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CCCD TO CONDUCT PUBLIC FORUMS AT OCC TODAY
The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a pair of public forums on Thursday, April 30th, at Orange Coast College to invite comments from “all members of the College community” that will be used to draft a position profiles before it launches national searches for a new OCC president and a new District chancellor.

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OCC URGES PRECAUTIONS TO AVERT SWINE FLU OUTBREAK
masked peopleOrange Coast College is closely monitoring the swine flu situation on the national, state and local level, according to Jess Craig, OCC Vice President of Student Services. There are currently no known cases of swine flu in Orange County, nor has there been any unusual increase in flu activity in recent days or weeks in Orange County. However, he asked all staff to take the following precautions:

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LAST CHANCE TO PURCHASE SPRING PLANTS FRIDAY
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Horticulture instructor Joe Stead wants you to fill your garden with plants, vegetables and herbs from the Horticulture Garden Nursery. The final plant sale of the year will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the nursery.

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BUSINESS EXPO: ‘OPPORTUNITIES IN A CHALLENGING MARKET’
Diane Cuniff“Opportunities in a Challenging Market” is the theme for the 10th Annual Orange County Small Business Conference at Orange Coast College on Saturday, May 2nd.

Conference admission, which includes the exhibit hall and a series of educational workshops, is $25. OCC students may attend for $10. Register at the OCC Bursar’s Office, 714-432-5880, or online at www.orangecoastcollege.edu/businessexpo.

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OCC SYMPHONY TO ENTERTAIN WITH BROADWAY FAVORITES IV
OCC musical professor Ric Soto will join actress, singer and director, Beth Hansen, to resurrect Broadway favorites with the Orange Coast College Symphony at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 2nd, in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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CARTOONS INSPIRE OCC WIND ENSEMBLE PROGRAM MAY 3
The Orange Coast College Wind Ensemble will perform “Animation 3-D,” featuring music inspired by the scores of animated film at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 3rd, in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. Under the direction of Dana Wheaton, student musicians will perform selections from “The Incredibles,” “Cars,” “Fantasia” and “Shrek.”

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RECEPTION TO HONOR OCC PHOTOGRAPHERS TOM AND LISA DOWLING WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
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Tom Dowling, OCC art professor, and his wife, Lisa Dowling, an OCC part-time English instructor, will lead guests through the installation of their photography in the OCC Library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 6th. Refreshments will be served.

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OCC STAFF, STUDENTS INVITED TO FREE LYSISTRATA PERFORMANCE
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The OCC Theatre Department will present a free performance, exclusively for OCC students and staff, of “Lysistrata” at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 8th, in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

“Lysistrata” was written over 2500 years ago by Aristophanes, the famous ancient Greek comedy playwright. Adapted by J.A. Ball and Michael M. Chemers, this version is a new modern English translation.

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CANON DAY PRESENTS PHOTO WORKSHOPS, RENOWNED PHOTOJOURNALIST
Harry Benson
World-renowned photojournalist Harry Benson, who has photographed historical figures from American presidents to the Beatles, will present a free lecture on Friday, May 8th, as part of OCC’s School of Photography’s 3rd Annual Canon Day. The two-hour presentation, open to the public, will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Giles Brown Forum.


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ORANGE COAST REVIEW TO CELEBRATE 5TH ISSUE MAY 7
coast review coverOrange Coast Review will unveil its Spring 2009 issue at a publication party from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7th, in the Doyle Arts Pavilion and Atrium. The program includes a gallery exhibit of student work and readings performed by student authors. Refreshments will be served.

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COCA-COLA SCHOLARS OVERCOME MATH PHOBIA AT OCC
Both Marisol Swadener and Dallas Wilson suffered from math phobia before they enrolled at Orange Coast College.

Now the students, both national finalists as members of the 2009 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-USA Academic Team, claim math and science as favorite subjects. Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, which sponsors the competition.

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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE TO HONOR BOB DEES AT FUNDRAISER
OCC President Bob Dees is looking for a toga to wear to Youth Employment Service’s 36th Annual Roman Feast and Charity Auction, where he will be guest of honor on Thursday, May 7th.

Dees will be honored for “inspiring our community’s youth to achieve success through higher education.”

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VISITING SCHOLAR DAVE GRANT SHARES HISTORICAL VOYAGES
David GrantDave Grant, OCC President Emeritus and history professor, mesmerized listeners with tales from epic voyages last week during a trio of Visiting Scholar presentations sponsored by Staff Development.

Grant told of Captain James Cook’s early adventures in “The Extraordinary First Voyage of the ‘Endeavour.” The second presentation, “The Voyage of the First Fleet,” described life aboard convict ships and the founding of Australia.

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HONORS NIGHT TO RECOGNIZE TOP OCC STUDENTS MAY 13
honors  night presentationMore than $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded to 200 of OCC’s top achieving students on Honors Night on Wednesday, May 13th.

A light buffet dinner will be served on the Student Center patio at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Honors Night Program in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at 6:00 p.m. The event will close with light refreshments in the theatre foyer at 9:00 p.m.

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OCC LAUNCHES ‘CHECK YOUR PRE-REQ’ CAMPAIGN
OCC’s Enrollment Services has launched a campaign – “Check Your Pre-Reqs!” – to remind everyone that the pre-requisite requirement will be enforced when Fall 2009 registration begins in June.

Students planning to register for fall classes next month may be in for a shock if they haven’t taken required pre-requisite classes in math, science, and consumer and health sciences courses.

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FAIR WILL INTRODUCE OCC HONOR SOCIETIES ON MAY 6
An Honors Fair featuring various OCC honor societies, the Honors Program, EOPS Honors Club and honors transfer agreements with local universities will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6th, in the plaza between Literature and Language Building and the Chemistry Building.

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VANS SHOE COMPANY TO JOIN INDUSTRY PANEL THURSDAY
vans bannerRepresentatives from Vans shoe company will share their insights into the fashion industry with OCC students and the community on Thursday, April 30th at 7:15 p.m. in the Science Hall.

The Fashion Department’s industry panel is an annual event that highlights exceptional companies with local roots.

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OCC CLUB HOSTS CLOTHING DRIVE FOR NEEDY WORKING WOMEN
The OCC Females Empowered Club will host a clothing drive for Women Helping Women on Thursday, April 30th, in the OCC Quad from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Donations will go to low-income women who are looking for clothing to wear for employment interviews and for working wardrobes. For more information, email vdayocc@aol.com.


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‘HOMELESS ISN’T HOPELESS’ VISITS CAMPUS THURSDAY
The College Life Committee will sponsor a “Day of Awareness; Homeless Isn't Hopeless” on Thursday, April 30th, in the Student Center Lounge. Guest speakers will share their expertise at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. At 2:00, a panel composed of current or former OCC students will discuss their homeless experiences. Vendors will be in the Quad from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to provide information about getting help or how to help homeless individuals.

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OCC RETIREES INVITED TO SPRING LUNCHEON FRIDAY
luncheon photoMore than 100 Coast retirees will return to campus on Friday, May 1, for the annual Spring Luncheon sponsored by the Emeritus Institute. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge. Professor Ric Soto’s students will entertain with music from “An Evening of Broadway,” which the OCC Symphony will perform in concert on Saturday, May 2nd.

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JOHN PAUL JONES RETROSPECTIVE ENDS WEDNESDAY
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“John Paul Jones Retrospective” is on display in the OCC Doyle Arts Pavilion through Wednesday, May 6th.

The retrospective marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of Southern California artist John Paul Jones (1924-1999).

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OCC STUDENT REACHES SEMIFINALS IN NATIONAL SPEECH TOURNEY
Meaghan JamesMeaghan James, an Orange Coast College speech team member representing California, was the only community college student to break into the semifinal rounds at Interstate Oratory Tournament held in Mississippi last weekend. The national tournament is the oldest forensic competition for colleges in the nation. Most competitors are selected from four-year colleges and universities.

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‘COLLEGE SEEN’ PHOTO CONTEST TO AWARD $500
photo contest winnerOrange Coast College students have an opportunity to win $500 and Adobe graphic design software by capturing campus scenes with their cameras.

The Foundation for California Community Colleges and the CollegeBuys purchasing program are sponsoring the Third Annual College Seen Photo Contest exclusively for community college students in California.

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STUDY SKILLS, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
The OCC Counseling Division and Associated Students of Orange Coast College will co-sponsor a series of spring study skills and personal development workshops through May 19th. Students can sign up in the Counseling Office. For more information, call (714) 432-5078. Extra credit slips will be available.

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MANAGER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS OPEN UNTIL MAY 8TH
Nominations for Manager of the Year are open for faculty, staff, hourly and managers who would like to recommend a manager who goes “above and beyond the call of duty.” The nomination process has been simplified this year with an online nomination form at www.cdmaweb.org. Deadline for nominations is May 8th.

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OCC THEATRE GRAD STARS IN ‘SOPHOMORE’ MOVIE
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Patrick Warburton, who attended Orange Coast College in 1983, has a starring role in the new high school film comedy, “Sophomore.” Warburton also plays the role of Jeff on CBS TV’s comedy hit “Rules of Engagement” and appeared regularly in “Seinfield.” Visit the movie website to see a full-length movie preview at www.sophomoremovie.com and on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4oRT2e4B7w.

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OCC IN THE NEWS
OCC professor of physical education and athletics Leon Skeie is the focus of last week’s “Mesa Musings,” a “Daily Pilot” column written by OCC retiree Jim Carnett. Carnett’s column appears in the newspaper every Wednesday.

http://tinyurl.com/musings-skeie


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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS SATURDAY, MAY 2
OACC logoThe Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, May 2nd, on campus.

Featured speaker, Josiah Lewis from South Coast Plaza's Apple Store, will talk and answer questions on 'Backing Up Your Computer' using Time Machine, Time Capsules and external hard drives.


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Save The Date!

• JOHN PAUL JONES RETROSPECTIVE – THROUGH MAY 6
• CCCD PUBLIC FORUM AT OCC – APRIL 30
• SPRING PLANT SALE – MAY 1
• EMERITUS INSTITUTE SPRING LUNCHEON – FRIDAY, MAY 1
• 10TH ANNUAL SMALL BUSINESS EXPO – SATURDAY, MAY 2
• AN EVENING OF BROADWAY IV – SATURDAY, MAY 2
• ANIMATION 3-D – OCC WIND ENSEMBLE – SUNDAY, MAY 3
• HONORS FAIR – WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
• TOM AND LISA DOWLING RECEPTION – MAY 6
• HONORS PROGRAM COMMON THEMES CONFERENCE – THURSDAY, MAY 7
• ORANGE COAST REVIEW PUBLICATION PARTY – THURSDAY, MAY 7
• LYSISTRATA, FACULTY-DIRECTED PLAY – MAY 7 – MAY 10
• 3RD ANNUAL CANON DAY – FRIDAY, MAY 8
• OCC BLOOD DRIVE – TUESDAY, MAY 12
• 51st ANNUAL HONORS NIGHT – WEDNESDAY, MAY 13
• HONORS PROGRAM RECOGNITION CEREMONY AND RECEPTION – FRIDAY, MAY 22 
 

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On A Personal Note

Cyndee Montgomery, staff aide in Enrollment Services, is graduating Summa Cum Laude from Vanguard University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology on May 9th. She is also a member of the National Honor Society for Psychology. Cyndee has worked for the district for 19 years while raising her three children. She started work at OCC in the Student Health Center and also worked in the Counseling Division. Cyndee received her AA Degree from Orange Coast College. She plans to continue her education at the University of LaVerne and acquire a master’s degree in academic counseling.

Windell Jones, hired by Dr. Basil Peterson to teach business at Orange Coast College in 1957, passed away at his Costa Mesa home on April 13th following a long illness. He was 83. Jones taught at OCC for nearly 10 years before joining the founding faculty of Golden West College in 1965. He taught at Golden West for 20 years until his retirement in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Muriel, and three childr

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Pirate Sports Shorts

Pirate sports updates

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter
Week of April 27, Week Twelve

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Book Talk

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SMART MICE, NOT-SO-SMART PEOPLE
By Arthur L. Caplan
R724.C344 2007

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

Did you know that the library teaches our OCC students how to evaluate web resources for their assignments? That we have a handout on how to search, evaluate, and cite web resources?

In our library lectures to classes, workshops for students, the library course (English 108 but Library 100 starting this fall), and at the reference desk, the librarians teach our students how to evaluate and find authoritative, quality web resources.

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Get emergency help if you have symptoms of a stroke, even if they last only a few minutes. Symptoms lasting less than 24 hours usually indicate that a person has had a mini-stroke, also called a transient ischemic attack or TIA.

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Did You Know

Wounded Warriors is an organization dedicated to assisting men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces who have been severely injured during service in Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas of the world. Injuries range from amputations through severe spinal cord injuries and paralysis. Wounded Warrior services begin in the hospital with support then into rehabilitation, adaptive sports and recreational programs.

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