“Panther Alumni Week (PAW) connects students with alumni through class presentations, industry panels and networking events. PAW promotes the building of relationships, which leads to networking, internships, mentoring and career opportunities. Each year, we invite alumni to campus to engage with our students on campus by offering real world insight and valuable career advice. PAW is scheduled for the week of February 3-7, 2020 and will take place on campus and online.” https://paw.fiu.edu
These following three events are in conjunction with the classes of Professor John William Bailly of the FIU Honors College. If you are an FIU alumnus and can join us for the Friday potluck, please register at https://paw.fiu.edu .
WHAT: HEARTS Event: Developers Survey, Eddie Arroyo: Talk on Art and Community Activism
WHEN: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm
WHERE: SASC 100
As part of this year’s PAW Week activities, HEARTS is proud to invite you to the renowned artist and FIU Alumnus Eddie Arroyo event, Developers Survey, a talk on Art and Community Activism. In his work, Arroyo examines the development and transformation of Little Haiti. The talk is hosted by Professor John Bailly’s Art Society Conflict and Miami in Miami classes.
Eddie Arroyo (Miami, 1976) received his BFA in Painting from Florida International University in 2001. His work was included in the Whitney Biennial 2019, which he withdrew from in solidarity with other artists seceding from participation of the exhibition. Arroyo has presented his paintings depicting gentrification at group exhibitions throughout South Florida. In 2018, he was the recipient of the 2018 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship, and has been profiled in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, ID Magazine, Boston Globe, PBS NewsHour, and The Miami Herald. His work is held in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
WHAT: PAW Study Abroad Chat and Potluck with Corey Ryan
WHEN: Friday, February 7, 2020 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm
WHERE: RDB 1100, College of Law
BONUS: Potluck!* *See instructions below
Honors College alumnus Corey Ryan is currently working at the Office of Study Abroad as an Academic Advisor, primarily with outgoing FIU students interested in the International Student Exchange (ISE) program. He is also the main advisor for the Gilman and Boren Scholarships. Corey is a Miami native who attended FIU for both his undergraduate and graduate studies, graduating from the Honors College and receiving his Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Arts in Linguistics. During college, he studied abroad for a summer in France and post-graduation worked as Professor Bailly’s Study Abroad Program Assistant for four summers in Italy, Spain, and France. The envy of many students…
“Find out about alumni experiences abroad, and meet fellow future travelers. Since it is a potluck, please bring a dish somewhat related to the country you are going. It would be very much appreciated!”
Senior Coordinator of Study Abroad and Arts Programs
RSVP REQUIRED: SPOTS ARE LIMITED!!
WHAT: Deering Estate Beach Cleanup with Vanessa Trujillo & Nicole Patrick
WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 10:00am – 3:00pm
WHERE: Deering Estate
RSVP REQUIRED: SPOTS ARE LIMITED!!
FIU Honors College student, Nicole Patrick, works with Dr. Vanessa Trujillo to organize beach cleanups of Chicken Key in Biscyane Bay. On this special PAW cleanup, FIU students and alumni will kayak, swim, and picnic together in beautiful Biscayne Bay. Chicken Key is part of the Deering Estate, and this event is part of the Deering Estate Artist-in-Residence Fellowship of Professor John William Bailly.
“Dr. Vanessa Trujillo ’17 received her PhD in Biology with a specialty in nonnative freshwater fish. Currently, Dr. Trujillo researches developing programs to conserve the natural legacy of South Florida, and leads the effort to expand the Deering Estate field station. “Find a mentor that is working in the field of your interest. Explore the world! Read on a topic you like. Take summer courses at your local college. These experiences can then provide a pipeline of opportunities,” said Trujillo. – Krysten Brenlla