Students & Campus Life

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 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 […]

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 […]