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Hi everyone,

Just a reminder, we will be having a Brown Bag Lunch meeting on Thursday, February 5th from 12:00-2:00 pm in B105.

The Brown Bag Lunch will be a great opportunity to speak with your mentor/mentee as well as other MAP participants. We will also do some training and planning at the event.  Please remember to bring your lunch! I will provide the dessert. 

Looking forward to seeing you there! 🙂

Dear Spring 2009 MAP Peer Mentors,

Happy Holidays! I hope you are all having a good holiday so far.  Here is an update on the progress of our Spring 2009 MAP Peer Mentor Program. We currently have 21 mentors on board.

As mentioned before, I’ve extended the mentor application deadline until January 9, 2009. Please feel free to pass on the link to the mentor application(http://www.miis.edu/saffairs_map_mentor.html) to anyone you know who might be interested in applying!

I will be beginning the recruiting process for mentees and plan to send you your matches during the week before spring classes begin. Also, we will have a training meeting/pizza social during the first week of classes. I will email more details about this at a later date.

In the meantime, please join the MAP Peer Mentor Program Groups on Facebook at 
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31196962180 and LinkedIn at

If you have any questions, please let me know. Have a great vacation everyone and looking forward to seeing you when you return!

Warm regards,
Gail 🙂

 Unfortunately, due to the low number of Yes RSVPS for the MAP Program Game Night that is scheduled  for tomorrow, Friday, December 5th, I have decided to cancel and postpone this event until next semester.  Thank you for your understanding and  to everyone who RSVPed!

Also, I wanted to mention that even though the December 1st deadline for applying to be a MAP peer mentor for Spring 2009 has passed, I will still be taking mentor applications until early January. If you are interested in being a mentor for Spring 2009, please apply online at http://www.miis.edu/saffairs_map_mentor.html.

As a reminder, please remember to contact your mentor/mentee one more time before the holidays. Sometime after finals I will also be sending out an evaluation link via email to get  your feedback on the Fall 2008 MAP Peer Mentor Program.

Last but not least, there is now a MAP Peer Mentor Program Linked In group at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=1370867. Please join it if you are on “Linked In” in order to network with other MAP Program Participants. 🙂

Thanks again everyone and good luck on your finals! Gail 🙂


And the winner is…

Happy Halloween and thanks to everyone who voted at our online poll!

The movie for our upcoming Movie Night on November 6th will be:


Tagline from IMDb at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283900/

They came from Paris, Rome, London and Berlin to… l’Auberge Espagnole …where a year can change a lifetime.

You can watch the trailer at http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1133642009/

Looking forward to seeing you at our movie night on Thursday, November 6th, from 6-9 pm in MG102!

-Gail 🙂


List of nominated movies for Movie Night

Hi Everyone,

The link to the voting poll for the movie for our upcoming movie night has been sent to you via email. If you are interested in learning more about the movies that have been nominated, please click on the links below!

 Casa Blanca 
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Spirited Away (sen to chihiro no kamikakushi)
Saving Private Ryan 
 Hotel Rwanda 
 The Princess Bride
 The Great Escape 
L’Auberge Espagnole” or “Spanish Apartment” 
Dumb & Dumber


Tropas de Elite

Please let me know if you have any questions. Voting for the movie will end at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 29th.  The movie will be announced on Friday, October 31st.  Looking forward to your votes! -Gail 🙂

Just a reminder, for our upcoming Movie Night on November 6th, I am gathering nominations for movies to watch.

I’ve already received some nominations but it’s always great to have more. Please think about a movie you would like to nominate and send me your nominations via email to flu@exchange.miis.edu or gail.lu@miis.edu  by the end of the day on Wednesday, October 22nd.   

After I receive the rest of your nominations, tomorrow I will email out the web link to the online voting poll.

Looking forward to your movie nominations! -Gail 🙂

New Look to MAP Website

Thanks to the help of Anne-Marie Steiger, our MAP Program Website has been reformatted and updated with links to this blog, our Facebook, a trainings page and an events page. Some excerpts of the pictures from the Brown Bag Lunch are now on the website as well.

Please check it out at  http://www.miis.edu/saffairs_map.html

Also, a link to this blog is now featured on the Student Life page of the Admissions section of the MIIS Website.

The full photos from the Brown Bag Lunch are available for viewing by clicking on the thumbnails below.

-Gail 😀

Nominate a movie for Movie Night

For our upcoming Movie Night on November 6th, we need some suggestions for movies to watch.

Everyone, please think about a movie you would like to nominate and send me your nominations via email to flu@exchange.miis.edu by Wednesday, October 22nd.  If you like, you can also nominate a movie by commenting to this post. After I receive your nominations, we will do voting to decide which movie we will view.

Looking forward to your movie nominations! –Gail 🙂

Upcoming MAP Program Social Events

Hi Everyone,

Here are the upcoming MAP Program Social Events for this Fall 2008 semester!

MAP Program Movie Night

Date: Thursday, November 6th

Time: 6-9 pm

Place: MG102

MAP Program Game Night and Holiday Potluck

Date: Friday, December 5th

Time: 6-8 pm 

Place: Holland Center TV Lounge and Study Hall

More details about these two events will be posted in the future. In the meantime, please mark your calendars! 🙂 -Gail


I’ve recently learned from the MIIS Student Council that tickets for the upcoming MIIS Halloween Party will now be on sale at the Samson Student Center every Tuesday and Thursday (and some Fridays) from 12-2 pm.

The Halloween party will be held on October 31st from 7-12 pm at Adventures by the Sea. Tickets cost $10. Please stop by the Samson Student Center to purchase your Halloween party ticket!

Also, some of you mentioned at the Brown Bag Lunch Meeting that you might be interested in meeting up with other MAP participants before the Halloween Party. If you are interested in meeting before the party, please let me know via email and I will help get the word out to other MAP participants! 🙂 -Gail

 Here is a list of social events that MAP Program Participants suggested during our Brown Bag Lunch Meeting that we had on September 9th

Suggested Social Events

Big Sur

Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Meet up before and attend the Halloween Dance

MAP Panel


Creating T-shirts

Bonfire at the beach/potluck

International Cooking Class

Beach Cleanup

Point Lobos/Weed Bash


Volleyball Game

Arts and Crafts mural creation

Potluck lunch

Movie night

Game night / Ping Pong Tournament

 Study Break/Snack Potluck

For our upcoming social events, due to busy schedules and other events happening on campus, I think it would be best to postpone having a MAP panel discussion until next semester (Spring 2009). Same goes for off campus events as they will require more careful planning.  For the off campus events that were suggested, whenever possible I will try to send out related information so that mentor/mentee pairs and friends can go on their own. MAP Program Participants, if you have more suggestions or information about events that you’d like to share, please let me know by commenting here or sending me an email.

As for on-campus events, I am working on planning and scheduling some of the events that were suggested during our brown bag lunch meeting.  More information about these events and when we will be having them will be coming soon!  -Gail 🙂

Just a reminder, the MAP program will be having a MAP Program brown bag lunch on Tuesday, September 9th from 12:00-1:00 pm in Casa Fuente room CF434. This will be a great opportunity to speak with your mentor/mentee as well as other MAP participants.


The agenda for this lunch time meeting will be to meet and greet each other as well as brainstorm future MAP program social events and activities. We will take a group photo for our program webpage and discuss the blog that I have created for the program as well. Looking forward to seeing you there! 🙂


💡 In terms of training, the MAP program trainings will be made available this Friday, September 5th. More details about where to access the trainings will be sent out via email this Friday.

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