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OCC STAGES WATSON HALL GRAND OPENING WEDNESDAY
Orange Coast College will publicly unveil its beautiful new four-story, $28 million, 56,000-square-foot Watson Hall next Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 4).

The dedication ceremony and reception are set to begin at 4 p.m. The open house runs from 4:30-6 p.m.

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80 UNIVERSITY TRANSFER REPS VISIT CAMPUS TODAY
Recruiters from more than 80 public and private colleges and universities from throughout the nation will be at Orange Coast College today (Sept. 28) for the college’s annual “Transfer Day.”

Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the quad.

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OCC HOSTS THIRD CHILDREN'S BOOK FEST SATURDAY
Orange Coast College will host its third annual Orange County Children's Book Festival Saturday (Sept. 30) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the quad. Admission and parking are free.

Last year the event attracted nearly 15,000 visitors who enjoyed presentations by authors, book illustrators and storytellers, as well as entertainment, crafts and refreshments.

This year the book festival has an international flair. The Entertainment Stage will feature the Rhythmo Mariachi Kids, OCHSA Ballet Folkloriico and OCC Latin dance instructor Jose Costa directing a student dance presentation.

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OCC’S ATHLETES TURN IN STRONG CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE;
LOG COMBINED 2.76 GRADE POINT AVERAGE FOR 2005-06
The 465 letter winners who competed for Orange Coast College’s 23 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams during the 2005-06 campaign distinguished themselves in the classroom, recording a combined grade point average (GPA) of 2.76.

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EDWARD JAMES OLMOS FILM TO BE SCREENED OCT. 5
Actor and activist, Edward James Olmos, will show his film, “Walkout,” and will discuss Latino history on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Orange Coast College.

Olmos is appearing as part of OCC’s fall Visiting Scholar Program. Theme of the program is “Latinos: The History That Made Us, and the History We’re Making.”

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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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CSULB REP TO VISIT OCC SEVEN TIMES THIS FALL
A representative from the Admissions Office at California State University at Long Beach will visit Orange Coast College’s Transfer Center seven times this fall to talk with students interested in transferring.

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COAST REPORT NEWSPAPER FEATURED ONLINE
Orange Coast College’s student newspaper, Coast Report, can now be accessed online.

In addition to its physical distribution every Wednesday morning in a printed format, the newspaper can now be accessed online at coastreportonline.com.

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WORKSHOP SERIES TO EXPLORE OCEAN DISCOVERIES
Dennis Kelly, professor of marine science at Orange Coast College, will host a series of workshops, "Giant Squid, Killer Whales, Ocean Fare, and Ocean Literacy" that combine education with culinary delights on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15.

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OCC HOSTS 14TH STUDY ABROAD FAIR, OCT. 20
Orange Coast College’s International Center will host its 14th annual “Travel, Work and Study Abroad Fair” on Friday, Oct. 20.

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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OCC SCHEDULES JANUARY CULINARY EXCURSION TO THAILAND
An international excursion that explores the culinary delights of Thailand – through hands-on professional cooking classes – will be offered in January by Orange Coast College’s Culinary Arts Program.

The 16-day tour runs Jan. 8-23, 2007. Participants will receive one unit of transferable college credit.

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"RISKY BUSINESS" SEMINAR SET FOR STUDENTS
“Risky Business in Student Life” is the title of a 90-minute workshop for students being hosted this fall by Orange Coast College’s Staff Development Office.

The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in OCC’s Student Center Lounge. Admission is free.

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UNBEATEN PIRATES PLAY AT RIVERSIDE SATURDAY
OCC’s football team improved its 2006 season record to 4-0 with a 42-29 victory over Pasadena last Saturday evening (Sept. 16) at LeBard Stadium.

Orange Coast College’s offense finally got untracked in the contest and accumulated 332 yards in total offense for the game. OCC’s defense is giving up an average of just 81.8 yards per game on the ground and 184.5 through the air, for an average of 266.3 per game in total defense.

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OCC HOSTS WHEELCHAIR RUGBY EXHIBITION OCT. 14
TO BENEFIT DISABLED STUDENTS
A wheelchair rugby exhibition to benefit disabled students will be hosted on Saturday, Oct. 14, 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 $3, 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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OCC’S BASEBALL TEAM HOSTS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Orange Coast College’s baseball team will conduct a memorial golf tournament on Monday, Nov. 13, at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine.

OCC’s Pat and Phyllis Memorial Golf Tournament is named for head baseball coach John Altobelli’s mother, Pat Altobelli, and mother-in-law, Phyllis Reuber. Pat and Phyllis – both huge baseball fans – died last May of unrelated causes.

The tournament will raise funds that will be used to build a snack bar and bathrooms at OCC’s recently remodeled Wendell Pickens Field.

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SPRING APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FRIDAY
Applications for spring 2007 classes will be available beginning Friday (Sept. 29).

Applications will be distributed in OCC’s Admissions and Records Office. They’ll also be available online at orangecoastcollege.edu.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS OCT. 7
The Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, Oct. 7, on campus.

The Oct. 7 program will focus on Font Agent.

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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Thursday, Sept. 28 - Italian
Thursday, Oct. 5 - French
Thursday, Oct. 12 - Spanish

Reservations are taken for the following times: 11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., noon and 12:15 p.m. Meals are priced at $10, plus tax. For reservations, call Ext. 25835 #4.

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OCC HOSTS OCT. 15 LATIN MUSIC, DANCE, CRAFTS AND FOOD FEST
A festival that celebrates Latin music, dance, crafts and food will be staged at Orange Coast College on Sunday, Oct. 15.

Titled “Dia de la Raza,” the fest will run from noon to 6 p.m. in the quad. It is free and open to the public.

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"SOLO VOICES" OPENS THIS WEEKEND
“Solo Voices,” a festival of student-directed one-person plays and monologues, runs the next two weekends on campus.

It’s being staged by OCC’s Repertory.

The production, for mature audiences, runs Fridays through Sundays, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, and Oct. 6-8, in the Drama Lab Studio. Curtain is set for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings, and 2:30 and 7 p.m. on Sundays.

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LARRY GELBART’S RAMBUNCTIOUS "SLY FOX"
TO RUN OCT. 18-22 AT OCC
“Sly Fox,” Larry Gelbart’s rambunctious and clever comedy based on Ben Jonson’s 1606 work, “Volpone,” will be staged next month by Orange Coast College’s Theatre Department.

Under the direction of OCC theatre professor, Alex Golson, the production runs Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 18-22, in OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theatre. Curtain is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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EXHIBITION BY CERAMICS PROFESSOR, KEVIN MYERS,
ON DISPLAY AT OLD TOWN GALLERY
An exhibition of ceramics by Orange Coast College associate professor of fine arts and ceramics, Kevin Myers, is on display through Nov. 18, at Old Town Gallery in Tustin.

The exhibit is titled “Kevin A. Myers: Aurum, Recent Sculptural Forms.” The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

For information, phone (714) 734-9088.

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WORK BY OCC’S LISA BLOOMFIELD
EXHIBITED IN COLLEGE’S ARTS CENTER
“Onsets,” an exhibition of abstract paintings paired with digital prints by Orange Coast College fine art professor of digital media, Lisa Bloomfield, is on display through Feb. 5 on the third floor of the college’s Arts Center.

The exhibit may be viewed Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

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Orange Slices

OCC JOURNALISM MAJOR WAS TIME MAGAZINE REPORTER AND HANOI SPY
Pham Xuan An moved into an Orange Coast College dormitory in the fall of 1957.

He was the first Vietnamese student ever to enroll at the college. In fact, it’s now believed that he was quite possibly the first Vietnamese resident of Orange County. Today, more than 150,000 Vietnamese-Americans reside in the county.

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On A Personal Note

lengthy illness. He was 84. Bill was a Pearl Harbor veteran. He was assigned to a coastal battery and, on Dec. 7, 1941, was stationed at Scofield Barracks. He leaves his wife, Betty, three children, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

NFL SIDE JUDGE 125, OCC’S OWN LAIRD HAYES, will officiate the New England Patriots at Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday, Oct. 1. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. PST.

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Staff Development

Staff Development News - Week of September 25, 2006

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Book Talk

“Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel”
By Jane Smiley
PS 3569.M39 Z476 2005
 
“Slam Dunks and No-Brainers”
By Leslie Savan
P96 .L3342 U557 2005

“Living Islam Out Loud”
By Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, ed.
BP67 .A1 L58 2005
 
 

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

The OCC Library provides a variety of electronic resources/online databases in support of the campus curriculum, information literacy, and lifelong learning.

The library provides two excellent electronic resources to locate newspaper articles. “Newsbank” indexes local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers, including the New York Times.

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Library Media/Computer Lab

“A History of Violence”
New Line Home Entertainment, 2006
DVD, 95 minutes
Location: Media CIRC PN 6727.W235 H57 2006

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

It used to be said that good people were short-lived – a belief honed in earlier times when infants and children frequently did not live to grow up, and anybody (good-natured or not) could suddenly be felled by infectious disease.

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Did You Know

There are three 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 situated below the public telephone near the President’s office. The third device is located in the Health Center near the Adapted Physical Education program.

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