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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 […]

Florida State University announces new dining services contract

Aramark Dining Services Q&A Florida State University announced today a new dining services agreement with Aramark. Under the new agreement, FSU’s Dining Services will continue to be a large operation that serves students, faculty, staff and visitors from more than 30 campus eateries, catering and athletic dining halls, generating approximately $31 million annually. The new […]

FSU to celebrate Fall 2020 commencement during virtual ceremony Dec. 11

Florida State University will hold a virtual commencement ceremony for its fall graduates Friday, Dec. 11. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony, which will be streamed on the university’s website and YouTube channel. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. Visit for links. The virtual ceremony will incorporate many of the […]

State of the University: Thrasher reflects on past accomplishments, expresses optimism for FSU’s future 

Florida State University President John Thrasher reflected on the university’s incredible achievements during his six-year tenure as FSU’s 15th president and expressed his excitement for the promise of the future during his final State of the University address. Thrasher delivered the address to the Faculty Senate Wednesday, Dec. 2, before a small, socially distanced audience at the Heritage Museum in Dodd […]

FSU Sport Management program ranked No. 1 in the nation

Florida State University’s doctoral degree program in sport management is the top program in the nation, according to College Choice, a leading online authority on college rankings and resources. The No. 1-ranked sport management program, housed in FSU’s College of Education, is based on four thematic pillar areas: Legal & Policy Issues in Sport, Management in Sport, […]

Florida State University remembers former First Lady Greta Sliger

Greta Sliger, who represented Florida State University with grace and dignity as one of the university’s longest serving first ladies, passed away Nov. 20. Born April 5, 1924, Ruth Margareta “Greta” Taube was raised in Newberry, Michigan. She attended Cleary University and Eastern Michigan University and married Bernard F. Sliger in 1945. Mrs. Sliger was […]

Resilient FSU: University community finishes fall strong, looks forward to spring 

When the global COVID-19 pandemic forced universities across the country to pivot to remote instruction during the spring and summer semesters, the likelihood of resuming face-to-face classes seemed doubtful this fall.   Working with faculty, public health officials and government leaders, college and university administrators — including those at Florida State University — laid out detailed plans on how they would safely bring back students and faculty to campus.   […]

Dedman School of Hospitality becomes FSU’s newest college

The Florida State University Board of Trustees unanimously approved Friday the renaming of the Dedman School of Hospitality to become FSU’s 18th college. In addition to increasing its prominence and stature, the BOT’s decision positions the Dedman College of Hospitality for growth in a number of ways, said Don Farr, Dedman Professor of Hospitality Management […]

President Thrasher announces new staff appointments

Florida State University President John Thrasher announced key staff appointments during his report to the Board of Trustees Friday. Laurel Fulkerson will serve as interim vice president for Research, succeeding Vice President for Research Gary K. Ostrander, who has been in the position since 2011. Ostrander announced earlier this year his intention to step down […]

FSU’s Global Citizen Certificate strengthens Collaborative Online International Learning partnerships

Florida State University doubled the number of students engaged in enhanced global learning through the Global Citizenship Certificate (GCC) this fall by expanding its Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) partnership. Already working with The Technology College of Americana (FATEC) in Brazil, FSU is now collaborating with two other FATEC campuses in São Caetano and Praia […]