Archive - July 10, 2012

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“Early Days of the Peace Corps” still available free to RPCVs
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Looking for a few Good Reviewers
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The 40 Best Peace Corps Blogs

“Early Days of the Peace Corps” still available free to RPCVs

One of the commerative events for the 50th Anniversary was a Panel discussion on March 17, 2011  “The early years of the Peace Corps”, featuring a great speech by  Bill Moyer. This is a good time to be reminded of those days and those men who first made the unique organization possible.  This is a good time because Peace Corps is facing a possible reorganization. It is still possible for RPCVs to obtain a free DVD copy. Karen Chaput, the Director of Video Production in the Peace Corps Office of Communication is currently on maternity leave. In her absence, Lee Gillenwater is the person to contact at this email to request a copy. Cut and paste this email address into your browser. lgillenwater@peacecorps.gov

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Looking for a few Good Reviewers

I am always in the need of anyone who would like to review books for our site: www.peacecorpsworldwide.org. If you are up to reviewing novels, non-fiction, poetry, memoirs, etc., please let me know. I’ll send you the book (that’s you payment, small but nice) with a letter of instruction. Just let me know the type of book(s) that interest you. For example. On my desk today, I have The South American Expeditions, 1540-1545 written by Alvar Nunz Cabeza de Vaca (translated with notes by RPCV Baker H. Morrow), The Chinatown War: Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871 written by RPCV Scott Zesch, and The Immanence of God in the Tropics (Stories) by RPCV Rosen. We only review books by RPCVs and I get 2-3 a week. One thing about RPCVs….they have a lot to say! The books self published and academically published, as well as, commercially published. I . . .

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The 40 Best Peace Corps Blogs

[This is from Online Education Database (OEDb). The site helps students find the most convenient, valuable, and relevant education programs to fulfill their academic and career objectives. Our site: www.peacecorpsworldwide.org  is # 14 on the list. The NPCA site comes in at # 27. It’s a fun listing of many (but certainly not all!) PCV blogs. The 40 Best Peace Corps Blogs For recent (and not-so-recent) college graduates who find themselves drawn toward using their educations in the service of humanity, the Peace Corps might seem an appealing prospect. Since 1961, it has sent Americans abroad in order to nurture education, the environment, public health, agriculture, housing, and other necessities in parts of the world with few resources, squelching political atmospheres, and worse. It’s not a perfect system by any stretch of the imagination, but plenty of volunteers end their Peace Corps stints having affected positive change in an often . . .

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