Students & Campus Life

Athletic program finishes fifth in prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup

For the third straight year, the Florida State University athletic program has finished in the top 10 of the final Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. The Seminoles finished No. 5 in 2009-2010, No. 9 in 2010-2011 and now have equaled the program’s highest-ever finish at No. 5 once again in 2011-2012. Florida State […]

Florida State to show it cares about Summer Bridge students

The Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) at Florida State University will welcome 350 first-generation college students and their parents to campus on Saturday, June 23, for the annual Summer Bridge Program. The program is unique among summer bridge programs in the nation because of its size, scope and success. CARE’s Summer Bridge Program […]

Student-veteran proposals address transition, retention

During a panel discussion and two dialogue sessions, Florida State University student-veterans shared their experiences with college life — sometimes good, sometimes frustrating and lonely — during a first-of-its-kind, action-oriented event on the Florida State University campus May 30. A broad gathering of administrators, faculty members, academic advisers and other staffers were on hand at […]

Florida State revives Cimarron character to promote athletics

The Athletics Promotions and Marketing Office at Florida State University unveiled on April 26 the costume and logos associated with the revived character “Cimarron” that will be seen at Seminole athletic events. Under the supervision of Florida State’s cheer and spirit groups, Cimarron will make appearances at many FSU athletic events and functions. In addition, […]

Campus collection drive puts unwanted items to good use

Florida State’s “Chuck It for Charity” program is once again in full swing as students toss out tons of unwanted but reusable items. For the fourth consecutive year, collection bins have been placed in each residence hall, some fraternity and sorority houses, and a few other locations on campus. Students who are moving out as […]

A majestic building on Florida State’s campus earns high architectural honors

Great architecture in Tallahassee? Look no further than Florida State University. The university’s Dodd Hall — a Gatsby-era icon originally built as a library — has been recognized by the Florida chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA-Florida) as the 10th most popular building in Florida. In March, AIA-Florida launched a “Top 100 Buildings” […]

The ultimate quality time: A father and daughter graduate together from Florida State

Call it what you will, but for many parents, sending a child to college sometimes signals the beginning of a long-distance relationship. Maybe even a bout with empty-nest syndrome. But for David Sikora, and his daughter, Alexa, the college years actually drew them closer. On Saturday, David will graduate from Florida State University’s College of […]

Maya Angelou inspires crowd on 50th anniversary of university’s integration

Famed poet Maya Angelou sat center stage, gave the crowd a wide, gentle grin and launched into a gospel tune. “When it looked like the sun wasn’t gonna shine anymore, God put a rainbow in the clouds,” she sang. Angelou spoke to an audience of nearly 5,000 people Saturday night at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic […]

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 […]