Students & Campus Life

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 […]

Jan. 12 job fair will connect FSU students, campus and local employers

Florida State University students are invited to participate in the 2012 Spring Part-Time Job Fair, which the FSU Career Center and the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce will co-host on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Oglesby Union Ballrooms on the FSU campus. Students and participating employers will have the […]

FSU launches inaugural Student Veteran Film Festival with acclaimed documentary ‘Hell and Back Again’

On Friday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — Florida State University launched the first annual Student Veteran Film Festival with the screening of a powerful new documentary, "Hell and Back Again," directed by photojournalist Danfung Dennis. The highly acclaimed film vividly captures the sacrifices, both on and off the battlefield, that U.S. servicemen and women, […]

Homecoming 2011: Get into a ‘Seminole State Of Mind’

Homecoming at Florida State University has always been an exciting time for returning alumni to join current students in celebration of an extraordinary institution and its unconquered spirit. Homecoming 2011 aims to keep that spirited tradition alive and well. This year, the weeklong slate of Homecoming events will begin with a community service-themed 5K Run/Walk […]

Florida State to host inaugural Student Veteran Film Festival

The Collegiate Veterans Association (CVA), along with the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University, will present the critically acclaimed film “Hell and Back Again,” directed by Danfung Dennis, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The film, which follows the life of 25-year-old U.S. […]

Students give $100,000 to Garnet and Gold Scholar Society

The Florida State University Student Foundation made a $100,000 donation in support of the university’s Garnet and Gold Scholar Society during Parents Weekend on Oct. 28. President Eric J. Barron received a ceremonial check from Student Foundation Chairman David Ward in Moore Auditorium on the Florida State campus. "This (contribution) is an excellent example of […]

Art with heart: Students combine coursework with community service at shelter for the homeless

Alex Zastera swooped his paintbrush in a high, curving arc, leaving a trail of pale green paint on the fence that shielded the homeless from the pound of traffic along nearby West Tennessee Street. Zastera, a 19-year-old Florida State University sophomore from Jacksonville, Fla., who is majoring in studio art, was one of about 70 […]