University News

A welcome message from President John Thrasher

Welcome to Fall Semester! Whether you are a freshman getting ready for your first college class or a longtime faculty member preparing to share your knowledge with students, there’s never been a better time to be a part of the Florida State family! Across the board, Florida State is enjoying unprecedented success. Our four-year graduation […]

Filar pushes FSU students to dream bigger

When Craig Filar first started as the director of Florida State University’s Office of National Fellowships, he knew how competitive it is to win some of the nation’s most prestigious awards. But that didn’t stop him from encouraging FSU’s high-achieving students from dreaming bigger. Instead, he started likening his position at ONF to that of […]

FSU welcomes largest freshman class in university history

Florida State University will welcome its largest freshman class in school history as the new academic year kicks off Monday, Aug. 26. The class of about 6,900 first-year students also is one of the brightest and most diverse. “It’s a joy to welcome such a talented freshman class as we begin another academic year,” said […]

Brown appointed Florida State University chief of police

Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police David Perry accepts position at UNC Florida State University Vice President for Finance and Administration Kyle Clark has appointed Terri Brown to serve as Chief of Police, effective August 31. Brown will become the first woman to serve as chief of police at Florida State. […]

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 […]

Florida State designated a Purple Heart University

President John Thrasher signed and accepted a proclamation Aug. 15 that designates Florida State University as a Purple Heart University. The proclamation from the Military Order of the Purple Heart was presented to Thrasher by the commander of its Tallahassee chapter Rick Stanford. “Florida State’s goal is to empower veterans and become a national beacon […]

FSU religion faculty member receives early career fellowship

Florida State University Assistant Professor of Religion Jamil Drake has received the McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship award for the 2019-2020 academic year. The fellowship program supports an academic year of research and writing by early career researchers and promotes excellence in teaching by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical with a full […]

FSU employee wins 2019 Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy Outstanding Mentor Award

For the past four years, Florida State University has participated in the Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy (TFLA) to provide local teens with a summer employment experience. The TFLA program is sponsored by the City of Tallahassee, which partners with area organizations, businesses and colleges to provide summer jobs for more than 200 local youth, ages […]

2019 Florida Book Awards competition opens with call for entries

Deadline for Submissions is Jan. 13, 2020 The Florida Book Awards kicks off its 14th annual competition with a call for entries in 11 categories. The Florida Book Awards competition is coordinated through the Florida State University Libraries, with the support of partner organizations from across the state. Established in 2006, the Florida Book Awards […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering recognized nationally for diversity, inclusion efforts

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering earned a Bronze award and Exemplar status from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) in the inaugural year of the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program. The college is one of only two engineering programs in Florida to earn the distinctions. “This is a fantastic achievement for the FAMU-FSU College of […]

FSU Faculty Luncheon Series announces fall lineup

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series has announced its lecture schedule for Fall 2019. Established in 1981, the series is Florida State’s longest-running, regularly occurring, interdisciplinary lecture series and encourages the FSU and Tallahassee communities to learn about the research and creative activities of FSU’s distinguished faculty, while enjoying lunch. The Fall 2019 schedule features the […]

FSU summer commencement speakers encourage graduates to plan and persevere

Florida State University graduates celebrated milestones and reflected on the opportunities FSU provided them during summer commencement held Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3. Degrees were awarded to 2,673 students, with more than 1,400 graduates participating in two ceremonies at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. President John Thrasher presided over commencement and introduced […]