• Building on Passion

    What are you passionate about? Here’s a hint, when you’re engage in something you’re passionate about, you loose track of time. When I write, hours pass like minutes. The intensity of focus is almost a trance like state. I’m equally passionate about art (sketching, painting, pottery, graphic design), but writing has always come easier than … Continued

  • Excuses

    Let’s be blunt. Excuses are fears masquerading as responsibilities. I confess, even I use them. Take writing for instance, as a freelance writer, I use a Nome de plume (a pen name). It removes the inhibition of writing. When I write using my real name, I am much more self-conscious, much more careful not to … Continued

  • Opportunities

    Opportunities are interesting things. Generally, we think of opportunity as some anomalous event. Most liken opportunity to luck really, and perhaps there is a bit of luck involved. But opportunity is more than realizing you’re in the right spot at the right time, it’s about placing yourself at the right place, at the right time. … Continued

  • My FNU: Exploring the New Student Portal

    Finally! The New Student Portal is ready! But was it worth the wait? It certainly was. FNU students have the convenience of on Campus Services right from their computers. Here’s a brief run down of some of the things you can do: • Post Used Textbooks for Sale • Change Your Address • Print your … Continued

  • Florida National University has a new Library Director!

    As of last week, the FNU Library has a new face – Aleksandra Pitner, our new Library Director. Aleksandra will lead the team of librarians at both the Hialeah Library and the South Campus Resource Room. She is excited to be a part of Florida National University family! Aleksandra says “the library is more than … Continued

  • Campus Voices

    I’m proud to announce a new ally in the FNU blogosphere: “aperpetualstudent”. In an effort to keep our blog content fresh, innovative, and relevant to our students, a fellow blogger (and FNU student) will be contributing to the FNU Student Services blog.  Our new blogger looks forward to your questions and comments, so stay tuned (i.e. … Continued

  • Student Applause Winner Jesus Diaz

    The Student Applause Award was first introduced in June 2008(http://fncstudentservices.wordpress.com/2008/06/11/introducing-the-student-applause-award/). Although the majority of our students are still learning about this recognition opportunity, one South Campus teacher inspired reams of support from his students. Yes, I mean that literally . . . well almost.  We received quite an impressive stack of nominations for Mr. Diaz, … Continued

  • Winner of the Student Handbook Scavenger Hunt

    [The Office of Student services delayed the publication of this story, hoping the Hialeah winner would stop by to collect the prize. Since the individual has failed to return our calls, a new winner will be drawn.] Halloween Scavenger Hunt Throughout the month of October, the student services department ran a fun activity for the student … Continued

  • Defining Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving. If we approach the word from the perspective of Virginia Woolf, we could talk about the connotations and denotation of a word so steeped with tradition that it has expanded far beyond the borders of simple definition.   What images come to your mind when you hear the word Thanksgiving: food, family, parades, anticipated sales events? Do you envision pilgrims … Continued

  • Una Definicion para “Thanksgiving”

      “Thanksgiving” (Accion de dar Gracias/Accion de Gracias). Si nos aproximamos a la palabra desde la perspectiva de Virginia Woolf, podriamos hablar de las connotaciones y denotacion de una palabra tan impregnada de tradicion que se ha expandido muy por encima de las fronteras de la simple definicion.   Que imagenes vienen a su mente cuando oye … Continued