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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Immunizations

Student WorkingImmunization Forms must be submitted before the start of classes.

If you submit the Exemption Affidavit Regarding Immunizations, you must still submit a record of a recent TB screening.

More information,  Immunization Form and Waiver Affidavit forms can be found here.

To enroll at Otis you must submit a record of MMR immunizations and a recent TB screening. The forms in the accompanying packet will help you fulfill this important requirement. All immunization forms must be received by Otis before the start of classes.


How to fulfill this requirement:

• Ask your doctor to fill out and sign/date Sections A and B of the Immunization Record form. It’s ready to submit to Otis.

OR

• Fill out the top of the Immunization Record Form and attach a copy of your personal immunization record which shows the dates you received the two doses of the MMR vaccine and your recent TB screening. Submit the white Otis form and attached copy pages.


If your immunization record is incomplete:

Perhaps you have your MMR record, but no recent TB, or you have a recent TB but no MMR. You should visit your doctor or health clinic and have the required vaccinations or screening. The doctor will fill out and sign/date the white Otis form and you’ll be ready to submit.


MMR immunization exemption form:

You may claim an exemption from the MMR immunization for medical, religious or philosophical reasons. See the Exemption Affidavit in the packet of forms. To claim the exemption, completely fill out the Exemption Affidavit and sign it. You must still submit a record of a recent TB screening. Submit the exemption form and TB screening record together