Articles by: Gisela Valencia

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 […]

Stick figure drawings can help you understand the world

Stick figure drawings can help you understand the world

When’s the last time you drew something? Aside from doodling on the sides of our notes, most of us haven’t […]

FIU honored as change agent, leader in hurricane preparedness

FIU honored as change agent, leader in hurricane preparedness

  When a hurricane is barreling down on you, it’s too late to prepare. Erik Salna has dedicated his career […]

FIU RESULTS fellows in Washington D.C. during the RESULTS International Conference. The day the photo was taken, the students were meeting with various South Florida representatives and their legislative aides. From left to right: Stephanie Martinez, Jose Sirven, Luc Pierre-Louis, Andrea Toledano, Ameer Cuffe.

Student club to fight poverty

Luc Pierre-Louis has seen poverty up close – and he wants to end it. An international relations and economics major, […]

My summer mission trip to New Orleans

My summer mission trip to New Orleans

This article is part of our Summer Sojourns 2016 series highlighting the summer adventures of FIU students. Earlier this summer, […]

New student academic center now open

New student academic center now open

Last-minute financial aid questions. Transferring college credits. Searching for cool internship and study abroad opportunities. A few months ago, you […]