Grad Students and Mentors Honored

The Graduate School of Florida State University has recognized the following students and instructors for their excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year: Graduate Student Leadership AwardHolly Widen, Geography Outstanding Teaching Assistant AwardKeith Richard, SociologyKimberly Wiley, Public Administration Graduate Faculty Mentor AwardDr. Anne Barrett, Sociology Preparing Future Faculty FellowsJustine Gunderson, SociologyJames […]

College Partners with Local Business in Social Enterprise Internship

A team of five Florida State University students is working to create a small-scale social enterprise through a unique internship. The internship is made possible through a partnership between local merchant RedEye Coffee and the new social entrepreneurship and innovation specialization within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s Interdisciplinary Social Science (ISS) program. […]

Students Research Policy Issues, Write Legislative Briefs

The DeVoe L. Moore Center (DMC) at Florida State University, a unit of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, has issued the first of a series of planned policy briefs published under the title The DMC Perspective. The March 2015 brief, mailed to all Florida legislators and available to the media and the […]

Collins Institute Releases Report on Local Governments and Retiree Health Benefits

The Leroy Collins Institute released its newest report on the “Tough Choices Facing Florida’s Governments” in February 2015. The seventh installment of the institute’s series of policy papers on government pensions, “Beyond Pensions: Florida Local Governments and Retiree Health Benefits,” was authored by David Matkin, formerly of FSU and now at the University of Albany. […]

Planning Student Gets Externship with Aviation Expert

The Florida State University Career Center has partnered with Woodie Woodward, the former associate administrator of airports for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to provide an externship experience to a current FSU student. Jackson Harris, a second-year graduate student in the urban and regional planning program, was selected by Woodward for this inaugural externship, lasting […]

Social Enterprise takes aim at migrant worker housing

Nearly 200,000 migrant and seasonal workers travel to work in Florida every year, and finding high quality, affordable housing is one of their chief challenges. The college’s DeVoe L. Moore Center is stepping into this difficult problem with an innovative, private sector solution that could help workers and growers in 33 Florida counties. A two-year […]

Career Center Liaisons Offer Drop-In Advising

Do you need help with your resume, cover letter, applying to graduate school, internship and job searching? If so, come to Drop-In Career Advising hours (no appointment necessary) with Charlie Ricker and Erin Keenan. We can help you with your career related needs. Charlie Ricker:Career Liaison to Political Science, Economics, and SociologyDrop-In Career Advising Hours: […]

Sociology Prof Has New Book, Radio Interview

Deana Rohlinger (associate professor of sociology, research associate at the Pepper Institute of Aging and Public Policy) published a book in December 2014, Abortion Politics, Mass Media, and Social Movements in America (Cambridge University Press). Weaving together analyses of archival material, news coverage, and interviews conducted with journalists from mainstream and partisan outlets as well […]

5 Students Named to Garnet and Gold Society

Five students from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy are among the 33 who were inducted into the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society for Fall 2014. The society recognizes the engaged, well-rounded student who excels within and beyond the classroom in leadership, professional, citizenship and/or research skills while building collaborative relationships in the […]