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OCC FORUMS WILL EXAMINE VITAL CAMPUS TOPICS
The OCC College Council and Institutional Effectiveness Committee will host a series Campus Forums to discuss a number of vital issues and developments that are important to the OCC community. Refreshments will be served.

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LANGSTON HUGHES PROJECT CAPS BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION AT OCC
The Orange Coast College International and Multicultural Committee (IMC), OCC Foundation and the OCC Library will present “Black History Month and the Langston Hughes Project,” a multicultural celebration of 150 years of Emancipation Proclamation and civil rights accomplishments and observance of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, that will take place on Thursday, February 27.

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OCC LAUNCHES ANTI-BINGE DRINKING CAMPAIGN
Orange Coast College is launching an award-winning anti-binge drinking campaign, “LessThanUThink,” on the Costa Mesa campus this week. The unique campaign uses humorous messages that emphasize the negative social consequences of binge drinking.


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STUDENTS URGED TO CHECK PRIORITY REGISTRATION STATUS BEFORE JUNE 1
Starting this fall, registration priority is changing for current students as a part of the Title 5 Regulations under the new Student Success and Support Program (SSSP). Students need to meet the new requirements to receive priority registration before June 1, when appointments for fall registration will be assigned.


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MUSIC IN OCC SYMPHONY MARCH 8 CONCERT INSPIRED OLYMPIC GOLD
The Orange Coast College Symphony, directed by OCC music professor Ricardo Soto, will perform Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” on Saturday, March 8. The work is a classic musical retelling of the story of the 1001 Nights and a favorite of audiences of all ages. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDENTS DISPLAY MOVIE POSTER CREATIONS
The Digital Media Arts Department is featuring a “Best of the Movie Posters - DMAD 193” exhibit in the Visual and Performing Arts Office on the third floor of the Art Center February 27 through March 27. Graphic design students in Lisa Bloomfield’s classes had to invent their own movie plots and star in this movie. Come see these graphic design of stars in their own movie poster creations. Genres include horror, comedy, thrillers, sci fi , westerns and beyond. Drop by to enjoy the work!


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NEW EXHIBITS OPEN NEXT WEEK IN CAMPUS PHOTO GALLERIES
The Art Center Gallery and the Fine Arts Gallery will unveil two new photography exhibits on Monday, March 3. Both shows will run through April 14.

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“SAVED,” "TOOTH AND NAIL” PHOTO EXHIBITS CLOSE THIS WEEK
This week is the last opportunity to visit “Saved” and “Tooth and Nail,” exhibitions in the campus photo galleries in the Fine Arts Building Lobby and the Art Center Gallery.

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STUDENT GALLERY EXHIBIT COMBINES WATER COLOR PRINTS WITH PHOTOGRAPHY
Diana Blaisure, who earned an Associate in Arts degree at OCC in 1974, is back on campus as a photography student. Her work will be on display through March 10 in the Student Gallery located in the Fine Arts Building Photo Lab. The exhibit, which opened this week, combines water color mono-prints with photography.

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FRIDAY IS DEADLINE FOR $350,000 IN OCC SCHOLARSHIPS
Orange Coast College students will receive more than $350,000 in scholarships on Honors Night on May 14, but they must apply for the awards by Friday, February 28.

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VOLUNTEER FOR SENIOR DAY – TUESDAY, MARCH 11
Orange Coast College is recruiting volunteers for its 31st annual Senior Day on Tuesday, March 11, when more than 4,000 high school seniors will visit campus to learn about educational opportunities at Coast.

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JUSTIN KIMBALL’S “PIECES OF STRING” TO OPEN IN ARTS PAVILION MARCH 13
The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion will feature the photography of Justin Kimball in “Pieces of String,” an exhibit that opens on March 13 and runs through April 18. The exhibit is held in conjunction with the MOPLA – Month of Photography, Los Angeles.


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33 UNIVERSITIES WILL ATTEND OCC’S SPRING COLLEGE FAIR ON MARCH 18
Students will have an opportunity to meet representatives from more than 30 four-year colleges and universities at Orange Coast College’s College Fair on Tuesday, March 18. Admissions officers from the University of California and California State University campuses will attend, as well as representatives from private four-year colleges and out-of-state universities. The fair will begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 1:00 p.m. in front of Watson Hall at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The fair is sponsored by OCC’s Transfer Center. Admission is free; the public is invited to attend.


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OCC TO HOST BANFF OUTDOOR ADVENTURE FILMS MARCH 19
Orange Coast College will screen outdoor adventure films from the 38th Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival on Wednesday, March 19. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The festival features international films, including climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures and the world’s last great wild places. The program is sponsored by OCC Friends of the Library.

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“SO YOU APPLIED TO A UC FOR FALL 2014...NOW WHAT?...”
OCC Transfer Center will hold a series of “Next Steps Workshops” for students who have applied for admission to a University of California campus this fall.

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ECLECTIC CAFÉ TO SERVE NY STEAK, LIVER AND VEGETARIAN LASAGNA
The Eclectic Café will present a gourmet lunch at a fresh price on Friday, February 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Lunch is $7.00. Call x26435 to make a lunch reservation or order a take-out lunch. Take-out orders, at a cost of $8.00, are available until 12:30 p.m.

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ASOCC TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE MARCH 18 & 19
Associated Students of Orange Coast College will sponsor a two-day blood drive on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18 and 19, in the Student Center. The Bloodmobile will also visit campus on Tuesday, April 8, and Wednesday, May 7.

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LIBRARY STUDENT WORKSHOPS
The library provides open workshops for students to learn how to do research in the physical and virtual library. The students do not need to make a reservation, but can just drop in. These 60-minute workshops are held in the library’s Lecture Room (go right when you enter the library) Extra credit slips will be provided.

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COMMUNITY ED OFFERS SPRING CLASSES
Class listings are available online at orangecoastcollege.augusoft.net. Printed copies of the spring program can be requested from Community Education at 714-432-5154.

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MEDITERRANEAN MEZZE APPETIZERS STAR IN MARCH 8 COOKING DEMO
Orange Coast College Community Education is hosting a demonstration class featuring Mediterranean mezze appetizers on Saturday, March 8. Using a step-by-step, easy-to-understand approach, instructor Sabine Abourjeily takes the mystery out of ethnic cooking. Dishes will include Lebanon’s hummus, baba ghanouj and tabbouleh, Israel’s falafel and Greece’s tzatziki and eggplant dips. Class participants will pick up cooking tips and learn where to shop for ingredients in Orange County.

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COMMUNITY ED TO PRESENT “HOW TO MAKE A LIVING AS AN ARTIST” ON MARCH 8
New or experienced artists can learn how to make a living using their artistic talent during a four-hour workshop on Saturday, March 8, sponsored by Orange Coast College Community Education. “How to Make a Living as an Artist” will cover topics including the wide variety of art fields available, steps to take to prepare for a career, and business and marketing tips that will generate income.

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CHANCELLOR’S NEWS BRIEF
To view the February 21, 2014, edition of the Chancellor’s News Brief, please use the following link. Chancellor Andrew Jones discusses in increase in faculty hiring.

http://www.cccd.edu/aboutus/Pages/chancellors-news-briefs.aspx

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GWC PRESIDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS “BITTIMER” AWARD
The Association of California Community College (ACCCA) Administrators has awarded Golden West College President Wes Bryan the Harry Buttimer Distinguished Administrator Award at their 35th annual conference held in Sacramento.

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LEAGUE FOR INNOVATION 2014 CONFERENCE CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS
The Coast Community College District and North Orange County Community College District are proud to serve as hosts to the 2014 League for Innovation in the Community College national conference. This year's conference will take place at the Anaheim Marriott Sunday through Wednesday, March 2-5. As one of the host districts, Coast Colleges is committed to the success of this prestigious conference and has been tasked with recruiting volunteers to staff the event.

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OCC IN THE NEWS
Daily Pilot feature editor Michael Miller interviewed Irvine poet Lorene Delany-Ullman whose prose poems are featured in the OCC Art Center Gallery exhibit, “Saved,” which runs through March 3. She also presented a reading at a reception for the exhibit, “Saved,” with photographer Jody Servon.
http://www.dailypilot.com/entertainment/tn-dpt-et-0221-saved-jody-servon-lorene-delany-ull-20140220,0,7427918.story

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CELEBRATING DIVERSITY: FEBRUARY 2014 CALENDAR BY THE INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICULTURAL COMMITTEE
This calendar is provided by the International and Multicultural Committee to celebrate diversity at Orange Coast College and in our community.

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CAMPUS CALENDAR
Gallery Exhibits  - Campus Events - Cheer On the Pirates!

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Pirate Sports Blog

PIRATES SETTLE FOR SECOND IN OEC AFTER FALLING TO TIGERS
RIVERSIDE -- The Wheelock Gym is never an easy place to play and the Orange Coast College women's basketball found that out the hard way as the Pirates fell to Riverside City College, 53-51, on Friday night in the Orange Empire Conference finale for both teams.


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PIRATES' SEASON ENDS WITH OT LOSS TO TIGERS
RIVERSIDE -- The Orange Coast College men's basketball team saw it's 2013-14 season come to a end with a heartbreaking 84-83 overtime loss to Riverside City College on Friday at RCC's Wheelock Gym.


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OFFENSE STAYS STRONG FOR PIRATES IN WIN OVER VIKINGS
COSTA MESA -- Nine seems to be the favorite number for the Orange Coast College baseball team. For the fourth time this year and third time this week, the Pirates put a nine-spot on the scoreboard and defeated visiting Long Beach City College, 9-5, on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.


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PIRATES MAKE QUICK WORK OF L.A. PIERCE
COSTA MESA -- It was a complete team effort as the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team improved to 7-0 with a straight-set win over visiting L.A. Pierce College on Friday night inside the Peterson Gym.


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PIRATES TOP GOLDEN WEST, FULLERTON
FULLERTON -- The Orange Coast College women's track team cruised to team wins over Golden West (121-31) and Fullerton (125-23) on Friday in a tri-meet on Friday at Fullerton College.


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PIRATES ROLL PAST RUSTLERS, HORNETS
FULLERTON -- It was another dominating performance by the Orange Coast College men's track team during Friday's tri-meet with Golden West and Fullerton, held at Fullerton College.


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PIRATES FINISH SIXTH AT MSJC INVITATIONAL
SAN JACINTO -- The Orange Coast College men's golf team finished sixth in Friday's 2014 Eagle Golf Classic, hosted by Mt. San Jacinto College, held at The Country Club at Soboba Springs.


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PIRATES DOUBLE-UP RIVERSIDE TO OPEN OEC PLAY
COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College women's tennis team opened Orange Empire Conference play and came through with a 6-3 win over visiting Riverside City College on Thursday afternoon.


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