Women’s stories will be shared and celebrated during the sixth-annual Backstage Pass to the Very Best of Florida State. The Women for FSU event will highlight a diverse group of speakers and activities, including demonstrations by FSU’s STEM program, a tour of the Coyle E. Moore Athletic Center, and an in-class lesson on how to perform CPR. The event concludes with a dinner and awards reception, where the Gift of Wisdom Award will be presented. To make a nomination, please share your story about a Florida State alumna or friend who has inspired or supported you as a woman and fostered the betterment of women worldwide. This award was created as a celebration of all women’s individual stories, and we look forward to the narrative provided by this year’s winner. We are so pleased that the College of Fine Arts departments of Art Therapy and Art will be featured during this year’s conference. Art Therapy will host an event that helps employ creativity and fosters self-awareness while the Department of Art will showcase student artwork that highlights critical social issues.
Friday, March 20
Art of Life
Welcome Cocktail Reception 6 p.m.
Join us at the College of Fine Arts for cocktails and hors d¹oeuvres in the courtyard. Immerse yourself in student artwork that highlights critical social issues, and employ your creativity in an art therapy exercise that will foster self-awareness.
Saturday, March 21
Coffee & Conversation
Breakfast 8 a.m.
Chat with old and new friends over coffee and breakfast at the Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center, and participate in the Women for Florida State University annual meeting.
A Healing Experience
College of Nursing 10 a.m.
Using a high-fidelity mannequin, discover more about heart disease and how it affects women; you¹ll also learn how to perform hands-only CPR. As you walk through Duxbury Hall, you may find a treasure or two from the archives!
You’re on the Varsity Team
Luncheon 12:30 p.m.
Enjoy a midday repast at the Coyle E. Moore Athletic Center before embarking on a tour of the facility¹s renovation. The Moore Athletic Center provides multiple services for FSU athletes, including the members of several national championship-winning teams.
STEM Takes Root
Turnbull Conference Center 3 p.m.
The name WIMSE‹Women in Math, Science and Engineering‹only sounds fanciful. Hear from female students who are engaged in this program¹s living-learning community, which provides them opportunities to enhance their academic and career goals.
Dinner and Awards 6 p.m.
Enjoy cocktails in the chemistry building courtyard followed by dinner in the atrium. Share in the celebration as we present the sixth-annual Gift of Wisdom Award.
Although space for the weekend’s activities is limited to the first 100 individuals who register, this invitation is open to all women who support Florida State University.
Please feel free to share this email with your friends.
The event cost is $175, including meals, activities and transportation throughout the weekend.
The registration fee does not include travel costs to Tallahassee or hotel accommodations.
The registration deadline is Monday, March 9, 2015.
You may register online at one.fsu.edu/backstagepass using a credit card.
Official “Backstage Pass” Hotel
Aloft Tallahassee Downtown
(Group Name: Women for FSU)
200 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida
$99/night, rooms in block include king or double beds
To reserve a room in the Women for FSU block, you must make your hotel reservations by Thursday, March 5, 2015.
Special Events Department
Florida State University Foundation