Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Resources

The following links concern financial aid and finance outside of Otis.

Nerdscholar

(www.nerdscholar.com) – FAFSA Guide. Scholarship Search. Student Loan Repayment Resouces.

FAFSA on-line

(www.fafsa.ed.gov) – The initial step to getting federal aid is by filling out the form online.

FSA ID

(www.fsaid.ed.gov )– You and your parents will need a FSA ID in order to log into any of the goverment websites.

National Student Data Services (NSLDS)

(www.nslds.ed.gov) – government site about your individual federal loans.  Indicates exactly how much you have borrowed so far and with which lender.  You will need your pin to access your information.

Stafford Entrance

(www.studentloans.gov) – This is mandatory for your Stafford loan to be disbursed to the school.

Free Annual Credit Check

(www.annualcreditreport.com)  Get your free credit report yearly from this site from all three credit bureaus Experian, Equifax and Transunion.

Selective Service

(www.sss.gov) All males above the age of 18 must be registered with the selective service before aid is released to the student account.  Keep a copy of your registration since this is your only proof.

Federal Trade Commission

(www.ftc.gov) Once you have your credit report and you want to know what to do, this site provides consumer information for everything from credit to scholarship scams.

California Student Aid Commission

(www.csac.ca.gov) Students can look up not only the current information about the California State Grants but also income limits and aid eligibility.

Income Based Repayment Website

(www.ibrinfo.org) A site with up-to-date information regarding repayment of Federal Student Loans and the Income Based Repayment program.  Information about Loan Forgiveness is also on the site.

Internal Revenue Services

(www.irs.gov) Students wishing to know more about tax benefits for going to school can look at the publication on Educational Benefits on the IRS site.  Students can also find the instructions and forms for the 1040EZ.

National Do Not Call Registry

(www.donotcall.gov) Keep your information private and do not be bothered by unsolicited calls.

 

FEDERAL LOANS INFORMATION:

http://www.direct.ed.gov/

 

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