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Next Horizon Campaign Kickoff Celebration

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Saturday, January 26 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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Kalai Mathee

Kalai Mathee left a positive review 1/27/2019

It was a great event. I thoroughly enjoyed the event, meeting old friends, making new friends, and listening to moving stories from our students and faculty. It was great to meet Richard Blanco and listen to his poem. I am also super excited with the possibility of having non-denominational place to reflect and meditate. THANK YOU

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?