University News

Florida State students continue to benefit from ‘Taking 15’

There’s been a positive cultural shift among freshman students at Florida State University thanks to the university’s “Take 15” initiative launched in 2015. “Take 15” is an ongoing university-wide campaign designed to encourage students to take a full academic course load of 15 credit hours or more each semester. In 2017, for the first time […]

Engage 100: Connecting students beyond the classroom

College is a place for educational and personal growth, a place where students begin finding their place in the world. Florida State University is doing its part to help students during that process through its new initiative, Engage 100. The initiative is designed to enhance the student experience by connecting, engaging and challenging them from […]

Building stronger students: FSU launches Student Resilience Project

As Florida State University prepares to welcome more than 6,000 freshmen this fall, the university is offering a new online tool to help students adjust to campus, improve mental health, increase resilience and reduce stress. The “Student Resilience Project” is an online, evidence-informed trauma resilience training tool developed by the Institute for Family Violence Studies […]

FSU philosophy professor receives interdisciplinary fellowship

Florida State University Philosophy Professor John Schwenkler has received a prestigious fellowship to support cross-disciplinary study in psychology beginning Fall 2018. The Academic Cross-Training Fellowship, awarded by the John Templeton Foundation, is designed for recently tenured philosophers and theologians to expand their knowledge base in areas such as biology or physics. The award provides up […]

FSU to begin redesign of Don Veller Seminole Golf Course

Renovations on the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course, owned and operated by Florida State University, will begin Monday, Aug. 13. The course remains open for play through Sunday, Aug. 12. FSU has partnered with Nicklaus Design to redesign the par-73 course, which will be closed through Sept. 30, 2019. The driving range will also close […]

Florida State to launch new Peace Corps Prep program

Florida State University will launch a new program this fall that will prepare students to volunteer in the Peace Corps or work abroad. The Peace Corps Prep program will help undergraduate students explore and discover the Peace Corps service opportunities that interest them and the skills they need to be a competitive applicant for those positions. […]

FSU faculty awarded $226M in research dollars

Florida State University researchers brought in more than $226 million in the 2018 fiscal year from federal, state and private sources to support investigations into areas such as nuclear science, climate change, the effect of deep space travel on human health and much more. This is a $16 million increase over the prior fiscal year […]

FSU to hold commencement ceremonies Aug. 3, 4

Florida State University will host two summer commencement ceremonies featuring FSU trustee Jorge Gonzalez, president and CEO of The St. Joe Company. Gonzalez, who has led the real estate operating and development company since 2015, will deliver the keynote address at the Friday evening and Saturday morning ceremonies at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Gonzalez, a two-time […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society inducts 28 new members

Florida State University welcomed 28 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student 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. “We […]

FSU Police produce educational active shooter video

The Florida State University Police Department has produced an educational video that provides potentially lifesaving information to prepare the campus community and public for the possibility of active shooter situations. Florida State University has adopted “Run. Hide. Fight.,” the national law enforcement model that is designed to educate and prepare citizens to deal with an […]

FSU Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions forwards recommendations concerning Eppes and Roberts

Florida State University President John Thrasher today received recommendations and findings concerning the names of Francis Eppes and B.K. Roberts from the President’s Advisory Panel on University Namings and Recognitions. “I want to thank the members of the panel for their time and efforts on these matters,” Thrasher said. “Their work is important to the […]

FSU names new dean of University Libraries

Florida State University has named Gale S. Etschmaier as dean of University Libraries, effective Sept. 7. Etschmaier has served as the dean of library and information access at San Diego State University since 2011. “Florida State is pleased to welcome Gale Etschmaier as our next dean of libraries,” said Sally McRorie, provost and executive vice […]