Kent Glenzer’s best 47 songs of 2015


Kent Glenzer, Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management (GSIPM) has created a list of his top 47 songs of 2015. This playlist contains a very variety of music genres, artists range from Jamie XX and Griz to Kendrick Lamar and Vince Staples. I experienced that moment when  you realize your professor is woke and they have great taste in music. What does “woke” mean? According to Urban Dictionary it means being aware, specifically knowing whats going on in the community relating to racism and social injustice.  I really enjoyed listening to this mix and recommend that everyone who enjoys music check it out! This is a great playlist to listen to while you’re getting ready or doing some dense reading.

Hope everyone has a happy Hump Day!

MIIS Tales with Yiray Wu


Yiray in her element


In this installment of MIIS Tales, I invited Yiray Wu to the booth. Yiray is a first-year Translation and Interpretation student originally from Taiwan. We got a chance to talk about her experiences studying English and German in the United States as well as Germany. She schooled me on the inner workings of the T&I program and what Translation and Interpretation students have to do to succeed. We also chatted about her personal goals and aspirations once she leaves MIIS. I had a great time hanging out with Yiray! Listen in on our conversation below:


Emily and friends on the TESOL Conference


Welcome back to MIIS Tales! This week on MIIS Radio we are featuring our 3rd MIIS Tales spotlight in anticipation for tonight’s DLC storytelling event – details can be found here. To give a little background, MATESOL students Emily Durst (May ’15), Anita Krishnan (Dec ’14), and Danny McCarthy (May ’15) attended the national 2014 TESOL conference in Portland, Oregon March 26-29.

In this seven minute podcast, these first-time conference attendees reflect on what they learned, what they liked, and what surprised them. Listen in closely, post a comment, then check out another TESOL Conference podcast by our very own Daurie Mangan-Dimuzio in the feed.

Inspired by the clip? Reach out to us with your own project and we’ll see what we can do!