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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 […]

President Thrasher awarded Sigma Phi Epsilon’s highest professional honor

Florida State University President John Thrasher received Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity’s highest professional honor July 27 during the organization’s biennial meeting in Houston. Sigma Phi Epsilon Citations are presented to alumni who have achieved extraordinary success and stature in their careers and professional ventures, and by doing so, have brought honor to themselves and to […]

FSU Police win traffic safety award

The Florida State University Police Department has been recognized for its commitment to traffic and pedestrian safety. FSUPD placed first in traffic safety in the University Police Division of the 2019 Florida Law Enforcement Challenge, a Florida Department of Transportation program rewarding agencies that are leaders in traffic safety. The challenge supports the goal of encouraging […]

Early career faculty members recognized with prestigious NSF awards

Five Florida State University assistant professors have received highly competitive CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation for their significant early career accomplishments in research and education. The CAREER award, one of the most prestigious granted to junior faculty by the NSF, supports scholars in the early stages of their careers as they develop their […]

National organization to honor FSU research administrator

A Florida State University administrator will be honored by the National Council of University Research Administrators for her work in educating research administrators around the country. Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and Finance Kerry Peluso has been named as an NCURA Distinguished Educator and will be recognized at the organization’s annual meeting in August. […]

Researchers awarded $233.6 million, breaking FSU’s single-year funding record

Florida State University researchers received a record level of funding from federal, state and private sources in the 2019 fiscal year, bringing in $233.6 million to the university to support investigations into areas such as health sciences, high energy physics and marine biology. This is a $7 million increase over the prior fiscal year. “Florida […]

National organization honors Family and Child Sciences chair for mentoring work

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has selected Joe Grzywacz, the Norejane Hendrickson Professor of Family & Child Sciences at Florida State University, as a 2019 recipient of the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award in recognition of his outstanding mentorship to students and colleagues during his career. Grzywacz was one of two NCFR members to […]

Florida State launches professional certification in trauma and resilience

Florida State University has launched a new online curriculum for a professional certification in trauma and resilience. The curriculum was developed by the Clearinghouse on Trauma and Resilience within the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the FSU College of Social Work in conjunction with the FSU Center for Academic and Professional Development. “This training […]

Renovated Suwannee Room wins prestigious dining award

Florida State University’s renovation of the historic Suwannee Room has earned national recognition from the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS). Florida State’s Seminole Dining — operated by food service provider Sodexo — picked up a silver award in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards program July 11 at the NACUFS annual […]

Fulbright-winning FSU faculty to share expertise worldwide

Seven Florida State University faculty members will fan out across the world during the 2019-2020 school year to teach and conduct research as part of opportunities funded by the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program. Nancy Everhart, professor in the College of Communication and Information, will be based at China’s Beijing Normal University for the school’s fall semester from Aug. […]