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OCC P.E. AND ATHLETICS PROFESSOR, LEON SKEIE,
RECEIVES FACULTY MEMBER OF YEAR AWARD
Orange Coast College professor of physical education and athletics, Leon G. Skeie, was honored last Wednesday afternoon (April 19) as the college’s Faculty Member of the Year for 2005-06.

Skeie, 64, is a Corona del Mar resident and has been a member of OCC’s faculty for 33 years, since 1973. In 2000, he was named the State Community College Organization of Physical Educators (SCOPE) Fitness/Exercise Physiology Instructor of the Year.

Skeie was nominated for the 2005-06 Faculty Member of the Year Award by an OCC student, Suzette McDonald. The election was held last November on campus. Skeie was selected for the award by his peers.

Wednesday’s ceremony also honored OCC receiving clerk, Eligio Ortiz, as the college’s Classified Staff Member of the Year. Ortiz has been a member of the college’s staff for 22 years.

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FOUNDATION HOSTS CLASSIC CAR SHOW MAY 7
TO RAISE FUNDS FOR OCC’S SYMPHONY AND CHORALE
Orange Coast College’s Foundation will host a Custom Classic Car Show on campus on Sunday, May 7, to raise funds for OCC’s Symphony Orchestra and Chorale.

The car show is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the athletic field adjacent to OCC’s LeBard Stadium. The show is presented by Off the Street Promotions.

Admission is $5. For information about the show, phone (714) 432-5707.

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OCC STUDENTS HONORED BY PHI ALPHA MU
A total of 22 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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HONORS PROGRAM CANCELS TOMORROW’S RECOGNITION CEREMONY
OCC’s Honors Program has canceled its “Honors Fiesta” ceremony, originally scheduled for tomorrow afternoon (April 28) at Costa Mesa’s Acapulco Restaurant.

Thirty-nine graduates were to be honored.

The event may be rescheduled in May as a campus reception. Details will be announced at a later time.

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CAMPUS HOSTS FINAL SPRING PDK DINNER MAY 4
OCC’s third and final spring semester Phi Delta Kappa – Trabuco Chapter dinner program is scheduled for Thursday, May 4, in the Captain’s Table.

The event is open to all.

The lecture is titled “Swift, the Aeolians and the Ivory Tower.” Dr. Michael Mandelkern, dean of OCC’s Literature and Languages Division, will use a passage from Jonathan Swift’s essay, “A Tale of a Tub,” to examine the English profession and higher education today.

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GET YOUR HONORS NIGHT TICKETS NOW!
Honors Night tickets are available for faculty and staff members in the Bursar’s Office.

OCC’s 48th annual Honors Night Program is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10. The event will begin with a buffet dinner in the Student Center, starting at 5 p.m. The Honors Night ceremony will get under way at 6 p.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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

The sales are scheduled for April 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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EMERITUS INSTITUTE OFFERS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Emeritus Institute continues to assist the college during campus events. Many EI volunteers find participation provides them with a pleasant opportunity to see what’s happening on campus. They can interact with students and see old friends and colleagues.

To get in on the fun, call (714) 432-5063.

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APRIL WELLNESS COMMITTEE EVENTS
Don’t miss the final event for April! Faculty Member of the Year, Leon Skeie, will treat staff members to a fitness evaluation. No appointment is necessary. Drop by the Exercise Science Lab between 9 a.m. and noon.

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CALIFORNIA BIKE COMMUTE WEEK
Can you make money, improve your health, and improve the environment all at the same time? Yes you can!

12th Annual
California Bike Commute Week
May 15-19, 2006

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OCC CONDUCTS AUDITIONS MAY 12-13 FOR 16-TIME
NATIONAL CHAMPION CHEER AND DANCE SQUADS
Orange Coast College’s 16-time national champion co-ed cheer and dance squads will conduct auditions for the 2006-07 season on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, on campus.

OCC’s dance, cheer and stunt squads have captured a combined 16 national crowns over the past decade.

Auditions for the 2006-07 dance team will be held on Friday, May 12, from 5-10 p.m., in OCC’s Peterson Gymnasium. Registration begins at 4 p.m.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS MAY 6
The Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, May 6, 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 noon in the Chemistry Building.

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BURSAR’S OFFICE SELLS TICKETS
TO THE LONG BEACH AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
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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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Thursday, April 27 - Indian
Thursday, May 4 - American Regional (California)
Thursday, May 11 - American Regional (Northeast)

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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OCC HOSTS PUBLICATION PARTY MAY 4
FOR LITERATURE AND ART JOURNAL
Orange Coast College will host a publication party next Thursday evening, May 4, in honor of the release of Orange Coast Review, its journal of literature and art.

The journal is being published for the second year in a row.

The publication party is scheduled to run from 6-8:30 p.m. in the atrium of OCC’s Arts Center. Admission is free. The event will include a buffet meal, live music by students, an art gallery exhibit, readings and book signings.

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WORKS BY RETIRING FACULTY MEMBER, KEN SLOSBERG,
ON DISPLAY THROUGH MAY 22 IN PHOTO GALLERY
An exhibition of work by retiring Orange Coast College photography professor, Ken Slosberg, is on display through May 22 in the Photo Gallery.

The exhibit is titled “In Retrospect.”

The gallery, located on the second floor of the college’s Arts Center, is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

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OCC PRESENTS 43RD STUDENT DANCE CONCERT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Orange Coast College’s Dance Department will host its 43rd annual Student Dance Concert on Friday and Saturday evenings (April 28-29) at 8 p.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre.

The concert, directed by OCC 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.

The concert will include choreographed works by OCC faculty members, students and guest artists. All works will be performed by students.

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STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S "ASSASSINS"
TO BE STAGED MAY 4-7 AND 11-14 AT OCC
Stephen Sondheim’s disturbing but brilliant musical, “Assassins,” will be staged this spring at Orange Coast College.

The musical received its Orange County premiere on OCC’s campus in the spring of 1995. Due to strong reviews and large audiences, the production was reprised later that summer.

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OCC’S SYMPHONY, CHORALE AND CHAMBER SINGERS
JOIN FORCES TO OFFER MAY 6 MOZART CONCERT
Orange Coast College’s Symphony Orchestra will team up with the college’s Chorale and Chamber Singers to perform Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K 339 on Saturday evening, May 6.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. in OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theatre. The Symphony, Chorale and Chamber Singers are under the direction of Orange Coast College music professor, Dr. Ricardo Soto.

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WIND ENSEMBLE OFFERS CONCERT MAY 7
THAT EMBODIES "FRONTIER SPIRIT"
Orange Coast College's Wind Ensemble will perform music in its spring concert Sunday afternoon, May 7, that captures the character and flavor of “frontier spirit.”

The ensemble, under the direction of OCC music professor, Dana Wheaton, will perform at 3 p.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre on campus.

Advance tickets, priced at $5, are on sale in the Bursar’s Office, located adjacent to OCC’s Student Center. The office is open Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to noon.

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OCC’S DANCE DEPARTMENT TO STAGE
SIXTH FIESTA LATINA CELEBRATION, MAY 11-12
Orange Coast College will stage its sixth annual Fiesta Latina celebration on campus on Thursday and Friday, May 11-12.

Fiesta Latina is an Orange Coast College dance and cultural heritage outreach to Orange County’s elementary schools and high schools – and to local adults. It’s a colorful and energetic educational presentation, offering striking examples of Latin American culture, dance and music.

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OCC’S SPRING ONE-ACT PLAY FEST RUNS MAY 17-21
A dozen one-act plays, many of them original, will be performed Wednesday through Sunday, May 17-21, during Orange Coast College’s annual Spring One-Act Play Festival.

The plays will be staged in OCC’s Drama Lab Studio.

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Orange Slices

MORE LITTLE-KNOWN BLASTS FROM OCC’S PAST
Today’s column is the second of a two-part series that focuses on Orange Coast College headlines from the past.

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On A Personal Note

RICHARD (DICK) REYNOLDS, AN OCC BUSINESS EDUCATION PROFESSOR FROM 1964-84, DIED OCT. 31, 2005 OF A HEART ATTACK. Dick had worked in New York as a management consultant prior to joining the staff in OCC’s Information Systems Department. “While John Clark was the leader and developer in the technical dimension of the Management Information Program at the college, Dick was the leader in the management dimension,” said Bob Bise, an OCC economics professor since 1965. “His expertise and vision was in seeing the need to integrate the technology into the social, economic and political fabric of the organization. Thus, John and Dick were the ying and yang that made Orange Coast College’s Management Information Systems Program the envy of colleges throughout the United States and the world during the 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.”

CONGRATULATIONS TO JEN KOCHANSKI, OCC Allied Health Program assistant. Jen gave birth to a baby girl, Sophie Isabel Louise Kochanski, on Wednesday, April 12. So

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Staff Development

OCC Staff Development Newsletter - Week of April 24, 2006

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Book Talk

“The Beatles”
By Bob Spitz
ML 421 .B4 S67 2005
 
“A Necessary Spectacle”
By Selena Roberts
GV 994 .A1 R63 2005
 
“The Planets”
By Dava Sobel
QB 601.S63 2005

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Library Media/Computer Lab

Library Media/Computer Lab Department
“No Man’s Land”
MGM, 2002 (c.2001)
DVD, 97 minutes
Location: Media CIRC PN 1997.2 .N656

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Employee Commute Reduction

Congratulations Bai Nguyen! Bai has won $500 for carpooling with his wife and son nearly everyday. He already gets $4 each day for carpooling, plus he is entered in a drawing for every month he carpools 10 or more times a month. The drawing is held four times per year, each is worth $500!

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Know how to do the self-administered Heimlich maneuver, in case you start choking on food when no one is around to help.

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Did You Know

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) was formed in 1994 to support athletes with disabilities in their sporting and competitive activities. Over $4.8 million dollars has been raised to assist 1,300 “challenged” athletes with grants to pay for wheelchairs, artificial limbs and to help send athletes to the Para Olympic Games. For more information, visit their web site at www.challengedathletes.org.

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