Students & Campus Life

A place for reflection: FSU Labyrinth adds new dynamic to campus

In an overly connected and busy world, Florida State University has designed a place for students to come and take a break. A labyrinth — often confused with but very different from a maze — is a flat, winding path to be followed that promotes reflection, thinking and well-being. The campus community, along with university […]

New FSU partnership to provide homestay programs for international students

Have you ever had the desire to connect with new friends around the world and experience a new culture, while staying in the comfort of your own home? Florida State University’s Center for Intensive English Studies can help make that happen. The center recently partnered with the American Homestay Network, an organization that provides homestay […]

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 […]