University News

Working at high speed: Associate dean makes mark in 29-year career at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Farrukh Alvi thought he’d spend one year, maybe two, in Tallahassee after coming to Florida State University as a postdoctoral researcher in 1993. Now, almost 30 years later, having served as a tenured faculty member, director of the Florida Center for Advanced Aero Propulsion, associate dean for research at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and […]

FSU public administration professor earns lifetime achievement award

The American Political Science Association is honoring a longtime Florida State University professor with a lifetime achievement award.   Fran Berry, the Reubin O’D. Askew Eminent Scholar and the Frank Sherwood Professor of Public Administration in the Askew School of Public Administration, has won the John Gauss Award.   The APSA said the distinction honors “a […]

Tallahassee and FSU Police Departments Offer Tips for a Safe, Enjoyable Football Game Day Experience

The City of Tallahassee and Florida State University (FSU) police departments are working diligently to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the visitors who come to enjoy home football games. To help fans plan, information is below about the game day traffic pattern. Pre-Game Fans are encouraged to use the following roadways to access […]

Two new directors join FSU’s division of Finance and Administration

Sandy Lyall and Michelle Baragona have joined Florida State University’s division of Finance and Administration as directors who specialize in employee development and well-being. Lyall is the new director of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and Baragona is the new director of training and organizational development.   Lyall most recently served as a senior consultant at […]

FSU’s new Student Union opens as cutting-edge ‘centerpiece of our campus’ 

Four restaurants, a 12-lane bowling alley, a sports bar and a ballroom so big it’s measured in acreage: Welcome to your new Student Union, Florida State University.   And behold a formidable four-story facility devoted to taste, play, study, relaxation and community. At about 300,000 square feet and rising 80 feet from the heart of campus, the Student […]

New Student Convocation instills FSU traditions in new generation of students

Photo Gallery A new generation of Florida State University students learned university traditions and gleaned advice from their peers and administrators during New Student Convocation Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. The fall semester begins Aug. 22. Thousands of members of the Class of 2026 — as well as returning students — took […]

Service Leadership Seminar teaches students to be community leaders

A group of Florida State University incoming freshmen got a lesson in being leaders as they served their new community during Service Leadership Seminar (SLS), a weeklong event coordinated through the Center for Leadership and Social Change at FSU. SLS is an opportunity for freshmen to learn about community service, identity and leadership through participation […]

FSU’s exceptional freshman class geared up to start fall semester

Florida State University next week will welcome an exceptional class of first-year students to a Tallahassee campus that gleams with additional faculty members and student-centered programs, plus a brand-new four-story Student Union. The university received more than 78,000 applications for about 6,000 spots in this year’s freshman class. Admitted first-year students for summer/fall 2022 hail […]

FSU names Paulette Curtis associate dean of Undergraduate Studies, director of Honors Program

Paulette G. Curtis, an experienced Harvard University-educated scholar and administrator with a record of serving undergraduate students and building honors and other academic programs at top-tier universities, has been named associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and director of the Honors Program at Florida State University. Curtis, now a visiting scholar at Tulane University, will succeed […]

$1.75m gift from FSU professor emeritus to ‘forever change’ international affairs program

A $1.75 million gift from a beloved Florida State University professor emeritus will create two new graduate fellowships in the international affairs program.   Professor Emeritus Richard Gray began working at FSU in 1958 as a professor of political science. Gray was instrumental in establishing the international affairs master’s program and expanding the undergraduate program, both […]

FSU Alumni Association to recognize prominent graduates at annual Alumni Awards Gala during homecoming weekend

The Florida State University Alumni Association will recognize six distinguished alumni during its annual Alumni Awards Gala on Friday, Sept. 30, the evening before FSU’s homecoming football game against Wake Forest. The event will celebrate five Circle of Gold Inductees, plus Sally Karioth as the recipient of the Bernard F. Sliger Award, the association’s highest […]

First-year momentum: McCullough charts FSU’s bold path forward

Florida State University President Richard McCullough arrived on campus in August 2021 with a bold vision of leading one of the top public universities in the nation to even greater heights. Inspired by FSU’s rapid rise in the national academic rankings, commitment to student success, and role as an engine of economic opportunity and social […]