University News

Mercier selected as FSU’s 2018 Carraway Employee of the Year

Denise Mercier is an expert problem solver and communicator best known for her compassion, empathy and unparalleled customer service. Her customer and student focus, passion and commitment to excellence are why Mercier, the coordinator for Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) for University Housing, has been selected to receive Florida State University’s 2018 Max Carraway Employee of the […]

FSU to receive $98.7 million in performance funding

Florida State University has improved in every performance metric outlined by the Florida Board of Governors and will receive $98.7 million in performance funding this year in recognition of its continuing excellence. The funds will allow Florida State to continue making investments in targeted areas as it strives toward its goal of becoming a U.S. […]

FSU boasts best four-year graduation rate in Florida

Florida State University now has the best four-year graduation rate of any public university in Florida, according to the latest data reported in the State University System’s 2018 Accountability Plan. The university’s four-year graduation rate is 68.4 percent, nearly three points higher than the previous year’s cohort, placing FSU first among all State University System […]

FSU Career Center honored for exemplary service

The Florida State University Career Center has been recognized by the National Career Development Association for exemplifying excellence in career development. The center received the association’s Exemplary Career Center Award in the area of Education, Government and Business at the 2018 NCDA Global Conference held June 21-23 in Phoenix. The FSU Career Center is known […]

Changing a path: FSU social work camp inspires students to succeed

Local middle schoolers got a chance to experience life on a college campus for a week in June thanks to the Florida State University College of Social Work’s annual Arts and Athletics Summer Camp. Now in its seventh year, the camp touts the benefits of higher education and transforms the mindsets of students who might […]

New director named for MagLab’s Applied Superconductivity Center

The reins of the MagLab’s Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC) have been handed over to scientist and professor Lance Cooley. Cooley takes over for his longtime mentor David Larbalestier, who will remain the chief scientist for materials at the MagLab and a professor in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. “These are exciting times for the field […]

Health and Wellness Center named for longtime administrator Mary B. Coburn

The Florida State University Health and Wellness Center has a new name after the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name the facility after former Vice President for Student Affairs Mary B. Coburn. FSU President John Thrasher presented the recommendation to the board at its meeting Friday, June 8. “Mary was one of the rocks […]

FSU medical school among most selective in the U.S.

The journey to becoming a physician began earlier this month for 120 students who make up the 18th class admitted to the Florida State University College of Medicine. Getting this far was no small feat. They were among nearly 7,200 applicants. FSU boasts one of the most selective medical schools in the nation. In each […]

FSU efficiency honored with Prudential Productivity Awards

Florida State University strengthened its reputation as one of the most efficient universities in the nation by claiming five awards at the 2018 Prudential Productivity Awards ceremony, held June 5 at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Established in 1989, the Prudential Productivity Awards program recognizes and rewards state employees who find ways to improve services, increase […]

FSU lab research focuses students’ career options and job prospects

Florida State University junior Reannan Riedy and senior Brooke Garringer are busy crunching research data and preparing to reveal their findings at a national conference. The invitation to present their textile research to members of the National Fire Protection Association is an invaluable opportunity for Riedy and Garringer, both retail entrepreneurship majors, and a rare […]

Six FSU graduate students, recent alumni win prestigious Fulbright Awards

Six exceptional Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will spend the 2018-2019 academic year teaching English or conducting research projects abroad as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program, administered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers grants for graduating college seniors, graduate students, young […]

Noles power past Huskies to win first NCAA softball championship

Head coach Lonni Alameda and the Seminoles claim the program’s first national title with an 8-3 victory over the Washington Huskies in Game 2 of the Women’s College World Series Tuesday. “Congratulations to the 2018 NCAA Softball Champions! Jean and I are so proud of these young women. They showed the world their heart, their […]