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Fall Fitness
Check out 3 group fitness classes being offered at Z Club Fitness this semester, FREE for MIIS staff & faculty: Zumba, POUND, and Corebar! Visit for schedule and descriptions! Starts 8/26.

Join us for a symposium celebrating foreign language education! March 10, 2012 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on campus at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

The Celebrating Foreign Language Education: A Monterey Bay Symposium is a celebratory symposium about foreign language education, focusing on teachers and TFL/EFL students in the Monterey Bay area. We will feature events with a strong applied/practical and theoretical base. Our presentations, workshops, and poster sessions will center on classroom implementation, methods and principles, pedagogical innovations, and they will also allow for participants to use the knowledge gained in their programs and classrooms. The following topics will be covered:

  • Content-Based Instruction
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Content, Tasks, and Projects
  • Alternative Assessment
  • Awareness Raising (Cultural, Language, etc.)
  • Learner Autonomy
  • Developing Core Cultural Competence

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Leo van Lier

The Staff Advisory Team would like to cordially invite you to October’s First Friday event. Please join us in the morning (yes we said morning… RISE AND SHINE sleepy heads!) Friday, October 1st for breakfast burritos and a special presentation by Meg Grundy, a licensed counselor and therapist. She will be talking about “Stress Free for Good: 10 Scientifically Proven Life Skills for Health & Happiness“.

The book is written by Dr. Fred Luskin and Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier and offers tools and techniques to help people successfully manage stress. In her presentation she plans to touch on and teach us a few of the techniques. Breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. and Meg will start her presentation at 8:45 a.m.

Please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29th so we know how many b-fast burritos to order. Remember to get the okay from your supervisor because this event does take place during regular work hours.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

About 50 faculty and staff members joined us for ice cream on the afternoon of Friday, September 3. Even though the ice cream began melting a little more quickly than anticipated, we had a lot of fun enjoying the sunshine and playing two games of bingo. A special thank you to Jonathan Covell, who served as the bingo master for the event. Congratulations to Edy Rhodes and Laurel Hogan, who were the winners of the Baskin Robbins gift certificates.

The Staff Advisory Team would like to cordially invite you to September’s First Friday event. Please join us on the afternoon of Friday, September 3 for ice cream and games (with prizes!). Remember to get the okay from your supervisor since this event does take place during regular work hours.

Ice Cream Social

Please RSVP by Friday, August 27 at 5:00 p.m. so we know how much ice cream we need to provide.


We had a record turn out at the MIIS Hawaiian Barbecue held on Friday, August 6. We hope all who attended enjoyed the company and the food. A special thank you to Rachel Christopherson and Linae Ishii-Devine who kindly provided the decorations, and to Priscilla Lorenzo for the wonderful Hawaiian music. Also, a big thank you to Turf Club Catering, and to everyone who helped with the event — and we had lots of help! We hope that you enjoyed the afternoon and look forward to hosting future events for faculty and staff.

If you have any ideas or comments you wish to share with the new team, please email us at or fill out our handy contact form. We would love to hear from you.


Hawaiian BBQ

Join us for an hour of relaxation and good company, island style! The 2010-11 Staff Advisory Team is hosting a Hawaiian-themed barbecue for all MIIS faculty and staff to celebrate summer and get everyone together. We won’t make you do the hula, but we will provide a free,fully catered lunch featuring bbq chicken, salad, sides, drinks, and much more! Hawaiian shirts are encouraged. Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 28th at 5:00 PM so that we can let the caterer know how much food to provide.


What do you get when you cross 60 burritos, a table full of chocolate, and welcome Monterey sunshine?

The Staff Advisory Team invites all faculty and staff to join them for the June First Friday event. We’ll provide burritos and beverages for everyone who RSVPs.

You have to eat lunch – why not get it for free and enjoy the company of some other MIIS folks?