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FSU recognizes Fulbright student and faculty award winners

Florida State University President John Thrasher recognized students and faculty who have received Fulbright awards during a Nov. 7 reception at the President’s House. “Tonight’s event is an important part of FSU’s International Education Month, and I’m glad we are taking this opportunity to honor students and faculty who have received a Fulbright at some […]

FSU, Tallahassee community come together for Veterans Day weekend film presentation

Florida State University students, Tallahassee community members and veterans kicked off Veterans Day weekend by recognizing the nation’s military and veterans with a screening of the documentary-narrative feature film “Above the Best,” Thursday, Nov. 7, at CMX Cinemas Fallschase. The event, presented by the College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Cinematheque in association with the […]

Florida State University’s Jim Moran Institute graduates 2019 EBV Accelerate Class

Twelve United States military veterans graduated today from the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) Accelerate program at Florida State University. The program was hosted by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, part of the FSU College of Business. “We are thrilled to complete our second EBV Accelerate program at Florida State University,” said Melissa […]

FSU honors former First Lady Virginia Wetherell for her work on President’s House

The Florida State University President’s House is filled with historic images, books and memorabilia precious to the institution. Now, a new plaque acknowledges the woman responsible for designing and raising money for the building where FSU’s first family resides. Virginia “Ginger” Wetherell served as First Lady of Florida State from 2003 to 2010, while her […]

#FSUglobal: President Thrasher, FSU community celebrate International Education Month 

Florida State University President John Thrasher welcomed students, faculty and staff at the opening reception of FSU’s International Education Month Tuesday, Nov. 5, celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange. “Florida State University is a leader in international education and research,” Thrasher said. “Building global and cultural competencies in the FSU community is so important to […]

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Angela Chong to dually serve as Dean of Students

Florida State University has appointed Angela Lauer Chong, associate vice president for Student Affairs, to dually serve as the Dean of Students, effective Dec. 13. “I have appointed Angela Lauer Chong to also serve as Dean of Students for the Division of Student Affairs,” said Amy Hecht, vice president for Student Affairs. “She will continue […]

Collaborative Collision brings together faculty to work with ‘big data’

Florida State University Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres has lots and lots of data from her work as an archaeologist. Now she’s looking for someone else who could use it. Peres participated in the recent “Collaborative Collision,” an event organized by the FSU Office of Research Development to connect colleagues across academic disciplines. For […]

FSU Board of Trustees welcomes new members

The Florida Board of Governors appointed business executives John Thiel and Bob Sasser to the Florida State University Board of Trustees during its Oct. 30 meeting. Their five-year terms will start Jan. 6, 2020. Thiel, who earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from FSU in 1983, recently retired as vice chairman of Global Wealth and […]

FSU Alumni Association provides free diploma replacements to victims of Hurricane Michael

The Florida State University Alumni Association, in partnership with the University Registrar, provided more than 500 diploma replacements during the month of October for alumni who were affected by Hurricane Michael in 2018. “To earn an FSU diploma is a significant accomplishment,” said FSU Alumni Association President and CEO Julie Cheney. “We are proud to […]

Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship becomes FSU’s newest college

Florida State University’s newest school — the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship — will now become its newest college, the university announced Friday during its Board of Trustees meeting. With the board’s unanimous approval of the name change, the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship becomes the nation’s first stand-alone college of entrepreneurship. In addition to elevating the […]