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Two-time Florida State alumnus selected as new College of Fine Arts dean

Two-time Florida State University alumnus James Frazier has been appointed as the new dean of the College of Fine Arts, effective June 17, 2019. Frazier, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Florida State, has served on the faculty of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Arts Department of Dance and Choreography since […]

FSU’s Billy Francis helps student-veterans soar to new heights

Retired Air Force fighter jet pilot Billy Francis, who leads Florida State University’s Student Veterans Center with a can-do attitude and benevolent heart, has navigated a winding life journey, sometimes literally at Mach speed. While his zigzag route has sent him and his family all over the world, Francis has brought a steadfast focus to his many missions and always delivered an invaluable gift: helping everyone along that path rise to new heights. This Veterans […]

FSU student, faculty remembered at candlelight vigil

Hundreds gathered at Florida State University Sunday evening to mourn the deaths of two university community members killed in a Tallahassee shooting two days earlier. FSU senior Maura Binkley, 21, and College of Medicine faculty member Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, 61, died when a gunman opened fire at a Tallahassee yoga studio Friday, Nov. 2. […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: FSU plans campus vigil in wake of shooting

Dear FSU Community, My heart is filled with sadness following the horrific shooting that took place in Tallahassee on Friday. Although this shooting happened off campus, it has deeply touched the Florida State University family with two deaths and several injuries. To lose a faculty member and a student and have others injured in this […]

Florida State launches new Civil Rights Institute

Florida State University administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters gathered for a powerful evening of reflection and inspiration at the Dunlap Champions Club Thursday, Nov. 1. The event launched a new institute dedicated to the study of civil rights in America and the promotion of social change. The new FSU Civil Rights Institute is the […]

FSU Panama City students, faculty thrilled as campus reopens

Resilience, hope and excitement were on full display Monday morning as students returned to class at the FSU Panama City campus for the first time after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle earlier this month. They were beaming — even those who lost their homes — at the prospect of class and some return to […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue shooting

Dear FSU Community, I am deeply saddened — and deeply troubled — by this weekend’s shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue — the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. While we grieve for the victims and pray for their families, we need to speak out against this kind of hatred and violence that has […]

‘… It’s so devastating’: FSU students struggle to persevere after Michael

HOW TO HELP: DONATE TO THE SEMINOLE EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDS Two weeks ago, Florida State University student Molly King never thought she’d be 23 years old and homeless. But that was before King and the rest of the Florida Panhandle met the Category 4-force winds of Hurricane Michael. Now, the senior majoring in professional communications is trying to salvage anything she can […]

From politician to president: Annual Cresse Lecture features FSU President John Thrasher

Florida State University’s Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy featured FSU President John Thrasher at this year’s Joe Cresse Ethics in Government Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 25. The lecture series, in its 10th year, hosts distinguished speakers on a variety of topics that focus on ethics in government and honors the memory […]

FSU’s Seminoles Cruising Kitchen fires up to serve hurricane helpers

Florida State University and Seminole Dining are coming to the rescue and providing their huge mobile kitchen for hurricane relief efforts. FSU’s Seminoles Cruising Kitchen, a mammoth 18-wheeler with dual kitchens constructed on a 92-foot-long truck bed, has been cooking meals for scores of volunteers, busy making meals for hurricane survivors and emergency workers. The […]

FSU honors distinguished alumni during 2018 Homecoming activities

The very best qualities of Seminole spirit were on display as Florida State University honored six distinguished alumni during its 2018 Homecoming Awards Breakfast. They were celebrated for the inspirational way they’ve lived. A dynamic mix of tenacity, courage and enthusiasm helped them build successful careers and indelibly touch the lives of others along the […]