University News

FSU Environmental Science and Policy student named Truman Scholar

Abril Hunter, a decorated Florida State University Environmental Science and Policy student, has been named a 2022 Truman Scholar, among the most coveted undergraduate awards in the country. The merit-based Truman Scholarship awards up to $30,000 to undergraduate students who desire financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, […]

Two FSU students earn prestigious Goldwater Scholarships 

Two Florida State University students have earned the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, a renowned national award that annually recognizes outstanding science, mathematics and engineering sophomores and juniors for their research experiences and potential.  Dhenu Patel, a junior exercise physiology major from Tallahassee, and Sophie Allen, a sophomore from Wauchula, Florida, who is majoring in psychology and […]

Sally McRorie honored with Garnet and Gold Key’s Ross Oglesby Award 

Sally McRorie, a longtime Florida State University faculty member and administrator who recently served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, has received the 2022 Ross Oglesby Award from Garnet and Gold Key, the university’s oldest and most prestigious leadership honor society. McRorie received her award on April 8 during the FSU Alumni […]

FSU Center for Global Engagement to host interdisciplinary discussion on War in Ukraine

Florida State University’s Center for Global Engagement will host a teach-in featuring an interdisciplinary panel to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Tuesday, April 12.  Panelists will represent disciplines from across FSU including history, international affairs, communications and modern languages and linguistics. Together, the group will attempt to offer context and perspective to several different aspects […]

FSU and Suntex Marinas partner to train hospitality students

Florida State University students can soon learn the ins and outs of marina operations through a new partnership between the Dedman College of Hospitality and Suntex Marinas.  The class, Suntex Intro to Maritime Hospitality, is set to start next spring and will be offered as an elective open to any FSU student. The course will include […]

FSU Student Veterans Center Director Billy Francis inducted into Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame

William “Billy” Francis, director of the Florida State University Student Veterans Center, was inducted into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame March 29. Francis’ induction was by unanimous vote of the Florida Cabinet, which also inducted 14 other veterans into the hall of fame. A 1986 graduate of FSU, Francis served 26 years in the […]

FSU continues to shine in latest U.S. News Graduate School rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” Twenty graduate programs and specialties at FSU are ranked in the top 25 among public universities, according to the publication’s annual rankings released March 29. Programs […]

Fulkerson to retire after 22-year career as classics professor, valued administrator

Laurel Fulkerson has spent a career focused on translation. As a professor of classics, she has spent her whole career working on interpretations of works from the ancient world. She can read seven languages and speak five “with various degrees of competence.” And it is translation, she said, that has probably been the key to […]

Riley to serve as Interim Vice President for Research

Florida State University President Richard McCullough has appointed Mark Riley to serve as Interim Vice President for Research. Riley replaces outgoing Interim Vice President for Research Laurel Fulkerson, who is retiring on April 1. Fulkerson has served in the role since January 2021, following a distinguished career as a professor of classics and administrator. Riley […]

FSU Alumni Association to recognize distinguished graduates at Spring Alumni Awards Ceremony

The Florida State University Alumni Association will recognize seven faculty, staff, students and alumni during the second annual 2022 Spring Alumni Awards. The ceremony, which will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 8 at the Alumni Center Ballroom, will commemorate recipients of the FSU Alumni Association and Omicron Delta Kappa’s Grads Made […]

EPA names FSU a ‘Green Power Partner’

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated Florida State University a member of its “Green Power Partnership,” in acknowledgment of the university’s commitment to using clean energy.  According to the EPA, significant green power use “demonstrates leadership, drives demand, and increases market impact.” Kyle Clark, FSU vice president for Finance and Administration, which includes FSU […]