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OCC HONORS PRESIDENTS DURING CEREMONY
They spoke in glowing – almost reverential – terms of the institution they’d once led.

Orange Coast College’s nine presidents over the past 60 years were honored last Thursday evening (April 19) during special ceremonies on campus. Six of the nine presidents were present for the ceremony. Two deceased presidents were represented by their sons.

OCC kicked off its 60th anniversary celebration earlier this spring. The college was officially established in January of 1947, and the first classes were offered on Sept. 13, 1948. Theme for the celebration, which runs through September of 2008, is “Building a Bright Future Together.” The theme is a reference to the many campus construction projects presently under way.

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OCC HONORS VIRGINIA TECH VICTIMS
More than a thousand Orange Coast College students and staff members took part in a convocation last Thursday (April 19) on campus to honor those who died on Monday, April 16, at Virginia Tech University.

“We are here today to commemorate the deaths of 32 wonderful human beings,” said OCC president, Robert Dees, to the assembled audience of students and staff members.

“Virginia Tech is a university campus – a college community not essentially very different from Orange Coast College. It’s a sanctuary of teaching and learning, a special place where the future is peacefully being shaped by students and educators like you and me each and every day.

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THREE STUDENTS WIN WRITING CONTEST;
RECEIVE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Orange Coast College’s English Department will award $500 writing scholarships this spring to three students who are winners of the department’s annual writing contest.

Students entered in the competition were required to submit a piece of writing that they’d turned in for a grade in an OCC English or writing class this year. They also had to write a short essay, and submit a goals statement. The winning essays will be reprinted later this spring in OCC’s student newspaper, Coast Report.

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OCC STAGES TRAVELING WETLANDS PRODUCTION FOR KIDS
Rick Golson came up with the idea following a conversation with his wife, Leslie, a fourth-grade teacher in the Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach.

Golson has been an Orange Coast College associate professor of theatre arts for 17 years. On numerous occasions he’s directed OCC plays geared for children’s audiences.

“My wife had taken her students on a field trip to the Bolsa Chica Wetlands,” Golson recalls. “She was amazed at how thrilled they were with the experience. I thought at the time that we should do a play for kids that had a wetlands…environmental theme.”

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MAY 1 NOMINATION DEADLINE FOR SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
The Orange Coast College Foundation will accept nominations for Orange County's 2006 Small Business of the Year Award through Tuesday, May 1.

The Small Business of the Year Award is presented to a small business owner who engages in outstanding ethical business practices in Orange County. Criteria includes providing a product or service that positively benefits the community, exceptional customer service, and the use of innovative ideas or methods in business.

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GEORGE BLANC RECEIVES SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM AWARD
George Blanc, retired dean of OCC Community Education, has been selected to receive a Spirit of Volunteerism Award from the Volunteer Center of Orange County for his work as an executive coach for Family Support Network, a nonprofit organization that assists Orange County families who need help with children who are physically or mentally challenged.

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR 49TH HONORS NIGHT PRESENTATION
Tickets are available for OCC’s 49th Honors Night Awards Presentation, scheduled for Wednesday, May 9.

Nearly $300,000 in student scholarships will be awarded.

Honors Night begins at 6 p.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre. More than 900 students, parents and guests are expected to attend. The event is preceded at 5 p.m. by a buffet in the Student Center.

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58 STUDENTS HONORED BY PHI ALPHA MU
A total of 58 Orange Coast College students have been recognized for outstanding scholarship by the college’s social science honorary society, Phi Alpha Mu.

To qualify for membership, freshmen must have completed a minimum of nine units, and sophomores 12 units, of OCC social science courses. They must have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or better in the courses. An overall grade point average of 3.0 or better is also required.

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SUMMER SESSIONS BEGIN JUNE 4 AND 25
OCC’s two 2007 summer sessions will begin the weeks of June 4 and 25, and will consist of four, six and eight-week classes.

Summer classes are open to OCC students, members of the community, high school juniors and seniors, and students at four-year colleges and universities.

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SEVEN RABBIT ISLAND COURSES SCHEDULED THIS SUMMER
Orange Coast College will offer seven different credit and non-credit science and activity courses this summer at its beautiful Rabbit Island facility in British Columbia.

Located approximately 50 miles north of the city of Vancouver, at the top of the Strait of Georgia, Rabbit Island was donated to the college in 2003 by Southern California yachtsman, Henry Wheeler of Downey.

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OCC SEARCHES FOR ALUMS
OCC’s Alumni Association is making plans for Homecoming 2007, being staged next November at the Coast-Golden West football game.

“We’re hoping that alums call us or register on the OCC website so that we can communicate with them,” says Julie Clevenger of the college’s Foundation Office.

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PHI DELTA KAPPA HOSTS THIRD SPRING DINNER MAY 10
The third and final spring semester Phi Delta Kappa – Trabuco Chapter dinner will be held on Thursday, May 10, in the Student Center Lounge.

The event is open to all.

Appetizers are served at 5:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 6 p.m. Dinner is available for $15 for staff members and $10 for students. Persons planning to have dinner should RSVP to Kate Mueller at (714) 432-5741. Admission is free for the presentation only, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Persons may show up for the presentation without advance reservation.

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MUSICAL REVIEW FEATURING WORKS BY CHRISTOPHER DURANG
TO BE STAGED TWO WEEKENDS IN MAY
“Man Smart – Woman Smarter,” a musical review featuring short plays and sketches by playwright Christopher Durang, will be staged this spring by Orange Coast College’s Theatre Department.

The show, containing Broadway and rhythm and blues songs, is scheduled to run Thursdays through Sundays, May 3-6 and 10-13, in the Drama Lab Theatre. Curtain is set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.


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OCC HOSTS 44TH STUDENT DANCE CONCERT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Orange Coast College’s Dance Department will host its 44th annual Student Dance Concert Friday and Saturday evenings (April 27-28).

Performances are set for 8 p.m. in OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theatre.

The concert, directed by dance professor, Linda Sohl-Ellison, will offer a variety of dance styles including modern, jazz, tap, ballet, Middle Eastern and flamenco. Sixty advanced dance students will take part in the performances.

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OCC HOSTS PUBLICATION PARTY NEXT THURSDAY
FOR LITERATURE AND ART JOURNAL
Orange Coast College will host a publication party next Thursday evening (May 3) in honor of the release of Orange Coast Review, its journal of literature and art.

The Review is being published for the third year.

The publication party is scheduled to run from 5-7 p.m. in the courtyard of the Doyle Arts Pavilion. Admission is free. The event will include a buffet, live music by students, an art gallery exhibit at the Student Space, readings and book signings.

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OCC’S CHORALE OFFERS "EVENING OF BROADWAY"
OCC’s 100-voice Chorale will offer an “Evening of Broadway” on Saturday, May 19, in Robert B. Moore Theatre on campus.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

The Chorale is under the direction of OCC music professor, Dr. Ricardo Soto. For the “Evening of Broadway” concert, the Chorale will be conducted by critically acclaimed Orange County actress, singer and director, Beth Hansen.

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WIND ENSEMBLE PRESENTS SALUTE TO BROADWAY
A concert that presents a century of favorite Broadway show tunes will be staged on Sunday afternoon, May 6, by Orange Coast College’s Wind Ensemble.

Titled “A Return to Broadway,” the concert will focus on works by a host of different Broadway composers.

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GUITAR ENSEMBLE CLOSES YEAR WITH MAY 12 CONCERT
Orange Coast College’s Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of John Schneiderman, will offer its annual spring concert on Saturday evening, May 12, in OCC’s Fine Arts Hall 119.

The concert begins at 8 p.m.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS SATURDAY
The Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, May 5, on campus.

Featured speaker, Benjamin Grier, product marketing manager for SRS Labs, will discuss iWOW. Grier says that iWOW provides amazing audio immersion and maximum “thump” for a personalized audio experience.

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COAST 60TH ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE
(Coast to Coast is pleased to reprint 60th anniversary narratives, written by OCC staffers, that were on display in the 60th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibit in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. This week’s narrative is by Dennis Kelly, an OCC professor of marine science.)

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Orange Slices

RICHARD RAUB: RESPECTED BY MUSICIANS AND CRITICS THE WORLD OVER
Richard Raub was a brilliant maestro and a near obsessive perfectionist.

Dick led Orange Coast College’s Chorale and Chamber Singers with panache from 1970-93. During that time, they were two of the finest collegiate choral groups in the land…and that statement is tendered without the slightest exaggeration! Winners of many competitions, his OCC choirs were renowned for their maturity, insight, articulation and sensitivity to text.

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On A Personal Note

CONDOLENSES TO NANCY TIMMONS, senior staff assistant, whose sister, Patricia Neal, died April 17 following a 12-year battle with cancer. Patricia, who was 59, died at her home in Seattle. Patricia was an OCC student in the 1960s, and later earned her B.A. degree at Cal State Fullerton and her master’s in library science at the University of Washington. She was a school librarian for many years. Nancy and Patricia enjoyed a weeklong stay together in Italy in February. A memorial service will be held for Patricia in Seattle.

DR. JAMES GOODRICH, A 1972 OCC GRADUATE, will receive the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus Award on Thursday, May 10, from the UCI School of Biological Sciences. After graduating from OCC, Goodrich completed his B.S. degree cum laude at UCI, and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. at Columbia University. He completed is M.D. at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. A world-famous neurologist, Goodrich was inducted into OCC’s Alumni Hall of Fame in 1984. He

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter - Week of April 23, 2007

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Book Talk

“Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance”
By James E. Katz
HE 9713 .P47 2002
 
“Reality TV: Remaking Television Culture”
By Susan Murray
PN 1992.8 .R45 2004
 
“102 Minutes”
By Jim Dwyer
HV 6432.7 .D89 2005
 

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

In the previous e-newsletters, I’ve discussed how our students are savvy with technology, but not so savvy with their library and information research skills. I’ve also discussed how the OCC library and librarians want to help educate our students about all our library and information resources and services. Information about the library’s resources, services, and training can be obtained from our web page at http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/library and on our portal site.

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Library Media/Computer Lab

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Employee Commute Reduction

FRANK TRAN IS $500 AQMD DRAWING WINNER

SCAQMD SURVEY DRAWING WINNER: JERRY MARCHBANK


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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Barley products can now carry a health claim that they reduce the risk of heart disease, the FDA has ruled, similar to the claim allowed for oats.

Barley is the best source of beta-glucan, a soluble fiber known to lower cholesterol. It also contains pectin, another soluble fiber.

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Did You Know

The Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality publishes a periodical called ‘Open World’ with travel articles for people with disabilities. For more information, contact SATH, 347 Fifth Avenue, Suite 610, New York City, NY 10016, or (212) 447-7284, or visit their website at www.sath.org.

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