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FSU mourns loss of Lawton Professor Shridhar K. Sathe

The Florida State University community is mourning the loss of Shridhar K. Sathe, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and Hazel K. Stiebeling Professor in the College of Human Sciences, who died Thursday, April 4, at the age of 68. “Dr. Sathe was an internationally renowned scientist, but more importantly, he was a loving father and […]

Eighth annual FSU’s Great Give surpasses goal, sets records in support of university initiatives

Florida State University supporters across the country came together to do something great during FSU’s Great Give, the university’s 36-hour giving campaign. In its eighth year, FSU’s Great Give surpassed its $500,000 goal, raising $774,979 for academic projects, programs, scholarships and student activities at the university. The annual event, which took place March 28-29, drew […]

PeaceJam Southeast to host Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman

Florida State University to Receive Inaugural Leadership Award from PeaceJam  Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman will speak at Florida State University on Friday, April 5, before spending the weekend with students from across the region for PeaceJam Southeast’s annual conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Stand Out, Speak Up.” During the event, […]

FSU honors the life and legacy of deceased students with memorial service

Florida State University honored the memory of those students who passed away over the past year with a special ceremony Thursday, March 28. For the second time since the event’s creation in 2018, students, faculty and staff gathered on the Mina Jo Powell Green to reflect on and celebrate the lives of seven fallen FSU […]

Passionate and prepared: FSU College of Education dean ready to serve alma mater

It’s not hyperbole when Damon Andrew says the opportunity to lead the Florida State University College of Education is his dream job. The native Floridian became dean of the college in August after serving as the first permanent dean of Louisiana State University’s College of Human Sciences and Education. Prior to that, he spent five […]

FSU students honored during 2019 President’s Humanitarian Luncheon

From ratifying amendments to registering bone marrow donors to teaching courses in Kenya and rural India, students at Florida State University have done more than just balance studies and a social life; they’ve changed lives. President John Thrasher recognized 14 undergraduate students at the Humanitarian Luncheon Tuesday, March 26, as part of the annual President’s […]

FSU’s Great Give: 36-hour fundraising campaign set for March 28-29

The Florida State University community will come together to do something great during the eighth annual FSU’s Great Give, which raises funds for academic projects, programs, scholarships and student activities at the university. The 36-hour giving campaign, will take place March 28-29. Gifts can be made online at from 9 a.m. EDT, March 28, […]

Florida State to host weeklong event to examine truth and misinformation in media

Florida State University’s Critical Thinking Initiative will host a weeklong event to encourage students and faculty to think critically about the media they consume. The Critical Thinking Symposium: Truth and Misinformation in Media will take place Monday, April 1, through Thursday, April 4, and will include panels, workshops and games. Events throughout the week will provide […]

FSU honors alumnus Allan Bense with honorary doctorate

Florida State University granted an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree Monday, March 25, to alumnus Allan G. Bense, a prominent Florida businessman, former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and former chairman of the FSU Board of Trustees, in recognition of his years as a dedicated public servant and his devotion to his […]

Florida State University wins ‘national championship of student success’

While Florida State University fans will be rooting on the Seminoles as the NCAA basketball tournaments get underway this week, the university can already claim a national title — in student success. Florida State topped a field of 68 schools to win the 2019 national championship of student success, according to the Eduventures Student Success Ratings, which […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: New Zealand mosque shooting

“I am deeply saddened and troubled by the terror attacks at the mosques in New Zealand. I would like our Muslim community to know that we stand with you and offer our support as we mourn the loss of so many innocent lives. Hatred, terror and violence have no place in a civil society, and I know […]

Florida State University College of Medicine announces Match Day results

Graduating students in the Florida State University College of Medicine Class of 2019 received notification today of where they will enter residency training this summer. Of the 114 graduating students who registered in the matching program, 63 (57 percent) matched in a primary care specialty, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. Other students […]