Students & Campus Life

Rededication of green space, tour of new Heritage Museum included in Heritage Day Celebration

A green space adjacent to Florida State University’s Westcott Building that is rich in university and local history was rededicated to Mina Joe Powell during a Heritage Day Celebration led by President Eric J. Barron on April 20. Powell played a huge role in the preservation of the space over the years, and was a […]

Fun in the sun as FSU celebrates annual President’s Ice Cream Social

Thousands of Florida State University students, faculty and staff gathered on Landis Green in the middle of campus on April 12 to celebrate the annual President’s Ice Cream Social. President Eric J. Barron, vice presidents and other volunteers served free Edy’s ice cream, cookies and Coca-Cola to everyone who came out to enjoy the beautiful […]

Basketball player Bernard James honored with Most Courageous Award from sportswriters group

Bernard James, who helped lead Florida State University to its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference championship in men’s basketball, was presented with the Most Courageous Award by the United States Basketball Writers Association at its annual awards breakfast at the men’s basketball Final Four. First presented in 1978, the Most Courageous Award has honored individuals in […]

From soldier to student: Class delves into challenges facing student-veterans

The transition from combat to the classroom can be difficult for student-veterans. A new sociology class for student-veterans at Florida State University is making headway in discovering the unique challenges they face, and how they manage those challenges, so their needs can be better served. The student-veterans in the Veterans Research class are being taught […]

Florida State lauds leadership during recognition ceremony

Florida State University students, employees and organizations that have exemplified leadership through achievement or service over the past year were recognized April 3 during the university’s Leadership Awards Night. The ceremony was sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. The awards and their recipients are as follows: President’s Award, given to an outstanding freshman for […]

Yes, you can make a difference, Nobel laureate tells crowd at PeaceJam talk

Jody Williams came to Florida State University to deliver an important message: If she — an average girl from Vermont whose parents didn’t finish high school — could succeed in changing the world for the better, then so could anyone listening to her speak. “Anybody can help make a difference in the world — anyone,” […]

Go ‘Around the World’ as Flying High Circus celebrates a landmark anniversary

Just days before the March 30 opening night at the Florida State University Flying High Circus, students tweaked their acts in an ongoing practice ritual. Acrobats balanced on thick mats and tossed each other in the air; a trapeze artist rocked and rolled on a candy apple-red “walking globe.” Clowns and high-wire athletes stretched their […]

Special ring ceremony honors Florida State tradition, students and their families

Florida State students and their families gathered in the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on March 20 for the Class of 2012 Ring Ceremony. The time-honored Florida State tradition included a featured speaker — and something a little bit offbeat: Dipping the new college rings into the iconic Westcott fountain. The ceremony included speeches as well […]

Through service, Florida State students to say ‘Thank you, Tallahassee’

The paintbrushes are poised, the rakes stand ready, and the Windex is waiting. For the fourth year, Florida State University students — as well as faculty and staff members — will perform numerous service projects throughout Tallahassee during The Big Event, the flagship community-service project of the university’s Student Government Association. The service day, which […]

Hardhats and High Heels: University women volunteer to build home for Florida State employee

Valencia Davis stuck her shovel into the earth in her front yard, pushed down forcefully with one foot, and began to dig. Today, she was getting a brand new home and putting the finishing touches on her garden. Behind her, women from the Florida State University community were painting doors, laying sod, and planting flowers. […]

‘UBorrow’ allows easy materials-transfer between state university libraries

Students and faculty at Florida State University and the state’s other public universities now have the ability to borrow materials from any State University System (SUS) library with a single search and without leaving their home institution. UBorrow, developed by the Council of State University Libraries (CSUL) and the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA), […]

Woman’s stand against hazing elevates her to ‘hero’

A Florida State University alumna has received a national award for taking a stand against hazing. Amanda Singh has received one of five Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Awards for 2011 from The award, sponsored by the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, recognizes college students who confront hazing in organizations they are affiliated with. “Hazing no […]