College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts | Alumni Update | October 28th, 2016
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What a fantastic time to be an FIU CARTA alumni!

We want to thank everyone for joining us during this eventful month where we celebrated the sold out FIU Music Festival and reconnected at FIU Homecoming.

You helped us commemorate two decades of creating and performing music thanks to the support of Dr. Herbert & Nicole Wertheim and their generous contribution to our beautiful Performing Arts Center. The Music Festival could not have been a success without the participation of guest artists, students, faculty and staff and of course, our alumni.

FIU Homecoming is a chance for alumni to reconnect with their Alma Mater, and we thank you for coming out to support our football team at the Roar Lounge. For pictures of the event, please click here. This year, your FIU CARTA office won the Homecoming Spirit Decorating Competition!
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Eyder Peralta, '03 | Journalism

Eyder Peralta is no stranger to covering big news, and now he prepares to face his greatest challenge yet half way across the world.

Peralta, who graduated from FIU with a bachelor’s in communications (journalism) in 2003, was recently announced NPR’s East Africa Correspondent effective Jan. 2017. To read more, click here.

In this season of gratitude and giving, please consider an end-of-year gift to help a student in need. We are grateful for the generosity of our supporters. Our Board Chair Rick Tonkinson embodies this spirit of generosity, giving his time as a volunteer and contributing to student scholarships. In fact, he has never said “no” when we have asked for his support! Please click the video below to hear his testimony.
Now that you've heard Mr. Tonkinson's testimony, join us by making a contribution today to help FIU CARTA students. 

If you have any questions about your contribution, please contact Maria Claverie at 305-348-1805.
Chair of the Dean's Advisory Board and wife receive Philanthropy Award

Rick Tonkinson, founder and President of Tonkinson Financial and Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board and his wife Margarita were honored by the Coral Gables Community Foundation with the Philanthropy Award at its 25th Anniversary Gala, “A Passage to India.” Please click here to see a video.
FIU Music alumnus and middle school jazz band nationally recognized

FIU Music alumnus and Director of Bands at Glades Middle School Erich Rivero, ’96 and his jazz band were recently recognized as one of the top middle school jazz bands in the country by The Foundation for Music Education. Click here for more information.
FIU Music alumnus recognized for his new program at SFCPA

Founder and director at the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts and Music alumnus Brandon Cruz, ’00 was mentioned in The Miami Herald with the debut of his new RhythmFUN program. To read the story,
click here.

Miami New Times recognizes new Villain Theater and co-founder and FIU grad Peter Mir, ‘12

Co-founder of Villain Theater and FIU alumnus Peter Mir, ’12 has been recognized in the Miami New Times for bringing the “Best New Theater” in its Best of Miami 2016 issue. It says the theater surpasses “what most comedy clubs in our city can offer in both quality and quantity.” To read the story, click here.
Communication Arts internship program continues to expand

Students enrolled in the Communication Arts Internship Program (CAIP) came together at FIU to share their different internship opportunities for the fall semester. Students enrolled in the program participate in a number of internships from a variety of fields, which include agencies, television, cultural institutions and government agencies. To read more, click here.

Department of Journalism + Media lead in Sea Level Solution Day

Dozens of students and faculty from the Department of Journalism + Media helped to organize and work the Sea Level Solution Center’s Sea Level Solution Day in Miami-Dade County on Oct. 16. Using the School of Communication + Journalism’s Sea Level Rise Toolkit  to collect and analyze flooding during that weekend’s King Tides , students and citizens gathered... To read more, click here.

Main Gallery Exhibition: "Fiberish"

Curated by Pip Brant and Brigitte Krieger
September 16 - November 10
Miami Beach Urban Studios

"Fiberish" is an exhibition of 13 artists from Europe and the U.S. who work non-traditionally with the fiber media. It is free and open to the public. For more information,
click here.
Walk on Water

Come and celebrate 27 years of Walk on Water Thursday, Nov. 10! This year, we are hosting several events ending with a Happy Hour at the M.I.A. Beer Company. At Walk on Water, FIU 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. 

Don't forget to RSVP!

WOW Reception RSVP:
FIU 30th Annual Festival of the Trees

By FIU Interior Architecture Department
November 17 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 
Miami Design District Moore Building

Each year, the design community supports FIU's Interior Architecture Department (ranked #9 in the nation) at FOT. The trees are conceived and created by leading designers and design firms, and auctioned at the event. Each tree is underwritten by generous sponsors. 

Click here to purchase your tickets! 
Lecture by Stereotank [Marcelo Ertorteguy & Sara Valente]

November 15 from 2-3:30 p.m.
Paul L. Cejas Architecture School of Architecture Building Room 135

Stereotank is a design studio founded by Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente, dedicated to the research and exploration of the common grounds between architecture, art and sound. 

A Mid (winter) Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare
directed by Wayne E. Robinson, Jr.
November 11 - November 20

For more information, click here
FIU Music Series: FIU Jazzists & Argentinian Vocal Artist Roxana Amed

November 2 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Career Development Webinar: Wills, Walls and Wells
Develop a practical framework and discover sample tools for clarifying your will, working through walls and developing/tapping the well of resources to support your progress.

Date: November 1 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. 
To RSVP, click here
Office of Public Affairs and Marketing for the City of Deerfield, FL seeks Marketing Coordinator
Responsibilities include managing the execution of marketing and communications projects. This individual supports the Public Affairs and Marketing Director with all media relations and other Public Affairs duties. Qualifications include a minimum of bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism or a closely related field and 2 years’ internship or work experience. Salary: $22.0769 - $34.2192 per hour. Apply to Human Resources, 150 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Office of Public Affair and Marketing for the City of Deerfield seeks Multi-Media Production Specialist
Responsibilities include looking over pre-production, production and post-production work for various events (live and recorded), interviews, webcast programs and all other aspects of traditional and digital media functions. Qualifications include a minimum of bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing or a closely related field and 2 years’ internship or work experience. Also, experience with Adobe Suite, all social media platforms and Final Cut Pro is preferred. Salary: $48, 767 - $75,589 annually. Apply to Human Resources, 150 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Seeks Associate II, Architectural Design & 3D Systems
Responsibilities include management of architectural coordination and building of extensive 3D simulation experiences, and also ensures efficient functionality of all CAD systems and design-related software within the network. Qualifications include an architecture degree or equivalent, a minimum of 4 years of architectural design industry experience and strong knowledge of general 3D software. For more information, click here.
Starbucks seeks Senior Design Manager in Miami, FL
Responsibilities include producing store designs that uphold the Starbucks Customer experience meeting cost, schedule and operational requirements and models and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles. Qualifications include 5 years of management in a national company, managing outside architectural, MEP and other design consultants and demonstrates 3D visualization ability. For more information, click here.
NBCUniversal Media, LLC seeks Digital Research Analyst for Telemundo Stations in Miramar, FL
Responsibilities include supporting the digital team throughout Telemundo Stations Organization and reporting to the TLMD Digital Management with support to Manager of Digital Research. The analyst will leverage multiple reporting tools to communicate and help optimize the performance of the Local Media division’s digital properties. Qualifications include a minimum of 2 years in the media research field and advanced knowledge of Adobe Analytics and comScore. For more information, click here.
Entertainment & Media Search firm seeks Motion Graphic Design & Animation professionals (one Designer and one Director level)
Responsibilities include developing television and digital promo campaigns for national, high-end broadcast and cable clients. The individual will take on network rebrands, integrations and image campaigns and generate their own winning design concepts seeing them through completion. Qualifications include a minimum of 5 years of experience in producing creative projects for network branding, promotion and advertising animation. Strong knowledge of After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop, for example, is preferred. For more information, click here.
NBC 6 seeks Multi-Media Journalist, Weekend Sports (WTVJ) in Miramar, FL
Responsibilities include reporting sports, gathering information, shooting, writing and editing newsworthy events, such as breaking/sports news, general news, sports and feature stories relevant to the Miami community. Qualifications include a minimum of 2 years of experience working in top 50 market television stations as a Sports Reporter or MMJ and a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in journalism, broadcasting and/or communications. Interested candidates can apply online at
360Strat seeks Creative Copywriter in Doral, FL
Responsibilities include producing copy for creative projects, including but not limited to: social media content calendars, digital marketing (email campaigns, newsletters, blog posts, etc.), press releases, websites, brochures and advertising campaigns. Qualifications include speaking both Spanish & English, 2 – 3 years of experience in producing creative and engaging content across multiple platforms and a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communication or marketing. To apply, contact 
360Strat seeks Account Executive in Doral, FL
Responsibilities include acting as a liaison between the clients and the agency. In this role, it will be up to the Account Executive to meet client demands and expectations while ensuring the internal teams are prepared to execute accordingly. Qualifications include proficiency of the latest advertising and marketing trends and able to speak both Spanish and English. To apply, contact
360Strat seeks Social Media Community Manager in Doral, FL
Responsibilities include managing clients’ social media profiles and presence, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and potentially additional channels and creating content strategy containing shareable content appropriate for specific networks to both spread its brand and its content and links. Qualifications include being active and well-rounded with a command of each network and proficiency in each media platforms’ followers by lifecycle stage and engage accordingly. To apply, contact
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