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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 click on the image for more information about how to sign your child up for the upcoming International Storytelling Day event on Thursday, April 9th!

 

 

Nonviolence advocate Maya Soetoro-Ng will address Institute students, faculty and staff on the topic “Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding and Education” on Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Irvine Auditorium.  In addition to her work on nonviolent conflict resolution, last fall Soetoro-Ng spoke at the Democratic National Convention in support of her half-brother Barack Obama’s candidacy for president.  Soetoro-Ng serves on the International Advisory Board of Global Majority, a nonprofit organization started by former Institute students and faculty that is dedicated to promoting nonviolent conflict resolution education, mediation and advocacy.

 

All Institute students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.  A question and answer session will follow, and a podcast of the event will also be posted to the Institute’s iTunesU site afterwards.

There are many different sources of information on the Monterey Institute campus today, and it can be challenging to find the information you are looking for in a timely manner. In response to this problem, we recently implemented a new solution that uses RSS feeds to channel information into a single central campus information resource.

 

This new resource is a campus information portal located on our Moodle site at elearning.miis.edu<http://www.elearning.miis.edu/>.  The revamped Moodle site now incorporates the master events calendar and a list of the most recent articles published on our new campus-wide blog aggregator, the Monterey Institute Focus.  The Focus, located at www.miisfocus.com<http://www.miisfocus.com/>, collects posts from a wide range of campus-based blogs into a single, comprehensive information resource that also feeds directly onto the Moodle home page.

 

In the near future, Ashley Arrocha will be providing instructions to student clubs on how to set up blogs and/or submit stories directly to the Monterey Institute Focus.

 

The portal accomplishes many of our key goals regarding funneling campus information into a single point of contact for campus community members that will continue to be enhanced and improved.

 

 

Are you a futbol/soccer fan? If so, please check out the upcoming games for the Monterey Institute Futbol Club.

The full schedule of games can be found here.

If you have any questions, please email Rafael Burgos through First Class.

Guest speakers include doctor from Darfur refugee camp, former refugee camp resident

 

Monterey, CA (March 2, 2009) – The Monterey Institute will host a public symposium exploring the effects of war on children this Friday at 7:00 pm as the American Red Cross presents its Children of War Symposium in the Institute’s Irvine Auditorium.

 

The Children of War Symposium is a public service offered by the American Red Cross which examines the psychological and physical effects of war on children through the eyes of five renowned international speakers.  These speakers will share their firsthand experiences of living and working in war zones around the world.

 

Scheduled speakers include:

 

Michael Khambatta, International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Deputy Head of Delegation, US & Canada. 

For more information, visit http://www.icrc.org  

 

Dr. Ashis Brahma, Sole doctor for Darfur refugee camp in Chad for two years

For more information, visit http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/archives/2007/2007-Sep-27/Article.news_3/1/@@index

 

Dorothy Sewe, Tracing specialist and former refugee camp resident

For more information, visit http://www.gvsu.edu/cms3/assets/A29DA48F-E6CD-4F35-837316459C8C6362/2008fall/GVMF08_Sewe.pdf

 

Dr. Marc Sommers, Associate Research Professor of Humanitarian Studies, Institute of Human Security, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; and Research Fellow, African Studies Center, Boston University.

For more information, visit http://fletcher.tufts.edu/faculty/sommers/default.shtml

 

Meghan Frank, Senior at Granby High School, Norfolk, VA, daughter of a US Navy Captain, and creator of Operation Pen & Pencil, collecting school supplies for Afghan teachers to use in their classrooms in Kabul. 

 

Over the course of two days, the Children of War Symposium will travel to several locations in the area, including the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Santa Cruz area high schools, the University of California at Santa Cruz, Stanford University, and Santa Clara University.

 

 What:    Monterey Institute Hosts American Red Cross Children of War Symposium

 

 When:   Friday, March 6, 2009, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

 Where:           Irvine Auditorium

McCone Building

499 Pierce St.

Monterey, CA 93940

Please see related PDF for more information: 030209-children-of-war-pr

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RETREAT AND TO SIGN UP. YOU MUST EMAIL AMY MCGILL TO REGISTER.

 

 

 MONTEREY INSTITUTE & NPS host AWARD-winning Cyber-activist

Founder of MideastYouth.com Harnesses Internet to Promote Human Rights

 

Monterey, CA (Feb. 24, 2009) – The Monterey Institute of International Studies will host award-winning activist and writer Esra’a al Shafei beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Institute’s Irvine Auditorium in the McCone Building at 499 Pierce St., Monterey.  The event is being co-sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School.

 

During her “Activism 3.0” presentation, Shafei will discuss her experiences as founder and executive director of Mideast Youth (mideastyouth.com), and how cyber-activism can help to combat human rights abuses and foster peace.  Her accolades include the Harvard University’s 2008 Berkman Award, and her live podcasts and blogs from Gaza during the recent conflict there were featured on CNN.  

 

This event is free and open to the public.  NOTE: Photography and videotaping will not be permitted at this event.  Audio recording is permitted.

 

 

What:  Monterey Institute Hosts Award-Winning Cyber-Activist

 

When:  Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, 6:15 p.m.

 

Where: Irvine Auditorium

            McCone Building

            499 Pierce St.

            Monterey, CA 93940

 

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The Monterey Institute of International Studies is at the forefront of international professional education, preparing students for global careers in the private, public, nonprofit and educational sectors.  A private graduate institution located in Monterey, California and affiliated with Middlebury College, the Institute offers degree programs in international business, translation and interpretation, international policy studies and language teaching. The Institute’s approximately 800 students come from more than 50 countries. For more information about Monterey Institute, visit www.miis.edu.

 

The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to enhance United States national security through graduate, executive and professional education programs focusing on the unique needs of military leaders, with research and advanced studies directed towards the needs of the Navy and Department of Defense. NPS students come from all United States services and the services of nearly 60 countries. For additional information, see http://www.nps.edu.

 

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.

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