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 2020 Edition

On the Cover

The Florida State university seal is shown inset from FSU alumna Artemis Skevakis Jegart’s “The University Sunrise to Sunset,” 2001, oil on canvas. The mural was a gift from the classes of 1949 and 1950 and the artist’s patrons, and is installed on the first floor of Dodd Hall, home to the FSU College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Classics and Department of Religion.

Photo by Colin Hackley.


Meteorologist in Manhattan

WNBC-New York Chief Meteorologist Janice Huff has a heart of garnet and gold.

A family affair

Madison and Jesse Marks propel one another to international success

Grad Made Good

Dr. David James Kennedy cements a Seminole legacy

Physics phenom

From Trinidad and Tobago to Tallahassee, Kalisa Villafana writes a new chapter

Perfect pairings

Philosophy, computer science honors grad sets sights on IBM career


Going global

Gilman Scholarship affords students opportunities of a lifetime

Double Vision

Statistic majors Mike and Mark Zamani are #twinning and winning

Championing access

Ellen Cecil-Lemkin is paving the way to inclusivity


The Watchers

Michael McVicar connects the dots between religion and the surveillance state

Stellar sights

FSU Observatory gives students a new perspective on astronomy

History and heritage

Jennifer Koslow helps give voice to silenced, marginalized people

The art of science

The images shared by Florida State University’s Hanson Research Group on Twitter look more like installments in a neon art exhibit than snapshots from a chemistry laboratory.

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