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FSU receives national recognition for commitment to international education

Florida State University’s commitment to increasing the number of students studying abroad earned national recognition from the Institute of International Education (IIE). Florida State received the IIE Seal of Excellence during the IIE Summit 2019: The Future of International Education Feb. 18 in New York City for its strategic commitment to the Generation Study Abroad […]

Students enjoy a sweet break at President’s Ice Cream Social

Florida State University students enjoyed ice cream and other refreshments during a sunny day on Landis Green Wednesday, April 10, during the annual President’s Ice Cream Social. The President’s Ice Cream Social is a longstanding tradition at FSU during the spring semester where the university’s president, along with other university administrators, scoop ice cream for […]

FSU College of Education professor named ‘Pillar of the Profession’

A Florida State University faculty member has been recognized for his outstanding work in the student affairs profession by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Robert Schwartz, professor of higher education, recognized with the “Pillars of the Profession” award at the 100th anniversary of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) conference in […]

FSU celebrates its academic and athletic success during FSU Day at the Capitol

Garnet and gold adorned the Florida Capitol as hundreds of Florida State University supporters and legislators gathered to celebrate FSU Day at the Capitol Tuesday, April 9. For more than 20 years, FSU Day at the Capitol has been an annual showcase highlighting Florida State’s academic and athletic achievements for the Tallahassee community and state […]

Chemistry professor, MagLab scientist named 2019-2020 Lawton Distinguished Professor

An accomplished chemist who has helped steer the direction of chemical and biological research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has been named Florida State University’s 2019-2020 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor. Timothy Cross, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will be honored at the 2019 spring graduation. Being named a Lawton professor is the […]

FSU Resilience Project receives national award

Florida State University’s Resilience Project, a unique online tool to help students improve mental health and reduce stress, has been selected to receive a national award from the American Association of University Administrators. The Resilience Project, launched in the fall, is an online, evidence-informed toolkit developed by the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the […]

FSU piano technology student wins inaugural Master’s in Four competition

Florida State University master’s student Jason Cassel took home the top prize during the inaugural FSU Graduate School’s Master’s In Four competition, Thursday, April 4. Cassel, a liberal arts student with an emphasis in piano technology, received the $1,000 prize for his presentation “The Voice of the Piano.” “I had a blast,” Cassell said. “I […]

FSU mourns loss of Lawton Professor Shridhar K. Sathe

The Florida State University community is mourning the loss of Shridhar K. Sathe, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor and Hazel K. Stiebeling Professor in the College of Human Sciences, who died Thursday, April 4, at the age of 68. “Dr. Sathe was an internationally renowned scientist, but more importantly, he was a loving father and […]

Eighth annual FSU’s Great Give surpasses goal, sets records in support of university initiatives

Florida State University supporters across the country came together to do something great during FSU’s Great Give, the university’s 36-hour giving campaign. In its eighth year, FSU’s Great Give surpassed its $500,000 goal, raising $774,979 for academic projects, programs, scholarships and student activities at the university. The annual event, which took place March 28-29, drew […]

PeaceJam Southeast to host Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman

Florida State University to Receive Inaugural Leadership Award from PeaceJam  Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman will speak at Florida State University on Friday, April 5, before spending the weekend with students from across the region for PeaceJam Southeast’s annual conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Stand Out, Speak Up.” During the event, […]

FSU honors the life and legacy of deceased students with memorial service

Florida State University honored the memory of those students who passed away over the past year with a special ceremony Thursday, March 28. For the second time since the event’s creation in 2018, students, faculty and staff gathered on the Mina Jo Powell Green to reflect on and celebrate the lives of seven fallen FSU […]

Passionate and prepared: FSU College of Education dean ready to serve alma mater

It’s not hyperbole when Damon Andrew says the opportunity to lead the Florida State University College of Education is his dream job. The native Floridian became dean of the college in August after serving as the first permanent dean of Louisiana State University’s College of Human Sciences and Education. Prior to that, he spent five […]