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Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Thursday, November 23, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

BUILD Korean class

Join teacher, Michelle Ko, every Thursday from 12:00-12:50PM for Korean class! Event Name: BUILD Korean class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 23, 2017, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM. Morse A201.

Toastmasters Club Meeting

MIIS Toastmasters is a place to practice public speaking in a supportive and positive environment and to develop communications and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. New and continuing members may work toward Toastmasters International certifications, and guests are always welcome. MIIS Toastmasters is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community. Event Name: Toastmasters Club Meeting. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Mario Teron Lamar. Thursday, November 23, 2017, 12:10 PM – 1:10 PM. McGowan MG99.

BUILD Chinese Class

Event Description: Join teacher, Peiyun Xiang (Clara), every week for this advanced Chinese class! Event Name: BUILD Chinese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 23, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Morse A205.

BUILD Italian Class

Join teacher, Amy Marcus, every week for beginner's level Italian class! Event Name: BUILD Italian Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 23, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Morse A201.

BUILD Italian Class

Join teacher, Leslie Laguna, every week for Italian class! Event Name: BUILD Italian Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 23, 2017, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM. Morse A201.

BUILD French Class

Join teacher, Peiyun Xiang (Clara), every week for beginner-level French class! Event Name: BUILD French Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 23, 2017, 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM. Morse A202.

BUILD Armenian Class

Join teacher, Wayne Seifried, every week for Armenian class! Event Name: BUILD Armenian Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 23, 2017, 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM. Morse A201.

BUILD Italian Class

Join teacher, Francesca Aka, every week for Italian class! Event Name: BUILD Italian Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 23, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM. Morse A202.

Ping Pong Club

Up to 25 MIIS students and possibly local ping pong players getting together to have rotating matches on two tables in Holland Center once a week. Event Name: Ping Pong Club. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Joshua Tarrillion. Thursday, November 23, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Holland Student Center.

ANC meeting

ANC meeting. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Francesca Aka. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Event Name: ANC meeting. Thursday, November 23, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Morse B104.

Yoga class

MIIS Community Yoga The community yoga class offered during New Student Orientation was so well-received that we decided to continue to offer a Friday morning class -- any member of the MIIS community is welcome to join us. Class will begin at 7:45 sharp and end at 8:45. Bring your mat if you have one, but loaner mats are available. This class will be taught by Rebecca Henriksen. Event Name: Yoga class. Organization: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE - MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Friday, November 24, 2017, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM. McGowan MG215.

BUILD Cantonese class

Join teacher, Cecilia Tang, every week for this beginner-level Cantonese class! Event Name: BUILD Cantonese class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, November 24, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM. McCone M238.

BUILD Mandarin Chinese Class

Please join teacher, Tianlin Li, every week for this intermediate/advanced level Mandarin class! Event Name: BUILD Mandarin Chinese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, November 24, 2017, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM. Morse B208.

Geekout Series

Geekout Series: META Lab Graduate Assistants teach an interactive software workshop each Friday for the whole MIIS community. No experience is required. Check our Facebook page or website (sites.miis.edu/metalab) to find out which software we will be focusing on this week. Event Name: Geekout Series. Organization: GSIPM. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Elizabeth Fisher. Friday, November 24, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Casa Fuente 442 - Pacific Lab.

BUILD French Class

Join teacher, Francesca Aka, every week for French class! Event Name: BUILD French Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, November 24, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM. Morse B208.

BUILD Intermediate Farsi Class

Please join teacher, Arvanoush Boudaghians, every week for intermediate Farsi class! Event Name: BUILD Intermediate Farsi Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, November 24, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM. McGowan MG307.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Friday, November 24, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

BUILD Japanese Class

Join teacher, Tiffany Sheen, every week for Japanese class! Event Name: BUILD Japanese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, November 24, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Morse A201.

BUILD Portuguese Conversation Group

Join teacher/facilitator, Thiago Pedrosa, every week for this Portuguese conversation group! Event Name: BUILD Portuguese Conversation Group. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, November 24, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Morse A200.

BUILD Traditional Chinese Class

Join teacher, Carol Lin, every week for this traditional Chinese class! Event Name: BUILD Traditional Chinese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, November 24, 2017, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM. Morse A200.

Korean BUILD Class

Please join teacher, Haedong Yeo, every week for Korean class! Event Name: Korean BUILD Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, November 24, 2017, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM. Morse A202.

Latin Dance Club

Join us for a fun Latin dance lesson Friday evenings at 6. No experience necessary - just come willing to let loose, have a great time, and pick up a new skill with fellow MIIS students! Event Name: Latin Dance Club. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Steffanie Munguia. Friday, November 24, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:50 PM. Holland Student Center.

International Student Friendship Dinner

For all International Students & Scholars – from every culture & background – a unique opportunity for creating cross-cultural friendships and building bridges that contribute to making the world a better place. Learn new vocabulary and practice English. Share cross-cultural foods, join in fun competitive team games. And, discuss lively topics and share your ideas as we learn more about each other, both personally & culturally. Because there’s no kitchen, bring food ready to serve (no soup or sodas). If there's not enough time, come anyway without food. As one student shared, "It's the friendships we feed on!" Join us and also learn about great outdoor adventures. Sponsored by ISI, International Students Inc, www.isimonterey.org. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Organization: OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS- MONTEREY. Event Name: International Student Friendship Dinner. Friday, November 24, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. McCone M238, McCone M238A.

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. Join our local chapter of November novelists every Sunday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Design Sp@ce. Get inspiration from others, and participate in writing sprints to get more words down on the page! Join our kick-off on October 29th, and our "TGIO" Party on December 3 as well, both starting at 7:00 p.m. in the DLC Design Space. See nanowrimo.org for more information. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: National Novel Writing Month. Sunday, November 26, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. DLC Design Space.

International Students Inc

Join with other students & scholars as we explore the Bible in a unique and encouraging way. Compare & discover how these basic foundational principles for life can make sense, be very practical, and contribute to every culture in ways that express respect & honor to all ... 6:00-7:30 pm each Sunday in A-203; Morse Bldg, upstairs front corner room. Sponsored by ISI, International Students Inc, www.isimonterey.org. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Organization: OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS- MONTEREY. Event Name: International Students Inc. Sunday, November 26, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Morse A203.

BUILD Chinese Class

Join teacher, Elizabeth Rounak, every week for this intermediate-level Chinese class! Event Name: BUILD Chinese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Monday, November 27, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM. McGowan MG307.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Monday, November 27, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

BUILD Chinese Class

Join teacher, Morgan Rawlings, every week for this beginner-level Chinese course! Event Name: BUILD Chinese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Monday, November 27, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM. Morse A200.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

Professional Portraits for Students

We are now offering professional portraits to students! Interested students should sign up and make a nonrefundable payment of $25 (cash or check) with Emily Weidner at the Center for Advising & Career Services. Please make checks payable to: Randy Tunnell. Location: Outside of Samson Center. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Emily Weidner. Organization: CACS. Event Name: Professional Portraits for Students. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Monterey Campus.

BUILD Arabic class

Join teacher, Anas Elallame, for weekly Arabic class! Event Name: BUILD Arabic class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM. Morse A200.

BUILD Spanish Class

Join teacher, Marie McDonald, every week for a beginner-level Spanish class! Event Name: BUILD Spanish Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM. Morse A201.

GIRS Visiting Expert: "The Conflict in Donbass"

Alexei Tokarev, professor and analyst a the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), is giving three lectures at MIIS as part of the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies (GIRS). At this seminar, Dr. Tokarev will apply his field research findings to analyze the evolution of the conflict between Donbass separatists and Ukrainian government. Alexei Tokarev is a professor and analyst at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Since 2013, Tokarev has worked as a senior research fellow in MGIMO’s Center for Global Problems, and has also been a visiting professor at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow International University. Event Name: GIRS Visiting Expert: "The Conflict in. Organization: GSTILE. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Noah Mayhew. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. V499 Seminar Room.

GIVING TUESDAY

Giving Tuesday is a national philanthropic effort to promote the practice of giving. MIIS students will be on hand to receive donations in fulfillment of this year's challenge: Bring in 50 donations, and receive $6500 from several of our generous donors towards MIIS student scholarships. Students will also be able to write short notes of thank you to our donor base. Event Name: GIVING TUESDAY. Organization: INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT - MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Sadira Smith. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:50 PM. Samson Center Patio.

Peace Corps Club Care Package Assembly

On Tuesday November 28th from 12-2pm Peace Corps Clube will be hosting a Peace Corps Holiday Care Package Party to support our fellow MIIS Peace Corps Volunteers who are in their PC service right now! Let's show them that we (RPCV's at MIIS) support them and want them to enjoy a little box of goodies while they celebrate the holidays abroad! We hope you can help us by signing up to contribute a small, LIGHTWEIGHT, gift/donation for our fellow PCV's! SIGN UP with this link! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ysJE4MfOkzruc310GRoTe5H-xmDTyggW4JRV-XaAwyc/edit?usp=sharing There will be PC Calendars available for purchase ($15) at this event so come on by and get your family members awesome calendars (a perfect holiday gift!) Location: Morse B105. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Coleen Bremner. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Event Name: Peace Corps Club Care Package Assembly. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Morse B105.

Cyber Security Working Group

Guest Speaker Adam Arellano will be giving a talk about Salesforce Technology Compliance. Event Name: Cyber Security Working Group. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Alex Chau. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:10 PM – 1:50 PM. Morse B104.

IPSS 2018 PreDeparture Meeting

This meeting is for all IPSS 2018 fellows planning to complete jobs and internships through the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) program in spring 2018. The session will be lead by IPSS Academic Director Scott Pulizzi and IPLSP Director Carolyn Meyer. You can learn more about the IPSS program at http://go.miis.edu/ipss. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Carolyn Meyer. Organization: GSIPM. Event Name: IPSS 2018 PreDeparture Meeting. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:20 PM – 1:50 PM. Morse B106.

Employer Information Session ft Education Pioneers

Interested in using your degree to transform education from outside of the classroom? Join Education Pioneers as they discuss the EP Fellowship and how they develop and connect top professionals to work in roles that typically focus on data analysis, project and program management, strategy, and operations. Learn how to gain experience and connect with their network! Event Name: Employer Info session Education Pioneers. Organization: CACS. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Bryce Craft. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. McGowan MG99.

International Finance & Economics for Interpreters

Jonathan Rechtman, co-founder of Cadence, will talk about 'International Finance & Economics for Interpreters. Event Name: International Finance & Economics. Organization: CACS. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Winnie Heh. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM. McGowan MG100.

BUILD Tagalog Class

Join teacher, Drake Cottman, every week for this beginner's level Tagalog class! Event Name: BUILD Tagalog Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM. Morse A200.

BUILD Portuguese Class

Join teacher, Trevor Langlie-Miletich, every week for beginner-level Portuguese class! Event Name: BUILD Portuguese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. McGowan MG101.

BUILD French Class

Join teacher, Brianna Hartley, every week for intermediate-level French class! Event Name: BUILD French Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact Email: Neil Hetrick. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM. Morse A202.

Live Blue: The Seven Ages of Water

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, Founder of the Blue Mind Movement, Author, Researcher, Speaker and Senior Fellow, Center for the Blue Economy, Middlebury Institute of International Studies Tuesday, November 28 6:00pm-7:30pm McGowan Building, Room 102 About the Topic: The ecological, economic and educational benefits of waterways and oceans are well debated, documented, and discussed. However, the 4th “e” emotion is largely overlooked and absent from our reports, media, legislation and curricula. Healthy waters make life possible, literally, but also make it worth living. Research on the science of emotion has the potential to change the conversation about water for good, creating a more accurate perception of its true value. We will consider this intimate relationship through the seven ages of water, from birth to death. About the Speaker: Dr. Wallace "J." Nichols is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water a… Event Name: Live Blue: The Seven Ages of Water. Organization: GSIPM. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Rachel Christopherson. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Monterey Campus.

MIIS Meet & Eat

We're really excited to continue Student Council's initiative: MIIS Meet and Eat! This is your chance to take advantage of more opportunities to meet people outside of your program and language track. We can't wait to introduce you! What is it? MIIS Meet and Eat will be a series of dinners with approximately 8 students, faculty, and staff from different programs and departments on campus. The dinners will be catered and held on campus in quiet locations just for your group. A few dinners will be held from 6-8 PM on three separate dates: Tuesday, November 28; Wednesday, November 29; and Thursday, November 30. If you're interested, please fill out this "expression of interest" form by Friday, November 10. Please note that participation is on a first-come, first-served basis according to form submission, with some flexibility to ensure a wide mix of students, faculty, and staff. We will send a follow-up e-mail to confirm that we're able to accommodate you and to provide the details of your MIIS Meet a… Event Name: MIIS Meet & Eat. Organization: STUDENT COUNCIL - MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Angelie Montesa. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. McCone Board Room, McGowan MG307, DLC Design Space, 400PAC D200.

An evening with Kuli Kuli: Lessons from the Peace Corps

Come and meet one of Forbes' 30 under 30 Entrepreneurs in a discussion about how a placement with the Peace Corps turned into a multi-million dollar business. A discussion with the founders of Kuli Kuli foods will be followed with light refreshments and moringa products for purchase. Event Name: An evening with Kuli Kuli. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Celina Lima. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Morse B104.

MBA Representative Office Hours

MBA Students may share their questions, comments and/or ideas with the MBA Student Council Representative. Please reach out to Jillian Flavin, jflavin@miis.edu, for more details. Location: Samson Dining Room. Event Name: MBA Representative Office Hours. Organization: STUDENT COUNCIL - MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Jillian Flavin. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM. Monterey Campus.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

BUILD Farsi Class

Join teacher, Arvanoush Boudaghians, every week for Farsi class! Event Name: BUILD Farsi Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM. Morse A200.

Professional Portraits for Students

We are now offering professional portraits to students! Interested students should sign up and make a nonrefundable payment of $25 (cash or check) with Emily Weidner at the Center for Advising & Career Services. Please make checks payable to: Randy Tunnell. Location: Outside of Samson Center. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Emily Weidner. Organization: CACS. Event Name: Professional Portraits for Students. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Monterey Campus.

BUILD German Class

Join teacher, Neil Hetrick, every week for a beginner's level German class! Event Name: BUILD German Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM. Morse A200.

German Club weekly meetup

Weekly meet-up of the German Club at one of Monterey's Restaurants. Enjoy speaking German with German natives over delicious food! Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Organization: GSTILE. Event Name: German Club weekly meetup. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Off Campus MIIS related event.

BUILD Swahili Class

Join teacher, Elizabeth Watiri, every week for this beginner-level Swahili class! Event Name: BUILD Swahili Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM. Morse A202.

MIIS Meet & Eat

We're really excited to continue Student Council's initiative: MIIS Meet and Eat! This is your chance to take advantage of more opportunities to meet people outside of your program and language track. We can't wait to introduce you! What is it? MIIS Meet and Eat will be a series of dinners with approximately 8 students, faculty, and staff from different programs and departments on campus. The dinners will be catered and held on campus in quiet locations just for your group. A few dinners will be held from 6-8 PM on three separate dates: Tuesday, November 28; Wednesday, November 29; and Thursday, November 30. If you're interested, please fill out this "expression of interest" form by Friday, November 10. Please note that participation is on a first-come, first-served basis according to form submission, with some flexibility to ensure a wide mix of students, faculty, and staff. We will send a follow-up e-mail to confirm that we're able to accommodate you and to provide the details of your MIIS Meet a… Event Name: MIIS Meet & Eat. Organization: STUDENT COUNCIL - MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Angelie Montesa. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. McCone Board Room, McGowan MG307, DLC Design Space.

ODRC Pinnacles Pre-Trip Meeting

Pre-trip meeting for those signed up for the ODRC Pinnacles trip. Event Name: ODRC Pinnacles Pre-Trip Meeting. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Megan Garland. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Morse A101.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

BUILD Korean class

Join teacher, Michelle Ko, every Thursday from 12:00-12:50PM for Korean class! Event Name: BUILD Korean class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM. Morse A201.

Holiday Pop Up Market Info Booth

Swing by the Information Booth to learn more about the activities that will be taking place at this year's Holiday Market, and how you or your club can participate. Find out about all the ways in which you can reduce your footprint during this holiday season, shop ethically and support local and global entrepreneurs! MIIS student "prototypers" or "emerging entrepreneurs" can have a booth at the Market for free if you are interested in: 1. piloting your own product or service, networking with local entrepreneurs, & receiving feedback from the community 2. diverting your waste and reselling any unwanted resale items (bringing the online MIIS Marketplace to a live physical location) that are in good, clean, working condition 3. selling items to fundraise for a registered MIIS Club or registered non-profit organization Sign up here: sites.miis.edu/market/prototype/. Event Name: Holiday Pop Up Market Info Booth. Organization: GSIPM. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Ashley Gauer. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Samson Center Patio.

MIIS VO Club Meeting

The MIIS Veterans Organization will be holding an open meeting to discuss and plan upcoming events. Everyone is invited to attend as military service is not a requirement to join the MIIS VO! Locaton: Vet Lounge, CF 438A. Event Name: MIIS VO Club Meeting. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: April Tilley. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Monterey Campus.

Special Forces Series with Chuck Woodson

Chuck Woodson will be doing his third and final presentation on Special Forces and Operations. Event Name: Special Forces Series with Chuck Woodson. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Kaeli Hosler. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. McGowan MG102.

Speaker Series: LTC April Skou

It is our pleasure to host Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) April Skou, a current Army Fellow at MIIS, who will be speaking about her experience as a woman in the security sector. Among her impressive experience, LTC Skou was most recently assigned to the Republic of Korea where she was responsible for over 300 people and is also an Army Aviator. Please join us and bring your questions-food will be provided! Event Name: Speaker Series: LTC April Skou. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Paula Granger. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:10 PM – 1:50 PM. Morse B104.

Toastmasters Club Meeting

MIIS Toastmasters is a place to practice public speaking in a supportive and positive environment and to develop communications and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. New and continuing members may work toward Toastmasters International certifications, and guests are always welcome. MIIS Toastmasters is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community. Event Name: Toastmasters Club Meeting. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Mario Teron Lamar. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:10 PM – 1:10 PM. McGowan MG99.

Preventing Burnout: a Balanced Life Check-up with Eva Geidt

The first step to preventing burnout in our personal, academic and professional lives is to identify its signs and symptoms. in this interactive session, participants will learn how to detect burnout triggers and discover ways to regain enthusiasm and life balance, such as pacing themselves at work, school and home while becoming more conscious of their needs and motivators. getting in touch with their physical and emotional needs will enhance their ability to maintain high performance without damaging their health. This session is being offered by WellConnect provider Eva Geidt, under the auspices of the Office of Student Services. Event Name: Preventing Burnout: a Balanced Life. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Alisyn Gruener. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Casa Fuente 434.

BUILD Chinese Class

Event Description: Join teacher, Peiyun Xiang (Clara), every week for this advanced Chinese class! Event Name: BUILD Chinese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Morse A205.

BUILD Italian Class

Join teacher, Amy Marcus, every week for beginner's level Italian class! Event Name: BUILD Italian Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Morse A201.

BUILD Italian Class

Join teacher, Leslie Laguna, every week for Italian class! Event Name: BUILD Italian Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM. Morse A201.

BUILD French Class

Join teacher, Peiyun Xiang (Clara), every week for beginner-level French class! Event Name: BUILD French Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM. Morse A202.

INMM Club Happy Hour

Hello All! Come on down to the INMM Club's last Happy Hour of the semester! There will be happy hour prices and lots of nerdy conversation. We know with the end of the semester rapidly approaching that everyone is stressed, so what better time for a happy hour? Location: Cibo's Restaurant. Event Name: INMM Club Happy Hour. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Kyle Pilutti. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Off Campus MIIS related event.

BUILD Armenian Class

Join teacher, Wayne Seifried, every week for Armenian class! Event Name: BUILD Armenian Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM. Morse A201.

Info Session: Spring Break Trip to the Balkans

Dr. Jan Black will be leading this Spring Break Practicum offering. Students will visit the fractured former state of Yugoslavia to explore topics of reconciliation, human rights and peace-building. The trip will include site visits throughout Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Croatia will be overseen by faculty. There will be opportunities for primary research conducted by students. All students will be expected to contemplate and address the causes of conflict and means of prevention; the processes of peace-building; the reconciliation of adversaries; and the reweaving of social fabric. Event Name: Info Session: Spring Break Trip. Organization: GSIPM. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Kelly Zimmerman. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM. Morse A101.

BUILD Italian Class

Join teacher, Francesca Aka, every week for Italian class! Event Name: BUILD Italian Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM. Morse A202.

MIIS Meet & Eat

We're really excited to continue Student Council's initiative: MIIS Meet and Eat! This is your chance to take advantage of more opportunities to meet people outside of your program and language track. We can't wait to introduce you! What is it? MIIS Meet and Eat will be a series of dinners with approximately 8 students, faculty, and staff from different programs and departments on campus. The dinners will be catered and held on campus in quiet locations just for your group. A few dinners will be held from 6-8 PM on three separate dates: Tuesday, November 28; Wednesday, November 29; and Thursday, November 30. If you're interested, please fill out this "expression of interest" form by Friday, November 10. Please note that participation is on a first-come, first-served basis according to form submission, with some flexibility to ensure a wide mix of students, faculty, and staff. We will send a follow-up e-mail to confirm that we're able to accommodate you and to provide the details of your MIIS Meet a… Event Name: MIIS Meet & Eat. Organization: STUDENT COUNCIL - MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Angelie Montesa. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. McCone Board Room, McGowan MG307, DLC Design Space.

Ping Pong Club

Up to 25 MIIS students and possibly local ping pong players getting together to have rotating matches on two tables in Holland Center once a week. Event Name: Ping Pong Club. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Joshua Tarrillion. Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Holland Student Center.

Yoga class

MIIS Community Yoga The community yoga class offered during New Student Orientation was so well-received that we decided to continue to offer a Friday morning class -- any member of the MIIS community is welcome to join us. Class will begin at 7:45 sharp and end at 8:45. Bring your mat if you have one, but loaner mats are available. This class will be taught by Rebecca Henriksen. Event Name: Yoga class. Organization: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE - MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM. McGowan MG215.

BUILD Cantonese class

Join teacher, Cecilia Tang, every week for this beginner-level Cantonese class! Event Name: BUILD Cantonese class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 1, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM. McCone M238.

BUILD Mandarin Chinese Class

Please join teacher, Tianlin Li, every week for this intermediate/advanced level Mandarin class! Event Name: BUILD Mandarin Chinese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 1, 2017, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM. Morse B208.

Geekout Series

Geekout Series: META Lab Graduate Assistants teach an interactive software workshop each Friday for the whole MIIS community. No experience is required. Check our Facebook page or website (sites.miis.edu/metalab) to find out which software we will be focusing on this week. Event Name: Geekout Series. Organization: GSIPM. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Elizabeth Fisher. Friday, December 1, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Casa Fuente 442 - Pacific Lab.

BUILD French Class

Join teacher, Francesca Aka, every week for French class! Event Name: BUILD French Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 1, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM. Morse B208.

BUILD Intermediate Farsi Class

Please join teacher, Arvanoush Boudaghians, every week for intermediate Farsi class! Event Name: BUILD Intermediate Farsi Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 1, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM. McGowan MG307.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Friday, December 1, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

Excel Learning Series

Excel Learning Series: Are you looking to improve your Excel skills? Does the phrase Microsoft Excel make you nervous? Fear not friends, META LAB and the DLC are collaborating once again to provide a series of Excel workshops to support the MIIS community. The sessions will take place in CF442, Pac Lab. All you need to bring is yourself! The series will contain hidden tips and tricks in addition to exercises that will make you an Excel champion in no time. Questions? Reach out to us at dlc@miis.edu. Event Name: Excel Learning Series. Organization: GSIPM. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Elizabeth Fisher. Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Casa Fuente 442 - Pacific Lab.

BUILD Japanese Class

Join teacher, Tiffany Sheen, every week for Japanese class! Event Name: BUILD Japanese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 1, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Morse A201.

BUILD Portuguese Conversation Group

Join teacher/facilitator, Thiago Pedrosa, every week for this Portuguese conversation group! Event Name: BUILD Portuguese Conversation Group. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 1, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Morse A200.

BUILD Traditional Chinese Class

Join teacher, Carol Lin, every week for this traditional Chinese class! Event Name: BUILD Traditional Chinese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 1, 2017, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM. Morse A200.

Korean BUILD Class

Please join teacher, Haedong Yeo, every week for Korean class! Event Name: Korean BUILD Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 1, 2017, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM. Morse A202.

Holiday Market Vendor / Prototyper Orientation + Networking

The steering committee will facilitate a brief orientation and networking session for all participating vendors and student prototypers. We will discuss event day logistics, marketing 101, zero-waste principals and conduct a networking activity. For more information: sites.miis.edu/market. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Ashley Gauer. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Event Name: Holiday Market Vendor Orientation. Friday, December 1, 2017, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. DLC Design Space.

Latin Dance Club

Join us for a fun Latin dance lesson Friday evenings at 6. No experience necessary - just come willing to let loose, have a great time, and pick up a new skill with fellow MIIS students! Event Name: Latin Dance Club. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Steffanie Munguia. Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:50 PM. Holland Student Center.

International Student Friendship Dinner

For all International Students & Scholars – from every culture & background – a unique opportunity for creating cross-cultural friendships and building bridges that contribute to making the world a better place. Learn new vocabulary and practice English. Share cross-cultural foods, join in fun competitive team games. And, discuss lively topics and share your ideas as we learn more about each other, both personally & culturally. Because there’s no kitchen, bring food ready to serve (no soup or sodas). If there's not enough time, come anyway without food. As one student shared, "It's the friendships we feed on!" Join us and also learn about great outdoor adventures. Sponsored by ISI, International Students Inc, www.isimonterey.org. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Organization: OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS- MONTEREY. Event Name: International Student Friendship Dinner. Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. McCone M238, McCone M238A.

ODRC Pinnacles Day Hike

Saturday, 12/2 8AM-8PM Cost: $10 A medium-intensity day hike (approx 9.5 miles) throughout this beautiful park in the Salinas Valley. Please follow this link to reserve a spot:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PagKpNh9LNmz9DBfbW0R3s9OijrhDIgRxHA6Ub2aci8/edit?usp=sharing We will send out further details for each trip as the date draws closer. Event Name: ODRC Pinnacles Day Hike. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Patrick Kennedy. Saturday, December 2, 2017, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Off Campus MIIS related event.

French dramatic performance by Jean-Paul Schintu

Event: Dramatic performance / free of charge Location: McGown MG102, 2-3pm. Followed by reception in the McGowen lobby, 3-4pm. Contact: Clarissa Eagle, French Language Studies (ceagle@miis.edu) MIIS is extremely lucky to have celebrated French actor Jean-Paul Schintu give a benefit performance on December 2nd, 2017, from 2-3pm in McGowen 102. Though his home base is Paris, France, Jean-Paul Schintu has performed in more than 60 theatrical pieces around the world, from classic (Molière, Maupassant) to contemporary (Nathalie Sarraute, Eugène Ionesco, Serge Ganzl). Jean-Paul Schintu will open his performance at MIIS with a short discussion of Albert Camus’ life, followed by a dramatic reading of excerpts from Camus’ novels, Noces à Tipasa and Le Premier Homme. The entire event will be in French. The performance is free of charge but attendees are encouraged to make donations at the door, all proceedings going to the local Monterey Alliance Française scholarship fund. Immediately following the performance… Event Name: French dramatic performance by Jean-Paul. Organization: GSTILE. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Clarissa Eagle. Saturday, December 2, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:50 PM. McGowan MG102.

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. Join our local chapter of November novelists every Sunday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Design Sp@ce. Get inspiration from others, and participate in writing sprints to get more words down on the page! Join our kick-off on October 29th, and our "TGIO" Party on December 3 as well, both starting at 7:00 p.m. in the DLC Design Space. See nanowrimo.org for more information. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: National Novel Writing Month. Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. DLC Design Space.

International Students Inc

Join with other students & scholars as we explore the Bible in a unique and encouraging way. Compare & discover how these basic foundational principles for life can make sense, be very practical, and contribute to every culture in ways that express respect & honor to all ... 6:00-7:30 pm each Sunday in A-203; Morse Bldg, upstairs front corner room. Sponsored by ISI, International Students Inc, www.isimonterey.org. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Organization: OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS- MONTEREY. Event Name: International Students Inc. Sunday, December 3, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Morse A203.

BUILD Chinese Class

Join teacher, Elizabeth Rounak, every week for this intermediate-level Chinese class! Event Name: BUILD Chinese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Monday, December 4, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM. McGowan MG307.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Monday, December 4, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

Ask a Diplomat

This is your opportunity to meet 1:1 with a U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence. Dorothy Ngutter will host office hours on campus. Reserve your 30 minute appointment today and discuss the Consular Fellows Program, changes to the FSOT, or anything else you’d like to ask a Diplomat. Please make an appointment in Zócalo. Location: McCone 311. Event Name: Ask a Diplomat. Organization: CACS. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Bryce Craft. Monday, December 4, 2017, 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Monterey Campus.

BUILD Chinese Class

Join teacher, Morgan Rawlings, every week for this beginner-level Chinese course! Event Name: BUILD Chinese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Monday, December 4, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM. Morse A200.

Meeting for Genealogy Club

Come and learn about ways to find out where your ancestors come from and how to find relatives across the globe! Event Name: Meeting for Genealogy Club. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Lewis Lenard. Monday, December 4, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. CR10.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

BUILD Arabic class

Join teacher, Anas Elallame, for weekly Arabic class! Event Name: BUILD Arabic class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM. Morse A200.

BUILD Spanish Class

Join teacher, Marie McDonald, every week for a beginner-level Spanish class! Event Name: BUILD Spanish Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM. Morse A201.

Holiday Pop Up Market Info Booth

Swing by the Information Booth to learn more about the activities that will be taking place at this year's Holiday Market, and how you or your club can participate. Find out about all the ways in which you can reduce your footprint during this holiday season, shop ethically and support local and global entrepreneurs! MIIS student "prototypers" or "emerging entrepreneurs" can have a booth at the Market for free if you are interested in: 1. piloting your own product or service, networking with local entrepreneurs, & receiving feedback from the community 2. diverting your waste and reselling any unwanted resale items (bringing the online MIIS Marketplace to a live physical location) that are in good, clean, working condition 3. selling items to fundraise for a registered MIIS Club or registered non-profit organization Sign up here: sites.miis.edu/market/prototype/. Event Name: Holiday Pop Up Market Info Booth. Organization: GSIPM. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Ashley Gauer. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Samson Center Patio.

Student Council General Sessions Meetings

This Student Council meeting is open to the community. If you wish to get on the agenda for the meeting, you must submit an Agenda Request found here: https://forms.miis.edu/student-life/council/agenda. Contact: Ashley Arrocha. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Organization: STUDENT COUNCIL - MONTEREY. Event Name: Student Council General Sessions Meeting. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:50 PM. McCone Board Room.

Allies at MIIS will be hosting a conversation on campus

OPEN: disMIISsing Prejudice With the aim of sharing, listening, learning, and understanding, Allies at MIIS announces the second iteration of a candid conversation series on race among MIIS students, faculty and staff. Join us in a collaborative exercise to examine racial dynamics and equity on our campus. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join the discussion. For more information contact Pushpa Iyer at ccs@miis.edu. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS OPEN ONLY TO MEMBERS OF MIIS COMMUNITY (FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS). PLEASE RESPECT OUR SPACE. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Organization: OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS- MONTEREY. Event Name: Allies at MIIS will be hosting a convers. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12:10 PM – 1:30 PM. DLC Design Space.

National Virtual Translation Center Information Session

National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC) representatives will provide a briefing on career opportunities for translators. All applicants need to be U.S. citizens. Event Name: National Virtual Translation Center Info. Organization: CACS. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Winnie Heh. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM. Casa Fuente 452.

BUILD Tagalog Class

Join teacher, Drake Cottman, every week for this beginner's level Tagalog class! Event Name: BUILD Tagalog Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM. Morse A200.

BUILD Portuguese Class

Join teacher, Trevor Langlie-Miletich, every week for beginner-level Portuguese class! Event Name: BUILD Portuguese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. McGowan MG101.

BUILD French Class

Join teacher, Brianna Hartley, every week for intermediate-level French class! Event Name: BUILD French Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact Email: Neil Hetrick. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM. Morse A202.

The Politics of Conservation

Dr. David Wilmot, Co-Founder and President, Ocean Champions Tuesday, December 5 6:00pm-7:30pm McGowan Building, Room 102 Free, Open to Public, No registration required Presented by the Center for the Blue Economy About the Topic: David Wilmot, Ph.D. President and Co-Founder of Ocean Champions, brings over thirty years of experience in ocean science, environmental policy, non-profit governance and fundraising, and political advocacy to Ocean Champions. Ocean Champions, a 501(c)(4) organization, with a connected political action committee (Ocean Champions PAC) is the first national organization of its kind focused solely on oceans and ocean wildlife. David will discuss what the politics of conservation means and how Ocean Champions has achieved legislative and electoral success over the past decade. “Ocean Champions is the political power that we have needed in the marine environmental community for decades.” Elliott A. Norse, Ph.D. President, Marine Conservation Biology Institute. About the Sp… Event Name: The Politics of Conservation. Organization: GSIPM. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Rachel Christopherson. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Monterey Campus.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

BUILD Farsi Class

Join teacher, Arvanoush Boudaghians, every week for Farsi class! Event Name: BUILD Farsi Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM. Morse A200.

BUILD German Class

Join teacher, Neil Hetrick, every week for a beginner's level German class! Event Name: BUILD German Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM. Morse A200.

German Club weekly meetup

Weekly meet-up of the German Club at one of Monterey's Restaurants. Enjoy speaking German with German natives over delicious food! Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Organization: GSTILE. Event Name: German Club weekly meetup. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Off Campus MIIS related event.

BUILD Swahili Class

Join teacher, Elizabeth Watiri, every week for this beginner-level Swahili class! Event Name: BUILD Swahili Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM. Morse A202.

Oceans Club Social Hour

Oceans Club social networking with oceans minded MIIS students. Location: Del Monte Beach. Event Name: Oceans Club Social Hour. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Andrew McIntire. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:50 PM. Off Campus MIIS related event.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

BUILD Korean class

Join teacher, Michelle Ko, every Thursday from 12:00-12:50PM for Korean class! Event Name: BUILD Korean class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM. Morse A201.

Finals Week Puppy and Kitten Room

Finals are coming up, and it can be a stressful time. Join volunteers from Animal Friends Rescue Project (AFRP) for some puppy, dog and kitten time! Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Alisyn Gruener. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Event Name: Finals Week Puppy and Kitten Room. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:50 PM. Holland Student Center.

M-Force general meeting

This is the next regular M-Force general meeting, to discuss the consultancy groups and subcommittees progress and update each other on the work. It will also serve to introduce and involve new club members. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Tyler Higginson. Organization: GSIPM. Event Name: M-Force general meeting. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. DLC Design Space.

Third Annual Roundtable Discussions on Environment and Sustainable Development

Third Annual Roundtable Discussions on Environment and Sustainable Development. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Organization: GSTILE. Event Name: 3rd Annual Envir/Sustainable Dev Discuss. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:50 PM. V499 Videoconference Rm.

Information Session 2018 DC Career Exploration Week

Join CACS Advisor, Scott Webb, and Director of Employer Relations, Bryce Craft, as they host an informal information session to discuss the 2018 DC Career Exploration trip (Spring Break '18). Topics will include: What to wear, how to prepare, what to expect, potential employers, financial support, and more. This includes Q&A. Event Name: Information Session 2018 DC Career Exp. Organization: CACS. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Bryce Craft. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:10 PM – 1:20 PM. Morse B106.

Toastmasters Club Meeting

MIIS Toastmasters is a place to practice public speaking in a supportive and positive environment and to develop communications and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. New and continuing members may work toward Toastmasters International certifications, and guests are always welcome. MIIS Toastmasters is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community. Event Name: Toastmasters Club Meeting. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Mario Teron Lamar. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:10 PM – 1:10 PM. McGowan MG99.

BUILD Chinese Class

Event Description: Join teacher, Peiyun Xiang (Clara), every week for this advanced Chinese class! Event Name: BUILD Chinese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Morse A205.

BUILD Italian Class

Join teacher, Amy Marcus, every week for beginner's level Italian class! Event Name: BUILD Italian Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Morse A201.

BUILD Italian Class

Join teacher, Leslie Laguna, every week for Italian class! Event Name: BUILD Italian Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM. Morse A201.

BUILD French Class

Join teacher, Peiyun Xiang (Clara), every week for beginner-level French class! Event Name: BUILD French Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM. Morse A202.

BUILD Armenian Class

Join teacher, Wayne Seifried, every week for Armenian class! Event Name: BUILD Armenian Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM. Morse A201.

BUILD Italian Class

Join teacher, Francesca Aka, every week for Italian class! Event Name: BUILD Italian Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM. Morse A202.

Ping Pong Club

Up to 25 MIIS students and possibly local ping pong players getting together to have rotating matches on two tables in Holland Center once a week. Event Name: Ping Pong Club. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Joshua Tarrillion. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Holland Student Center.

ANC meeting

ANC meeting. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Francesca Aka. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Event Name: ANC meeting. Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Morse B104.

Yoga class

MIIS Community Yoga The community yoga class offered during New Student Orientation was so well-received that we decided to continue to offer a Friday morning class -- any member of the MIIS community is welcome to join us. Class will begin at 7:45 sharp and end at 8:45. Bring your mat if you have one, but loaner mats are available. This class will be taught by Rebecca Henriksen. Event Name: Yoga class. Organization: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE - MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Friday, December 8, 2017, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM. McGowan MG215.

BUILD Cantonese class

Join teacher, Cecilia Tang, every week for this beginner-level Cantonese class! Event Name: BUILD Cantonese class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 8, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM. McCone M238.

BUILD Mandarin Chinese Class

Please join teacher, Tianlin Li, every week for this intermediate/advanced level Mandarin class! Event Name: BUILD Mandarin Chinese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 8, 2017, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM. Morse B208.

Geekout Series

Geekout Series: META Lab Graduate Assistants teach an interactive software workshop each Friday for the whole MIIS community. No experience is required. Check our Facebook page or website (sites.miis.edu/metalab) to find out which software we will be focusing on this week. Event Name: Geekout Series. Organization: GSIPM. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Elizabeth Fisher. Friday, December 8, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Casa Fuente 442 - Pacific Lab.

BUILD French Class

Join teacher, Francesca Aka, every week for French class! Event Name: BUILD French Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 8, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM. Morse B208.

BUILD Intermediate Farsi Class

Please join teacher, Arvanoush Boudaghians, every week for intermediate Farsi class! Event Name: BUILD Intermediate Farsi Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 8, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM. McGowan MG307.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Friday, December 8, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

Terrorist Innovations Presented by Alumnus Mauro Lubrano

How do emerging technologies impact terrorist strategies and tactics? In an attempt to answer this question, Mauro will challenge the conventional understanding of terrorist innovation and propose an alternative heuristic approach. Event Name: Terrorist Innovations Presented by Alumn. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Chris Fagioli. Friday, December 8, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:50 PM. McGowan MG102.

BUILD Japanese Class

Join teacher, Tiffany Sheen, every week for Japanese class! Event Name: BUILD Japanese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 8, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Morse A201.

BUILD Portuguese Conversation Group

Join teacher/facilitator, Thiago Pedrosa, every week for this Portuguese conversation group! Event Name: BUILD Portuguese Conversation Group. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 8, 2017, 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Morse A200.

BUILD Traditional Chinese Class

Join teacher, Carol Lin, every week for this traditional Chinese class! Event Name: BUILD Traditional Chinese Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 8, 2017, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM. Morse A200.

Korean BUILD Class

Please join teacher, Haedong Yeo, every week for Korean class! Event Name: Korean BUILD Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Friday, December 8, 2017, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM. Morse A202.

Film Screening "The True Cost"

Fashion is the 2nd most polluting industry in the world, 2nd only to the oil industry. Learn more about the ways in which the global fashion industry impacts the people we strive to serve and the planet we strive to protect. Facilitated small group discussion, and unique Marketplace to follow. Support local and global values-driven entrepreneurs and student waste diverters. Event Name: Film Screening "The True Cost". Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Ashley Gauer. Friday, December 8, 2017, 4:10 PM – 6:00 PM. McCone Irvine Auditorium.

2017 Holiday Pop Up Market: Empower Impact, Shop Ethically

Engage in the Marketplace that promotes conscious consumerism during the holidays. This event gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their products and engage in meaningful conversation on social-economic-environmental impact that the fashion and food industry have on people and the planet. It features local & global values-driven vendors as well as those who want to prototype a product/service and receive feedback from the community. Food, film, a fashion show, live auction, and DIY makers space, entertainment and good company shall ensue! Interested in getting involved? The Planning Committee is looking for planners, partners, performers, prototypers and people who are interested in empowering collective impact, boosting their leadership & networking skills, building community with students across different disciplines, and being part of a worthy cause. Contact agauer@miis.edu for more info. Location: McCone Upper Atrium. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Ashley Gauer. Organization: GSIPM. Event Name: 2017 Holiday Pop Up Market. Friday, December 8, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Monterey Campus.

2017-2018 Student Council Social Hours

Join us for the Student Council Social Hour! Food and beverages served - a great time to connect with friends and relax. Bring your student ID and government issued ID to enter. Contact: Ashley Arrocha. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Organization: STUDENT COUNCIL - MONTEREY. Event Name: 2017-2018 Student Council Social Hours. Friday, December 8, 2017, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Samson Center Patio.

Latin Dance Club

Join us for a fun Latin dance lesson Friday evenings at 6. No experience necessary - just come willing to let loose, have a great time, and pick up a new skill with fellow MIIS students! Event Name: Latin Dance Club. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Steffanie Munguia. Friday, December 8, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:50 PM. Holland Student Center.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Monday, December 11, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

National Marine Sanctuaries and Ocean Conservation in 2017

William J. Douros, West Coast Regional Director, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Tuesday, December 12 6:00pm-7:30pm McGowan Building, Room 102 About the Topic: William Douros will discuss how national marine sanctuaries, including one of the country's largest, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, are advancing ocean conservation and some of the latest challenges and opportunities to protecting our ocean. About the Speaker: William J. Douros serves as the West Coast Regional Director for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, a position he’s held since 2006. In the role as Regional Director, Bill is responsible for oversight of nearly 16,000 square miles protected as national marine sanctuaries on the west coast of the United States. Bill came to federal service in 1998 where he served until 2006 as was the Superintendent for Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. From 2010 through 2012 he served as the Acting Deputy Director of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, workin… Event Name: National Marine Sanctuaries and Ocean. Organization: GSIPM. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Rachel Christopherson. Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Monterey Campus.

MBA Representative Office Hours

MBA Students may share their questions, comments and/or ideas with the MBA Student Council Representative. Please reach out to Jillian Flavin, jflavin@miis.edu, for more details. Location: Samson Dining Room. Event Name: MBA Representative Office Hours. Organization: STUDENT COUNCIL - MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Jillian Flavin. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM. Monterey Campus.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

MIIS Ocean Official club meeting

Join us to plan and organize events for the Ocean Club. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Organization: GSIPM. Event Name: MIIS Ocean Official club meeting. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 400PAC D200.

LiNK x MIIS Presents Joint Security Area (JSA)

LiNK x MIIS presents an end-of-the-semester film screening and pizzas! From the visionary director of Oldboy, Park Chan-wook, comes a twisty murder mystery set in the most dangerous border in the world - the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates North and South Korea - where a young North Korean soldier is shot and killed. A South Korean soldier is considered the prime suspect in the murder investigation. The question remains, what happened that night of the fatal shootout? Event Name: LiNK x MIIS Presents Joint Security Area. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Seo-Young Jun. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 6:15 PM – 9:00 PM. McGowan MG102.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Thursday, December 14, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

Toastmasters Club Meeting

MIIS Toastmasters is a place to practice public speaking in a supportive and positive environment and to develop communications and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. New and continuing members may work toward Toastmasters International certifications, and guests are always welcome. MIIS Toastmasters is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community. Event Name: Toastmasters Club Meeting. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Mario Teron Lamar. Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12:10 PM – 1:10 PM. McGowan MG99.

BUILD Italian Class

Join teacher, Leslie Laguna, every week for Italian class! Event Name: BUILD Italian Class. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Neil Hetrick. Thursday, December 14, 2017, 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM. Morse A201.

Ping Pong Club

Up to 25 MIIS students and possibly local ping pong players getting together to have rotating matches on two tables in Holland Center once a week. Event Name: Ping Pong Club. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Joshua Tarrillion. Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Holland Student Center.

Yoga class

MIIS Community Yoga The community yoga class offered during New Student Orientation was so well-received that we decided to continue to offer a Friday morning class -- any member of the MIIS community is welcome to join us. Class will begin at 7:45 sharp and end at 8:45. Bring your mat if you have one, but loaner mats are available. This class will be taught by Rebecca Henriksen. Event Name: Yoga class. Organization: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE - MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM. McGowan MG215.

Geekout Series

Geekout Series: META Lab Graduate Assistants teach an interactive software workshop each Friday for the whole MIIS community. No experience is required. Check our Facebook page or website (sites.miis.edu/metalab) to find out which software we will be focusing on this week. Event Name: Geekout Series. Organization: GSIPM. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Elizabeth Fisher. Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Casa Fuente 442 - Pacific Lab.

Daily Drop-In Writing Group

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to attend this writing group. The purpose is simply to offer a time and space to write during the week. This allows you to put it in your calendar so you can make regular progress on your writing goals, especially if you “have been meaning to write more.” It’s also an opportunity to meet with other writers at MIIS. No writing critiques or sharing your writing, unless you want to. We just get together and write. Drop in whenever you want. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Evelyn Helminen. Organization: DLC. Event Name: Daily Drop-In Writing Group. Friday, December 15, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McGowan 210C.

Latin Dance Club

Join us for a fun Latin dance lesson Friday evenings at 6. No experience necessary - just come willing to let loose, have a great time, and pick up a new skill with fellow MIIS students! Event Name: Latin Dance Club. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Steffanie Munguia. Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:50 PM. Holland Student Center.

Winter Commencement

Winter Commencement ceremony and reception. Ceremony begins at 1:00pm. Seating begins at noon. Ceremony location: Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940. Reception immediately following at Samson Student Center, 453 Van Buren Street. Categories: Open to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Linae Ishii-Devine. Organization: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE - MONTEREY. Event Name: Winter Commencement. Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Monterey Campus.

ANC meeting

ANC meeting. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Contact: Francesca Aka. Organization: STUDENT SERVICES- MONTEREY. Event Name: ANC meeting. Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Morse B104.

2017-2018 Student Council Social Hours

Join us for the Student Council Social Hour! Food and beverages served - a great time to connect with friends and relax. Bring your student ID and government issued ID to enter. Contact: Ashley Arrocha. Categories: Closed to the Public, Monterey Main Calendar. Organization: STUDENT COUNCIL - MONTEREY. Event Name: 2017-2018 Student Council Social Hours. Friday, February 9, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Samson Center Patio.