Spectrum Magazine
The Alumni Magazine of Florida State University's College of Arts and Sciences

Welcome to Spectrum magazine, the official alumni publication of the Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences. In each edition, you’ll see articles highlighting the college’s heritage strengths in the humanities and sciences, and explore the personal perspectives of current students, esteemed alumni and distinguished faculty.

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Winter 2019 Edition

On the Cover

This Florida State University seal was presented by members of the Class of 1919 to mark their 50th anniversary and is installed in the Longmire Building’s Beth Moor Lounge. The Longmire Building is the administrative home of the College of Arts and Sciences, and visitors can still see the Gothic design elements, original, hand-painted plaster ceilings, paneled walls, and medieval art that have been part of the space since construction was completed in 1938.

Photo by FSU Photography Services.


Swinging for the fences

Morgan Klaevemann is a champion on and off the field

Human rights champion

Adam Coogle speaks for the voiceless in the Middle East

Iceland to FSU (and back)

Business, government service motivate Benedikt Jóhannesson

A lifelong commitment

FSCW alumna Mart Pierson Hill (’42) is still giving back


Turning dreams into reality

FSU Career Center guides grads into the future

First-generation leader

Biology major Stacey Pierre takes reins as student body president

Cyber scholar

Charisa Powell excels at academics, extracurricular activities


Scientific legend

Donald Caspar helped put the field of structural biology on the map

Earth advocate

Lawton Professor Jeff Chanton ‘speaks truth to power’

From start to STEM

FSU-Teach celebrates 10 years of success

Mining the mind

Neuroscience major offers new undergraduate opportunities

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