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This week, October 20 – 24, 2014, Aqua Terra at the Samson Student Center is having a Carnitas Street Tacos with a sweet chili pineapple salsa!  3 tacos for $6.00. What a deal!

The annual on-campus vaccination clinic will be held on-site on October 23, 2014 from 11am- 2pm in the Samson Reading Room. The flu vaccines will be administered by the Central Coast Visiting Nurse Association (CCVNA), a local non-profit organization.  You will receive immunizations from experienced, professional, registered nurses and revenue from the program is reinvested back into our community to provide home care and hospice services to the uninsured and under-insured.

What is the cost for the flu shot?  The influenza vaccine is $35 per person.

  • Flu shots are covered under our plan (CBA Blue, Blue Shield/ Blue Cross of CA) at 100%.  CBA Blue, Blue Cross/Blue Shield card must be presented at time of vaccination.
  • Flu shots are covered under student medical plan (Anthem Blue Cross) at 100%. Anthem Blue Cross card must be presented at time of vaccination.
  • Flu shots are a covered benefit under Medicare Part B; card must be presented at time of vaccination.
  • For other payments, CCVNA accepts cash or checks payable to CCVNA.

Who can receive the flu shot?

  • CCVNA will administer influenza vaccine to adults and children (two years and older with parental/guardian consent).
  • Flu Mist is available to individuals ages 2 to 49 who are not pregnant and have no asthma or chronic medical conditions.
  • Preservative free shot is available for pregnant women  (Note: Pregnant individuals seeking Flu Mist or other form of the flu vaccination should have it performed in their OB-GYN’s office).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources Office at 831-647-3520.



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Filed Under (Did You Know . . .) by on October 2, 2014

Please check out our Event Calendar Page for upcoming events and workshops.

Just a reminder, Rick May, TIAA-CREF Senior Relationship Manager, will be on campus Tuesday, October 7th  to present the “Money at Work 1: Foundations of Investing” workshop. Two sessions will be held, one from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in CF434, and a second session from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in the McCone Boardroom.  If you wish to attend one of the workshops, please dial 800.732.8353 or click on the “Schedule Online” button on the attached flyer to register online.

T-C Invite 10-2014

Additionally, Casey Smiley, TIAA-CREF financial consultant, will be on campus Tuesday, October 7th and Wednesday, October 8th  to provide one-on-one retirement counseling. If you wish to schedule a counseling session, dial 800.732.8353 or go to to sign up online.

The Staff Advisory Team would like to introduce Mr. Kenley Butler, Director of Development.  He is a familiar face to many of you.  But did you know he is also our constituent representative for Staff for the Board of Overseers. The MIIS Board of Overseers will focus their attention on reviewing and monitoring the operations of the Institute, including academic programs, enrollment, and new initiatives. His role is to take your questions and concerns to the Board of Overseers for review and consideration.

Please visit Kenley’s page on our Blog to share your questions and concerns that he can take to the Board of Overseers.

In an effort to serve the Monterey Institute of International Studies Staff and Faculty better, we would like you to take a moment to complete the following poll.   Our question is:

What Social Media Platform would you like to know more about?  Please tell us.

Filed Under (Did You Know . . .) by on September 24, 2014


Hello MIIS Community!

The MIIS Outdoor Recreation Club (ODRC) has officially begun the Fall 2014 equipment rental season! We have tents, sleeping bags & pads, camping stoves, and other gear to rent out, all for a nominal fee.

Visit our website for a full list of gear and prices at Rentals typically last for 5 days (Thurs-Mon).

Rental Instructions:

1. Once you know what you want to rent, email the ODRC at requesting the quantity of your items at least 2 days in advance of the Thursday you’d like to start your rental.

2. Upon receiving a confirmation email, go to our rental site outside the Morse Building (on Van Buren St.) to pick up your gear. Don’t forget to bring exact cash or a check made out to The Monterey Institute! You will be asked to sign a rental agreement.

3. Meet with an ODRC rep the following Monday at the same place to return the gear.

The rental process is easy, cheap, and local! Please email with any questions. Happy Camping!

MIIS Outdoor Recreation Club


B.U.I.L.D. Classes have started!  Want to learn a new language or brush up your skills, check out the Fall 2014 Schedule.