Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Awareness and Issue-based

African Nations Club

We will be the African Diaspora's very own group on heritage, arts, lifestyle, fashion, beauty, health, travel and more for the greater MIIS community. Our goal is to highlight various elements of African culture and heritage. We hope to provide balance to Africa related media coverage. We also hope to provide information as it relates to travel, education, and other Africa Diaspora related opportunities.

Club President: Nenneya Shields

Club Email: ANC@miis.edu

Ban All Nukes Generation-MIIS Chapter

As a network we aim to:
- Bring young people together and share ideas on peace and disarmament
- Inform people on the threat of nuclear weapons and the urgency of disarmament
- Promote non-violent action for a more peaceful world
- Support and strengthen existing campaigns against nuclear weapons by organising international youth participation
- Organize actions to increase the pressure for disarmament

Club President: Christian Ciobanu

Club Treasurer: Muhammad Khan

Cooking with Awareness Club

This club has the mission of creating a greater awareness of the globalization of food systems through workshops and activities that also encompass community building through appreciation of food, creativity, and appreciation of the art of cooking. This club emphasizes appreciation of our food systems as a whole, as well as awareness of the slow-food movement and the idea that food is not simply a way to feed and sustain ourselves, but also a way to connect with our environments, connect with our communities, and build a more socially just and healthier society for all.

Club President: Anita Joshi

Club Treasurer: Amanda Bensel

MIIS Radio Club

The purpose of the MIIS Radio Club is to coordinate a dynamic group of radio contributors for the Institute via the Digital Learning Commons. Contributors will help to foster student-led communication efforts on and off campus by hosting podcast-based radio shows and promoting them for the good of the MIIS community.

Podcasts will be focused on inter/intra MIIS community affairs, including such topics as: Professor affairs, RCPV/Yellow Ribbon affairs, Environmental affairs, on/off campus event reporting, homegrown culinary recipes, international affairs (like NPR for MIIS), and others. This is a flexible club that will reflect student passions and involvement.

President: Danny Pavitt

Club Email: radio@miis.edu

Our Green Thumb

Our Green Thumb Community Garden is just that – a community garden shared between MIIS students, MIIS faculty and MIIS neighbors. We’re proud to offer free garden space to anyone interested in digging in the dirt and dedicated to doing his/her fair share of the upkeep.

In addition to vegetable plots, Our Green Thumb hosts the campus composting system (including several worm bins) and offers free workshops to everyone in the MIIS community. A few of our projects this semester will be building raised beds and holding a vermiculture workshop to harvest worms for the worm sale.

Club President: Galen Wangberg

Thirst and Hunger Innovative Solutions

This is an organization of committed MIIS students and faculty who seek pragmatic solutions to water scarcity and related human suffering. The organization will design and prototype simple water conservation equipment with potential applicability in contexts of poverty and extreme need. The organization will serve as a think tank and sounding board for all community members impassioned to work together toward resolutions in thirst. The centralization and dissemination of knowledge in the field will represent a major component of our activities. As we evolve, the organization will shift to include implementation of ideas with exceptional potential.

Club President: James Galvin

Email Address: prudentwaterinvestments@gmail.com

Vegan Revolution

The reVolution starts on your plate. Making veganism easy. Technology, media, and design to support vegan choices. Vegan speakers, vegan feed-outs, earth day events, education events, creating projects using the Behavior Design Workshop at MIIS, and film screenings.

Club President: Melis Otker

Veterans Organization

The MIIS Veterans Organization exists to serve the unique needs of the veteran community at MIIS by
fostering a sense of community amongst veterans, providing critical veteran-related support and services, and sponsoring military and veteran-related events and activities.

Club President: Keithan Rogers

Email Address: veterans@miis.edu