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FSU administers first round of vaccines to 65-plus population

Florida State University began administering the first round of COVID-19 vaccines to faculty, staff and students age 65 and older Wednesday in its continued efforts to mitigate the virus. Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Leon County, FSU is now offering the vaccination to the university’s 65 and older population. The […]

FSU announces two newly created positions to focus on student equity, engagement

Florida State University’s Division of Student Affairs announced the hiring of two new staff members for newly created positions focusing on student equity and inclusion and student engagement. Sierra Turner started as director of Student Equity and Inclusion Jan. 6, while Felicia Williams will begin her duties as director of Student Engagement Jan. 19. Turner comes to FSU from the University of Montevallo where she […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: Condemning Violence in Nation’s Capital

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by John Thrasher, President of Florida State University. Dear FSU Family, Like everyone, I was shocked and deeply disturbed to watch yesterday’s events unfold in our nation’s capital. I strongly condemn this abhorrent display of violence and lawlessness, and as an institution of higher […]

GAP competition supports researchers moving from laboratory to marketplace

A method to improve testing for E. coli in beef and a system for evaluating a product used to reinforce pavement earned funding through a Florida State University program that supports researchers who are bringing their academic work to the marketplace. FSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research awarded faculty members a pot of […]

Year in Review: FSU’s strength shines throughout challenges of 2020 

• Best Photos of 2020 Florida State University showcased its strength and resilience during a global pandemic in 2020 while continuing to achieve new heights in student success and research initiatives.   FSU ranked among the nation’s Top 20 universities for the second consecutive year, posted a record freshman retention rate, brought in an all-time high of $250 million in research funding and enrolled a record […]

FSU Facilities receives state award for recycling efforts

Florida State University was recognized by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Florida Recycling Partnership as a 2020 Recycling Award winner. Specifically, Florida State was honored with the Recycling Champion Award. All of the 2020 Recycling Award Winners presented their programs during a webinar Thursday, Dec. 10. “Many universities and businesses talk […]

FSU provost selected to lead pair of academic boards

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has been selected to leadership positions of two academic boards. McRorie is serving as president of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and as chair of the Faculty Advisory Board for the University Press of Florida. “It’s an […]

Profiles in leadership: Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander returns to the faculty

A Christmas gift can have a lasting impact.   For Gary K. Ostrander, it was a GI Joe scuba diver he received when he was about 8.  “I became enamored with scuba diving and going under water, and then I saw Jacques Cousteau and I said ‘OK, you have diving, and you have science,’” said Ostrander, […]

Florida State University receives most 2020 Florida TaxWatch Awards of any state university

For the fifth consecutive year, Florida State University employees claimed a total of 14 Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards, the most by any institution in the State University System. The Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards recognize and reward state employees and workgroups who find ways to improve services, increase efficiencies and save Florida taxpayers millions of dollars […]

Collaborative Collision: FSU researchers investigate intersection of society and technology

More than three dozen Florida State University researchers convened online for the university’s 13th Collaborative Collision, a networking event that connects faculty members from a variety of disciplines who share common research interests. The FSU Office of Research Development (ORD) hosted the event, which promoted possible research collaborations focused on the intersection of society and […]

Commencement speakers urge Fall 2020 graduates to embrace today’s challenges  

Citing their resolve and sacrifice in the face of a global pandemic, Florida State University President John Thrasher commended new graduates during Friday’s fall virtual commencement ceremony, which was webcast via WFSU and YouTube.   With the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols moving the ceremony online, Thrasher said he missed the opportunity to enjoy face-to-face festivities but that his disappointment was […]

FSU awards 77 Honors Medallions to fall graduates

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 77 high-achieving graduates during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 10. The FSU Honors Program supports the efforts and talents of the university’s most intellectually curious students who have the potential, dedication and drive for creating change. The virtual ceremony included remarks by Provost Sally McRorie; Dean of Undergraduate Studies and […]