]

FSU hires new associate vice president for facilities

Florida State University announced Thursday the appointment of Dave Irvin as the university’s associate vice president for Facilities. He will start Sept. 28. Irvin succeeds Dennis Bailey, who is retiring after 18 years at Florida State. Previously, Irvin served as the associate vice chancellor for Facilities Services at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, a position he’s held since 2011.  Vice President for Finance and Administration Kyle Clark said he’s excited […]