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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:


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


Come join our school’s 1st official soccer game of the season.

When: Sunday 3pm
Where: Marina High School
Directions: http://www.montereysoccer.org/Directions.htm

If you have any questions, please email Rafael Burgos via first class.

Monterey Historical Tour

Dear Students,
Are you interested in learning more about the history of downtown Monterey? If  so, please sign up for the upcoming

Monterey Historical Tour
Led by Jim Conway, Museums and Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Monterey
Date: Tuesday, February 17
Time: 12-2 pm
Cost: Free 

Sign up by visiting the Student Affairs reception desk during our normal business hours.  Space is limited to 20 persons. Please sign up asap and no later than Friday, February 13th, to reserve your space in the tour.


Join the Rideshare Rewards Program and claim your chance to win $1000!MIIS has been a registered member of this government sponsored program since the fall of 2007. Joining the program is easy! All you have to do is drop your member application off at the President’s Office and hand your monthly logs in at the President’s Office end of each month. For every day you carpool, vanpool, bicycle, walk, or ride the bus your name will be entered into a monthly drawing to win $1000!

So far, our 50 Rideshare members logged a total of 2,287 days of alternate transportation use, two MIIS students have won $1000 each, and other students have won prizes such as an iPod and an eco-tour vacation!

Here is how you can become a member:

Step 1: Download a membership application from [ http://www.commutealternatives.info/rewards.html

Step 2: Drop your application off at the Reception Desk in the President’s Office.

Step 3: Keep monthly commute logs tracking the number of days you use alternative transportation. Then turn them in to Barbara Burke by the 26th of each month for signature. Logs will be faxed to Commute Alternatives for the drawing. The drawing winner will be announced by the 5th of the following month.

Drawings will occur each month throughout the academic year.

Remember, each day counts as an entry in to the drawing!

The Rideshare Rewards Program is offered by AMBAG, a governmental organization, to registered members throughout the region. The mission of AMBAG’s Commute Alternatives program is to “reduce traffic congestion and automobile emissions while optimizing the use of existing transportation infrastructure in the Monterey Bay region.” You can help fufill this mission. Join the program today!

Thank you!
~ Maggie Peters

Maggie Peters
Master of Business Administration
M.A. International Environmental Policy
Candidate, May 2009
Monterey Institute of International Studies maggie.peters@miis.edu


Thanks to Max Perelman for this message about organic produce delivered to MIIS

CSA is back!  Weekly Thursday deliveries to the porch of Student Affairs of fresh picked organic produce (and flowers) is happening MARCH 19 – please sign up!  (5% DISCOUNT if you pay by Feb 16)

To sign up, contact Two Small Farms:

Cost is $20/week for a box. There are enough veggies in a box for two vegetarians / week.  This is by far the cheapest way to eat local and organic.

– But I want to support the Farmers’ Market…great!  The CSA boxes are mostly veggies so I buy my fruit, nuts, extra veggies, and snacks at the market.
– But I can’t choose what’s in the box…. Right, you only get what is perfectly ripe (picked that morning) and it comes with recipes!

CSA means “Community Supported Agriculture”. You pay up front and then receive produce throughout the season.  This provides local growers with much needed capital, while spreading the risk across the community. Buying CSA is the perfect way to vote with your wallet and support local organic farmers.

Here’s how it works:
– Call or email Two Small Farms and say, “I want to order a CSA box to be delivered to MIIS.”
– Then send them a check or give them your creditcard info – they have starter plans of 2 months…the season extends to November and then starts up again in the Spring. You get a discount if you buy the whole season.
– Stop by the porch of Student Affairs (across from the president’s
office) from 11:00am-Thursday to pick up your huge bag of goodies.  There will be a newsletter included with lots of great recipes and info on what you’re getting.  Much of the veggies are ancient varietals that will impress your friends!
– Fold up the box and wait for next week.
– If you forget to pick up your box or can’t pick it up some week then email/call Max Perelman at (831-917-7641).  If you don’t let him know then your box is “fair game” come Friday morning and Max will distribute the contents to starving students and pale-looking staff around campus.

$500 Give away!

The Monterey Institute Virtual Bookstore and the Middlebury College Bookstore will be giving away ten $50 textbook gift credits on Friday February 6, 2008. The credits will be for those who bought their books through the Monterey Institute Virtual Bookstore.Rules:
1. You must be a Fan of the Middlebury College Bookstore on Facebook:

2. You must be listed as a Friend on Facebook:

3. You must be enrolled for the spring semester 2009 at Monterey Institute.

4. You must have purchased at least $50 in books through the Monterey Institute Virtual Bookstore for spring semester by February 6, 2008 by noon 12:00 pm pacific time:

5. You must be listed as attending this event.

Failure to follow any one of the above rules will disqualify you from winning.

The ten winners will be chosen from those attending the event, and meet the requirements of five rules above. I will email the ten winners after 5:00 pm Friday February 6, 2008.

The Recruiting Office would like your participation in expanding awareness about the Monterey Institute and reaching out to prospective students in other parts of the country and throughout the world by hosting a Coffee Chat.

Who can help? Continuing students and new graduates who plan to travel or return home during the winter break. The Coffee Chats may take place from January 6 until the beginning of the spring term.

How can you help? We are looking for students who would like to meet and host a small group of prospective students (usually 3-8) at a coffee shop or similar establishment and share their experiences about what it is like to be a student here at the Monterey Institute. We are calling these meetings “Coffee Chats.” Arrangements will be made by and expenses covered by the Recruiting Department.

Why is this important? Prospective students exploring graduate schools want to heave directly from current students; who better to help them understand the Monterey Institute experience than you!? This is any informal and meaningful way to increase the visibility of the Monterey Institute, show your school pride and encourage another person to make the same decision you did!

Have these been successful in the past? Those who have hosted the chats have report that they had a great time and the prospective students had good questions. The hosts have felt that the chat was worthwhile and they would like to host again.

Please indicate your interest in learning more by emailing Alice.villemaire@miis.edu. Alice will send you specific details and answer any questions you have.

MIIS Fall Carnival Saturday, Nov. 22 12:00-5:00 @ Samson Patio & Lot* Games
* Bake-Off/Auction
* Music
* Clothes Swap
* Wining & Dining
* Proceeds benefit The Food Bank of Monterey

Student Council has organized this event and would like to request your participation in the following:

* Charity Bake-Off Auction: Baked items will be donated, displayed and auctioned. COSTS REIMBURSED so keep your receipts! Sign-up ASAP. Contact- David Reichbaum

* Dunking Booth: Student Council and Faculty will take turns in the dunk booth. Contact- Chris Hucke
All proceeds will benefit The Food Bank of Monterey County

*Games: Inflatable obstacle course and bungee run, sumo suits, gladiator battles

Wining & Dining: Beer, mulled wine, BBQ and cotton candy

Student Council and The Food Bank of Monterey County greatly appreciate your participation.

Please contact David Reichbaum, Chris Hucke, Seda Sevas or Student Affairs for details.

The Monterey Institute of International Studies and the Defense Language Institute cordially invites 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 of the Secretary of Defense.

* Bill Murphy Jr., author of In a Time of War: The Proud and Perilous Journey of West Point’s Class of 2002 and a former Army JAG office who reported from Iraq for The Washington Post.

* Mike Cerre, an Emmy-award winning journlits for ABC News in Iraq who served as an USMC officer in Vietnam.

* CPT Fergal O’Reilly, a former platoon leader with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan and Iraq, and is now assigned to the Defense Language Institute.

The discussion will be moderated by Capt DJ. Skelton, who was wounded during U.S. combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq in Nov 2004. He is one of the leading U.S. Army advocates for Wounded Warriors, playing a key role in strategic policy development and analysis regarding care for wounded servicemen and who currently serves at the Defense Language Institute.

Bios for all of the participants (except O’Reilly) are listed below.





Join these Iraq war veterans and the author of an important new book on the sacrifices of young American Army officers for a discussion about country, service, and leadership in a time of war.

There will be a light reception in the McCone Atrium immediately following the panel discussion.

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