University News

FSU recognized as a top college for diversity in 2021

Florida State University, along with its College of Medicine, earned a trio of honors from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, highlighting the university’s continuous efforts and innovation in advancing equity and diversity as a top priority. For the eighth consecutive year, FSU has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, which recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, with a sustainable impact on the campus […]

FSU President McCullough rings in International Education Month

Florida State University President Richard McCullough led festivities Tuesday at the opening reception for International Education Month at the Global and Multicultural Engagement Building. From the international flags hanging from the ceiling inside the auditorium to the selection of foods from around the globe, it was an international affair as students, staff and faculty gathered to […]

FSU presents first on-campus screening of ‘The Bowden Dynasty’

The Florida State University Seminole Boosters, in conjunction with the Division of Student Affairs, present the first ever on-campus screening of “The Bowden Dynasty,” a feature-length documentary film that explores the life and times of legendary FSU football coach Bobby Bowden. The screening will coincide with Bowden’s birthday week and celebrates the Nov. 9 worldwide […]

FSU faculty satisfaction on the rise, according to new survey

Positive views of leadership at all levels, trust in all aspects of governance, and satisfaction with university appreciation and recognition of faculty are some of the areas where Florida State University shines, according to a recent survey of the university’s faculty. Last spring, Florida State’s faculty participated in the latest Collaborative on Academic Careers in […]

Quicker calculations: FSU faculty change up classes to find best way to teach math

1 + 1.  2 X 3. The simple math learned as children serves as the building blocks throughout many people’s academic careers. But for many at the collegiate level, math can be a stumbling block, especially for those wishing to pursue degrees in the hard sciences or engineering. At Florida State University, teaching faculty in […]

FSU distributes $17.7M in American Rescue Plan funding to more than 16,000 students

More than 16,000 Florida State University students received $17.7 million in grants this fall through funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act. The U.S. Congress passed the American Rescue Plan in March 2021. The legislation authorized the U.S. Department of Education to provide funding for universities and colleges to award in the form of emergency financial aid grants […]

FSU to celebrate International Education Month in November

November is International Education Month at Florida State University, a time when the university spotlights the successes and the importance of international programs and people at FSU and the university’s presence abroad.  An award-winning national leader in campus internationalization, FSU honors its commitment to international education throughout the month of November with events that celebrate […]

FSU Foundation receives $100,000 grant from Truist to expand programming for first-generation students

The Florida State University Foundation has received a $100,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation through its Truist Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund at The Winston-Salem Foundation, to expand programming and improve retention and graduation rates for first-generation students and those disadvantaged by economic circumstances. The grant will be used to aid first-generation students, students with […]

FSU National Black Alumni recognizes distinguished alumni, scholarship recipients

The Florida State University National Black Alumni celebrated its 2021 Annual Homecoming Reunion Weekend, culminating with its annual awards program Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Black Student Union. The program included the presentation of several awards of distinction and scholarship recognitions, representing the organization’s highest honors bestowed upon FSU Black alumni, faculty, administrators and students. […]

FSU Alumni Association recognizes distinguished graduates during annual Alumni Awards Gala

The Florida State University Alumni Association recognized five distinguished alumni during the annual Alumni Awards Gala held Friday, Oct. 22. The event honored Circle of Gold Inductees and the winner of the Bernard F. Sliger Award, the highest honor awarded by the association. “Friday night of Homecoming Week is always exciting when we get to […]

‘A beacon of light for student success’: FSU community remembers Karen Laughlin during memorial ceremony 

Teacher, colleague, collaborator, innovator and friend — these were some of the words used by colleagues to describe the late Karen Laughlin during a celebration of her legacy Oct. 21 at Florida State University’s Honors, Scholars and Fellows house.   Laughlin, an enthusiastic educator and literary scholar who transformed the student experience at FSU, passed away May 4, 2020. She served as dean of Undergraduate Studies for 17 years […]