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Reminder: CEO of Kiva to Speak at MIIS Tomorrow

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Who: All MIIS Students, Staff & Faculty
What: 9th Annual Fisher Fiesta
When: Saturday, March 13, 2010, 5:00 PM
Where: Irvine Auditorium

Thanks to a donation from Student Council, the Fisher Fiesta Planning Committee is now able to waive the $5 fee for admission to this event.

Tickets to the reception are $25 and include 1 drink ticket, 2 raffle tickets, and tons of food! Menu items include:

Crispy Calamari with Chile-Citrus-Basil Aioli
Dungeness Crab Fritters with spicy Remoulade
Crispy Watsonville Artichoke Hearts with Lemon Aioli
Rosemary Skewered Garlic Marinated Chicken
Crispy Polenta Points with Oven Dried Tomato Pesto
Artichoke-Mozzarella Risotto Fritter
Local Goat Cheese, Oven Dried Tomato Vinaigrette on House Bread
Mini House-Made Pizzas
Grilled Flatbread with Smoked Salmon
Assorted Desserts

The 9th Annual Fisher Fiesta will focus on “How Do Micro-finance and Business Development Alleviate Poverty?”  The keynote address will be offered by Matt Flannery, Co-Founder & CEO of Kiva, the world’s first online micro-lending platform.  Founded in 2005, Kiva empowers individuals to lend to entrepreneurs across the globe in order to alleviate poverty.

All MIIS students, staff & faculty are welcome to attend the keynote address in the Irvine Auditorium.  For more information, please visit

Fisher Fiesta is planned and managed by students from the Fisher International MBA Program.  If you’re interested in supporting this event, please email Joanie Baczewski at or Sky Mehringer at

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