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OCC TO AWARD 1,965 DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES TONIGHT
AT ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Orange Coast College will host its 57th commencement ceremony tonight (May 26) at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa. The ceremony begins 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.

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OCC’S BASEBALL TEAM
COMPETES THIS WEEKEND AT STATE TOURNAMENT
Freshman designated hitter, Stephen Schneider, roped a two-out double down the left field line last Sunday afternoon (May 22) to score Josh Banda from first and give OCC’s Pirates a 7-6 win over Santa Ana College in the championship game of the Southern California Super Regional Baseball Playoffs at Wendell Pickens Field. The win propelled the Pirates (29-16) into this weekend’s 2005 Citi California Community Colleges Commission on Athletics Baseball Championships. The state tourney runs Saturday through Monday, May 28-30, at John Euless Ballpark across the street from the campus of Fresno City College. OCC will take on the north's top seed and tournament host, Fresno City (34-6), Saturday (May 28) at 6 p.m.

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CAMPUS TURNS OUT FOR FACULTY, STAFF BREAKFAST
Orange Coast College staffers turned out in large numbers Wednesday morning (March 25) for the campus’ 57th annual Faculty and Staff Breakfast. The event was held in the Student Center and Student Center Lounge. The breakfast was hosted by OCC’s Foundation and the Staff Development Office. Theme for this year’s breakfast was “A Pirate’s Life For Me!”

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OCC ADDS NEARLY TWO DOZEN CLASSES
TO SUMMER SCHEDULE
Nearly two-dozen courses have been added to OCC’s summer schedule. The new classes are posted on the college’s website (www.orangecoastcollege.edu). A button on the front page of the website takes visitors directly to the classes. The courses are not listed in the college’s printed schedule. OCC’s four, six and eight-week summer sessions are scheduled to begin on Monday, June 20. Summer classes conclude on Aug. 14.

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FALL SCHEDULE POSTED ON OCC’S WEB PAGE
The online version of Orange Coast College’s 2005 fall class schedule is now available to the public on the college’s website. OCC’s web address is www.orangecoastcollege.edu.

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OCC ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS CAPTURE 11 OF 15 AWARDS
IN ORANGE COUNTY AIA COMPETITION
Orange Coast College architecture students captured 11 of 15 awards this spring – sweeping the top four prizes – in competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, Orange County (AIAOC). OCC’s students were honored Saturday (May 21) at the AIAOC awards ceremony held at the Crystal Cathedral’s International Center for Possibility Thinking, in Garden Grove. Orange Coast College’s 11 students earned a total of $3,600 in prize money.

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ORANGE COAST COLLEGE FILM/VIDEO STUDENT
LANDS ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES INTERNSHIP
Joel Griffen, an Orange Coast College film/video student, has landed a prestigious Television Academy Foundation Internship. And, as it turns out, it’s the internship of his dreams. The program is sponsored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – the same people who bring you the annual Emmy Awards.

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FALL APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS AND ONLINE
Applications for students planning to enroll at Orange Coast College for the first time next fall are available in the college’s Admissions and Records Office, and online. Persons may apply at www.orangecoastcollege.edu.

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OCC’S STUDENT LITERARY PUBLICATION
AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC
Orange Coast College’s new journal of literature and art, Orange Coast Review, is off the presses and available to the public. The Orange Coast Review includes poetry, fiction, photography, fine art, digital media art and illustrations contributed by OCC students and faculty members. The journal is available for $7 through the college’s Literature and Languages Division. For information, phone (714) 432-0202, ext. 21287.

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LIBRARY TO OBSERVE RESTRICTED SUMMER HOURS
The OCC Library will operate under a limited schedule during the summer months, from Monday, June 20, through Wednesday, Aug. 10. The library will close down after the conclusion of spring semester classes, from May 28 through June 19.

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TECHNOLOGY TRAINING SURVEY WINNERS
Congratulations to Jack Linke (IT), Harriet Ouellette and Hillary Larson. All three were randomly selected from those people who completed the Technology Training Survey by May 24.

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OCC OFFERS WINTER 13-DAY ITALIAN CULINARY EXCURSION
TO FLORENCE AND TUSCAN REGION
“Culinary Delights of Italy” is the title of a 13-day Orange Coast College class that will visit Florence and Italy’s Tuscan region next January. The tour runs Jan. 16-28, 2006, during OCC’s winter intersession.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS NEXT SATURDAY AT OCC
The Orange-Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets on Saturday, June 4, 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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29 STUDENTS TO GRADUATE JUNE 1
FROM MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
Twenty-nine students will receive their diplomas Wednesday afternoon, June 1, from Orange Coast College’s Middle College High School. The ceremony will be the seventh graduation to be conducted in the Middle College High School’s nine-year history. The school has been operating on OCC’s 164-acre campus since the fall of 1996. The 2005 graduation ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. in OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theatre. The public is invited to attend. A reception will follow in the theatre foyer.

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FILM SERIES CONCLUDES TOMORROW WITH "THE BIG COMBO"
Dr. H. Arthur Taussig’s 2004-05 OCC Film Series comes to a close tomorrow evening (May 27) with Joseph H. Lewis’ 1955 work, “The Big Combo.” The session meets at 6:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Hall 119. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and OCC students.

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WORKS BY OCC DANCE INSTRUCTOR, MARIE DE LA PALME,
TO BE PERFORMED AT PALM DESERT SUMMER PROGRAM
Orange Coast College dance instructor, Marie de la Palme, will be the featured choreographer this summer at the 2005 Aesthetics Education Program, sponsored by the McCallum Theatre Institute in Palm Desert. De la Palme has captured several major awards in the professional division of the McCallum Theatre Institute’s annual “Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival.”

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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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COAST NAVIGATORS SEND THANKS TO CAMPUS MEMBERS
Our extraordinary Coast Navigators have done an amazing job this past semester giving tours to local students and families, school groups, and a large number of out-of-state visitors. Trained to conduct personal tours and provide information on all areas of our large campus, OCC's tour guides inspire visitors, of all ages, to consider Orange Coast College as an excellent educational choice.

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Orange Slices

PAUL COX: A MUSICIAN’S MUSICIAN
Paul R. Cox was both a prince of a guy and a musician’s musician. A graduate of the USC School of Music, he joined Orange Coast College’s faculty as an associate professor of music in 1957, and served on the staff for 27 years. He retired in 1984, at the age of 58. Cox served as chairman of the college’s Music Department for many years, and was chair of the Fine Arts Division.

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Extended Education Calendar

Register for Extended Education classes at the OCC Bursar's Office. Register by phone:(714) 432-5880, or visit www.occtickets.com.

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On A Personal Note

Good Luck to Shannon Winston who is moving to Richmond, Virginia, with her husband Brian next week. Brian accepted a position as business and product manager with Capitol One. Shannon and Brian are expecting their first baby, Jack, in August. Shannon began working at OCC as an hourly employee in 1997, and has been a Job Placement specialist for the past four years. Shannon promises to send Coast to Coast pictures of the new arrival when the big day comes!

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Book Talk

“The Falls” By Joyce Carol Oates PS 3565 .A8 F355 “Inner Voices” By Richard Howard PS 3558 .08826 A6 2004

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Library Media/Computer Lab

Library Media/Computer Lab Department
“Burt Wolf: What We Eat” Ambrose, 2003 DVDs (series of 4), 84-112 minutes each Location: Media REF TX 353 .W513

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

A heart attack without crushing chest pain – the type often experienced by women – is three times more likely to kill than one with classic symptoms, finds an international study of 20,881 heart attack patients.

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Did You Know

Geoff Erb is the director of photography on the popular television series “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.” He is responsible for the lighting and camera work on the show. Geoff has multiple sclerosis, a progressive neurological disease that produces a slow decline in motor function. He started working on “Law and Order” using a cane. He now uses a motorized wheelchair but, according to the actors on the set, “here's a guy who is indispensable to how the show looks and how we do our jobs.” (Source: Ability Magazine, 2005 issue.)

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