October 2016 in photos: Halloween, Homecoming, Shula Bowl


Happy Halloween, Panthers! October has been an eventful month for the FIU community between keeping a close eye on Hurricane Matthew, enjoying all the Homecoming festivities and getting ready for Halloween.

As we usher in November, let’s a look back at some of our favorite images from the month captured by photographers Eduardo Merille, Carl-Frederick Francois and Doug Garland.

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Strange things are happening at FIU… Staff members Angie Freire Lopez (left) and Barbie Galvez dress up as characters from Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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Art students Michael Gray (left) and Gianna DiBartolomeo work on a concept for a piece designed for FIU Stadium. Photo by Doug Garland

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Homecoming Week festivities kicked off with the annual Panthermonium concert on Oct. 16 at FIU Stadium. This year, students enjoyed a live show from 2 Chainz (above) and several other talented artists. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois
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Students showed their sprit during the Homecoming Day Parade on Oct. 22 in front of FIU Stadium before the Homecoming Game against Louisiana Tech. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois
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Homecoming Day is also for the kids! Activities included coloring a cartoon version of Roary. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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Those who study together, pass together! October is filled with fun, but it’s also when many students are preparing for their midterm exams and papers. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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Headlining the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum’s Art Basel Season for 2016, Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism is the first-ever museum solo exhibition by Cuban-American fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez. The exhibition will be on view Oct. 16 through Jan. 8 at the Frost. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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Drs. Diana Azzam and Jeff Boyd give us a unique look at their lab during a photo shoot for an upcoming Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine publication. Photo by Doug Garland

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The Shula Bowl trophy returns to FIU after the football team defeated rival Florida Atlantic at FIU Stadium on Oct. 1.

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Game on! A number of students have brought their portable television sets (some more colorful than others) and set up shop in the piano room in the Graham Center, playing video games between classes. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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How’s the view up there? This photo was taken during a concert at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center titled Fanfare & Fantast, conducted by Raffaele Livio Ponti. Photo by Doug Garland

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Cast members from FIU Theatre’s latest production, The Pot, rehearse before their debut of the play on Oct. 20. The play deals with a variety of sensitive topics, including the debate on immigration, love and identity. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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Architecture is art, as this photo of the outside of the Academic Health Center 5 building shows. Photo by Doug Garland

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The Biscayne Bay Campus is even more beautiful when viewed from the air! Click and drag your cursor over the image above for a 360-degree view of BBC. Photo by Doug Garland


To view more of our favorite FIU images, visit our “Month in Photos” series page