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60TH ACADEMIC YEAR GETS UNDER WAY AT COAST
With the opening of fall semester classes this week, Orange Coast College has launched its 60th academic year.

OCC is celebrating its 60th anniversary through September of 2008. A campus birthday party will be held in the campus quad on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008. An anniversary gala will be staged on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.

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OCC OPENS FALL CLASSES WITH 5.4 PERCENT ENROLLMENT GROWTH
With the opening of fall semester classes this week, Orange Coast College has launched its 60th academic year.

OCC is celebrating its 60th anniversary through September of 2008. A campus birthday party will be held in the campus quad on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008. An anniversary gala will be staged on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. Orange Coast College opened fall semester classes Monday showing a 5.4 percent growth in enrollment according to figures released by the college’s Enrollment Services Department.

OCC opened classes Monday morning with 21,985 students enrolled. That compares to 20,853 for opening day last year, an increase of 1,132 students.

“Enrollment has been heavy this fall, but we still have many open classes,” said Dr. Nancy L. Kidder, OCC’s administrative dean of enrollment services. “We’ve added 128 course sections to our schedule this semester.”

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THANKS TO VOLUNTEERS
OCC's Emeritus, Navigators and staff volunteers welcomed new students
and helped them find their classes on Monday and Tuesday.

Information tables at Applied Sciences, Adams Parking, the Robert
Moore Theatre, and Gymnasium were staffed from 7 a.m. through 7:30
p.m. Volunteers distributed nearly 2,500 class schedules and 2,500
campus maps and answered numerous questions about classes, parking,
registration, food services, and more.

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OCC RECEIVES $400,000 FEDERAL GRANT
TO ENHANCE STUDENT SUCCESS
OCC has been awarded a $399,998 federal grant to strengthen and enhance student success on campus.

The grant was awarded in June by the United States Department of Education.

It’s anticipated that the grant will be awarded to the college every year for the next five years, totaling $2 million in funding. Twenty colleges and universities nationwide received the grant this year.

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COAST ATHLETES WIN PRESTIGIOUS STATE CUP FOR 2006-07 PERFORMANCE
Orange Coast College has been awarded the 2006-07 Pepsi/NATYCAA Cup for best overall athletic performance by a California community college, presented by the Commission on Athletics (COA) and National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators.

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CULINARY TEAM FINISHES SECOND
AT ACF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
OCC’s culinary team finished second out of four finalists at the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Student Team National Championships held July 23 in Orlando.

The national competition was staged at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort and Convention Center, and took place in conjunction with the ACF National Convention.

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OCC GRADUATE RECEIVES $30,000
JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Hai H. Vo of Westminster, Orange Coast College’s Male Student of the Year for 2006-07, and a 2007 OCC graduate, has been awarded a $30,000 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Vo is one of 51 community college students from throughout the nation to receive the prestigious Cooke award this year. The scholarship is renewable for up to two additional years.

The OCC honor student transferred this fall to UC Irvine as a social ecology major.

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COCA COLA SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
PLANS CAREER IN NEUROBIOLOGY
Organizing a support group for teenagers suffering from epilepsy has paid off for Orange Coast College student Morvarid Tavassoli, winner of a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for combined academic excellence and community service.

Morvarid, a graduate of Irvine High School, was looking forward to attending a four-year college when she contracted epilepsy. “Living with epilepsy changed every aspect of my life,” she says.

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FOCUS DAY TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 7
“Illuminating Learning” is the theme for Orange Coast College’s Focus Day, planned for all full-time faculty, part-time faculty and staff members, on Friday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre.

President Bob Dees will welcome the faculty and staff back to the campus, and he will also introduce new faculty members and administrators. Also offering brief remarks will be: Melinda Nish, vice president of instruction; Georgie Monahan, Academic Senate president; Lynn Riddle, student body president; Dean Mancina, AFT district president; Ann Nicholson, CFCE district president; and Barbara Price, CCCA/CTA district president. OCC Foundation Director Doug Bennett will serve as master of ceremonies.

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FRIENDS OF LIBRARY LAUNCH SEASON
WITH PROGRAM ON MARINE BIOLOGY
The Orange Coast College Friends of the Library will launch its 2007-2008 lecture series with a program on the early history of marine biology at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Dennis Kelly, chair of OCC’s Marine Science Department and the college’s 2004-2005 Faculty Member of the Year, will discuss “Aristotle and the Beginnings of Marine Biology” at the Willis Longyear residence at 215 Via San Remo on Lido Isle in Newport Beach.

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ASSOCIATED STUDENTS HOST
CONSTITUTION DAY ESSAY CONTEST
OCC’s Associated Students will host a Constitution Day student essay contest in September.

Set for Monday, Sept. 17, this year’s national Constitution Day will celebrate the 220th anniversary of the passage of the Constitution by the Continental Congress on Sept. 17, 1787.

OCC’s essay contest is sponsored by Simple Green of Huntington Harbour. Jeff Hyder, Simple Green executive, is a member of Orange Coast College’s Foundation Board of Directors, and was awarded an honorary OCC A.A. degree in 1998.

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HONORS PROGRAM RECOGNIZES 64 STUDENTS
Orange Coast College’s Honors Program has recognized a record-total 64 students who completed all requirements for Honors Program certification in the spring semester of 2007.

The students are required to have fulfilled a minimum of 18 units of honors course work – from at least three different academic disciplines – with a minimum 3.25 overall grade point average. They must have received a minimum grade of “B” in OCC’s Honors English 100 class, “Freshman Composition.”

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TALENTED AND ATHLETIC OCC FOOTBALL SQUAD
LOOKS TO ENFORCE ITS RULES ON MISSION CONFERENCE
Throughout the history of OCC football, the Pirates have fielded several impressive athletic teams, but according to coach Mike Taylor, the 2007 model could very well top them all.

“Athletically speaking, it’s as good a group as I’ve ever had,” Taylor said. “Obviously we’re young and we still have several question marks on both sides of the ball, but so far, I like what I see from this group. We’ll have to see how well we can turn that athletic ability into winning football.”

The Pirates open the season Saturday evening (Sept. 1) meeting Citrus College at 7 p.m. on the Citrus campus.

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TARGET TO SPONSOR OC CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL
Target has joined the fourth annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival as a major sponsor. The festival, which is expanding to two days this year, will be held at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30.

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OCC UNVEILS NEW MAS 90 CLASS AND ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATES
OCC’s Business and Computing Division has introduced a new MAS 90 Accounting class this fall and a pair of exciting new accounting certificate programs to assist companies in supporting the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

New certificates are offered in “Accounting Technician” and “Full Charge Bookkeeper.”

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HUSBAND AND WIFE DUO, GARY AND GLYNIS HOFFMAN,
ISSUE FOURTH EDITION OF UNIQUE WRITING BOOK
OCC English professors, Gary and Glynis Hoffman – who happen to be a husband and wife tandem – have just issued the fourth edition of their irreverent and popular writing resource book, “Adios, Strunk and White.”

The book, which was first released in 1997 and reissued in 1999 and 2003, is published by Verve Press of Huntington Beach. It was written as a tribute and farewell to the Hoffmans’ famous forebears, the no-nonsense, kings-of-brevity, William Strunk and E.B. White.

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HAVE AN INTEREST IN "WICKED" TICKETS?
The Bursar's Office has been offered an opportunity to make available to OCC employees discounted tickets to see the musical, "Wicked." This opportunity is for dates in September or October, depending upon the response of the staff.

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OCC SETS DATE FOR 25TH HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR DAY
Orange Coast College will host its 25th annual High School Senior Day on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, in the campus quad.

More than 4,000 Orange County high school seniors are expected to attend. Activities will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and admission is free.

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ASSOCIATED STUDENTS HOST CLUB RUSH
The InterClub Council, sponsored by the Associated Students of OCC (ASOCC), will host the campus’ annual Fall Spring Club Rush on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Activities will take place in the college quad.

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JAZZ INSTRUCTOR, DR. ART DAVIS, DIES AT 73
Dr. Art Davis, an Orange Coast College music instructor for the past 21 years, died July 29 of a heart attack at his home in Long Beach.

Davis, an OCC adjunct professor, taught the college’s “History of Jazz” class for two decades. He was scheduled to teach the class again this fall, beginning Monday, Aug. 27. Dr. Davis has also taught “Ear Training” and “Rhythm Studies” at the college.

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OCC TO SCREEN BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL "RADICAL REELS"
The Orange Coast College Friends of the Library will host the Radical Reels Film Tour on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

The program, produced by the Banff Mountain Film Festival, showcases exciting action films with sports such as climbing, whitewater kayaking, BASE jumping, skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking.

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DANCE DEPARTMENT SPONSORS
FALL PILATES SPEAKER SERIES
OCC’s Dance Department will host its first Pilates Guest Speaker Series this fall for students and members of the community.

The series of 10 lecture-demonstrations will run Tuesdays, Sept. 4 through Dec. 4, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. in the college’s Pilates Studio in Arts Center 148. Admission is free for OCC students, and $10 for members of the community.

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY LUXURY AUTO REPAIR SHOP
WINS OC SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
The doctor is “in” for luxury car owners in Fountain Valley who want an “extraordinary experience” when it comes to car repair.

The DR. Independent Service, which specializes in repairs on BMW, Landrover, Lexus, Mercedes Benz and Volvo automobiles, has won the 2007 Orange County Small Business of the Year Award.

The prize was awarded at the 8th Annual Small Business Conference held at Orange Coast College on June 6.

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OCC SLATES SPARKLING PERFORMING ARTS SEASON
Orange Coast College’s Division of Visual and Performing Arts has scheduled an ambitious and sparkling 2007-08 season.

The season includes dance, theater, musical comedy, symphony and chorale concerts, big-band jazz concerts, and guitar and wind ensemble performances.

OCC’s Theatre Department will offer 12 productions this season, including nine by the student-run Orange Coast College Repertory Theatre Company. The Rep is entering its 23rd season of productions.

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REP COMPANY OPENS 23RD SEASON WITH SARTRE’S "NO EXIT"
“No Exit,” a play by French existentialist philosopher, novelist and playwright, Jean Paul Sartre, will open the 23rd season of productions this fall for Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company.

The Rep is a student-run, faculty-advised campus theatre company.

“No Exit,” a play that captures the essence of Sartre’s existentialist philosophy, will be staged Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 13-15, in OCC’s Drama Lab Studio. Curtain is set for 8 p.m.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS SEPT. 1
The Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, Sept. 1, on campus.

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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WELCOME NEW FACULTY!
Nine new full-time faculty members joined the Orange Coast College family this fall. Welcome to Derek Boyer, Math & Science; Blade Gillissen, Visual and Performing Arts; Anthony Iacopetti, Physical Education & Athletics; Kiarash Shafe, Math & Science; Jessica Alabi, Social and Behavioral Science; Erik Rangno, Literature & Language; Charlene Reed, Consumer & Health Science; John Stuart, Technology; and Maria Traver, Counseling.

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BOOKSTORE TO ACCEPT RETURN OF PRS TRANSMITTERS
BEFORE CONCLUSION OF FALL SEMESTER
Orange Coast College’s Student Bookstore will permit students this fall who purchase PRS transmitters in the bookstore for their classes to return them for a full refund – less a $5 service fee – at the end of the semester.

PRS transmitters are a classroom radio-frequency student response system. Transmitters enable students to answer questions and interact in a classroom setting with wireless “clickers.”

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A STAR IS BORN
Christi Santana, who works processing OCC instructors' payroll, was featured in an OC Register article, "Filipina singer captivates listeners," which appeared on the front page of the local news section on Friday, Aug. 24.

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MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH COAST BEGAN 45 YEARS AGO THIS FALL
I don’t mean for this to sound boastful or arrogant.

Forty-five years ago this fall – in September of 1962 – I didn’t choose Orange Coast College. Orange Coast College chose me. And boy am I grateful!

Permit me to explain.

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On A Personal Note

GLENN SMITH, AN OCC SPEECH PROFESSOR FROM 1971-81, died June 10 after a long illness. He was one month shy of his 85th birthday. In addition to teaching at Coast, Glenn also took several roles over the years in campus theatrical productions. Following his OCC retirement, Glenn spent many happy days on campus having lunch with longtime friends. Glenn had many, many friends on campus.

CONDOLENSES TO RETIRED VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT SERVICES, SHARON DONOFF, whose mother, Jean King, died in her sleep Aug. 14 in Hemet. Services were held Wednesday at the First Christian Church in Hemet. An organ concert and memorial service were held in Jean’s honor.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHAUNCEY BAYES, OCC graphic designer, whose daughter, Erin, married Sean Ridler of New Zealand on Saturday, Aug. 11, in Laguna Beach. Erin and Sean honeymooned in Maui, then returned to Auckland where they will live. The two met in 2005 when Erin traveled to New Zealand on a Huntington Beach lifeguard exchang

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter - Week of August 27, 2007

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Book Talk

“Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled – and More Miserable Than Ever Before”
By Jean M. Twenge
HQ 799.7.T94 2006
 
“Take Back Your Time: Fighting Overwork and Time Poverty in America”
By John de Graff, ed.
HD 5124 .T35 2003
 
“Crazybusy”
By Edward M. Hallowell
BF 637.C5H296 2006

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

Did you know that it’s been proven that students who attend a library lecture, take a library class, complete a library tutorial, or receive one-on-one training from a librarian at the library's reference desk, are more successful in their assignments that require library or information research than students who don’t? Did you know that any training to help students become information competent leads to student success, both in the short-term and in the long-term?

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Emergency Preparedness Information

The Orange Coast College Crisis Alert Team has developed emergency preparedness tips to help campus personnel become familiar with emergency operations. Please review the tips that will be published in Coast to Coast over the coming weeks, and contact your supervisor if you have questions or concerns.

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Here’s a serious note about heart attacks.

Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.

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Did You Know

Did You Know?
The Disabled Students Programs and Services program at OCC has created a comprehensive guide for professors and staff on accommodations available to disabled students attending Orange Coast College. The booklet covers note taking, test taking, books on tape and other accommodations available to disabled students on campus. If you have not received a copy of this informative booklet, contact the Disabled Students’ Center at (714) 432-5807.

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