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.


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 @fiu_heartsartclub 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 Performing Arts Club (PAC)

Currently led by founder Nancy Senor Martinez, HEARTS PAC focuses on dance and acting. The club provides the opportunity to learn how to execute different dance genres, as well as their history, exercise through practicing, learn about choreography, do improve acting, plays, gain confidence, have fun, and make new friends.

Furthermore, in coming semesters the club could be expanded into singing and instrumentals. There are E-Board positions open. Contact Nancy Senor Martinez if interested.

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

Club meetings will be held on Fridays at 2:00pm.

For more information dm the Instagram @heartspac or email heartspac@gmail.com

HEARTS Photography Club

Currently led by founder Marissa Rodriguez, the HEARTS photography club takes photo lovers of all skill levels and through different activities, helps them become more skilled photographers. Exploring many topics, the photography club helps everyone find their place in the wonderful world of photography. Even though we are going to be meeting remotely, we will still be participating in photo submissions, reviews and critiques. For the Fall 2020 semester, we will be meeting via Zoom every Wednesday from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

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

HEARTS Writing Club

Humans are mirrors, and we reflect what we see. The fictional worlds we grew up in and escaped inside now act as vessels, allowing us to better understand ourselves and our surroundings. With isolation and the world’s condition looming over our minds, HEARTS Writing Club challenges you to look inward, find yourself, and document the journey.

Fall 2020’s theme is “Self through Fiction”, and we’ll be visiting stories told across the world and throughout time. Meetings are each held with their own standalone theme, so prior/future meeting attendance is encouraged but not required.

Led by Maria Parente, the club meets on a bi-weekly basis on Wednesdays at 5:00pm via Zoom. For more information contact her at mpare057@fiu.edu.

HEARTS Activities


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.