University News

Florida State University Schools breaks ground on new STEAM building

Florida State University Schools broke ground for a new building aimed to educate, engage and inspire their students in the areas of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math, Thursday, Aug. 15. The event welcomed dozens of FSUS students, teachers, administrators, parents and other supporters. “We’re beyond excited to be here today to celebrate […]

Florida State designated a Purple Heart University

President John Thrasher signed and accepted a proclamation Aug. 15 that designates Florida State University as a Purple Heart University. The proclamation from the Military Order of the Purple Heart was presented to Thrasher by the commander of its Tallahassee chapter Rick Stanford. “Florida State’s goal is to empower veterans and become a national beacon […]

FSU religion faculty member receives early career fellowship

Florida State University Assistant Professor of Religion Jamil Drake has received the McKnight Junior Faculty Fellowship award for the 2019-2020 academic year. The fellowship program supports an academic year of research and writing by early career researchers and promotes excellence in teaching by underrepresented minorities and women. Fellows receive a one-year sabbatical with a full […]

FSU employee wins 2019 Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy Outstanding Mentor Award

For the past four years, Florida State University has participated in the Tallahassee Future Leaders Academy (TFLA) to provide local teens with a summer employment experience. The TFLA program is sponsored by the City of Tallahassee, which partners with area organizations, businesses and colleges to provide summer jobs for more than 200 local youth, ages […]

2019 Florida Book Awards competition opens with call for entries

Deadline for Submissions is Jan. 13, 2020 The Florida Book Awards kicks off its 14th annual competition with a call for entries in 11 categories. The Florida Book Awards competition is coordinated through the Florida State University Libraries, with the support of partner organizations from across the state. Established in 2006, the Florida Book Awards […]

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering recognized nationally for diversity, inclusion efforts

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering earned a Bronze award and Exemplar status from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) in the inaugural year of the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program. The college is one of only two engineering programs in Florida to earn the distinctions. “This is a fantastic achievement for the FAMU-FSU College of […]

FSU Faculty Luncheon Series announces fall lineup

The Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series has announced its lecture schedule for Fall 2019. Established in 1981, the series is Florida State’s longest-running, regularly occurring, interdisciplinary lecture series and encourages the FSU and Tallahassee communities to learn about the research and creative activities of FSU’s distinguished faculty, while enjoying lunch. The Fall 2019 schedule features the […]

FSU summer commencement speakers encourage graduates to plan and persevere

Florida State University graduates celebrated milestones and reflected on the opportunities FSU provided them during summer commencement held Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3. Degrees were awarded to 2,673 students, with more than 1,400 graduates participating in two ceremonies at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. President John Thrasher presided over commencement and introduced […]

International doctoral student makes FSU history as first black female graduate in nuclear physics

Kalisa Villafana will make history when she is hooded in front of thousands Friday evening during the first of two summer commencement ceremonies at Florida State University. Villafana will be FSU’s first black female graduate to earn a doctoral degree in nuclear physics and only the 96th black woman in the country with a Ph.D. […]

FSU’s Garnet and Gold Scholar Society honors 16 new inductees

Florida State University welcomed 16 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. “We […]

Florida State to hold summer commencement Aug. 2, 3

Florida State University will host summer commencement ceremonies Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Allan Bense, a former chair of the FSU Board of Trustees and former Speaker of the Florida House, will deliver the keynote address Friday evening. Retired Lt. Col. John Crowe, who served as a […]

Florida State lands Top 10 spot on Kiplinger’s best values list

Florida State University offers a high-quality education at an affordable price, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, one of the nation’s leading publications in personal finance and business forecasting. Florida State cracked the Top 10 of Kiplinger’s annual list of Best Values in Public Colleges, moving up five spots to No. 9 from the publication’s previous rankings. “We are […]