Students & Campus Life

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 HazingPrevention.org. The award, sponsored by the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, recognizes college students who confront hazing in organizations they are affiliated with. “Hazing no […]

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 […]