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March 2016

Rosenberg family donates $1 million for scholarships  

FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and his wife Rosalie announced their $1 million donation to FIU for first-generation scholarships. “As a first-generation college graduate myself, I understand what it means to receive financial assistance to achieve the goal of obtaining a college degree,” Rosenberg said. <Read>
Great War stories

Student Government Association president backs FIU expansion

"I am an example of the impact FIU has on South Florida," wrote Alexis Calatayud, SGA president. "As a Miami native, FIU has allowed me to stay close to home while providing me with countless leadership opportunities. FIU’s expansion would mean more and better jobs and educational opportunities." <Read>

'Orange is the New Black' actress to students: 'You are enough'

Amid the controversy surrounding the lack of color among 2016 Academy Award nominees, “Orange is the New Black” actress Selenis Leyva delivered an empowering speech to FIU students about her struggle to become a successful Afro-Latina actress in the United States. <Read>
On Your Radar
Spring Break
There will be no classes held the week of March 13-19.

Free Fridays at The Wolfsonian-FIU
Receive free admission and programming on Friday, March 18, from 6 - 9 p.m.  <More>

Bike Drive for Refugee Families
Bikes can be an essential means of transportation for newly arriving refugees. The FIU Bike Shop is collecting bikes to donate to families through April. <More>

FIU Baseball vs. Marshall
Watch the Panthers take on the Thundering Herd on Thursday, Mar. 24 at the FIU Basball Stadium. <More>

Scholarship Renewal
If your student is a scholarship recipient, get familiar with the renewal criteria they must meet at the end of the spring semester. In the case that the student may have experienced unforeseen circumstances causing them to fail the renewal criteria, they may be eligible to use the summer term to make up the deficiency, or go through an appeal process. <More>

New way to access your student's record: FIU has created a safe way for students to share access to their student record or select information through a new delegated access program. An FIU student can now give access to only the information they choose to a family member, friend, or a third party through their account. Delegated access allows parents or loved ones the ability to make a tuition payment, keep track of financial aid, view grades, and more.
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