Students & Campus Life

FSU goes the ‘virtual’ extra mile to recruit high-achieving students

While the novel coronavirus is causing disruption for enrolled college students, the pandemic is also affecting how prospective students interact with universities. The transition to a remote campus has drastically impacted how the Florida State University Honors Program recruits potential students. Instead of bringing future students to campus, program staff have been hard at work […]

FSU neuroscience undergraduate wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

A Florida State University student whose personal experiences inspire her dream of being a neuroscience researcher has received the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to the nation’s brightest mathematics, science and engineering college sophomores and juniors. Jessica Dixon, a sophomore from Indialantic, Florida, will receive up to $7,500 in both her junior and senior years […]

FSU Campus Recreation’s virtual classes allow students to be ‘Active Anywhere’ 

FSU Campus Recreation is offering a variety of live fitness classes in response to the university’s recent transition to remote learning.   Twenty-three classes are currently offered Monday through Friday and can be accessed through students’ FSU Zoom accounts. The live classes include Chair Barre, HIIT 30, Roll & Recover 30, Mat Pilates, Yoga 45, Dance 45 and Hardcore 30.  Cassidy Haglund, a group fitness instructor, was excited to continue […]

FSU students provide tutoring for local refugee community

A program created by students at Florida State University is providing area migrant, immigrant and refugee children with a better chance to succeed in school and in the community. The Migrant and Refugee Education Alliance, now known as Darasa – a Swahili word meaning “classroom” – was started as a student organization in 2016 in […]

FSU theater student wins 2020 Master’s in Four competition

From measuring groundwater seepage to analyzing trends of perfectionism and studying how the Zika virus alters DNA organization, Florida State University master’s students presented their significant research at the annual FSU Graduate School’s Master’s in Four competition, Tuesday, Feb. 25. “Master’s in Four was created by the FSU Graduate School in response to faculty who […]

FSU invites knowledgeable professionals to become mentors in online program

Mentorship is a pillar for career success, which is why Florida State University has set the ambitious goal of registering 2,500 mentors in The Career Center’s ProfessioNole Mentors program by 2023. Established in 1988, ProfessioNole Mentors is one of the center’s longest running programs, connecting students with professionals for career advice and guidance for more […]

‘I found my purpose’: FSU student using her voice as Miss World to advocate for women and girls

When Florida State University undergraduate Toni-Ann Singh of Jamaica was crowned Miss World on Dec. 14, 2019, in London, it marked the first time that black women have simultaneously held the titles of five of the world’s top beauty pageants. Before Singh made beauty pageant history, the 23-year-old was a Florida State student pursuing bachelor’s […]

FSU to honor 100 outstanding seniors through new awards program

Florida State University has launched a new awards recognition program that will honor a diverse group of 100 seniors who have shown exceptional leadership during their collegiate careers. The awards program, named the Torchbearer 100, is intended to thank and celebrate these students’ leadership and legacy. Honorees will be recognized for their notable impact within […]

Southern Scholarship Foundation dedicates new house near FSU campus

The Southern Scholarship Foundation unveiled a new scholarship house for Florida State University students made possible with a gift from the late Bill Malthouse, an alumnus of FSU and an SSF scholarship recipient. The Bill and Nancy Malthouse Scholarship House was dedicated Saturday, Jan. 11, during a ceremony that included FSU President John Thrasher, SSF […]

FSU student receives prestigious Boren Scholarship

Florida State University Presidential Scholar Maddy Johnson has been awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship to study Arabic next year in Amman, Jordan. Boren Awards, offered through an initiative of the National Security Education Program, allow students to study abroad for up to a year in areas of the world critical to U.S. national security and […]

FSU’S Garnet and Gold Scholar Society honors 58 new inductees

Florida State University welcomed 58 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, internship, leadership, research and service. “It […]