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. Take the day off
In observance of Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11), FIU will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12. The holiday is timed to coincide with the signing of the Armistice that ended the major hostilities of World War I in 1918.

2. Get out of town
Round out your college experience by studying abroad. Get more info during International Education Week, taking place Nov. 13-16. See the full schedule of events at MMC and BBC online.

3. Set your goals high
Getting a Ph.D. in business may sound intimidating, but Professor Antoinette Smith can help demystify the process. Undergraduate students are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. in CBC 240 (MMC).

4. Soak up inspiration
The inaugural TEDxFIU is finally here! The event sold out quickly, but if you weren’t able to grab a ticket, a livestream will be available online at tedxfiu.com on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 5:30.

5. Start a new season
Your FIU women’s basketball team opens their season at home against North Florida this Sunday, Nov. 11. The men’s basketball team’s first game will be at Boston College on Nov. 11 (catch it on ESPN3); they host Stephen F. Austin of Texas in their home opener on Saturday, Nov. 17.