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FIU Alumni News

  • posted Mar 29, 2017

    Alumna releases album with Cash Cabin Studio

    Alumna Ana Cristina Cash ’10 released her new album, “The Tough Love EP,” this month, recorded at the historic Cash Cabin Studio. A Miami native, Cash (née Alvarez) began her singing career at age 6 and grew up performing on Univision’s Spanish-language variety show “Sábado Gigante.” The daughter of an engineer and a stay-at-home mom […]

  • posted Mar 22, 2017

    The Ultimate Interviewing Resource Guide

    Prepping for an upcoming interview can be overwhelming. Interviewing requires work – understanding the position, researching the company, reflecting on your work history and identifying your career goals. There are many great resources readily available online, but sometimes it can be a challenge to figure out what exactly to search for or ask. To make […]

  • posted Mar 22, 2017

    The Alumni Association Launches Legacy Program

    The Alumni Association launches the Legacy Program to get to know the children and grandchildren (ages 0-16) of our proud alumni! The program will introduce your sons, daughters and grandchildren to FIU and all that our university has to offer at an early age. Once enrolled, your legacies will: Receive gifts on select birthdays Be invited to […]

  • posted Mar 16, 2017

    Thank a Professor!

    Send a warm thank you to the professors who made a difference in your life! The FIU Alumni Association has partnered with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching to share the Thank a Professor program with our alumni. Recognize the faculty members who created meaningful classroom experiences, who challenged and motivated you and who […]


Upcoming Events

FIU Graduate School Showcase @ Graham Center, Main Floor
Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

FIU Graduate School Showcase

Are you ready to dive into your Master or Doctoral Program? 23 of FIU’s Graduate School Programs will be together in one place just for you. Advisors, directors and program recruiters want to speak with you about how to apply and go over the opportunities you have to excel in your academic career. All majors are welcome!

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 11 AM to 2 PM

Where: Graham Center, Main Floor and the Pit

List of Graduate Schools Represented

Graduate School Panel Sessions @ SASC Room 305
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Graduate School Panel Sessions

Get an opportunity to speak with Graduate students and Graduate School representatives about the admissions and recruitment process and what you need to apply. Want to know more about graduate school testing and entry requirements? Want to know more about how to finance graduate school? Come to the Q&A Panel session following the fair!

MMC: Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Where: SASC, Student Academic Success Center, Room 305

Graduate School Panel Session Registration

Free Friday Evening Guided Tours @ Wolfsonian
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Free Friday Evening Guided Tours

Learn more about The Wolfsonian collection and related art and design themes during a 45-minute, free guided tour of the permanent collection or temporary exhibitions.

Discovering Design Free Family Day: Around the World in 80 Hats @ The Wolfsonian-FIU
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Begin your global travels at The Wolf as we celebrate world cultures through hats! Learn about what children from other countries wear, eat, and speak through Donata Montanari’s Children Around the World (2004), then decide which country you’d like to don and design an international hat. For more information on free family days, please contact education@thewolf.fiu.edu.

#WolfCubs @wolfsonian

Free for children and accompanying adults. RSVP here.

16th Annual Torch Awards Gala @ JW Marriot Marquis Miami
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm

In April of 2017, the FIU Alumni Association will host the Torch Awards Gala at the JW Marriot Marquis Miami. This award ceremony was created in 2000 as the highest honor given to alumni by the FIU Alumni Association. Recipients are recognized according to their achievements in their specific professional industry and their contributions to society.

The FIU Alumni Association will celebrate the accomplishments of these prominent alumni and faculty members in style, offering dinner and musical entertainment. Whether you enjoy fine dining or the opportunity to network with members of the community, this evening will prove to be unforgettable.

Net proceeds of the Gala will support the future construction of the FIU Alumni Center, as well as support the First Generation Scholarship Fund. Philanthropic support to the scholarship fund is matched 100 percent by the state, making this fund a critical priority for the institution. 90 percent of fund recipients are minorities; the proposed gift is a unique opportunity to enhance the university’s ability to affect transformational change in the lives of South Florida’s underserved students.

Visit the event website to learn more: torchawards.fiu.edu
Green School Week @ The Green School
Apr 3 @ 8:00 am – Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm

A week of programming targeted towards students at the Green School, including workshops, panels, and employer specific events.

Monday, April 3rd
Careers in Public Service
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: SIPA 220

Tuesday, April 4th
Have you thought of graduate school? Continuing your Education within the Steven J. Green School of International Public Affairs
Presenters: Dr. Shlomi Dinar and Albert Hoyt
Time: 1pm-2pm
Location: SIPA 502

Internships in D.C.- The Washington Center Internship Program
Time: 3:30pm -4:45pm
Presenter: Nelly Leon, Assistant Director of Career Development & Shlomi Dinar
Location: SIPA 220

Wednesday, April 5th
CIA Information Session
10:00am -12:00pm
Location: SASC 160

Impact of study abroad: student perspectives
Presenter: Dr. Laura Boudon, Director of Office of Study Abroad
Time: 1pm-2pm
Location: SASC 339

The Peace Corps Volunteer and Career Paths
Meet your On Campus FIU Peace Corp Recruiter and learn about the volunteer & career paths available with Peace Corps.
Presenter: Stephanie Silva, Campus Recruiter for Peace Corps
Time: 2pm-3pm
Location: SASC 339

Thursday, April 6th
Workshop: What can I do with a major in Criminal Justice?
Time: 11am -12pm
Presenter: Nelly Leon
Location: SIPA 100

Panel Presentation: Careers in the Foreign Service- Meet the U.S. Department of State! Learn about the Foreign Service and career paths with the U.S. Department of State.
Presenters: Catherine Rodriguez
Time: 4pm -5pm
Location: SIPA 100

Friday, April 7th
Workshop: How to Find Federal Jobs/Internships
Presenter: Monica Cano
Time: 11am-12pm
Location: SASC 339

CIA Analytic Writing Workshop
2:00pm -3:30pm
Location: SIPA 100

A Sea Change – an Interdisciplinary Theatre Initiative @ Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

About “A Sea Change”

To begin to find lasting solutions for climate change, a cultural “sea change” in people’s minds and hearts must take place.

Such a sea change would need to take place on a massive scale. Yet, while that vision might seem quixotically out of reach we can, in our own individual way, turn to our own personal resources to see how we might contribute to such a collective sea change.

While evidential truths, lectures, charts, pictorial images and data are essential to understanding the leading indicators of climate change, cold facts alone cannot complete the job of moving the human heart into action. Agencies must be involved with the capacity to personalize climate change. One such agency, we believe, is the living theatre.

Therefore, “A Sea Change” is an interdisciplinary theatre initiative that aims to draw together on stage science, journalism, history, architecture, arts and the humanities with the sole intention of moving the heart toward common sense action.

“A Sea Change” takes the audience on an intrepid sensorial journey through cutting edge technology to experience the work of students and faculty as they share solution-seeking research and storytelling, which includes a data-driven Sea Level Rise Toolbox that visualizes sea level rise, music molded from water data, virtual reality of mangroves, and the science of 3D web mapping by which one might receive early warnings of impending neighborhood flooding. Intersecting scientific analysis will be dramatic monologues and scenes, video interviews, choral music and dance.


Participants and Partners

As a participant in the FIU School of Communication + Journalism’s Eyes on the Rise effort and as a demonstration of concerned engagement across the university, the Department of Theatre has joined forces with a variety of FIU communities to create a 90-minute production in which incontrovertible truths of research will share the stage side by side with interpretative arts.

Our partners include:

  • FIU’s Society of Professional Journalists student chapter
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Music
  • School of Environment, Arts and Society
  • School of Computing and Information Sciences
  • Department of Journalism + Media
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of History
  • Library Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center
  • Miami Beach Urban Studios
  • Sea Level Solutions Center
  • FIU Office of Sustainability
  • Caveman Productions, LLC


Performance Dates and Future Plans

“A Sea Change” will perform for the general public at 7:30 p.m. on April 4, 2017, at FIU’s Wertheim Performing Arts Center on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and at the Mary Anne Wolfe Theatre on the Biscayne Bay Campus at 7:30 p.m. on April 7, 2017. Seats must be reserved. Admission is free. Call 305-348-0496.

It is our intention to take the production to schools throughout Miami-Dade County and to schools beyond Florida with the belief that if enough young people experience the emotional and scientific truth about climate change, a collective sea change is indeed possible.


Contact Us

For questions about the performance, email Phillip M. Church, Director, or Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., Producer.

LEAD Series: Leveraging LinkedIn, presented by Maria Tomaino
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for this interactive session where we explore best practices of LinkedIn, branding and marketing yourself to employers, finding alumni and mentors, job searching and more! Participants are encouraged to bring their lap top/ipad to make on the spot changes to their profile.


Free Friday Evening Guided Tours @ Wolfsonian
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Free Friday Evening Guided Tours

Learn more about The Wolfsonian collection and related art and design themes during a 45-minute, free guided tour of the permanent collection or temporary exhibitions.

Book Club: Westward Ha! @ The Wolfsonian-FIU
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

S. J. Perelman’s 1948 satire maps his around-the-world travels with caricaturist Al Hirschfield, from China and Singapore to India, Egypt, and beyond. Read the hilarious recap of their adventures and then join us for a lively discussion!


Free for members and first-time participants // Join or RSVP by emailing bookclub@thewolf.fiu.edu.






  • Save 20% on SOBEWFF while supporting FIU

    FIU is proud to announce an exclusive offer for FIU alumni! Save 20% on each ticket for: Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company hosted by Valerie Bertinelli & Alex Guarnaschelli on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village […]

  • Now what? The new grad’s post-commencement checklist

    So you’ve crossed the stage, received your diploma and you’re ready to begin a new chapter of life. Many graduates will go right into the workforce, others may take time to travel, and some will continue their education. But the affinity with FIU remains. All graduates now belong to the FIU Alumni Association, enjoying lifelong benefits like career development services, […]


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