• 21st Century Community Learning Center 101

    At Florida National University (FNU), our goal as educators is to support all students academically and socially as well as to ensure that their academic goals are met. To that end, we have instituted numerous projects and programs to reach out to the community. As indicated by our mission statement, “The purpose of Florida National…

  • Social Media Primer for the Chronically Unhip

    Let’s face it; there are two types of people in this world. Those who get social media, and those who don’t. There are many who will argue that this division is generational. I disagree. I turned 40 this year, and by traditional standards I fall outside the “digital millennial” generation. According to conventional wisdom (as…

  • Helping for the Holidays

    I call my close friends “my adoptive family.” My blood relatives all live out of state, so the only family I have here in Miami is the family I make for myself. Creating an adoptive family isn’t easy. You have to select just the right individuals. These people both nurture and support you and challenge…

  • National Library Week 2009

    Worlds connect @ your library: celebrate National Library Week at Florida National University Library & Resource Room, April 12-18, 2009 It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide – and the perfect time to discover how worlds connect @ your library.…

  • 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…

  • National Blood Donor Month

    Fellow students, As you may have noticed, January is our Blood Donor Month. I believe there are several myths about blood donation that need to be cleared up in order to encourage more of us to donate blood and help save lives. I found this short FAQs http://www.givelife2.org/sponsor/quickfacts.asp article that will answer most of our…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Job Fair