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  1. 2011/12 Staff Advisory Team Opinion Survey Seeks Input

    September 20, 2011 by Bob Cole

    The Staff Advisory Team is conducting a voluntary survey for all staff members. The goal of this survey is to highlight areas in which the Staff Advisory Team can facilitate new programs, events, and advocate for staff issues.

    The survey, available for response for the next 2 weeks, will take about 5 minutes to complete.

    By completing the survey you will have the opportunity to enter* for a chance to win “Dinner and a Movie for Two” at Montrio and the Osio Cinemas in Downtown Monterey.

    Access the survey:

    Thank you for participating–good luck in the raffle!

    *Please note that the collected results are aggregated anonymously as a composite report. Results are not associated to a particular person—even though there is a field where you can “optionally” enter your email for a chance to win the dinner package.  Please rest assured that your responses remain anonymous.

    E-mail the Staff Advisory Team at sat @ miis dot edu if you have any questions.

  2. 2nd Annual Staff Advisory Team BBQ

    August 29, 2011 by Bob Cole

    Yes, that’s right!
    It’s Mariachi Monday!

    Mariachi Monday

    Monterey Institute Staff & Faculty are cordially invited to the
    2nd Annual Staff Advisory Team BBQ
    Monday, September 12, 2011
    12-1:30pm in the Holland Center Courtyard

    On the Menu
    Monterey Turf Club Taco Bar
    Carne Asada, Pulled Pork, Beans, Rice and Veggie Fixings
    Chips, Salsa, Soft Drinks and Water too!

    Don’t Miss!
    Super SAT Raffle at 12:30pm

    featuring incredible prizes from local businesses!


  3. Staff Advisory Team Invites you for Coffee & Donuts!

    January 9, 2011 by Bob Cole

    The Staff Advisory Team is hosting this month’s Coffee and Donuts on Thursday, January 12th from 10:00-11:00pm in the Holland Center.  Please join us for some yummy food, and conversation.

    Don’t forget that the SAT is going green! Please bring your own coffee mug.

    Please R.S.V.P. here!

  4. Meeting Minutes: Wednesday, October 13

    October 13, 2010 by Kristen Byers

    CHOMP Bloodmobile on campus Tuesday, November 9

    • Signup sheets at Samson the week before (Wed 11/3 and Thu 11/4) from 12-2pm
    • Include email and phone numbers on signup sheets so we can send reminders
    • Get Student Council president involved to help promote blood drive to students
    • Leah & her work study students will design a flyer
    • Post announcement on the MIIS@Work blog
    • Ad on the homepage of eLearning
    • Send campus-wide email

    Adding the SAT Google Calendar to the combined MIIS Google Cal

    • Who is the contact?

    November Event: Bowling for Polio

    • Wednesday, November 17 from 5:30-7:30pm
    • @ Monterey Lanes
    • $20 for 2 games, shoes, and pizza
    • Staff/faculty members can bring their families
    • Could SAT subsidize some of the cost?

    December First Friday Event: Beer Tasting

    • Friday, December 3 on the Holland Center patio
    • approx. cost for 50 people to have 2 bottles/each: $150
    • Tom & Nathan will send out the Evite

  5. Halloween Open House @ the President’s Office

    October 8, 2010 by Kristen Byers

    Please join us for a Halloween Open House on Friday, October 29 at 3:30pm.

    Please join us for some spooktacular fun! We’ll have snacks, beverages, games and prizes!

    Costumes welcome!

    Please RSVP by Friday, October 22.

  6. Meeting Minutes: Wednesday, September 29

    September 29, 2010 by Kristen Byers

    First Friday Rise & Shine Breakfast: October 1

    • 8:30-9:30am
    • Setup: 8am inside Holland Center
    • Alice will help Shawna set up
    • Speaker (Meg Grundy) will begin at 8:45am — will talk about stress management and work/life balance

    Halloween Party: October 29

    • Hosted at the President’s Office
    • Costumes welcome
    • Baken will provide awesome carved pumpkins for decoration
    • Game: 2 truths and a lie w/the President’s Office staff
    • Halloween pictionary?
    • Will provide $75 for food/drinks and $25 for prizes

    November/December event ideas

    • Bowling? Roller skating? Sailing?
    • An off-campus happy hour
    • Beer tasting
    • Scavenger hunt

    February: blood drive

    • Shawna will coordinate with Red Cross Club to get students involved
    • Get Communications to write a news story about the event

    Gym discounts?

    • Alice will call InShape

  7. First Friday Event: Rise & Shine Breakfast on October 1

    September 23, 2010 by Kristen Byers

    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!

  8. September First Friday Recap: Ice Cream Social

    September 7, 2010 by Kristen Byers

    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.

  9. Meeting Minutes: Wednesday, September 1

    September 2, 2010 by Kristen Byers

    Upcoming First Friday Events

    Ice Cream Social (Friday 9/3): led by Leah & Kristen

    • 3pm at the Holland Center
      • Kristen & Leah will begin setup at 2:30pm
      • Other SAT members please arrive by 2:50pm
    • 1–2 games w/prizes (Baskin Robbins gift certificates)
    • 3 flavors of ice cream (mint chocolate chip, chocolate, vanilla)+ a non-dairy option (lemon bars) and various toppings (M&M’s, nuts, chocolate topping, s’mores magic shell, etc.)
    • 3 ice cream scoopers (Anna, Tom, Shawna) + 1 game announcer (Jonathan Covell; backup: Shawna)
    • Total spent on event: approx. $70
      • Leah will get copies of receipts to Nate, who will keep track of the budget going forward

    Pumpkin Potluck (Friday 10/1): led by Shawna & Anna

    • How to manage who brings what (department? first letter of your last name? Evite?)
    • Optional costume contest
    • Spooky music
    • Palm readers/tarot cards? Cookie decorating contest?
    • Anna and Shawna will meet to brainstorm

    Dept Open Houses: Who’s Left?

    • Student Services
    • Recruiting
    • TLC
    • President’s Office
    • FinAid
    • HR

    Other Items/Ideas

    • Nate will meet with Amy next week to discuss other SAT objectives
    • Possible TIAA-CREF info session
    • Brown bag lunches w/knowledge sharing (lunch ‘n learn)
    • Blood drive
      • Shawna will touch base w/Lucy Jodlowska
    • Beach cleanup w/Save Our Shores
    • Turkey trot (have to bring a can of food in order to participate?)

  10. First Friday Event: Ice Cream Social on September 3

    August 19, 2010 by Kristen Byers

    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.