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FIU Alumni News

  • posted Feb 13, 2017

    Enter for a chance to win a pair of AMC movie tickets!

    Alumni, update your contact information and enter the promo code “AMC” at the top of the form for your chance to win two (2) AMC movie tickets! Visit our alumni benefits page to see all of our great Panther Perks, including deals and discounts on auto, dining, shopping and travel.   Click here to update your contact information and remember […]

  • posted Feb 10, 2017

    Photographs of Berenice Abbott’s Famous East Coast Road Trip Make a Pit Stop in Miami, Summer 2017

    Berenice Abbott’s Route 1 at The Wolfsonian, Summer 2017 North and South: Berenice Abbott’s U.S. Route 1 (June 9–October 8, 2017) reveals daily life in 1950s America from Key West to northern Maine MIAMI BEACH (February 7, 2017) — The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is pleased to be the Summer 2017 destination for North and South: […]

  • posted Feb 08, 2017

    Discovered: Possible new species of hammerhead shark

    DNA finding could have major implications for conservation Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a new species of hammerhead shark, prompting concerns about the species’ vulnerability and whether conservation practices in place today are widespread enough to protect them. The bonnethead, a small species of hammerhead shark found in the United States, Bahamas, […]

  • posted Feb 08, 2017

    The Panther Valentine’s Day gift guide

    Looking for a way to wow this Valentine’s Day? Explore our special offers to find the perfect gift for your Panther sweetheart – or treat yourself! These companies are proud partners of the FIU Alumni Association and proceeds from each sale will benefit our programs.   An elegant addition to any ensemble. Explore the Herff Jones […]


Upcoming Events

Houston Panthers Give Back @ Houston Food Bank
Feb 22 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Friday Evening Guided Tours @ Wolfsonian
Feb 24 @ 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.

Free Friday Evening Guided Tours @ Wolfsonian
Mar 3 @ 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.

FIU Night with the Florida Panthers @ BB&T Center
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FIU Night with the Florida Panthers @ BB&T Center | Sunrise | Florida | United States

FIU Panthers, join the Florida Panthers take on the Dallas Stars at the BB&T Center on Saturday, March 4, 2017 during FIU Night, open to all alumni and fans!

FIU Night purchase includes:

–          Themed night tshirt

–          A ticket to the Panthers game

–          $5 from your ticket goes back to FIU

–          Group photo on the ice after the game

Click here and enter promo code “FIU” to choose your seat!

Broward St. Patrick’s Day Celebration @ The Field Irish Pub
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

LEAD Series: Paying Off Student Debt & The Basics of a 401k, Presented by Jason Auricchio ’07
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

FIU students and young alumni are invited to learn from successful entrepreneur and FIU alumni, Jason Auricchio ’07. Jason and his business partner Roy Perez, will share information on paying off student loans upon graduation. Learn also the basics of investing in yourself through a 401k.

This event is part of the FIU Alumni Association LEAD series, helping students and young alumni grow through professional and personal development. This event qualifies for the FIU Alumni Association Scholarship requirement of attending one professional development event.

Free Friday Evening Guided Tours @ Wolfsonian
Mar 10 @ 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.

RADIOFEST @ The Wolfsonian-FIU
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Workshops, performances, and interactive storytelling that celebrate over 100 years of radio, presented in partnership with WLRN Public Media and The New Tropic.

VoxPop Live-Recording Booth
Inspired by the broadcasting term vox populi (“voice of the people”), WLRN is taking over the museum’s Bridge Tender House to make a pop-up live-recording booth and record stories straight from the streets of Miami Beach.

10–11am | Cafecito and Conversation
Chat with WLRN’s Wilson Sayre and other passersby about your favorite and least favorite things about Miami—all over the deliciousness of espresso.

11am–2pm | 1-on-1 Interviews
Sign up for a private, 15-minute recorded interview with Wilson and tell her about a sound or noise that has impacted your life.

2–5pm | Live Editing
Watch and listen from outside the Bridge Tender House as Wilson cuts, splices, and makes radio magic in a live-editing session that will shape storytelling right before your eyes.

Retro Radio Display, Talks + Tours
View selections of beautiful vintage radios from the private collection of Harvey Mattel, installed throughout The Wolf’s first floor.

1pm | Internet Radio Panel Discussion
Speakers from Jolt, Klangbox, and Wynwood Radio will discuss the future of radio in a panel talk moderated by Bruce Pinchbeck of The New Tropic.

3pm | Harvey Explains It All
Join Harvey—major radio collector, enthusiast, and expert—to learn about the history of radio through a selection of gems from his personal collection.

Mini-Speaker Workshop with Moonlighter Makerspace
Craft a radio-shaped analog amplifier for your smartphone while you learn a little something about sound waves from the Moonlighter team.

Radio Plays
Get acquainted with the long tradition of the radio play, in which acoustics are key and dialogue rules the drama. Before the show, experiment and explore with objects used to make sound effects in real radio plays!

7–8:30pm | Radio Plays
Join us for the world premiere of four original radio plays based on South Florida news stories and directed by Daniel Eilola. Each 15-minute play will be followed by a short Q&A session.
How to Talk to Your Kids About… (play by Stephanie Ansin, original news story by Rowan Moore Gerety)
One family’s story about tackling the tough new “birds and the bees” conversation: climate change and rising seas
No Title (play by Hannah Benitez, original news story by Kate Stein)
A tale of two unlikely strangers venturing deep into the Everglades in search of a rogue predator
Cursive (play by William Hector, original news story by Julia Duba)
Two notorious graffiti vandals on trial for their crimes
The Space Between Us (play by Vanessa Garcia, original news story by Christine DiMattei)
A kitchen conversation between two sisters on opposite sides of the Cuban Diaspora

Museum admission is free for the day; tickets for the radio plays can be purchased here ($10 for nonmembers, $5 for Wolfsonian members; one ticket buys entry to all 4 performances).

Panther Chats – Online Networking @ Online
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Don’t miss the chance to chat with fellow alumni around the world! Share your experiences, exchange career tips and build your professional network – all online, from any device.

Panther Chats are always hosted on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. EST


Create your account and fill out the event registration form

On the event date and time, log in and join the live session from anywhere

You will be matched with other attendees for one-on-one timed chats

Follow Up
All connections are saved so you can easily follow up and quickly build your network
Our online platform makes it easy and fun to participate. Sign in from your home, office or on the go from your smartphone or tablet to join one-on-one chats with other FIU alumni. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing you to meet new people quickly, exchange contact information and end your session with several new connections! Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at your history, review your notes, gather contact information and follow up via LinkedIn or email.

Questions? Contact info: 305-348-3334 or mltomain@fiu.edu.

Free Friday Evening Guided Tours @ Wolfsonian
Mar 17 @ 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.


  • 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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