University News

FSU recognizes Young Alumni in annual ceremony

The Florida State University Alumni Association recognized 22 young alumni for their significant contributions to their professions, communities or alma mater at the eighth annual Young Alumni Awards Dinner Friday, Sept. 20. The Notable Noles program recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of FSU’s alumni age 35 or younger who have made exceptional achievements and significant contributions […]

FSU honors Marching Chiefs with ‘spectacular’ 3D stained-glass window

Florida State University’s Marching Chiefs are world-renowned for producing a grand “wall of sound,” and now the famed band is forever immortalized on the wall of FSU’s historic Heritage Museum. A one-of-a-kind, three-dimensional stained-glass window honoring the Marching Chiefs was dedicated at a ceremony Friday, Sept. 20. Florence Ashby, an FSU alumna and member of […]

FSU’s Jim Moran Institute graduates 2019 EBV-F class

Florida State University and the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship graduated 19 caregivers of veterans and family members of active duty military personnel from the 2019 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families program, Friday, Sept. 20. This is the fifth class of participants to complete the program, which is run by the Jim Moran Institute […]

FSU receives national diversity award for sixth consecutive year

Florida State University has been recognized for the fourth 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 14 colleges and universities nationwide to earn Diversity Champion status. FSU also received its sixth straight Higher Education Excellence in Diversity […]

Florida State University honors Latinx culture with inaugural celebration

Florida State University students, faculty, staff and administrators gathered for a spirited cultural celebration of the Latinx community Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Guests of FSU’s inaugural Latinx Cultural Celebration were welcomed by the sounds of the Latino Soul Orchestra, who provided Latin tunes before the event. Associate Professor of Education Lara […]

FSU explores collaboration with Botswanan universities

When Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi visited Florida State University last September, he expressed his hopes of reinvigorating relations between his alma mater and the African country. This summer, two FSU professors got the ball rolling with visits to Botswana to explore potential collaboration with the University of Botswana, the nation’s first institute of higher education, […]

Florida State University employees honored for $154 million in cost-saving productivity

Florida State University employees claimed a total of nine Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards this year, the most by any institution in the state university system for the fourth consecutive year. The TaxWatch Productivity Awards recognize and reward state employees and workgroups who find ways to improve services, increase efficiencies and save Florida taxpayers millions of […]

FSU Twitter congratulates Florida State on No. 18 national ranking

The world of social media showed its support for Florida State University after the news broke that FSU soared eight spots to No. 18 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, meeting and well exceeding its goal of joining the Top 25. From notable alumni, students,  political leaders from across the […]

Lifelong learners head back to school: OLLI fall showcase to take place Sept. 16

Want to keep your brain sharp as you age? Research says: Go back to school. More than 1,100 Tallahassee-area residents over age 50 are already taking that advice. They’ll go back to school this fall to experience a multitude of intense, challenging learning experiences through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University. All […]

Gov. DeSantis celebrates FSU’s historic rise to No. 18 in national rankings

Gov. Ron DeSantis and other state officials joined President John Thrasher, longtime faculty, key administrators and staff members, and high-achieving students at Florida State University’s historic Dodd Hall Monday morning to celebrate FSU’s ascent to No. 18 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. FSU vaulted eight spots in […]

Florida State University joins nation’s Top 20

U.S. News & World Report Ranks FSU No. 18 Among Public Universities Florida State University soared eight spots to No. 18 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, meeting and well exceeding its goal of joining the Top 25. It’s the greatest single-year improvement in university history. The rankings […]

Terri Brown sworn in as first female FSU chief of police

In the picturesque and historic Dodd Hall, longtime Florida State University police officer Terri Brown was sworn in as FSU’s first female chief of police. In front of dozens of family, friends and FSU supporters, FSU President John Thrasher opened the Sept. 6 event thanking Brown for taking on her new role. “She has the […]