February 2019 in photos: SOBEWFF®, President Trump and a new, furry police officer


February was a busy month for FIU. The annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival finally arrived, and thousands of Chaplin School students volunteered at more than 100 Festival events. President Trump also visited campus to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Here are some of our favorite moments from February, as captured by FIU photographers Margi Rentis, Vince Rives, Chris Necuze, Carl-Frederick Francois and Eduardo Merille.

Students relax beneath the shade of a royal poinciana. Photo by Eduardo Merille.

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Anthony Jones and Anna Rubiano share a love for one another and for FIU. Photo by Margi Rentis. #RepFIU

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The first lady of Florida, Casey DeSantis, shares a laugh with President Mark B. Rosenberg during a visit to campus. Photo by Vince Rives.

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Nearly 1,500 people gathered inside Ocean Bank Convocation Center to hear President Donald J. Trump deliver a message about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Photo by Chris Necuze.

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Can you tell where this is at MMC? Photo by Eduardo Merille.

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Student David Paez works with the chefs of PLANTA South Beach to prepare french fries and vegan burgers for SOBEWFF®’s Burger Bash. Photo by Margi Rentis.

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The 2019 SOBEWFF® concluded with Bacardi’s Beach Carnival, a night of food, drinks and classic games on South Beach. Photo by Margi Rentis.

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While students basked in Miami’s winter climate, so too did the iguanas. Photo by Margi Rentis.

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Eight officers and one K-9 were sworn in to the FIU police department this month. Bandit is a bomb-sniffing German Shepherd. Photo by Margi Rentis.

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