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FSU named finalist for national award recognizing university’s commitment to degree completion

As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Florida State University a finalist for its 2021 Degree Completion Award. The annual award works to identify, recognize and reward institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality. Student success […]

FSU Alumni Association announces fully endowed First-Generation CARE Scholarship

Florida State University · New Scholarship receives endowment The Florida State University Alumni Association announced Tuesday full endowment of the First-Generation CARE Scholarship, which supports first-generation students in the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement. The First-Generation CARE Scholarship will aid FSU students who are the first in their family to attend college and who […]

FSU Provost Sally McRorie to return to the faculty

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie announced today that she will step down as an administrator and return to the faculty at the end of the year. McRorie, who has served as FSU’s provost since November 2015, directed the university’s strategy development and implementation that set the stage […]

Florida State University President McCullough announces staff appointments

Florida State University President Richard McCullough announced key staff and search committee appointments Thursday. McCullough appointed FSU administrator Marissa Langston as his new Chief of Staff, effective immediately. Langston succeeds Elizabeth Hirst, who assumes full-time responsibilities as Associate Vice President for University Relations. As Chief of Staff, Langston will serve as a key member of […]

‘Channel Tradition’ as FSU celebrates Homecoming Week 2021

Florida State University will celebrate Homecoming Week with this year’s theme “Channeling Tradition” from Monday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. The week of in-person festivities includes alumni events, a street parade and the annual Homecoming Live pep rally. Homecoming Week is highlighted by the FSU-UMass football game Saturday, Oct. 23. A full schedule […]

FSU receives $1.3M Talent Search grant to improve college enrollment for students at Title I schools

Florida State University received a $1.3 million federal grant to improve high school graduation and college enrollment rates for students at Title I schools in the Florida Panhandle. FSU’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) and FSU Panama City will launch a pre-college program with funding from the five-year Talent Search grant, part of the Federal TRIO Programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. “This project is an exciting […]

Florida Book Awards announces 2021 competition and new Gerald Ensley Award for Developing Writers

The Florida Book Awards announces its 2021 competition for the best Florida literature and a new award, The Gerald Ensley Award for Developing Writers. Established in 2006, the Florida Book Awards has grown to include awards in 11 categories of books, plus a new award established in honor of the late journalist Gerald Ensley, who […]

Research, Faculty Development select inaugural Faculty Fellows class

Six Florida State University professors have been selected for the inaugural Faculty Fellows Program, an initiative aimed to draw on faculty members’ knowledge and expertise to create programs, policies and initiatives focused on increasing and supporting faculty success and research efforts. Three of the faculty members are working with the Office of Faculty Development and […]

FSU ranks among top colleges for free expression

Florida State University placed No. 5 in the 2021 College Free Speech Rankings published by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Tuesday. FSU is the highest-rated university from the state of Florida on the list. FIRE, a national campus free speech organization, used seven components to identify the best campuses for student free […]

FSU College of Communication and Information establishes professorship honoring Jay Rayburn

The Florida State University College of Communication and Information announced the creation of a new professorship in honor of the late Jay D. Rayburn II, who passed away on Monday, July 12. Today, Sept. 21, would have been his 74th birthday. Serving as a lasting tribute to his devotion for advancement in the public relations […]

FSU expands program to spark interdisciplinary research

A Florida State University program to support interdisciplinary research teams is getting an upgrade. The FSU Office of Research Development’s Collaborative Collision program started in 2016 to offer faculty a way to meet others at FSU who might share their research interests. Now, it’s expanding to become “Collaborative Collision 2.0” and offer more support to […]