On October 16 – 19, the Monterey Institute, NPS, and DLI will be co-sponsoring Windows to the World: A Cultural  Education Film Symposium.  Films will be shown at the following locations during the Symposium: Thursday, October 16:  DLI Friday, October 17:  Community event at the Golden State Theater on Alvarado Street in downtown Monterey Saturday, […]

This fall, students have the opportunity to take five new courses, designed to bring students from several programs together, and to exemplify the principles of immersive learning, high performance thinking, and open architecture that define Monterey Way 2.0. Twelve students, representing four programs within GSIPS, are taking Michel Gueldry’s French for International Professions and Organizations.  […]

Working with colleagues at Middlebury in a joint project this summer, the William Tell Coleman Library has added the Institute’s VHS video collection (more than 2000 items) to the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). The primary purpose of the project was to increase access to the collection for faculty and students by converting the existing […]

If you are planning an Institute event and would like the extend an invitation to the public and/or members of the local press, please contact Beth McDermott in Institutional Advancement (beth.mcdermott@miis.edu or extension 3509).  She can assist you with outreach to local media outlets to build awareness of your event, as well as for the […]

Rodney Smith, our VALIC representative, will be on campus next week to assist you with your retirement questions. When: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 11:00 AM-3:00 PM Where: HR Conference Room If you would like to arrange to meet with Rodney at a particular time, please give him a call on his cell phone at 595-2588. […]

In a recent blog post, Golf Digest editor Bob Carney agreed with Clara Yu on the issue of a language requirement for LPGA members (now withdrawn after much public denunciation). He said, “Being an old Peace Corps volunteer myself and a supporter of golf in the Olympics…I liked this letter from Clara Yu, president of […]

The HR office would like to remind all employees that the Open Enrollment period for benefits will end on September 19. Open Enrollment provides the following opportunities: 1. If you or your dependents are not currently enrolled you may add yourself and/or dependents to the medical, dental, or vision plans. Please contact Human Resources for […]

As we work to build a cohesive community of professionals collaborating to achieve common goals, effective communication to and among faculty and staff is an indispensible ingredient for success. This summer, Beth McDermott and Amy McGill convened a focus group of MIIS employees to learn more about how people perceive communications on campus, and how […]

Patricia Szasz, Director of Intensive English Programs, and Therese Tishakov, GSLEL’s Director of Career Services, have collaborated with Middlebury’s Bread Loaf School of English to develop a workshop for teachers on “Creative Voices in the Classroom, ” offered on October 11 under the auspices of the Steinbeck chapter of CATESOL (California Teachers of English to […]

Last year’s “pizza process” led to the creation or strengthening of several programs that contribute to academic excellence and exemplify Monterey Way 2.0 principles of learning, such as open architecture and immersive learning. • The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies has built a “Nonproliferation Schoolhouse” in Second Life • Custom Language Services has developed […]

The Simul2 interpretation lab now sports two new 32” Plasma screens, soon to be joined by a third unit in the Simul3 lab in the IIRC building. In addition, each of the three Simul labs will soon receive a Sony SLV D380P – DVD/VCR combo unit, replacing the older VCRs to allow more digital content […]

Town Hall meetings have been scheduled approximately once a month throughout the fall semester, to give the Institute community a chance to hear from President Clara Yu about important new developments and directions for the Institute.  The first Town Hall Meeting, on September 18, will also include President Designate Sunder Ramswamy. Clara and Sunder will […]

At last count (day 3), our fall FTE of 791 surpassed the most recent record (728), reflecting a large entering class and excellent retention of continuing students. Congratulations to our enrollment managers and admissions staff, and all those students, faculty, staff and alumni who helped to tell our story to the world.

Donors Recognized

September 8, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Institutional Advancement will soon be releasing a publication recognizing those donors who made gifts to the Institute during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008.  We are happy to be able to recognize and acknowledge these individuals and organizations and plan to distribute copies on campus in mid-September. –from the Office of Institutional Advancement

New Faces

September 6, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Welcome to the following staff members who are new to the Institute as of this summer… • Nina Dutra, Dean’s Assistant, FGSIB • Robert Horgan, Enrollment Manager • Patricia Lewis, Deputy Director of CNS • Florence Lu, Coordinator of Student Services • Deborah Ortega, Office Services Assistant • Shawna Routh, Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs And […]

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