Weekly Roundup - Sept. 16

Celebrate Latinx culture and heritage at Florida State's Latinx Cultural Celebration, improve your leadership skills at Leadership Logic, apply to welcome new students as an Orientation Leader, or discover a new opportunity in this week's roundup of campus and community events.

Upcoming Center Programs


Florida State University latinx cultural celebration

The Latinx Cultural Celebration is designed to pay tribute to the generations of Latinx Americans who have positively affected our historical, political, economic, and/or social context in the United States. The goal of the cultural celebration is to bring the university and Tallahassee communities together to enhance our cultural awareness, increase our knowledge of significant contributions, and share untold stories of the Latinx community. The event will feature a keynote speech from Juana Bordas, the President of Mestiza Leadership International and the author of The Power of Latino Leadership, as well as the presentation of two awards: the Rosalina Gonzales Award, named for the first Latinx student to graduate from the Florida State College for Women, and Florida State University's Latinx Distinguished Service Award. Performances will feature the Latin Soul Orchestra and Liliana Guerrero, a graduate student in the College of Music.

The Latinx Cultural Celebration will be Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.

There will also be a dessert reception and book signing with keynote speaker Juana Bordas on Monday, Sept. 16 from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in DSC 2208.



Join an engage tlh service trip

EngageTLH allows students to get involved in regular or one-time service in the Tallahassee community, with different projects to choose from almost daily. EngageTLH service projects are offered at a variety of non-profit agencies at different days and times each week. Participants can sign up online to go on a service trip with EngageTLH as early as one week in advance and up to the day before the project. Space is limited, and the center provides transportation to and from the service site. 


EngageTLH is also looking for dedicated students to serve as facilitators for upcoming fall trips. Facilitators are responsible for leading at least one trip per week and keeping in regular contact with staff at a partner non-profit agency. Those interested in leading a service trip can email clsc-engage@fsu.edu.


Register for leadership logic

Interested in learning more about how you can lead on campus? Register for Leadership Logic! Leadership Logic is a two-day overnight leadership development program intended for students who have not participated in a leadership development program before. Students will learn more about identity and leadership development through individual, small-group, and large-group interactions, as well as outdoor activities. The program is free for students and will take place at the FSU Reservation Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5.

All participants must register by Friday, September 20 at 11:59 p.m. 



apply for women's leadership institute

The Women's Leadership Institute is an annual leadership conference hosted at Florida State, sponsored by The Women for FSU and the Center for Leadership & Social Change. The event seeks to engage up to 49 undergraduate students who identify as women in a leadership learning institute, enhance participants' leader identity and leadership capacity, and increase participants' awareness of their personal abilities and emotions through healthy self-esteem and authenticity, as well as the role they play in developing relationships and capitalizing on difference.

Rooted in the belief that leadership is learned through experience, education and reflection, WLI will focus on women’s leadership development, create a dynamic learning environment, and invite FSU students who identify as women to learn with and from FSU women faculty, staff and alumni. This year’s Women’s Leadership Institute will be held Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20 on Florida State’s campus.

Applications are due Friday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m.


Campus Opportunities



FSU Libraries is pleased to present an evening of conversation and learning with Dr. Dave Tell. Dr. Tell will be discussing his new book, Remembering Emmett Till, and the "Emmett Till Memory Project." Focused on the $4 million spent on Till commemoration in the Mississippi Delta in the wake of the murder's 50th anniversary, Remembering Emmett Till features never-before-told stories about the legacy of Till's murder. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will be Thursday, Sept. 19th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Bradley Reading Room of Strozier Library.


travel WITH beyond borders cultural exchange

Beyond Borders is a unique short-term cultural exchange program offering an alternative to traditional academic study abroad programs. Participants gain a rich understanding of the local culture and make long-lasting connections through this immersive experience. Small groups of 10-12 FSU participants will welcome incoming international students from Jamaica or Germany on FSU’s campus. Then the FSU group will travel abroad, spending one week at the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica during FSU Spring Break; or 3 weeks after the end of spring semester at Studentenwerk in Dresden, Germany, where they will be hosted by the same international students. 

Information sessions will be held:

Every Wednesday until Oct. 30 at 12:00 p.m. in Globe room 2600 

Every Friday until Nov. 1 at 4:00 p.m. in Globe room 2600


The application deadlines are:

Jamaica - Friday, Sept. 27

Germany - Tuesday, Nov. 5



celebrate hispanic heritage month with hlsu

Between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, HLSU will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in conjunction with its celebration across the United States. Throughout the month, they will be hosting several events to honor Hispanic and Latinx heritage and culture. Upcoming events include:

Pa'Lante - Monday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in SSB 203

Market Wednesday: Chilean Independence Day - Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 11:00 a.m. in the Moore Auditorium Courtyard

Muy Macho Series Kick-Off - Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:15 p.m. in SSB 203

The complete schedule of events is available on the SGA website, linked below:



Fall dates announced for allies & safe zones 

Allies & Safe Zones is an ally development program to promote acceptance and support of LGBTQ+ people, coordinated through the offices of Student Governance and Advocacy at Florida State University. The program is open to all regardless of orientation, identity, or expression.

101 Workshops

The Allies & Safe Zones 101 workshop focuses on current and contextual history of vocabulary, some current issues, the basics of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and biological sex, and ways that we can be allies to the LGBTQ+ community in all contexts. Completion of the 101 workshop is required to take 200-level workshops in the future. The fall 101 workshops will be held in SSB 214, and the dates are:

Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

200-Level Workshops

The Allies & Safe Zones 200-level workshops are designed to provide participants with prior experience in the 101 workshop with a chance to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community through their own world views. The fall 200-level workshops will be held in SSB 214, and the dates are:

Personal Identity Development (202) - Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Trans Ally (201) - Friday, Oct. 25 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Navigating the Holidays (203) - Thursday, Nov. 14 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



hands-only cpr training offered by Campus Recreation

FSU Campus Recreation will be offering Hands-Only CPR training this fall. The purpose of the course is to teach untrained bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR. Having more bystanders trained in this simple skill can help save lives by putting more cardiac arrest victims within a few steps of lifesaving assistance. The course does not certify participants in CPR; however, it will give them the confidence to assist during a medical emergency until higher trained professionals arrive on scene. The training will also familiarize participants with Automated External Defibrillators.

The fall dates for this course are:

Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Friday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, November 6 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.



sustainable campus fall garden work days

Join Sustainable Campus at their fall garden workdays to learn more about organic gardening, weeding, and growing a variety of foods. It's a great way to make friends, take home organic food, and get involved with Sustainable Campus.

Weekly Workdays:

Mondays 12:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursdays 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Global citizenship certificate info sessions

The Global Citizenship Certificate is designed to help prepare students for the new challenges of living and working in the global society of the 21st century. The certificate involves four courses taken at FSU, as well as participation in international and cross-cultural experiences and events on FSU's campus. Such active learning and reflection, together with cross-cultural interaction and dialogue, help provide the invaluable cross-cultural skills and competencies needed to be a global-ready graduate. Additionally, students receive a transcript notation, and the certificate also counts toward 2 of 3 Garnet and Gold Scholar Society engagement areas.


Information sessions will be every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. and every Friday at 1:00 p.m., starting Tuesday, August 27, and will be held in the Center for Global Engagement, Room 2300.



Community Opportunities



The Dwellings is a sustainable, tiny-home community focused on bringing low-barrier housing to the Tallahassee area. The community is looking for individuals who are interested in gardening regularly in their community garden. Duties include shoveling dirt, planting produce, helping with general garden maintenance, assisting with bed construction as needed, weeding beds, etc.

Volunteers are needed every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Contact community engagement coordinator, Faith Dekanter at faith.dekanter@thedwellings.org or 904-316-2396 to sign up.


Scholarships, Jobs, and Internships 


fsu orientation leader applications open

Applications are now open to become a 2020 Orientation Leader! Applicants must be full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students, and must have completed at least 12 credit hours before January 2020. All applicants must attend an information session to apply. 

Applications are due Friday, October 4 on Handshake.

Information session dates are linked below.