The 23rd Annual Jon C. Dalton Institute on College Student Values will be held on the campus of Florida State University January 31 – February 2, 2013. The theme of this year’s institute is Character in an Age of Self-Promotion: Exploring the Role of Social Media on College Student Development
Featured keynote speakers during the 3-day conference include:
- Eric Stoller, Student Affairs and Technology blogger for InsideHigherEd.com;
- Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University;
- Kevin Kruger, Associate Executive Director of NASPA; and
- Dr. Kent Smith, Jr., President of Langston University & Professor of Education
More information about the 2013 Dalton Institute and featured speakers can be found at http://studentvalues.fsu.edu
Leadership Awards Night is an annual recognition of students, faculty, staff, and organizations that have epitomized the definition of leadership by their exemplary contributions to the Florida State University community through achievement, service, or organizational leadership involvement.
Students, Faculty, and staff are encouraged to make nominations online by visiting http://leadershipawards.fsu.edu once the nomination process opens on January 14, 2013.
This year’s ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Please visit http://leadershipawards.fsu.edu for more information.
On Thursday, November 1, 274 students were welcomed into the Seminole Torchbearers by Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Coburn and members of the Torchbearers Board of Directors.
The induction ceremony also recognized three students for their leadership, including Adam Rosenthal, who received the Brandewie New Senator of the Year Award; Carl Sharpe, who received the Brandewie Senator of the Year Award; and Rosalia Contreras, who was presented with the Milton S. Carothers Ethical Courage Award.
For more information on the Seminole Torchbearers, please visit http://torchbearers.fsu.edu
Photo courtesy of Florida State University Photography Services
The Center for Leadership & Social Change is hosting a day-long Mentoring Institute on Wednesday, December 12. The theme of the event is Exploring Effective Practices for Mentoring Relationships. If you are involved in mentoring, whether you are service-learning faculty, staff, student, nonprofit professional, or local area resident, we welcome you to register for a day-long Mentoring Institute. Our hope is to create a space where we can identify needs, consider best practices, discuss challenges, share experiences, and build and strengthen collaborative connections between campus and community.
Lunch will be provided, and there is no cost to attend the event. Space is limited! Register by November 16th to be entered into a chance drawing for a special gift. Registration will remain open until November 26th or until we reach our maximum capacity, so register today.
For more information, visit http://thecenter.fsu.edu/News/Mentoring-Institute
Florida State will celebrate Homecoming October 21-27, 2012. The theme for this year’s homecoming is “It’s a Seminole Thing!”. The week is packed with events including:
- Warchant, feat. TI – Sunday, October 21, Doak Campbell Stadium
- Homecoming Parade – Friday, October 26
- Pow Wow feat. Kathy Griffin – Friday, October 26, Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
- FSU Football vs. Duke – Saturday, October 27, Doak Campbell Stadium
For more information, visit the Homecoming site at http://homecoming.fsu.edu
FSU Pow Wow
Featuring Kathy Griffin
Friday, October 26, 2012
Doors at 7 pm // Event at 8 pm
Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
Free for FSU students with valid FSU ID at the door
GP tickets $35 advance/$37 day of show + ticket fees
Tickets on sale Friday, August 31 at TLCCC and all Ticketmaster outlets
Online tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster
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.
For more information and a full schedule of events, see http://union.fsu.edu/pw/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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