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FSU College of Education dean receives distinguished service award

Damon Andrew, dean of the Florida State University College of Education, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of University Administrators. “AAUA is an amazing organization that has played a significant role in my professional development over the years,” Andrew said. “It has been a true joy to serve AAUA’s membership over […]

A great privilege: Coonan leads center in global human rights mission

Terry Coonan sits behind a big desk. Hundreds of sheets of paper are organized into neat stacks on top of it, and he’ll tell you that there’s a special story attached to each one. Coonan is director of the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, an entity dedicated to human rights […]

FSU institute event highlights data-driven solutions to transform criminal justice system for the 21st century

Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD) hosted a spoken-word event about justice and opportunity June 27 at the FSU Center for Global Engagement. The event, organized by Carrie Pettus-Davis, founder and executive director of the Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), was designed to generate public discourse about criminal justice reform. Pettus-Davis […]

FSU students awarded record number of Gilman Scholarships

A record number of Florida State University students are studying or interning around the world this summer thanks to prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships from the U.S. Department of State. FSU’s 28 Gilman Scholars are the most in school history. The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program that gives students the opportunity to study […]

FSU Libraries publishes open access textbook by mathematics professor

The Florida State University Libraries has published an open access mathematics textbook in collaboration with Giray Ökten, associate chair for Graduate Studies and professor of mathematics at Florida State University. The textbook, “First Semester in Numerical Analysis with Julia,” was published thanks to an Alternative Textbook Grant Ökten received from FSU Libraries in 2018 to […]

FSU institute launches new fellowship program for master’s-level social workers

Florida State University’s Institute for Justice Research and Development (IJRD), housed within FSU’s College of Social Work, recently launched a Post-Master’s Fellowship designed to prepare social work professionals to work and conduct research with formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. A first of its kind, the Post-Master’s Fellowship is the only fellowship in the nation […]

Top credit rating agency gives Florida State University an AA+ rating

For the second time in two weeks, Florida State University has received a high grade for financial management, receiving an AA+ rating from Fitch Ratings Incorporated. The Issuer Default Rating of AA+ was assigned to FSU based on the university’s strong financial profile, combined with its revenue defensibility and operating risk profile assessments. The rating […]

Middle school students experience college life through FSU Social Work summer camp

Relay races on Landis Green and jam sessions in the William Johnston Building are just a couple of the experiences dozens of middle school students from Tallahassee and the surrounding area participated in during a weeklong camp at Florida State University. For the eighth year in a row, the FSU College of Social Work hosted […]

Florida State becomes largest university to add experiential learning requirement

Florida State University is embarking on a new initiative that has the potential to create one of the most diverse and robust talent pipelines in the nation. Already a national leader in student success, Florida State plans to enrich the student learning experience by adopting an experiential learning graduation requirement for undergraduates. Upon implementation, FSU will […]

Andrew Brady selected as FSU’s 2019 Carraway Employee of the Year

For more than 20 years, Andrew Brady has been an invaluable asset to the advancement of Florida State University. Brady, who serves as associate director of Institutional Research, has transformed the way FSU capitalizes on data, and for his efforts, he’s been selected as the 2019 Max Carraway Employee of the Year Award winner. The […]

Florida State scores 10 U.S. Fulbright student awards

Ten outstanding Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will spend the 2019-2020 academic year teaching English or conducting research projects abroad as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program, administered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers grants for graduating college seniors, graduate students, young […]

FSU College of Education relaunches program in school counseling

Florida State University’s College of Education has relaunched a graduate program in school counseling that prepares individuals to help students find their educational path and navigate their developmental years. The American School Counselor Association recommends a student-to-school-counselor ratio of 250-to-1. Florida had an average of 484-to-1 in 2017, highlighting the need for more school counseling […]