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FSU gathers to say farewell to President Emeritus T.K. Wetherell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Hundreds of mourners gathered at Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall Friday to say farewell to the university’s 13th president, Thomas Kent “T.K.” Wetherell. Wetherell passed away Dec.16 at the age of 72. FSU President John Thrasher paid tribute to his friend and the former university president with tales of Wetherell’s […]

FSU researchers push creative, scientific accomplishments in 2018

Florida State University researchers pushed their work to new heights in 2018. Our faculty members were engaged in research and creative activity at the highest levels and produced extraordinary work that made international headlines. Here are some highlights of the past year. FSU Faculty Awarded $226 Million in Research Dollars Florida State University researchers brought […]

Year in Review: Florida State shows its strength in 2018

Florida State University experienced a year of remarkable triumph in 2018 as it continued to build upon its rising reputation as a national leader in student success. The university jumped seven spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, saw marked increases in admissions applications, created initiatives to support student resilience and engagement and won two […]

Bringing engineering to the masses through reality TV

Hashtags were created in his honor and an entire cult following has blossomed around a new engineering professor at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Christian Hubicki, a newly hired Florida State University robotics researcher in mechanical engineering at the joint college, is an international name — and not just because he’s the fan-favorite castaway on […]

FSU enjoys success at annual McKnight Fellows’ meeting

The motto of The Graduate School at Florida State University is “shine brighter at FSU” and Florida State faculty, staff and students shined in a major way during the 34th McKnight Fellows Annual Meeting in Tampa Nov. 3-4. This year, three FSU faculty members received the William R. Jones Most Valuable Mentor Award, the highest honor […]

T.K. Wetherell, FSU President Emeritus

From college freshmen to the most powerful politicians in Florida, all called him simply “T.K.” Florida State University President Emeritus Thomas Kent Wetherell, who passed away Dec. 16 at the age of 72, leaves a legacy as one of higher education’s most dynamic and lifelong champions. At the helm of his alma mater from 2003 […]

Fall commencement speakers encourage graduates to appreciate their journeys, embrace the future

MORE: Photo Gallery | FSU doctoral graduate overcomes odds with perseverance, power of higher education A short and sweet pep talk from Lonni Alameda, Florida State University’s national champion softball coach, headlined Saturday’s fall commencement ceremony, Saturday, Dec. 15. “In our athletic world it would be good morning #Tribe18,” Alameda said. “Today’s an amazing day for you […]

FSU doctoral graduate overcomes odds with perseverance, power of higher education

When Pablo Correa walked across the stage to accept his third degree from Florida State University during commencement Friday night, he completed a long, improbable college journey that started more than 20 years ago in a crime- and drug-ridden neighborhood in South Florida. His latest academic achievement, earning a doctorate in communication, exemplified perseverance, redemption, […]

Florida State names new director of University Health Services

Florida State University has selected Amy B. Magnuson as director of University Health Services, effective immediately. Magnuson has served as interim director of University Health Services since May 2017 leading up to her permanent appointment to the position. “I am looking forward to working with Amy closely as we develop a holistic, university-wide approach to […]

Profiles in Leadership: Mission-driven Fogarty committed to producing the doctors Florida needs

Long before John P. Fogarty was dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine, he was a U.S. Army division surgeon stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. It was there, serving under the direction of a two-star general, that Fogarty was exposed to a style of leadership that continues to resonate with him today. “The […]

Unconquered Scholars Program featured at recent student success conference

Research suggests that fewer than 3 percent of youth who age-out of foster care earn college degrees. To combat this problem, Florida State University started the Unconquered Scholars Program in 2012. The program provides mentorship and guidance to former foster youth and homeless students, with 85 percent of these students graduating within four years — […]

Florida State to hold fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 14, 15

Florida State University’s national champion softball coach Lonni Alameda and Pamela Perrewé, a pioneering business administration professor, will be the featured speakers at fall commencement ceremonies. FSU President John Thrasher will preside over both ceremonies. They will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Donald L. […]