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.
Colorful and familiar turtles, alligators, cypress knees, lily pads and white cranes are visible throughout the 2,300-square-foot mural on Tallahassee’s Gaines Street — a largely volunteer project designed to capture the lively essence of the Florida landscape and wildlife.
Jennifer Egan, a best-selling novelist and winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, recently won the hearts of about 40 students and faculty members in an intimate master class that was part of the annual Seven Days of Opening Nights festival of the arts.
In a Feb. 29 ceremony at the state Capitol, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced that Pepper and two other trailblazing civil rights activists — the late Mary McLeod Bethune and the late Rev. Dr. Charles Kenzie Steele Sr. — would be the first individuals to be so honored.
A silent tour recently kicked off Florida State’s fourth annual “Without Words,” a museum-style exhibit aiming to promote awareness of social injustices. The goal of the week-long event was to get students to empathize with issues and spark discussion about them.
The Florida State University College of Medicine, one of the nation’s leading educators in geriatric medicine, now also has the nation’s top geriatrician of 2012.
Believe it or not, Leonard Hamilton isn’t as stoic as he may seem.
President Eric J. Barron hosted a Campus Town Hall Meeting on March 13.
New technology being developed at Florida State University could significantly decrease the cost of drug discovery, potentially leading to increased access to high-quality health care and cancer patients receiving personalized chemotherapy treatments.