student success

FSU Graduate School projected to see record enrollment

The Graduate School at Florida State University has experienced significant growth in recent years — projecting a record increase in enrollment for the start of the academic year. “People are recognizing what a great institution this is and looking into our programs,” said Mark Riley, dean of the Graduate School. “They are hearing that they […]

Florida State University Schools breaks ground on new STEAM building

Florida State University Schools broke ground for a new building aimed to educate, engage and inspire their students in the areas of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math, Thursday, Aug. 15. The event welcomed dozens of FSUS students, teachers, administrators, parents and other supporters. “We’re beyond excited to be here today to celebrate […]

International doctoral student makes FSU history as first black female graduate in nuclear physics

Kalisa Villafana will make history when she is hooded in front of thousands Friday evening during the first of two summer commencement ceremonies at Florida State University. Villafana will be FSU’s first black female graduate to earn a doctoral degree in nuclear physics and only the 96th black woman in the country with a Ph.D. […]

Florida State becomes largest university to add experiential learning requirement

Florida State University is embarking on a new initiative that has the potential to create one of the most diverse and robust talent pipelines in the nation. Already a national leader in student success, Florida State plans to enrich the student learning experience by adopting an experiential learning graduation requirement for undergraduates. Upon implementation, FSU will […]

FSU doctoral student receives national Gabriela Mistral award

A Florida State University graduate student has received a prestigious award for her work in a national honor society. Esther Hernández-Esteban, a third year doctoral student studying Hispanic literature and cultural studies, is the 2019 recipient of the Gabriela Mistral Award. The recognition is given by Sigma Delta Pi, a national collegiate Hispanic honor society. […]

FSU World Affairs Program moves up in global ranking

The Florida State University World Affairs Program within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy has lept four spots in the rankings of a globally respected organization for their success in Model UN competitions. The program capped one of its most successful years ever in achieving the No. 8 spot in world rankings by […]

Physics undergraduate student wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

A Florida State University student who conducts research in theoretical physics has received a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to the nation’s brightest mathematics, science and engineering college sophomores and juniors. Shae Machlus, a rising senior from New Port Richey, will receive $7,500 from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation to cover the […]

FSU College of Education introduces new combined degree pathway in sport management

Beginning this fall, students at Florida State University will have a seamless option to earn both an undergraduate and an advanced degree in sport management through one streamlined curriculum. The new combined bachelor’s/master’s pathway at FSU will provide academically talented undergraduate students an opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. “The new […]

FSU doctoral students excel during statewide meeting

A pair of Florida State University students took home top prizes for their academic research in a recent meeting of the Conference of Florida Graduate Schools. Eve Humphrey, a biological sciences student who won Florida State’s Three Minute Thesis last November, won first place in the statewide competition in April. Her presentation, “Under Pressure: Stress […]

FSU siblings train to be educators through decade-old FSU-Teach

Florida State University student Kayleigh Wilson always knew she wanted to be a teacher, so when she learned there was a program that combined her love of math with teaching, she knew in an instant that Florida State University and the FSU-Teach program were right for her. FSU-Teach, which recently celebrated its 10th year, is […]

New FSU Climate Change Collaboration encourages interdisciplinary study

Four professors from Florida State University teamed up for a collaborative effort aimed at improving public understanding of the impact climate change is having on Florida. The effort is called the Florida Climate Change Collaboration and involved more than 100 students. They showcased their work last month at the 621 Gallery in Tallahassee’s Railroad Square […]

FSU student receives prestigious philosophy award

Florida State University doctoral student Marshall Thompson has won the Marc Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion for his essay on the value of virtues, such as courage, in heaven. Thompson’s essay, “And All Shall Be Changed: Virtue in the New Creation,” was selected from more than 50 entries. He will receive a $10,000 award […]