Students & Campus Life

American Idol star to share personal story of abilities and music at FSU appearance

Florida State University will host James Durbin, an internationally known vocalist, guitarist and lead singer for the heavy metal band Quiet Riot, to discuss what it is like to have unique abilities and differences. A musician with autism and Tourette syndrome, Durbin is an advocate for inclusion, and he aims to give students a new […]

FSU student entrepreneur helps empower girls in Ethiopia

Florida State University junior Jessica Bachansingh has dedicated herself to empowering girls globally by teaching them a marketable skill — sewing. Three years ago, Bachansingh founded Gifts for Confidence, a nonprofit organization that gives girls in Ethiopia the chance to learn how to sew infinity scarves. They are sold locally in Ethiopian communities and globally […]

Jim Moran Institute recognizes 2017 scholarship recipient

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in the Florida State University College of Business recognized student Jamaica Bell as the 2017 Jim Moran Scholar recipient Wednesday evening. Bell was honored during a reception at the Pearl Tyner House at the Florida State Alumni Center. President John Thrasher, Jan Moran, family, friends and College of […]

FSU Veterans Film Festival honors directors at world premiere of ‘Apache Warrior’

Photo Gallery The Florida State University Veterans Film Festival hosted its first-ever world premiere as filmmakers David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud debuted their film, “Apache Warrior,” at the seventh annual event Thursday night. The co-directors received the FSU Student Veteran Torchlight Award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking before screening their film at Florida State University’s […]

Miracle in the making: FSU student pushing to qualify for U.S. Olympic Team

UPDATE: Jan. 16, 2018 — When USA Bobsled and Skeleton announced its team this week for the 2018 Winter Olympics, Josh Williamson’s name was not on the 12-man list, but he will continue training in the U.S. Olympic bobsled program. Since our story in last fall, Williamson has won two gold medals as part of […]

FSU students, community send Hurricane Irma relief supplies to South Florida

Photo gallery Florida State University and Leon County teamed up to send thousands of care packages to Hurricane Irma victims in South Florida, thanks to donations from local residents and businesses. On Friday morning, more than 250 FSU students and 100 staff volunteers assembled the donated items into care packages at the Donald L. Tucker […]

FSU students enjoy post-Irma dinner at the Champions Club

As the worst of Hurricane Irma moved past Tallahassee Monday afternoon, some of the very best qualities of the Florida State University family were on display at a swiftly organized post-hurricane dinner at Doak Campbell Stadium.  Even as the storm shut down campus this week, FSU organized a plan to open the 70,000-square-foot Dunlap Champions Club — the premier club-seating […]

Dance Marathon at FSU wins national awards after record-breaking year

Dance Marathon at Florida State University won two awards in recognition of its merchandising strategy and increase in fundraising dollars during the organization’s national leadership conference this past summer. Dance Marathon at FSU is a yearlong effort that culminates in an annual 40-hour event where more than 1,800 students stay awake and on their feet […]

FSU student programs honored for excellence with NASPA awards

Two Florida State University programs — Healthy Campus at FSU and Leadership Learning in the Outdoors for Group and Individual Change (LOGIC) — have been honored with national awards for their outstanding dedication to students, campus health and growth. The Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) is the leading association for the advancement, health […]

FSU graduate students to attend international Nobel laureate meeting

Two Florida State University graduate students are among 400 student-scientists worldwide invited to attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, an annual meeting that includes 30 Nobel laureates. This year, chemistry graduate student Gabriel Dos Passos and FAMU-FSU College of Engineering graduate student Margaret Scheiner will represent FSU at the meeting and hear from some […]

Socially minded FSU student selected 2017 Humanity in Action fellow

Florida State University rising senior Roberto Flores has received a 2017 fellowship by Humanity in Action an international organization that educates and inspires young leaders who are passionate about changing the world.  Flores, 21, is one of 30 undergraduate students and recent graduates from the United States and Europe who were selected as winners of […]