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Students launch campaign to reimagine diversity and inclusion at FSU

The Florida State University Student Diversity and Inclusion Council is launching a new campaign aimed at redefining diversity and inclusion called #PowerOfWe – Our Differences Make the Difference. Students will introduce the campaign, share information about programming and distribute promotional materials at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, on Landis Green. The Student Diversity and Inclusion […]

Food, fun and the FSU fight song: Traditions BBQ brings together new students

The FSU Traditions BBQ, a new event, hosted by the Student Alumni Association (SAA), got students fired up for the fall semester by celebrating the university’s historic traditions as a part of Seminole Sensation Week. President John Thrasher addressed the upcoming freshman class, reflecting on his time in college and passing on words of wisdom. […]

Strozier honored with statue dedication

Robert Manning Strozier was remembered as a visionary leader who set Florida State University on track for greatness during a ceremony Thursday, Aug. 25, to dedicate a statue of his likeness. About 50 people attended the ceremony held on a steamy morning on the steps outside Strozier Library — also named in his honor — […]

Mayor Gillum to speak at New Student Convocation

Florida State University will emphasize tradition and values as it welcomes the Class of 2020 into its community of scholars during the annual New Student Convocation.  President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie will give a charge to the Class of 2020, encouraging […]

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 […]