On October 12 & 13, parents and families will join their students on the Florida State campus for a weekend full of events, including a 5k Fun Run, tailgate brunch, and performances by the FSU Flying High Circus.
Parents will have several opportunities to explore the campus, hear from the President and faculty members, and spend time with their student, as well as attend the FSU vs. Boston College football game.
The nomination process for the 2012-2013 Seminole Torchbearers Induction is now open. The Seminole Torchbearers is an organization comprised of Florida State University students and alumni who are exceptional leaders. To nominate students please click on the following link to complete the online nomination form: http://bit.ly/Torchbearer.
Nominations must be submitted by September 28, 2012. If you are having difficulties viewing the online form or have any questions, please email Vanessa Ball at email@example.com.
The following criteria should be considered when nominating students:
Students should be juniors or seniors or enrolled in a professional school (graduate, law, medical) in the year of induction.
Students should have demonstrated a commitment to enhancing student life both on campus and in the surrounding community.
Students should have a desire to continue their service and support of FSU as alumni.
The Florida State community is coming together for Civility Week, September 10-14, 2012. Students, Faculty, and Staff will take part in a week full of events that celebrate the diversity of our community and embrace the values of civility and ethical conduct.
The week begins with the “iContribute” Social Media campaign, encouraging students to share via Twitter (@upholdFSU, #upholdFSU) and Facebook how they contribute to Florida State’s commitment to ‘Uphold the Garnet & Gold.’
Author Jonathan Haidt is the featured guest for Tuesday, September 11. Haidt will be talking to students as part of the Golden Tribe Lecture Series. The topic will be “The Righteous Mind: How morality binds us together and tears us apart.” The discussion will be held in the Askew Student Life Cinema at 8pm on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
For more information on these and other events taking place during Civility Week, see
Jonathan Haidt is a moral psychologist who studies our intuitive moral foundations and how they both unite and divide us. He is currently touring in support of his new book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, and will be speaking at FSU on September 11. Haidt has been a featured speaker at the TED conference in 2008 and 2012. He has been interviewed by Bill Moyers and has been a featured guest on the Colbert Report. He is an engaging, humorous speaker with an extraordinarily important and timely message. Booklist called Haidt, “a much-needed voice of moral sanity.”
Haidt’s visit is sponsored, in part, by The Golden Tribe Lecture Series, and his talk will be from 8:00 – 9:30 in the Student Life Cinema on September 11. Immediately afterwards, FSU’s Spiritual Life Project will be hosting an activity designed to exercise our righteous minds. You won’t want to miss this intriguing event.
The newly constructed Health & Wellness center has opened its doors to Florida State students. The Wellness Center is a collaborative effort between University Health Services (formerly Thagard Student Health Center), Campus Recreation and the College of Nursing.
The multi-purpose building, designed with students in mind, includes expanded clinic space, additional fitness space that incorporates physical therapy and athletic training, and new classrooms and program spaces.
The FSU Flying High Circus was recently featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and a few student performers were interviewed for a video produced to accompany the article. Watch the video below, and view the full article here (subscription required to view article)
President Barron received the 2012 Region III President’s Award, recognizing college or university presidents who advance the quality of campus student life by supporting student affairs staff and programs over a sustained period of time.
Dr. Guardia received the 2012 Region III James E. Scott Outstanding Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the profession and who have contributed to programs that address the needs of students and are experienced in creating campus environments that promote student learning and personal development.
Registration is now open for Parents’ Weekend 2012! Parents’ Weekend is that special time in fall when families can get better acquainted with the Florida State University campus and enjoy the experience with their student. Parents’ Weekend 2012 will be held October 12-13. More information and online registration is available at http://union.fsu.edu/pw/
The Division of Student Affairs presents 3 sessions geared towards preparing staff for professional conferences and presentations. The 3 sessions cover topics including “Developing the Proposal”, “Making the Presentation”, and “Sharing Best Practices.” The next session, “Making the Presentation,” will take place on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 9:30am-10:30am, in SSB 219.
Whether you’re a New ‘Nole just starting at FSU, or a senior preparing to graduate, there is plenty to do during the summer at Florida State! The Summer ‘Noles site provides a list of upcoming events and programs, and hours of popular campus locations. Visit http://summer.fsu.edu for details!