Honors College students win FIU non-fiction writing competition

Stephanie Fernandez Feature

By Anamaria Soler, Honors College Intern Professor Elizabeth Hanly is a writer who specializes in creative non-fiction. In fact, she teaches a course called Creative Non-Fiction at the FIU Honors College. According to the course description, the course, “asks students to dig into their own experience, letting the stories that only they know come to them, then finding the best …

Humans of FIU: March 2019

Stephanie Fernandez Feature

The following pieces of writing are from Elizabeth Hanly’s course: Creative Non-Fiction.   SPEED By: Carolina Fajardo   —   As I look down at my pink Casio watch on my wrist, I stumble into the kitchen with my heavy bag on my right shoulder, and see that it’s 9:30 AM. I have to be in my car already and …

Honors College students create water purification startup

Stephanie Fernandez Feature

From FIU News Posted by Claudie-Starah Heriveaux How do you get your water? You probably have a water fountain nearby and the tap at home or even a water bottle in your hands right now. Now, imagine having to walk many miles carrying gallons of water out of sheer necessity? Unfortunately, for some impoverished communities in third world countries, this …

Honors College Panther Mock Trial Team advance in AMTA’s regional tournament

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight, Uncategorized

The FIU Honors College Panther Mock Trial team is bringing home an official regional win from AMTA’s Southeast Regional Competition and two individual Best Attorney Awards! 30 teams competed and only 7 advanced– we were one of those teams. The next round of competition is AMTA’s Opening Round Championship Tournaments hosted by Georgia Tech in Decatur, GA on March 16-17. …

CURFIU 2019

Stephanie Fernandez Feature

  The Conference for Undergraduate Research at FIU is open to ALL undergraduate students at FIU. It is the largest multi-disciplinary research conference at FIU. The conference will feature presentations, posters and workshops by top student and faculty researchers at FIU. The conference will also provide access to potential employee and graduate school recruiters from around the country. CURFIU 2019 …

Humans of FIU: February 2019

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Humans of FIU

The following pieces of writing are from Elizabeth Hanly’s course: Creative Non-Fiction. PART 1 The author of this piece has chosen to remain anonymous. As such, the names in this piece have been changed to protect their privacy. ARMS By: Anonymous — I never seem to remember the details. I don’t remember exactly what happens, I don’t remember what leads …

Honors College and the Education Effect

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75 elementary school students along with parents, teachers, and administrative staff from three different schools across Miami-Dade County will be visiting FIU every month as part of the Junior Scholars Program led by Education Effect. The Honors College is the curricular and co-curricular partner of Education Effect which will coordinate engaging these students with innovation, leadership, and arts & culture …

Recap of Panther Alumni Week 2019

Stephanie Fernandez Feature

By Anamaria Soler, Honors College Intern On February 4-8, 2019, the FIU Alumni Association hosted their 6thannual “Panther Alumni Week” or PAW for short, which is an event that “connects students with alumni through class, presentations, industry panels, and networking events,” according to the Alumni Association website.  This event allows current students and recent graduates to build relationships with the …