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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates

    Closed for the Holiday.

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  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

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  • 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

    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.


Joyce Lightbody

Joyce Lightbody
Adjunct Assistant Professor

BFA UC Santa Barbara; Studied at Kalamazoo College, Univ. of R.I.

Nationally and internationally exhibited/featured artist and composer

Solo exhibitions: ACME, L.A.; LACMA

Group exhibitions: San Jose Museum of Art, Art Museum of South Texas

Reviews: Art in America, Artweek, and Visions Art Quarterly


Otis Faculty Development Grant: 2006-07

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist