College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts | Alumni Update | January 30th, 2017
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We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is looking forward to another exciting year!
As Valentine’s Day draws, we invite you to count your alma mater among your loved ones and share your heart by making a gift 
today. We have a number of exciting projects in store, and your contribution will allow us to further our mission of creating, innovating and inspiring in our classrooms and in the community. Support the next generation of Worlds Ahead graduates and give a Valentine this year that is truly special. 
We also thank all the raffle participants who supported our CARTA 2017 End-of-Year Campaign. You helped us raise nearly $3,000 for scholarships, inspiring our students to continue in their pursuit of higher education. A sincere gratitude to our sponsors The Biltmore Miami-Coral Gables; Panorama Travel; Exhale Miami; The Ritz-Carlton South Beach and Verde at PAMM for their fabulous support! 
CARTA Website
Keba Williams, '11 | Music

Miami local artists are often overshadowed by the flashy parts of the city, but FIU alumna Keba Williams is transforming this idea with Labrat Music.

Williams, who graduated with a double degree in music and chemistry in 2011, opened the sound design and music production studio in 2014 with sound engineer Erick Nuñez.

Located in North Miami, it is a place where independent local artists find sanctuary in their pursuit of music.

“I know what it’s like to really have a dream you want to realize, but you’re not sure where to start or who to trust to steer you in the right direction or to support your vision,” Williams said.

To read more, 
click here.
Now that you've heard Maria Gabriela'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.
LAST CALL: Register Now for Panther Alumni Week (February 6-10)!
You're invited to Panther Alumni Week from Feb. 6 - 10 at FIU's Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Biscayne Bay Campus and the Engineering Center. PAW is FIU's fourth annual alumni week of service during which alumni participate as guest speakers to inspire our students and share career advice. Get involved and 
register today!

Get social and help spread the PAW word to your fellow alumni and friends using our hashtags, #FIUalumni and #PantherAlumniWeek.
Art & Art History alumna hosts lecture & exhibition at PAW 2017
Alumna Cristina Molina, ’09 is an award-winning visual artist who creates video installations that include still imagery and sculptural forms. With a background in the study of psychology, and an interest in human relationships, Molina’s non-linear, hypnotic narrative highlight interpersonal dynamics between family members, lovers and friends. Click here to register!
Architecture alumnus receives Distinguished Alumni Award at 16th annual Torch Awards Gala
Alumnus, Oscar E. Cordova ’85, will be honored at FIU’s sixteenth annual Torch Awards Gala on April 1 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. The Torch Award is the highest honor bestowed upon alumni and faculty by the FIU Alumni Association... To read more, 
click here.
Little Shop of Horrors
by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken
directed by Phillip Church
Jan. 27 – Feb. 5
For more information, 
click here.
FIU Music Series: New Music Miami ISCM Festival 2017: Alumni Composers Concert featuring NODUS Ensemble & Amernet String Quartet
Feb. 9 from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. 
Miami Beach Urban Studios
For more information, click here.
Journalism and Mass Communications alumna releases debut novel
Writer and alumna Aimee Juarez, ’02 recently had published her debut novel, The Sitting Room, the first book in her Society of Psychical Studies series. The novel is about Doctor David Gosfield who returns to his native London to teach psychology and psychiatrics at Johns College when he meets and falls in love with Adele Ledford, a beautiful, young lady who possesses the gift of second sight. To read more about Aimee and The Sitting Room
click here.
Alumna hosts Feb. 9 - March 18 NYC exhibit
Cuban-American visual artist Maria Elena González, '80 will be exhibiting at the Hirschl & Adler Modern Gallery with an opening reception Thursday, Feb. 9. As part of her "Tree Talk" series, González creates new work in wood and in porcelain that functions as both sculpture and musical instrumental - addressing the inherent sound of the materials and sound as a material for sculpture. To read more, 
click here.
MBUS LEADS selects new members
The MBUS Leadership Engagement and Development Students program welcomed a new student this year to work with Deborah Briggs, vice president for marketing, philanthropy and programs at The Betsy South Beach hotel. Jaury “Jay” Jean-Enard who graduated with a master’s degree in Global Strategic Communication in 2016, was selected... To read more, 
click here.
Sign up for the 2017 Knight Arts Challenge
Send the best of idea for the arts in your city and have a chance to win grants! The challenge will be accepting submissions March 29-April 28. Any person or group can apply, whether an individual, non-profit, for-profit, university, municipality or artist collective. To read more about the 2017 Knight Arts Challenge, 
click here.
Florida Turf & Landscape Horticulture, Inc. seeks Registered Landscape Architect
Responsibilities include site visits and reporting requirements of commercial and municipal landscape installations. The average compensation amount per signed and sealed report is $150.00 - $300.00. Interested candidates must contact Henry Perdomo at 305-467-0885 or 305-625-8873.
The Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) and the Department of Landscape Architecture (UKLA) seek landscape architect
The CEDIK and the UKLA seek an Extension Specialist in a three-year grant-funded position. Responsibilities include working closely with members of CEDIK team including faculty and staff in Landscape Architecture, Community and Leadership Development and Agricultural Economics. Also, working directly with communities on design and planning projects and building awareness of the capacity of design to improve public life. To apply, 
click here.
Consulate General Miami seeks Senior Secretary/Administrative Assistant (Junior Officer Communication and Organization)
Responsibilities include contributing to the planning and implementing of the communication/social media outreach of the Consulate General, keeping the social media channels updated and creating content for the Twitter account and contributing to Public Diplomacy and Holland Branding activities. Working proficiency in the Dutch language is an asset. For more information, contact the deputy Head of the Mission, Willemijn Kallenberg or +17868660483.
The NASA Animation Fellowship invites artists to work in the field of motion graphic and science animation
Responsibilities include working with a team of animators, data visualizers, video producers, and science writers as you produce animations for some of NASA’s most exciting science missions such as the Hubble's discovery of spinning black holes, the inner workings of the hurricane heat engine, rivers of plasma racing beneath the surface of the Sun, an audacious new concept to sample the atmosphere of Venus, and extra solar planets made of clouds rubies and sapphires.
Deadline: 2/19 Starting date: May-June 2017 To apply, 
click here
NBC 6 seeks a WTVJ Producer (AM)
Responsibilities include coordinating and organizing all elements involved in the creative and fast paced morning newscast and formatting news broadcast and related cut-ins. Other responsibilities include contributing story ideas, creating graphics, assigning and editing Newscopy, and producing other newscasts & specials as needed. Requirements include 2 years-experience working at a top 40 market television station as a producer or associate producer and a BA or equivalent. Applicants must be 18 years or older, able to work a flexible schedule/shifts, and be willing to work at a station in Miramar location. To apply, 
click here.
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