CARTA Dean's Newsletter 10/3
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CARTA Dean's Newsletter

Brian Schriner

This Week @ The SGA

Hello Panthers!

I would like to congratulate Andrew Sykes on becoming a member of the Student Government as Sustainability Coordinator in the Cabinet! Andrew Sykes is a junior studying Landscape Architecture and is also a member of ASLA (American Society for Landscape Architects). I look forward to working with him on ideas to shape FIU into a sustainable and progressive University!  

Your Senator,
Kayla Cox

FIU Music Festival Begins October 5th

Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center with the return of our FIU Music Festival this season from October 5th until October 28th! For information about all festival performances, please visit 

For the opening performance, newly appointed Raffaele Livio Ponti conducts the FIU Symphony Orchestra and Choirs with an ambitious program of masterful works. Doors open at 7pm on Oct 5th.

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Dean Schriner Attends White House Summit

Earlier this week, Brian Schriner, dean of the College of Communication, Architecture and the Arts, met with National Security Council Resilience advisers and attended the White House’s National Preparedness Roundtable on Resiliency.

The summit took place the day after the White House and the Department of Energy announced that Miami would be included among a network of communities known as the Better Communities Alliance – chosen to address the region’s energy and climate challenges.

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Women Faculty Moving Forward: 2016 Kopenhaver Center Fellows

The Kopenhaver Center and the AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women hosted the fourth annual Women Faculty Moving Forward Workshop, Surviving and Thriving in the Academy, at the AEJMC Convention in Minneapolis in August.   The workshop provides leadership training to young assistant professors to help them through the tenure and promotion process and encourage them to move into administrative posts in the academy.  There are now 85 Kopenhaver Center fellows from across the country.

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Meet the Fellows

Open Mic at MBUS on Oct 6

The Open Mic series is intended to provide a forum for self-expression to members of our community, to foster and nurture empowerment and self-esteem.

Occurring monthly in the Main Gallery, this is a safe zone for expression and sharing. You can pre-register to perform – anything you’d like at the mic, be it Spoken Word/Poetry, Rap, Prose, Narrative, Monologue, Comedy, Song, Dance or other, all are welcome, encouraged, accepted and safe here. Please email Liane Sippin,

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The Pot Premieres on Oct 20

Three weeks before America votes, FIU Theatre joins the debate on immigration.  For the characters in The Pot, immigration isn’t just politics, it’s their life — because love knows no borders.
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National Arts & Humanities Month

October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration, with goals of:
FOCUSING on the arts at local, state, and national levels;
ENCOURAGING individuals and organizations to participate in the arts;
ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and
RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives. 
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