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February 2015

FIU celebrates 50 years as Miami's public research university


When UN Secretary General U Thant arrived in South Florida to speak at FIU's official groundbreaking on Jan. 25, 1971, he was a few hours early. With some time to spare, President Charles “Chuck” Perry took one of the world’s most important leaders on an impromptu air boat ride before the event began. His wife, Betty, shares the story with us. <Listen>
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Sushi Maki CEO's five tips for growing your business

Making sure your business partner sees the world the same way as you do is just one of several tips Abe Ng, CEO and founder of Sushi Maki, gave to students at the Center for Leadership. <Read>

New football signing class bolstered by strong talent

FIU Football Head Coach Ron Turner and his staff have recruited all over Florida for the upcoming season. The Panthers 2015 signing class includes 22 student-athletes who will suit up this fall. <Read>

On Your Radar
 
FIU Baseball vs. Tennessee
Saturday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. at FIU Baseball Stadium. <More>

Interviewing Skills
Your student can brush up on his or her interviewing skills at this free Career Services event, Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. <More>

Payment Plan tuition and fees due
Friday, Feb. 20 is the last day to pay the second installment of tuition and fees for those on the payment plan.

FIU Opera Theater
On Saturday, Feb. 21, this whimsical opera tells the story of King Ouf who is on the search for a suitable subject to execute as a birthday gift to himself. <More>

11th annual Relay for Life
Join FIU on Friday, Feb. 27 for Relay for Life. A signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, it attracts thousands of students, faculty, staff and their families. Last year, the committee raised a record-breaking $115,000!  <More>
 
Federal student programs that can help with tuition
Whether you're helping your student pay in the short term or long term, learn more about federal student programs. <More>
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