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Class act: FSU welcomes talented, diverse group of first-year students

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students as classes begin for the 2016-2017 academic year Monday, Aug. 29.  About 6,200 academically talented students make up one of the most diverse incoming freshman classes in the university’s history. An estimated 21.5 percent are Hispanic or Latino, 11.3 percent are African-American or African-American and another race, […]

FSU students arrive on campus ready to serve

Nearly 50 students will kick off their college careers at Florida State University a week early to learn about community issues in Tallahassee and how to be socially responsible leaders. The first-year students will participate in the five-day Service Leadership Seminar hosted by the university’s Center for Leadership & Social Change. During the week of […]

Seminole Sensation Week gives students fun start to fall semester

As Florida State University prepares for the start of the fall semester, the university will host Seminole Sensation Week — an annual weeklong event that encourages students to get involved on campus. The event runs from Wednesday, Aug. 24, to Tuesday, Aug. 30, and features dozens of fun activities designed to introduce students to campus organizations […]

FSU inducts 20 new members to Garnet and Gold Scholar Society

Florida State University welcomed 20 new members into its Garnet and Gold Scholar Society this summer. Established in 2010, the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society facilitates involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. In order to […]

From FSU to Arctic Russia: Research leads grad student on a unique trip

When Sarah Ellen Johnston decided to come to Florida State University last year, she knew there was a good chance she’d be on the road a bit when it came to research. “That was one of the reasons for coming here,” she said. “I knew there were a lot of international research opportunities.” Johnston’s adviser, […]

Seminole Dining’s first registered dietitian to enhance nutritional offerings, support dietary needs

Seminole Dining managed by Aramark, the food service provider for Florida State University, announced today that Amy L. Stevenson, RD, has joined the staff as its first registered dietitian to enhance nutritional offerings and support the dietary needs of students, faculty and staff. Stevenson joins Seminole Dining from Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she supervised […]

FSU Panama City summer camps bring STEM education to life

With a faint fish smell permeating the air, rising 10th-grader Kacie Zuleger plunged her finger into a dissected shark fetus to feel its eye. “I didn’t expect to dissect anything, but I hoped we would,” Zuleger said. “What’s a science camp without opening up something?” Zuleger, from Arnold High School in Panama City Beach, is […]

Students receive prestigious scholarships to study critical languages abroad

One student has received the Boren Scholarship, a program of the National Security Education Program, and seven have received the Critical Language Scholarship, a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The scholarships are an effort by the federal government to increase the understanding of and continue to forge […]

FSU recognizes student employees

The Florida State University Career Center hosted the second annual Student Employee of the Year award ceremony April 15 to celebrate the vital contributions student employees make to the campus community. A total of 150 nominations were received from departments and divisions across campus — a 100 percent increase from the nominations received for last […]

FSU welcomes record number of inductees into Garnet and Gold Scholar Society

Florida State University welcomed a record 201 new inductees into the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society this spring. Established in 2010, the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society facilitates involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. “The […]

Student-vet enlists fellow FSU military women in new organization

Florida State University already strives to be one of the most veteran-friendly universities in the nation. Now, one student-veteran is making sure one segment of the student-veteran population feels even more welcome on campus. Zaymeen Deen, a senior in information technology, is launching Women Veterans in STEM — a registered student organization for military women […]

Nobel laureate offers inspiring words at PeaceJam Southeast

Rigoberta Menchú Tum suffered severe loss at an early age. Growing up in Guatemala during a 30-year civil war, the government persecuted Menchú and her Mayan family, and she lost her entire family. Her nonviolent work toward peace and justice led to a 1992 Nobel Peace Prize, the first for an indigenous woman. Menchú spent […]