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Instructors Recognized for Distance Learning Excellence

Three professors and one graduate teaching assistant from the college have been recognized by the Office of Distance Learning and will receive their awards at a ceremony, November 18, 2015, at the FSU Alumni Center Ballroom.

Social Entrepreneurship Central to Faculty Literary Award

When DeVoe Moore Center Director and faculty member Sam Staley started writing the novel that would become St. Nic, Inc., he didn’t think he would be rebooting capitalism through a fun, fanciful tale of Christmas. But he did, and the central role he gave social entrepreneurship helped bring in a silver second-place award at the Royal Palm Literary Awards announced in Orlando on October 17, 2015.

Political Science Professor Awarded for His Career Accomplishments

Political Science Professor Robert Crew has been named the 2016 recipient of the Diane Blair Award from the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA). The award is presented biennially to a political scientist who has played an outstanding role in politics and/or government during their career at the local, state, national or international level.

World Affairs Program Wins at Model UN

The college's World Affairs Program had a highly successful journey north, October 8-11, 2015, representing FSU in the Boston Area Regional Model United Nations Conference hosted by Boston University.

College Alums Honored as "30 Under 30"

Eight relatively recent graduates of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy were named by the Florida State University Alumni Association with this year's Thirty Under 30 Award. The organization created the award in 2012 to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of FSU's young alumni. Each recipient shows exceptional achievement and significant contributions to his or her profession, community/society or the university. The recipient must exemplify outstanding professional and personal development either through traditional channels or innovative approaches.

Event Offers Opportunities for Education and Career Training Beyond the Classroom

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Student Leadership Council presents a special annual event for undergraduates.


Monday, October 12, 2015
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Union Ballrooms

Undergraduates Impress at Annual Research Showcase

Three undergraduates from the college have been recognized for their outstanding advanced research in the annual President's Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence, held September 28, 2015, at the university's Turnbull Center.


Sam Staley, who publishes fiction under the name SR Staley, has released a new novel, “Tortuga Bay,” a sequel to his 2006 novel “The Pirate of Panther Bay.” The book will be introduced to Tallahassee audiences at a special launch party that coincides with the international Talk Like a Pirate Day, Saturday, September 19, 2015 beginning 1:00 p.m. at Barnacle Bill's restaurant, 1830 North Monroe St., Tallahassee..

COSSPP Students Supported as Presidential Scholars

The Presidential Scholars award is the premier undergraduate merit scholarship at Florida State University. The program provides four years of support and is open to high school seniors who are admitted into the Florida State University Honors Program.

Center Offers Economic Research Workshops

Has the relationship between mother and child changed as women have entered the workforce? Does teacher pay have an effect on how students perform in public schools? Does public transportation help the environment or is it cost effective?

The DeVoe L. Moore Center is bringing together FSU economics faculty and graduate students for a special workshop series geared toward helping students develop the skills for researching the pressing social, economic, and political concerns of our time.

All sessions are in the DeVoe Moore Center, 150 Bellamy.