Arts & Humanities

FSU Master Craftsman Studio celebrates 20 years 

With its Gothic architecture, live oaks, fountains and greens, Florida State University is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.  For the past 20 years, the FSU Master Craftsman Studio has been adding to the campus’ natural and architectural splendor with hand-crafted artistic pieces. The university marked the studio’s 20-year anniversary with a celebration Oct. 9 […]

Opening Nights presents artist Michael Rosato to launch LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival

Opening Nights at Florida State University is partnering with LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival to present a cultural arts program to launch the 20th annual art festival in downtown Tallahassee. The program will feature large-scale muralist Michael Rosato who will deliver a lecture April 16, 2020, as part of the university’s performing arts series. […]

FSU Wind Orchestra recognizes unprecedented CBDNA presidencies held by FSU faculty

The Florida State University College of Music celebrated its faculty members who have served as president of the College Band Director’s National Association with the world premiere of a brand-new work performed by the FSU Wind Orchestra during a Sept. 27 concert at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The new work, “Pi’ilani and Ko’olau,” was commissioned […]

Archaeologist unearths history in Mississippi River Valley

In the farmlands of the Mississippi River Valley, earth is continuously cleared and leveled — a result of the region’s booming agriculture industry. But beneath the soil lies an important piece of American history, one a Florida State University anthropology professor is working to piece together. In 2007, a planned farming operation at what’s known […]

FSU professor’s research spurs educational curriculum

A Florida State University professor’s research has inspired a new K-12 school curriculum about 1960s Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.  Davis Houck, FSU’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies in the College of Communication and Information, helped develop the educational program about Hamer’s life with assistance from Mississippi schoolteachers, historians and Maegan Parker Brooks, assistant professor at Willamette University in Salem, […]

FSU film school ranks as one of the best in nation

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts has jumped six spots to No. 13 in national rankings compiled by one of the entertainment industry’s top publications. Among public universities, FSU ranked No. 4. In its annual list of Top 25 American film schools, The Hollywood Reporter highlighted the FSU film school’s emphasis on […]

Recent FSU graduate’s novel being turned into SYFY pilot

Before she applied for college, Mikaela Bender was already writing a novel. Now, just weeks after graduating from Florida State University, a digital pilot of the Orlando native’s first book is getting ready to debut on Syfy, a cable network featuring science fiction programming. Bender, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in Editing, […]

FSU’s Opening Nights announces 2019-20 season lineup

Mark your calendars! Fans of great entertainment can look ahead to a fun and exciting 2019-20 season of diverse performances from Opening Nights at Florida State University. Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie announced the season will be dedicated to President and Dean Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, who died May 20. […]

Marching Chiefs to perform at special D-Day ceremonies in France

Florida State University’s world-renowned Marching Chiefs will be the only collegiate band to participate in France’s official D-Day Normandy Parade, marking the 75th anniversary of the bold mission and honoring the brave soldiers who helped win World War II. The weeklong trip to Paris and the beaches of Normandy from June 3-10 will mark the […]

Opening Nights at Florida State University announces first headliner for the upcoming season

Good vibrations are on the way to Tallahassee as Opening Nights at Florida State University presents The Beach Boys during the 2019-2020 season. “We’re thrilled to present one of America’s iconic bands,” said Michael Blachly, director for Opening Nights at Florida State. “This is just one of the many headliners scheduled for the upcoming season, […]

FSU art and engineering students collaborate on kid-friendly project for local nonprofit

Engineering and art students might have more in common than people think. This spring, Florida State University brought students from the two disciplines together for a Mechatronic Art class, where they collaborated to design interactive stations for a creative play lab at The Sharing Tree, a local nonprofit. Mechatronics is an engineering field that brings […]

FSU students invited to screen their films at Cannes Film Festival

Two Florida State University students are getting the opportunity of a lifetime after being invited to screen their films at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival alongside some of the most famous filmmakers in the world. Alex McFry and William Stead, students at FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts, are in Cannes this week preparing to […]