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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)

MIIS Staff Advisor Team Announces First Friday Staff Meet-Ups

The Staff Advisory Team will hold a monthly meet-up with staff from 12-1:30pm every first Friday. The next Staff Meet-Up on October 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in MG-100 or via Zoom: go.miis.edu/staffmeetup. The topic will be “New Staff Governance Roles and Feedback” with guest speakers Ashley Arrocha and Bob Cole.

Ashley Arrocha will speak about her new role on the Institute Board of Overseers (IBO) and discuss the staff input process and share feedback related to the IBO. Bob Cole will provide Middlebury Staff Council updates and a general overview of his role Staff Council.

There will be time for a Q&A and open discussion after the presentations.

Staff can read past newsletters and view recordings of these meetings at http://sites.miis.edu/staff.