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I’m sure most of you are already aware of the upcoming Ken Burns Documentary, THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA, airing on PBS beginning this Sunday (September 27-October 2.) This film series promises to be inspiring! To quote from the film, “As Americans, we’re not only connected to this land, we’re connected BY it.” (See September 24 issue of Monterey County Weekly for a wonderful article about the film series and REI’s follow-up event on Wednesday, October 21.)

REI Marina is hosting a “Get Involved!” Open House on Wednesday, October 21, 6-8:30 pm. The idea is to follow up on the community interest in public lands and seas, which we expect will be generated by this inspiring national media event. Specifically, we see this as an opportunity to invite community members to become involved in local stewardship initiatives sponsored by the many committed non-profit conservation and stewardship groups on the Monterey Peninsula. I am hoping you will be joining us!

Beginning at 6 pm, local groups will be on hand to offer information and displays reflecting stewardship and conservation programs and related volunteer opportunities in our area. So far, the following local groups have agreed to participate: California State Parks, Bureau of Land Management, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary/NOAA, Chuck Haugen Conservation Fund, Elkhorn Slough Foundation, Defenders of Wildlife, Return of the Natives Restoration Education Project, Save Our Shores, BETA, Ventana Wilderness Alliance, Monterey County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue, Monterey Regional Parks District., Stormdrain Education Alliance/Save the Whales, Surfrider Foundation.

Whole Foods Market has generously offered to provide the free refreshments for the evening!  At 7 pm, Pinnacles National Monument staff will be presenting a 48-minute film, “This is America” (excerpted from the Ken Burns’ documentary series.) Following this, they will show slides of Pinnacles great hikes and the natural history of the park. REI will have some sweepstakes prizes, including the DVD set of the Ken Burns documentary. A spirit of celebration of our precious public lands and seas will prevail!

 This public program is free and open to all. Please join us for this evening of appreciation, inspiration, information, celebration, food, fellowship, fun, and some prizes, to boot!  For further information, feel free to contact me:

 Ellie Kincade, Outreach Specialist
REI Marina
145 General Stilwell Drive
Marina, CA 93933
831.883.8048 X203

Following are a few websites if you would like further information on the PBS film series:
http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=18353   for air times on KQED
http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/   (promo clip)

MIIS Graduation Party

MIIS Graduation Party
: May 14th
Time: 8pm-2pm
Location: Indian Summer
Description: Finals, semesters and MIIS are over for many. Let it all go with
a bang, MIIS graduation party will heal all.
Who to contact: Rafael Burgos, AddiRose Matthews, Kellen Tardaewether via First Class

Trying to find contact information for that on-campus forum next month? What are the dates for the recruiting visit to Eastern Europe this spring? And where is next week’s Student Council meeting, anyway?

You may not know the answers to all of those questions yet, but now you can with just a few clicks of your mouse, thanks to the new MIIS master events calendar. In an effort to reduce “calendar clutter,” a campus-wide team of staff recently researched and implemented a low-cost, off-the-shelf calendar solution. The new master events calendar posted here (http://www.miis.edu/events_calendar.html) incorporates entries for:

• Prospective Students
• Student Affairs
• Career Development
• Institute Events
• Alumni Events

The Academic Calendar will continue to be maintained as a separate item on the same page.

For those with events to post, you should continue to work through the same channels you do today to get your events posted – see the full list of contact points and categories of events below — but now they will all be posted to this single master electronic calendar. (Please remember that the Venue Reservation Policy issued by the President’s Office must be followed to reserve rooms for events.)

Prospective Students
Robert Horgan and Alice Villemaire

Student Affairs (Student Council, clubs and associations, International Student Services and Student Affairs)
Ashley Arrocha and Shawna Routh

Career Development
Policy: Jen Hambleton
Business: Nina Dutra and Toni Thomas
Language Education: Jennifer Tuman
Translation and Interpretation: Jeff Wood

Institute Events (Speaker Series, President’s Forums, department and program events, conferences)
Linae Ishii-Devine and Dollie Pope

Alumni Events
Maureen Anda

Academic Events (Information and important dates, academic and special programs)
Policy: Nathan Westrup
Business: Nina Dutra and Toni Thomas
Language Education: Jennifer Tuman
Translation and Interpretation: Karen Weiss

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