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SERVICE TO VETS EARNS OCC ‘MILITARY FRIENDLY’ DESIGNATION
Orange Coast College has been named a Military Friendly School for 2014. It is the fifth year that Coast has ranked among the top 20 percent of colleges universities and trade schools evaluated in a national survey by Victoria Media, which focuses on military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

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CHANCELLOR INVITES OCC CLASSIFIED TO ‘GETTING TO KNOW YOU’ GATHERING
Interim Chancellor Tom K. Harris will be on campus Thursday, Sept. 25 to mingle with classified staff members from 1-2 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge. Chancellor Harris is dropping by all three Coast Community colleges to meet classified employees.

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WATER BOTTLE-FILLING STATIONS HAVE ARRIVED, EV CHARGING STATIONS TO FOLLOW
Orange Coast College is demonstrating its commitment to sustainability with the installation of water bottle-filling stations across campus.

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‘LOOK OUT’ CAMPAIGN ASKS FOR REVIEW CCCD BOARD POLICIES
The deadline for faculty, staff and interested parties to provide their feedback on updating Board policies to meet ACCJC standards required for accreditation is Thursday, Oct. 2 at noon.

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SCIENCE NIGHT COMMITTEE SEEKS JUDGES, VOLUNTEERS
Orange Coast College’s Community Science Night organizers are asking faculty, staff and students to help out as volunteers on Friday, Oct. 17 when more than 5,000 elementary school students and their families will visit campus.

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STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER EXPANDS SATURDAY HOURS
The Student Success Center is once again open on Saturdays, thanks to continued funding from the ASOCC.

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PETE THE PIRATE GETS FREE BOOTY
Orange Coast College’s fearsome mascot, Pete the Pirate, celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day by indulging his sweet tooth.

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OCC CHILDREN’S CENTER ANNOUNCES FREE FOOD PROGRAM FOR 2014-15
Orange Coast College’s Children’s Center is participating in the United States Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that provides free meals for all children enrolled at the center during the 2014-15 academic year.

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DREW CAREY SHOW CELEBRITY TO APPEAR AT KIDS BOOK FESTIVAL SUNDAY
For the 11th year running, PBS SoCal is sponsoring the popular Storyteller Stage—one of the six educational and entertaining stages at the 11th annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival, Sunday, Sept. 28 on the Orange Coast College campus.

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SIGN UP FOR VET NET TRAINING OCT. 1
The VET NET Ally Program will host a seminar from 12-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1 in the OCC Faculty House to raise awareness about the unique diversity student veterans bring to college and university campuses.

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OCC TO SCREEN RADICAL REELS ADVENTURE FILMS OCT. 1
Orange Coast College will screen the 2014 Radical Reels Tour—high-adrenaline outdoor sport films from the world-famous Banff Film Festival—on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. Advance tickets are on sale for $10 at the OCC Bursar's Office and at REI Stores in Tustin and Huntington Beach. Admission for OCC students is $5. Admission at the door will be $12. The event is sponsored by OCC Friends of the Library and all proceeds will benefit the OCC library.

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OCC FALL PLANT SALE FEATURES SUCCULENTS, SEASONAL VEGGIES
The Orange Coast College Horticulture Department will host a Fall Plant Sale on Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4. The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

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COAST CREW TO CHRISTEN NEW RACING SHELL
The Coast Crew will conduct a christening ceremony for its new Empacher Eight, the “Joseph M. Thomas,” on Friday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. at the David A. Grant Collegiate Rowing Center, 1801 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach.

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OCC TO PRESENT ‘BEETHOVEN SPECTACULAR’ OCT. 4 WITH PIANIST ALISON EDWARDS
The Orange Coast College Symphony and choral ensemble will present a “Beethoven Spectacular” on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. Under the direction of Ricardo Soto, with guest soloist Alison Edwards on piano, the program includes Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, also known as “The Emperor Concerto,” and the “Egmont Overture.” The OCC Chamber Singers and Chorale will perform the “Hallelujah” from Beethoven’s cantata, “Christ on the Mount of Olives.”

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OCC TO HOST TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE VIEWING OCT. 8
The Orange Coast College Astronomy Department will host a viewing of a total lunar eclipse on Oct. 8. The eclipse, which is the second in a four-eclipse series that began on April 15, will be visible in North America, the Pacific, Australia, and East Asia.

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PERILS & PERKS OF PILATES SET FOR OCT. 8
“The Perils and Perks of the Pilates Profession” will be the topic for the third in a five-part 8th Annual OCC Pilates Guest Lecture Series on Wednesday, Oct. 8. OCC alumni Shirley Karina and Lisa Kelly will be guest presenters.

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OCC PLANS CERTIFIED PEER HEALTH EDUCATION TRAINING OCT. 9-10
Students will be trained in core health education skills to become better leaders and team members in addressing campus health issues in a 12-hour course in Certified Peer Health Education Training. The training is slated for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10, in the Student Center Lounge.

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OCC REPERTORY TO STAGE ‘10 OR LESS FESTIVAL’ OCT. 10-12
The Orange Coast College Student Repertory Theatre will present a festival of very short plays directed by students during its annual “10 or Less Festival” Friday through Sunday, Oct. 10-12. Several vignettes are written by students, while others are penned by known playwrights; all scenes are directed by students and some material involves mature themes.

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53 COLLEGES TO JOIN OCC’S TRANSFER DAY OCT. 13
Students will have an opportunity to meet representatives from 53 colleges and universities at Orange Coast College's annual Transfer Day on Monday, Oct. 13.

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CONSENT FAIR AIMS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
The Office of the Vice President of Student Services is teaming up with the Student Health Center and Peer Health Action Team to host Orange Coast College’s inaugural Consent Fair on Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, which is titled “(_____) Is Not Consent,” will take place in the Student Center Lounge and will include pizza, prizes and several informational vendors tasked with raising awareness about sexual assault on college campuses, including Planned Parenthood and the Sexual Assault Prevention team from Community Service Programs.

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16 ARTISTS EXPLORE JOURNEY, TRAVEL THEMES IN ART PAVILION EXHIBIT
Orange Coast College’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion will feature 16 artists in a new exhibit, “Over There,” which opens Oct. 15 and runs through Nov. 20. The public is invited to an opening reception on Wednesday, Oct.15, from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free.

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MEDIEVAL ARMOUR EXPERT TO LECTURE AT OCC OCT. 15
Toby Capwell, Ph.D., Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection in London, will present a free lecture, “Building Medieval Armour: A Practitioner's Guide,” at Orange Coast College on Wednesday, Oct. 15 as part of the college’s Visiting Scholar program. The two-hour program begins at 6 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The public is invited and admission is free.

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OCC GEARS UP FOR GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT
Mark your calendar! The Great California Shakeout will take place on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 10:16 a.m.

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TAP PIONEER TO LEAD FREE MASTER DANCE CLASS AT OCC
Lane Alexander, co-founder and artistic director of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, will conduct a master tap dance class at Orange Coast College on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2-4 p.m. in Dance Studio B, located adjacent to the college gymnasium. The class, sponsored by the OCC Dance Department and Rhapsody in Taps, is open to the public. Admission is free.

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ECLECTIC CAFÉ TO SERVE NEW YORK STEAK, SEA BASS
Pan-seared New York Steak with bordelaise and roasted potato top the menu at the Eclectic Café on Friday, Sept. 26 in the Student Center Cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This week’s entrees also include baked sea bass with seafood and crab or fried beef liver with bacon, jam and potato pancake.

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KIDS USE MIT PROGRAMMING TOOL TO CODE COMPUTER GAMES IN COMM ED CLASS
Orange Coast College’s “Learn to Code Computer Games,” will introduce young computer enthusiasts, ages 9 to 15, to creative computing featuring MIT’s Scratch programming tool that uses a design-based learning approach. Classes will meet Mondays, starting Sept. 29 through Nov.17 from 4-5 p.m. in Business Education Room 105. Registration is $230 per session, which includes $5 for materials. Participants can sign up online at orangecoastcollege.edu/commed or register at the OCC Bursar’s Office at (714) 432-5880.

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LIBRARY STUDENT WORKSHOPS
The OCC Library provides open workshops for students to learn how to do research in the physical and virtual library. Students do not need to make a reservation, and can just drop in. These 60-minute workshops are held in the Library’s Lecture Room (go right when you enter); extra credit slips will be provided.

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OCC PIRATES - DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE WALKING THE CSLO PLANK?
Not to worry - a TracDat lifeboat awaits at weekly open labs!

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LAIRD HAYES’ NFL SCHEDULE
Laird Hayes, a retired OCC administrator, coach and physical education and athletics professor, is keeping himself busy as Sideline Judge 125 in the National Football League. He will officiate this week’s Thursday night game in Washington when the home team faces the New York Giants.

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CAMPUS CALENDAR
Gallery Exhibits - Campus Events - Cheer on the Pirates!

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ON A PERSONAL NOTE
Bev Miller, who retired in 2012 after 34 years as an OCC employee, is now residing in Laney’s Cottages, a care facility at 3383 Larkspur St., Costa Mesa 92626. She would enjoy hearing from her friends at OCC and welcomes visits. Although Bev is suffering from vascular dementia, she enjoys company.

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Pirate Sports Blog

PIRATES SILENCE GAUCHOS UNDER THE LIGHTS
COSTA MESA – It only took the first scoring chance for the Orange Coast College women's soccer team to take the lead and keep it as the Pirates hung on for a 1-0 win over nationally ranked Saddleback on Tuesday night under the lights of LeBard Stadium.

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PIRATES HANG ON FOR 1-1 TIE AGAINST SBVC
COSTA MESA – The Orange Coast College men's soccer withstood a strong second-half push by San Bernardino Valley and earned a 1-1 tie with the visiting Wolverines on Tuesday at the OCC Soccer Complex.


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PIRATES OPEN CONFERENCE PLAY WITH SOLID WIN OVER DONS
COSTA MESA – The Orange Coast College men's water polo team picked up win No. 1 in the Orange Empire Conference with a 21-7 victory over visiting Santa Ana on Wednesday afternoon.

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PIRATES CRUISE TO 16-1 WIN OVER DONS
COSTA MESA – A pair of sophomore standouts—Katelyn Hansen on offense and Lauren Babb on defense—helped lead the Orange Coast College women's water polo team to a convincing 16-1 Orange Empire Conference win over visiting Santa Ana College on Wednesday afternoon.

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PIRATES FALL SHORT TO MOORPARK
MOORPARK – Time of possession did not favor the Orange Coast College football team on Saturday night and as a result, the Pirates came up just short against the Moorpark College Raiders, 39-31, at Griffin Stadium.

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PIRATES BREEZE PAST JAGUARS IN HOME OPENER
COSTA MESA With plenty of lineup options available to the Orange Coast College women's volleyball team, the Pirates were able to use a majority of them during Friday night's straight-set win over visiting Southwestern College.

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PIRATES NOTCH A COUPLE WINS AT OAK CREEK
IRVINE The Orange Coast College women's golf team shot a team score of 380 to finish seventh overall at this week's Orange Empire Conference matchup, held at Oak Creek Golf Club, par 71.
Coast went 2-6 for the event, but the Pirates continue to improve as a team after shooting their lowest total of the season.

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