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2017 Donation Drive

The CHS Graduate Student Advisory Council is hosting a drive to benefit The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend. Items needed: clothing, shoes, and blankets You can bring in your donated items now through December 1st. Drop off locations can be found in each department. Download Flyer

FSU student entrepreneur helps empower girls in Ethiopia

Florida State University junior Jessica Bachansingh has dedicated herself to empowering girls globally by teaching them a marketable skill — sewing. Three years ago, Bachansingh founded Gifts for Confidence, a nonprofit organization that gives girls in Ethiopia the chance to learn how to sew infinity scarves. They are sold locally in Ethiopian communities and globally […]

Careful of email scams

Don’t be fooled by malicious emails. As a member of the FSU community your chances of being targeted by criminals attempting to steal personal and institutional data increase greatly. FSU filters catch millions of sketchy emails but some still slip through the cracks, just remember to delete any emails that look questionable. Phishing Example Social […]

NFES graduate student gets world-class experience

The Australian Institute of Sport is recognized worldwide for developing elite athletes, largely due to their research and innovation in sports science. So when graduate student Sam Leyh received an opportunity to work with the distinguished AIS, her choice was clear. Leyh arrived at the Institute in mid-April, literally just weeks after learning she was offered […]

Undergrad wins competitive grant competition

Allison Janzen, a junior Family and Child Sciences major, has been selected by the Association for Psychological Science as the undergraduate student winner of the Student Grant Competition. Her proposal, titled “Sustainable Consumption: Dyadic Evaluation and Inducement” highlights the importance of evaluating sustainable consumption within the context of relationships. The project extends understanding of sustainable […]

FCS Student earns prestigious Boren scholarship to study abroad

Rayne Neunie, a senior majoring in family and child sciences from Hollywood, Fla., is headed to Tanzania to study Swahili this fall. She started to learn the language during an internship to Kenya last summer. During that educational experience, Neunie developed a “Mother’s Care Program” and taught 16 traditional birth attendants how to safely deliver […]

FSU researchers find plus-size fashion models help improve women’s psychological health

A new study by Florida State University researchers reveals women are more likely to pay attention to and remember average and plus-size models in the media compared to thin models. Women also experience enhanced psychological health after viewing plus-size models, according to the study published this week in the journal Communication Monographs. Russell Clayton, assistant […]

Riding a romantic roller coaster? Relationship anxiety may be to blame

Loves me, loves me not. Turns out that anxiety over that very question may be detrimental to the long-term success of a relationship. In a recent study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Florida State University graduate student Ashley Cooper explores how high levels of fluctuation in how secure an individual feels in his […]