Archive - May 4, 2012

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Barry Kitterman to read at Eastern Oregon University
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Collin Tong (Thailand 1968-69) Honored by University of Redlands with Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Barry Kitterman to read at Eastern Oregon University

Barry Kitterman will read from his newest collection of short stories, From the San Joaquin, at 7:30 p.m. May 9 in Huber Auditorium in Badgley Hall, Room 102 at EOU. Copies of the author’s work will be available for purchase and signing following the reading presented by EOU’s Ars Poetica Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public. Kitterman grew up in the small town of Ivanhoe in the San Joaquin Valley and received his undergraduate degree in English at the University of California at Berkeley. After spending two years in the Peace Corps in Belize, he completed the master of fine arts program at the University of Montana. Author Robert Garner McBrearty writes, “Kitterman’s stories are humorous and poignant, tender and touching in their memorable depiction of life in small-town California. He renders his characters so authentically and compassionately we feel we know their hopes and . . .

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Collin Tong (Thailand 1968-69) Honored by University of Redlands with Distinguished Alumni Service Award

The University of Redlands has named Collin Tong ( Thailand 1968-69) the recipient of its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Service Award for outstanding achievement in public service. Past recipients include the late U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher and CBS News White House correspondent Robert Pierpoint, both U of R alumni. President James R. Appleton will confer the award at a special Presidential convocation on Oct. 20, during Homecoming weekend. Collin is a Seattle-based freelance journalist and contributing writer for Crosscut Public Media and the New York Times. Collin is the coauthor of a forthcoming book, Profiles in Caregiving: Journeys with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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