April

Yes, you can make a difference, Nobel laureate tells crowd at PeaceJam talk

Jody Williams came to Florida State University to deliver an important message: If she — an average girl from Vermont whose parents didn’t finish high school — could succeed in changing the world for the better, then so could anyone listening to her speak.

Florida State lauds leadership during recognition ceremony

Students, employees and organizations that have exemplified leadership through achievement or service over the past year were recognized April 3 during the Leadership Awards Night. 

FSU alumnus Ricky Polston named next chief justice of Florida Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court on April 4 unanimously elected Justice Ricky Polston — a two-time graduate of Florida State University — to become the state’s 55th chief justice starting July 1, 2012.

English Professor Dennis Moore to speak at final event of FSU Spring Faculty Luncheon Series

Dennis Moore, an associate professor in Florida State University’s Department of English and a 1999 recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award, will speak April 17 at the fourth and final event of  the Spring 2012 Faculty Luncheon Series.

FSU welcomes military family members to entrepreneurship ‘bootcamp’

Military family members who are caring for a wounded warrior or had a spouse or family member die while serving their country will be traveling to FSU to participate in its first Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families (EBV-F).

Participants sought for historic cancer research effort

Members of the Florida State University, Tallahassee and surrounding communities have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that could change the face of cancer for future generations.

From soldier to student: Class delves into challenges facing student-veterans

A new sociology class for student-veterans at Florida State University is making headway in discovering the unique challenges they face, and how they manage those challenges, so their needs can be better served.

Basketball player Bernard James honored with Most Courageous Award from sportswriters group

James, who helped lead FSU to its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference championship in men's basketball, was presented with the Most Courageous Award by the United States Basketball Writers Association at the men's basketball Final Four.

McWey receives University Distinguished Teacher Award

McWey, a Florida State University associate professor of family and child sciences, received the 2012 University Distinguished Teacher Award during the Faculty Awards Ceremony April 9. 

New public-events calendar debuts

Florida State University has launched a new public events calendar.