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OCC’S MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS
HOST REGIONAL DOUBLEHEADER FRIDAY
Orange Coast College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams host first-round playoff games Friday evening, Feb. 24, in the Southern California Regional Tournament. The games will be played at Peterson Gymnasium.

Friday’s action marks the first time in the college’s history that OCC’s men’s and women’s teams have co-hosted a basketball doubleheader in regional play.

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OCC’S SPENCER NAMED CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR
Orange Coast College men’s basketball coach, Steve Spencer, has been lauded by his colleagues in the Orange Empire Conference as co-coach of the year for 2005-06.

Spencer was honored along with Fullerton College coach, Dieter Horton.

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GRADUATION PETITIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH MARCH 15
OCC students who feel they’ll be eligible to receive an A.A. degree at the spring 2006 commencement ceremony may submit a petition now for graduation.

Graduation petitions will be accepted through Wednesday, March 15.

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OCC’S HONORS PROGRAM ACCEPTS APPLICATIONS
FOR UCLA’S TAP CERTIFICATION
Orange Coast College’s Honors Program is accepting applications for UCLA’s prestigious TAP (Transfer Alliance Program) certification, through Friday (Feb. 24).

In order to take advantage of priority consideration for transfer to UCLA, OCC Honors Program students who have met all requirements for certification, and who have applied to UCLA for fall 2006, must pick up a TAP certification form. After securing a form, a student must then make an appointment with an OCC honors counselor to complete the certification process.

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OCC HOSTS BONE MARROW REGISTRATION AND BLOOD DRIVE
The American Red Cross will conduct its annual spring bone marrow registration and blood drive on Orange Coast College’s campus on Wednesday and Thursday, March 1-2.

The bone marrow registration and blood drive runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days in the Student Center Lounge.

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20-YEAR-OLD OCC POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR
IS REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR 69TH DISTRICT SEAT
Twenty-year-old Orange Coast College freshman political science major, Ryan Gene Williams, is running for State Assembly in the 2006 midterm elections.

Williams, a Santa Ana resident, is running for the 69th District seat that has been vacated by incumbent, Tom Umberg, a Democrat. Williams, a Republican, was recently endorsed by Cypress mayor, Mike McGill.

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RECRUITERS FROM 20 UC, CSU AND INDEPENDENT CAMPUSES
TO TAKE PART MARCH 16 IN OCC’S 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 Wednesday, March 16, 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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CSULB REP VISITS OCC 13 TIMES THIS SPRING
A representative from the Admissions Office at California State University at Long Beach will visit Orange Coast College’s Transfer Center 13 times this spring to talk with students interested in transferring.

OCC is annually one of the nation’s leaders in transferring students to four-year universities. Last year, Orange Coast ranked first among California’s 109 community colleges in the number of students it sent to the California State University system.

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OCC STUDENTS TO SPEND SPRING BREAK
WORKING AT CATALINA CONSERVANCY CAMP
For the fourth time in recent years, a dozen Orange Coast College students – and three advisors – will enjoy an “alternative” spring break experience, volunteering their time to do rugged physical labor in isolated areas of Catalina Island.

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NEED A VIDEO FOR YOUR PROGRAM?
OCC’s Electronic Field Production class (Film 265) is seeking project proposals from any campus department or program interested in producing a three to 10-minute video.

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EMERITUS INSTITUTE HOSTS MARCH 1 "COFFEE KLATCH"
The Family and Friends Committee of the Emeritus Institute will host its first official “Coffee Klatch” on Wednesday morning, March 1, in Admin. 108.

Coffee and snacks will be served, and all former OCC employees are invited to attend. The klatch runs from 9-11 a.m.

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DEADLINE IS TOMORROW
FOR SUBMITTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Scholarship applications for Orange Coast College’s 2005-06 academic year are available in the college’s Scholarship Office.

Scholarship forms may also be downloaded from the college’s website (orangecoastcollege.edu). Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 24).

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2005-06 SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Service and Leadership Award applications for 2005-06 are now available in OCC’s Dean of Students Office.

Applications can also be found on the OCC portal website, at http:occportal. Click on “Departments,” then Student Services/Dean of Students/Forms. Applications may be obtained by email. Address your requests to apapastathis@occ.cccd.edu.

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ASOCC BUDGET REQUESTS FOR 2006-07 NOW BEING ACCEPTED
If your department wishes to receive consideration for funding by the ASOCC for the 2006-07 fiscal year (beginning July 1), budget forms must be submitted during the next five weeks to the Dean of Students Office.

Deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, April 7.

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OCC HOSTS 50TH INVITATIONAL MATH MEET
Nearly two dozen Orange County high schools will take part in OCC’s 50th annual Invitational High School Mathematics Meet Friday afternoon, March 3, in the Science Hall.

More than a hundred of the county’s brightest math students will convene at OCC. Competition begins at 4 p.m.

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OCC HONOR SOCIETIES ISSUE INVITATION FOR NEW MEMBERS
Orange Coast College chapters of the honor societies, Alpha Gamma Sigma and Phi Theta Kappa, have invited approximately 2,000 OCC students to join their ranks based on fall 2005 academic performance.

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APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 10 FOR STUDENT TRUSTEES ELECTION
Students who are interested in running for the ASOCC Board of Trustees for the 2006-07 academic year must submit an application by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 10.

OCC faculty and staff members are encouraged to recruit promising students to run for board seats.

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OCC OFFERS "BEST OF THE BEST," MARCH 21,
FROM 30TH BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
Three hours of the “best of the best” from the 30th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival will be screened on Tuesday evening, March 21, at Orange Coast College.

The three-hour program is set to begin at 7 p.m. in OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theatre. It will include films from around the world. The films reflect a wide range of mountain experiences and portraits, from climbing and other mountain sports to mountain culture and the environment.

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OCC OFFERS SUMMER LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL PROGRAM
IN FLORENCE, ITALY
Orange Coast College is offering students an opportunity this summer to take part in an intensive month-long language and cultural program in Florence, Italy.

The four-and-a-half week program runs June 29 through July 31.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS MARCH 4
The Orange-Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets again on Saturday, March 4, at Orange Coast College.

The club, which has been gathering on OCC’s campus for more than two decades, meets the first Saturday of each month, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chemistry Building.

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AAWCC HOSTS PROGRAM TONIGHT
The Coast Community College District Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) will host a dinner tonight (Feb. 23) in the Captain’s Table. The dinner runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Guest speakers will include six Coast District vice presidents. The presentation is titled “Coast District Leaders – The Voice of Experience.”

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CAMPUS HOSTS FIRST SPRING PDK DINNER MARCH 2
OCC’s first spring semester Phi Delta Kappa – Trabuco Chapter dinner program is scheduled for Thursday, March 2, in the Student Center Lounge.

The event is open to all.

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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Thursday, Feb. 23 - Mexican
Thursday, March 2 - Italian
Thursday, March 9 - French

Reservations are taken for the following times: 11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., noon and 12:15 p.m. Meals are priced at $9, plus 70 cents tax. For reservations, call Ext. 25835 #4.

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FILM SERIES CONTINUES TOMORROW WITH "THE LADY EVE"
Dr. H. Arthur Taussig’s 2005-06 OCC Film Series continues tomorrow evening (Feb. 24) with the first in a five-part Barbara Stanwyck mini-series. The 1941 Stanwyck film, “The Lady Eve,” will be screened.

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OCC HOSTS EXHIBITION OF OIL PAINTINGS
BY COUNTY ARTIST, HAL BRISCOE
Orange Coast College is hosting an exhibition of 20 oil paintings by Orange County artist, Hal Biscoe.

Briscoe is an OCC art student and Santa Ana resident.

Briscoe’s exhibit is on display through Thursday, March 9, in the Student Space Gallery, located in the Arts Center. Admission is free. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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MUSIC DEPARTMENT FACULTY HOST BENEFIT RECITAL SATURDAY
OCC Music Department faculty members will host a recital Saturday evening (Feb. 25) in Robert B. Moore Theatre.

The recital begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $10, and will benefit the John McEnary Memorial Scholarship Endowment. Tickets will be sold at the door.

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OCC’S REP OFFERS JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY FEST
Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company will offer a festival this spring of short plays by Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony Award-winning American playwright, John Patrick Shanley.

Titled “Voices of American Theatre: John Patrick Shanley,” the production runs Friday through Sunday, March 3-5, in the Drama Lab Studio. Curtain is set for 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30 and 7 p.m.

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OCC’S REPERTORY THEATRE COMPANY
STAGES "SCAPINO!" MARCH 16-19, 23-26
Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company is staging a March production of Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale’s brilliant comedy, “Scapino!”

The show runs Thursdays through Sundays, March 16-19 and 23-26, in the Drama Lab Studio. Curtain is set for 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 and 7 p.m. on Sundays.

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Orange Slices

A TRIO OF UNFORGETTABLE COAST COLLEAGUES
This column periodically runs biographical sketches on unforgettable Orange Coast College personalities.

Some of these individuals spent their entire professional careers at Coast, while others were here just long enough to wolf down a grilled cheese and Coke at the Portside. Many, I knew personally. All made significant and indelible contributions to the remarkable institution that is Orange Coast College.

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On A Personal Note

CLARA FITZGERALD, INTERMEDIATE CLERK TYPIST IN THE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION, recently underwent heart surgery. She had a valve repaired. Clara is in good spirits and recovering well. She’s looking forward to returning to work. Clara has been an OCC staff member for 15 years and has worked in the Technology Division since her tenure on campus began.

RETIRED OCC ENGLISH PROFESSOR, LARRY CARLSON (1966-2000), and his wife, Patricia, were recently honored by the Orange County Association of Realtors (OCAR) at a special dinner, along with several other members who "take pride not only in the business of real estate, but in their community: From Girl Scout Troop Leaders, to Veterans Groups, to Home Owners Association, to City Councils..." Larry and Patricia were recognized for serving on the "Government Affairs Committee" of the San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce, headed by former Assemblywoman Pat Bates.

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter - Week of February 20, 2006

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Book Talk

“How Patriotic is the Patriot Act?”
By Amitai Etzioni
KF 4850 .E899 2004
 
“Maharanis”
By Lucy Moore
DS480.45M6327 2005
 
“Athens to Athens: The Official History of the Olympic Games 1894-2004”
GV 721.5.M54

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Library Media/Computer Lab

“Journey of Man”
PBS, 2004 (c.2002)
DVD, 120 minutes
Location: Media REF GN 281.4 .J68

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Employee Commute Reduction

Congratulations to Ed Langsdorf who recently won $500 from the AQMD carpool program! Four times a year Campus Public Safety holds a drawing for all registered permanent employees who carpool, use public transportation, drive hybrid vehicles, ride a bicycle, or walk to work each day. That's on top of the monthly incentive given for each day carpooled!

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Secondhand smoke kills!

People who have never smoked but live with a smoker have a 15 percent higher mortality rate than those in smoke-free households, according to a study from New Zealand.

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Did You Know

The California Telephone Access Program offers specialized telephone equipment and network services free of charge to Californians who cannot use standard telephone equipment due to a disability. Disabilities can include hearing loss or deafness, low vision or blindness, speech disabilities, mobility impairments and cognitive impairments. This program is offered through the California Public Utilities Commission. For more information, visit their web site at www.ddtp.org or call their Consumer Affairs office at 800/995-6831.

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