University News

FSU celebrates its resilient students during in-person commencement

Florida State University celebrated its spring graduates during its first in-person commencement ceremonies in more than a year Saturday, April 17, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.   The university is holding 11 smaller commencement ceremonies over the course of the next two weekends to allow for proper social distancing for graduates and their guests.   President John Thrasher is presiding over the ceremonies, as well […]

Thrasher inducted to FSU’s Greek Hall of Fame

Florida State University President John Thrasher was inducted into FSU’s Greek Hall of Fame for his lifetime of service to the FSU community during the Pursuit of Excellence Awards ceremony April 14 at Capital City Country Club. It is the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life’s highest individual honor. “President Thrasher’s leadership, vision and commitment […]

FSU to welcome back 2020 graduates for in-person commencement May 22 

Florida State University will celebrate the Class of 2020 during three in-person commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 22, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.  In March, President John Thrasher invited all 2020 graduates back to campus for a proper celebration after the university was forced to cancel in-person ceremonies over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The university will retain many elements of its traditional ceremonies while […]

Hamilton presented with Garnet and Gold Key’s Ross Oglesby Award

Leonard Hamilton, the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Florida State University, was presented with the 2021 Ross Oglesby Award by the Garnet and Gold Key Leadership Honorary Society at its annual Homecoming Ceremony which was held virtually for the first time this year. Founded in 1924, Garnet and Gold Key is the oldest leadership honor […]

FSU religion student wins 2021 Master’s in Four competition

A graduate student from the Department of Religion won first place in Florida State University’s third-annual Master’s in Four (Min4) competition sponsored by the university’s Graduate School. Guanxiong Qi, an international student from China pursuing a master’s degree in religion, won first place for the presentation, “How Buddhist Monasteries Became Tourist Destinations in 17th-Century China.” […]

Walmart sponsorship enables Opening Nights to host Boys & Girls Club members for Prism Concert

A grant from the Walmart Foundation is enabling 100 members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend to attend the PRISM show, part of Opening Nights at Florida State University, at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11. The Boys & Girls Club members will also be provided lunch and enjoy an educational program prior to […]

FSU graduates take part in annual Ring Ceremony

Florida State University graduating students marked an important milestone toward becoming FSU alumni during the annual Ring Ceremony Thursday, April 8.   A hybrid event allowed students to pick up their rings in the afternoon and dip their rings in Westcott Fountain, as tradition dictates, along with a photo opportunity, snacks and souvenir items, following by a virtual ceremony.   “The […]

FSU Panama City Honors Chapman Family Foundation with Naming of Advising Center

Florida State University Panama City held a naming ceremony on April 8, 2021 for the Chapman Family Foundation, honoring their lead gift to establish the FSU PC Promise Scholarship. The Chapman Family Foundation Center for Academic Advising and Student Success was announced by Randy Hanna, dean of FSU Panama City, at a small ceremony with […]

FSU Alumni Association to recognize distinguished graduates in new Spring Alumni Awards Ceremony

The Florida State University Alumni Association will recognize six members of the FSU family during the inaugural Spring Alumni Awards, presented Friday, April 9. The event will honor recipients of the Grads Made Good award, Alumni Ambassador Award Scholars and the Garnet & Gold Key’s Ross Oglesby honoree. “We are incredibly proud of this year’s […]

Collaborative Collision program celebrates five years of bringing researchers together

When Marcia A. Mardis and her research team were looking for collaborators for a new research project, they didn’t know they would find them in Florida State University’s College of Medicine. Mardis is a professor and the associate dean for research at FSU’s College of Communication and Information. Her team, which includes CCI faculty researcher […]

Faculty honored for publications digitally during FSU Authors Day 2020

Every year, Florida State University Libraries and the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement host FSU Authors Day to celebrate published accomplishments by FSU faculty and staff. This year, due to the pandemic, authors were honored digitally in lieu of an annual reception. A full list of FSU authors’ works is available at https://fsulib.com/fsu-authors-day-2020-2/. “The […]

FSU shines in latest U.S. News graduate school rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” More than 30 graduate programs at FSU are ranked in the top 25 according to the publication’s annual rankings, released March 30. FSU’s criminology, real estate, […]