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FSU ranks among top colleges for free expression

Florida State University placed No. 5 in the 2021 College Free Speech Rankings published by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Tuesday. FSU is the highest-rated university from the state of Florida on the list. FIRE, a national campus free speech organization, used seven components to identify the best campuses for student free […]

FSU College of Communication and Information establishes professorship honoring Jay Rayburn

The Florida State University College of Communication and Information announced the creation of a new professorship in honor of the late Jay D. Rayburn II, who passed away on Monday, July 12. Today, Sept. 21, would have been his 74th birthday. Serving as a lasting tribute to his devotion for advancement in the public relations […]

FSU expands program to spark interdisciplinary research

A Florida State University program to support interdisciplinary research teams is getting an upgrade. The FSU Office of Research Development’s Collaborative Collision program started in 2016 to offer faculty a way to meet others at FSU who might share their research interests. Now, it’s expanding to become “Collaborative Collision 2.0” and offer more support to […]

FSU to launch national search for new research leader

Florida State University will launch a national search for a new vice president for research in the coming weeks. Interim Vice President for Research Laurel Fulkerson plans to retire this spring after a distinguished career as a professor of classics and administrator. “We are so thankful for Dr. Fulkerson for all the time, effort and […]

Student success powers FSU’s Top 20 ranking by U.S. News & World Report

Florida State University continued its impressive run as a Top 20 national public university and was also recognized as one of the country’s best values in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. FSU reaffirmed its place in the Top 20 among public universities for the third consecutive year, retaining its No. 19 spot. […]

Florida State University students remember those lost on Sept. 11

As people around the world recognize the 20th anniversary of September 11, Florida State University students planted American flags on the campus Friday to remember those who lost their lives in the tragedy. Organized by the Collegiate Veterans Association and Veterans Student Union, the annual flag display honors the 2,977 lives lost 20 years ago. […]

Board of Governors appoints alumnus Drew Weatherford to FSU Board of Trustees

The Florida Board of Governors announced the appointment of Drew Weatherford to Florida State University’s Board of Trustees Sept. 1. The FSU alumnus begins his term immediately. Weatherford earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance and real estate from FSU’s College of Business, while spending three years as the starting quarterback for the football […]

FSU to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Doak Campbell Stadium before Notre Dame game

Florida State University will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic outside Doak Campbell Stadium prior to Sunday’s first home football game against Notre Dame. The first 250 FSU students, faculty or staff to get vaccinated will receive a $50 gift card good for merchandise at the FSU Bookstore and Seminole Sportshop. The walk-in clinic will take place […]

Six FSU professors receive McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowships

Six Florida State University assistant professors have received the Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship, a program that promotes excellence in teaching and research by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical to engage in research and training projects related to securing tenure and promotion. “I am proud of the ongoing commitment […]

Peter Collins elected chair of FSU Board of Trustees

The Florida State University Board of Trustees unanimously elected Trustee Peter Collins as its chair during its meeting Aug. 27.  Collins succeeds Ed Burr who has served as chair since 2015.  “It’s a big responsibility but we have a great board, and we have a great new president,” Collins said. “My job will be to marshal all the resources to […]

A Welcome Message from President McCullough

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by President Richard McCullough. Dear Members of the Florida State University Community, As we begin the fall semester, I want to welcome our new students, faculty and staff to Florida State University, and welcome back all of those who are returning to campus. I’m […]

FSU Libraries chosen to participate in OpenStax’s Institutional Partner Program

Florida State University Libraries will expand its efforts to increase awareness for the textbook affordability movement and promote the adoption of open educational resources (OER) through a new partnership with OpenStax. FSU is one of 12 universities that’s been chosen to participate in the 2021-2022 OpenStax Institutional Partner Program. As a participant in the network’s […]