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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

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

 

Monterey Institute Faculty and Staff:

Do you know someone on campus who’s making an effort to go green?  Then nominate him or her for a MIIS Green Award.  Nominees need not be changing the world on a huge scale–we’re looking for ordinary people who are trying to incorporate elements of sustainable living into their daily routines.  That might mean biking to school rather than driving, using the school’s composting bins, assigning electronic readings rather than printed ones, advocating native plant landscaping on campus, or any other “green” practice, large or small (you tell us!).  You may nominate as many deserving candidates as you wish.

The Environmental Task Force will select one winner each month, beginning in early March.  Winners’ profiles will be published in the Foghorn and each winner will receive a gift certificate to a local “green” business.

Nominate someone today by following the link below:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=fc_2b6AWfJniEN2PuWQ4g9Aw_3d_3d

Please contact Emily at emily.sloane@miis.edu with any questions you might have.

ANNOUNCING NEW PRIZE FOR BEST STUDENT ESSAY ON ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING

A $1,000 Rev. William Sloane Coffin cash prize will be awarded to the MIIS
student who writes the best anti-human trafficking essay. $500 will be given
to the writer of the second-best essay.  The award is named after the late
remarkable  civil rights and peace activist Chaplain at Yale University and
the money is donated by his close friend, Professor Peter Grothe. The award is
given in memory of  a victim  of human trafficking in Cambodia, Sale Hillar,
the daughter of MIIS Professor Bill Hillar who teaches a workshop on human
trafficking. The essay should be no more than 2,000 words.

The student should state what experiential and/or academic background she/he
has had in anti-human trafficking and what she/he has learned from this. A
major part of the essay should be devoted to what  motivates the writer to go
into the anti-human trafficking field. Further, what are the most promising
strategies for putting brakes on this affront to humanity?

The deadline for the essay is 5 pm Friday, March 13th. Please submit your
essay to Dr. Grothe or put in his box in the Student Affairs building.
The judges  for the Rev. William Sloane Coffine Prize will be a panel of
faculty experts.

Thanks and good luck!

 

Do you know someone on campus who’s making an effort to go green? Then nominate him or her for a MIIS Green Award. Nominees need not be changing the world on a huge scale–we’re looking for ordinary people who are trying to incorporate elements of sustainable living into their daily routines. That might mean biking to school rather than driving, using the school’s composting bins, assigning electronic readings rather than printed ones, advocating native plant landscaping on campus, or any other “green” practice, large or small. (You tell us!) You may nominate as many deserving candidates as you wish.The Environmental Task Force will select one winner each month, beginning in early March. Winners’ profiles will be published in the Foghorn, and each winner will receive a gift certificate to a local “green” business.

Nominate someone today by following the link below:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=fc_2b6AWfJniEN2PuWQ4g9Aw_3d_3d

Contact Emily at emily.sloane@miis.edu with any questions.
Candidate M.A. International Environmental Policy, May 2009 Monterey Institute of International Studies

 

Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Yuwei Shi of the Business School has been chosen, after a very rigorous and competitive process, for the Excellence in Teaching Award.  Dr. Shi will be the keynote speaker at the December Commencement.

Excellence in Teaching Award

Every year, the Excellence in Teaching Award (ETI) recognizes a faculty member’s outstanding contributions as a classroom teacher. The winner gets a cash reward, speaks at the December commencement, and a gets a great deal of accolades from out community.

The neat thing is – it’s completely student-driven: we make the nominations and a student council committee reviews the applications and votes!

So we need you to nominate somebody!

Go to campus E-learning Moodle site to fill out and submit your nomination form.

This is a nice responsibility that we as students have been given – please help ensure that it works by making a nomination. The nominating period ends on October 24th.

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