University News

Hurt, D’Alemberte honored with prestigious Westcott Medals

It has been 11 years since Florida State University bestowed its highest distinction, the James D. Westcott Distinguished Service Medal. This month, President John Thrasher honored two new recipients of the award. The James D. Westcott Distinguished Service Medal recognizes a “person whose distinguished service merits exceptional recognition and whose life and work exemplifies the Vires, Artes and Mores, which the university seeks to nurture […]

FSU establishes ambassador program to promote healthy behaviors

Students at Florida State University are setting a positive example for their peers to encourage compliance with the university’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines as members of University Health Services’ Stay Healthy Ambassador Program. Established this fall, the Stay Healthy Ambassador Program (SHAP) trains student and staff volunteers to promote healthy behaviors in the campus […]

FSU College of Nursing partners with United Health Foundation to establish Military Health concentration

Florida State University’s College of Nursing has received a $1.25 million commitment from the United Health Foundation to prepare nurse practitioners to better address the distinct health needs of individuals who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The three-year partnership with the United Health Foundation will allow the FSU College of Nursing to equip […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering moves up to second among Florida engineering schools

College Reaches Top 40 Nationally in 2021 U.S. News Rankings The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering vaulted 51 spots to reach No. 69 among all doctoral granting undergraduate engineering schools in the U.S. and 37 spots to No. 40 among public universities, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The improvement ranks the joint […]

FSU sets school record with nine Fulbright Scholars

Nine Florida State University faculty members have been selected as U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program award recipients, setting a new FSU record for most Fulbright Scholars in one year. These individuals plan to teach and conduct research as part of opportunities funded by the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program during the 2020-2021 school year. Marcia A. Mardis, professor and associate dean for research in the College of Communication […]

FSU again recognized as a top college for diversity

Florida State University has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a Diversity Champion by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. Florida State is one of 15 colleges and universities nationwide to earn Diversity Champion status. FSU also received its seventh straight Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. […]

FSU College of Business continues its climb up the national rankings

The Florida State University College of Business moved closer to its goal of a Top 25 ranking among the nation’s public business schools.  In this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges Guide 2021,” ranking released Sept. 14, the college’s undergraduate program jumped three spots from No. 31 to No. 28. Among all universities, the college […]

FSU communication, engineering researchers awarded grant to study natural disaster response

When Hurricane Michael devastated rural inland communities in the Florida Panhandle in 2018, public libraries played a critical role in the natural disaster response. It also exposed the need for improved upon procedures and policies for public libraries responding to natural disasters. Now, Florida State University College of Communication & Information Professor and Associate Dean […]

Florida State retains Top 20 status in U.S. News rankings, advances in several key metrics

Florida State University retained its place in the Top 20 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, while improving in several key measures considered in the publication’s methodology.  FSU is No. 19 on the list, marking the second consecutive year that the university placed in the Top 20. The rankings appear in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2021” guidebook.  “Our continued recognition as one of […]

FSU Board of Trustees to begin process for national presidential search

Florida State University President John Thrasher and Board of Trustees Chair Ed Burr today announced that due to the potential impact of COVID-19 on a national presidential search, the time is right to begin planning for FSU’s future. They shared the news at the conclusion of today’s meeting of the Board of Trustees. Burr said […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: Plans for the Future

Dear FSU Family, Today, Florida State University Board of Trustees Chair Ed Burr and I announced that due to the potential impact of COVID-19 on a national presidential search, the time is right to begin planning for FSU’s future. Recognizing the challenges of conducting a presidential search during the pandemic, we agree the Board should […]

Florida State University appoints new Coastal and Marine Laboratory director

Florida State University has appointed Joel Trexler as the next director of the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory, a research laboratory and base camp for field studies located in St. Teresa, Florida. Trexler’s responsibilities as director will include oversight of research at the laboratory, faculty development and the growth of the facility. He comes to […]