University News

FSU College of Medicine celebrates 20-year anniversary

It has been two decades since the Florida State University College of Medicine was established. The college will commemorate its 20th anniversary with a virtual ceremony Friday, Nov. 6. The event will recognize Myra Hurt, who served as the college’s acting dean when it opened, and the college’s Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The […]

Collaborative Collision: FSU researchers work together on issues of anti-racism, equity and inclusion

Florida State University is bringing together faculty members to collaborate on interdisciplinary research regarding anti-racism, equity and inclusion. The FSU Office of Research Development (ORD) recently hosted its 12th Collaborative Collision event, a virtual networking event to connect faculty members from a variety of disciplines who share common research interests. “The hope with this event […]

FSU to celebrate first-generation college student success

Florida State University will recognize its first-generation students and their accomplishments during a week of events expanding upon the nationwide First-Generation College Celebration, which will take place Sunday, Nov. 8. Florida State’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE), which provides first-generation and underrepresented students the necessary resources and support network they need to flourish […]

International influences and opportunities abound at FSU

November is International Education Month at Florida State University. For the next four weeks, international students, faculty and programs will take center stage as the university celebrates the international influences that both shape FSU and help FSU shape the world.  This year, in-person gatherings will give way to virtual events during the monthlong celebration, which builds off International […]

FSU expert on grief, trauma reflects on 50 years of teaching

Florida State University College of Nursing Professor Sally Karioth has spent the past 50 years practicing and teaching trauma and grief work. Now, as Karioth celebrates the rare milestone of teaching at FSU for five decades, the COVID-19 pandemic lingers month after month with no end in sight. Karioth said a myriad of factors are […]

FSU to recognize graduates in virtual Alumni Awards Gala

The Florida State University Alumni Association will recognize six members of the FSU family during the second annual Alumni Awards Gala, presented virtually Friday, Nov. 13. “While we can’t celebrate in the traditional sense during Homecoming Week, we still want to honor these six graduates for their professional accomplishments and service to their communities, including […]

FSU to recognize importance of global engagement during International Education Month

Florida State University will observe International Education Month during November to highlight its internationalization and global awareness efforts. The monthlong celebration expands upon International Education Week, a joint initiative led by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which is held across the nation during the third week of November. “While these […]

FSU’s record first-year student retention rate places among Top 15 nationally

Innovative campus-wide efforts nearly eliminate retention disparities among undergraduates Florida State University is retaining first-year students at a record rate, according to the most recent data reported to the Florida Board of Governors. Ninety-five percent of FSU’s first-time-in-college students who enrolled in Summer/Fall 2019 stayed for their sophomore year — a record for the university. […]

FSU Director of Fraternity/Sorority Life elected as president of national organization

Florida State University’s director of  Fraternity and Sorority Life has been elected to serve as president of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA). Chris Graham will begin a two-year term as president of the AFA in November. He is the first Black man and the youngest person elected to the position. “I’m incredibly honored to […]

FSU Panama City to offer free tuition to Florida students with family incomes of $50,000 or less

Florida State University Panama City announced a new scholarship program today that will provide tuition free education for qualified Northwest Florida students with combined family and student income of $50,000 or less or are eligible for Pell Grants. The FSU PC Promise Scholarship will take effect spring 2021 and will guarantee that full-time resident undergraduates […]

FSU College of Education to host COE Preview Week

Florida State University’s College of Education is hosting COE Preview Week, a virtual graduate programs open house. At this event, prospective students will be able to learn more about the college’s graduate programs and certificate programs from faculty, admissions staff and students. They’ll also be able take a virtual tour of FSU’s campus, as well as the Stone […]

FSU establishes student voter initiative

Florida State University is working hard to increase student voter turnout and civic engagement on campus leading up to Election Day. FSU Votes is a new civic engagement campaign that aims to increase voter turnout among eligible student voters. The nonpartisan initiative brings together partners from departments and student organizations across the university for a […]