FIU, MDC students say on-campus voting is a hit

College students at early voting sites on their campuses in Miami-Dade County say they are enjoying the convenience of being able to vote between classes, with some saying they believe it will significantly boost turnout. A decision allowing the sites was handed down July 24, a result of a lawsuit filed by the League

2019-02-04T11:50:07+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Education, Export, News, Politics|

Students Talkback: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, SFNS asked students at Florida International University how they participated. "In the beginning of October, I reminded all my female family members to get mammograms," said Magenta Thomas, an 18-year-old communications student. "I know how important it is to get checked

2018-10-25T13:08:55+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Education, Lifestyle, News|

Trust counselor gives students opportunity to explore Florida’s backyard

At Hialeah Gardens High School, a high school trust counselor inspires adolescents to do more for the environment through the Florida parks program.  In addition to his day job, Tom Binder is also a sponsor of National Park Ambassadors club at the school -- a program which gives students the

2019-02-04T11:51:44+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Education, Enviroment, Export|

Learning how to be a foster parent in South Dade

Prospective foster parents met at the South Dade Regional Library on Tuesday evening to talk to experts from Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe about how to get involved. A number of current foster parents also showed up, saying they were looking for a refresher. Shamar Turner, a social worker and manager

2019-02-04T11:51:51+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Education, Export, News, Public Safety|

School of Communications + Journalism celebrates opening of Media Hub

More than 100 people – including FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and CARTA Dean Brian Schriner – attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the School of Communication + Journalism’s Media Hub Monday evening at the Biscayne Bay Campus. Schriner, the driving force behind the multimedia, multi-disciplinary facility, said his overarching goal is to provide students

2019-02-04T11:56:12+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Education, Export, Journalism, News|

SPJ-FIU sponsors mobile video workshop

Chris Delboni, the former news director for the South Florida News Service, hosted a video and editing workshop on Thursday afternoon in the Department of Journalism newsroom. The event was sponsored by the FIU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. According to Delboni, currently an adjunct professor at the school, the goal of the

2019-02-04T11:56:19+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Education, Export, Journalism, News|

FIU Journalism + Media Washington, DC and NYC bureaus officially open

Florida International University’s Department of Journalism + Media department launched its Washington, DC and New York City bureaus as part of an initiative to expand journalism students’ experience in the field. On Monday, school officials opened the Washington bureau alongside with the program’s partner Alley. A similar ceremony occurred Tuesday in Manhattan.

2019-02-04T11:56:30+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Education, Export, Journalism, News|

SPJ-FIU finalist for national honors

The Florida International University chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is a finalist for both student chapter and student program of the year, officials announced Wednesday. The winners of the 2018 Campus Chapter of the Year and the 2018 Campus Program of the Year are scheduled to be named at the SPJ Excellence

2018-10-01T16:13:53+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Award Winners, Education, Journalism, News|

Now hiring! Work at SFNS

Current FIU students are invited to apply to work for the South Florida News Service for the fall semester. Apply here by Aug. 24 at 5 pm! What is SFNS? We are a student news organization that focuses on issues that matter to us and our generation. Our work is overseen by a news director, Professor

2018-08-08T14:30:35+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Education, News|