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Got a note from Gerald Page, an awesome and distinguished writer who I had the opportunity and pleasure to meet at the Aberrant Dreams signing last year. Christopher James ("Jamie") Bishop was one of the victims at the Virginia Tech shooting, the German professor. He was also a member of our small, close-knit SF community. His father, a fellow Georgian, is Michael Bishop, the Nebula, Rhysling, and Locus award-winning SF writer, and Jamie designed the cover art for a number of books as well as issue #9 of Aberrant Dreams. Virginia Tech is putting together a memorial fund to honor Jamie and the other foreign language instructor who was killed, Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, and Jerry asked me to pass the word along.

From the Virginia Tech website:

Jocelyne Couture-Nowak and Jamie Bishop shared the conviction that learning a foreign language and culture is not just a joy, but is fundamental to our civilization--if we are to be civilized. To honor the memory of our colleagues and students, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has established two memorial scholarships for French and German majors at Virginia Tech.

Donations may be made payable to the Virginia Tech Foundation, for the Jocelyne Couture-Nowak Scholarship (French) or the Jamie Bishop Scholarship (German). If you give online, please be sure to indicate which scholarship you would like to support.

University Development
902 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

I'm feeling:
sad sad
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On April 26th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC), musingaloud commented:
Sad. Another bright star gone. Thanks for the post and info.

(Pam D. from critters)
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On April 26th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
You're most welcome. I'm glad to be able to get the word out.
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On April 26th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC), melindadansky commented:
I'm posting a copy of this in my journal, too--if that's OK.
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On April 26th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
More than ok, appreciated. Thank you.
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On April 27th, 2007 04:37 am (UTC), basletum commented:
That just bites....
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On April 27th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC), basletum replied:
I'll make copy this for my next blog post on all my blogs.
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On April 27th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC), reddherring1955 commented:
Thanks for the information, Eugie. This is a good way to support our future while honoring those we have lost.
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