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Convocation speaker Gillum gives students a message of unity

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum addressed the incoming class at Florida State University’s New Student Convocation Sunday Aug. 28, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Current Student Body President Nathan Molina introduced the mayor and reminded the new students to take pride in their university, while Gillum advised them that college isn’t just about the […]

Food, fun and the FSU fight song: Traditions BBQ brings together new students

The FSU Traditions BBQ, a new event, hosted by the Student Alumni Association (SAA), got students fired up for the fall semester by celebrating the university’s historic traditions as a part of Seminole Sensation Week. President John Thrasher addressed the upcoming freshman class, reflecting on his time in college and passing on words of wisdom. […]

Strozier honored with statue dedication

Robert Manning Strozier was remembered as a visionary leader who set Florida State University on track for greatness during a ceremony Thursday, Aug. 25, to dedicate a statue of his likeness. About 50 people attended the ceremony held on a steamy morning on the steps outside Strozier Library — also named in his honor — […]

Mayor Gillum to speak at New Student Convocation

Florida State University will emphasize tradition and values as it welcomes the Class of 2020 into its community of scholars during the annual New Student Convocation.  President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie will give a charge to the Class of 2020, encouraging […]

Class act: FSU welcomes talented, diverse group of first-year students

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students as classes begin for the 2016-2017 academic year Monday, Aug. 29.  About 6,200 academically talented students make up one of the most diverse incoming freshman classes in the university’s history. An estimated 21.5 percent are Hispanic or Latino, 11.3 percent are African-American or African-American and another race, […]

Local businesswoman, philanthropist receives honorary doctorate

Florida State University granted an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Grace Dansby, Tallahassee businesswoman and philanthropist, on Tuesday, Aug. 9. She is one of the founders of Southern Bank and Super-Lube. Dansby has served on numerous community and charitable boards, including a decade as chair of the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation’s Board of […]

FSU inducts 20 new members to Garnet and Gold Scholar Society

Florida State University welcomed 20 new members into its Garnet and Gold Scholar Society this summer. Established in 2010, the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society facilitates involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. In order to […]