Students & Campus Life

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 […]

Florida State to host 2011 ‘Peacejam Slam’

PeaceJam Southeast will kick off the new PeaceJam year on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Florida State University when 150 high school students from Leon County and across Florida and Georgia join 50 FSU students in a day of activities, communication and skill building. Headquartered at Florida State in the Center for Leadership and Civic Education, […]

FSU Army ROTC cadets place first in regional competition

Two Florida State University Army ROTC teams — competing separately — placed first in their respective tiers and placed first and second overall in the 2011 Ranger Challenge, a nationwide competition for Army ROTC cadets who want to prove their mettle as part of a hardworking team. Held this year at Fort Benning, Ga., the […]

FSU’s ‘Global Peace Exchange’ hosts Hunger Week events

The Florida State University student organization Global Peace Exchange will host FSU Hunger Week, a series of on-campus events Oct. 17-22 aimed at continuing the spirit and purpose of World Food Day (Oct. 16) by raising awareness of hunger and hunger-related issues on an international and community level. FSU Hunger Week events will show students […]

FSU students gain experience as Gubernatorial Fellows

Seven Florida State University students have been selected by Gov. Rick Scott to be part of the 13-member 2011-2012 class of Florida Gubernatorial Fellows. The 7-year-old program gives Florida college students firsthand experience in how state government operates by placing them in part-time jobs within the Executive Office of the Governor or in gubernatorial agencies. […]

Author Elie Wiesel to speak at FSU on Oct. 4 as part of Golden Tribe Lecture Series

The Florida State University Golden Tribe Lecture Series, a collaborative, student-focused effort, will host “An Evening with Elie Wiesel,” a speaking engagement featuring the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Boston University professor and Holocaust survivor on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Wiesel, author of the classic memoir “Night,” which details his family’s experiences during the Holocaust, will speak: […]

Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages: Welcome to FSU’s Flying Circus of Physics

So you think science is all about wearing white lab coats and toiling for long hours over smoky test tubes? Think again. Members of the Florida State University Department of Physics are ready to show the more playful side of scientific inquiry — and they’re hoping that Tallahassee-area residents of all ages will come out […]

Can’t put it down? FSU up all night in ‘Moby Dick’ marathon

"Moby Dick" — intimidating? Naw. Long a staple in undergraduate literature courses, Herman Melville’s great American novel about the sailor Ishmael and his dark, soliloquy-fueled whaling voyage with Captain Ahab, might cause a little angst for non-English majors. But Peggy Wright-Cleveland thinks such an intimidating text ought to be a little more user-friendly. That’s why […]

Famed director Spike Lee to speak at FSU as part of Golden Tribe Lecture Series

The Florida State University Golden Tribe Lecture Series, a collaborative, student-focused effort, will host “An Evening with Spike Lee,”a speaking engagement featuring the famed American film director, producer, writer and actor, on Sept. 8. As one of the most influential directors of his generation, Lee has made a name for himself from the start of […]