Event Advisory: March Press Conference

March 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Event Advisory Notice

Who: The Student Government Council of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus at Florida International University

What: The Student Government Council of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus at Florida International University’s March Press Conference

When: 25th of March 2011, from 3pm-5pm

Where: Graham Center, GC 305

Why: The Student Government Council of the Modesto A. Maidique Campus at Florida
International University will facilitate its monthly Press Conference on the 25th of
March from 3pm-5pm to review with student media (and other individuals
present) SGC-MMC’s progress since the last press conference held on the 18th of
February.

Details: Your attendance is highly encouraged. For members of student media, this will be
your opportunity to interact with members of the councils present. For members of the Biscayne Bay, Modesto Maidique and Governing Councils, this will be your opportunity to address student media and individuals present on the progress and objective (s) of your respective council. Please kindly RSVP to sga.press@fiu.edu. We hope to see you there!

Additional Information
For additional Information, visit our websites at fiu.edu/~sga, fiusga.wordpress.com and facebook.com/fiusga. You may also contact Andrew Vaz, SGC-MMC Press secretary at sga.press@fiu.edu or by calling our office in Graham Center, Room 211, at +1.305.348.2121.

About Florida International University
Florida International University is Miami’s 1st and only public research institution of higher learning. Serving nearly 40,000 students, FIU is amongst the 25th largest Universities in the nation, boasting 12 Colleges and Schools that offer in excess of 200 Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral and Professional degrees. With over 100,000 Alumni living and working in South Florida, the impact that FIU has had on the local community is incalculable.

About the Student Government Association at FIU
The Student Government Association at FIU affords students the opportunity to cultivate their leadership skills by serving as liaisons of the student body to the University Administration, hence gaining valuable experience in governance and stewardship. With over 40 senators, 60 cabinet members, 20 committees and 40 interns, SGA provides a challenging yet sustainable environment in which students can contribute to student life and in turn, the university community.

Press Release: the Spring 2011 Student Engagement Series

March 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Press Release
The Student Government Council at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus (SGC-MMC) at Florida International University (FIU) will facilitate a student engagement series in the spring of 2011

Miami, Florida (23 March 2011)—SGC-MMC President and University Trustee Helena Ramirez announced today that SGC-MMC will facilitate a student engagement series in the spring of 2011. The objective of the engagement series is to provide students with a mechanism through which to voice their desires and concerns. As her tenure as President of the SGC-MMC is coming to a close this semester, she would appreciate your presence at her final Student Engagement Series.

President Ramirez continues, noting “the student engagement series will provide a safe, friendly environment in which students will discuss issues of most concern to them, which is the element that I am excited about; the personal interaction with members of the student body,” and further mentions “as an integral aspect of the engagement series, SGC-MMC is doing what it can to ensure that the respective university administrators are in attendance at the relative engagement town hall meetings. The attendance of university administrators at the engagement town hall meetings will re-enforce the university’s commitment to further developing and enhancing student services here at FIU.”

There shall be five installments this semester. The first installment of the series will focus on issues regarding Tuition and Fees and it will take place on the 28th of March 2011 in GC Ballroom East from 11am-1pm. The second installment will cover issues regarding Parking and Transportation and is set to take place on the 30th of March 2011 in GC Panther Suite from 11am-1pm. The third installment of the series will focus on issue related to Sustainability and is set to take place on the 1st of April 2011 in GC Ballroom East from 11am-1pm. The fourth installment in the spring 2011 student engagement series will focus on athletics and it will take place on the 7th of April 2011 from 11am to 1pm in GC 243. The fifth and final installment will focus on topics relating to Student Services and is set to take place on the 8th of April 2011 in the GC Panther Suite from 11am to 1pm.

Overall, the student engagement series will provide a means through which SGC-MMC will tackle the issues as it pertains to the student body. For more information about the fall 2010 student engagement series, please send e-mail to sga@fiu.edu, or visit SGC-MMC’s office in Graham Center, Room 211. See you at the engagement series!

Additional Information
For additional Information, visit our websites at fiu.edu/~sga and fiusga.wordpress.com. You may follow us on Facebook; keyword “FIU Student Government Association.” You may also contact Andrew Vaz, SGC-MMC Press Secretary at avaz001@fiu.edu.

About Florida International University
Florida International University is Miami’s 1st and only public research institution of higher learning. Serving nearly 40,000 students, FIU is amongst the 25th largest Universities in the nation, boasting 12 Colleges and Schools that offer in excess of 200 Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral and Professional degrees. With over 100,000 Alumni living and working in South Florida, the impact that FIU has had on the local community is incalculable.

About the Student Government Association at FIU
The Student Government Association at FIU affords students the opportunity to cultivate their leadership skills by serving as liaisons of the student body to the University Administration, hence gaining valuable experience in governance and stewardship. With over 40 senators, 60 cabinet members, 20 committees and 40 interns, SGA provides a challenging yet sustainable environment in which students can contribute to student life and in turn, the university community.

FIU in the News

March 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Top Stories

Florida International University honors its alumni, faculty
‎MiamiHerald.com – Michael Vasquez
Florida International University honored some of its most distinguished alumni and faculty members at its the 10th annual Torch Awards …

FIU in the News

A fair dedicated to the love of Latin art
‎MiamiHerald.com – Damarys Ocana
Featured speakers include Carol Damian, director of the Philip & Patricia Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, and Miami art critic Ricardo …

FIU news in Miami Today
Miami Today (Two stories)
That susceptibility to economic trends, however, is a key concern for Miami’s economy, says Jerry Haar, an associate dean and professor at Florida International University’s College of Business.

‘Organize Or Die’ in Florida
‎Inside Higher Ed
Florida International University and Florida Gulf Coast University are at or near 60 percent membership, said Auxter, while New College of Florida, …

Prehistoric Garbage Piles May Have Created ‘Tree Islands’
‎Science Now – Sid Perkins
But just how and when these perched carbonates form is still up for debate, says ecohydrologist Pamela Sullivan of Florida International University in Miami …

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

Feeding frenzy
‎Reading Eagle
Shortly after joining Southern in 2000, he took over a modest wine and food tasting event run to help Florida International University School of Hospitality …

The US and other western nations must honor the Libyan rebels …
‎Green Party US (press release)
… the dangers of military intervention at a forum, entitled “Self-Determination: Opportunities and Challenges” at Florida International University.

Hospitality students mix school with wine
‎Eagle News – Katie Egan
But with all due respect to the others — Florida International University and the University of Central Florida — “the Wine Lab at FGCU rivals that of Napa …

Prehistoric trash heaps created Florida Everglades’ tree islands
‎Mother Nature Network (see photo)
(Photo: Pablo Ruiz/Florida International University) Heaps of trash left behind by prehistoric humans might have given rise to many of the tree islands …

Agro-ecology & Religious Studies
Micosukee Magazine
David Trujillo is thankful for the support of FIU’s Agro-ecology Program and the USDA-NIFA-Multicultural Scholars Program…

Athletics
Tuesday’s Daily Briefing: FAU has edge over FIU in football …
‎FAU Owl Access (blog) – Marcus Nelson
But that did get me to thinking, which victory over FIU was the sweetest this season? Was it FAU’s continued domination over FIU in this year’s Shula Bowl? …

FIU on WTVJ-MIA (NBC) – Miami, FL
South Florida Tonight (News)
…he hit a grand slam in the sixth inning. Meanwhile, FIU loses 6-3 on the road to North Florida. >>> Finally tonight we gave a sneak peek of it last night. Ff you walled Ellen this …

Higher Education
UM biotech center and controversy taking shape in Overtown
‎Sun-Sentinel – Michael Vasquez
The University of Miami, in a quest to become a biotech force to be reckoned with, is only months away from completing …

University of South Florida adds mass notification
‎Security Director News – Tess Nacelewicz
Life Safety Designs recently won a contract to provide a campus mass notification system for the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. …

University of Miami Relies on IQinVision to Create Safer Campus …
‎Benzinga
The University of Miami is a private research university with more than 15000 students. The university had maintained video surveillance for a number of …

FIU in the News

March 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Top Stories

Who will care for the onslaught of aging baby boomers?
The Miami Herald
Part of the mission for FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is to prepare doctors to practice in demographically diverse and underserved communities. Medical students spend the second of…

FIU in the News
Lessons From Wisconsin About Unions and Higher Education
The New York Times
Stanley Fish is a professor of humanities and law at Florida International University, in Miami. He has also taught at the University of …

Miami entrepreneurs sell sleep in a bottle
‎MiamiHerald.com – Ina Paiva Cordle
The story began one night five years ago, when Vincent Porpiglia, a Florida International University business student, tossed and turned in bed, …

Universidad Internacional de la Florida on KUNU (UNI) – Victoria, TX
Despierta America! (Talk Show – interview in Spanish)
…esta crisis me acompa aqui el profesor de la Universidad Internacional de la Florida Daniel Alvarez. Gracias por estar aquí. El Daniel Alvarez, experto en temas religiosos y del medio oriente. …

Buen futuro
El Nuevo Herald
Jeff Zelaya, de 26 años y alumno de FIU, dijo que empezó a trabajar de interno poco después de entrar a la universidad. Ya ha hecho seis…


Last few days to enter the Challenge

‎MiamiHerald.com
There is a Community Track is open to all South Floridians; an FIU Track is open to alumni and students of FIU; and a High School Track is open to grades …

Carnival supports FIU
The Miami Herald
A new student center bearing the name of the world’s largest cruise ship company is open at Florida International University…

Athletics
Bumps, bruises and bundles of fun
‎Sun-Sentinel – Gary Curreri
… Florida Tridents, Fort Lauderdale Knights, Fort Miami Women, Orlando Women, Florida International University and the University of Florida. …

Brooks, James grab gold
‎Trinidad & Tobago Express – Kwame Laurence
At the Florida International University (FIU) Felsberg Invitational, FIU sophomore T’Keyah Dumoy finished second in the women’s 100m in 11.99 seconds. …

Higher Education
University of Miami Hospital unveils Mood Disorder unit for …
‎MiamiHerald.com
By Miami Herald Staff The University of Miami Hospital this week unveiled a 14-bed Mood Disorder unit to better serve South Florida psychiatric patients. …

Illinois Educator Selected for USF Poly Leadership Role
‎The Ledger – Robin Williams Adams
LAKELAND | An educator, economist and researcher will become the University of South Florida Polytechnic’s top academic officer this …

FIU in the News

March 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Top Stories

Last week to enter Business Plan Challenge
‎MiamiHerald.com
This year, we will have three tracks: A Community Track open to anyone in South Florida; an FIU Track open to students and alumni of the university; …

FIU in the News
Miami-Dade schools need fair funding from state
‎MiamiHerald.com – Alberto Carvalho
I join my colleagues, Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padrón and Florida International University President Mark Rosenberg, in a community partnership …

Groups offer support to South Florida startups
‎MiamiHerald.com
They followed on the heels of Florida International University’s first ever Americas Venture Capital Conference in November. Chris Brisson, who started Call …

Footage of Quick-Stop Killing Released
‎NBC Miami – Jeff Burnside – Janie Campbell
“I cannot find words to express my outrage at what I saw,” said Dr. Marvin Dunn, an FIU psychologist who is rarely at a loss for words.

Florida International University on WPLG-MIA (ABC) – Miami, FL
Local 10 News at 5 (News, News)
…accept donations. Speaking of donations, today a Florida International University the Japan club is hosting a cafe fund-raiser taking place at from 10 until 3. There will be raffles and live …

Students can find summer jobs if they’re creative about approach
‎MiamiHerald.com
The Disney program will be recruiting at Broward College, Florida International University and Miami Dade College next week. Beasley sees some opportunities …

La Miami Symphony, un concierto ilustrado
El Nuevo Herald
Para hacer un justo uso del sistema de pantallas de la bóveda, el concierto, A Visual Journey Through Art and Music, fue totalmente ilustrado con trabajos visuales proporcionados por la Colección Pérez Simon y el Frost Art Museum de FIU. Carol Damian fue la curadora, Angelo Federico fue el editor y Fernando Duprat el productor de estos vídeos…

The Planner
‎Sun-Sentinel
South Florida Women’s Conference, 7:30 am, Florida International University, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami. Conference track includes Entrepreneurship, …

ArteAméricas: fuerte componente intelectual
El Nuevo Herald
Carol Damian, directora del Frost Art Museum, y miembro del comité de selección de la Feria, presentará un libro sobre la obra de Enrique Martínez Celaya.

Florida Diversity Council Announces Natalia Zea to Emcee Glass …
‎PRLog.Org (press release)
… March 25, 2011 at the Kovens Conference Center, on the campus of Florida International University, 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181. …

B students face tough admissions at Florida universities
‎Orlando Sentinel – Scott Travis
Some universities, including FAU and Florida International University, … FIU had been the most selective public university in Florida in recent years, …

Body on FIU campus identified as 29-year-old woman
The Miami Herald
Miami-Dade Police have identified the body of a woman found on Florida International University’s Modesto A. Madique Campus as that…

Health unions gaining members
‎Florida Times-Union (blog) – Matt Dixon
… courts tend to side with employers,” said Bruce Nissen, director of research at Florida International University’s Center for Labor Research & Studies. …

Authorities investigate after woman’s body found on Miami college …
‎The Republic
AP MIAMI — Miami-Dade Police are investigating after the body of a 29-year-old woman was found on the campus of Florida International University. …

‘Supermoon’ Lunacy: Does the Moon Make Us Crazy?
‎LiveScience.com – Jeanna Bryner
[Photos: Our Changing Moon] General lunacy: In a review article entitled “Much Ado About the Full Moon,” James Rotton of Florida International University …

Athletics
Baseball: Owls rally to take series from FIU
‎Sun-Sentinel – Ted Hutton
Starter RJ Alvarez made it back-to-back strong performances on the mound, as he held FIU to three runs in 6 1/3 innings. FAU (13-8, 2-1 Sun Belt) has not …

At Kansas State, Teachable Moments
‎New York Times – Sam Amick
He was, quite predictably, considering his linebacker physique, a bouncer during his days as a student at Florida International University. …

FIU rallies to beat FAU 9-7 in Sun Belt opener
‎Sun-Sentinel – Ted Hutton
After FIU took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the Owls responded with a four-run bottom half, keyed by four singles, a walk and a hit batter. …

Baseball: Owls beat Panthers by mercy rule 13-3
‎University Press – Mark Gibson
Once again FIU was the first to score as they took a 1-0 lead in the top of the … On the scoring play by Albaladejo, a missed ground ball by FIU left …

FAU waits and waits to start spring football; FIU at the diamond
‎Sun-Sentinel (blog) – Ted Hutton
Baseball faces a critical three-game series against the Kitties of FIU. Opening game tonight at 6:30 at FAU Stadium. The series pits the two top teams of …

Baseball: FAU falls to FIU 9-7
‎University Press – Mark Gibson
FAU played its first Sun Belt Conference game of the season losing to Florida International University 9-7 on Friday, March 18, in Boca Raton …

Baseball: Owls tie series with Panthers 4-2
‎University Press – Mark Gibson
After coming off a close loss on Friday night, FAU (12-8, 1-1) managed to even its weekend serried against Florida International University (13-7, …

Higher Education
Nursing Expands Concurrent Program
‎University of Central Florida
The next class will be admitted in Fall 2011 with 20 students from Valencia and 20 students from the University of Central Florida. …

University of South Florida medical graduates share match day online.
‎ABC Action News – Frank Barrera
They come onstage and open the envelope. 112 graduating USF Health Medical School students find out their match. Its where they’ll spend the next 3…

University of Central Florida increasing student fees
‎Central Florida News 13 – Mark Jenkins
Students at the University of Central Florida are already dealing with a big recent spike in tuition costs…

USF students disappointed they must return from Japan
‎Tbo.com – Lindsay Peterson
“She really doesn’t want to leave,” said Beatrice Abbott, mother of Joelle Abbott, one of six University of South Florida students studying in central Japan …

Senate Meeting Agenda: March 21, 2011

March 16, 2011 Leave a comment

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

MEETING AGENDA
March 21, 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 1179 – To reform the Finance Code of the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus

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

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

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

XII. New Business

a. Graduate Student Funding Committee Appeal of David Tooch

b. SR 1193 – In Support of Early Check-In and Late Check-Out for International Students at FIU

c. SR 1194 – In Support of the University Wide Budget Committee Furnishing Budget Requests, Meeting Minutes and Voting Records from the 2011 University Wide Budget Deliberations

d. SR 1195 – In Support of the Executive Branch of SGC-MMC Releasing Any and ALL Records as It Pertains To the Agreement between the Athletics Department and SGA

c. SR 1196 – In Support of the SGC-MMC Budget Committee Furnishing Budget Requests, Meeting Minutes and Voting Records from the 2011 SGC-MMC Budget Deliberations

d. SR 1197 – In Support of the University-Wide Budget Committee and the SGC-MMC Budget Committee Releasing the Official University-Wide and SGC-MMC Budgets, Respectively, on or Before 25 March 2011

e. SR 1198 – In Support of the University Wide Council Releasing Records Pertaining to the Progress of the Accumulated Cash Balance Account

XIII. Announcements

XIV. Adjournment

 

Senate Meeting Agenda: March 7, 2011

March 5, 2011 Leave a comment