University News

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 […]

FSU to launch national search for new research leader

Florida State University will launch a national search for a new vice president for research in the coming weeks. Interim Vice President for Research Laurel Fulkerson plans to retire this spring after a distinguished career as a professor of classics and administrator. “We are so thankful for Dr. Fulkerson for all the time, effort and […]

Student success powers FSU’s Top 20 ranking by U.S. News & World Report

Florida State University continued its impressive run as a Top 20 national public university and was also recognized as one of the country’s best values in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. FSU reaffirmed its place in the Top 20 among public universities for the third consecutive year, retaining its No. 19 spot. […]

Florida State University students remember those lost on Sept. 11

As people around the world recognize the 20th anniversary of September 11, Florida State University students planted American flags on the campus Friday to remember those who lost their lives in the tragedy. Organized by the Collegiate Veterans Association and Veterans Student Union, the annual flag display honors the 2,977 lives lost 20 years ago. […]

Board of Governors appoints alumnus Drew Weatherford to FSU Board of Trustees

The Florida Board of Governors announced the appointment of Drew Weatherford to Florida State University’s Board of Trustees Sept. 1. The FSU alumnus begins his term immediately. Weatherford earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance and real estate from FSU’s College of Business, while spending three years as the starting quarterback for the football […]

FSU to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Doak Campbell Stadium before Notre Dame game

Florida State University will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic outside Doak Campbell Stadium prior to Sunday’s first home football game against Notre Dame. The first 250 FSU students, faculty or staff to get vaccinated will receive a $50 gift card good for merchandise at the FSU Bookstore and Seminole Sportshop. The walk-in clinic will take place […]