5 things to know for Monday

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Giuliana and Bill Rancic come to FIU

Giuliana and Bill Rancic share their struggle toward parenthood on Oct. 30 in the GC Ballrooms from 6-9 p.m.

1. Safety first
With all the driving we do in Miami, staying safe behind the wheel is a priority. Capsapalooza will share information about the risks of driving under the influence and will include guest speakers, food and giveaways on both campuses beginning Monday, Oct. 29. See the full schedule of events.

2. Happy Howl-oween
The first jack o’ lanterns were carved out of turnips, a tradition started in Ireland. Pumpkins did not become the medium of choice until the seasonal craft came to the United States – they are considered easier to carve.

3. Drawing opinions
Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jim Morin visits FIU to discuss the art of mixing political commentary with illustration through satire. This Honors College-sponsored lecture will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m. in SIPA 125 (MMC) and is open to all students.

4. A tragedy of iconic proportions
FIU Theatre’s new adaptation of the Euripides classic Medea opens Friday, Nov. 2 at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center (MMC). Based on the ancient myth of Jason and Medea, the plot is thick with revenge, obsession, love and betrayal. Tickets start at $10 and are available at Livethearts.com or by calling 305-348-0496.

5. Game, set match
The tennis team closes their fall schedule next weekend (Nov. 2-4) at the FIU tennis courts. Cheer on the ladies as they welcome on Air Force, Ball State, Youngtown and Barry to their home court.