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Appropriation SR 1190: In Support of the Engineers Without Borders International Conference

February 27, 2011 1 comment
Agenda Item: SR 1190 – In Support of the Engineers Without Borders International Conference
Date: February 28, 2011
Committee: Finance Committee
Sponsors: Patrick O’Keefe, Lower Division Senator; Cristina Loreto, At Large Senator; Alex Barrio, College of Law Senator; Janice Rubio, At Large Senator;

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Appropriation SR 1189: In Support of the 2011 AUVSI Competition

February 27, 2011 1 comment

Agenda Item: SR 1189 – In Support of the 2011 AUVSI Competition
Date: February 28, 2011
Committee: Finance Committee
Sponsors: Patrick O’Keefe, Lower Division Senator; Cristina Loreto, At Large Senator; Alex Barrio, College of Law Senator; Janice Rubio, At Large Senator;

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  • Submitted, placed on February 28th Agenda.

Final Vote

  • In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions: ;

 

Resolution SR 1188: In Support of Extending the SGA Election Application Deadline

February 27, 2011 1 comment

Agenda Item: SR 1188 – In Support of Extending the SGA Election Application Deadline
Date: February 28, 2011
Committee: Of the Whole
Sponsors:  Samir Kiran Patel, College of Education Senator; Brian Ortiz, College of Business Administration Senator; Aman Muqeet, University Graduate School Senator; Jesus Borrero, College of Arts and Sciences Senator; Jamie Baker, College of Nursing and Health Sciences Senator; Clement Giraneza, College of Public Health and Social Work Senator;

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  • Submitted, placed on February 28th Agenda.

Final Vote

  • In favor: ; Opposed: ; Abstentions: ;

 

Resolution SR 1187: In Opposition of Funding Cuts to the Pell Grant Program

February 27, 2011 1 comment

Agenda Item: SR 1187 – In Opposition of Funding Cuts to the Pell Grant Program
Date: February 28, 2011
Committee: Student Advocacy
Sponsors:  Patrick O’Keefe, Lower Division Senator; Carlos Rodriguez, Housing Senator; Jamie Baker, College of Nursing Senator; Janet Reyes, College of Engineering Senator; Odette Barrientos, College of Arts and Architecture Senator; Samir Patel, College of Education Senator;

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  • Submitted, placed on February 28th Agenda.

Final Vote

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FIU in the News

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Top Stories
FPL taps into youthful energy with new student-staffed FIU call center
‎MiamiHerald.com – Michael Vasquez
Florida Power & Light has opened a unique student-staffed call center at Florida International University…

FIU in the News
There’s more to education than passing tests
‎MiamiHerald.com – James H. Burnett III
Chuck Bleiker, an early childhood education professor at Florida International University and a fan of Race to Nowhere, says the salvation of American day …

South Beach Wine & Food Festival is ‘Spring break’ for celebrity chefs
‎Sun-Sentinel – Elaine Walker
… started the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in 2001, trying to elevate a small event previously run off the Florida International University campus. …

Advice columnist Dan Savage reaches out to gay teens in South …
‎MiamiHerald.com – Steve Rothaus
Last month, he appeared before hundreds of students at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus. “The way he speaks to people is really …

International Conference April 6 on Deteriorating Condition of Men …
‎PR-USA.net (press release)
Gordon E. Finley, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Florida International University. His presentation will describe how emerging current realities and …

Piden justicia por muerte de los cuatro pilotos de Hermanos al Rescate
El Nuevo Herald
A las 3:23 p.m., hora en que fue derribada la primera de dos avionetas de Hermanos al Rescate, exiliados y alumnos de la Universidad Internacional de la Florida guardaron un minuto de silencio alrededor de la fuente principal de esa casa de…

FIU on WSVN-MIA (FOX) – Miami, FL
Ch. 7 News at 6:00 (News, News)
… the burger bash gets it all kicked off and it raises money for FIU…

The Heat Was On in South Beach as Top Chefs Competed Against Each …
‎DigitalJournal.com (press release)
The Grand Prize was a $5000 donation to Florida International University made by the IPC on behalf of Chef Carlos Barillas, Corporate Chef of Burger & Beer …

Florida International on WPLG-MIA (ABC) – Miami, FL
Local 10 News at 6 (News)
…delicious dessert no doubt for the big deal that students at Florida International University get.So let’s go inside.I’ll give you a taste. Get a load of Chef Oscar’s gourmet burger in the work. …

Jazz icon Arturo Sandoval plays March 5 at the WAC | Announcement
‎Ozarks Unbound – Christopher Spencer
… six Billboard Awards and an Emmy® Award, Sandoval is also a world classical musician and a tenured professor at Florida International University. …


Florida wary of potential oil drilling near Cuba

‎The Republic – Eric Staats
… said oil industry expert Jorge Pinon, a visiting research fellow at the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University in Miami. …

Abren centro de llamadas de FPL atendido por estudiantes de FIU
Diario Las Americas
Cuando Manuel Niño concluya su carrera de Relaciones Internacionales en Florida International University ya habrá tenido la oportunidad de ejercitarse y practicar la diplomacia, gracias a su desempeñ…

Chef Marc Murphy Serves Up the Winning Burger to Earn the …
‎PR Newswire (press release)
… Presented by Food & Wine, which benefits the educational programs at Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. …

Would Cuba’s soldiers pull the trigger?
‎Belleville News Democrat – Marifeli Perez-Stable
… non-resident fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, a professor at Florida International University and a columnist for the Miami Herald. …

Future of Education Benefits Uncertain
Community NewspapersOur staff at FIU’s Office of Governmental Relations is doing its best to advocate support for the Pell Grant, but we need your help. The students’ voices haven’t…

Athletics
Top of FIU baseball lineup off to slow start
‎MiamiHerald.com – Al Diaz
FIU shortstop Garrett Wittels ended a 56-game hitting streak in a 10-2 loss to Southeastern Louisiana on Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at FIU Baseball Stadium. …

W. Kentucky 80, FIU 73
‎ESPN
Sergio Kerusch had 26 points and 11 rebounds as Western Kentucky outlasted Florida International 80-73 on Thursday night…

Seniors Go Out in Style as WKU Takes Down FIU, 80-73
‎WKU Athletics
FIU drops to 9-18 on the season and 4-11 in the league. Thursday’s victory means that WKU and Middle Tennessee will battle for the second seed in the East …

Senior Night spoiled
‎American Chronicle – Micheal Compton
FIU (14-15, 9-6) shot 60 percent from the field and outscored WKU 35-16 over the … “I think you have to give credit to FIU and how deliberate they were in …

Carmelo Anthony deal brings excitement back to the Garden
‎Binghamton University Pipe Dream
Isiah Thomas is coaching the Florida International University Golden Panthers, former Knick Stephon Marbury is playing in China and Eddy Curry is finally, …

Higher Education
UF Levin Advocacy Center most recent addition to College of Law
‎Gainesville Sun – Doug Finger
Dr. Bernard Machen, University of Florida President, from left, David Westin, past president of ABC News, Robert Jerry, UF Levin College of Law Dean …

University of Miami and NYU Partner to Offer Philanthropy …
‎Business Wire (press release)
(BUSINESS WIRE)–The University of Miami and New York University announce a unique partnership to bring experts from NYU’s nationally-renown philanthropy …

UF’s Master Teacher program wins prestigious national academic award
‎University of Florida
The graduate-school component of the University of Florida’s groundbreaking Florida Master Teacher Initiative won the Association of Teacher Educators’ …

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Senate Meeting Agenda: February 28, 2011

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Florida International University • Student Government Council • Modesto A. Maidique Campus

MEETING AGENDA
February 28, 2011

I. Welcome & Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
IV. Approval of Minutes
V. Speaker Report
VI. Speaker Pro Tempore Report

VII. Comptroller Report
VIII. Executive Report

IX. Senate Reports

X. Committee Reports

XI. Unfinished Business

a. SR 1177 – To approve the Student Programming Council Constitution

b. SR 1178 – To reform the Elections Code of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

c. SR 1179 – To reform the Finance Code of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

d. SR 1181 – To create the Amendments Article of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

e. SR 1182 – To reform the Organization of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus Statutes

f. SR 1183 – To establish the General Statutes of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

g. SR 1185 – In Support of the Shell Eco-Marathon International Competition

XII. New Business

a. Student Advocacy Committee Chairperson Election

Samir Patel

Carlos Rodriguez

b. Confirmation of Elections Board Members

Jeffy Jacob

Valeria Espina

c. SR 1186 – To establish a University Wide Elections Code

d. SR 1184 – To Create the College Councils Structure at SGC-MMC

e. SR 1187 – In Opposition of Funding Cuts to the Pell Grant Program

f. SR 1188 – In Support of Extending the SGA Election Application Deadline

g. SR 1189 – In Support of the 2011 AUVSI Competition

h. SR 1190 – In Support of the Engineers Without Borders International Conference

XIII. Announcements

XIV. Adjournment

FIU in the News

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Top Stories
CEO Javier Hernandez-Lichtl counts the days to opening…
Miami Today
The West Kendall hospital is Baptist’s first academic hospital and has closely partnered with Florida International University’s recently established medical school. In addition to hosting…

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Cuba remains a cause for Madeleine Albright
‎MiamiHerald.com – Fabiola Santiago
… 3:23 pm, at the center fountain of Florida International University’s main campus; a 6 pm vigil at the sight of a Brothers memorial monument in front of …

South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Best Kept Secret
‎NBC Miami – Adam Kuperstein
Thanks to Chef Michael Moran, 1100 students from Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism help out and learn from the best at …

The Insider
Miami Today
WORK STUDY: On Wednesday Florida Power & Light Co. was to have opened its third call center in the state totally manned by Florida International University students. “

Questions raised about bid to buy Jackson
‎MiamiHerald.com – John Dorschner
“We need to know a lot more about this company,” said Sal Barbera, an adjunct professor at Florida International University and a former hospital executive …

FIU on WTVJ-MIA (NBC) – Miami, FL
South Florida Tonight (News)
…Florida. This afternoon on the campus of FIU, a rally was held to call attention to proposed immigration laws in our state. In just over a week when the spring session starts in …

Wine & Food Festival auction goes online
‎Bizjournals.com (blog) – Susan R. Miller
The auction, which takes place until 5 pm, March 7, benefits the Florida International University School of Hospitality. In past years, it has raised more …

Universidad Internacional de la Florida on Univision
Univision
…>> dentro de la Universidad Internacional de la Florida >> ya tenemos todas estas a la gente…

FIU on WTVJ-MIA (NBC) – Miami, FL
South Florida Tonight (News)
…fruit kabob. Thanks to Chef Michael Moran, 1,100 students of FIU’s School of Hospitality and Tourism help out…

United HomeCare adds to board
Miami Today
Dr. Sharon Pontious has been appointed to United HomeCare’s Board of Directors. Dr. Pontious is interim dean of Florida International University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences…

Weekly home and garden calendar
‎Sun-Sentinel – Janis Rogers
Admission $15 (benefits Wolfsonian Museum). 954-920-7997 ext. 240. Lifestyles Home & Gift Show: 10 am-9 pm Feb. 25-26, 11 am-6 pm Feb. …

Florida International University on WPTV (NBC) – West Palm Beach, FL
Today on 5 (News)
…festival, which is in its tenth year, benefits Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Heinz is turning its ketchup green… so to speak. …

Universidad Internacional de la Florida on WSCV (Telemundo) – Miami, FL
Noticiero 51 (News)
… en la Universidad Internacional de la Florida. Una reunion publica, para denunciar e informar a la comunidad acerca de…

Austen on Stage
Miami Today
Florida International University Theatre presents “Pride and Prejudice,” a play based on the famed
Jane Austen novel. 8 p.m…

“GRAN TORINO”
Miami Today
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum presents “GRAN TORINO: Italian Contemporary Art,” the works of a select group…

Agriprocessors interpreter to speak at law school symposium March 3
‎Eastern Iowa Life
Erik Camayd-Freixas, professor of Hispanic studies at Florida International University, will discuss “The Wars on Terror and Illegal Immigration,” at 8 pm …

Boston’s Steward Healthcare Bids $1.1B for Miami’s Jackson Health …
‎Becker’s Hospital Review – Sabrina Rodak
Trust officials want to include county leaders, the University of Miami and Florida International University in their consideration of Steward’s bid. …

FedEx Custom Critical Delivers Cakes to the Food Network South Beach Food & Wine Festival
Global Print Monitor
FedEx Custom Critical will make a very special delivery of 60 cakes from some of the country’
…personalities. In 2010, over 50,000 food and wine lovers attended the event. The festival benefits Florida International University s (FIU) School…

Leader: America’s pyrrhic victory
Times Higher Education
…by”, says Stanley Fish, professor of humanities and law at Florida International University. The crisis in humanities is not the only problem afflicting…

FIU Students Partner with Celebrity Chefs During SOBE Wine & Food Festival
Hotel News Resource
After weeks of preparing with faculty and one another, a team of 1,000 students from Florida International University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will take part…

Athletics
Long-reliever Dodds makes impressive start for FIU
‎MiamiHerald.com – Adam H. Beasley
FIU reliever Logan Dodds helped the Golden Panthers shut out St. Thomas in a spot start Wednesday. BY ADAM H. BEASLEY To paraphrase Thomas Paine, …

Isiah Thomas’ split loyalties unfair to FIU
‎MiamiHerald.com – Greg Cote
What a strange tale – how Thomas, while ostensibly devoted to the FIU team he coaches, has been the behind-the-curtain puppeteer making New York Knicks …

At Knicks Party, Dolan Speaks Mind
The New York Times
The arrangement was called off because Thomas, as the coach at Florida International University, had a conflict of interest. …

Knicks: Isiah Thomas ‘not at all involved’
‎ESPN – Ian Begley
“He wasn’t advising me or telling me what to do in any way,” Dolan said of Thomas, who is the head coach at Florida International University. …

Wittels Tells AP He May Have Broken Bone
Odwyerpr.com
Garrett Wittels, Florida International University shortstop whose 56-game hitting streak ended Feb. 18, told the AP after the game that a pitch during…

The Talon: FIU is Ready for You
‎my.hsj.org
For the first time, FIU is significantly increasing their acceptance rate. This is good news for students with high aspirations and mediocre grades. …

Lady Tops’ Senior Night spoiled with 75-62 loss to FIU
‎College Heights Herald
FIU (14-15, 9-6 SBC) shot 60 percent from the field and gave WKU just its third Senior Night loss in 30 years. “Wow,” Head Coach Mary Taylor Cowles said. …

WKU Hosts FIU in Key Sun Belt Conference Matchup on Senior Night …
‎WKU Athletics
WKU begins the final week of the 2010-11 regular season Thursday night at 7:00 with its last home game of the season against FIU. The Hilltoppers are still …

Higher Education
Two prominent trauma surgeons join USF
‎Tampabay.com
Two prominent trauma surgeons are joining the University of South Florida to lead its new trauma initiative with the HCA hospital chain and the $30 million …

UF study: State’s nurses lag in education
‎Bizjournals.com – Matt Coleman
Florida’s quality of health care could suffer if state nurses continue falling behind national education trends, according to a University of Florida study …

University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of …
‎UMB News
The study on psychological impact built on a research program by University of Florida investigators who were already in the area to study the acute …

UM Researchers Identify Genetic Link to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
‎HealthCanal.com
A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher and her collaborators have just published findings in the prestigious journal Nature about a new …

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