Students & Campus Life

Service Leadership Seminar teaches students to be community leaders

A group of Florida State University incoming freshmen got a lesson in being leaders as they served their new community during Service Leadership Seminar (SLS), a weeklong event coordinated through the Center for Leadership and Social Change at FSU. SLS is an opportunity for freshmen to learn about community service, identity and leadership through participation […]

FSU names Paulette Curtis associate dean of Undergraduate Studies, director of Honors Program

Paulette G. Curtis, an experienced Harvard University-educated scholar and administrator with a record of serving undergraduate students and building honors and other academic programs at top-tier universities, has been named associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and director of the Honors Program at Florida State University. Curtis, now a visiting scholar at Tulane University, will succeed […]

‘Extraordinary young man’: After tragedy, FSU summer grad seeks career in neuroscience

In one indescribable moment four years ago, Will Cotter went from regularly playing soccer to losing the ability to walk. He went from routinely spearfishing in deep waters to learning adaptive ways to get back down to the bottom. And he went from knowing how to ride a bike using his feet to learning how […]

‘Welcome FSU’ greets students with two weeks of fun and informative events

Florida State University on Monday ushers in the 2022-2023 academic year with two weeks of events that spotlight Seminole taste, spirit, culture, community and well-being. “Welcome FSU” greets all Florida State students through a series of events and programs that take place Aug. 15-28 at various campus locations. The events aim to show students ways […]

FSU awards honors medallions to summer 2022 graduates 

Florida State University awarded honors medallions to 37 elite graduates during a July 28 ceremony in the Nancy H. Marcus Great Hall. The FSU Honors Program supports the passion and potential of the university’s most dynamic students, who have the talent, resilience and enthusiasm to accomplish their goals and enact change in the world. The […]

FSU Career Center Director leaves lasting legacy as she enters new professional phase

Myrna Hoover has spent a career focused on helping Florida State University students, alumni and stakeholders forge their professional paths. A two-time FSU alumna, Hoover earned both her undergraduate and master’s degrees in communications at Florida State. She first became associated with The Career Center through a graduate assistantship during her master’s program. Now, after […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society celebrates summer 2022 inductees

Florida State University welcomes nine new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society. The students were inducted into the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom […]

‘Taking a stand’: FSU student named John Lewis Scholar

A Florida State University student has been named a John Robert Lewis Scholar, the Washington-based Faith and Politics Institute announced. Rawan Abhari, a rising senior from Ft. Myers, Florida, is one of 10 scholars selected from a field of more than 105 applicants from across the country. The Faith and Politics Institute established the John […]

‘Welcome FSU’ ushers in Summer B with days of events, activities

Welcome FSU has returned for the Summer B term and is offering an array of activities for students. The university presents Welcome FSU each semester and provides a series of events and programs that serve as the official welcome for all Florida State students. The program started on June 16 and will continue through June […]

Five questions with Chris Omni, the ‘Health Hippie’ earning a Ph.D. in Art Education

Chris Omni is a published author, documentary filmmaker, international presenter, community mobilizer and self-proclaimed eco-spiritualist. She’s also a doctoral candidate in the College of Fine Arts’ Department of Art Education. Affectionately known as the “Health Hippie” because of her 20-plus years in community health mobilization, Omni credits her current path to divine alignment, timing and […]

FSU student earns prestigious Udall Scholarship

A Florida State University environmental science major with a passion for public service has earned another coveted academic award. Abril Hunter, a rising senior from Belleville, Illinois, received a Udall Undergraduate Scholarship from the Udall Foundation, which selects students devoted to Native American self-governance, health care and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources. […]

For 2nd straight year, FSU student body president to lead Florida Student Association, take seat on university system board

For the second straight year, Florida State University’s student body president has been elected to serve as chair of the Florida Student Association (FSA). Nimna Gabadage, FSU’s student body president and a member of the FSU Board of Trustees, will represent the students of Florida’s 12 public universities in his role as FSA chair. That […]