Students & Campus Life

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages: Welcome to FSU’s Flying Circus of Physics

So you think science is all about wearing white lab coats and toiling for long hours over smoky test tubes? Think again. Members of the Florida State University Department of Physics are ready to show the more playful side of scientific inquiry — and they’re hoping that Tallahassee-area residents of all ages will come out […]

Can’t put it down? FSU up all night in ‘Moby Dick’ marathon

"Moby Dick" — intimidating? Naw. Long a staple in undergraduate literature courses, Herman Melville’s great American novel about the sailor Ishmael and his dark, soliloquy-fueled whaling voyage with Captain Ahab, might cause a little angst for non-English majors. But Peggy Wright-Cleveland thinks such an intimidating text ought to be a little more user-friendly. That’s why […]

Famed director Spike Lee to speak at FSU as part of Golden Tribe Lecture Series

The Florida State University Golden Tribe Lecture Series, a collaborative, student-focused effort, will host “An Evening with Spike Lee,”a speaking engagement featuring the famed American film director, producer, writer and actor, on Sept. 8. As one of the most influential directors of his generation, Lee has made a name for himself from the start of […]

Treats and Tradition: Florida State serves up tasty start to new academic year

Florida State freshmen, take note: Not having it all figured out just may well be the best approach to college. That was the message award-winning science writer Rebecca Skloot delivered to Florida State University’s Class of 2015 during New Student Convocation held on Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. The annual event […]

Making the grade: Tutoring program earns international certification

Florida State University student tutor Stefan Avey is used to guiding a "spectrum of students" as they work their way to higher GPAs. "There are people who come in regularly to go over chapters and ask me questions. And then there are those who come in the day of a test, wanting everything explained in […]

Changing gears: Bike rental program puts new spin on recycling

Two years ago, Florida State University senior Sandy Simmons went to a college housing conference and got a big idea: recycled bike rentals for students — on the cheap. "I thought this is really possible — why can’t it be done at FSU?" said Simmons, who grew up in West Palm Beach. "Tallahassee has the […]

Silver ranking shines spotlight on FSU sustainability

Florida State University officially joins the ranks of some of the nation’s most prestigious universities and colleges after earning a "silver" rating in a new benchmarking program that encourages environmental sustainability in higher education. The program, the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), is the only ranking system of its kind that involves publicly […]

FSU undergraduates rake in prestigious scholarships and awards

Florida State University may have an international reputation for the strength of its graduate programs, as well as for the academic accomplishments of the students in those programs. But by at least one measure, the university’s undergraduates are giving their graduate-level peers a run for their money. With assistance from FSU faculty and the Office […]

Advocate for students with disabilities wins national service award

For her standout leadership on behalf of students with disabilities, the director of the Florida State University Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) has been honored at the national level with the highest award bestowed by the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). Bea Awoniyi, who also serves as an assistant dean of students, is […]

Students discovering the beauty of doing research — long before graduate school

Two mosquitofish — one mottled black, the other moonlight silver — go at it in their tank like a couple of brawling cowboys. If this were a saloon, the feuding fish would have been thrown out long ago. But beneath the fluorescent glare in a small laboratory within Florida State University’s Department of Biological Science, […]

Student veterans hailed at Garnet & Gold Spring Football Game

Florida State University recognized its student veterans at the 2011 Annual Garnet & Gold Spring Football Game. Between the third and fourth quarters of the game, Florida State’s student veterans were joined on the field by President Eric J. Barron and FSU Athletic Director Randy Spetman, a retired Air Force colonel and graduate of the […]

Heritage Day highlight: Unveiling of commemorative stained-glass windows

A packed house of more than 250 proud Florida State University alumni, faculty and staff members were present to witness the unveiling and dedication of 16 commemorative stained-glass windows during a special sneak preview of the university’s new Heritage Museum on the evening of April 8 in Dodd Hall’s Werkmeister Humanities Reading Room. What’s more, […]