Dr. James Newman of the Naval Postgraduate School was on campus July 30 to talk with visiting Fulbright students. He shared stories of his time as an astronaut during four Space Shuttle missions. Dr. Newman has logged over 43 days space, including working in the International Space Station and six space walks. He gave the […]

Reliance Standard, one of our insurance providers,  has notified us that effective immediately there is a new 24-hour travel assistance service available to MIIS employees. A copy of the summary sheet/wallet card is attached.

…or, How to Help Keep Your Email Flowing Smoothly As many of you are aware, the conversion to Outlook has posed a lot of questions and concerns about how our email system functions. Exchange is an entirely different system from First Class, so we need to be better informed and aware of how our email […]

For those of you who missed this session, here are the slides on projected changes in the finance area that will result from reorganization and integration.  And here are slides showing the recent round of office moves (before and after) that aim to foster collaboration and cohesion within the two new schools and advising center. […]

Recently, all faculty and staff received information from Jason Warburg regarding the introduction of new graphic identity standards for publications, correspondence, business cards, etc.  Much of the material that we produce in house does not necessarily need to be printed on expensive  letterhead, and may indeed be appropriate to disseminate electronically. Anne Marie Steiger has […]

FirstClass email will cease to be used on September 15, 2009, as the Monterey Institute completes its transition to Exchange email hosted by Middlebury College.  If you are still using FirstClass to send email, you should plan to transition to Exchange email before the fall semester begins. Contact the Helpdesk (ext. 6656) for assistance.

Your colleagues at The Center for Advising and Career Services extend a warm invitation for you to attend an Open House At The Center for Advising and Career Services Third Floor of the McCone Building Please come up to visit the new space, meet the staff, enjoy good food, good friends and the lovely environment […]

A software upgrade for the Institute course management system: Moodle, accessible online at http://elearning.miis.edu is scheduled for mid-August. This upgrade will bring the site software up to date and help resolve authentication protocols with the Middlebury network as we continue to align systems with Exchange and Bannerweb. Our goal is to make this process as […]

Ever want to take that long URL from our website and make it something nice, short and simple?  Well…now you can!  Welcome to GO! (Clicking this link will take you to a Middlebury authentication page, where you should enter your exchange username and password, and then you will get to the main GO page.) Go […]

We will be undertaking a software upgrade to the Institute course management system: Moodle, accessible online at http://elearning.miis.edu. This upgrade will bring the site software up to date and help resolve authentication protocols with the Middlebury network as we continue to align systems with Exchange and Bannerweb. Our goal is to make this process as […]

The Student Council is responsible for recruiting 40+ volunteers to facilitate the Community Building Activities during New Student Orientation in late August.  Greg Freeman, the SC President, recruited a good number of student volunteers; however, students have requested that we add more faculty and staff into the group of facilitators. As a Community Building volunteer, […]

Monterey Institute student Nikita Perfilyev was awarded the special prize “New Talent in Nonproliferation” by the Russian Center for Policy Studies (PIR Center) on July 3, 2009. In addition to studying nonproliferation at the Institute with the support of a Fulbright fellowship, Nikita is a research assistant at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. […]

AFS Steinbeck Coast  is currently seeking a Sending Coordinator (description attached). This is a volunteer opportunity that two people can share. Each year AFS has a training gathering and invites coordinators from throughout the United States to attend. In past years they have met in Portland, OR, Chicago, IL, St. Louis, MO, and Baltimore, MD. […]

The following guidelines are adapted from Middlebury’s policy on the use of college email.  We think they make sense for us as well, and would like to ask that all members of the community to follow them. 1. Messages must relate directly to College business. Announcements of non-college events should be handled through other channels. […]

With the closing of the Institute’s fiscal year on June 30th, Institutional Advancement also marked the end of its FY09 fundraising efforts.  While the economic downturn did present significant challenges, there are several bright spots to report: The number of faculty/staff donors grew from 44 at the close of FY08 to 52 at the close […]

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