HEARTS Clubs and Activities


HEARTS (A cappella group)

A cappella groups sing without musical accompaniment only relying on the tones of the human voice. HEARTbeats brings together students who sing, who beatbox, who rap, and more. It is currently led by Gladys Levy, the Musical Director. From the most popular of pop music to classic World War I tunes to lift the spirits of the downtrodden, if it can be sung HEARTbeats will make a showstopping performance of it.

For more information on HEARTbeats please contact Luli Szeinblum by email at luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu or Faculty Director Janet McDaniel at jmcdanie@fiu.edu.

Contact heartbeats.fiuhonors@gmail.com for more information.


HEARTS Art Club

Founded in Fall 2015 by Cynthia Piorno and her mentor, Professor Gretchen Sharnagl, the HEARTS Art Club gives students the opportunity to create art through a variety of mediums. It is currently led by President Raquel C. Batista. Lounge with us in the Frost Art Museum’s MakerSPACE as we listen to music, express ourselves freely, and do what we do best: make art!

For club and meeting details, visit our Instagram @hearts_artclub or contact us via email at heartsartclub@gmail.com.

The HEARTS Art Club is open to all Honors College students. (No previous experience is required.)

For more information, please refer to MyHonors or contact Luli Szeinblum via email at luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu.


HEARTS Book Club

Students are always reading but how many really read for pleasure? The HEARTS Book Club is a student led group dedicated to the consumption and discussion of the great literary works of the past and modernity under the student leadership of Julia Abreu and faculty mentorship of Professor Mary Lou Pfeiffer. This club meets on some Wednesdays of every month to discuss a previously determined book. Any Honors student who has read the book of the month is welcome to attend the meeting.

For further information please refer to MyHonors or contact Luli Szeinblum by email at luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu.


HEARTS Connecting Culture Club

Connecting Cultures is about embracing diversity. We examine global issues through multicultural perspectives and challenge club members to think outside of their views. In our meetings, we talk about inequality, racism, sexuality, gender, and more. We realize that the world is rich in experience, perceptions, and thought, so we meet to investigate these differences, but also to discover our similarities, to foster a stronger sense of community and awareness at FIU.

For more information please refer to MyHonors or contact Luli Szeinblum by email at luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu


HEARTS Photography Club

Currently led by founder Marissa Rodriguez, the HEARTS photography club takes photo lovers of all skill levels and through photo walks, portfolio critiques, among other activities, helps them become more skilled photographers. With a focus on macro and nature, the photography club helps everyone find their place in the wonderful world of photography.
During Fall 2019 the group meets every Wednesday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at DM 233.

For more information please refer to MyHonors or contact Luli Szeinblum by email at luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu


HEARTS Writing Club

The HEARTS Writing Club, founded by Odette Manresa and mentored by Professor Adam Gorelick,  caters to students with an appreciation for the written word and the creative art of putting pen to paper. It is currently led by Abdias Montelus. This can include poetry or prose, short stories or novels, blogs, texts, you name it!  Members are invited to share their own work or works by others whom they admire.  Events and workshops are also on the horizon.  The aim is to support one another’s creative endeavors and to improve each other’s skills.

During Fall 2019 the group meets every Tuesday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at DM 233.

The HEARTS Writing Club is open to ALL Honors students.

For more information please refer to MyHonors or contact Luli Szeinblum by email at luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu


HEARTS Activities

HEARTS@themovies

HEARTS@themovies offers a movie and a discussion.  Students are introduced to classic, contemporary, all genres, and all nationalities type of movies. The common denominator: they have to be really good! There are usually 2 HEARTS@themovies events per month, always on Fridays at 3PM in room RB 130.

For more information please refer to MyHonors or contact Luli Szeinblum by email at luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu.