Election Week 2018

Stephanie Fernandez Feature

Election Week is in full swing at the Honors College and we have a fun-filled week with events that are meant to make sure you’re ready to vote with Honors on Friday, November 2nd. All of our Election Week events are open to ALL students! You don’t have to be in Honors to attend; so bring your friends, family, ANYONE …

Why vote? A look at the amendments with Professor Pedrero

Stephanie Fernandez Feature

By Tony Pedrero, Honors College Professor On Tuesday, November 6th, Floridians will be voting on an unprecedented twelve amendments to the Florida Constitution. These initiatives, if passed, will personally impact each of you for the foreseeable future – the process for amending the constitution is long and full of hurdles. Amendments, like other bills, are often worded in confusing and …

19th Convocation of the Honors College

Stephanie Fernandez Feature

Every year the Honors College inducts its newest students with a pinning ceremony during Convocation, which is filled with performances and entertainment ranging from FIU Athletics to our very own HEARTbeats. As we welcomed well close to 1,000 students into the Honors College this year, we celebrated with two Convocations: Freshman on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 and Transfers on Friday, …

My Internship with Amazon

Starah Heriveaux Feature, Spotlight

While most students were completely focused on schoolwork from the months of February to July 2018, Kerlin Michel was interning at Amazon as a software engineer. Kerlin took a leap of faith and applied through the Amazon website, scored an interview and wowed the company enough to land an internship. As his major is computer science with a math minor, …

Meet Juan Carlos Espinosa, Dean of the Honors College

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight

You’ve seen him at orientation and events or while visiting the Honors College. No matter when or where, he’s always there to greet you and talk to you: meet your Dean Juan Carlos Espinosa. “For me, my main role is to help build FIU by building the Honors College. Since we’re integrated because our students are shared, we support the …

FIU among top 100 public universities in U.S. News and World Report rankings

Stephanie Fernandez Feature

For the first time in its history, FIU is ranked as one of the top 100 public universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking represents a 22 spot improvement among public universities. Read more here: https://news.fiu.edu/2018/09/fiu-among-top-100-public-universities-in-u-s-news-and-world-report-rankings/126049

My time as “teacher” in Cambodia

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight

“And in the silence of that final bus ride away from school, you might have heard the small sound of my heart breaking, but this was only to make room for the new people that had entered my life.” -Rebecca Dupuis Check out this amazing article by Honors College student Rebecca Dupuis and her experience in Cambodia while studying abroad …

Road to FIU ’22: Outstanding Honors College Freshman

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight

As the 2018 Fall semester unfolds, FIU News has been highlighting outstanding members of the incoming Freshman Class of 2022 and we’re sharing those students who are not only part of the best class in FIU history, but also entering the Honors College. Read more about these standout members of the Class of 2022:   Meet Gisell Rodriguez, valedictorian at …

Welcome to Fall 2018!

Stephanie Fernandez Feature

Welcome to the 2018-2019 academic year! As the Fall semester unfolds, here are a few important things to remember: For a calendar of Honors College events and activities, refer to your myhonors.fiu.edu portal. *For new students, you will be granted access after the add/drop period which is Monday, August 27, 2018. Organize yourself so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Prioritize your …

Anna Tuttle: My study abroad experience in Italy

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight, Summer

As part of FIU News’ Summer Sojourns 2018 series, which highlights the adventures of FIU students, Junior Anna Tuttle shares her experience on Honors College study abroad program to Italy. “My study abroad experience was life-changing because I will never think of the world the same way again. Instead of studying history, we were living it.” Read more: https://news.fiu.edu/2018/08/the-world-is-my-classroom-study-abroad-to-italy/125359