College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts | Alumni Update | September 1st, 2016
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On behalf of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, congratulations to the Summer 2016 graduating class and welcome to the world-wide network of the FIU alumni family! Join us as we celebrate 10 years since the College's inception. 
Also, please keep us updated on what you are doing and stay connected with your fellow Panthers by clicking here.
 For our records and accreditation purposes, let us know when you secure a job within a year of graduation, get promoted or change your current job. Remember you’re always welcome to come back and visit your alma mater, especially when there are so many events and activities going on. Homecoming is an exciting week of rallies, concerts, parades and football game, which takes place Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. against Louisiana Tech at FIU Stadium. We also have a full schedule of great music and theatre performances this fall. Invite your friends and family!

Go Panthers!
Upcoming Football Games
FIU v. Indiana (Home)
September 1st at 7:30 p.m.
FIU v. Maryland (Home)
September 9th at 7:30 p.m.
FIU v. UMass (Away)
September 17th at 3:30 p.m.
FIU v. UCF (Home)
September 24th at 7:00 p.m.
CARTA Website: Alumni
Arlyne Obregon, '93 | Communication (Advertising)
Vice President of Ad Sales at NBC Universal, Arlyne Obregon, ‘93 leads advertising sales in Latin America with markets in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru and Panama. After more than two decades of experience in the industry, Obregon supervises under Universal’s five regional channels: Universal Channel, Studio Universal, Syfy, E! Entertainment and Telemundo International. To read more, click here.
FOT Kickoff a Success!
Thank you for coming out to our Festival of the Trees Kickoff, a prelude to the 30th Annual Festival of the Trees event coordinated by FIU Interior Architecture and its advisory board. The Kickoff event took place Tuesday, August 9 at the Coral Gables Tap 42 and drew a crowd of more than 100 guests including students, alumni, faculty and local designers. To read more, click here
FIU Art + Art History Department celebrates Olympics with fiber art installation
Waves of green, blue, black, pink and yellow decorate the roof of Miami International Airport's North Terminal thanks to a group of nine talented FIU Art + Art History students and alumni. The installation, entitled Olympic Waves celebrates the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Jainero, Brazil. The opening, which took place on August 4 at Gate D, included Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, airport executives... To read more, click here.

FIU Music Festival 2016
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 5 until October 28! For information about all festival performances, click here


La Nona

by Roberto Cossa
directed by Marina Pareja
September 23 – October 2

Pasta, chorizo, morcilla. La Nona devours it all. Mmm. Panettone, picaditta, popcorn. If Chicho can’t stop his abuela from eating, he’s going to have to get a job. Surely she’ll die soon…but can the family wait that long?

Architecture Professor celebrates opening of first solo exhibition
Join Professor Nick Gelpi as he celebrates the opening of his first solo exhibition at the Miami Beach Urban Studios. The event will take place Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. Click here for more details. For more information on Gelpi and his practice, click here.
Professor Emeritus Clive King offers 2-Day Intuitive Drawing Workshop
Professor Emeritus, Clive King, offers a 2-Day Intuitive Drawing Workshop to students and the general public from Friday, Sept. 2 to Saturday, Sept. 3 at Miami Beach Urban Studios. All work created will be on display in the Main gallery from Sept. 3 – 9. For more on details on Workshop, click here. To learn more on King, click here.

Robert Zuckerman: Wonderism exhibition continues until Sept. 30
The exhibition is presented at Miami Beach Urban Studios at Long Hall Gallery on the 4th Floor. It will continue until Friday, Sept. 30 and is free and open to the public.  Wonderism is a series of color photographs that focuses on capturing the human spirit and experience. For more information on the exhibition, click here. Visitors are welcomed to the Urban Studios from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays or by scheduled appointment.
CU4TRO CAMINOS - Art Exhibition
Miami-Dade College North Campus will be hosting a group exhibition in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month including the work of Carlos Luna and FIU alumni Jefried Lotti, Alvaro Labanino and Miguel Saludes. The show will feature their most ambitious works yet. There will be two openings. One on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. catering to MDC students and one on Friday, Oct. 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., which will be the official public reception. It will take place at the Miami-Dade College North Gallery, Building 5 11380 NW 27th Ave Miami, FL 33167.
Calling all Walk on Water Grads!
Join us at this year is the 27th annual Walk on Water competition where for the first time, there will be two races. One is open to universities and colleges from across the country, and the other is for FIU students. Awards will be granted to the 1st place winner in the open race, and 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the FIU race, as well as anyone who breaks the record of crossing the lake in less than 1 minute and 3 seconds. The event will take place, Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Green Lake followed by a Luncheon & Awards Ceremony at 1p.m. at the Paul L. Cejas Architecture Courtyard and BEA International Gallery. For more information, contact Rebecca Longtemps at or 305-348-6481

Sponsorship opportunities at FOT
The Interior Architecture Department is looking for sponsors for this year’s
30th Annual Festival of the Trees on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Moore Building in the Design District. The gala event and auction attracts nearly 800 members from South Florida’s architecture and design community in support for quality interior architecture education. Visit the site for more information and to view photos from past years. If you or your company is interested in sponsorship, please contact Lisette Boosooboy at or Maria Claverie at or 305-348-1805


Communication for social change and development
Department of Communication Associate Professor and Chair Maria Elena Villar travels to Guna Yala, Panama to build relationships for student opportunities to work on health/environment communication, entrepreneurship, and community development. Dr. Villar first went to Naidup-Digantigi in 1996 as a graduate student in public health at the University of Miami working with her professor Sherri Porcelain... To read more, click here

WSCV looks for a full time Spanish-language news writer
WSCV is looking for a Spanish-language news writer. Responsibilities include checking scripts and banners for accuracy and grammar, writing scripts and storylines including Associate Producer responsibilities by confirming the correct video sources and graphics. This also includes writing breaking news under short deadlines as well as banners or graphics for the stories. Log news and inform producer of available material that can be used in their newscast. Must have one year of experience and a BS. Interested candidates can apply online at  For more information, contact Lilliam Bustos Martinez at
CityLab Latino searches for freelancers
CityLab, a collaboration between Univision Digital and the Atlantic, is looking for freelancers interested in pitching stories for its Spanish-language website. Story ideas include anything that is new and creative that affects Hispanics and the way they live in our cities – health, education, culture, local politics, public and private transportation, tech and innovation, employment, immigration, human rights and general trends in our communities – For more information, contact
Rahenkamp Design Group, Inc. offers entry-level position in Tampa
Rahenkamp Design Group Inc. is looking for applicants who are interested in an entry-level landscape architecture/land planning position. This position will be responsible work in site planning, landscape design, site inspections and research. Other responsibilities include performing some regulatory and site analysis, which may require the use of GIS. Salary will be based upon skills and qualifications of candidate and competitive benefits are offered. If you are interested, please send your resume and a copy of your portfolio to Kelsey Trujeque at In addition, a cover letter should be submitted that details your professional interests. Your full submission should not be greater than 15 MB.
NBC 6 offers Community and Programming Coordinator position
NBC 6 is looking for a Community and Programming Coordinator. Responsibilities include running reports, assembling and distributing programming schedules, preparing weekly Operating Conditions for Encompass and internal distribution and assisting in planning and execution of station sponsored community events. Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience and a one year experience with Excel and word processing. Interested candidates can apply online at
Miami Beach Branding Manager seeks Production Assistant
Djordje Milekic is seeking to hire a student or recent graduate for Production Assistant for the new Miami Beach project called “Rising Above 2067.” Requirements include excellent writing and communication skills, social media and knowledge in photo/video editing. The job is 20 hours per week and is based on an hourly compensation. Interested candidates can email their CV and a statement of interest to Djordje Milekic directly at:

A.B. Design Group looks for an Architectural CAD Technician in Orlando, FL
A.B. Design Group has opened a position for Architectural CAD Technician. Qualifications include architectural experience in Florida, Autodesk CAD experience, and knowledge of Florida Building codes. Interested candidates can email Production Manager Brian Joseph Miles at or (407) 774-6078 Ext. 103.

Universal Orlando offers four job positions in Landscaping

Landscaping – Irrigation Mechanic
Responsibilities include repairing, replacing, and installing irrigation systems in new and existing areas, such as wiring and controller repairs & installation, monitoring and testing operation of irrigation systems and performing adjustments to irrigation system to assure proper operation. Interested candidates can click here for more information.

Horticulture – Arborist
Responsibilities include operating all heavy equipment, being adept in the use of a bucket truck and high reach to prune, move, install and remove trees. Also, climbing trees for proper maintenance and removal, within UO climbing and rigging guidelines and identifying proper tree nutrition and/or deficiencies. Interested candidates can click here for more information.

Landscaping – Groundskeeper
Responsibilities include performing manual weeding tasks, hand watering tasks and mulching and cleaning up tasks. Interested candidates can click here for more information.

Landscaping – Gardner
Responsibilities include creating a flawless landscape environment for guests, trimming and pruning shrub, ground covers, vines, trees and palms with hand-held tools and 2-cycle equipment, manually removing, installing and maintaining plant material in beds and containers and applying fertilizers and soil amendments with mechanical spreaders. Interested candidates can click here for more information.

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