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FSU Alumni Association unveils new catering and events service

The Florida State University Alumni Association recently celebrated the launch of Traditions Catering and Events at the FSU Alumni Center, a comprehensive catering service designed to create simple, stress-free experiences. “The FSU Alumni Center is a unique space on FSU’s campus that is perfect for an array of social, formal and corporate events,” said Julie Decker, […]

FSU helps to seek ‘Prosperity for All’ in impoverished Leon County area

Florida State University this week welcomed a large gathering of community leaders and residents in a continued exploration of solutions for a particularly impoverished area of Leon County. The fifth meeting of the 32304+ Prosperity for All Summit brought together Leon County health, government, nonprofit and law-enforcement officials, plus officials from FSU and Florida A&M […]

‘Welcome FSU’ greets students with two weeks of fun and informative events

Florida State University on Monday ushers in the 2022-2023 academic year with two weeks of events that spotlight Seminole taste, spirit, culture, community and well-being. “Welcome FSU” greets all Florida State students through a series of events and programs that take place Aug. 15-28 at various campus locations. The events aim to show students ways […]

Multidisciplinary research team receives grant to study safety nets for mothers and families

A multidisciplinary research team at Florida State University received a grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to study the safety nets of low-income mothers and their families.   Melissa Radey, professor at the College of Social Work, is principal investigator and leads the study. Her research focuses primarily on improving the lives […]

FSU researcher finds reforestation efforts must start at the roots

Successful land restoration efforts depend on the people who live in those spaces, a Florida State University researcher has found.   The findings upend previous research advocating top-down policy approaches to restore land as part of global land-conservation efforts.   Professor of Political Science Eric Coleman co-authored the study, which was published in the journal […]

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin to speak at FSU

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak at Florida State University at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.    FSU’s Institute of Politics (IOP@FSU), in collaboration with Opening Nights, presents “Leadership in Turbulent Times: An Evening with Doris Kearns Goodwin” as part of the IOP@FSU’s Strengthening American […]

FSU center announces initiative to advance pediatric transplant health

A new partnership between the Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities Families and Children at Florida State University and UF Health at the University of Florida aims to improve outcomes for pediatric transplant patients and their families.   The Initiative for the Advancement of Pediatric Transplant Health Research maximizes the interdisciplinary nature of research […]

Summer commencement speaker trumpets power ‘to change the world’

Melanie Griffin implored graduating Florida State University students to embrace their “power to overwhelm” through consideration of others, confidence in themselves and devotion to a career that “brings you joy and passion in how you’re going to change the world.” Griffin, a triple graduate of Florida State University and the secretary of the Florida Department […]

‘Breaking barriers’: Marketing professor Maura Scott named Rockwood Eminent Scholar

Florida State University marketing professor Maura Scott, a pioneer in her field and a scholarly champion of the underserved, finds herself reflecting on the legacy of Persis Rockwood — the late FSU marketing professor who established so many firsts that she might as well have trademarked the word. Rockwood became the first woman to earn […]

FSU selects alumna to serve as next vice president for University Advancement

Florida State University President Richard McCullough announced today the selection of Marla Vickers as the university’s next vice president for University Advancement and president of the FSU Foundation. Vickers starts Oct. 1. Vickers, an FSU alumna who currently serves as associate vice president of Advancement in the Division of Advancement & Alumni Engagement at Emory […]

Opening Nights at FSU’s 25th anniversary season features Emmylou Harris, Jay Leno

Singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris, comedian Jay Leno, novelist Colson Whitehead and tribute group ABBA The Concert highlight the coming 25th anniversary season of Opening Nights at Florida State University. The 2022-2023 season begins Aug. 3 with a performance from ABBA The Concert at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall – the pinnacle of a ‘70s Summer Celebration evening […]