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OCC ATTRACTS 4,000 FOR 23RD HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR DAY
More than 4,000 high school students were on hand Tuesday (March 21) for Orange Coast College’s 23rd annual High School Senior Day.

Students came from virtually every high school in Orange County, and from schools from throughout Southern California. There were many out-of-state students as well.

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THANKS TO SENIOR DAY VOLUNTEERS
Thank you Senior Day volunteers for a wonderful day. Watch for the April 6 issue of Coast to Coast for complete details on Senior Day and the winner of our Best Booth/Table competition.

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COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER TRYOUTS SET FOR APRIL 24
Orange Coast College students interested in trying out for the graduation speaker assignment at the college’s Commencement 2006 may do so on Monday afternoon, April 24.

Students planning to try out must be eligible to receive an associate in arts degree or a certificate this spring. OCC’s 58th commencement ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, 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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OCC’S HEALTH CENTER ISSUES CHICKENPOX ALERT
A campus employee and a student have recently been diagnosed with chickenpox. Chickenpox is not normally a serious illness, but any person developing the disease should stay at home until the rash has completely crusted over (usually about five days from the time the rash started).

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70 MAKE ATHLETIC HONOR ROLL FOR FALL 2005
A total of 70 Orange Coast College student-athletes made the college’s Athletic Honor Roll for the fall semester of 2005.

The list was released this month (March) by OCC’s Athletic Department. In order to qualify for the honor roll, students were required to maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average during the season of their sport. All had to complete a minimum of 12 academic units during their seasons.

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OCC’S SUMMER SCHEDULE POSTED ON WEBSITE
Orange Coast College’s 2006 summer class schedule is listed on the college’s Internet web page (www.orangecoastcollege.edu).

Persons arriving at OCC’s website should first click on “Class Schedules,” then on “Summer 2006.” Summer classes begin on Mondays, June 5 and 19. Four, six and eight-week classes are being offered.

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OCC STUDENT, SEAN ENGARD, RELISHES CHALLENGES
OF MARIO FRATTI’S COMPELLING WORK, "THE CAGE"
Orange Coast College student-actor, Sean Engard, is sinking his teeth into the juiciest role of his young lifetime.

Engard, 22, of Costa Mesa, plays Cristiano, an intelligent young devotee of Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov, in OCC’s spring production of “The Cage.” The powerful drama was written by Italian playwright Mario Fratti.

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OCC HOSTS UC BERKELEY REP TOMORROW
A representative from the UC Berkeley Admissions Office will visit Orange Coast College’s Transfer Center tomorrow (March 17) to talk with students interested in transferring.

OCC is annually one of the nation’s community college leaders in transferring students to four-year colleges and universities. Last year, Orange Coast ranked second out of California’s 111 public community colleges in the number of students it transferred to the University of California and California State University systems.

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TRANSFER CENTER SPONSORS SPRING VISITS
TO EIGHT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES
Orange Coast College’s Transfer Center is hosting tours this spring to eight 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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FRIENDS OF OCC’S LIBRARY OFFER PROGRAM ON CHINA
“Southwest China: Naxi, Yi and Yak Butter Tea” is the title of the fourth program of the year being hosted by the Friends of Orange Coast College’s Norman E. Watson Library.

The session features OCC professor of counseling services, Steven J. Goetz, and his wife, Peggy, a writer with the Irvine World News and Orange County Register.

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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 two weeks to the Dean of Students Office.

Deadline for submissions is noon on Friday, April 7.

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JOB PLACEMENT CENTER HOSTS APRIL 19 JOB FAIR
Orange Coast College’s Job Placement Center will host its annual Job Fair for students on Wednesday, April 19, in the college’s quad.

The fair, featuring more than 50 different employers, is set to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s tailored especially for students who are looking for part-time, full-time and summer employment.

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OCC STUDENTS OFFER FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION
Orange Coast College accounting students are offering free income tax preparation services this tax season to low-to-moderate income persons, disabled, non-English speaking and elderly clients.

OCC’s students are offering their services on Saturday afternoons, through April 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Business Education Room 109.

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BURSAR’S OFFICE OFFERS LONG BEACH AQUARIUM TICKETS
The OCC Bursar's office is selling tickets to Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific "Bounce Back to the Pacific" program for $16.95 for adults and $10.45 for children (3-11). For every child ticket purchased through May 31, patrons will receive a complimentary child's admission valid from Sept. 5 through Oct. 31, 2006. For more information, call (714) 432-5880.

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ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT
CONDUCTS FOUR SPRING PLANT SALES
Orange Coast College’s Ornamental Horticulture Department will host a series of plant sales on four Friday mornings and afternoons this spring.

The sales are scheduled for April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Horticulture Garden Nursery, located on the western edge of the campus, near the Technology Center. The most convenient public access is from the campus parking lot off Adams Ave.

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OCC’S HORTICULTURE PROGRAM
OFFERS SPRING LAWN CARE COURSE
A brand new eight-week course that covers the essentials of lawn care will be offered this spring by OCC’S Ornamental Horticulture Department.

The class begins on Monday, April 3. Students may sign up at the first class meeting.

Titled “Complete Lawn Care,” and listed as Ornamental Horticulture 101AB in OCC’s schedule, the class meets Monday evenings, from 6-8 p.m. The course is designed for landscape maintenance professionals, people who work for retail nurseries, and homeowners who want to have the best lawn on the block.

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CAMPUS HOSTS SECOND SPRING PDK DINNER APRIL 6
OCC’s second spring semester Phi Delta Kappa – Trabuco Chapter dinner program is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, in the Student Center Lounge.

The event is open to all. The lecture is titled "Post Cards from Berlin: An American's Experience Earning a Ph.D. in Germany."

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS APRIL 1
The Orange-Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, April 1, 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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"SCAPINO!" CLOSES THIS WEEKEND AT OCC
Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale’s brilliant comedy, “Scapino!” closes this weekend on campus. It is being staged by Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company.

The show runs Thursday through Sunday, March 23-26, in the Drama Lab Studio. Curtain is set for 8 p.m. nightly, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OFFERS SATURDAY CONCERT
FEATURING WORKS BY BEETHOVEN AND RACHMANINOFF
Orange Coast College’s Symphony Orchestra will offer a concert Saturday evening (March 25), featuring works by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.

Titled “Music From the Troubled Soul,” the concert begins at 8 p.m. in OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theatre. The Symphony is under the direction of Orange Coast College music professor, Dr. Ricardo Soto.

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OCC’S CHORALE OFFERS "BROADWAY REVUE"
Orange Coast College’s 100-voice Chorale will offer a “Broadway Revue” concert on Saturday evening, April 8, in Robert B. Moore Theatre on campus.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN'S TABLE
Thursday, March 23 - Greek
Thursday, March 30 - Spring Break
Thursday, April 6 - Chinese

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 $10, plus tax.

For reservations, call Ext. 25835 #4.

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Orange Slices

WALT GLECKLER: A MASTER MUSICIAN AND SUPERB SAILOR
My first encounter with Walter E. Gleckler occurred in the summer of 1961.

He was the vocal and choral director for Orange Coast College’s summer musical production, “Li’l Abner.” Walt had joined the OCC faculty the previous fall as director of choral music, replacing Dr. Jim Fitzgerald who became the school’s dean of Fine Arts.

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter - Week of March 20, 2006

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Book Talk

“Room Full of Mirrors”
By Charles R. Cross
ML410.H476 C76 2005
 
“Chanel and Her World”
By Edmonde Charles-Roux
TT505.C45 C473 2005
 
“The Caliph’s House”
By Tahir Shah
Best Sellers DT 310.2.S527 2006

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Library Media/Computer Lab

“The Gods Must Be Crazy”
C.A.T. Films, 2004 (c.1980)
DVD, 109 minutes
Location: Media CIRC PN 1997 .G637

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Install a carbon monoxide detector outside all bedrooms.

In some cities and states, it’s the law. Carbon monoxide, an invisible odorless gas, sickens 15,000 Americans a year and kills another 500. Yet fewer than 10 percent of people admitted to emergency rooms for carbon monoxide poisoning have detectors, according to the CDC.

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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 2005 NFB scholarship program is offering 30 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 their web site at www.nfb.org.

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