President John Thrasher

Master of Applied American Politics and Policy celebrates 20 years with day at the Florida Capitol

In a recent survey of U.S. adults, 64 percent of respondents said they would not want their children going into politics, yet after 20 years as a graduate degree track at Florida State University, the Master of Applied American Politics and Policy (MAAPP) program remains strong, counting 400-plus alumni and no shortage of students seeking […]

Moving Forward: FSU MLK Week concludes with inspiring talk by Karamo Brown

Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall was filled to capacity when Karamo Brown enthusiastically jumped on stage for an evening of dialogue and discourse during the MLK Commemoration Celebration Tuesday, Jan. 21. The television host, reality TV personality, author and activist offered his guidance, experience and cultural expertise to close out the 32nd Annual […]

Southern Scholarship Foundation dedicates new house near FSU campus

The Southern Scholarship Foundation unveiled a new scholarship house for Florida State University students made possible with a gift from the late Bill Malthouse, an alumnus of FSU and an SSF scholarship recipient. The Bill and Nancy Malthouse Scholarship House was dedicated Saturday, Jan. 11, during a ceremony that included FSU President John Thrasher, SSF […]

FSU fall graduates ready to make their mark around the world

The cool temperatures and gray skies that hovered over Tallahassee couldn’t put a damper on festivities this weekend as commencement ceremonies honored the 2,700 students who earned degrees from Florida State University this fall. President John Thrasher presided over FSU’s two fall commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Donald L. […]

State of the University: Thrasher applauds FSU’s culture of excellence

Florida State University students, faculty and staff are achieving at the highest levels, according to President John Thrasher, who presented his annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Thrasher said a culture of excellence is the reason why Florida State is now recognized as the 18th best public […]

Florida State to hold fall commencement Dec. 13, 14

An accomplished chemist who has helped steer the direction of chemical and biological research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the first Ethiopian-born person to serve as a judge in the United States will be the featured speakers at Florida State University’s fall commencement ceremonies. FSU Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Timothy Cross […]

FSU students use resilience training for global impact

Florida State University launched the Student Resilience Project just last year, but its impact is already long-lasting and wide-ranging. The online toolkit, which teaches students stress reduction techniques and coping skills and provides an interactive platform for learning how to heal from trauma and improve mental health, started as a required course for new FSU […]

FSU recognizes Fulbright student and faculty award winners

Florida State University President John Thrasher recognized students and faculty who have received Fulbright awards during a Nov. 7 reception at the President’s House. “Tonight’s event is an important part of FSU’s International Education Month, and I’m glad we are taking this opportunity to honor students and faculty who have received a Fulbright at some […]

FSU honors former First Lady Virginia Wetherell for her work on President’s House

The Florida State University President’s House is filled with historic images, books and memorabilia precious to the institution. Now, a new plaque acknowledges the woman responsible for designing and raising money for the building where FSU’s first family resides. Virginia “Ginger” Wetherell served as First Lady of Florida State from 2003 to 2010, while her […]

#FSUglobal: President Thrasher, FSU community celebrate International Education Month 

Florida State University President John Thrasher welcomed students, faculty and staff at the opening reception of FSU’s International Education Month Tuesday, Nov. 5, celebrating the benefits of international education and exchange. “Florida State University is a leader in international education and research,” Thrasher said. “Building global and cultural competencies in the FSU community is so important to […]

FSU celebrates donors of new honors program and inaugural cohort of James M. Seneff Scholars

Florida State University honored alumnus James M. Seneff and the CNL Charitable Foundation Saturday at a celebration hosted by President John Thrasher and First Lady Jean Thrasher at the FSU President’s House. During the event, Seneff (BUS ’68) presented 16 students with medals signifying their elite status as James M. Seneff Scholars in the College […]