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Florida State to greet students with ‘Welcome FSU’ week

Florida State University will kick off the new academic year with “Welcome FSU,” a weeklong tradition full of engaging events that promote student involvement and inclusion on campus. Welcome FSU will offer a wide array of campus activities from Thursday, Aug. 22, through Thursday, Aug. 29, that introduce students to a variety of campus organizations […]

FSU students seize the summer with real-world experiences

What did you do this summer? Attend class on the side of a volcano? Work with a German student affairs organization? Curate an exhibit of 19th-century French paintings? Those are just some of the hands-on, real world experiences that Florida State University students took advantage of during their summer break. Internships, service learning, undergraduate research […]

Inside the story of Emmett Till: FSU professor launches app with digital perspective of civil rights icon

A Florida State University professor’s five-year research project has opened a new window of understanding about the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 that became a catalyst of the civil rights movement. Davis Houck, FSU’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies in the College of Communication and Information, and his colleagues have […]

CARE jumpstarts first-generation students’ college journey

Starting college can be an overwhelming experience for any student, especially for those who are the first in their families to do so. That’s why Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement’s (CARE) Summer Bridge Program focuses on providing first-generation students with a strong network of support and campus engagement opportunities. Last week, […]

The Ringling brings the museum experience and free programs to kids and families

The modern museum is a vibrant, inclusive hub of activities for the community that it serves. With the guidance of its new strategic plan, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has made great strides toward achieving its goals of inclusion, inspiration and excellence. The Ringling’s Youth and Family Program Manager, Angelica Hull, has […]

Grubbs to serve as interim dean of FSU’s College of Nursing

Florida State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie has appointed Laurie Grubbs to serve as interim dean of the College of Nursing, effective July 1. Grubbs succeeds Judith McFetridge-Durdle, who is retiring as dean June 30. McFetridge-Durdle will return to FSU as a faculty member in January 2020 to assist […]

Andrew Brady selected as FSU’s 2019 Carraway Employee of the Year

For more than 20 years, Andrew Brady has been an invaluable asset to the advancement of Florida State University. Brady, who serves as associate director of Institutional Research, has transformed the way FSU capitalizes on data, and for his efforts, he’s been selected as the 2019 Max Carraway Employee of the Year Award winner. The […]

FSU students invited to screen their films at Cannes Film Festival

Two Florida State University students are getting the opportunity of a lifetime after being invited to screen their films at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival alongside some of the most famous filmmakers in the world. Alex McFry and William Stead, students at FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts, are in Cannes this week preparing to […]

FSU’s spring commencement ceremonies set for May 3, 4

Three highly successful graduates of Florida State University will be the featured speakers at FSU’s four spring commencement ceremonies. John Dailey, mayor of Tallahassee, will be the keynote speaker at 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, 505 W. Pensacola St. Later that evening, John W. Thiel, a business consultant […]

Airbnb’s explosive growth jolts hotel industry’s bottom line

Hospitality service Airbnb is fast becoming the 800-pound gorilla that’s shaking up the hotel industry and forever changing it. New research from Florida State University finds Airbnb’s exponential growth worldwide is devouring an increasing share of hotel revenues and also driving down room prices and occupancy rates. “This is the first study confirming the negative […]

FSU student-entrepreneurs compete at 2019 ACC InVenture Prize

**APRIL 18 UPDATE: FSU’s entrepreneurial team InnoHealth Diagnostics finished in the top 5 at the 2019 ACC InVenture Prize competition Wednesday night. The top award went to student-entrepreneurs from the University of Virginia, who also earned the People’s Choice Award. Ken Baldauf, director of FSU’s Innovation Hub, said InnoHealth’s student-entrepreneurs had a great experience, and […]