A reminder for staff participating in the “Engaging with Change” workshop series with Dr. Paul Porter:  the third session will take place on Tuesday, December 2, and the final workshop will take place on Monday, December 15. Location: Board Room. Last Friday TLC offered a digital storytelling workshop in which participants created a “superhero” based […]

The Monterey Institute is collaborating with Middlebury College colleagues to give web sites on both campuses a makeover.  You can read about the Middlebury project on their web makeover blog.  We hope to leverage Middlebury’s expertise to help us make innovative and cost-effective decisions about design, information architecture and delivery. We’ve also assembled a team […]

Great coverage of International Education Day at MIIS on KION news last night. Thanks to all who made this event such a success!

Why Wii?

November 20, 2008 | 4 Comments

The unveiling of the Wii in the Digital Media Commons last Friday added a dimension of hilarity, energy, and friendly competition to a successful Institutional Advancement and TLC sponsored event that was designed to blend learning with play and build community among MIIS staff. It also raised questions for some: why are we buying toys […]

Patricia Szasz of the Institute’s Intensive English Programs, Karen Hamilton, a current MA TESOL student, and Lisa Donohoe of the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies (left to right in photo) visited Baku, Azerbaijan this past week. The purpose of their trip was to perform a curriculum needs assessment for the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. ADA currently runs […]

IPS Distinguished Professor Beryl Levinger went to Banda Aceh for two weeks in October 2008 to work w/ Pete LaRaus, MPA ’04, deputy director of Save the Children in Banda Aceh.  The assignment was to help Save the Children develop a three-year strategic plan.  The primary challenge Save the Children faces is how to redirect […]

As promised by President Designate Sunder Ramaswamy at last week’s series of meetings, here is a presentation on the administrative reorganization of the Monterey Institute’s academic programs. It provides guiding principles for the reorganization, an overview of key elements and rationale, timelines, and a preview of the process for community engagement.  Also attached is a […]

Yammer?  What’s that?  Sounds like nonsense… Yammer is a new tool that is currently being used by some staff, faculty and students to stay more connected.  It’s a website, just for folks with a miis.edu email account, that asks you to answer the question “What are you working on?”.  This is a simple and quick […]

The MIIS Graduate Writing Center has received a $50,000 grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation to expand and improve its services. The center offers writing workshops to students to prepare them for academic and professional assignments, such as cover letters, resumes, CVs, policy memos, and op-eds.. With increased funding, the center will be able to: […]

The Monterey Institute of International Studies and the Defense Language Institute cordially invite you to attend a panel discussion, titled “Leadership in a Time of War”, on Wednesday, November 19 from 6:30PM – 8:00PM in the Irvine Auditorium, featuring: * LTC Danial Pick, former Army Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Amman, Jordan and Iraq Policy Officer, Office […]

Last week Tate Miller and former MIIS president Robert Gard returned from a successful whirlwind trip to Beijing.  The centerpiece of the trip was participation in an invitation-only, two-day conference on China’s world trade opportunities and relationship with the World Trade Organization. The conference, sponsored by the Beijing-based WTO Affairs Center, was attended by 350-400 […]

The Institute’s 4th annual Holiday Food Drive, benefiting the Monterey County Food Bank, begins Monday, December 1st.  Barrels will be located in the main lobby of the McCone building from Dec 1-10. The campus goal is to raise 1 lb/0.45kg for every student, staff and faculty member, so approximately 100lbs/45kg per day for ten business […]

The offices of the Provost & Institutional Advancement have teamed up to offer a special workshop for faculty and staff interested in grant funding opportunities. The workshop will consist of two, two-hour grant writing overview sessions, to be taught by Jonathan Berkey, Adjunct Professor, GSIPS, on February 24th & 26th from 12-2 PM. (Note: The […]

Website Changes

November 10, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Our website is the main source of information on our programs for prospective students. Recruitment for these new students starts earlier and earlier each year.  Considering that our new students in Fall 2009 will be attending MIIS under a new administrative structure, it is important that our website best represent both our current programs and […]

Please join us in welcoming Kristen Byers to the MIIS staff. Kristen will be working with TLC/DMC as a new media development specialist.  Her job is to help MIIS faculty, staff and students tell their stories using digital media. In keeping with the philosophy of TLC/DMC, her role is to work with members of the […]

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