Tag: food

Lecture on Living and Eating Comida Criolla in NYC by Dr. Melissa Fuster

Based on interviews with Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans living in NYC, this talk reviews differences in how traditional Hispanic Caribbean Cuisines are defined and experienced by these communities.  These experiences are linked to the contrasting migratory experiences and relationship with communities back “Home” in the Caribbean.

For more information and to RSVP, call (305)348-1991 or email cri@fiu.edu



(Main Calendar Post, not room request)

2016 Trail of the Torch


Join your FIU Student Ambassadors for food, fun, entertainment and FIU’s biggest tradition, Trail of the Torch.  The party will start in the Housing Quad and then we’ll walk towards the famous FIU Torch to light the torch of Knowledge, Service and Opportunity. 

While at the Housing Quad, be sure to check out the Student Organization Showcase with more than 25 student organizations and departments hosting activities and distributing giveaways. Check our the inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn, cornhole and lots more!

Philanthropy is at the center of this event, as we raise funds to support our student scholarships. Be sure to make a donation for your chance to win an HP printer, gift cards and more!  One ticket for $5.00 or $10.00 for 5 tickets. All donors will receive a Panther T-shirt! After the torch is lit, be sure to grab your Trail of the Torch giveaway!  Only students, alumni and staff who “swipe” in will get a wristband and will get the event gift.

If you have questions or need more information, please call your FIU Alumni Association at 305.348.3334 or email ambassadors@fiu.edu.


3rd Annual International Game Night

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Join us for a night of FUN, GAMES, FOOD, MUSIC & LAUGHTER on Thursday, March 24th at 6PM in the Parkview Multipurpose Room in collaboration with the International Student Club, Asian Student Union, Saudi Students Club, African Student Organization, Venezuelan Student Alliance, and Bangladeshi Student Organization!





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Invasive Species Awareness Festival

Join us on January 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 2016 Python Challenge™ Invasive Species Awareness Festival presented by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida.

This free, family friendly event will include presentations, exhibitors, vendors, interpretive walks, kids’ activities and will be located around FIU’s Nature Preserve. You will also have the opportunity to register for the 2016 Python Challenge™ Removal Competition or watch live capture demonstrations. FWC staff will be on-hand to talk about safe capture techniques and how to properly identify nonnative species including Burmese pythons. Enjoy tasty samples of some of Florida’s nonnative species and watch demonstrations on how to prepare nonnative fish.

This event is open to the community. It’s particularly great to introduce young people to the public events being sponsored by the 2016 Python Challenge™, so they can see first-hand a Burmese python, tegu or an invasive fish and hear biologists give tips on how trained adults can find a large well-camouflaged constrictor snake in the millions of acres of our greater Everglades ecosystem. Everyone can contribute to the conservation of our native wildlife!

For more information visit pythonchallenge.org.