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5 Tips for Creative Writing

Ana Soler Feature, Uncategorized

Every year, FIU’s Creative Writing Program hosts the Student Literary Awards – a writing contest where students of all majors can submit works from three genres: fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. This year, students can compete for a $400 prize in each category. To help prospective writers interested in submitting work before the February 5 deadline, Honors College student, and …

Fall 2020 Graduation

Emily Rivero Feature, Uncategorized

What does it take to pull off a graduation ceremony in 2020? Last week, our faculty and staff came together to celebrate over 200 Honors College students with a truly special Honors graduation experience.   We held a “Graduation drive-thru” at Florida International University’s MMC campus. Assistant Honors Dean Pete Markowitz dressed for the occasion while he and the Honors staff gave students their …

Honors Students Win New Laptops to Excel in Remote Learning

Emily Rivero Feature, Scholarships, Uncategorized

This month, five Honors students stopped by FIU MMC to pick up their brand new Apple MacBook Pros and Window Surface Laptop 3s computers. These devices, courtesy of the Tony Menendez Computer Scholarship, are for the students to keep during their undergraduate studies and after. With most Fall courses currently taking place online and many courses continuing in hybrid and …

Honors Class Cleans Up Masks and More at Deering Estate

Honors Admin Feature, Humans of FIU, Nature and Environment, Spotlight, Uncategorized

Written by: Brittany Torres Rivera On October 14, 2020, students enrolled in Professors John Bailly’s Miami in Miami course were able to conducte a cleanup at the Deering Estate, a staple activity in the seminar, for the first time in seven months. Among the usual marine debris, they found something new clogging the waterways of the island: masks. Teaching assistant Nicole Patrick …