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PIRATE CHEER TEAM WINS NATIONAL TITLE
Orange Coast College’s cheerleaders brought home another national title, this time from the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships in Daytona Beach, FL, April 9-13.

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CAMPUS INVITED TO MEET NEW FOOTBALL COACH
Faculty, staff and students are invited to welcome the new Pirate head football coach at 12:00 noon Thursday, April 24, in the Gym Foyer.


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OCC SYMPHONY DIRECTOR RIC SOTO NAMED FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR
The votes are in! Ric Soto is Orange Coast College’s 2013-14 Faculty Member of the Year. Other Coast Colleagues’ winners are Cathe Hutchison, curriculum coordinator for the Office of Instruction, and Leigh Poirier, a part-time health education instructor. See related stories on our winners in this issue of Coast to Coast.

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MUSIC AND STUDENTS INSPIRE OCC FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR RIC SOTO
“I drive to work with a big smile on my face,” says Ric Soto, director of OCC’s Symphony and the 2013-2014 Faculty Member of the Year.

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HEALTH EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR IS PART-TIME FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Leigh Poirier, a part-time faculty member who has been teaching health education classes at OCC since Spring 2010, is OCC’s 2013-2014 Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year.

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CATHE HUTCHISON NAMED OCC CLASSIFIED STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Cathe Hutchison, curriculum coordinator for OCC’s Office of Instruction, is OCC’s 2013-2014 Staff Member of the Year.

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STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHERS, DANCERS SHINE IN ANNUAL DANCE CONCERT
The Orange Coast College Annual Student Dance Concert will showcase the talents of nine student choreographers and dozens of student dancers in performances on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at 8:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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$350,000+ IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED ON OCC’S HONORS NIGHT
Orange Coast College will distribute more than $350,000 in scholarships to students on Wednesday, May 14, when the college conducts its 56th annual Honors Night ceremony. Donors and presenters will check in for Honors Night activities starting at 4:45 p.m. A light buffet will be served from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. The Honors Night Program will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. Only ticketed guests may attend.

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NEW SCHOLARSHIP HONORS MEMORY OF SO NGUYEN, ESL PROFESSOR
A scholarship in the memory of So Nguyen, a professor of English as a Second Language from 1992 to 2012, has been established to assist ESL students. Nguyen died in January at the age of 74 following a long battle with stomach cancer.

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OCC, COSTA MESA TO DISCUSS BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN THURSDAY
Orange Coast College officials and Costa Mesa city planners will meet on campus Thursday, April 24, to discuss the city’s bicycle infrastructure plan, which designates the campus as one of the main destinations for bicycle riders. The meeting will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Technology 151.

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ASOCC TO HOST INAUGURAL ‘COASTING THROUGH COAST’ OPEN HOUSE
The OCC Classified Senate is launching “Coasting Through Coast” Thursday, April 24, with an Open House at the Associated Students of Orange Coast College office in the Student Center. All students and OCC employees are invited to drop by between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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STUDENTS ELECT STUDENT GOVERNMENT SENATORS
Eight new senators have been elected to the Student Government of Orange Coast College and will take the helm in their new posts later this semester. Results announced Friday showed that although only about 4.19 percent of the student population – 960 total voters – turned out for the election, it is an increase over last year’s senate election.


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ARTS PAVILION ACCEPTING STUDENT ART SUBMISSIONS FOR MASS APPEAL
The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion is looking for student artists who would like to display their work in Mass Appeal 2014, an all-media juried student art exhibit that will take place May 14-24.

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SPRING PLANT SALE ENDS FRIDAY
Friday is the last chance to purchase vegetable seedlings and flowering pots at Orange Coast College’s spring plant sale, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Horticulture Garden Nursery near the campus’ Adams Parking lot.

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SOCIAL MEDIA PROVIDES SNEAK PREVIEW OF “OCC SHORTS”
Film enthusiasts can get a sneak preview of six student-produced films that will premier at the Newport Beach Film Festival on social media sites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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“OCC SHORTS” STUDENT PRODUCERS SHOOT FOR CAREERS IN FILM INDUSTRY
The student directors in “OCC Shorts,” this year’s crop Orange Coast College entries in the Newport Beach Film Festival, are all dreaming of a future in films.

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COLLEGE LIFE TO HOST TECH AWARENESS DAY WEDNESDAY
On Wednesday, April 30, the College Life Committee is sponsoring an awareness day, “Tech This Out! How Technology Affects Us!” designed to encourage students think about the many ways technology affects us. There will be games, free popcorn, a game truck, fun trivia and chances to win prizes from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the quad and Student Center

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OCC CLUB SLATES AWARENESS WEEK ON HOMELESSNESS
Helping Hearts for the Homeless, a new OCC club, is launching an Awareness Week on April 28. Club members will set up displays in the campus quad that depict the reality that homeless persons must deal with every day. The club will also provide information on homelessness. The weeklong campus event will end on Thursday, May 1, with a documentary and guest speaker in the Science Hall from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The campus is invited to attend.

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OCC LIBRARY TO HOST USED BOOK SALE APRIL 29-30
Orange Coast College’s Friends of the Library will sell used books on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 and April 30, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the campus library. A variety of books will be available from bestsellers, romance and mysteries to science, art, history and computers. Most books sell for $1. The sale will culminate with a “buck-a-bag” sale from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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“SPRING AWAKENING” CAST: DON’T MISS THE SHOW!
The young actors performing in OCC’s rock musical “Spring Awakening, which opens next week,” have nothing but high praise for the coming-of-age production and director Naomi Buckley.

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OCC FASHION JOINS REGIONAL FASHION EXHIBIT
Orange Coast College has joined three other Orange County community colleges in the first regional collaborative effort to design a fashion exhibit. “A Different Skin” highlights Fullerton College, Orange Coast College, Saddleback College and Santa Ana College students’ couture designs. The gallery exhibit runs through May 3. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. during ArtWalk on May 3, and by appointment. Admission is free. The exhibit is at the Santa Ana College Arts Gallery at the Santora Building in the Artists Village in downtown Santa Ana at 207 N. Broadway, Suite Q, Santa Ana.


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OCC SINGERS TO PERFORM IN FREE CONCERT ON MAY 4
The OCC Chamber Singers and the OCC Chorale, including talented soloists and a capella ensembles, will perform in a free concert on Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 p.m. at the Newport Harbor Lutheran Church, 798 Dover Drive, Newport Beach. Admission is free, but there will be a freewill offering to support OCC’s vocal programs.

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WIND ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM TUNES FROM THE DISNEY FILMS MAY 4
Dana Wheaton, Orange Coast College professor of music, will direct the OCC Wind Ensemble in its final concert of the year, “Animation IV,” on Sunday, May 4, at 3:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The performance will include selections from Disney’s animated films, including “Brave,” “The Lion King,” “Up” and “Mary Poppins.” OCC Beginning Instruments and OCC Intermediate Orchestra will also perform. Tickets are $5 in advance at the OCC Bursar’s Office at 714-432-5880, ext. 1 or online at www.occtickets.com. Tickets will be $7 at the door.

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OCC JAZZ ENSEMBLES TO PERFORM MAY 5
Orange Coast College music instructor Paul Navidad will direct the OCC Jazz Ensembles in a concert on Monday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. Tickets are on sale for $8 at the OCC Bursar’s Office, (714) 432-5880, and online at occtickets.com. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

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INTERCLUB COUNCIL PLANS SPRING LUNCHEON MAY 6
The InterClub Council (ICC) is organizing its annual End-of the Year Luncheon that will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6. The event is an opportunity for ICC to recognize and express appreciation to the clubs that have contributed to the active campus community over the past semester and academic year.

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OCC SYMPHONY TO STAGE ‘SWEENEY TODD’
The Orange Coast College Symphony, faculty and Music Department alums will star in a concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and May 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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CHEER AND DANCE TEAMS ANNOUNCE MAY TRYOUTS
Orange Coast College’s national championship cheer and dance teams will hold open tryouts on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and May 10, in the Fitness Complex Gymnasium.

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ADVANCED VOICE STUDENTS TO PERFORM DISNEY FAVORITES MAY 17
Students in Beth Hansen’s Advanced Performance Voice Class will perform “A Little Chat With Disney” in the end-of-the-semester Musical Theatre Workshop on Saturday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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LIBRARY, STUDENT CENTER OPEN LATE FOR FINALS WEEK
Orange Coast College students studying for final exams can take advantage of extended hours in the OCC Library and the Student Success Center.

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CALPERS TO HOST RETIREMENT PLANNING CLASS MAY 5
CalPERS is sponsoring a free educational class to help District employees prepare for retirement on Monday, May 5. The class is helpful for employees who have a short-time horizon before retirement but have not set a firm date.

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COAST IT PRESENTS
 SPRING 2014 TRAINING SERIES
Strategies for Teaching and Learning Online (STLO)

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CORNISH GAME HEN, SEAFOOD CREPES, DUCK ON THIS WEEK’S ECLECTIC MENU
Roasted Cornish game hen stuffed with Mediterranean cous cous and served with chef’s vegetables tops the menu for The Eclectic Café on Friday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Choice of entrees also includes seafood crepes with snowcrab, scallops, shrimp and smoked salmon and asparagus. The final entrée selection is confit of duck with crispy Belgian waffles served with a cherry basalmic syrup.

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SPRING 2014 STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS
The Counseling Division and the Associated Students of Orange Coast College are sponsoring a series of study skills and personal development workshops in April and May. Students can sign up in the Counseling Office or call (714) 432-5078. Extra credit slips will be available.

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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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OCC IN THE NEWS
“The Inland Daily Bulletin” reports on the departure of San Bernardino Valley College football coach Kevin Emerson, who will lead OCC’s Pirate team next year.

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CHANCELLOR’S NEWS BRIEF
To view the April 18, 2014, edition of the Chancellor’s News Brief, please use the following link.

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

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CAMPUS CALENDAR
Gallery Exhibits  -  Campus Events


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Pirate Sports Blog

PIRATES FACE LASERS IN STATE SEMIFINALS
COSTA MESA -- A pair of longtime rivals will meet once again as the Orange Coast College Pirates take on the Irvine Valley College Lasers in the California Community College Athletic Association men's volleyball state semifinals on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. at Santiago Canyon College.


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SEVERAL PIRATES QUALIFY FOR SOCAL REGIONALS
FULLERTON – More than a dozen different members of the Orange Coast College men’s track and field team qualified for the upcoming Southern California Regional Meet following their performances at last weekend's Orange Empire Conference Meet, held at Fullerton College.

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ALLEN’S WIN HIGHLIGHTS OEC MEET PRELIMS
FULLERTON – Leanne Allen topped the field in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to highlight the Orange Coast College women's track and field team's performance at the Orange Empire Conference Prelims on Friday at Fullerton College.

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PIRATES BACK ON TOP AFTER LATEST OEC EVENT
IRVINE – The Orange Coast College men’s golf team took advantage of pristine playing conditions and shot the lights out on Friday at Oak Creek Golf Club (par 71) to regain first place in the Orange Empire Conference standings.

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PIRATES HAMMER ROADRUNNERS
COSTA MESA – It was a scorekeeper’s nightmare on Friday at Wendell Pickens Field, but for the Orange Coast College baseball team, it was a day to empty the bench and the Pirates did, en route to a 15-1 nonconference win over visiting College of the Desert.


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PIRATES END HOME SCHEDULE WITH 8-1 LOSS TO HAWKS
COSTA MESA – The Orange Coast College softball team wrapped up the 2014 home portion of its schedule on Monday with an 8-1 Orange Empire Conference loss to Santiago Canyon College.


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