Monterey Focus

A Glance into the MIIS Community…

Archive for Social Networking

Media at Monterey: Innovation, Intersection, and Collaboration

Last Friday February 6th, a group of over 30 students poured into Morse Room 104 for the MW 580: Digital Media for Change workshop. We gathered under the tutelage of Teaching and Learning Collaborative’s fearless leader Bob Cole, forming the Monterey Institute’s first ever podcast army. Each of us accepted the formidable mission of designing our own podcast features for the Institute’s iTunes U site and of developing individual media portfolios – intersecting with and enhancing our scholarly and academic projects through storytelling and new modes of communication.

To virtually attend our class, read our blog, and contribute to our innovative discussions, join our ning network. Hope to see you there!

The Monterey Institute’s also continues expansion of its Web 2.0 presence on YouTube. See this week’s featured video on effective MBA applications below. For more video conversations about the Monterey Institute and our community, visit the official YouTube Channel.


Top Five Countdown: For Making the MIIS Facebook Page Better!

5 Become a fan & share this page with your friends.

4 Add your photo to our community map. Here’s How….
Community Map

3 Post your photos. Learn How

2 Share questions, opinions, & international issues on our discussion boards. Learn More

1 Advertise MIIS-related events to over 1,000 fans!!! Here’s How

Go to the MIIS Official Facebook Page Now!

09.22.08: MIXIng and Mingling in Monterey

On September 16th, the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) launched its official Japanese language community on MIXI, the wildly popular Japanese social networking site with an estimated 19 million users.
The MIIS community page on MIXI contains news and information for prospective students as well as networking opportunities for current students and alumni. Participation is open to anyone who has a MIXI account!

This MIIS/MIXI has links to the Institute’s other web based communities, including the English Facebook page, the YouTube site, and the official Monterey Institute web page. The community site is being coordinated by Rob Horgan from the MIIS Admissions Department and Fumihiko Tominaga from the Graduate School of International Policy Studies.

Rob and Fumihiko are currently gathering content for the site. They would be happy to help anyone on the MIIS campus (faculty, administration or students) who would like to promote projects, research, announcements or news in Japanese on the Japanese social networking site.

06.16.08: Our Facebook Team

Meet the MIIS Facebook Team

You may take it for granted that everything is on Facebook these days but in fact you’ll find that MIIS is pretty unusual in its efforts to use Facebook and other new technology to meet its students wherever they are. It doesn’t happen by itself – we have a great group of students that helped launch our Facebook presence last year and keep improving it day by day. From the best calendar of MIIS events to the best place for incoming students to get the inside scoop these are the people who make it happen – give them a little love when you see them around!!

DongYoung Shin:

DongYoung graduated in June with an M.A. in International Environmental Policy. She is looking for the perfect non-profit think tank. In the meantime she is making it rain grant money for the Private Reserves Network – an NGO coordinating individuals and organizations interested in private conservation founded by MIIS graduates Nat Miller, Brooks Bonner and Alan Grundy.      


Jane Mazur:

Jane also graduated in June with an MA in Translation and Localization Management. She has passed both of her two Translation Professional Exams for translation from English to Russian and Russian to English – that ain’t easy! She plans to work in the San Francisco Bay Area concentrating on localization and Russian language.  
Thanks Jane and DongYoung – and good luck!
(This wouldn’t have happened without you!)


Becky is in her 2nd year of a MA in International Policy Studies with a specialization in conflict resolution. She has taken the torch from Jane and DongYoung and one look at the discussion boards will tell you that she’s on top of her stuff! You have Becky to thank for the awesome new group for incoming students, but you’ll have to do it on an odd schedule – she’ll be checking in from London and various points throughout the Middle East for the rest of the summer.      

Chris Krauskopf:

Chris is in his 2nd year of an MBA at MIIS Fisher School of International Business. People (mainly Jill Stoffers and Mary Linberger) tell him that he is supposed to think of ways that MIIS can reach it’s community through emerging social networks – it’s pretty good work but mostly he likes meeting friends from all over the world – on Facebook and in person.  
If you like MIIS being on Facebook then let us know – we’ll do our best to make it better and we’re happy to put you to work!!!      

– The MIIS Facebook Team