Students & Campus Life

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 […]

FSU students create interactive website linking children’s advocacy organizations nationwide

A group of students from Florida State University’s College of Communication & Information has created an interactive website to link all the organizations that are members of a national network of child advocates. Called PORTAL, for “Power of Relationships to Achieve Leverage,” the website links more than 60 agencies that are members of Voices for […]

An even dozen: Eleven former Seminoles and one current student all will compete for Olympic gold

Florida State University track and field coach Bob Braman could hardly contain his excitement as he watched the results of the U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field unfold in June on the University of Oregon campus. “We’re starting to fill up the boat with Seminoles,” Braman said after Florida State senior Maurice Mitchell claimed […]

Local law enforcement officers raise $9,000 for fund started by FSU football coach Jimbo Fisher and wife

The executive board of the Capital City Challenge presented a check for $9,000 to Florida State Football Coach Jimbo Fisher and his wife, Candi, on July 17 on behalf of Kidz1stFund.The fund raises awareness and funds in support of research to fight Fanconi anemia, a rare but serious blood disease that affects thousands of children […]

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 […]