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Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program graduates its largest class to date

Ninety-seven future health professionals from Florida State’s Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) program crossed the stage at an FSU commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 18. The largest graduating class of IMS students to date pushes the total to 254 graduates since the program opened its doors to undergraduates in the fall of 2016. “We believe all […]

Florida Senate recognizes President Thrasher, VP Clark

The Florida Senate recognized Florida State University President John Thrasher during its session Tuesday in honor of his outstanding achievements and service during his tenure as the university’s 15th president.  Sen. Joe Gruters, an FSU alumnus, read the resolution to Thrasher, who served in the Florida Senate from 2009 until he became FSU president in 2014.  “It is […]

FSU wins national award for excellence in procurement

Florida State University Procurement Services has received the National Association of Educational Procurement’s 2021 Award for Excellence in Procurement. The award recognizes institutions based on the procurement department’s contributions in support of the institution’s mission. FSU was selected based on their advancements in technology and their response and innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Florida State University […]

Thrasher sends Spring 2021 graduates off with inspiration from his FSU journey 

PHOTO GALLERY: APRIL 23-24 | STORY: APRIL 17-18 | PHOTO GALLERY: APRIL 17-18  Florida State University President John Thrasher urged new graduates to use the knowledge they have gained at FSU to make the world a better place in his commencement address delivered at six in-person ceremonies Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.  […]

Kampmann honored as Distinguished Teacher during annual Faculty Awards

Florida State University · Kampmann honored as Distinguished Teacher Raphael Kampmann, a teaching faculty member in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, knows his class has a reputation among students for being rigorous and thorough. So maybe, he wondered, the fact that he is the recipient of Florida State University’s 2021 Distinguished Teacher Award is a […]

FSU College of Medicine once again nation’s most selective medical school

For the second consecutive year, the Florida State University College of Medicine is the nation’s most selective medical school for admissions among schools ranked by U.S. News & World Report, according to data collected by the publication. The College of Medicine received more than 7,100 applications for the 120-person class that began in May 2020 […]

President Thrasher honored by Florida House of Representatives

The Florida House of Representatives recognized Florida State University President John Thrasher during its session Wednesday in honor of his outstanding achievements and service during his tenure as the university’s 15th president. Rep. Demi Busatta Cabrera, an FSU alumna, read the resolution on the House floor to Thrasher, who was located in the gallery due […]

FSU celebrates its resilient students during in-person commencement

Florida State University celebrated its spring graduates during its first in-person commencement ceremonies in more than a year Saturday, April 17, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.   The university is holding 11 smaller commencement ceremonies over the course of the next two weekends to allow for proper social distancing for graduates and their guests.   President John Thrasher is presiding over the ceremonies, as well […]

Thrasher inducted to FSU’s Greek Hall of Fame

Florida State University President John Thrasher was inducted into FSU’s Greek Hall of Fame for his lifetime of service to the FSU community during the Pursuit of Excellence Awards ceremony April 14 at Capital City Country Club. It is the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life’s highest individual honor. “President Thrasher’s leadership, vision and commitment […]

FSU to welcome back 2020 graduates for in-person commencement May 22 

UPDATED: MAY 17, 2021 Florida State University will celebrate the Class of 2020 during three in-person commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 22, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.  In March, President John Thrasher invited all 2020 graduates back to campus for a proper celebration after the university was forced to cancel in-person ceremonies over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The university will retain […]

Hamilton presented with Garnet and Gold Key’s Ross Oglesby Award

Leonard Hamilton, the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Florida State University, was presented with the 2021 Ross Oglesby Award by the Garnet and Gold Key Leadership Honorary Society at its annual Homecoming Ceremony which was held virtually for the first time this year. Founded in 1924, Garnet and Gold Key is the oldest leadership honor […]

FSU religion student wins 2021 Master’s in Four competition

A graduate student from the Department of Religion won first place in Florida State University’s third-annual Master’s in Four (Min4) competition sponsored by the university’s Graduate School. Guanxiong Qi, an international student from China pursuing a master’s degree in religion, won first place for the presentation, “How Buddhist Monasteries Became Tourist Destinations in 17th-Century China.” […]