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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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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/