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FSU graduate student wins trio of Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists college awards

A Florida State University student won big at the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists’ 2019 Excellence in Broadcast News College Contest. Alexandra Wendling, a graduate student in the College of Communication and Information, won first place in three categories of the contest. The winners were announced Saturday, May 9, during a virtual ceremony due to […]

WFSU Public Media scoops up awards for work on race, culture and environment

From hurricanes to felon voting rights, and the delicate conversations around race and culture, WFSU Public Media has been recognized for its reporting and storytelling centered on some of the most contentious issues shaping the region today. WFSU’s content teams have received five Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, marking the second consecutive year the organization […]

Office of Research will allocate more than $400K toward COVID-19 projects

Florida State University’s Office of Research will allocate over $400,000 to fund 26 interdisciplinary projects that address questions related to COVID-19. The research tackles a variety of questions around the health, social and economic impacts brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Projects include exploring possible therapies, the development of tools for tracking infections and an […]

FSU students receive prestigious language study scholarships

Six Florida State University undergraduate students were recently selected to receive nationally competitive language study scholarships through initiatives funded by the federal government to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages critical to national security and economic prosperity.  Four FSU students won Boren Awards, offered through an initiative of the National Security […]

FSU students to receive CARES Act funding distribution

 More than 12,500 Florida State University students will receive emergency federal funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist them with unexpected costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19. It authorized the U.S. […]

FSU Career Center launches new platform to help students connect with employers

Florida State University students now have a new platform where they can search for jobs and internships posted by employers interested in FSU students, discover on-campus and virtual career events, and explore a wide variety of other career resources. NoleNetwork, launched by the FSU Career Center, is a new career management system and job board […]

FSU Alumni Association offers free membership to Spring 2020 graduates

The Florida State University Alumni Association is offering the university’s newest graduates a special digital membership to keep them connected to FSU and its growing network of over 360,000 alumni. “Class of 2020: the entire Seminole alumni network welcomes you,” said FSU Alumni Association President and CEO Julie Decker. “Try as we might, we know […]

FSU awards record number of honors medallions to spring graduates

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 383 high-achieving graduates — the university’s largest class to date — during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, April 30. 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 […]

Florida State University celebrates newly tenured faculty through library endowment book collection

Florida State University Libraries, the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement, and the Office of the President honored newly tenured faculty through the Celebration of Newly Tenured Faculty and Showcase of the Library Endowment Book Collection. Each of the 54 faculty members — the most awarded tenure during any academic year to date — picked […]

FSU mourns Dean Karen Laughlin

Members of the FSU family pay tribute to Dean Laughlin on social media Florida State University is mourning the loss of Dean of Undergraduate Studies Karen Laughlin — an influential, tireless and dedicated educator who, for almost four decades, helped define the very nature of an undergraduate education earned by countless FSU students. “I was so […]

Early career faculty win prestigious NSF award

Three Florida State University faculty members have received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for significant early career achievements in research and teaching.   The CAREER award is one of the most prestigious awards granted to junior faculty by the NSF. It supports scholars in the early stages of their careers and helps them […]

FSU’s Class of 2020 celebrates commencement together, but apart

COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM | PHOTO GALLERY | COLLEGE MESSAGES & READING OF NAMES Newly minted Florida State University graduates around the globe gathered Saturday for a spring commencement ceremony unlike any before it.    Instead of striding through the Donald L. Tucker Center as university tradition dictates, the Class of 2020 convened online as the social distancing practices necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic continued.    President John Thrasher presided over the ceremony, which took […]