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STUDENT DANCE CONCERT APRIL 29 & 30
dance rehearsalThirty-four student dancers will perform in the Orange Coast College Student Dance Concert, Friday and Saturday, April 29th and April 30th, at 8:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

The program features a range of dance styles, three works choreographed by OCC dance faculty and exciting new dance pieces created by OCC choreography students.

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ARCHITECTURE HANDIWORK WILL BRIGHTEN NBFF GALA
sculpture installationThirty-five OCC architecture students designed and built sculptures that will be on display this week during the Newport Beach Film Festival, including tonight’s Grand Premiere Gala Event at 7:30 p.m. at Big Newport.

The portable sculptures will also dress up other venues during the week-long festival.

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PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR TO SPEAK AT 35TH ANNUAL SAAAB REUNION SATURDAY
 
Jack Ray HammettJack Ray Hammett, a Pearl Harbor survivor, will be the guest speaker at the 35th Annual Santa Ana Army Air Base Reunion at Orange Coast College on Saturday, April 30th, at 11:30 a.m. in the Captain’s Table. Cost for lunch is $25. Proceeds will benefit the SAAAB Scholarship for OCC students. Call the OCC Foundation at (714) 432-5707 for reservations.


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'OCC SHORTS' TO SCREEN AT NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL SUNDAY
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A showcase of seven films produced by OCC students will share the big screen on Sunday, May 1st, at 1:00 p.m. in the Lido Theater, 3459 Via Lido, in Newport Beach. Trailers of the OCC films are on OCC's website at occshorts.com. Tickets to the May 1st screening can be purchased for $5 at www.tinyurl.com/OCC-Shorts2011.

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SAX PLAYER ALBERT WING TO PERFORM WITH OCC JAZZ ENSEMBLES MONDAY
Albert Wing, a studio musician who played the saxophone with Frank Zappa, Manhattan Transfer and Diana Ross, will be the guest artist at an OCC Jazz Ensemble concert on Monday, May 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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PHOTOGRAPHER TO PRESENT 'SENSE OF PLACE IN AMERICAN WEST'
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Greg Russell, an Orange Coast College biology instructor and professional photographer, will present “Finding a Sense of Place in the American West” on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. in the OCC Library Lecture Room. Images by Russell, who specializes in nature and landscape photography, give viewers an authentic sense of connection to the mountains and canyons in the American West.

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'PIRATES OF PENZANCE' DIRECTOR ENJOYS BREAKING THE RULES
Pirates of Penzance cast“Pirates of Penzance” director Peter Uribe is breaking a lot of rules in Orange Coast College’s spring musical, which opens for a five-day run on Wednesday, May 4th.
 
“We're breaking the ‘fourth wall’ all the time,” Uribe said. Actors in the “mock” opera version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s century-old classic talk directly to the audience. Shameless mugging is also encouraged. Musical director Bill Wolfe will lead a trio of professional musicians on piano, violin and drums.

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DOYLE ARTS PAVILION ISSUES OPEN CALL FOR STUDENT ARTWORK
Mass Appeal exhibitThe Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion announced an “open call” for artwork submissions by Orange Coast College students for the student exhibit, Mass Appeal 2011, that will open May 12th through June 8th.

Students can drop off their best piece of artwork between 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 5th, or Monday, May 9th, to be considered for the exhibit.

For more information, contact Andrea Harris at 714-432-5109 or email alharris@occ.cccd.edu.



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HONORS NIGHT RESERVATION DEADLINE MAY 3
Honors Night presentationReservations to Orange Coast College’s 53rd Annual Honors Night must be made by Tuesday, May 3rd. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 11th. To reserve a seat, contact TJ Nguyen at 714-432-5645 or email scholarshipoffice@occ.cccd.edu.

A light buffet will be served on the Student Center Patio from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., followed by the Honors Night program from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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SYMPHONY AND CHORALE TO PERFORM CLASSICAL MASTERWORKS
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The OCC Symphony, Chamber Singers and Chorale will perform a concert of classical masterworks on Saturday, May 14th, at 8:00 p.m. in OCC's Robert B. Moore Theatre. The program features an array of well-known and lesser-known “hits” of the classical era:

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OCC VICE PRESIDENTS NISH AND PAGEL EARN DOCTORAL DEGREES
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Melinda Nish, vice president of instruction, and Rich Pagel, vice president of administrative services, both completed Doctorates in Educational Leadership this month and will wear their doctoral regalia for the first time at Orange Coast College’s 63rd Commencement Ceremony in May.

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STUDENT ORATOR REACHES SEMIFINALS IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
Shirae Christie, a Fullerton resident who is in her second year at OCC, was the only community college competitor to make it into the semifinal rounds of the National Interstate Oratory Competition held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Christie was one of two Southern California students selected to compete in the tournament, the oldest collegiate forensics competition in the country. Two students from each state are invited to compete.

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ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN WATER CONFLICT ESSAY TAKES GARRISON PRIZE
Cassandra Cushing award acceptanceCassandra Cushing’s interest in the Middle East led her to write an award-winning essay that delves into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict over water distribution rights.

Her efforts won the Tom Garrison Prize, including a $500 scholarship, presented at the college’s recent Green Day event. The competition, open to OCC Honors Program students, is named after the professor of marine science, who is one of the Honors Program founders.

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FINE ARTS GALLERY EXHIBITS STEADRY'S 'LOVE LETTERS'
Rick SteadryRick Steadry’s series, “Billets Doux de Paris (Love Letters from Paris)” will be on display in the Fine Arts Building Gallery through May 23rd.

Steadry, an associate professor of photography at OCC, received his BA degree and a Master of Arts in teaching (fine arts/photography) from Harvard University. He taught photography at Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for Visual Arts and later was a photographer and filmmaker in the design office of Charles and Ray Eames

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SLO ASSESSMENT TOOLS/DATA WORKSHOP
Jerry Rudmann, SLO co-chair at Irvine Valley College, will help present on “SLO Assessment: Using Tools and Collecting Data” on Monday, May 9th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., in the Faculty House. Jerry, along with Sheri Sterner, director of Institutional Effectiveness, Vesna Marcina, Academic Senate president, Vinta Oviatt, SLOAC, and other faculty members will demonstrate how to use scantrons, Class Climate Surveys, pre/post surveys, embedded questions, rubrics, portfolios, peer-mentoring, and other tools to assess SLOs along with suggestions on how to collect data to measure student learning. For more information, contact Vinta Oviatt, SLOAC, at x21057 or voviatt@occ.cccd.edu.


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LIBRARY STUDENT WORKSHOPS
The Library supports the college curriculum and provides instruction of library and information research skills that enable students to be successful in their college, career and life.

The Library is offering a series of library student workshops on library and information research skills next week (see dates and times below). These open workshops allow students to drop in for the same training that we provide in Library lectures for classes. Extra credit slips are available if required by the faculty.

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COUNSELING DIVISION, ASOCC CO-SPONSOR STUDENT WORKSHOPS
Orange Coast College's Counseling Division and ASOCC are co-sponsoring Spring 2011 Study Skills and Personal Development Workshops for students in April and May.

Workshops are free. Students can sign up in the Counseling Office or call 714-432-5078.

Here is a schedule of workshops through May 12th.

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WOMEN'S CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON HEALTHY HEARTS
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The American Association for Women in Community Colleges will sponsor “Women Hold Up Half the Sky” on Friday, May 6th, at the Cerritos Public Library Skyline Room. The conference will suggest ways to keep your heart healthy while serving the community college.

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BURSAR'S OFFICE ANNOUNCES NEW HOURS
Effective May 2, the Bursar’s Office hours will be adjusted to the following:

Monday 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Closed noon to 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



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CULINARY ARTS ECLECTIC CAFE
Eclectic Cafe logoThe Culinary Arts Program’s Eclectic Cafe will offer a gourmet $6 buffet menu in the Student Center Cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

Entree selections include homestyle meatloaf, roasted duck and pan-fried rice noodles. The three-course gourmet menu also includes garden greens or hot and sour soup and pumpkin pie or chocolate cake for dessert. A bread basket and a beverage are served with the meal.

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GOURMET THURSDAYS AT CAPTAIN'S TABLE
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OCC culinary arts students are serving up gourmet fare every Thursday at 12:00 noon. For reservations, call Rosio Salcedo at (714) 432-5876 ext. 22. Price is $16 including tax. The menu is subject to change without notice.

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BIKE TO WORK WEEK MAY 10-16
bike to work bannerPledge to ride your bike to work at least one day between May 10th and May 16th and get a $25 discount coupon to Jax Bicycle Center and enter to win great prizes. Sign up at www.octa.net/BikeToWork.

OCC's Air Quality Management District (AQMD) program encourages OCC full-time employees to use alternative transportation to lesson the number of vehicles on the road, which clears the air while easing congested roadways.


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THIS WEEK’S COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES
For more information, visit Community Education’s website at http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/commed. Register at the OCC Bursar's Office. Call (714) 432-5880 or visit www.occtickets.com.

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Save The Date!

This Week on Campus
OCC Galleries
Campus Events
Cheer On The Pirates
 

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Pirate Sports Shorts

Pirate Sports Updates

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Book Talk

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BODY TOXIC
By Nena Baker
RA1213.B25 2008

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Popcorn counts toward the recommended three servings of whole grains a day. It’s a filling snack that’s low in calories (you get a lot of volume for relatively few calories) if you eat it air-popped and unbuttered. A one-ounce serving (three to four cups) has four grams of fiber and just 110 calories and one gram of fat.

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Did You Know

disabled ridersDisabled Riders of America is an organization dedicated to opening up riding motorcycles for persons with disabilities. Their website offers various chat rooms to discuss possible modifications to motorcycles, issues and solutions. In addition, there is a link to various organizations that can assist with modifications and productions. Disabled Riders of America (DRA) was started by Vinny and Robin Cucchiara in 2004. The organization’s website is www.disabledriders.com.

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