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OCC’S MACHINE TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
ACQUIRES NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART CNC MACHINES
Orange Coast College’s Machine Technology Department has purchased a pair of state of-the-art computerized numerical control (CNC) machines. Valued at more than $75,000, the machines were purchased with federal grant funds. The machines are manufactured by Haas Automation, Inc., of Oxnard, Calif. “Haas Automation, Inc. gave the college significant price discounts so that our students could be exposed to a new level of technology,” said OCC associate professor of machine technology, John J. Waters. “The machines elevate the college’s technology in CNC machines to the industry standard.”

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OCC’S NEWPORT FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING
ATTRACTS ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE OF 475
Seven student films, created by Orange Coast College film/video students, were screened last Sunday (April 24) at the 2005 Newport Beach Film Festival, and an enthusiastic paid audience of 475 turned up for the screening. The session was held at the famous Lido Theater in Newport Beach. “The theater has a total of 600 seats,” said Bill Hall, chair of OCC’s Film/Video Department. “The entire orchestra section was full, and theater staff members had to open up the balcony. It was a wonderful turnout, and our students were thrilled.”

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HORT DEPARTMENT CONDUCTS TWO MORE SPRING PLANT SALES
OCC’s Ornamental Horticulture Department will host two more Friday spring plant sales. The sales are scheduled for April 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.

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FOUNDATION HOSTS CLASSIC CAR SHOW MAY 1
TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SYMPHONY AND CHORALE
Orange Coast College’s Foundation will host a Custom Classic Car Show on campus on Sunday, May 1, 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) 403-0359.

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HONORS PROGRAM TO RECOGNIZE 65 GRADUATES, MAY 6
Orange Coast College’s Honors Program will recognize 65 graduates during a special luncheon on Friday afternoon, May 6, in the Student Center Lounge and Dining Room. The students have completed the college’s 18-unit Honors Program sequence, and will have “Honors Student” designation placed on their transcripts. They’ll participate in OCC’s 57th commencement on Thursday evening, May 26. Each Honors Program graduate will wear a special honors cord with his or her graduation regalia.

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FINAL PROGRAM IN OCC’S FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SERIES
LOOKS AT BOOKS FOR SUMMER
“Books, Books, Wonderful Books...For Summer!” is the title of the fifth and final 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 Wednesday evening, May 18. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Lido Isle Clubhouse, at 701 Via Lido Soud, Lido Isle, in Newport Beach. It is open to the public. Admission is $5 for nonmembers. Seating is limited. Reservations may be made by calling (714) 432-5087.

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$270,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED MAY 11
DURING OCC’S 47TH ANNUAL HONORS NIGHT PROGRAM
Nearly $270,000 in scholarships will be awarded to OCC students Wednesday evening, May 11, at the college’s 47th annual Honors Night Awards presentation. Honors Night begins at 6 p.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre. More than 900 students, parents and guests are expected to attend. Seating is assigned, and tickets are required. OCC staff members must pick up tickets from the Bursar’s Office by 3 p.m., on Friday, May 6.

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KEVIN MYERS AND CERAMICS STUDENTS FEATURED
IN SOUTHERN CAL STUDENT/INSTRUCTOR SHOW
Two Orange Coast College ceramics students, John Simons and Scott Herder, along with their instructor, Kevin Myers, had their work shown earlier this spring in an exhibition at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona. The show featured work by Southern California ceramics instructors and their students. Fifty schools were represented.

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UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL WINS 49TH MATH MEET
University High School of Irvine captured the championship of Orange Coast College’s 49th annual Invitational High School Mathematics Meet, held Friday (April 22) in the OCC Science Hall. It marked the second year in a row – and the third year out of the last four – that University has won the competition. Woodbridge High School of Irvine finished second in the competition. Troy High School of Fullerton, the Math Meet champion in 2000 and 2003, finished third. Aliso Niguel was fourth, Cypress fifth, Sunny Hills sixth, Fountain Valley seventh and Costa Mesa eighth.

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19 STUDENTS HONORED BY PHI ALPHA MU
A total of 19 OCC 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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TRANSFER CENTER HOSTS ADMISSIONS REP
FROM ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
A representative from the admissions office at the Academy of Art University, located in San Francisco, will visit OCC’s Transfer Center on Thursday, May 5, to talk with students interested in transferring. Academy of Art University is a liberal arts institution that enrolls nearly 3,000 students. Its programs include fine arts, advertising design, architecture, animation and visual effects, computer arts/new media, industrial design, motion pictures and television, illustration, fashion, interior architecture and design, graphic design, and photography.

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OCC TO CONDUCT AUDITIONS MAY 13-14 FOR 14-TIME
NATIONAL CHAMPION CHEER AND DANCE SQUADS
Orange Coast College’s 14-time national champion co-ed cheer and dance squads will conduct auditions for the 2005-06 season on Friday and Saturday evenings, May 13-14, on campus. OCC’s dance squad captured a national championship in January at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) National Championships, held at Walt Disney World/MGM Resorts in Orlando, Fla. The cheer team elected not to compete this year. OCC’s four-member women’s stunt team grabbed its first-ever national title in January. The three Pirate squads have secured a combined 14 UCA national championships over the past decade.

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PROFESSOR PUBLISHES WELDING BOOK IN CHINESE
A book, written by Orange Coast College professor of welding technology, Bill Galvery, five years ago, has been published in Chinese. Galvery’s book, “Welding Essentials: Questions & Answers,” was published in English in May of 2000 by Industrial Press of New York. It has recently been published in Chinese by Chemical Industrial Press, and will soon be available in Spanish. The English and Chinese versions of the book provide a concise but thorough introduction to welding. It’s designed to be a convenient text for students and beginning welders. It may also be used as a quick reference by educators, engineers, fabricators, contractors and hobbyists.

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MUSIC COMPOSITION STUDENT, SHAYESTEH AMANI,
PRESENTS MAY 10 SOPHOMORE RECITAL
Orange Coast College composition and piano student, Shayesteh Amani, will perform her sophomore recital Tuesday afternoon, May 10, on campus. The recital begins at noon in OCC’s Music Room 101. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

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FINAL PDK DINNER SET FOR THURSDAY, MAY 5
The final spring semester Phi Delta Kappa – Trabuco Chapter dinner program is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, in the Captain’s Table. The event is open to all. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., and is $15 ($10.00 for students). Admission is free for the presentation only, which starts at 6:30 p.m. If you plan to have dinner, please RSVP, no later than Monday, May 2, to Vinta Oviatt at Ext. 21057, or voviatt@occ.cccd.edu.

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OCC’S THEATRE DEPARTMENT SETS AUDITIONS
FOR SUMMER MELODRAMA PRODUCTION
Orange Coast College’s Theatre Department will host auditions on Monday and Tuesday evenings, May 23-24, for its summer production, “The Family Melodrama, Vaudeville and Ice Cream Social.” The summer melodrama is titled “Gone With the Blizzard: or a Rose in the Snowdrift.” It is a hilarious Epic of The Great Frozen North, and is rated G. Auditions will run May 23-24 from 6-9 p.m. in OCC’s Drama Lab Theatre. All roles in the cast are open. The production features 25 roles for persons of all ages, from teenagers to adults.

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ALASKA EAGLE DEPARTS JULY 11 FOR TAHITI
ON 21ST ANNUAL SAIL TRAINING VOYAGE
Orange Coast College’s spectacular 65-foot sailing vessel, Alaska Eagle, will depart Monday, July 11, on its 21st annual sail training voyage. The journey will take OCC’s boat to Tahiti and back. The first leg of the trip will be the 43rd annual Transpacific Yacht Race, from Long Beach to Honolulu. Alaska Eagle is serving as the fleet’s official communications vessel this year. It marks the ninth time that she has served in that capacity. Eagle will return home to Orange Coast College’s School of Sailing and Seamanship in Newport Beach three months later, on Sunday, Oct. 23.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS MAY 7 ON CAMPUS
The Orange-Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets on Saturday, May 7, 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 rooms 207 and 214 of OCC’s Chemistry Building.

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OCC’S INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO BE HONORED MAY 3
Orange Coast College’s more than 800 international students will be honored on campus on Tuesday, May 3, with an ice cream social. The event, sponsored by OCC’s International Center, will run from 2-4 p.m. in the Horticulture Gardens. As of last spring, OCC ranked 13th out of the nation’s 1,200 community colleges in the number of international students it enrolled.

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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Captain's Table Menu - April 28 through May 12

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OCC STAGES 42ND STUDENT DANCE CONCERT
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IN MOORE THEATRE
Orange Coast College’s Dance Department will stage its 42nd annual Student Dance Concert Friday and Saturday evenings (April 29-30) in Robert B. Moore Theatre, on campus. Performances are set for 8 p.m. The concert, directed by OCC dance professor, Linda Sohl-Ellison, will offer a variety of dance styles including modern, hip-hop, tap, ballet and Middle Eastern. Sixty advanced dance students will take part in the performances.

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FIFTH ANNUAL FIESTA LATINA
TO BE HELD TUESDAY IN MOORE THEATRE
Orange Coast College will host its fifth annual Fiesta Latina Tuesday, May 3, in Robert B. Moore Theatre on campus. 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. A pair of one-hour public performances are set for Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The performances are open to elementary and high school students, and to members of the community. Admission is free.

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OCC’S SYMPHONY OFFERS MAY 7 BAROQUE CONCERT
“Baroque Virtuosity” is the title of a spring concert being offered on Saturday evening, May 7, by Orange Coast College’s Symphony Orchestra. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre on campus.

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"ARAB MUSIC: ARTISTRY AND ECSTASY" SET FOR MAY 7
"Arab Music: Artistry and Ecstasy," will feature Ali Jihad Racy, an internationally renowned musician, in a lecture demonstration at Orange Coast College on Saturday, May 7. Dr. Racy will explore the emotional power of Arab music in a program at 4 p.m. in Fine Arts Hall 119. The OCC Dance Department and the Academic Senate Multicultural Committee is sponsoring the event. Tickets, priced at $7, are available at the Bursar's Office at Ext. 25880 or online at www.occtickets.com.

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SHAKESPEARE’S "OTHELLO" OPENS MAY 5 ON CAMPUS
William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of love and betrayal, “Othello,” will be staged this spring by Orange Coast College’s Theatre Department. The production is directed by OCC theatre arts professor, Alex Golson. The show will run Thursdays through Sundays, May 5-8 and 12-15, in the Drama Lab Theatre. Curtain is set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

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GUITAR ENSEMBLE OFFERS MAY 14 CONCERT
OCC’s Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Joe Poshek, will offer its annual spring concert on Saturday evening, May 14, in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The concert begins at 8 p.m. OCC’s Guitar Ensemble is a chamber group of more than 20 players. It performs music on classical guitar, with a repertoire spanning the work of six centuries. Solo, duo and ensemble works will be featured in the May concert.

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WIND ENSEMBLE SLATES MUSIC BY BRITISH COMPOSERS
Orange Coast College's Wind Ensemble will perform music by British composers during its spring concert on Sunday afternoon, May 15. The ensemble, under the direction of OCC music professor, Dana Wheaton, will perform at 3 p.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre on campus. Titled “The British Invade, Again!” the concert will feature some of the most extraordinary compositions ever written “across the pond.” It will include selections by Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, the Beatles and others.

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THEATRE DEPARTMENT TO MOUNT SUMMER MELODRAMA
Orange Coast College’s Theatre Department will stage a melodrama for the entire family this summer. The production, titled “The Family Melodrama, Vaudeville and Ice Cream Social,” is set to run Thursdays through Sundays, July 7-10 and 14-17, in OCC’s Drama Lab Theatre. Curtain is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday nights, and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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OCC’S LIBRARY HOSTS "PAUSE/PLAY" EXHIBIT
“Pause/Play: An Exhibition of Photography, Video and Animation” is on display through May 20 in Orange Coast College’s Library. The Library, located temporarily at the north end of the college’s Adams St. parking lot, is open Mondays through Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is free.

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Orange Slices

FRED OELKERS: OCC’S LONGEST-TENURED STAFFER
When Fred Oelkers was hired at Orange Coast College in 1958, he wasn’t expected to last more than a few months. Hiring a young man to operate heavy equipment – after he’d just been diagnosed with epilepsy – seemed pure folly. But Oelkers ended up becoming the longest-tenured employee in the college’s history, serving more than 47 years on staff. He retired in December of 2003.

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On A Personal Note

CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY of OCC student Anita N. Vo. Anita and her mother, Ha Jade Smith, were killed during an apparent home invasion robbery last Friday in Westminster. Anita, who was 23 years old, first began taking classes at Orange Coast College in the spring of 2000. CONGRATULATIONS TO FORMER OCC COMMUNITY RELATIONS DEPARTMENT STAFFER, Jeanette Mahoney, who has become a grandmother for the first time. Jeanette lives in retirement in Redmond, Wash. Her new grandson, Jack Schofield Mahoney, was born to Abby and John Mahoney on Saturday, April 23, at 11:39 a.m. Jack weighed six pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. Because he was a month premature, Jack was being observed in the neonatal nursery. He is expected to make a complete and rapid recovery.

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Staff Development

Staff Development News - Week of April 25, 2005

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The Senate Minute

Rather than another treatise on Academic Senate responsibilities under Title 5, I thought today I’d provide an update on senate business.

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Book Talk

“The Writer’s Voice” By A. Alvarez PR 6051.L9 Z477 2005 “Open Wide: How Hollywood Box Office Became a National Obsession” By Dade Hayes PN 1993.5 .U6 H35 2004

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Library Media/Computer Lab

Library Media/Computer Lab Department
City Of God (Cidade De Deus)” Buena Vista Films, 2003 (c2002) DVD, 130 minutes Location: Media CIRC PQ 9698.22 .I574 C5

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

If you have low-back pain and are shopping for a mattress, buy a medium-firm one, not a hard one. Conventional wisdom, along with many mattress ads, claim that firmer mattresses are better for your back. But, a recent Spanish study of 313 people with chronic back pain has found that a mattress of medium firmness is more likely to reduce symptoms.

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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, New York 10016, 212/447-7284, or visit their web site at www.sath.org.

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