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Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Angela Chong to dually serve as Dean of Students

Florida State University has appointed Angela Lauer Chong, associate vice president for Student Affairs, to dually serve as the Dean of Students, effective Dec. 13. “I have appointed Angela Lauer Chong to also serve as Dean of Students for the Division of Student Affairs,” said Amy Hecht, vice president for Student Affairs. “She will continue […]

Collaborative Collision brings together faculty to work with ‘big data’

Florida State University Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres has lots and lots of data from her work as an archaeologist. Now she’s looking for someone else who could use it. Peres participated in the recent “Collaborative Collision,” an event organized by the FSU Office of Research Development to connect colleagues across academic disciplines. For […]

FSU Board of Trustees welcomes new members

The Florida Board of Governors appointed business executives John Thiel and Bob Sasser to the Florida State University Board of Trustees during its Oct. 30 meeting. Their five-year terms will start Jan. 6, 2020. Thiel, who earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from FSU in 1983, recently retired as vice chairman of Global Wealth and […]

FSU Alumni Association provides free diploma replacements to victims of Hurricane Michael

The Florida State University Alumni Association, in partnership with the University Registrar, provided more than 500 diploma replacements during the month of October for alumni who were affected by Hurricane Michael in 2018. “To earn an FSU diploma is a significant accomplishment,” said FSU Alumni Association President and CEO Julie Cheney. “We are proud to […]

Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship becomes FSU’s newest college

Florida State University’s newest school — the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship — will now become its newest college, the university announced Friday during its Board of Trustees meeting. With the board’s unanimous approval of the name change, the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship becomes the nation’s first stand-alone college of entrepreneurship. In addition to elevating the […]

FSU Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship takes top prize in international competition

Florida State University’s Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship won an international award in recognition of its interdisciplinary focus across campus. Staff members Kirsten Frandsen and Kaitlin Simpson accepted the award in the Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines category during the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship last month in Stockholm, Sweden. The school beat out entries […]

Florida State to celebrate its global reach during International Education Month

Florida State University will observe International Education Month during November to highlight its internationalization and global awareness efforts. The monthlong celebration expands upon International Education Week, a joint initiative led by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which is held across the nation during the third week of November. “Florida State […]

FSU graduates honored at Alumni Awards Gala during Homecoming Week

The Florida State University Alumni Association recognized seven members of the FSU family during the Alumni Awards Gala Friday, Oct. 25, at the FSU Alumni Center Courtyard and Ballroom. The gala took place during FSU’s annual Homecoming Week. “Homecoming is a time when we welcome back Florida State University alumni, and there’s no better way […]

FSU College of Education receives three grants for special education research

Florida State University’s College of Education has received three multimillion-dollar grants to fund projects aimed at addressing the shortage of qualified special education teachers faced by school districts across the nation. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, each of these five-year grants will train future teachers and university […]

FSU moves veterans film presentation off campus to increase community engagement

Florida State University’s annual screening of a veteran-themed film in honor of Veterans Day will take place off campus for the first time in an effort to broaden community outreach. The university will present “Above the Best,” an immersive documentary-narrative feature film, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at CMX Cinemas Fallschase. The event is […]