Students & Campus Life

Student Veteran Film Festival plays to packed house

It is a testament to the quality of character and professionalism of this country’s veterans that journalists have full access to combat zones, said Billy Francis, director of the Florida State University Student Veterans Center. “It says a lot about our military that we will let reporters go into the most confusing, dangerous places with […]

Florida State will honor noted filmmaker, author Junger at film festival

Documentary filmmaking is a labor of love that presents filmmakers with long hours and low pay, even in this current golden age of the genre. “It’s not generous in terms of its financial rewards,” said Paul Cohen, executive director of the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts’Torchlight Program. So it is a joy, […]

Award-winning student: ‘My purpose is to make a difference in the lives of others’

For the third time in four years, a College of Medicine student has received the prestigious Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Shermeeka Hogans-Mathews, a Liberty County mother of three whose nominator praised her as “always out there on the front lines working for the greater good.” The $5,000 scholarship, given […]

Student Veteran Film Festival pick depicts life of war photographer

Florida State University students will bring award-winning author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger and his critically acclaimed documentary film “Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington” to the 3rd Annual Student Veteran Film Festival on Monday, Nov. 11. A collaborative effort among the Collegiate Veterans Association, Interfraternity Council, […]

Reading marathon tackles Russian saga ‘Anna Karenina’

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Beloved by many for its famous opening line, its tragic end at a Russian train station and the saga in between, Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece “Anna Karenina” is considered one of the greatest novels ever written. Published in serial installments from 1873 […]

Third annual Student Veteran Film Festival is Nov. 11

Florida State University’s Student Veteran Film Festival on Nov. 11 brings to campus author and director Sebastian Junger and his documentary “Which Way is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington.” Junger will take part in a press conference, reception, film screening and panel discussion as part of the student-led […]

Memorial ceremony honors fallen soldier

Florida State University President Eric J. Barron and his wife, Molly, joined friends, family and members of the U.S. military service on Sept. 21 to honor Army 2nd Lt. Justin Sisson, a 2012 graduate of the FSU Army ROTC program who was killed while on active duty in Afghanistan. During the emotional ceremony Sisson’s parents […]

9/11 remembered on 12th anniversary of terrorist attacks

Turning a tragic occasion into a day of meaning was the trend as members of the Tallahassee community gathered at the Florida State University College of Law Wednesday, Sept. 11, for the third annual “9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service.” Sponsored by Leon County and the Holland and Knight law firm, the solemn ceremony recognized […]

Campus events will commemorate anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001

Florida State University will commemorate the 12thanniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with three events on campus Wednesday, Sept. 11. MemorialAmerican Flag Display: The Students for America’s Military of FSU (formerly the Thank A Soldier Organization of FSU) is sponsoring a daylong memorial display of American flags. The display will take place 7 a.m. to […]

Get ready for university Emergency Preparedness Week

FSU Alert, the official source of emergency and safety information from Florida State University, is hosting informational events Monday, Sept. 9, through Friday, Sept. 13. Topics include severe weather preparedness, crime prevention, fire safety and health and wellness. There are opportunities to learn about bike security, the Guardian program and more. “The university and our […]

New student convocation speaker urges freshmen to ask the big questions

Thousands of earnest young faces filled the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University on Sunday, Aug. 25, for the Class of 2017 new student convocation, a festive event that welcomes new students to the FSU family by introducing Seminole traditions and values. New Florida State parents and students sang the Alma Mater, […]

Florida State freshmen enjoy barbecue outing with President Barron

Thousands of new freshmen students enjoyed a delicious barbecue outing Sunday afternoon at the campus residence of President Eric J. Barron and his wife, Molly. It was an opportunity for the incoming freshmen not only to meet President Barron, but also many of the FSU academic deans and other university officials early on in their […]