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Next Horizon Campaign Kickoff Celebration

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Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 12:00pm

Florida International University - On the Steps of Charles E. Perry Building (Primera Casa)

The day will feature family-friendly entertainment, free food and giveaways. Highlights include a presentation about the campaign by President Mark B. Rosenberg, an exclusive first look at the Next Horizon video and a reading by alumnus Richard Blanco, who wrote a special poem for FIU inspired by the Next Horizon Campaign. There are also live performances by alumnus Tony Succar and the Mixtura Band and DJ M Dot, as well as interactive exhibits of FIU research, community programs, and more.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 12:00 p.m. – Main area opens to public – Michael Baiamonte ’86 will emcee
  • 12:10 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. – FIU student performances 
  • 1:45 p.m. – Main program begins 
    - Richard Blanco ’91, MFA ’97 will read an original poem
  • 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Entertainment and interactive exhibits
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Tony Succar ’08, MM ’10 & Mixtura Band
  • 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – DJ M Dot
  • 5:00 p.m.
    - Campus tours (from 4:00-6:00 p.m.)
    - Stocker AstroScience Center (open until 6:30 p.m.)
    - Frost Art Museum (open until 6:30 p.m.)
    - Block Party in front of the Ocean Bank Convocation Center from (open until 7:00 p.m.)
  • 7:00 p.m. – FIU vs. FAU Men’s Basketball Game (doors open at 6 p.m.)

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General Public




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Chloe Medina

Chloe Medina 1/25/2019

Hi Steven! Contact Umer Rahman at for information regarding Honors College

Steven Sori

Steven Sori 1/25/2019

Do we have to stay until 5 pm to get the 3 points for the honors college? Also, will there be a sign in sheet for honors students?

Chloe Medina

Chloe Medina 1/25/2019

Very family friendly! #PawsUp

Ayleen Barbel

Ayleen Barbel 1/25/2019

Juan - yes, this is a family-friendly event! I’d love to see the girls!

Juan F. D'Arce Jr.

Juan F. D'Arce Jr. 1/24/2019

Are we able to bring our kids?

Chloe Medina

Chloe Medina 1/23/2019

Carolina - The Next Horizon campaign focuses on two pillars – student success and research preeminence – we want to increase scholarships and student support; optimize teaching; and accelerate research and discoveries!

Carolina Montealegre

Carolina Montealegre 1/23/2019

What is this campaign for?