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5 things to know for Monday


Things to Know is your weekly guide to keep you informed and in the know. Just read it and go!

1. The Latino voter in the 2012 presidential election
FIU professors will be sounding off on the new FIU/Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald poll on Monday at 10 a.m. in the MARC Pavilion (MMC). Can’t make it to campus or have a question for the panelists? Stream the discussion on Facebook or Ustream, or participate via Twitter using #FIULatVote.

2. She’s down
In this year’s Common Reading selection I’m Down, writer Mishna Wolff shares poignant and funny memories of growing up white in a black community. She stops by this week for a presentation and book signing – catch her at the WUC Ballroom on Tuesday at 2 p.m. (just one of the BBC Diversity Day events) and at the GC Ballroom (MMC) on Wednesday at noon.

3. Art appreciation
Bring the family to the Frost on Saturday, Oct. 20, for an afternoon celebrating world cultures. The free event features art, games, music, dancing, drawings and food. If you’re more musically inclined, check out the School of Music’s first department recital of the year on Thursday in the Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, featuring premier students from each area within the school.

4. It’s only rock ‘n’ roll but we like it
Hear from SJMC’s Allan Richards about his career as a music journalist in this week’s Times Roundtable on Tuesday at BBC. The free event, which starts at 12:30 p.m., will also discuss choosing a specialty in your field and include a complimentary lunch.

5. Get your learning on
Did you know that the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services offers free academic tutoring in math, science and other subjects? Stop by the Assistance for Academic Achievement Tutorial Offices on MMC (GC 267) or BBC (WUC 253) to register.