Events
  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.

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Military Students

STEPS TO COMPLETE

STEP 1: Begin your application with the VA online or with the Regional Office.

STEP 2: Contact the OTIS VA Liason Alia Saeed in the Records and Registration Office for inquiry or to let us know that you will be applying for VA benefits.
Contact her at 310-846-2559 or via email at asaeed@otis.edu

STEP 3: If applying for Yellow Ribbon send the Yellow Ribbon Request for Participation form (pdf) to the Otis Financial Aid office, along with a copy of DD214 (if already discharged) and a print out of your current eBenefits page (www.ebenefits.va.gov) or a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility.

STEP 4(optional):  If interested in additional Federal Aid, please also submit your FAFSA

EXAMPLE VA STUDENT AID PACKAGE:

2017-2018  Academic Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester

Estimated Tuition and Fees (Direct Cost)

$21,635

$21,635

 

 

 

VA Financial Aid Scenario 

 

 

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill

$21,635

$1,170.34

Yellow Ribbon Grant (School)

$0

$10,232.33

Yellow Ribbon Match (VA)

$0

$10,232.33

 

 

 

Balance for Direct Costs

$0

$0

*All NEW military students will receive a Shopping Sheet with their financial aid award package.

 

Chapter 33 -POST 9/11 BENEFIT

Beginning August 1, 2009 veterans who served on or after Sept. 11, 2001 who had an honorable discharge are eligible for at least three kinds of education benefits:

Tuition Benefits - Post 9/11 GI Bill is for $22,805.34 and Yellow Ribbon is for the rest of the tuition balance.

Housing Benefits - monthly housing stipend equal to the amount of basic housing for military personnel in military housing, adjusted by zip code.

Books Benefits - Up to $1,000 per academic year

Otis College is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, which covers up to the tuition and fees for any eligible undergraduate student. Graduate students also qualify if they still have remaining eligibility.

An additional law also allows for an active military member who is serving for six years and agrees to serve an additional four years, to transfer a portion of their education benefits to a spouse/or child (until the age of 26).

OTHER TYPES OF VETERANS EDUCATION BENEFITS:

For detailed information regarding the different VA Educational Benefits, please click here.

  • Chapter 30 -  Montgomery GI Bill
  • Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 35 - Post 9/11 Dependent Education Assistance (DEA)
  • CH 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill, Selected Reserve
  • CH 1607 - Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

To view a comparison of the different types of benefits, please click here.

RESOURCES

Scholarships for children of US Marine/Navy Corp
http://www.mcsf.org/
EBenefits
https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage
GI Bill Calculator
http://www.military.com/gi-bill-calculator/
General GI BILL Benefit Questions
1-888-442-4551
www.GIBILL.va.gov
Top 20 Post 9/11 GI Bill Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.military.com/education/gi-bill/20-top-faqs-for-the-new-gi-bill.html
 

To apply or check on your application: VANAPP Veterans Online Application: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov
 

Students interested in Veterans Benefits should apply/contact the VA Regional Office:

VA Regional Office
PO Box 8888
Muskogee, OK
74402-8888

 

Fax: 918-781-7863
Tel: 888-442-4551

     


 

 

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