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Ecologist receives 2021-22 FSU Distinguished Teacher Award

Florida State University · Ecologist receives 2021-22 FSU Distinguished Teacher Award Long before she taught at Florida State University, Professor of Biological Science Nora Underwood led science field trips for elementary school students at a national park. Learning how to work with children gave her the first glimpse at how to clearly communicate with different […]

Leader of FSU Veterans Student Union creates scholarship to honor father’s career

A Florida State University student is paying it forward to help a fellow student and an Army ROTC cadet earn his degree. Sarah Johnson, director of the FSU Veterans Student Union, grew up as an Army brat. Her father, Lt. Col. (Retired) Brion Johnson, spent 29 years in the Army, deploying six times to Afghanistan, […]

FSU celebrates President Emeritus John Thrasher during portrait unveiling

Florida State University celebrated the legacy of President Emeritus John Thrasher Monday, April 25, as it unveiled his portrait during a luncheon at the FSU Alumni Center. Thrasher became FSU’s 15th president in 2014. During his nearly seven-year term, he elevated the university’s reputation as a preeminent research institution and led FSU to recognition as […]

Nursing associate professor wins Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award

Sabrina L. Dickey, an associate professor in the Florida State University College of Nursing, has received the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award. Dickey earned a $1,000 stipend for the annual award that honors a faculty member, administrator or staff member for outstanding service in keeping with the principles and ideals of Dr. […]

Michael Hartline to serve as interim VP for advancement, president of FSU Foundation

Florida State University President Richard McCullough has appointed Michael Hartline, dean of the College of Business, to serve as interim vice president for university advancement and president of the FSU Foundation. Hartline succeeds Andy Jhanji, who stepped down as interim vice president and president of the foundation after serving in the role since July 2020. […]

FSU to hold five Spring 2022 commencement ceremonies

Four distinguished graduates of Florida State University and the chief scientist at the FSU-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will be the featured speakers during FSU’s spring commencement ceremonies April 29-30 and May 1 at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. President Richard McCullough will preside over this spring’s five ceremonies, with about 5,800 students […]

FSU’s Jim Moran Institute celebrates more than a quarter century of inspiring entrepreneurial leaders

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University began with a contribution from Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises in 1995. Since then, the Institute has grown into a force that’s served thousands of entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders throughout Florida. Alumni, current and former staff, and administrators celebrated its 27th […]

Prolific scholar of African American Studies named 2022-2023 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor

A prolific and impactful scholar whose work has risen to the pinnacle of African American Studies has been named Florida State University’s 2022-2023 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor. Maxine Montgomery, a professor in the English Department since 1988, has earned the highest honor FSU’s faculty can bestow on a colleague. “Professor Montgomery is a fantastic […]

New stained-glass window in FSU’s historic Heritage Museum dedicated to Jim and Jan Moran

The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship has become the latest entity featured among Florida State University’s stunning display of stained-glass windows in the Heritage Museum at Dodd Hall. The window was dedicated during an April 13 reception. The dedication adds to an array of windows that highlight events and entities important and meaningful to the […]

Baldwin hired as FSU’s new Chief Audit Executive

Florida State University on Monday announced Undra Baldwin as its new chief audit executive following an extensive national search. He will start May 9. Baldwin, an expert on internal controls, audit methodology, risk assessment, fraud, information technology general controls and data analytics, comes to FSU from Kennesaw State University in Georgia, where he has served as Chief […]

Study finds local voluntary programs are effective in promoting green energy

Programs encouraging voluntary solar energy use at the local level are effective in spurring the adoption of solar power, a Florida State University researcher has found.  Tian Tang, an assistant professor in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, studied the effectiveness of voluntary environmental programs (VEPs) that encourage local governments to promote solar-friendly […]