Students & Campus Life

‘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 […]

FSU Career Center launches tool to aid student success and career planning

A critical initiative of the Florida State University strategic plan is to ensure student success and prepare students for 21st-century careers. To help fulfill this ambition, The Career Center has launched “Match Major: Your Career Blueprint,” an interactive web-based tool designed to give students access to relevant career information, find experiences, and construct their co-curricular […]

FSU Division of Student Affairs names new assistant vice president

Zduy Peter Chu has been named Florida State University’s new assistant vice president for the Division of Student Affairs. Chu joins Florida State from Valdosta State University, where he has served as the director of Housing and Residence Life and deputy chief officer of Student Affairs Strategic Initiatives since 2017. He will begin work at […]

Three Florida State University students earn Critical Language Scholarships

Three Florida State University students have earned Critical Language Scholarships through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to help further their study of foreign languages and cultures.  According to the State Department, the CLS provides “rigorous academic instruction in 15 languages that are critical to America’s national security and economic […]

Student leader and recent FSU graduate receives scholarship from NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Nastassia “Tazzy” Janvier, former president of the Florida State University Student Government Association, has been selected to join a prestigious program committed to providing civil rights legal advocacy in the South. Janvier will join an elite 10-person cohort of the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP), a pipeline program of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund […]

10 years of Unconquered Scholars: A story of perseverance, success and ‘family’

Brendan Gonzalez finds himself reflecting on how far he has come. He will graduate this week with a B.S. in hospitality management from Florida State University’s world-renowned Dedman College of Hospitality and will start work in July in a leadership-development program for Marriott International. “I never thought I’d make it this far,” he said. He […]

Garnet & Gold Scholar Society inducts 129 new members

Florida State University welcomes 129 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this spring. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student 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. To […]

Focus on the Gulf event tackles big challenges in the Gulf region

Students and scholars from Florida State University and Florida A&M University met on April 7 for “Focus on the Gulf,” the first collaborative event in the FAMU and FSU Gulf Scholars Programs. The programs support students from the two universities who are interested in exploring social, economic, environmental and justice-related challenges facing the Gulf of […]