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FSU Career Center launches new platform to help students connect with employers

Florida State University students now have a new platform where they can search for jobs and internships posted by employers interested in FSU students, discover on-campus and virtual career events, and explore a wide variety of other career resources. NoleNetwork, launched by the FSU Career Center, is a new career management system and job board […]

FSU Alumni Association offers free membership to Spring 2020 graduates

The Florida State University Alumni Association is offering the university’s newest graduates a special digital membership to keep them connected to FSU and its growing network of over 360,000 alumni. “Class of 2020: the entire Seminole alumni network welcomes you,” said FSU Alumni Association President and CEO Julie Decker. “Try as we might, we know […]

FSU awards record number of honors medallions to spring graduates

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 383 high-achieving graduates — the university’s largest class to date — during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, April 30. The FSU Honors Program supports the efforts and talents of the university’s most intellectually curious students who have the potential, dedication and drive for creating change. The virtual ceremony […]

Florida State University celebrates newly tenured faculty through library endowment book collection

Florida State University Libraries, the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement, and the Office of the President honored newly tenured faculty through the Celebration of Newly Tenured Faculty and Showcase of the Library Endowment Book Collection. Each of the 54 faculty members — the most awarded tenure during any academic year to date — picked […]

FSU mourns Dean Karen Laughlin

Members of the FSU family pay tribute to Dean Laughlin on social media Florida State University is mourning the loss of Dean of Undergraduate Studies Karen Laughlin — an influential, tireless and dedicated educator who, for almost four decades, helped define the very nature of an undergraduate education earned by countless FSU students. “I was so […]

Early career faculty win prestigious NSF award

Three Florida State University faculty members have received the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for significant early career achievements in research and teaching.   The CAREER award is one of the most prestigious awards granted to junior faculty by the NSF. It supports scholars in the early stages of their careers and helps them […]

FSU’s Class of 2020 celebrates commencement together, but apart

COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM | PHOTO GALLERY | COLLEGE MESSAGES & READING OF NAMES Newly minted Florida State University graduates around the globe gathered Saturday for a spring commencement ceremony unlike any before it.    Instead of striding through the Donald L. Tucker Center as university tradition dictates, the Class of 2020 convened online as the social distancing practices necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic continued.    President John Thrasher presided over the ceremony, which took […]

FSU career shadowing program recognized with national award  

FSUshadow, one of the signature programs for the Florida State University Career Center, has won a national award of excellence. The program, led by Geneva Scott, senior assistant director for experiential learning at The Career Center, received the Best Practices Education Award for 2020 from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA), a national nonprofit organization that specializes […]

Ormsbee honored as Distinguished Teacher during annual Faculty Awards

Michael Ormsbee received Florida State University’s 2020 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards ceremony, held virtually April 29. The Distinguished Teacher Award, the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching, includes a $7,500 stipend funded by FSU. “I’m so thankful for the recognition, but there are so many good faculty teachers that it’s hard […]

FSU electrical engineering student earns Department of Defense SMART Scholarship

A Florida State University graduate student at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has been unstoppable these days. Jackie Jermyn’s research on mobile robot navigation has led the young scholar on a path that has earned her a prestigious SMART Scholarship from the Department of Defense (DoD), which will fully fund her doctoral studies for the […]

Longtime FSU teaching professor to headline virtual commencement as graduation speaker

Mark Zeigler has been teaching the skill of public speaking to Florida State University students for more than 20 years. Now, he will get to practice what he preaches when he  delivers the keynote address for FSU’s Spring 2020 virtual graduation. Florida State’s traditional commencement ceremonies were moved to a virtual format amid the COVID-19 […]

FSU ready to celebrate Class of 2020

How to Enhance Your Virtual Commencement Celebration Explore the Division of Student Affairs’ “Nole Grad” page for activities, recipes and contests counting down to #FSU20 commencement. Share photos and videos with your fellow graduates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and tag @floridastate and #FSU20. Be creative and have fun! Check out FSU’s Giphy stickers, FB […]