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FIU Alumni News

  • posted May 23, 2016

    Announcing our 2016 Scholarship Recipients

    The FIU Alumni Association proudly announces the 2016 Scholarship Recipients for the Legacy Scholarships. These FIU students were chosen by our Scholarship Committee.  Each student has a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Each of our recipients are an FIU legacy, the son/daughter, grandchild or sibling of an FIU alumni.  Each recipient will […]

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  • posted May 18, 2016

    Alumni annual meeting celebrates new board of directors and $50,000 donation from Wells Fargo

    On Wednesday, May 4, the FIU Alumni Association celebrated the Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception, a spirited event which has helped the Alumni Association propel into each new year for over a decade. Before the cocktail reception kicked off, an intimate group of volunteers gathered to be inducted into the 2016-2017 Alumni Association Board of […]

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  • posted May 17, 2016

    Art & Health: Her Body of Art at the Frost Museum

    While women have made significant strides in the past decades, the culture at large continues to place great emphasis on how women should look. These unrealistic beauty standards, distributed through the media, have had drastic impact on women, their body image and overall wellness. In our inaugural lunch series Art & Health: Her Body of Art, […]

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  • posted May 09, 2016

    FIU to launch D.C. hub and Make A Difference for students, alumni, partners

    FIU has announced the opening of a dynamic new hub for alumni, faculty and students in our nation’s capital, and a reinvigorated approach to the university’s initiatives in Washington, D.C. On the week of June 6-10, FIU will open the doors to its new hub just a few short blocks from Union Station and Capitol […]

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Upcoming Events

May
29
Sun
Havana Nights Film Series: A Lady Without Passport @ Wolfsonian-FIU
May 29 @ 5:00 pm

Our celebration of classic Cuba-themed film continues! After an intimate guided tour of Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction at The Wolfsonian at 5pm, join us for the second installment of our film series across the street at Miami Beach Cinematheque at 6pm. In this 1950 film noir, a U.S. immigration agent goes undercover to infiltrate a human trafficking ring in Havana. There, he struggles with his sense of duty and feelings of love when he encounters a beautiful concentration camp survivor desperate to enter the United States.

$11, $9* students and seniors // Free for MBC and Wolfsonian members.
*Optional tour of Promising Paradise at The Wolfsonian is included in the film admission price.

Jun
3
Fri
Free Friday Evening Guided Tours @ Wolfsonian
Jun 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.

Orlando Network Happy Hour @ W XYZ Bar
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jun
7
Tue
Healthcare MBA Alumni Affinity Council Networking Event @ Trust & Co. Miami Bar and Restaurant
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Network and enjoy great conversation with our Healthcare MBA Alumni leaders and current students. You’ll also learn about ways to become involved with the Healthcare Alumni Affinity Council.

Complimentary appetizers will be provided.

Jun
9
Thu
FIU IN DC: IT’S SO MIAMI – DC Launch Week Opening Reception and Open House @ FIU in Washington, DC Center
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm

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FIU and Miami… two brands that are intrinsically linked and represent the same bold energy, entrepreneurial spirit, global connectedness, and rich culture known worldwide. Celebrate this time in FIU history and our hometown in the tropics with some familiar tastes and sounds under the Capital skyline.

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RSVP Required / Limited Capacity

Presented by the FIU Alumni Association and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jun
10
Fri
Free Friday Evening Guided Tours @ Wolfsonian
Jun 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.

Jun
11
Sat
14th Annual Fishing Tournament & Dock Party @ Shake-A-Leg Miami
Jun 11 all-day

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The FIU Fishing Tournament, established in 2002, is a unique fundraising event benefiting the FIU Alumni Association’s Scholarship Fund. Funds are raised through sponsorships and boat registrations. Scholarships include the Legacy Scholarship, awarded to students whose parents, grandparents or siblings are graduates of the University and the Panther Pride Scholarship awarded to students demonstrating outstanding involvement in campus life and activities. The cost to participate in the tournament is $400 per boat with a maximum of four anglers and $50 for each additional angler in the same boat.

The tournament features fishing for Dolphin, however, prizes are also awarded for the biggest fun fish, which include Wahoo, Tuna or Kingfish.

Following the tournament, the entire community is invited to the dock party, including live entertainment, prizes & games!

We invite you to pre-register your boat below or learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

More at FIUalumni.com/fishing

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FIUNYC Summer Kickoff @ New York Aquarium
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Join your fellow Big Apple Panthers as we kickoff the glorious days of summer on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Just off the boardwalk of Brooklyn’s famous Coney Island, dive in and explore the incredible diversity of the world’s oceans. During your visit, you’ll see revitalized exhibits, experience the thrills of the Aquatheater and be a part of the New York Aquarium’s amazing transformation.

After you’re done, stay and play on the boardwalk, where you’ll discover some of Coney Island’s most famous attractions including Luna Park, Deno’s Wonder Wheel, the Coney Art Walls and more. Be sure to save room for dinner at such Coney Island favorites as Grimaldi’s Pizza, Wahlburgers and, of course, Nathan’s Famous.

$12 per person including a $3.05 donation to the First Generation Scholarship Fund

Jun
17
Fri
Federal Government Statewide Conference @ Graham Center Ballrooms
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Each year the Career Services Office hosts the Federal Government Statewide Conference. The Conference is designed to bring representatives from various government entities together to discuss aspects of government employment.

We regularly have reps from the military, FBI, CIA, State Department, and many other branches of the federal government, present and eager to discuss what kind of jobs they offer, and how best to apply for them.

After the panel discussions on government employment, we hold a resource fair – a kind of Career Fair strictly for government employment. Other features of the Federal Government Statewide Conference include breakout sessions on varying topics led by distinguished speakers.

11th Annual Federal Government Statewide Conference

Date: June 17, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Graham Center (GC) Ballrooms, Modesto Maidique Campus

The event is free to FIU students and government agencies, $10 for non-FIU students, and $25 for career professionals.

7th Annual FIU Athletics Golf Tournament @ Turnberry Isle Miami
Jun 17 @ 8:30 am

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Itinerary

7:30 a.m. Registration, breakfast, silent auction opens

8:30 a.m. Shotgun start – Miller Course

1 p.m. Lunch

2 p.m. Awards presentation, raffle, silent auction closes

On Course Contests

Closest to the Pin

Longest Drive

Hole in One

About FIU Athletics

FIU Athletics is home to more than 400 student-athletes in 18 different sports. Athletic events are played in seven different venues on FIU’s campuses (Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay), including FIU Arena and Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium. A portion of our proceeds is considered a charitable donation to FIU Athletics.

About the Miller Course

Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Turnberry Isle Miami’s 18-hole championship courses – The Soffer and Miller Courses – have been re-interpreted by golf icon Raymond Floyd. With contoured fairways, clever doglegs, rolling greens, perfectly carved bunkers, strategically placed water features and a variety of elevation changes to challenge and enthrall casual golfers and enthusiasts alike, Turnberry Isle Miami is a showcase of the best in Florida golf.

Register

Highlights

  • Alumni annual meeting celebrates new board of directors and $50,000 donation from Wells Fargo

    On Wednesday, May 4, the FIU Alumni Association celebrated the Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception, a spirited event which has helped the Alumni Association propel into each new year for over a decade. Before the cocktail reception kicked off, an intimate group of volunteers gathered to be inducted into the 2016-2017 Alumni Association Board of […]

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  • FIU achieves top rank in Carnegie research classification

    The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced today the newest edition of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. FIU moved into the top category—R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity. “We are focused on using state-of-the-art research and innovation as drivers to become a solutions center for our community and the world,” […]

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