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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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Immunization Information

Effective Fall 2010, the following Immunizations are required for all newly enrolled students attending Otis.  All forms (Immunization Record Form and/or Exemption Affidavit Form) must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to the first date of class.

Immunization Instructions

Required Immunizations

M.M.R. (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) - Two doses at least one month apart are required if you were born after 1956.

TB Screening / Test (Mantoux only - Tine not accepted)

The Immunization Record Form must be completed by a health care provider and submitted before the first date of class.

Exemption Affidavit for the M.M.R. vaccination

Student may fill out an Exemption Affidavit regarding immunizations if one or more of the following categories apply:

1. Students born before January 1, 1957 are exempt from the requirement. 
(Persons born before January 1, 1957 are considered immune from Measles, Mumps and Rubella.)

 

2. If the student is pregnant (temporary exemption), a signed statement from a physician stating that the student is pregnant or is suspected of being pregnant is required.  Pregnancy exemptions are only applicable to MMR requirements. (Physician’s statement required)

3. If the student is medically contraindicated, a signed statement from a physician is required. (Physician’s statement required)

4. For a Religious exemption, a written, signed, and dated statement from the church, student or the student’s guardian, if the student is a minor, documenting the student's objection based on the religious tenets or practice of a recognized church or religious organization of which the student is an adherent or member is required.

5. For a Philosophical exemption, a statement of personal beliefs which prohibit immunization must be provided.

Exemption Affidavit Form

Recommended Immunizations (Not Mandatory)

Otis College of Art and Design recommends for your personal health that you are immunized for:

Meningitis (Meningococcal) - If you plan on living in Otis student housing
Hepatitis B (3 total)
Hepatitis A (2 total)
Tetanus/Diptheria (Recommended every 10 years)
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
Varicella (Chicken Pox) (Students with no reliable clinical history of Varicella infection)

 

All questions regarding your health should be directed to the Office of Student Affairs at (310) 665-6960 or  e-mail student@otis.edu