Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content
Sign In Navigate Up
Coast To Coast

View Full Coast To Coast

Articles

OCC ATTRACTS 5,000 STUDENTS FOR SENIOR DAY
Orange Coast College attracted its largest Senior Day crowd ever Tuesday (March 22). Five thousand high school seniors were on hand for OCC’s 22nd annual High School Senior Day. Activities ran from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the quad.

Full detail


WANNA PURCHASE A SENIOR DAY T-SHIRT?
The shirts are available for purchase for $5. For information, contact Rene Goode or Julie Clevenger in the Foundation Office at Ext. 25749.

Full detail


MATHEMATICS PROFESSOR, DAN SCANLON, DIES SUDDENLY
Orange Coast College mathematics professor, Dan Scanlon, died suddenly and unexpectedly this week. A member of the college’s faculty since 1973, the Irvine resident served as chair of the Mathematics Department for the last three years. His teaching expertise was calculus. In recent years he taught calculus 1, 2 and 3, and precalculus.

Full detail


MORE THAN 3,000 ELEMENTARY KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS
TURN OUT FOR OCC’S ANNUAL "SCIENCE NIGHT"
More than 3,000 elementary school children and their parents turned out last Friday evening (March 18) for Orange Coast College’s fifth annual “Community Science Night.” Activities ran from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on OCC’s campus.

Full detail


ORANGE COAST HONORS TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
Orange Coast College hosted a special second annual tribute luncheon Friday (March 18) for the famed Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen were a dedicated and determined group of young black men who enlisted in the military during World War II to become America’s first African American military airmen. They trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Tuskegee, Ala., and served their country with distinction.

Full detail


FOURTH PROGRAM IN FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SERIES
LOOKS AT HUMOR IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
“Humor in American Literature” is the title of the fourth lecture program of the 2004-05 academic year being hosted by the Friends of Orange Coast College’s Norman E. Watson Library. The lecture is set for Tuesday evening, April 5. The program will feature Orange Coast College president emeritus, David A. Grant, and OCC professor emeritus, Mary McChesney.

Full detail


OCC’S MARINE SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
HOSTS APRIL 9 OPEN HOUSE TO SHOW OFF AQUARIUMS
Orange Coast College’s Marine Science Department will host a public open house on Saturday, April 9, to show off its large cold and warm-water aquariums. The college has been opening its aquariums to the public every semester for more than a decade.

Full detail


COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR, JIM CARNETT,
CAPTURES FIFTH FIRST-PLACE NATIONAL WRITING AWARD
Jim Carnett, senior director of Orange Coast College’s Community Relations Office, has captured a first-place national feature writing award for the fifth time in 15 years, presented by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). The 2005 Paragon Award was presented last Tuesday evening (March 15) at NCMPR’s 31st annual national conference, held in Minneapolis, Minn.

Full detail


HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT 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 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 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.

Full detail


OCC HOSTS EVENING TRANSFER FAIR, APRIL 21
Recruiters from several dozen public and private colleges and universities from throughout the nation will be on Orange Coast College’s campus on Thursday evening, April 21, for the college’s annual “Spring Evening Transfer Fair.” Activities will run from 5-7 p.m. in OCC’s quad.

Full detail


FASHION DESIGN PROGRAM
CONDUCTS FUNDRAISER APRIL 11
Orange Coast College’s Fashion Design Program will host its fifth annual Fashion Fundraiser on Monday, April 11, on campus. Referred to as a “Shop-O-Rama,” activities will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the OCC quad.

Full detail


HONORS NIGHT SET FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
Mark you calendar for Orange Coast College’s Honors Night 2005! The gala event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, at 5 p.m. in the Student Center and Robert B. Moore Theatre.

Full detail


OCC OFFERS SUMMER HISTORY AND LANGUAGE PROGRAM
IN FLORENCE, ITALY
Orange Coast College is offering students an opportunity this summer to take part in an intensive month-long history and language study program in Florence, Italy. The four-week program runs July 2 through Aug. 1.

Full detail


FORENSICS TEAM FINISHES SIXTH
IN STATE SPEECH TOURNAMENT
Orange Coast College’s speech and debate squad finished sixth out of more than 30 colleges entered in the 2005 California Community College Speech and Debate Tournament, held recently in San Diego.

Full detail


OCC STUDENT WINS FIRST PRIZE IN ESSAY CONTEST
Orange Coast College speech communications student, John Lam Nguyen, has captured first prize in an essay contest sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Full detail


SERVICE LEARNING STUDENTS PARTICIPATE
IN NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY PROJECT
Orange Coast College students and faculty members are participating this spring in a National Youth Service Day project, titled “A Hunger-Free O.C.” The project is set to run Monday through Saturday, April 11-16.

Full detail


AFRICAN AUTHOR, DR. NGUGI WA THIONG'O,
TO SPEAK APRIL 27 AT ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
Dr. Ngugi wa Thiong’o, one of Africa’s most prominent and accomplished writers and scholars, will speak on Wednesday, April 27, at Orange Coast College. Thiong’o will offer an 80-minute address at 11:10 a.m. in OCC’s Fine Arts Hall 119. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. His presentation is titled “Cultural and Political Imperialism.”

Full detail


SENATE MULTICULTURAL COMMITTEE SETS EVENTS
Mark you calendar! The Academic Senate Multicultural Committee will host a number of events during the 2005 spring semester.

Full detail


FRIENDS OF OCC’S LIBRARY HOST SPRING BOOK SALE
The Friends of Orange Coast College’s Norman E. Watson Library will conduct their annual spring book sale on Wednesday, April 20. The sale is set to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the college’s temporary library facility, located on the northern edge of the campus, in the parking lot off Adams Ave.

Full detail


MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS SATURDAY, APRIL 2
The Orange-Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, will meet on Saturday, April 2, on OCC’s campus. "The club is designed for anyone who is interested in using Macs," says club public relations director, Rebecca Ng. "We welcome anyone who has an interest in Macintosh."

Full detail


MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH
With the 2005 U.S. Dietary Guidelines urging us to eat well and exercise more for better health and less disease, here are a few tips that may help:

Full detail


SEVEN OCC STUDENT FILMS TO BE SCREENED APRIL 24
AT NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL
Sunday, April 24, at the 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival. The festival, which annually attracts more than 20,000 attendees, runs April 21-30. The fest will showcase over 300 features, short films, documentaries and animation from more than 45 countries. The festival also includes several galas, seminars and question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers.

Full detail


OCC OFFERS "BEST OF THE BEST" TUESDAY
FROM 29TH BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
screened on campus on Tuesday evening, March 29. The three-hour program is set to begin at 7 p.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre. It will include films from Canada, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Slovakia, Denmark, Switzerland and South Africa. The films reflect a wide range of mountain experiences and portraits, from climbing and other mountain sports to mountain culture and the environment.

Full detail


OCC MAKES SUMMER, FALL APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE APRIL 4
Applications for summer and fall classes at OCC will be available on Monday, April 4. Four, six and eight-week summer sessions are set to begin on Monday, June 20. OCC’s fall semester, 2005, will begin on Monday, Aug. 29.

Full detail


UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Menus March 24 through April 7

Full detail


FILM SERIES CONTINUES TOMORROW WITH "SHOCK"
Dr. H. Arthur Taussig’s 2004-05 OCC Film Series continues tomorrow evening (March 25) with director Alfred Werker’s 1946 B film, “Shock.”

Full detail


OCC STAGES MOLIERE’S "TARTUFFE," APRIL 7-10
“Tartuffe,” Moliere’s rollicking and provocative comedy about an odious imposter, will be staged this spring by Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company.

Full detail


"VIETNAMESE CULTURE NIGHT" SLATED FOR SATURDAY AT OCC
A program that celebrates Vietnamese culture – featuring music, folk songs, folk and modern dance and fashions – will be staged Saturday evening (March 26) at Orange Coast College. Theme for this year’s fifth annual event is “30 Years Later.” The program focuses on the Vietnamese-American experience, 30 years following the fall of Saigon.

Full detail


OCC’S VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS DIVISION
OFFERS SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE, APRIL 9
A concert that showcases the visual and performing arts programs at Orange Coast College will be staged on Saturday evening, April 9, in Robert B. Moore Theatre, on campus. Curtain is set for 8 p.m. The concert will include dance, vocal performance, instruments, drama, video performance, and visual art.

Full detail


REP COMPANY STAGES MARSHA NORMAN’S "NIGHT, MOTHER"
Marsha Norman’s riveting drama that explores grief and loss of hope during a mother and daughter’s last night together, “‘night, Mother,” will be staged this spring by Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company.

Full detail


SENIOR DAY THANKS
Senior Day 2005 was a resounding success. Faculty and staff really pitched in this year to welcome a record 5,000 high school seniors who thronged along our campus quad for nearly four hours Tuesday. More than 300 volunteers and staff, led by Senior Day Coordinator Vicki Zimmerman, assisted by Mary Roda, pulled together to show potential OCC students what our campus can offer them as they contemplate their future educational goals. Thank you everyone for a job well done!

Full detail


Orange Slices


DICK TUCKER PLANTED ROSES AT COAST
You are undoubtedly familiar with the book, “Tumbleweeds to Roses...A History of Orange Coast College.” Written in 1965 by campus administrators, faculty, staff and community members, the volume was dedicated to founding OCC president, Dr. Basil H. Peterson. It chronicled the birth of the college and Peterson’s 17 years at the helm – from 1947-64. The title came from the condition of the campus in early 1948 when the college first began to occupy its site. Situated on the deactivated Santa Ana Army Air Base, the place was awash in Tumbleweeds...thousands of them! A decade-and-a-half later, with the tumbleweeds all but gone – except on days when the Santa Anas blew – Hal Richard “Dick” Tucker introduced Roses.

Full detail


On A Personal Note

EDUARDO ARISMENDI-PARDI is in UCI Medical Center following an automobile accident two weeks ago. Eduardo broke bones in his right leg and left arm. He is on the mend – and doing much better – but is expected to be out for the remainder of the spring semester. He’d deeply appreciate a card or a phone call. CONDOLENCES TO JAKI KAMPHUIS of Orange Coast College’s Tutorial Center. Her father died Tuesday evening (March 22).

Full detail


Staff Development

Staff Development News - Week of March 21, 2005

Full detail


The Senate Minute

The statewide academic senate had its area meeting this Saturday, and in hearing senate presidents from other colleges share their experiences, I was reminded once again that when the faculty and administration enjoy a collaborative working relationship, as we do at OCC, the college is that much stronger. As a reminder, the 10 +1 criteria from Title 5 spell out those areas of policy development and implementation that governing boards have agreed to either rely primarily on the advice of the senate or to merely consult with the senate. For OCC's faculty, most of the areas in 10 +1 are “rely primarily” areas, and the college's grading policies is one of them.

Full detail


Book Talk

“Sea Legs: Tales of a Woman Oceanographer” By Kathleen Crane GC 30.C73 A3 2003 “Coal: A Human History” By Barbara Freese TN 805 .A5 F857 2003

Full detail


Library Media/Computer Lab

Library Media/Computer Lab Department
“Memories From Tuskegee: Five Untold Stories” Orange Coast College/CCCD, 2004 VHS, 32 minutes Location: ZZ 1997 .M45

Full detail


Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Don’t let your own dog or kitty – or one owned by a friend or relative – chomp on you. When Northwestern University researchers reviewed the records of 90 pet-bite victims, they found that 55 percent had been bitten by a pet they knew; most were their own animals.

Full detail


Did You Know

There are three public Telephone Communication Devices for the Deaf (TDD) on campus. One is located on the public telephone on the first floor of the Chemistry Building. The second device is located on the public telephone near the President’s Office. The third device is located in the Health Center near the Adapted Physical Education Program.

Full detail