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LABOR DAY HOLIDAY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Orange Coast College will be closed on Monday, September 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

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FOCUS DAY TO FEATURE MASTER PLAN
Faculty and staff will meet on Friday, September 12, for the campus’ annual Focus Day starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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CCCD TRUSTEES NAME INTERIM CHANCELLOR
The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Tom K. Harris as the District’s interim chancellor. Harris, who replaces Andrew Jones, began his new duties this week.

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FALL SEMESTER BEGINS WITH A BANG
A surge of students – 10% more than last year – descended on campus Monday for the first day of classes. OCC opened its 66th year with 1,927 course sections, offering more high-demand classes in English, mathematics and sciences that are required for transfer to a 4-year university or to earn the associate degree at OCC. The robust section offerings allow students to take the classes during the day, in the evening and online.

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PIRATES READY FOR NEW SEASON
The Orange Coast College football team has a new look for the 2014 season – and no, it’s not just the new uniforms.

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OCC’S DELGADO HEADS TO POLAND TO COACH IN WORLD VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Long-time OCC assistant women’s volleyball coach, Adrian Delgado, is heading off to Poland for the World Volleyball Championships that run from August 30 to September 21.

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OCC THEATRE STUDENTS TO PRESENT ‘SCENE NIGHT’ SEPTEMBER 12-14
Orange Coast College theatre students will present "Scene Night," a variety of short dramatic and comedic scenes from modern and classical works on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 12-14 with performances at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Lab Studio Theatre. Admission is free; recommended for mature audiences.


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LEGAL SCHOLARS’ TO FACE OFF AT OCC FOR SEPTEMBER 16 CONSTITUTION DAY DEBATE
Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of UCI Law School, and John Eastman, former dean of Chapman University Law School and director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, will argue the merits of the Second Amendment of the Constitution – the right to bear arms – as a part of Orange Coast College’s Constitution Week activities on Tuesday, September 16. The 75-minute debate will take place at 11:10 a.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The event is open to the public; admission is free.

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OCC ARTS PAVILION LAUNCHES 2014-15 SEASON
The Orange Coast College Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion will launch its 2014-15 season with a pair of exhibits, artists from The Kiyo Higashi Gallery in the Main Gallery, and works by sculptor Julia Klemek in the Second Gallery. Both exhibits will run through October 1. Admission is free.

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CAMPUS PHOTO GALLERIES OPEN WITH 2 NEW EXHIBITS
Orange Coast College’s campus photo galleries opened this week with exhibitions from Deidre Schoo, director of the documentary “Flex Kings,” in the Art Center Gallery and “Light Drawing” by Brian Hart in the Fine Arts Gallery. Both displays will run through October 3.

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300 ATTEND OCC HONORS PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE
Nearly 300 prospective Honors Program students attended Orange Coast College’s 3rd Annual Honors Open House last week featuring student leaders from more than a dozen campus Honors organizations.

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OCC HONORS STUDENTS WINS $5,000 TAP SCHOLARSHIP AT UCLA
OCC Honors Program student Paulina Zubatov is one of 39 students who will receive a $5,000 Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) Scholarship from the University of Los Angeles for the 2014-15 academic year.

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PILATES PROGRAM ALUMNI LEAD 5-PART WORKSHOP SERIES STARTING SEPTEMBER 10
The Orange Coast College Dance Department alumni will be featured guests speakers for the college’s 8th Annual Pilates Guest Lecture Series starting Wednesday, September 10.

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OCC SAFETY OFFICER TO SERVE ON CALIFORNIA ADVISORY BOARD
OCC Safety Officer Simon Cruz has been selected to serve on the Advisory Committee for the State of California’s Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

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COMMUNITY ED LAUNCHES FALL PROGRAM
Orange Coast College will offer a variety of non-credit classes for adults and children this fall, ranging fro retirement planning to gourmet cooking. Want to learn to speak a foreign language or plan for your retirement? More than 60 classes covering a wide variety of interests are on the menu. The fall program is outlined in Community Education’s 32-page program guide. Available classes can also be viewed online at orangecoastcollege.edu/commed.

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CAPTAIN’S TABLE UNVEILS FALL FARE
Students in Chef Bill Barber’s Culinary Principles 3/American Regional Class will prepare gourmet delights from various locales in the United States for the Captain’s Table Thursday lunches starting September 18.

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OCC FOOD SERVICES FALL SCHEDULE
CAFETERIA - STARBUCKS - THE BBQ AT THE GROVE - OC DOGGS - THE DRIP COFFEE CART - THE SNACK SHACK



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CAMPUS PARKING INFORMATION
Parking in student areas and meters is FREE until Sunday, September 7. Beginning Monday, September 8, permits will be required in student areas and meters must be paid.

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FACULTY, STAFF ASKED TO SECURE EMPTY OFFICES, CLASSROOMS
Campus Safety reminds faculty and staff members to lock all windows and doors when offices and classrooms are not in use to prevent vandalism and theft.

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OCC IN THE NEWS
More Classes at OCC Make First Day Easier - Students hustled to classes for the first day of the fall semester at Orange Coast College on Monday morning, but unlike in previous years, most were confident a seat would be waiting for them when they got there.

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ON A PERSONAL NOTE
Edith Joan Rietstra, long-time OCC librarian, passed away on March 12, in Huntington Beach, peacefully and at home with family following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Born December 6, 1940 in Belleview, PA, Edie had lived in California since 1958. She was a lifelong learner, loved nature, and traveled extensively all her life. She earned her B.A. at UC Berkeley and her Master’s of Library and Information Science (MLS) at UCLA. She was proud to have been part of the OCC Library for most of her professional career, serving for 14 years as the librarian who coordinated the circulation services from 1986 to 2000. She was also active in many campus activities, including being a leader in the Phi Delta Kappa and

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CAMPUS CALENDAR
Gallery Exhibits Campus Events

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