Students & Campus Life

A first ACC championship in men’s basketball — and now a trip to the Big Dance

Believe it or not, Leonard Hamilton isn’t as stoic as he may seem. So when his Florida State men’s basketball program won the first Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in school history, as it did March 11 in Atlanta, and the Seminoles head coach methodically raised an arm in celebration as his players jumped and swarmed at […]

‘Without Words’ exhibit promotes awareness of social injustice

The tour was silent, but the images shouted. Student tour guides recently led groups of students and community members on a hushed tour of five separate rooms in Florida State University’s Oglesby Union Ballrooms — each decorated with intricate art, posters and multimedia that shed light on social injustice. And the art did what good […]

Florida State students take alternate route to spring break

For many college students, spring break is a time to go to the beach or just take a well-earned rest from classes. However, a number of Florida State University students have very different plans: They will spend their spring break (March 5-9) volunteering and helping underserved communities. Students from Florida State’s Center for Leadership and […]

Florida State University to celebrate Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and Florida State University has planned a myriad of events to celebrate this year’s theme of “Women’s Education, Women’s Empowerment.” A book club, film screening and legacy reception are among the events. “Women’s History Month at Florida State represents the accomplishments of women to our university, especially as we honor […]

Florida State students raise more than $584,000 during ‘Dance Marathon 2012’

At 17 years old, Dance Marathon still has the moves, with no signs of slowing down. The completely student-run philanthropy at Florida State University raised more than $584,000 from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19 to benefit the Pediatric Outreach Program of Florida State’s College of Medicine, the Children’s Miracle Network and Shands Hospital for Children […]

‘Without Words’ exhibit to shed light on social justice issues

For the fourth consecutive year, Florida State University will host “Without Words,” a unique, museum-style exhibit that focuses on increasing awareness of prevalent social justice issues. The program seeks to engage all the senses, giving visitors a chance to step into the shoes of others and gain new perspectives. Free and open to the public, […]

Black History Month at Florida State to offer diverse array of events

February is Black History Month, and Florida State University’s Center for Multicultural Affairs, Black Student Union and College of Communication and Information each will be hosting special events that aim to make it a meaningful and memorable one. All events are open to the public, and most are free. “Black History Month provides us the […]

‘Social entrepreneurism’ highlighted at Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values Conference

Eboo Patel said that there are two words that changed his life: social entrepreneurism. Patel, the president and founder of Interfaith Youth Core, an organization that is driving social entrepreneurism and the global interfaith youth movement, spoke Feb. 2 to a group of about 50 faculty, staff and students from across the nation attending the […]

Social entrepreneurialism is focus of Feb. 2-4 conference at Florida State

Social entrepreneurialism will be the hot topic when students, administrators and distinguished speakers from across the nation converge at Florida State University this week for a unique, annual conference that has helped to brand Florida State as a leader in the promotion of values and character development as essential components of a college education. On […]

Daughter of Malcolm X calls for continued action during MLK celebration

During Florida State University’s 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration on Jan. 12, guest speaker Attallah Shabazz cautioned the youth of today against being sloganeers, encouraging them instead to be problem solvers like those of the civil rights movement. ’I have a dream’ is more than a slogan,” said Shabazz, who is […]

An evening of heartfelt dialogue about civil rights and social justice

Students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered in Florida State University’s Globe Auditorium on Wednesday evening to participate in a Dinner Dialogues event hosted by FSU’s Center for Multicultural Affairs and the Seminole Torchbearers. The unique event was one of several taking place as part of the university’s weeklong Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. About […]

Talent sparkles at Florida State’s MLK Night of the Arts

Florida State University students and members of the Tallahassee community took the stage of the Globe Auditorium on Tuesday for a Night of the Arts as part of the university’s 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Hosted by Florida State’s Center for Multicultural Affairs, the event allowed students and others from the community […]