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FSU-Gadsden Upward Bound program posts perfect graduation rate

Florida State University’s Upward Bound Program — a 31-year partnership with Gadsden County High School — celebrated the graduation of 100 percent of its 35-student class last month.   Each of this year’s Upward Bound graduates will go on to complete their education at a four-year institution or community college or enlist in the military.   Upward Bound provides college preparation to students living or attending school […]

Incoming FSU students begin virtual orientation

This week, thousands of incoming Florida State University students and their families will begin orientation as they prepare for collegiate life and the Summer C and Fall 2020 terms. There’s just one change — sessions are being held virtually to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all. “Orientation is an essential part to student […]

Coach Hamilton to address graduates during FSU’s virtual summer commencement ceremony

Florida State University men’s basketball Coach Leonard Hamilton will headline FSU’s virtual summer commencement ceremony as the keynote speaker Friday, July 31. President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony, which will be streamed on the university’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels and simulcast locally on 4FSU (Comcast Channel 4). The ceremony will begin at […]

A Message from President John Thrasher: An update to the campus community

Dear FSU Family, America is hurting, and many in our community are, too. This past week, I, along with members of my leadership team, met with faculty, staff and students, including representatives from the Student Government Association, the Black Student Union, the LGBTQ+ community and others. We heard their anger, frustration and sadness, and we […]

FSU ranked among top 50 patent-producing universities

Florida State University is ranked among the top 50 universities worldwide for producing patented technologies, according to a new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. Florida State is ranked No. 43 for producing patents in 2019, a jump of 26 places from its No. 69 ranking for its […]

Jennings steps down as VP for University Advancement

Tom Jennings, who successfully led Florida State University’s first $1 billion fundraising campaign, is stepping down as vice president for University Advancement and president of the FSU Foundation, effective Aug. 9. Jennings has accepted a position as vice president for University Advancement at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, where he previously worked in various […]

Nine FSU students earn U.S. Fulbright awards

Nine Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will conduct research or have the opportunity to teach English abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Since 1945, the program has provided students and young scholars opportunities to develop research, study and teach all over the world. […]

FSU Career Center online program earns national recognition

The Florida State University Career Center’s flagship online professional development series, ProfessioNole Ready, has received national recognition for excellence in the field of career services from one of the industry’s leading organizations. ProfessioNole Ready was awarded an honorable mention from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) in the Technology Excellence category as part […]

FSU student receives prestigious Hollings Scholarship

Rising junior Jonathan Marcus is the latest Florida State University student to receive an Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The nationally competitive scholarship includes up to $19,000 of academic assistance over two years and a 10-week, paid summer internship with NOAA. “It has been a dream of […]

Two FSU graduate students win state’s only P.E.O. scholarships

Only two graduate students in the entire state of Florida were awarded prestigious Scholar Awards from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), and they’re both enrolled in programs at Florida State University. Jessi Thomsen, a doctoral candidate in the English Department with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition, and Brittany Mathes, a doctoral candidate in the […]

FSU student awarded prestigious fellowship from U.S. Department of Energy

A Florida State University graduate student has earned an esteemed fellowship from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Judith Roth, a doctoral student in the Department of Chemistry, was one of 62 graduate students from across the nation selected for the DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program. “Judy’s award is the recognition […]