Students & Campus Life

FSU and FAMU to co-host ‘Corny’ Mutants Field Day

A bizarre maze of crazy corn—make that a living field map of the maize genome, says Florida State University biologist Hank Bass—will be on display from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, during "Maize-10-Maze" Field Day 2006, to be held at Florida A&M University’s Research Farm in Quincy. Coordinated by FSU’s biological science […]

FSU student-athlete Garrett Johnson wins Rhodes Scholarship

Florida State University student-athlete Garrett Johnson already had accrued an impressive list of accomplishments during his college career. Now he can add an academic award that represents the pinnacle of scholarly achievement: He has been named a Rhodes Scholar. Johnson, 21, a Tampa native and a graduate student studying public administration at FSU, was selected […]

It’s true: FSU student’s account of life as a soldier in Iraq is a best seller

Florida State University student John Crawford thought he was beginning a new chapter in his life when he got married in 2002, but his story took a dramatic turn when he learned on his honeymoon that his Florida National Guard unit would be deployed to Iraq. What followed was 12 months patrolling the streets of […]

Seminoles set high marks with three national Academic All-Americans

Longest winning streak, fastest time in the nation, best mark in school history…records were indeed set during the 2004-05 athletic season at Florida State. But the success was not limited to the playing arena as the Seminoles also set high marks in the classroom. Florida State had three student-athletes garner National Academic All-American honors in […]

Moldovan becomes first FSU women’s tennis All-American since 1996

Florida State senior Mihaela Moldovan of Bucharest, Romania, has earned at-large berths in singles and doubles in the 2005 NCAA Women’s Tennis Championships, scheduled for May 23-28 at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. The champion tennis player is also an academic star. She earned academic honors last season, boasting a 4.0 GPA in […]

Fulbright-winning student to study telecommunications in Lithuania

Kimberley Leahy, an FSU doctoral candidate in the Department of Communications, has received a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to Lithuania. She will use her award to study telecommunications policy transitions that have occurred since Lithuania became a member of the European Union. She will spend the first six months of 2006 at Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania. […]

Earth Day fair to raise “green” issues

Garnet and gold equal green on FSU’s campus, thanks to efforts of the Service Learning Program, Center for Civic Education and Service, and other campus groups. To mark International Earth Day, the groups are sponsoring an Earth Day Fair Wednesday, March 23, 10 AM – 2 PM, at the Oglesby Union Green. The Sierra Club […]

FSU student volunteers spending Spring Break building homes

Members of FSU’s Habitat for Humanity chapter are spending Spring Break and upcoming weeks building homes in order to eliminate substandard housing in Tallahassee. They will build houses at Capital City Estates in southern Tallahassee. The organization’s goals are to raise money for Habitat houses, educate the community about poverty and coordinate volunteer opportunities, including […]