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OCC INTERIM PRESIDENT WILL BEGIN DUTIES JULY 1
denise whittakerThe retired president of San Bernardino Valley College will take over the reins as Orange Coast College’s Interim President on July 1.

Last week the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Denise Whittaker to replace OCC President Bob Dees, who will retire June 30.

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OCC CELEBRATES 61ST COMMENCEMENT FRIDAY
commencement photoOrange Coast College will confer Associate degrees and certificates on 2,184 students at it 61st Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 29th.

More than 7,000 persons are expected to attend the program at 5:30 p.m. at Pacific Amphitheatre, at 88 Fair Drive, across the street from campus.

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BASEBALL: PIRATES WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!
team victory photoFRESNO -- "When you dream, dream big ... as big as the ocean blue. 'Cause when you dream, it might come true ... when you dream, dream big."

That musical chorus, sung originally written my country singer Ryan Shupe, perfectly sums up the 2009 baseball season for Orange Coast College.

In a season filled with sadness, grief, frustration and even anger, the Pirates managed to find focus and determination through it all and on Monday, their hard work was rewarded with a state baseball championship.

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ALOHA BOB!
aloha graphicCelebrate OCC President Bob Dees’ 31 years at Coast and congratulate him on his retirement on Friday, June 19th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge. Dress will be casual. Barbara Bullard and friends will prepare a tribute. Music will be provided by Jim Roberts. Refreshments will be served, including heavy appetizers with a luau theme.

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ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN OPEN HOUSE – FRIDAY, MAY 29
architecture interiorOCC will host the American Institute of Architects’ Orange County Design Awards Display on Friday, May 29th, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Technology Building Lobby and Tech 151.

Staff Development will sponsor a free lunch for faculty, staff and students who would like to view the student and professional work on display and tour the college’s architecture and design facilities.

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OCC HOSTS 24-HOUR RELAY FOR LIFE THIS WEEKEND
relay for life logoRelay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature activity, will begin on Saturday, May 30th, at 10:00 a.m. on the OCC Track. Participants will join teams for the 24-hour event, which ends at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 31st. The relay offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer.

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‘MASSAPPEAL’ STUDENT ART SHOW RUNS THROUGH JUNE 19
exhibit attendeesOrange Coast College student artists will display their work in “Massappeal” in an exhibit in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion through June 19th. The Arts Pavilion gallery is open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings. Admission is free.
For more information about Doyle Arts Pavilion events, visit occartspavilion.blogspot.com.

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‘FROM THE GROUND UP’ – CERAMICS ART SHOW OPENS JUNE 3
ceramic bottleFrom their bags of clay that even includes found backyard clay, 11 emerging Orange Coast College artists will deliver up their visions in a ceramics art show, “From the Ground Up.” Students from Kevin Myers’ independent study class utilized a broad range of ceramic techniques used to create this passionate work.

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OCC THEATRE DEPARTMENT PLANS SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN
“Stone Soup,” a children’s play about sharing and community, will open for a five-day run Orange Coast College’s Robert B. Moore Theatre on Wednesday, July 8.

Performances are 11:00 a.m. July 8, July 9 and July 10. Matinees and evening performances will be 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and July 12.

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OCC TO BID FAREWELL TO RETIREES AT BRIGHT ORANGE BREAKFAST
Bob DeesExpect a sea of orange when Orange Coast College’s faculty and staff don their favorite orange outfits for the Bright Orange Breakfast on Thursday, May 28th, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Student Center. The annual year-end breakfast will feature entertainment by the infamous Pirate Express Band. The campus will also bid farewell to 16 retirees, including OCC President Bob Dees, who will retire on June 30th following a 30-year career at Coast.

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CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON ABC COMPLEX NEXT WEEK
groundbreakingOrange Coast College broke ground for the $52 million ABC (Allied Health, Biology and Consumer Science) Building last week in preparation for a June construction start date for the project.

Construction on the new building, located off Merrimac Way between the Lewis Center for Applied Sciences and the Skill Center, is expected to be completed in January 2011, just in time for the spring semester.

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HONORS RECEPTION RECOGNIZES 72 STUDENTS
honors studentsThe Orange Coast College Honors Program recognized 72 students for completing the rigorous honors program at a reception on Friday.

Guests viewed the premiere of the Honors Program’s new promo video, which was produced and directed by two of OCC’s Film and Video students, and recognized the contributions of retiring Honors Professor of Geography Theresa Tarlos; Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year, Professor Mark Roessler; Honors Program Co-Founder and Distinquished Professor, Tom Garrison; and retiring OCC President Bob Dees.

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OCC STUDENTS CELEBRATE WORLD DANCE
world dance performanceA multicultural cast of professional and student dancers presented World Dance Celebration at Orange Coast College last week in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

The concert, directed by OCC dance instructors Ramaa Bharadvaj and Angelika Nemeth, was a colorful celebration of movement and ritual through dance and music from Southern India, Egypt, Persia, Lebanon, Latin America, Spain and Africa.

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OCC PHOTO STUDENTS WINS ANGELS’ PHOTOJOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP
kaysha weiner photoKaysha Weiner, an OCC photography student, won the $1,000 the V.J. Lovero Photojournalism Scholarship established by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to encourage students who demonstrate “professional promise” in sports photography. The scholarship honors the memory of renowned sports photographer V.J. Lovero. Kaysha won the award based on the quality of her sports photography portfolio. Her work can be viewed at www.kayshaweiner.com.

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OCC LIBRARY TO ASK STUDENTS TO ASSESS LIBRARY LECTURES
The OCC Library, with the help of Instructional Research, will send a survey to all students who attended a library lecture this spring semester, asking them to assess these lectures. Students who attended a lecture are encouraged to take the time to complete the survey, and instructors are asked to encourage their students to watch for and complete this important survey.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS SATURDAY, JUNE 6
OACCThe Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, June 6th, on campus.

Featured speaker, Eric Sanchez, from South Coast Plaza Apple Store will demonstrate creating websites with iWeb.

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OCC IN THE NEWS
In a recent “Mesa Musings” column, OCC retiree Jim Carnett examines the career of OCC Marine Science Professor Tom Garrison, who has been named the college’s first ever “Distinguished Professor.” http://tinyurl.com/garrison-mesa.

Daily Pilot writer John Burton takes a look at OCC Physical Education Professor Laird Hayes’ surfing class in “Dawn Patrol: Surfing’s a Class Act at Orange Coast.” http://tinyurl.com/occsurfing.

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OCC YEAR IN REVIEW
Happenings and events for the 2008-09 year at OCC.

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SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 29,2009
Paul Williams
SAVE THE DATE: October 29, 2009
Fall Visiting Scholar:
Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy Winner
Current ASCAP president
Paul Williams


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News You Can Use

• FACULTY, STAFF INVITED TO ATTEND PLANNING & BUDGET MEETING
• OCC WRAPS UP SPRING SEMESTER; CLASSES MEET THROUGH SUNDAY
• FITNESS CENTER ANNOUNCES SUMMER SCHEDULE
• SUMMER FOOD SERVICES

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter
Week of May 25
 
Week of My 25, 2009

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Book Talk

THE NUMERATI
By Stephen Baker
QA 401. B35 2008

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

Did you know that the library is sending a survey to all students who attended a library lecture this spring semester? Are you teaching this summer and will be sending your students to the library? Are you thinking ahead to the fall for your library visit or assignment?

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

What can I do to avoid heartburn? To avoid heartburn and other stomach discomfort:

• Eat smaller, more frequent meals.
• Quit smoking.
• Relax.
• Avoid foods that hurt your stomach.
• Drink less alcohol.
• Don’t lie down right after eating.

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Did You Know

The Ability House program is a partnership of Habitat for Humanity and Ability magazine. The two organizations have been working together since 1995 to provide opportunities for disabled volunteers to assist in building accessible housing for low-income families where one or more members of the family have disabilities. Ability House is looking for volunteers or donors to assist in this program. For more information, call 949/548-1986 or visit their web site at www.abilityhouse.com.

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