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WOMEN’S GOLF RETURNING TO OCC THIS FALL
For the first time since 2004, Orange Coast College will once again host a women’s golf program, according to OCC’s Dean of Kinesiology and Athletics, Dr. Michael Sutliff.

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CAMPUS PREPARES FOR 31ST ANNUAL SENIOR DAY ON TUESDAY
Orange Coast College is gearing up for the 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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OCC FORUM LOOKS AT MASTER FACILITIES PLAN, STUDENT HOUSING, OCC VILLAGE
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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MUSIC IN OCC SYMPHONY MARCH 8 CONCERT INSPIRES 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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ACADEMIC SENATE, FACULTY TO HOST APPRECIATION BREAKFAST FOR CLASSIFIED STAFF
The Academic Senate is inviting classified staff to the first annual Faculty Appreciation Breakfast for Classified Staff on Thursday, March 13, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Student Center Lounge.

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NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE FACULTY, STAFF MEMBER FOR OUTSTANDING COLLEAGUE AWARD
Nominations are open for the 2013-14 Outstanding Staff Members of the Year. Awards will be presented to a full-time and part-time faculty member and a classified staff member who have made significant contributions to the college and the education of students by their dedication, performance and commitment to the mission, vision and values at OCC.

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OCC PROVIDES TRAINING FOR STATE DEPARTMENT PROGRAM’S “EDUCATIONUSA”
Orange Coast College, along with University of California, Irvine; The Claremont Colleges; Loyola Marymount; Cal Poly Pomona and Irvine Valley College, hosted the second half of the EducationUSA Training Institute which took place February 3-7.

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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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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 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 ON DISPLAY IN CAMPUS PHOTO GALLERIES
The Art Center Gallery and the Fine Arts Gallery opened two new photography exhibits this week. Both shows will run through April 14.

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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 combines water color mono-prints with photography.

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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 TRANSFER 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 Spring College Transfer 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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VEAL, FRIED CHICKEN AND SMOKED SALMON ON THIS FRIDAY’S ECLECTIC CAFÉ MENU
The Eclectic Café will present a gourmet lunch at a fresh price on Friday, March 7, 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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OCC TO HOST NATIONAL COLLEGIATE LACROSSE TOURNEY
A pair of top five college lacrosse teams – the Denver Pioneers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish – will battle in Orange Coast’s LeBard Stadium on Saturday, March 8, in the inaugural Pacific Coast Shootout.

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OCC IN THE NEWS
The Masters of Harmony hosted the 14th annual Young Men’s Harmony Festival on February 15 at Orange Coast College. Masters of Harmony members, eight-time international chorus champions, conducted a day’s worth of workshops for young men from 19 high schools in Southern California. It all ended with an evening performance of iconic barbershop music, which included all 180 participants. Read the story in the OCC Register.


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

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ON A PERSONAL NOTE
Harry “Art” Taussig, who taught photography at OCC for 31 years until his retirement in 2003, has released his third solo guitar album for Tompkins Square Records. “The Diamond of Lost Alphabets” is now available on every digital service, worldwide. Listen to a track at https://soundcloud.com/tompkinssquare/cloudy-cloudy-is-the-stuff-of.

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Pirate Sports Blog

W-BASKETBALL ADVANCES WITH PLAYOFF WIN OVER CUESTA
SAN LUIS OBISPO -- It was a long drive up and a happy drive home for the Orange Coast College women's basketball team following Friday night's 61-58 win over Cuesta College in the opening round of the Southern California Regional playoffs.

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PIRATES BASEBALL OPEN CONFERENCE WITH 13-INNING LOSS TO CHARGERS
COSTA MESA -- Orange Coast College dropped a heartbreaking 2-1, 13-inning decision to visiting Cypress College on Thursday afternoon in a matchup between two of the top pitchers in all of California Community College baseball.

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MEN’S CREW OPENS SEASON WITH SOLID RESULTS AT LONG BEACH
LONG BEACH – The Orange Coast College men’s crew got its race season started on a rainy Saturday morning at the 2014 SoCal Opening Day Regatta, held at the Long Beach Marine Stadium.

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W-TENNIS KEEPS ON WINNING; TOPS SADDLEBACK, 6-3
MISSION VIEJO – The Orange Coast College women’s tennis team continued its winning ways on Tuesday with a 6-3 Orange Empire Conference win at Saddleback College.

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M-TENNIS RETURNS TO WIN COLUMN WITH 9-0 VICTORY OVER HORNETS
FULLERTON – The Orange Coast College men’s tennis team snapped a mild losing slide with a solid 9-0 Orange Empire Conference road win at Fullerton College on Thursday.

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MEN’S GOLF TAKES SECOND AT OEC EVENT
SEAL BEACH – The Orange Coast College men’s golf team headed to the Navy Golf Course to take on the rest of the Orange Empire Conference on Wednesday and the Pirates finished second overall with a team score of 368.


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