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Percussion professor lauded with Florida State’s Distinguished Teacher Award

John W. Parks IV received Florida State University’s 2019 Distinguished Teacher Award during the annual Faculty Awards Dinner April 30. The Distinguished Teacher Award, the university’s most prestigious honor for teaching, includes a $7,500 stipend funded by FSU. Parks joined the College of Music faculty as assistant professor of percussion in 2003 and was promoted […]

FSU’s Garnet and Gold Scholar Society honors more than 300 new inductees

Florida State University welcomed 314 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society during a special ceremony on Thursday, April 25. Since 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society has encouraged student involvement and recognized undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, […]

FSU’s spring commencement ceremonies set for May 3, 4

Three highly successful graduates of Florida State University will be the featured speakers at FSU’s four spring commencement ceremonies. John Dailey, mayor of Tallahassee, will be the keynote speaker at 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, 505 W. Pensacola St. Later that evening, John W. Thiel, a business consultant […]

FSU student receives prestigious philosophy award

Florida State University doctoral student Marshall Thompson has won the Marc Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion for his essay on the value of virtues, such as courage, in heaven. Thompson’s essay, “And All Shall Be Changed: Virtue in the New Creation,” was selected from more than 50 entries. He will receive a $10,000 award […]

How case analysis helps FSU business students solve real-world problems, hone career skills

The ability to extract data and analyze information critically, solve a current business problem or grow an existing business is crucial for business students. That’s why Florida State University works to ensure students develop the creative reasoning skills integral to their business success and career growth. Tim Kinney, an associate lecturer in the College of […]

FSU recognizes top graduate students for their achievements

More than 100 graduate students were recognized for their achievements in teaching, scholarship and service during Florida State University’s annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence Thursday, April 18. Mark Riley, dean of the Graduate School, presided over the program. “Your contributions are incredibly vital to all of the things we do at this university,” Riley […]

FSU employees complete fourth annual Advance Leadership Development Program

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2018-2019 FSU Advance Leadership Development Program (ALDP). On April 3, 2019, 25 faculty and staff members completed a seven-month professional development certificate program in which they spent time learning from university leaders, engaging in interactive activities, and networking and discussing leadership topics unique to public higher education. The ALDP, […]

WFSU News takes home awards at 2019 Florida AP Broadcasters Gala

The WFSU Public Media news team was honored with five Florida AP Broadcasters awards, sweeping one category, claiming three first place wins and taking home honors in two other categories. WFSU’s own Gina Jordan was named president of the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters for the 2019-2020 year. It is Jordan’s second stint on the board, […]

Collaborative Collision: Faculty come together to share ideas, forge partnerships

Florida State University faculty members of varying departments, disciplines and research interests spent the evening of April 16 commingling with colleagues during the Spring 2019 Collaborative Collision, a networking event designed to convene researchers from across campus to discuss potential collaborations surrounding one defined topic. Tuesday’s topic of discussion, disaster resiliency, took on particular significance […]

FSU recognizes outstanding student employees

The Florida State University Career Center recognized the positive impact student employees have on the Florida State community during its fifth annual Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) awards ceremony Monday, April 8. “This ceremony is a reminder of the importance to recognize the vital student employee contributions to our university,” said Li Pon, SEOTY […]

FSU earns national recognition for healthy campus initiatives

Florida State University has earned national recognition from Partnership for a Healthier America for its commitment to expanding healthier options across campus. Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) works to ensure that all children and young adults have the opportunity to live healthy, active lives. Florida State is one of 32 institutions of higher learning […]

FSU religion professor receives respected humanities fellowship

A Florida State University faculty member will head to Southeast Asia this fall with the help of a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Getty Foundation. Elizabeth Cecil, assistant professor of religion and a trained historian, was one of 10 researchers from across the country to be selected as a […]