November 2017 in photos: Homecoming, Walk on Water, soccer


We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We have a lot to be thankful for here at FIU: a beautiful campus, success on the football and fútbol fields, cool traditions like Walk on Water and so much more.

Now that the Fall semester is winding down, and we’re in the midst of the holiday season, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite moments and images from November, captured by FIU photographers.

May we all be as happy as this child on an inflatable slide. The tiny Panther enjoyed pregame festivities at this year’s Homecoming Game. Photo by Chris Necuze

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These students at the Homecoming Parade put the “International” in Florida International University! Photo by Chris Necuze

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We’re going bowling! After the Panthers won their Homecoming Game against UTSA on Nov. 4 to clinch bowl eligibility, defensive back Brad Muhammad strikes a bowling pose to celebrate. Photo by Samuel Lewis  

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A sculpture of alumnus Paul Michael Felsberg, which is the centerpiece of the university’s new veterans memorial, was unveiled at a special Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11. Felsberg, a former student-athlete, died during a rocket-propelled attack in the second Gulf War in Ramadi, Iraq, on Oct. 13, 2004. Photo by Ben Guzman

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Lesly Abreu uses a pipette to gather a water sample in order to measure the salinity of king tide on the flooded steps of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. She was one of more than 100 citizen scientists deployed by FIU to investigate whether flooding from the most recent king tide – an exceptionally high tide that occurs only a few times a year – was bringing saltwater or freshwater inland to urban areas. Photo by Tim Long

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Cheerleader Angela Bracero executes a back handspring at the North Miami Winternational Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 23. Photo by Vince Rives

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There’s beauty all around us — we just have to take the time to look. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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Work it out! Athletics marketing assistant Maria Roman leads a Slay and Squat class at MMC’s Wellness and Recreation Center. Photo by Vince Rives

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On FIU Thanks Day Nov. 15, the university community gave a roaring “thank you” to all the donors who help make our university Worlds Ahead. Photo by Vince Rives

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That’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Architecture students from FIU and elsewhere used “shoes” they created to attempt to cross the lake behind the Green Library at this year’s Walk on Water. Some were more successful than others! Photo by Kristen Mayoral

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Sweet victory! The men’s soccer team celebrates with more than 1,000 fans gathered at FIU Soccer Stadium. The Panthers defeated the visiting Omaha Mavericks 2-0 in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament. Photo by Maria Roman

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When your team is winning in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, crowd surfing is a must. Photo by Sandeep Varry


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