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‘Enriched in many ways’: FSU celebrates its transfer students, prepares a new class

Although many Florida State University students become Noles straight out of high school, a good number start their college education elsewhere before transferring to FSU. That currently accounts for more than 8,000 students — about a quarter of the undergraduate student body — and FSU celebrated them last month for their achievements and contributions to […]

FSU Collaborative Lab to promote nationwide student success and equity

Florida State University is working to enhance its record of student success and equity well beyond its campuses. The Collaborative Lab for the Advancement of Student Success, or CLASS, represents a joint effort of the College of Education and the Division of Undergraduate Studies that answers a national call to strategically improve undergraduate education so […]

FSU’s CARE: For the students it serves, it’s ‘home’ and a place to flourish

Senior Tamara Sonera gets a warm feeling every time she approaches the Thagard Building on the campus of Florida State University. She knows she’s about to encounter quiet spots to study, comfortable places to relax and compassionate people to talk to. “The minute I walk in, I kind of know that I’m home,” she said. […]

Plaid Project winner draws on Seminole Tribe of Florida as ‘a direct reflection’ of FSU community

Resilience reigns. Delaney Brannan’s plaid pattern — which she named “Resilience” in honor of the Seminole Tribe of Florida — has emerged as the winner of a contest to declare the best plaid design to represent Florida State University. The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship’s FSU Plaid Project inspired 10,984 online votes for four plaid […]

FSU College of Social Sciences & Public Policy honors 2022 distinguished alumni

Four graduates of the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy have earned the college’s 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award.   The college will celebrate the honorees – Cecelia Bonifay, Daniel M. Gropper, Jimmy Patronis and Nigel Parkinson Sr. – during its annual Distinguished Alumni Gala on Nov. 18.  “This is the college’s highest honor […]

‘When the magic happens’: FSU Hispanic/Latinx Cultural Celebration embraces authenticity, belonging

Filmmaker Denise Soler Cox urged Florida State University students to embrace who they are, in both words and actions.   “I want to invite you to tell the truth, be your authentic self,” she said. “Why? Because that’s when the magic happens. That’s where transformation lives.”   Soler Cox made her comments at FSU’s Student Life Cinema […]

FSU-based conference to emphasize student resilience, success

About 300 researchers, university administrators, staff and faculty from points around the world will converge on Florida State University this week with one word on their mind: resilience. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 25, FSU is hosting the Academic Resilience Consortium (ARC) Conference, which aims to connect people from all settings of higher education with the goal […]

FSU Office of Institutional Research recognized for outstanding contributions

Florida State University’s Office of Institutional Research (IR) took home awards recognizing its service and best practices in advancing the research of post-secondary education during the Southern Association for Institutional Research’s (SAIR) annual conference Oct. 1-4 in New Orleans. Rick Burnette, FSU’s associate provost for strategy and analytics and interim chief information officer, received the […]

FSU’s CARE gets $1.4 million in funding for expanded Upward Bound reach

Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement, or CARE, has been awarded $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to broaden a program that helps prepare high school students for college. CARE received the funding to start a new Upward Bound program in Suwannee and Hamilton counties, with a focus on math […]

FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice partners with Leon County Sheriff’s Office to reduce violent crime

Local efforts to fight violent crime got a boost from a $1.5 million federal grant that will help fund a new partnership between the Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice.  The LCSO recently announced the $1,495,633 grant, aimed at curbing violence, from the Department of Justice’s […]

FSU center awarded grant to improve rural community health and resilience related to opioid use

A $1.3 million grant will fund a Florida State University College of Social Work project that aims to combat the opioid epidemic across eight southeastern states.   The two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will go to FSU’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children (CFC […]