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OCC’S TRANSFER CENTER SPONSORS SPRING VISITS
TO NINE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITIES
Orange Coast College’s Transfer Center is hosting tours this spring to nine major Southern California university campuses. The tours are designed for OCC students who are exploring transfer options.

OCC is annually one of the nation’s leaders in transferring students to four-year colleges and universities. Last year, Orange Coast ranked second out of 109 California community colleges in the total number of students it transferred to the 23-campus California State University system and the nine-campus University of California system.

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RECRUITERS FROM 20 UC, CSU AND INDEPENDENT CAMPUSES
TO TAKE PART MARCH 15 IN OCC COLLEGE FAIR
Recruiters from approximately 20 University of California and California State University campuses, and independent colleges and universities, will be on Orange Coast College’s campus on Thursday, March 15, to take part in a spring transfer fair.

The representatives will talk with OCC students about transferring to their campuses. High school students and community members are also invited to attend.

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COAST HOSTS UCI REP FOUR TIMES IN MARCH
A representative from the UC Irvine Admissions Office will visit OCC’S Transfer Center four times in March to talk with students about transferring.

Appointments are required.

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ABDUL-JABBAR TO SPEAK AND CONDUCT BOOK SIGNING WEDNESDAY
Basketball legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, will be on Orange Coast College’s campus next Wednesday, Feb. 28, to discuss his new book, “On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance.”

The book recently hit number 25 on the New York Times Bestseller List. It is available in OCC’s Student Bookstore, and discounts are available for faculty and staff members.

Abdul-Jabbar will speak from 2-2:40 p.m. in OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theatre, then will conduct a book signing session. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

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ORANGE COUNTY WOMAN FINDS DIRECTION AT OCC
WORKS ON EXCITING PROJECTS WITH ABDUL-JABBAR
Deborah Morales discovered the ultimate direction for her life while an Orange Coast College student, and she’s now on the fast-track to success.

Actually, she’d prefer that others see her as being on “the fast-track to significance.”

The 45-year-old Santa Ana resident calls herself an “iconomist” by profession. The term merges the words “icon” and “economics.” At the moment, her career skills are being fully tested as she serves as friend, business manager and public relations advisor to former NBA basketball legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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SUMMER SESSIONS BEGIN JUNE 4 AND 25
OCC’s two 2007 summer sessions will begin the weeks of June 4 and 25, and will consist of four, six and eight-week classes.

Summer classes are open to OCC students, members of the community, high school juniors and seniors, and students at four-year colleges and universities.

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STUDENTS PLANNING TO GRADUATE THIS SPRING
MUST SUBMIT PETITIONS BY MARCH 15
Orange Coast College students who feel they’ll be eligible to receive an A.A. degree, A.S. degree or Certificate of Achievement at Commencement 2007 may submit a petition now for graduation.

Graduation petitions will be accepted through Thursday, March 15.

OCC’s 59th commencement is scheduled for Friday evening, May 25, at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. The Pacific Amphitheater, located at the Orange County Fairgrounds & Exposition Center, is situated on Fairview Road, directly across the street from OCC’s campus.

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SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD
Orange Coast College’s Service Learning Program has been named recipient of an honor awarded by the Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE).

CCNCCE will present OCC with its “Collaborations with K-12 Schools Award” at its national convention, May 24, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

OCC’s Service Learning Program is being honored for the seven-year relationship it has maintained with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

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RABBIT ISLAND CONSULTANTS ON CAMPUS TODAY AND FRIDAY
A team of consultants who are conducting a feasibility study on the viability of OCC’s Rabbit Island as an educational platform will be on campus today and Friday (Feb. 22-23).

The team will give a public wrap-up presentation Friday from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge. The session is open to students, staff and the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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OCC SETS COMMENCEMENT STUDENT SPEAKER TRYOUTS
Orange Coast College students interested in trying out for the graduation speaker assignment at the college’s Commencement 2007 may do so on Wednesday afternoon, April 18.

Students planning to try out must be eligible to receive this spring an associate in arts degree, associate in science degree or a certificate. OCC’s 59th commencement ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Pacific Amphitheater, located at the Orange County Fairgrounds, directly across the street from the campus.

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CLASS TEXTBOOKS AVAILABLE IN OCC’S LIBRARY
Thanks to a generous bequest from longtime OCC faculty member, Shirley Brooke, and a magnanimous grant from the OCC Foundation, the Library Circulation Department now has a collection of over 600 course textbooks.

Any student with a current OCC ID may use textbooks in this Reserve Collection for two-hour periods (each check-out). Although textbooks must be used in the library, there is no charge for this student resource.

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SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP NOMINATION FORMS AVAILABLE
Do you know a student who volunteers his or her time and/or assumes leadership responsibilities?

Pick up an application in the Dean of Students Office located in the Student Center, or go to orangecoastcollege.edu and search "Service and Leadership Application." It is also available on the OCC Portal under "Dean of Students."

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LADY PIRATES FINISH 14-0 IN CONFERENCE; OPEN REGIONALS FRIDAY
For the Orange Coast College women's basketball team, the road to Fresno will begin and end at Basil H. Peterson Gymnasium.

Earning a number four seed, and drawing a first-round bye, the Pirates (28-3) will host San Bernardino Valley College (19-9) Friday (Feb. 23) at 7 p.m. in the regionals.

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MEN HOOPSTERS HOST L.A. SOUTHWEST IN PLAYOFF OPENER
Orange Coast College’s men’s basketball team was scheduled to enjoy “home cookin’” in the first round of the men’s state basketball playoffs.

Following their 16-14 season record, courtesy of a season-finale win against Riverside and a forfeited win by Saddleback, the Pirates earned the 15th seed in the 20-team tournament and were slated to host number 18 L.A. Southwest Wednesday evening (Feb. 21) at 7 p.m. in Peterson Gym. The first 12 seeds earned first-round byes.

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PHI DELTA KAPPA HOSTS FIRST SPRING DINNER MARCH 8
The first spring semester Phi Delta Kappa – Trabuco Chapter dinner will be held on Thursday, March 8, in the Student Center Lounge.

The event is open to all.

Appetizers are served at 5:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 6 p.m. Dinner is available for $15 for staff members and $10 for students. Persons planning to have dinner should RSVP to Kate Mueller at (714) 432-5741. Admission is free for the presentation only, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Persons may show up for the presentation without advance reservation.

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OCC’S 24TH HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR DAY
TO BE STAGED TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Orange Coast College will host its 24th annual High School Senior Day on Tuesday, March 20, in the campus quad.

More than 4,000 Orange County high school seniors are expected to attend. Activities will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and admission is free.

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Orange Coast College scholarship applications are now available. Students may download applications from the college’s website at:
http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/student_services/scholarship_office/general_scholarship.htm.

Applications are due this Friday (Feb. 23) at 5 p.m.

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SYMPHONY OFFERS WORKS BY MOZART, MARCH 31
OCC’s Symphony will offer its sixth concert of the 2006-07 season on Saturday evening, March 31, performing Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 and Coronation Mass.

The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre.

Orange Coast College’s Symphony is under the baton of music professor, Dr. Ricardo Soto.

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GOULD TO PERFORM PAGANINI VARIATIONS SATURDAY NIGHT
Pianist Brian Gould will be the featured soloist Saturday evening (Feb. 24) when Orange Coast College’s Symphony Orchestra offers the fifth concert of its 46th season.

Gould and the Symphony will perform Rachmaninoff”s Paganini Variations. Gould last performed the Rachmaninoff work at OCC in 1992. The remainder of the concert features Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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REP COMPANY STAGES RICH ORLOFF COMEDIES
A collection of acclaimed and hilarious 10-minute comedies by playwright Rich Orloff will staged in March by Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company.

Author of over a dozen one-acts and more than 50 short plays, Orloff bills himself as “one of the most popular unknown playwrights in America.”

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OCC MOUNTS WORLD PREMIERE PRODUCTION
OF STUDENT’S ORIGINAL PLAY
“Air Born – The Story of the Wright Brothers,” an original play by Orange Coast College theatre student, Sean Engard, will receive its world premiere in March on campus.

Under the direction of OCC theatre professor, Alex Golson, the production runs Thursdays through Sundays, March 15-18 and 22-25, in the Drama Lab Theatre. Curtain is set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS MARCH 3
The Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, March 3, on campus.

Featured speaker, Jim Mitchell, will present Yasu, a Mac Security program.

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Orange Slices

WORKING BOTH SIDES OF HIS BRAIN: TED BAKER WAS AN ARTIST AND ADMINISTRATOR
Ted Baker was one of the longest-tenured division deans in Orange Coast College’s history…serving in that capacity for 20 years.

Ted, in fact, was a division dean before there was such a designation on campus. He served for a number of years as an OCC division “chair.”

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On A Personal Note

OCC COUNSELOR, KELLY LEE, DIED ON SATURDAY, FEB. 17, after waging a heroic battle with cancer that lasted for more than a year. Just 36 years of age, Kelly joined OCC’s faculty in August of 2002. Born in Seoul, Korea, she earned a B.S. degree in business administration from UC Riverside, and an M.A. in counseling from Chapman University. She was a counselor at Saddleback College and Golden West College before joining Orange Coast College’s faculty. Viewing, for family members only, will be held Friday (Feb. 23) and Saturday (Feb. 24). Internment will be carried out Saturday at 1 p.m. A memorial meeting is scheduled for Saturday at 4 p.m. at the meeting hall of The Church in Irvine, 4252 Irvine Center Dr.

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Book Talk

“Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime”
By Patricia Hampl
Bestsellers
PS3558.A4575Z46 2006
 
“After This”
By Alice McDermott
Bestsellers
PS3563 .C355 A68 2006

“Mozart’s Women”
By Jane Glover
ML 410 .M9G645 2005

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

Do your students know how to find "authoritative" or "quality" library and information resources for their research papers? Do they understand why information from "Wikipedia" may be interesting but not considered "authoritative" or stable by most discipline teachers or librarians as compared to "Britannica Encyclopedia"? Do they know how to find a Web site that is "authoritative"?

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Information Technology Newsletter

Information Technology Newsletter - February 2007

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Many studies have shown that physical exercise helps older people stay sharp, improving problem-solving skills and other mental abilities. Moreover, animal research has revealed that aerobic exercise produces beneficial changes in brain cells.

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Did You Know

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) offers several scholarships to legally blind persons pursuing undergraduate degrees. The 2007 NFB scholarship program is offering 29 scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $12,000. The deadline is March 31. To apply, contact the NFB of California at 1-800-775-2226 or visit the NFB website at www.nfb.org

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