Students & Campus Life

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 […]

Student-veterans bring major issues to light during annual film festival

After coming across an article about the prevalence of rape in the military more than two years ago, filmmaker Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering wanted to find out more. What they found was how little coverage there was on the subject of military sexual assault. “We were shocked at how extensive the problem was, […]

Resolution presented honoring Florida State’s veterans-support organizations

In advance of Veterans Day, the Leon County (Fla.) Commission passed an honorary resolution to commend the support provided to student and civilian veterans by the Florida State University chapters of the Collegiate Veterans Association (CVA) and the Thank a Soldier Organization of FSU (TASO). Leon County Commissioner Jane Sauls, who sponsored the resolution, presented […]

Florida State to host 2nd Annual Student Veteran Film Festival

Florida State University students will bring Oscar- and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick and his critically acclaimed film “The Invisible War” to the 2nd Annual Student Veteran Film Festival on Monday, Nov. 12. A collaborative effort between the Collegiate Veterans Association, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association and College of Motion Picture Arts, the event will feature a […]

‘It’s a Seminole Thing!’: FSU celebrates Homecoming with week-long festivities

A rollicking good time with outspoken comedian Kathy Griffin and a gridiron matchup with the Duke Blue Devils will be two of the highlights of Florida State University’s 2012 Homecoming celebration, “It’s a Seminole Thing,” which takes place from Sunday, Oct. 21, to Saturday, Oct. 27. While most events are intended for students or alumni, […]

‘Grads Made Good,’ parade grand marshals among honorees at Homecoming Awards Breakfast

Seminole royalty will be in the spotlight as the Florida State University Alumni Association rolls out the red carpet for an esteemed group of individuals at its annual Homecoming Awards Breakfast. The event will feature the formal recognition of this year’s parade grand marshals, Florida Seminole Tribe Chairman James E. Billie and Tribe President Tony […]