Make sure you go out and vote on November 8th! Last spring you were able to vote on your student government representation and this fall you can vote in a national election! Young adult voters make up about 20% of the voting population so your vote really does matter. Every vote counts so make sure your voice is heard and vote on Election Day!
Walk On Water
Come and celebrate 27 years of Walk on Water Thursday, Nov. 10. Racing begins at 11:30 a.m. with FIU Architecture students competing against other Florida universities and colleges for the first time!
At Walk on Water, architecture students design and construct shoes that will allow them to walk the length of the Green Lake in the heart of FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus. After the race, join participants and faculty for an informal luncheon in the Paul L. Cejas Architecture building courtyard.
“After Orlando” Celebrates the Lives of the Pulse Nightclub Victims
FIU Theatre is participating in After Orlando, an evening of short plays in response to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. After Orlando is an international theatre action including over fifty playwrights from around the world.
The event is being hosted by Miami New Drama at the Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. FIU Theatre is joining six other local theatre companies. FIU Associate Professor Michael Yawney is coordinating the event and was responsible for selecting the plays and gathering the local theatre companies.
Environmental photographer Clyde Butcher spoke to crowds of about 100 at two public events Nov. 1, 2016 at the Biscayne Bay Campus as part of the School of Communication + Journalism’s Hearst Distinguished Lecture Series.
Butcher appeared to unveil a months-long exhibit of his work from Cuba that is in the Hubert Library through Feb. 28, 2017.
The Festival of the Trees is a fundraising event coordinated by the Interior Architecture Department and its advisory board. Each year South Florida’s architecture and design community demonstrates its support for quality interior architecture education through their annual participation in the Festival of the Trees event and auction. This holiday extravaganza has raised over $100,000 in funds that benefit Florida International University’s Interior Architecture Department and its talented students.
Each year, Festival of the Trees sponsors underwrite designers who design and build their unique holiday creations and donate them to the event. The “trees” are then displayed and auctioned at the gala opening. The lucky winning bidders take these extraordinary creations and use them for holiday decorations in either their homes or offices.
New Faculty Documentary Examines Rise of Liberty Square
On Nov. 15, Dr. Moses Shumow in the Department of Journalism + Media will premiere a new documentary on the struggles and successes of Liberty Square, a housing project in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood.
“Liberty Square Rising” will premiere at the Liberty City Community Center, 6304 NW 14th Ave at 7:30 p.m. The event is free.
FIU Jewish Music Series: Journey Through Sound with Latin Jazz
The FIU School of Music and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU present Jewish works in collaboration with members of FIU’s Ensemble-in-Residence, the Amernet String Quartet, FIU faculty artists, Florida Grand Opera, and other distinguished concert artists. For this performance, the FIU Latin Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Orta, perform treasures from the Caribbean. This performance runs in conjunction with the Jewish Museum of Florida’s exhibition Jewish Treasures from the Caribbean by Wyatt Gallery.