Students & Campus Life

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 […]

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 […]