Articles by: Gisela Valencia

Invest in people this year: Become a mentor

Invest in people this year: Become a mentor

Lose weight and save money are often at the top of our New Year’s resolutions. While investing in your health and budget […]

Updated app keeps you connected to FIU like never before

Updated app keeps you connected to FIU like never before

The latest version of the FIU app, now available for download, connects you faster and more conveniently to FIU than ever before. […]

FIU's Wall of Wind

FIU featured by UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

FIU is a leading voice on hurricane preparedness. Two recent examples of FIU’s impact: Associate Director of FIU’s Extreme Events […]

Going green with new solar tables near Graham Center

Going green with new solar tables near Graham Center

Walk past the Graham Center building’s entrance near Primera Casa, and you’ll see a new eco-friendly feature ready to use: […]

ShopFIU vendors give back through student scholarships

ShopFIU vendors give back through student scholarships

  Junior finance major Stephanie H. Espinosa’s goal is to be the first in her family to graduate college, and […]

Walk on Water now a statewide event

Walk on Water now a statewide event

Earlier today architecture students climbed into their “shoes” and prepared to defy the limits of expectations by walking on water. Poised […]

Narciso Rodriguez exhibit expands definition of art

Narciso Rodriguez exhibit expands definition of art

Sleek black and white garments, sunburst orange-colored coats and bags inspired by sculptures. You’re strolling through a display of designer […]

The art of faculty mentoring: Student-professor relationships benefit both parties

The art of faculty mentoring: Student-professor relationships benefit both parties

As an undergraduate, Shonda Witherspoon ’16 co-published an article in a scientific journal. Her identical twin Shalisha ’16 led the […]

Alumni sharing life lessons

Alumni sharing life lessons

Successful graduates counsel students on achieving goals and attaining dreams. WANTED: A professional with demonstrated success in his or her […]

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LGBT mentorship program a refuge, springboard for students

LGBT mentorship program a refuge, springboard for students

When Jaylon Hadley ’16 transferred to FIU, he had one goal in mind: graduate as soon as possible. Having taken […]

One special mentorship the foundation of education

One special mentorship the foundation of education

Yolanda Suarez’s hands shook as she neared the stage. She was determined to become a leader for a national student-run […]

Helping students conquer the temptation to cheat

Helping students conquer the temptation to cheat

Cheating often works its way onto college campuses, and becomes a threat to the spirit and the purpose of higher […]

FIU Theatre produces play highlighting immigration

FIU Theatre produces play highlighting immigration

A love story. A Thanksgiving dinner. A 20-page midterm paper. And two undocumented immigrants. So begins “The Pot” – a play […]

Non-music majors make music at FIU, perform at festival

Non-music majors make music at FIU, perform at festival

Meghan Gonzalez fell in love with the violin when she was just eight years old. Since her early childhood days […]

Music festival to celebrate 20th anniversary of performing arts center

Music festival to celebrate 20th anniversary of performing arts center

Alumnus and internationally known Latin jazz sensation Tony Succar will take the stage along with international artist Jon Secada for a night of […]