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CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL RUNS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
The fourth annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival has been expanded to two days this year, and will run this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 29-30) on campus.

Target has joined this year’s fest as a major sponsor.

“We are thrilled to have Target on board,” said Barry Ackerman and Pat Burns, co-founders of the book festival. “They are a major contributor toward helping communities and are especially interested in increasing the level of literacy in Orange County.”


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MARTHA'S BOOKSTORE INVITES AUTHORS TO SIGN BOOKS
AT OC CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL
More than 15 children’s book authors will meet their readers face to face this weekend at the Martha’s Bookstore booth at the 4th Annual Children’s Book Festival at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa on Saturday and Sunday (Sept 29 & 30).

Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. each day and will conclude at 4 p.m. on the campus green adjacent to the Art Center on Merrimac Way in Costa Mesa. Admission and parking are free.

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EVENT CO-FOUNDER UNVEILS "GRANDPARENTS ROCK"
ON EVE OF 4TH ANNUAL OC CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL
Costa Mesa resident Pat Burns, co-founder of the popular Orange County Children’s Book Festival, has joined the ranks of the authors who will be featured at the Orange Coast College event on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30.

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DOWN OCC'S MEMORY LANE
WITH CORNELIUS STEELINK
Cornelius Steelink, who taught chemistry at OCC between 1950 and 1953, took a trip down memory lane last Friday.

"What a reception!" he said after touring the OCC's chemistry labs with Allen Herman, part-time chemistry instructor and instructional associate. Herman is responsible for maintaining the college's laboratories.

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OCC RECOGNIZED IN OC WEEKLY'S "THE BEST OF OC" EDITION
Orange Coast College received three mentions in OC Weekly's "The Best of OC" edition published this week.

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HONORS PROGRAM HOSTS OPEN HOUSE TODAY
OCC’s highly acclaimed Honors Program will host an open house today (Sept. 27) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge.

The event will provide details about OCC’s Honors Program, as well as the college’s many other honors organizations.

“We hope to raise awareness among new students to the college about the many ways in which they can distinguish themselves during their academic careers here,” says Terry Scarbrough, OCC’s Honors Program assistant.

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OCC HOSTS RECRUITERS FROM 80 UNIVERSITIES NEXT THURSDAY
Recruiters from more than 80 public and private colleges and universities from throughout the nation will be on Orange Coast College’s campus on Thursday, Oct. 4, for the college’s annual “Transfer Day.”

Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in OCC’s quad.

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OCC HOSTS 15TH STUDY ABROAD FAIR, OCT. 19
Orange Coast College’s International Center will host its 15th annual “Travel, Work and Study Abroad Fair” on Friday, Oct. 19.

The fair runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in OCC’s Quad. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.

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LIBRARY OFFERS FALL RESEARCH WORKSHOPS
Orange Coast College’s Library is offering a series of three one-hour workshops this fall designed to teach students how to do library and information research.

The workshops are free to all OCC students, and some students may be able to earn extra credit for taking the sessions.

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ASOCC’S FISCAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL ACCEPTS FUNDING REQUESTS
The Fiscal Affairs Council of OCC’s Student Government Association (SGOCC) is accepting funding requests for one-time events and activities.

Funding request forms are available in both the Dean of Students and ASOCC offices, and are due on Thursdays at noon for consideration the following week.

Questions? Contact Kate Mueller, Dean of Students, at Ext. 25741 or kmueller@occ.cccd.edu.

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UCLA TRANSFER REP VISITS OCC FOUR TIMES THIS FALL
A representative from UCLA’s Admissions Office will visit Orange Coast College’s Transfer Center four times this fall to talk with students interested in transferring.

OCC is annually one of the nation’s community college leaders in transferring students to four-year colleges and universities. Orange Coast is UCLA’s number three feeder school.

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CAL POLY POMONA REPRESENTATIVE
MAKES FIVE STOPS AT OCC THIS FALL
A representative from the Cal Poly Pomona Admissions Office will visit Orange Coast College’s Transfer Center five times this fall to talk with students interested in transferring.

OCC is annually one of the nation’s leaders in transferring students to four-year colleges and universities. Last year, Orange Coast ranked first among California’s 109 community colleges in the number of students it transferred to the California State University system.

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OCC HOSTS WHEELCHAIR RUGBY EXHIBITION OCT. 6
TO BENEFIT DISABLED STUDENTS
A wheelchair rugby exhibition to benefit disabled students will be hosted on Saturday, Oct. 6, by Orange Coast College’s club for disabled students, Campus Colleagues.

The match is set to begin at 11 a.m. in OCC’s Peterson Gymnasium. All proceeds will go to support scholarships for disabled students. Admission is $5, and tickets are available in advance on campus in the Disabled Students’ Center and the Disabled Students’ High Technology Center. They’ll also be sold at the door.

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CELEBRATE 60 WITH 60!
Celebrate OCC’s 60th anniversary by participating in 60 activities, one for each of OCC’s 60 years of excellence. Choose from a variety of campus wide activities - you can view the list of activities by going to the Physical Education & Athletics homepage and clicking “60th Anniversary” on the left.

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LARRY BERMAN, AUTHOR OF "PERFECT SPY,"
TO SPEAK OCT. 16 AT OCC
Dr. Larry Berman, author of the new bestselling book, “Perfect Spy,” will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Orange Coast College.

Berman is appearing as part of OCC’s fall Visiting Scholar Program. His lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre. Admission is free. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Berman will sign his book before and after the presentation.

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OCC STAGES EIGHTH ANNUAL "SCIENCE NIGHT" OCT. 19
FOR ELEMENTARY KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS
Approximately 3,500 elementary school children and their parents are expected to attend Orange Coast College’s eighth annual “Community Science Night” on Friday evening, Oct. 19.

Admission is free, and activities are set to run from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by OCC, Beckman@Science, and local school districts.

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OCC’S FOOTBALL TEAM PLAYS AT MT. SAC SATURDAY
Coach Mike Taylor’s OCC football team will play at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut Saturday afternoon (Sept. 29) at 1 p.m.

OCC takes a 2-2 season record into the contest after dropping a 21-17 decision to Santa Ana College last Saturday night. Mt. SAC is 2-2 after falling to El Camino last weekend, 31-26.

This Saturday afternoon’s contest marks the 52nd time the two rivals have met on the football field. Mt. SAC leads the series, 32-19. The Mounties won last year’s game, 29-20.

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OCC TO INDUCT THREE COACHES AND THREE ATHLETES
OCT. 27 INTO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Orange Coast College will induct three former coaches and athletic administrators, and three former athletes this fall into its Athletic Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27.

The program will begin at 3 p.m. in the foyer of OCC’s Peterson Gym. A reception will follow on the patio of the college’s brand new Fitness Complex, located within the college’s LeBard Stadium football complex. The inductees will be introduced to the crowd at halftime of the OCC-Golden West football game, which will begin at 5 p.m. in LeBard Stadium.

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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Thursday, Sept. 27 - Southern
Thursday, Oct. 4 - Florida
Thursday, Oct. 11 - Louisiana

Reservations are taken for 12 p.m. only. Meals are priced at $10, plus tax. For reservations, call Ext. 25876 #22.

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EAT AT ABBLEBEE’S IN FOUNTAIN VALLEY OCT. 3
AND SUPPORT OCC’S WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM
People who eat at Applebee’s in Fountain on Wednesday, Oct. 3, will be contributing to OCC’s women’s basketball program.

Fifteen percent of each purchase will be awarded by Applebee’s to the Lady Pirates. Make certain that you notify your server that you want your donation to go to Coast. Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Applebee’s is located at 18279 Brookhurst St. in Fountain Valley.

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OCC PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE
The 2007-2008 edition of Orange Coast College’s Performing & Visual Arts catalog is now available in the Community Relations Office.

The beautiful, 12-page full color booklet was designed by OCC graphic designer Chauncey Bayes. Dr. Ric Soto, OCC music instructor, coordinated the project.

Copies of the booklet will be mailed to past patrons of OCC’s performing arts events.

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SYMPHONY OPENS 47TH SEASON SATURDAY
WITH AARON COPLAND SPECTACULAR
Orange Coast College’s Symphony Orchestra will take the wraps off its 47th season of concerts Saturday evening (Sept. 29) in Robert B. Moore Theatre.

Titled “An Evening of Copland,” the concert is set to begin at 8 p.m. The Symphony is under the direction of OCC music professor, Dr. Ricardo Soto.

The season-opening concert will feature Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring,” “Outdoor Overture” and “Fanfare For the Common Man.” Copland lived from 1900-90.

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REP COMPANY OFFERS RICH ORLOFF COMEDIES THIS WEEKEND
“Romantic Fools,” an endearing collection of short comedies by playwright Rich Orloff, will staged this weekend by Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company.

Author of over a dozen one-acts and more than 50 short plays, Orloff bills himself as “one of the most popular unknown playwrights in America.”

Designed for mature audiences, the production runs Friday through Sunday (Sept. 28-30) in OCC’s Drama Lab Studio. Curtain is set for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, and 2:30 and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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OCC’S OCTOBER PRODUCTION FEATURES TWO NEW PLAYS
FELDE’S "MAN WITH NO SHADOW" AND RAND’S "AUDITIONERS"
Kitty Felde’s new drama, “The Man With No Shadow,” and Doug Rand’s hilarious comedy, “The Auditioners,” will be staged together next month by Orange Coast College’s Theatre Department.

Under the direction of OCC theatre professor, Alex Golson, the two plays run Thursdays through Saturdays, Oct. 11-13 and 18-20, and Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26-28, in OCC’s Drama Lab Theatre. Curtain is set for 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sunday.

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SECOND ANNUAL LATIN MUSIC, DANCE, FOOD FEST
SET FOR SUNDAY, OCT. 14, AT OCC
OCC will host its second annual festival this fall that celebrates Latin music, dance, crafts and food.

Titled “Dia de la Raza,” the fest is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the quad. It is free and open to the public.

Dia de la Raza is sponsored by Orange Coast College and the OCC Dance Department.

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"GENERATIONS," MOTHER-DAUGHTER EXHIBITION,
OPENS WEDNESDAY IN OCC’S ARTS PAVILION GALLERY
“Generations,” a show that focuses on the work of mother and daughter artists, Donna and Johanna Westerman, opens next Wednesday (Oct. 3) in Orange Coast College’s gleaming new $6-milion Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion.

The show runs through Nov. 30.

An opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. During the run of the show, the gallery will be open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday evenings, from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free.

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CHAMBER SINGERS OFFER OCT. 20 PERFORMANCE
FEATURING WORLD MUSIC AND DANCE
“An Evening of World Music and Dance” is the title of a concert being offered on Saturday evening, Oct. 20, by Orange Coast College’s 24-voice Chamber Singers.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre.

Orange Coast College’s Chamber Singers are under the direction of music professor, Dr. Ricardo Soto. The singers will be joined by dancers from OCC’s nationally renowned Dance Department.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS OCT. 6
The Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, Oct. 6, 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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Orange Slices

OCC’S FACILITIES: FROM WOODEN BARRACKS TO BRICK, THEN SHIMMERING ALUMINUM AND GLASS
Orange Coast College’s campus is one of the friendliest and most attractive you’ll ever encounter.

From whence did it come? That’s a good question. How were the pieces of this complex puzzle assembled over the decades? I’ll attempt to elucidate.

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On A Personal Note

JAN NETH'S "OFFICIAL" LAST DAY will be Friday, but don't expect to say goodby to her anytime soon.

Jan, OCC's Director of Personnel Services, will be returning work as an hourly for a few months.

The department didn't hold an official retirement party, but her coworkers wanted to make sure she doesn't go away hungry. "Jan loves lobster," explained Joyce Etherton, who works in Personnel Services. They presented Jan with a $100 gift certificate to Woody's Wharf, famous for its lobster specials on Tuesdays, lobster gummy bears and lobster soup.
 
NFL SIDE JUDGE 125, OCC’S VERY OWN LAIRD HAYES, will officiate the New York Jets at Buffalo Bills football game Sunday (Sept. 30). The game will be shown on CBS and played at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. PT.

Christine Santana also baked a batch of Jan's favorite, chocolate chip cookies.

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter - Week of September 24, 2007

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

If one of your students asked you "why do we have to cite our sources?" would you have an answer? Are you teaching the students the importance of correct citation of their resources in order to avoid plagiarism? Are you aware that if the students use an electronic resource, in other words if they get an article from one of the library's online database, that they need to add information about that electronic resource in their MLA or APA citation? Did you know that the library teaches the students how to do this?

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Employee Commute Reduction

Blade Gillissen is the recent winner of the $500 quarterly drawing offered by OCC's AQMD Commute Reduction Program. The drawing is an added incentive to the daily payouts already received by members of the program.

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Emergency Preparedness Information

Disturbance and Demonstrations

Most campus demonstrations should be peaceful. Everyone should attempt to carry on business as usual. Avoid provoking or obstructing the demonstrators. For other disturbances, you should call Campus Public Safety at Ext. 25555. To avoid causing further problems, you may call from a private office to maintain confidentiality. Campus Public Safety and an administrator will assess the situation and take appropriate action.

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Don’t be fooled by the proliferation of over-the-counter pain relievers on drugstore shelves.

Despite the fancy names, varied pill forms (caplets, gel caps), premium prices, and even claims of specific body-part relief, there are just four OTC pain relievers: aspirin, ibuprofen (such as Motrin or Advil), naproxen (such as Aleve), and acetaminophen (such as Tylenol).

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Did You Know

There are two public Telephone Communication Devices for the Deaf (TDD) on campus. One is located below the public telephone on the first floor of the Chemistry building. The second device is located below the public telephone near the President’s office.

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