Students & Campus Life

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 […]

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 […]