CARTA Dean's Newsletter | 2017 vol. 5
Dear Colleagues,
This month’s newsletter is filled with the achievements of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and board members. This is also an especially exciting time in CARTA, as on May 3 we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating Class of Spring 2017! 
Deans Message to Class of Spring 2017
On behalf of all our faculty, staff, and alumni, I congratulate you on your graduation and all that you’ve accomplished during your time at the College of Communication, Architecture, + The Arts (CARTA).
In earning your degree, you have grown as individuals, learned through experience, and acquired professional skills that will serve you well. I’m confident your time here in CARTA has been a wise investment in your future and that you are fully prepared to begin this next phase of your life.
In the coming years, I would ask that you not forget your College, your professors, and your fellow and future Panthers. I encourage you to keep us updated on the many achievements you will experience in your careers and personal lives and to give back by supporting our activities, programs, and scholarships.

Congratulations, again, on this important milestone and on your bright future filled with boundless opportunities.

Brian Schriner
FIU CARTA Scholarship - Lawrence Kline
Larwence Kline, Perkins + Will, Principal
FIU CARTA Dean's Leadership & Advisory Board Member
Lawrence Kline, principal of Perkins + Will, is a great example of what it means to be an active member in the South Florida community and FIU CARTA. Lawrence is member of the Dean's Leadership Advisory Board, providing internship and job opportunities to our students, sponsoring our events, and supporting scholarships. Now that you've heard his testimony, please consider making a contribution to help FIU CARTA students.

FIU Miami Urban Future Initiative Led By $1.2 Million Grant From The Knight Foundation

CARTA's mission to drive the information, innovation, and cultural economy of South Florida, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation granted $1.2 million in support of the Miami Urban Future Initiative, a joint project of CARTA and the Creative Class Group at Mana Wynwood. Read more >>

Join FIU CARTA's Ignite Campaign!

Last year, the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts was recognized for our faculty & staff achieving over 50% participation. Our goal this year is to reach 100%.
If you have not done so already you may conveniently choose to divide your gift over time through payroll deduction. Visit today!

FIU CARTA Faculty Participate In Research and Creative Projects 

Our faculty remain busy and productive in the summer as they focus on multiple research initiates. Read more >>

FIU CARTA Board Member, Dr. Connie Silver, Visits FIU SCJ

Dr. Silver visited the SCJ's Writing for Video course where she shared her insight on story telling and the power of philanthropy. Read more about Connie Silver >>

FIU SCJ Is Awarded $100,000 Grant From The Ware Foundation for Eyes on Your Mission Academy (EOYMA)

This 18-month program between SCJ, Two Parrot Productions, and Miami Northwestern Senor High School will enable high school students in Liberty City to produces social engagement videos and user-friendly digital content for non-profits. Read more >>

FIU SCJ Allan Richards Wins Scripps Howard Foundation Teacher Of the Year Award!

Professor Richards will be honored with the Teacher of the Year Award at this year's Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2017 Conference in Chicago. The national competition sought an educator who displayed excellence in their work, such as innovative teaching practices, influence on curriculum, mentoring of students and faculty, and leadership in on-going industry engagement and educational activities. Read more>> 

FIU Opera Theatre Stages Opera Buffa II Matrimonio

Premiering in Vienna in 1792, Domenico Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio segreto (The Secret Marriage) became one of the most popular 18th century comic operas, having allegedly received the longest encore in operatic history. The FIU Opera Theater, consisting of all undergraduates this year, staged the two act opera buffa at the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Mainstage. Read more>>

FIU CARTA Faculty Recognized at Book Authors Event

At the FIU Book Authors Recognition Reception featured the work of Professors
Robert Gutsche, Moses Shumow, and David Dolata were recognized for their recent publications.  Read more >>

FIU Art + Art History at Maker Faire Miami

FIU Art + Art History joined the artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and do-it-yourselfers at the Maker Faire Miami at Miami Dade College displaying their works at the FIU tent. Read more >>

FIU Theatre Students Mario Alonso and Luisa Rodriguez Receive Awards at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C.

Mario Alonso received the national award for Outstanding Scenic Design at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C., for his design for La Nona. Read more>>
Luisa Rodriguez also attended the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival to receive the award for National Stage Management. Read more>>

FIU CARTA Alumnus Leads FIU Winter Guard to Victory

Proud Panther Enrique Perez (’11) led the FIU Winter Guard to victory for the first time in its history, beating out 62 other teams competing for the coveted Gold medal in the Independent Category of the A Class Finals during the 2017 Winter Guard International Championship this April in Dayton, OH. Read more>>

FIU Architecture + FIU Journalism Alumni Build Startup

Before running to class, broadcast journalism alumna Espe Hernandez, (’16) and architecture alumnus Sebastian Gomez, (’16) posed in their favorite ripped jeans and light pastels to post and share. What started off as a small fashion and lifestyle blog has become a major, full-time business working with brands like GQ Magazine, Lacoste and many others with TwoTrends, Inc. Read more >>

FIU Journalism + Media Alumna Releases Album with Cash Cabin Studio

Alumna Ana Cristina Cash ’10 released her new album, “The Tough Love EP,” this month, recorded at the historic Cash Cabin Studio. A Miami native, Cash (née Alvarez) began her singing career at age 6 and grew up performing on Univision’s Spanish-language variety show “Sábado Gigante.” Read more >>

FIU Music Alumnus Appointed Executive Director Of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony

One of the FIU School of Music’s recent graduates, Matthew Sheary, has been appointed as executive director of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony (GMYS). He received both a Bachelor of Music Education ('14) as well as a Master of Science in Music Education ('16), while he studied viola performance under the direction of Michael Klotz. Read more>>.

FIU First Year Landscape Architecture Student Says Thank you as Ramon Arbesu Scholarship Recipient

From: Sophia Neves
I’m a Brazilian-American freshman currently majoring in Landscape Architecture. I’ve always loved drawing as a child and grew an interest in art history and innovative sustainable practices. Around the same time, I became interested in studying architecture and landscape architecture after admiring how several architects have been able to shape someone’s experience of space with a new built environment. Although I have been in Architecture school for one semester, I feel enriched with the new things that I’ve learned.

I am very thankful to the donors for helping me pursue my passion in architecture by helping me with this generous gift. Inspiration and motivation are necessary elements in design, but only possible when we surround ourselves with loving and kind people that we care about and that care for us. I believe this family’s love has helped create many amazing projects that showed the talent of the architect. I hope for all the best for the family donating and would like to thank them again for helping spread warmth into more hearts. You too have an impact on our students. Read more>>

FIU School of Architecture | Support Our National Ranking by Taking Short Survey

The design programs of the College of Communication Architecture + The Arts are gaining national reputations for delivering a preeminent education in the disciplines of architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture. We are very proud that the hard work of our faculty, students, alumni, and friends was recognized last year with both national and regional rankings, placing us among the strongest programs in the nation.
Design Intelligence, the bi-monthly report from the Design Futures Council, tracks the quality of design education on a national scale, and we need your help to ensure that we retain our distinguished spots in the rankings.
First, please take just a few moments to fill out the surveys for Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture.
Second, please forward this information to friends, colleagues, and anyone else whom you think should provide input. The survey will close Friday, May 26.

FIU SCJ Apps, Arts and Issues: APP-lying the Arts to Digital Communication (Portfolio Building)

Make the most of your summer with this cross-disciplinary portfolio building course. Designed to provide an innovative learning experience that will work with a corporation, nonprofit organization or cause-related entity integrating  students from the following areas of study: Computer Science, Communication and Performance Arts. This course will help students build creative work to showcase in their respective portfolios. Learn more >>

FIU Theatre | Become a Playwright

Introduction to play writing classes are offered during fall semesters, through FIU’s theatre department. Students in any major, without any prior experience, can enroll in the course. The only requirement is a desire to write. To search for the classes and register for them, find them under course ID: TPP 4600 and TPP 4601. Read more>>

FIU Department Of Architecture Releases Fall 2016 eFolio | April

The new edition of eFolio highlights Architecture students traveling abroad to engage in other cities and cultures for unique experiences as part of their curriculum. Other news include:
  • Architecture students awarded at the 2016 AIA Miami Design Awards Gala
  • Students defy all odds at the 27th Annual "Walk on Water" event
  • Fall 2016 master project thesis students visited Chicago, IL with Professor Henry Rueda
To read the new Department of Architecture fall 2016 eFolio, click here.

It's time to download CARTA "Inspicio" Featuring Robert Battle | April

Robert Battle became the artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in July 2011, making him only the third person to head the Company since it was founded in 1958. Battle was raised in Liberty City and continues to provide outreach programs in Miami communities. Make sure to subscribe to Inspicio or download the complimentary App to obtain this issue as soon as it is released. 
Register for a complimentary subscription to Inspicio:
If you don't have an iPad or an iPhone, you can still read and watch Inspicio on the website.

Other News & Events:
FIU CARTA & SEAS | Before It's Too Late: VR & Climate Change Event | May 12
FIU THEATRE & FIU SCJ "A Sea Change" | Learn more about the past performance
FIU LLK Center's "Women in Communication: Breaking the Barriers" | See the photos!

FIU Alumni Worlds Ahead Tour - Fort Lauderdale 2017 | See the photos!

WSVN seeks Associate Sports Producer
Applicants should have small market producing skills or medium market associate producing skills, experience working with producers, editors and directors, and a non-linear editing experience as well as field producing skills. To apply, send a resume and cover letter with job number: 2017-021: ASSOCIATE SPORTS PRODUCER PT-03/31/17-MP-JG.
WSVN seeks Writer (Entry-level)
Applicants should have solid broadcast writing skills, be willing to work any hours and want to learn the business from the ground up. Writers are considered for future producer openings; those with a strong interest in producing should apply. To apply, send a resume and cover to with job number: 2017-023: WRITER PT-04/14/17-KI-SK.
Nobox seeks Social Media Manager in Miami
Responsibilities include developing and maintaining a comprehensive social media strategy that defines how social media marking techniques will be applied to increase visibility and traffic across Nobox projects and managing daily content and scheduling for all social channels to his/her clients. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of experience in social media. Applicant must be bilingual (English & Spanish). To apply, click here.
Gresham, Smith and Partners offers Intern Architect position in Coral Gables
Responsibilities include design development, preparation of presentation drawings and specifications, design review, coordination and correlation of construction drawings. Also, candidate helps prepare schematics, design development and construction documents. Qualifications include a bachelor's/master's degree in Architecture and pursuing licensure and demonstrated experience using AutoCAD, REVIT Sketchip and Photoshop software. For more information,
click here.
GiGi's Academy seeks Dance Instructor
The Academy is looking for a dance instructor to teach jazz/hip-hop classes (beginners, intermediate and advanced). Classes are Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. For more information,
click here.
Broward County Public Schools seeks Music Vocal Teacher
Applicants must hold a valid Florida Educator's Certificate or are eligible for a Florida certificate in Music. Qualifications include experience and background in vocal instruction. Deadline to apply is May 22, 2017. For more information,
click here.
Oliver Cole Gallery seeks Art Gallery Intern in Wynwood
College students and college graduates are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest and commitment in contemporary art and art business and should be able to commit to 2/3 days a week and work more hours during openings and art fairs. Responsibilities include assisting with general administrative tasks, assisting with sales outreach and assisting gallery staff in preparing for new exhibitions and art fairs. For more information,
click here
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