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MIIS staff and faculty invited to First Friday Staff Meet-Ups 12-1

The MIIS Staff Advisory Team (SAT) invites all staff and faculty to our monthly meet-ups this spring.

Join colleagues every first Friday from 12-1/1:30pm in MG 100 (unless otherwise noted).

The next meet-up will feature David Gibson and Eva Gudbergsdottier on Friday, March 6 from 12-1pm in MG 100. They will provide an update on marketing and internal communications.

This is a “brown bag” meeting. Light dessert will be provided.

Learn more about SAT events or contact anyone on our planning team at http://sites.miis.edu/staff.

Stay up to date on MIIS information and meeting minutes across a range of leadership and planning teams at http://sites.miis.edu/info (login required).

Salon Jane Exhibit Opening March 6 in honor of International Women’s Day

Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day while enjoying the artwork of Salon Jane at a viewing and reception.

Where: McCone Upper Atrium

When: Friday, March 6 from 5:30-7pm

RSVP

Salon Jane is an artist collective of six women photographers—Martha Casanave (MIIS alumna), Susan Hyde Greene, Jane Olin, Anna Rheim, Robin V. Robinson, and Robin Ward—who all work outside the traditional sense of straight photography, experimenting and expanding their creativity with the support and honest feedback of the rest of the group.


Photography will be on display through June 2020.


This event is hosted by the Institute Committee on Art in Public Places (ICAPP) and Middlebury Institute Advancement Office.

About iCAPP

The creation of the MIIS Committee on Art in Public Places (ICAPP) is official. The group was developed to mirror the College’s CAPP that was established on the Vermont Campus in 1994.

The idea for MIIS CAPP started through a design-thinking activity that explored findings from the 2015 “Live the Brand” report. MIIS community members brainstormed ways to illustrate the transformative experience. After monthly meetings in spring 2015, the group determined the need for coordination and use of public art as one method for showcasing the learning journeys and transformative experiences of the MIIS community.

In service of this aim, MIIS CAPP has been charged with achieving the following goals:

  • Establish a program of exhibition of art in public places.
  • Illustrate the mission of the Institute, as well as the work of our students and alumni, by providing interesting and challenging artwork of high quality.
  • Elicit gifts and loans of artwork that can enhance the aesthetic and educational mission of the Institute.
  • Involve a broad representation of the community in choosing, placing, and interpreting art in public places to improve overall campus aesthetic, while preserving historical pieces.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments to secure funding for the purchase, installation, maintenance, and interpretation of works of art in public places.
  • Work with relevant departments to ensure the security and care of these objects.

We look forward to bringing a unified approach to public art displays on campus to illustrate and improve the MIIS experience.

ICAPP welcomes your involvement. Please contact any committee member to suggest a project or to get involved.

International Poetry Night December 15

The MIIS International Cultural Gathering invites faculty and staff to our last two events for this semester. Please find attached flyers related to the events.

  1.  International Music Night:  Thursday, December 5th  (6:00-8:00 pm @ Holland Center

Join us as we celebrate the end of the fall semester with live performances, karaoke, and songs from across the globe! Students, faculty, and staff are invited to share with us their musical talents or simply to come  and enjoy the international music and fun atmosphere.

  •  International Poetry Night: Sunday, Dec 15th (5:30-7:30 pm at the Faculty and Staff lounge (Lara Soto Adobe)

Join us in celebrating our first anniversary for the International Poetry Night . It is another opportunity to hear great poetry, connect, detox, rejuvenate, and celebrate the end of the semester!

Feel free invite your colleagues, friends and family.

Hope you have a great rest of your week!

Best,

Rana

Rana Issa

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Arabic Studies Program

Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation

and Language Education

D202

Monterey, CA 93940

Tel. 831-647 4601

MIIS Community Annual Food Drive

Dear MIIS Faculty and Staff and Students: 

On October 31st, our MIIS Community kicked off our Annual Food Drive.  This is a community event that has taken place on campus for over 20 years.

Our Goal is to raise 1,000 lbs of non-perishable food items by NOVEMBER 18TH

Here is where we are after 8 days:

Please look in your cupboards over the weekend. Perhaps you have some items that you can bring and it won’t cost you a dime!  Bag them up, and bring them in! 

This year we have three collection barrels on campus – one in Samson Center Dining Area; one in the McCone Atrium; and, the third in Office Services.

If you would rather write a check to donate, there are some envelopes in Office Services, located in Casa Fuente, that you can obtain. 

For every $1 dollar that is donated, $5.00 worth of food is purchased . . . . and out of every dollar donation, 95% goes directly to feeding the hungry.

If you simply do not have the time, bring me the cash, and I will shop for you!!!

We will be sending out regular emails in the next 10 days to keep you updated on our community’s progress. Thank you all!

With deep appreciation!

Naomi Braswell and the Staff Advisory Team

Operations Coordinator | Office Services & Gift Shop

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Phone: 831-647-4120

Email: nbraswell@miis.edu

Institute Celebrates Immersive Learning, Applied Research, and Hands-On Learning Projects in 2nd Annual Report

Learn about Middlebury Institute student immersive learning, research, and other hands-on learning projects from the last academic year in the second annual Immersive Learning, Research, and Impact Report. 

This report celebrates onsite courses, practicum, and fellowships managed through MIIS programs or courses. It is also a celebration of the Middlebury faculty and staff who support these students in their learning.

Every year, we are gathering more information on projects that take students outside of the traditional classroom and provide them with the opportunity to have an impact in their field even before graduation. 

Learn more about immersive learning at MIIS.

A special thanks to Blaine Barkley MA NPTS ’20 and Valerie Castello for their work developing this report.

MIIS Welcomes New Staff

MIIS welcomed the following new staff this fall.

Dr. Jeni Henrickson
Instructional Designer, Digital Learning & Inquiry (DLINQ)

Justin Hitt
Classroom & Event Technology Specialist II, Media Services

Fabian Hinz
Research Associate, CNS

Lydia Gentry
Borrowing Services Manager, Library

Joelle Mellon
Research and Instruction Librarian, Library

Coleen Bremner
Assistant Director of Global Recruiting, Enrollment (Washington DC)