Students & Campus Life

Seminole Sensation Week activities welcome students to campus

Before Florida State University’s fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 26, students are encouraged to participate in Seminole Sensation Week from Wednesday, Aug. 21, to Sunday, Aug. 25 — five days filled with dozens of fun activities designed to show them the many ways to get involved on campus and meet other students who share common […]

Top graduate students honored at annual celebration

Florida State honored the achievements of its graduate students in teaching, research, creativity and leadership at the university’s annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence on April 17. The Graduate School, the Office of Research and the Congress of Graduate Students co-sponsored the event. Florida State psychology Professor Richard Hyson, director of the university’s Program in […]

New award highlights undergraduate research mentorship

Having a strong undergraduate research culture helps Florida State recruitand retain the brightest students, and improve its rankings by enhancing thereputationof its undergraduate programs. To those ends, the Undergraduate Research Mentor Award was established this year to recognize faculty commitment to undergraduate research. The award, which includes a $2,000 stipend, was funded by the FSU […]

Students beat the heat at annual ice cream social

Landis Green at Florida State University is a wondrous place where Seminoles can gather on warm, sunny days to frolic, toss Frisbees and even study French. Hundreds of students strolling the green Tuesday afternoon discovered a sweet surprise served up by President Eric J. Barron, university administrators and volunteers. The 2013 President’s Ice Cream Social […]

Three capital city schools come together to support veterans

Student-veterans from Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College, along with faculty, staff and administrators, gathered at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center on March 22 for dialogue, strategy development, an exhibitor showcase and a panel discussion during the inaugural Capital City Veterans Consortium. The consortium was likely the […]

Florida State to celebrate women’s history with month of events

March is designated as National Women’s History Month, with the Florida State University Student Government Association (SGA) planning a number of events throughout the month. Events in celebration of Women’s History Month include: March 1 – The fourth annual Backstage Pass, which brings female alumni and friends to campus to visit the FSU Flying High […]

MagLab to host annual open house

Think of it as a giant science festival, complete with cryogenic rocket cars, frozen flowers, shrinking quarters, ice cream cooled by liquid nitrogen, levitation and things that go boom. It’s the MagLab’s annual open house — Tallahassee’s biggest family science event of the year — on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

Florida State will celebrate black history during February

Florida State University’s Black Student Union and the entire university community will come together to celebrate Black History Month during “28 Shades of Black: The Reawakening of Black Excellence.” “The celebration of Black History Month coincides with the Black Student Union’s motto, ‘Remembering our Past, Building on the Present, and Fighting for our Future,’” said […]

Veterans and active-duty service personnel honored during Military Appreciation game

Members of the local National Guard and Army Reserve, along with Florida State University student-veterans, were honored during a halftime recognition event at the Florida State basketball game against Clemson on the evening of Jan. 24. The ceremony took place at center court, where two-dozen active-duty and veteran military personnel gathered to receive a sustained […]

Nikki Giovanni speaks during annual MLK celebration

Nikki Giovanni, a world-renowned poet, writer, activist and educator, delivered the keynote address during the annual Commemorative Celebration, the highlight of several events held during Florida State University’s 25th Annual MLK Week, Jan. 14-21. The theme of the weeklong celebration to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was “Living the Dream, Being the Legacy.” Early […]

Seminoles defeat Huskies 31-10 in 2013 Orange Bowl

For the first time since the 1999 national championship season, the Florida State football team can boast of a Bowl Championship Series victory. Thanks to its 31-10 triumph over Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl early Wednesday morning, No. 12 FSU will also take with it back to Tallahassee 12 wins in a season for […]

In quest for Rhodes Scholarship, senior Madison Marks advanced to final round

Madison Marks, a Florida State University senior studying issues surrounding Middle Eastern and North African refugees, was named a finalist for a 2013 Rhodes Scholarship on Nov. 17. The scholarships, awarded annually to 32 U.S. college students, are the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. Though ultimately Marks was not among […]