Students & Campus Life

Students’ families to get a taste of campus life during Parents’ Weekend

Florida State University is putting out the welcome mat as students’ parents and other relatives prepare to visit campus for FSU’s annual Parents’ Weekend. From the Flying High Circus on Friday to the football game on Saturday, there is a little something for everyone. “Parents’ Weekend is an opportunity for our students to show off […]

Undergraduate research and creativity on display at annual awards symposium

To celebrate the research and creative endeavors of some of its most accomplished undergraduates, Florida State University President Eric J. Barron will host the seventh annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Awards Symposium on Oct. 2. Co-sponsored by the Office of National Fellowships and the Office of Undergraduate Research, the event will serve as a […]

Florida State promotes anti-hazing pledge during prevention week

Hazing prevention isn’t just for students anymore. During Florida State University’s 2012 Hazing Prevention Week, which continues through Saturday, Sept. 22, the Office of the Dean of Students and the university’s Hazing Prevention Team are asking faculty and staff to join students in signing a Hazing-Free Community Pledge and report suspected incidents of hazing whenever […]

Florida State commemorates Sept. 11 anniversary

The Rev. David C. Killeen began his first day of seminary in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001. As that terrible day unfolded and in the days immediately after, Killeen saw the best in humanity exemplified after the worst in humanity did its work. Killeen, now rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, spent the […]

Green your game day: FSU’s ‘Garnet and Gold Goes Green’ kicks off its eighth season

Florida State University football fans once again have a great opportunity to keep Doak Campbell stadium “green” on Saturday by recycling used beverage containers and reducing the amount of unsightly litter. Kicking off the season’s first home football game against Murray State University, student volunteers participating in Florida State’s “Garnet and Gold Goes Green” campaign […]

Faculty Luncheon Series to address ‘Future of Scholarly Publishing’

This fall, Florida State University’s annual Faculty Luncheon Series will examine the state of scholarly publishing and the perception that the academic publishing industry is on the verge of major evolution. The scholarly publishing cycle, including the production and dissemination of research, functions in tension with traditional journal publishing, tenure and promotion requirements, and increasing […]

University to welcome students during signature events

Florida State University will welcome incoming first-year students during the New Student Convocation and the President’s Backyard Barbecue on Sunday, Aug. 26. New Student Convocation is intended to welcome the Class of 2016 into the university’s community of scholars by teaching them about its traditions and values. It begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Tallahassee-Leon […]

Veteran volleyball coach and educator takes her game to 2012 Paralympics

The signs and slogans adorning the walls of Cecile Reynaud’s office at Florida State University’s Tully Gym offer assurance and strength to all who enter: “When you want what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done.” “Something inside me is very strong because I am confident.” Reynaud, a celebrated volleyball coach, author […]

Activities abound during Seminole Sensation Week

Before Florida State University’s fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 27, students can participate in Seminole Sensation Week from Wednesday, Aug. 22, to Sunday, Aug. 26 — five days of dozens of fun activities designed to help them learn about the many ways to get involved on campus and meet other students who share their interests. […]

College Colors Day set for Aug. 31

Florida State University is participating in the inaugural Pledge Your Allegiance for College Colors Day spirit competition and is asking for fan support to help win the College Colors Day Spirit Cup and $10,000 toward the general scholarship fund. Seminole fans can register to pledge their allegiance to Florida State as the school with the […]

Jimbo and Candi Fisher’s Kidz1stFund marks one year of raising funds, awareness for rare blood disorder

This month, the nonprofit organization Kidz1stFund celebrates its first anniversary as it looks back on a year marked by impressive fundraising, increased public awareness and legislative goals reached in the fight against the genetic disease Fanconi anemia (FA). Florida State University’s head football coach, Jimbo Fisher, and his wife, Candi Fisher, created Kidz1stFund after their […]