Archive - September 30, 2014

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Peace Corps Applications UP
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John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962-64) Interviewed

Peace Corps Applications UP

Applications to Peace Corps in 2013 were at a historic low.  In response, Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet launched a campaign to increase applications by streamlining the application process and touring college campuses to promote Peace Corps service. The strategy is winning. From the Peace Corps website: “With our new, shorter application process, we’re seeing record numbers of Americans apply for Peace Corps service,” Hessler-Radelet said. “While the school year may have just begun, I want to make sure college seniors considering the Peace Corps apply as soon as possible so they can secure the volunteer position of their choice and leave for service shortly after graduation.” Read the entire press release at: http://www.peacecorps.gov/media/forpress/press/2439/ And from the Twitter feed posted on the Peace Corps website: We’re so close to setting application numbers history! Will yours be the one that pushes us over? ‪http://1.usa.gov/1rYeC3Nb ‪#ApplyPC Last fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, applications numbered 10,091.  . . .

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John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962-64) Interviewed

Long Ago And Far Away — Travel Through Time in John Coyne’s Latest Novel by Alex Wolff Pelham Weekly Renowned Pelham author John Coyne’s latest novel “Long Ago and Far Away” draws on his life and experience to tell a tale of star crossed lovers, spanning several decades and traveling across four continents. Revolving around the tragic 1973 death of a young woman in Ethiopia, Long Ago and Far Away uses a series of flashbacks in that country, Spain, New York, Washington and elsewhere to tell the story of Parker Bishop and Irish McCann, lovers who were driven apart by the death of their friend and the resulting trial which left questions as to whether the death was a murder or an accident. Bishop and McCann reconnect in the present day and set out to confront the man who knows the truth about what happened. “I’m a big fan of . . .

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