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59TH COMMENCEMENT SET FOR FRIDAY
Orange Coast College will host its 59th commencement ceremony Friday evening (May 25) at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa.

The ceremony is set to begin at 5:30 p.m., and a crowd in excess of 7,000 is expected to attend. The Pacific Amphitheater, located at the Orange County Fairgrounds & Exposition Center, is situated on Fairview Road, directly across the street from OCC’s campus.

The college will honor 2,145 students at the ceremony. A total of 1,435 students will receive A.A. degrees, 273 will receive A.S. degrees, and 437 will be awarded certificates.

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MANY HONORED AT OCC’S FACULTY-STAFF BREAKFAST
OCC hosted its 59th Faculty-Staff Breakfast Wednesday morning (May 23).

The event, emceed by Foundation director, Doug Bennett, attracted more than 200 staffers. Theme for the morning was “Sailing Into Our 60th,” acknowledging the college’s 60th anniversary celebration that’s under way through Sept. 2008.

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OCC ENTERS NEW ACADEMIC TERRITORY
WITH INNOVATIVE "YEAR-AHEAD" SCHEDULE
Orange Coast College will soon become the first of California’s 109 community colleges to implement a revolutionary new “Year-Ahead” class schedule.

The Year-Ahead schedule will permit students to plan their schedules for an entire academic year: fall, winter intersession, spring and summer.

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COSTA MESA’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HONORS
OCC’S MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS OF THE YEAR
Two students have been saluted by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce as Orange Coast College’s Male and Female Students of the Year for 2006-07.

The students, Terri Samuels of Irvine and Hai H. Vo of Westminster, were honored Friday morning (May 18) at the chamber’s 28th annual Recognition Breakfast, held at the Costa Mesa Hilton.

The students each received the Les Miller Award. Samuels and Vo were recognized by the Chamber for outstanding scholarship, demonstrated leadership, and service to the college and the community.

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FORMER COAST STUDENT, NOW CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST,
PUBLISHES MAKEUP BOOK FOR "EVERY WOMAN"
Celebrity makeup artist Carmindy, from TLC’s hit show “What Not to Wear,” has written a new book on makeup.

The former Orange Coast College student’s book is titled “The Five-Minute Face: A Quick and Easy Makeup Guide for Every Woman.” It is published by Harper Collins.

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FALL 2007 CLASS SCHEDULE AVAILABLE ONLINE
The fall 2007 class schedule is now posted online on Orange Coast College’s website.

The web address is www.orangecoastcollege.edu.

Persons arriving at the website should click on “Class Schedule” on the first page of the site, and then on “Fall 2007.” Fall semester classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 27.

The printed version of the fall class schedule will be available on campus on Tuesday, June 26. Persons may apply for fall classes now, and registration by appointment begins on Monday, July 16.

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ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM HOSTS FRIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Orange Coast College’s Architecture Program will host its annual open house Friday (May 25) from noon to 3 p.m.

The event will be held in the college’s Technology Center, and the public is invited to attend.

Student projects will be on display, as will two structures that were created by OCC students last month and which captured three awards in the Design Village Competition sponsored by Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo.

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STUDENT ART EXHIBIT RUNS THROUGH AUG. 31
OCC’s 2007 Juried Student Exhibition is on display through Aug. 31 in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion.

The show is being adjudicated by Mark Moore, of the Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica. Pavilion hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

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REPERTORY COMPANY SETS SUMMER PRODUCTIONS
OCC’s Repertory Theatre Company will stage three student productions this summer.

The Rep Company, now in its 22nd season of productions, will offer “Amphitrion 38,” by French playwright, Jean Giraudoux; “The Comedy Pirates,” an improv and sketch-comedy production; and a “One-Act Play Festival.”

All shows will be staged outdoors in the college’s Fine Arts Amphitheatre. Admission is free. Patrons are invited to bring a blanket and picnic on the lawn adjacent to the Amphitheatre prior to performances.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS JUNE 2
The Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, June 2, on campus.

Featured speaker will be club president, Dean Cleary. Cleary will describe "Smile on my Mac" programs, including PageSender and PDFpen.

The club, which has been gathering at OCC for more than two decades, meets the first Saturday of each month, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Chemistry Building. For more information, go to the Orange Apple website, at www.oacc.org.

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FITNESS CENTER HAS SUMMER HOURS
The Fitness Complex is open during the Summer (starting June 25th) Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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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 Bob Dees, an OCC faculty member and administrator for 29 years.)

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OCC MUSIC ALUM BUILDS INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION
It was September of 1995 and Alan Remington was predicting big things for Sarkis Baltaian, a piano student at Orange Coast College during the 1994-95 academic year.

Remington, an OCC music professor at the time and director of the college’s philharmonic orchestra, was high on Baltaian. Very high.

“This young man is absolutely phenomenal,” Remington told me in ’95. At that time the Bulgarian-born musician was 19 years old. “He’s going to be a world-class pianist in five to 10 years. It’s not of matter of if; it’s a matter of when.”

Remington proved to be a prophet.

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On A Personal Note

The college lost six current and retired faculty members during the 2006-07 academic year. Those faculty members included: Dr. Hal Schrupp, an Orange Coast College counselor for 41 years, who died last August, following a stroke; Jack Fair, an OCC football coach from 1966-86, who died in October of a stroke; James Bertholf, an OCC theatre professor from 1971-83, who died late last fall; Kelly Lee, a Coast counselor since 2002, who died Feb. 17 following long fight with cancer; Barbara Wright, an OCC physical education professor for 30 years until her retirement in 2003, who died in March after a courageous battle with cancer; and, Norm Lumian, an OCC history professor from 1959-85, died April 28 following a bout with post-polio syndrome. They are all deeply missed!

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Book Talk

“A Fine Brush on Ivory”
By Richard Jenkyns
PR 4037 .J36 2004

“March”
By Geraldine Brooks
BestSellers PR 9619.3 .B7153 M37 2005

“Intuition”
By Allegra Goodman
BestSellers PS 3557.05829 I58 2006
 
 

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

During this past school year, I've written an article every week regarding library instruction and information literacy here at Orange Coast College. 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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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

If you have a pacemaker, especially an older model, keep your cell phone at least eight inches away from the device. If held closer, there’s a small chance it could temporarily disrupt pacemaker function and, more rarely, cause palpitations and lightheadedness, according to a study in the International Journal of Cardiology.

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Did You Know

The No Barriers Festival 2007 will be held in Squaw Valley from June 28 through July 2. The goal of the festival is to share the latest techniques and technologies for persons with disabilities including a scientific symposium titled, “Technology Meets Physical Disability.” There will also be an equipment fair and films about outdoor adventures available to persons with disabilities. For more information on this event visit their web site at www.nobarriersusa.org.

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