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Student Council ELECTIONS for 2009-2010 Postions

Below are the responsibilities for the positions on Student Council. Nominations will be accepted through The Foghorn from March 30 – April 10. (Yes, you can nominate yourself). Nominee speeches will take place on April 16 from 12 pm – 1 pm on April 16 at the Samson Center. The election will take place from April 16 – April 24. Finally, winners will be announced on April 24 at 6 pm at Happy Hour at the Samson Center.

The President shall have the general responsibility for coordinating the activities of the Student Council and for directing and publicizing the affairs of the Student Association. S/he shall preside at all Student Council meetings. The President shall be the lead representative of the Student Association in dealings with Monterey Institute’s faculty and staff, and with the community. S/he shall be the officially appointed student representative at meetings of the Monterey Institute Boards of Trustees.

The Secretary shall be responsible for recording the minutes and acting as official time keeper of all Student Council meetings. S/he shall ensure that copies of the minutes of all Student Council meetings shall be distributed in a timely manner to all Student Association Officers, the President of the Monterey Institute, the Faculty Senate, the Student Council permanent records, the Student Council Online domain, the Library Reserve, and posted for public reading. S/he shall preside at Student Council meetings in the absence of the President, Vice-President, and the Treasurer.

Program Representatives
Program Representatives shall provide leadership by representing their Programs on the Student Council and coordinating various projects and activities within their Programs that will further the purpose of Student Council (see Article IV of the Constitution). They shall represent the Student Council members of their respective Programs in meetings with the Academic Deans of the Monterey Institute. Program Representatives shall present monthly and annual accounts of their activities to the Student Council and the Student Association. They shall also assist the other Officers in the administration of the Student Association.

For more information on Student Council positions or to read the Student Council Constitution, visit the Student Council First Class conference. Further questions can be directed to Addi Matthews (2nd Year MPA Rep), Luniya Msuku (1st Year IPS Rep) or Ashley Arrocha, Director of Student Affairs.


08.11.08: Tips for your Housing Search!

Greetings New Students!     

We recognize that finding housing can be one of the most challenging aspect of relocating to Monterey. Here are a few tips to help facilitate this process!

1 Attend one of our Housing and Insurance Information Sessions from August 12th through August 22nd (Tuesday-Friday), 10am-11am in the Holland Center.
2 Allow for at least 3-5 days to find housing.
3 Access housing resources from the Student Affairs Office on a daily basis to receive the most current rental information.
4 The most helpful housing resources to utilize are: our student housing database, Craig’s List, rental listings with property management companies, and the classifieds section of the local newspaper.
5 This rental market in Monterey may be quite different than what you are accustomed to. Many of the rentals are older and may not have new carpet, an updated kitchen, etc. So, if you find something that you like but it’s not the “ideal” place, you may still want to consider taking it. Rentals go quickly, and if you wait to find that “perfect” place, you may find yourself still looking for housing after many days!
6 Looking for housing is a “full time job,” so it is important that you devote enough time to this process!
7 Please come to the Student Affairs Office if you have any questions or need assistance. We are located at 440 Van Buren Street, and we are open 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.


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Good luck in your housing search and welcome to the Monterey Institute!