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The Recruitment Office is running a phonathon to call prospective students  this coming Tuesday April 21st and we need your help! 

A pizza dinner and refreshments will be provided for all volunteers.  PLUS you  will receive either a Jamba Juice gift card or a Pete’s Coffee gift card for  every hour that you volunteer.

Here’s the Deal:

We need current students to call applicants to chat with them about the  Monterey Institute and help answer any questions that they may have.  This  will be a great way to share your experiences and learn about the students who  are applying to the Monterey Institute.

Where: The Recruitment Suite (443 Casa Fuente)

When: Tuesday April 21st.  Volunteer for one or more of 5 shifts:  3-4pm, 4-
5pm, 5-6pm, 6-7pm or 7-8pm

If you are interested in helping, please contact Devin Lueddeke as soon as  possible by emailing him at devin.lueddeke@miis.edu  or by calling 831-647-6543.

Thank you for your help!      -Devin

Please be sure to stop by the Office of International Services in the Student Affairs building for a travel signature on your I-20 (F-1 students) or DS-2019 (J-1 students) if you are traveling out of the U.S. during the summer. The travel signature is checked by Port of Entry Officers when you are returning into the U.S.  In practice, the signatures should be less than six months old at the time of entry. If you don’t have a current signature or you’ve forgotten your documents, you may be given temporary admissions into the U.S. with a form I-515A.   The form I-515A will require you to submit a new I-20/DS-2019 with a current signature. Any of the staff in Student Affairs can sign your documents as well as answer any questions you may have about visa stamps and travel authorization.  Please remember that when you travel into the U.S. you will need to have (1) a passport valid beyond 6 months at the time of entry, (2) a valid visa stamp, and (3) an I-20 or DS-2019 with signature.

The Office of International Services has recently revised the process for CPT approval. CPT is off-campus work authorization for international students in F-1 status.  CPT approval is given for em ployment that is considered an integral part of a student’s program of study.  A new application is available as well as a new video on Curricular Practical Training.

I am pleased to annouce that the recipient of the Fourth Annual Leslie Eliason
Excellence in Teaching Award is Professor Laura Burian.  Professor Burian has
a record of excellence in teaching and an ongoing, inspiring commitment to
providing our students the highest quality education possible.  She has a
wonderful rapport with her colleagues and students, an exceptional teaching
record that reflects her ability to provide an excellent learning experience
to our students, and an intensive commitment to the Institute’s mission.

As a professor dedicated to her students and to delivering quality education,
Professor Burian embodies much of what Professor Eliason also dedicated her
teaching efforts towards.  Leslie Eliason was a strong woman, dynamic and
passionate about her chosen profession of teaching.
She pursued her responsibilities as a teacher and mentor with great warmth and
care for her students and colleagues, reflecting her intelligence, integrity,
good humore, and commitment to quality in all of her endeavors.
 Professor Burian has a similar thoroughness in her role as teacher, colleague,
mentor and advisor.  As was true for Professor Eliason, Professor Burian is
interested in building the capacities of her students, in helping them and the
Institute reach their greatest potential, and in working collaboratively with
her colleagues to achieve their goals.  There is no question that Professor
Burian reflects the qualities Professor Eliason valued the most — hard work,
intense and at times passionate commitment to students and sound academic
programming, and good colleagial interactions and collaborations.  Her
commitment to excellence both inside and outside of the classroom is greatly
appreciated and valued.

Congratulations to Professor Burian — we will celebrate her selection on
April 21st during the “quiet hours” at lunchtime in the Samson Center Reading
Room.  More details will follow about this celebration.

Thanks to all of you who nominated faculty for this award and helped in the
selection process.

Provost Sands

Dr. Amy Sands
Provost and Academic Vice President
Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA 93940
email:  asands@miis.edu
telephone:  831 647-4116

Dear Students,

The MAP Peer Mentor Program is looking for mentors for the Fall 2009 semester. We have many new students coming this fall, please take advantage of this exciting opportunity to be a peer mentor by applying online at http://www.miis.edu/saffairs_map_mentor.html !

Dear Monterey Institute Faculty, Staff and Students:

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Bruce Paton will be the Chair of the Fisher Program of International Business (Fisher International MBA). The decision has been made after deliberation and consultation with President Sunder Ramaswamy, Provost Amy Sands, the Fisher Faculty and Staff, and the incoming Program Chairs of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management.

Dr. Bruce Paton is Visiting Associate Professor of Sustainable Business and Strategy at the Monterey Institute. He is Associate Professor at San Francisco State University’s College of Business, where he teaches courses on corporate social responsibility and sustainable business at undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels. He was named the Teaching Professor of the Year for the College of Business in 2005. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Monterey Institute since 2002. Dr. Paton has been actively involved in curriculum reform at SF State. He served on a Dean’s Taskforce on Graduate Programs that led to streamlined MBA program requirements. He also chaired the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee during its preparation for the AACSB’s re-accreditation process. Dr. Paton currently serves as Board Chair for Sustainable Silicon Valley, a collaboration of nearly 100 businesses, cities, and community organizations that works to focus the region’s leaders on its most important environmental challenges and opportunities. He also serves on the International Planning Board for the Greening of Industry Network, and on the editorial board for the Journal, Business Strategy and Environment.

Dr. Paton focuses his research on business strategies and public policies for sustainability, especially the development of methods for designing and evaluating voluntary and collaborative initiatives to address social and environmental issues in management. His research and teaching draw on more than twenty years of decision-making experience in industry, government and higher education, including the District of Columbia government, an environmental policy consulting firm, Hewlett-Packard, and a Silicon Valley startup. He also served for two years as Director of Admissions for the MBA Program at Stanford University. Dr. Paton holds a BA in Environmental Science from Wesleyan University, an MBA from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

– Dr. Yuwei Shi, Dean-Designate of GSIPM

Additional Funding Available for Continuing Students

Limited funds have been made available for additional scholarship support for
students returning for the 2009/2010 academic year. These funds will be
awarded on the basis of merit, levels of educational debt and financial need. 

Applications must be submitted via email (finaid@miis.edu) to the Office of
Student Financial Planning.

The deadline to apply is 4:00pm Friday, May 22, 2009.

Any student meeting the following criteria is eligible to apply:

a) Must have a Minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.4 at the Monterey Institute
b) Must be a full-time student
c) Must demonstrate evidence of financial need and/or high levels of existing
educational debt-

US Citizens and Permanent Residents must complete the 2009-10 FAFSA and the
MIIS financial aid application to be considered

To apply, please describe your financial situation and your reasons for
requesting additional support in 400 words or less.  Students who apply for
these funds will be notified via email no later than June 15, 2009.

Regina Garner
Director, Office of Student Financial Planning Monterey Institute of
International Studies An affiliate of Middlebury College 460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(831)647-4119 Phone
(831)647-6685 Fax


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