Students & Campus Life

Education doctoral student earns top honors at FSU’s Three Minute Thesis competition

 Selecting the right face mask. Examining the potential of human brands in sport.  Sonically exploring La Paz, Bolivia. These were just some of the topics presented at Florida State University’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) competition. The event, a presentation of The Graduate School, took place Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Durell Peaden Auditorium at […]

Florida State University to commemorate 60th anniversary of integration

Florida State University is celebrating the 60th anniversary of FSU’s integration with two events that recognize the milestones of past students and discuss the impact of integration on its campuses. The 60th Anniversary of Integration Recognition Ceremony explores FSU’s history through the lens of integration and inclusion and will take place at the Integration Statue. Following […]

‘Coffee and Conversations’ perks up global interest in FSU

With a smile as wide as Florida State University’s global reach, Honorine Rouiller welcomes her guest to The Graduate School’s YouTube channel. “Today, I’m with Claudio Robelo Guzman, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in political science,” she says. “He is also the president of HiGSA and grew up in Argentina.” “That’s right,” says Guzman, who […]

FSU student team wins silver medal for manatee research at Paris competition

A group of undergraduate Florida State University researchers studying manatee deaths traveled to Paris, where they earned a silver medal at an international competition dedicated to innovation in synthetic biology. FSU’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team tied with eight other U.S.-based universities, including Yale, Duke and Stanford, in the annual iGEM Giant Jamboree at […]

FSU Presidential Scholars Program poised to double in size, inspire more life-changing opportunities

One minute, you’re studying brain waves in a Florida State University professor’s lab; the next, you’re presenting research about prefrontal cortex neurons to one of the world’s most famous couples. That’s the story of FSU alumna Olivia Rose, who credits her FSU education and involvement in the Presidential Scholars Program for igniting her love of […]

‘Enriched in many ways’: FSU celebrates its transfer students, prepares a new class

Although many Florida State University students become Noles straight out of high school, a good number start their college education elsewhere before transferring to FSU. That currently accounts for more than 8,000 students — about a quarter of the undergraduate student body — and FSU celebrated them last month for their achievements and contributions to […]

FSU Collaborative Lab to promote nationwide student success and equity

Florida State University is working to enhance its record of student success and equity well beyond its campuses. The Collaborative Lab for the Advancement of Student Success, or CLASS, represents a joint effort of the College of Education and the Division of Undergraduate Studies that answers a national call to strategically improve undergraduate education so […]

Plaid Project winner draws on Seminole Tribe of Florida as ‘a direct reflection’ of FSU community

Resilience reigns. Delaney Brannan’s plaid pattern — which she named “Resilience” in honor of the Seminole Tribe of Florida — has emerged as the winner of a contest to declare the best plaid design to represent Florida State University. The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship’s FSU Plaid Project inspired 10,984 online votes for four plaid […]

‘When the magic happens’: FSU Hispanic/Latinx Cultural Celebration embraces authenticity, belonging

Filmmaker Denise Soler Cox urged Florida State University students to embrace who they are, in both words and actions.   “I want to invite you to tell the truth, be your authentic self,” she said. “Why? Because that’s when the magic happens. That’s where transformation lives.”   Soler Cox made her comments at FSU’s Student Life Cinema […]

FSU’s CARE gets $1.4 million in funding for expanded Upward Bound reach

Florida State University’s Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement, or CARE, has been awarded $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to broaden a program that helps prepare high school students for college. CARE received the funding to start a new Upward Bound program in Suwannee and Hamilton counties, with a focus on math […]

Don’t dis-my-ability: Disabilities advocate featured in seventh annual disability conversation

To celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month, Florida State University’s University of Choice organization will host disability advocate Shawn Smith during its seventh annual disability conversation. Smith, a New Brunswick Canadian, is a psychotherapist and autism and ADHD counselor. He’s also the founder and CEO of Don’t dis-my-ability® Consultation Services Inc. where he has helped hundreds […]

FSU students to host TOM Project inaugural event

To educate people on the importance of heart screenings and how to help someone experiencing cardiac arrest, the Florida State University Congress of Graduate Students (COGS) is hosting the inaugural TOM Project health initiative. The TOM Project is a student-led initiative in honor of the late Toluwani “Tom” Idowu. Idowu was a creative writing major […]