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President John Thrasher

Thrasher joins FAMU, TCC presidents in signing unity resolution

Florida State University President John Thrasher, Florida A&M University Interim President Larry Robinson and Jim Murdaugh, president of Tallahassee Community College, joined forces to sign a resolution for educational and civil unity during a celebration to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Leon County Courthouse. The trio also each made remarks during the event. The […]

Fall Commencement speakers tell grads ‘With an unconquered spirit, anything is possible’

Bob Sasser, chief executive officer of Dollar Tree, Inc., advised Florida State University graduates that with hard work and a college degree, the odds will forever be stacked in their favor. Sasser delivered a lively address full of inspiration Saturday morning at the second of Florida State’s two fall commencement ceremonies held Dec. 16 and […]

President Thrasher charts FSU’s course for the future

Florida State University’s accomplishments in 2016 have set FSU on a path to reach its goal of becoming a Top 25 public university, according to President John Thrasher. The university posted a record fundraising year, including a $100 million gift from Jan Moran and the Jim Moran Foundation, rose five places in the U.S. News […]

President Thrasher: Uphold the Garnet and Gold

The 2016 Presidential election is over, and while it was one of the most divisive in memory, as we move forward I encourage everyone at Florida State University to remain committed to the values in the Seminole Creed, which distinguish our institution. FSU will never waver from its dedication to having an open and welcoming […]

FSU honors longtime administrator Mary L. Pankowski

Former assistant state attorney and FSU administrator Mary L. Pankowski was honored by Florida State University with a dedicated entrance at the Augustus B. Turnbull Conference Center in a ceremony Friday, Nov. 11. Pankowski played an integral role in the building of the Turnbull Conference Center. In 1973, Pankowski was asked to chair a committee […]

Board of Trustees approves FSU strategic plan

Florida State University has set its sights on being among the nation’s most entrepreneurial and innovative universities as part of the university’s new strategic plan, “The Future is Florida State.”  The Florida State University Board of Trustees approved the university’s new strategic plan for 2017-2022 at its regular fall meeting Oct. 28.  “Florida State University is […]

FSU breaks ground on new Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science building

Florida State University officials and the university’s Board of Trustees broke ground on a new building Thursday that will house the university’s nationally recognized Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science department. At completion, the facility will include offices, classrooms, teaching labs, research labs and academic support spaces for the department that comprises the fields of environmental […]

FSU unveils Florida’s most advanced MRI machine

Florida State University researchers now have the state’s most advanced MRI machine at their disposal as they seek to unravel the mysteries of the brain and prevent the disorders that can impede its most basic functions. The new functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine, located in the College of Medicine, will allow FSU researchers from […]