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‘Enriched in many ways’: FSU celebrates its transfer students, prepares a new class

Although many Florida State University students become Noles straight out of high school, a good number start their college education elsewhere before transferring to FSU. That currently accounts for more than 8,000 students — about a quarter of the undergraduate student body — and FSU celebrated them last month for their achievements and contributions to […]

FSU Collaborative Lab to promote nationwide student success and equity

Florida State University is working to enhance its record of student success and equity well beyond its campuses. The Collaborative Lab for the Advancement of Student Success, or CLASS, represents a joint effort of the College of Education and the Division of Undergraduate Studies that answers a national call to strategically improve undergraduate education so […]

Plaid Project winner draws on Seminole Tribe of Florida as ‘a direct reflection’ of FSU community

Resilience reigns. Delaney Brannan’s plaid pattern — which she named “Resilience” in honor of the Seminole Tribe of Florida — has emerged as the winner of a contest to declare the best plaid design to represent Florida State University. The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship’s FSU Plaid Project inspired 10,984 online votes for four plaid […]

‘When the magic happens’: FSU Hispanic/Latinx Cultural Celebration embraces authenticity, belonging

Filmmaker Denise Soler Cox urged Florida State University students to embrace who they are, in both words and actions.   “I want to invite you to tell the truth, be your authentic self,” she said. “Why? Because that’s when the magic happens. That’s where transformation lives.”   Soler Cox made her comments at FSU’s Student Life Cinema […]

FSU Honors, Scholars and Fellows House offers informational event for all students

The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House on Tuesday, Oct. 4, will offer an informational event for Florida State undergraduate and graduate students who want to explore the building and learn about the many programs and offerings that operate there. The open house will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second, third and […]

Seminole artist shares folktales of Seminole Tribe of Florida

Seminole artist Brian Zepeda delighted guests at Tallahassee’s Blue Tavern on Thursday evening in an exploration of narratives and musical traditions of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Zepeda, who calls himself “a traditional Seminole arts teacher and student,” shared folktales and songs that emphasized his people’s vibrant present and rich history. “Seminole Legends and Songs” […]

Jazz vocalist returns to FSU as featured guest in faculty concert

Florida State University alumna Inga Swearingen will kick off the College of Music’s 2022-23 University Musical Associates (UMA) concert season as featured guest vocalist in a Friday, Sept. 9, jazz faculty concert in Opperman Music Hall. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free for FSU students with an ID, $7 for seniors and […]

FSU names Paulette Curtis associate dean of Undergraduate Studies, director of Honors Program

Paulette G. Curtis, an experienced Harvard University-educated scholar and administrator with a record of serving undergraduate students and building honors and other academic programs at top-tier universities, has been named associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and director of the Honors Program at Florida State University. Curtis, now a visiting scholar at Tulane University, will succeed […]

FSU helps to seek ‘Prosperity for All’ in impoverished Leon County area

Florida State University this week welcomed a large gathering of community leaders and residents in a continued exploration of solutions for a particularly impoverished area of Leon County. The fifth meeting of the 32304+ Prosperity for All Summit brought together Leon County health, government, nonprofit and law-enforcement officials, plus officials from FSU and Florida A&M […]

FSU researchers expand trauma-responsive services for individuals returning home from jail

Researchers at the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) at the Florida State University College of Social Work are expanding their work with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and the John E. Polk Correctional Facility to treat trauma among individuals getting released from jail in Seminole County.   “Lifetime traumatic experiences are nearly universal among […]

Latest act: Malaev-Babel begins role as director of FSU/Asolo Conservatory

Andrei Malaev-Babel has been selected as director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, the Florida State University College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre announced. Malaev-Babel, an expert on Russian theater and acting techniques and an award-winning director and scholar who served as head of acting at the Conservatory for more than a […]

FSU College of Business receives $10M to establish the Dr. Persis E. Rockwood School of Marketing

A game-changing $10 million gift to the Florida State University College of Business will establish the Dr. Persis E. Rockwood School of Marketing in honor of the late trailblazing FSU professor emerita and will provide transformational support to marketing students and faculty members in the nationally ranked program. The Florida State University Board of Trustees […]