Students & Campus Life

Treats and Tradition: Florida State serves up tasty start to new academic year

Florida State freshmen, take note: Not having it all figured out just may well be the best approach to college. That was the message award-winning science writer Rebecca Skloot delivered to Florida State University’s Class of 2015 during New Student Convocation held on Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. The annual event […]

Making the grade: Tutoring program earns international certification

Florida State University student tutor Stefan Avey is used to guiding a "spectrum of students" as they work their way to higher GPAs. "There are people who come in regularly to go over chapters and ask me questions. And then there are those who come in the day of a test, wanting everything explained in […]

Changing gears: Bike rental program puts new spin on recycling

Two years ago, Florida State University senior Sandy Simmons went to a college housing conference and got a big idea: recycled bike rentals for students — on the cheap. "I thought this is really possible — why can’t it be done at FSU?" said Simmons, who grew up in West Palm Beach. "Tallahassee has the […]

Silver ranking shines spotlight on FSU sustainability

Florida State University officially joins the ranks of some of the nation’s most prestigious universities and colleges after earning a "silver" rating in a new benchmarking program that encourages environmental sustainability in higher education. The program, the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), is the only ranking system of its kind that involves publicly […]

FSU undergraduates rake in prestigious scholarships and awards

Florida State University may have an international reputation for the strength of its graduate programs, as well as for the academic accomplishments of the students in those programs. But by at least one measure, the university’s undergraduates are giving their graduate-level peers a run for their money. With assistance from FSU faculty and the Office […]

Advocate for students with disabilities wins national service award

For her standout leadership on behalf of students with disabilities, the director of the Florida State University Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) has been honored at the national level with the highest award bestowed by the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). Bea Awoniyi, who also serves as an assistant dean of students, is […]

Students discovering the beauty of doing research — long before graduate school

Two mosquitofish — one mottled black, the other moonlight silver — go at it in their tank like a couple of brawling cowboys. If this were a saloon, the feuding fish would have been thrown out long ago. But beneath the fluorescent glare in a small laboratory within Florida State University’s Department of Biological Science, […]

Student veterans hailed at Garnet & Gold Spring Football Game

Florida State University recognized its student veterans at the 2011 Annual Garnet & Gold Spring Football Game. Between the third and fourth quarters of the game, Florida State’s student veterans were joined on the field by President Eric J. Barron and FSU Athletic Director Randy Spetman, a retired Air Force colonel and graduate of the […]

Heritage Day highlight: Unveiling of commemorative stained-glass windows

A packed house of more than 250 proud Florida State University alumni, faculty and staff members were present to witness the unveiling and dedication of 16 commemorative stained-glass windows during a special sneak preview of the university’s new Heritage Museum on the evening of April 8 in Dodd Hall’s Werkmeister Humanities Reading Room. What’s more, […]

Florida State names first director of campus sustainability

For well over a decade, The Florida State University has implemented campuswide efforts to manage its resources in a more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly manner. Those have included establishing recycling stations, energy-reduction programs and changes in construction methods. Signifying that this is a major goal, the university has hired its first full-time advocate for […]

Homecoming 2010 at Florida State: ‘United Now, United Then’

Homecoming at The 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, and soon they’ll be celebrating again during Homecoming 2010. The theme for this year’s weeklong slate of events Oct. 30-Nov. 6 is “United Now, United Then.” […]

Garnet and gold carpet rolled out for parents

About 4000 parents, family members and students are participating in Parents’ Weekend October 15-16. For many, this is their first family reunion since the beginning of the semester. A jam-packed agenda includes activities ranging from a picnic on Union Green and football game against Boston College to academic sessions with topics like "Jane Austen on […]