Articles by: Gisela Valencia

Alumna brings health and wellness to Special Olympics Florida

Alumna brings health and wellness to Special Olympics Florida

What began as volunteer experience at Special Olympics Florida Healthy Community almost a year ago, quickly turned into a part-time job […]

Daniel Horton (second from the right) with fellow HYPE award recipients; Horton with President Mark B. Rosenberg.

Law graduate earns HYPE Award, re-writes his story

In 2011, Daniel Horton ’15 packed his bags, tied his mattress to the roof of his pick-up truck and moved […]

From left to right: Florida Atlantic University student Baruch Hen, FIU student 
Jose Morgan, MangoHacks mentor and University of Florida student Jacob Jenkins (UF), and FIU student Lukas Borges discussing during MangoHakcs

Student innovators work to solve problems at hackathon

Sleeping bags and pillows were strewn around classrooms in PG 6 Tech Station while a few students took a quick […]

Communication Arts Major Dominique Ehrl is currently in her second semester as an intern at NBCUniversal

Student finds calling while interning at NBCUniversal

Living in Manhattan, working full-time at NBCUniversal and getting to read and watch TV show pilots before everyone else are […]

Students network with Boeing professionals

Students network with Boeing professionals

After joining the Aerospace Engineering Club, mechanical engineering major Jorge Cisternas realized he wanted a job in the aerospace industry. And recently, Cisternas, now […]

Miami International GuitART festival kicks  off Feb. 24

Miami International GuitART festival kicks off Feb. 24

Get ready to experience a celebration of guitar culture, jam-packed with guitar concerts, lectures and a showcase of finely crafted guitars at […]

French Consulate Philippe Létrilliart (left) present World War II Veteran Julian Wohlfeld with the Legion of Honor medal

WWII veterans receive Legion of Honor, impact students

  Journalism icon Tom Brokaw has called them the Greatest Generation that ever lived. Some were 18 or 20, others 22, […]

Show your Panther pride on FIU Day Feb. 17

Show your Panther pride on FIU Day Feb. 17

For the 13th annual FIU Day Feb. 17, dozens of FIU community members – students, alumni, faculty, administrators and Board of […]

Remembering the generosity, commitment of Ted Spak

Remembering the generosity, commitment of Ted Spak

For Theodore “Ted” Spak, director emeritus of FIU Foundation Board, what began as being one of the first donors in […]

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Chef competition, brew festival helps FIU United Way exceed campaign goal

Chef competition, brew festival helps FIU United Way exceed campaign goal

Elias Bardawil, Director of Wellness and Recreation Center at Biscayne Bay Campus, felt ready to face the inaugural FIU Master Chef […]

A highlight of the exhibit: five playable kiosks

‘Art of Video Games’ on exhibit now at the Frost Art Museum

You’re playing one of your all-time favorite video games: Pac-Man. Red and green lights reflect off your screen. You can […]

Luis Avila (left) works with Math Department tutor David Lardizabal (right) at the CfAS.

How to prepare for success this semester

It’s a new year, a new semester and a new opportunity to hit the books and pass your classes with […]

Visit Shakespeare’s London at FIU’s new virtual reality facility

Visit Shakespeare’s London at FIU’s new virtual reality facility

It’s 1598, and you’re on your way to the Globe Theater to watch one of Shakespeare’s plays. You walk along the dirt […]

FIU competition shines light on middle school innovators

FIU competition shines light on middle school innovators

Middle school students with posters and pointers in hand smoothed their blazers and business casual clothes and faced the do-or-die […]

Wellness website, new campus hub for healthy tips

Wellness website, new campus hub for healthy tips

A few months ago, FIU’s Worksite Wellness Program was in its infancy. Now, officially called P.A.W.S, short for Panthers Active Wellness Services, […]