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OCC FOUNDATION IGNITES 'FLIGHT PLAN' FOR NEW PLANETARIUM
planetarium brochurePlans for Orange Coast College’s proposed $10 million planetarium took a big step forward this month when the OCC Foundation launched a major fundraising effort in tandem with the release of its 25th anniversary report.

More than 1,600 packets were mailed to past donors. The Foundation is also encouraging OCC employees to donate using payroll deduction.

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PERFORMING ARTS BOOKLET HIGHLIGHTS 2011-2012 CAMPUS EVENTS
performing arts brochureThe 2011-2012 edition of Orange Coast College’s Performing & Visual Arts catalog is hot off the presses.

Dr. Ric Soto, chair of OCC’s Music Department, coordinated the project with OCC’s Communications & Marketing Department. Copies of the booklet will be mailed to past patrons of OCC’s performing arts events. It is also available in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, the Robert B. Moore Theatre Ticket Office, the OCC Administration Building and the Bursar’s Office.

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GUEST SPEAKERS FOCUS ON US CONSTITUTION
Jerry PattersonA trio of special guest speakers, including former mayor and Congressman Jerry Patterson and OCC political science instructors Herrick Arnold and Rendell Drew, enlightened students about the United States Constitution as part of OCC’s observance of Constitution Day last week. Students and the public were invited to attend a panel discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 21st, in the Giles Brown Forum.

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DINOSAURS, VAMPIRES WILL ENTERTAIN AT OC KIDS BOOK FESTIVAL
book fest promoThere won't be a dull moment at the 8th Annual Orange County Children's Book Festival, which will take over Orange Coast College's campus on Sunday, Ocober 2nd, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Admission and parking are free for the daylong literary event designed to encourage reading by children of all ages. Visitors will also have an opportunity to join Buddy the Dinosaur on the Dinosaur Train when he visits the Main Entertainment Stage at 12:25 p.m.

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO HONOR CHILDREN'S BOOK FEST FOUNDER
Barry Ackerman, executive producer and cofounder of the Orange County Children’s Book Festival, will receive the Outstanding Contributions to Education Award presented by the Orange County Board of Education and William Habrmehl, county superintendent of schools.
 
The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 20th, at 11:00 a.m. in the OCDE Board Room, Building A, at 200 Kalmus Drive in Costa Mesa.


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'DREAMING DANGEROUSLY' SLATES ARTIST'S RECEPTION OCT. 3
Arthur Taussig
Arthur Taussig, a film and photography professor at OCC from 1971 to 2001, will hold a reception for his Art Center Gallery exhibit, “Alex’s Abventures in the Five Rivers” or “A Year of Dreaming Dangerously,” on Monday, October 3rd, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Art Center.

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OCC SINGERS, ORCHESTRA LAUNCH SEASON WITH 'AMERICAN RHAPSODY'
symphonyRicardo Soto, chair of OCC’s Music Department, and Eliza Rubenstein, director of choral and vocal activities, will share conducting duties on Saturday, October 8th, in “American Rhapsody,” a concert featuring the OCC Symphony, the OCC Chorale, and the OCC Chamber Singers.

“We're excited to kick off OCC's 2011-12 season of memorable music-making,” Rubenstein said. The concert will take place in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available now at the OCC Bursar’s Office, (714) 432-5880, and online at www.occtickets.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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OCC TO HOST WHEELCHAIR RUGBY OCT. 8
Bill AlvarezThe 8th Annual Bill Alvarez Memorial Wheelchair Rugby Exhibition will be sponsored by Orange Coast College's Spirit of Ability Club and Disabled Students Programs and Services on Saturday, October 8th, in OCC’s Peterson Gymnasium. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and the games will begin at 11:00 a.m. The exhibition will honor a popular OCC staff member, Bill Alvarez, who died seven years ago. Alvarez served for 14 years as coordinator of OCC’s High Tech Center. Suggested donation for tickets is $5. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for disabled students.

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ORANGE COUNTY CHAINE DES ROTISSEURS TO HOST FUNDRAISING DINNER
On Sunday, October 9th, the four Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs Orange County Chapters will host a fundraising dinner to create a new endowment to benefit students in OCC’s Culinary Arts Program. The Chaine chapters have formed a Chef’s Committee to create a menu and prepare the meal, assisted by OCC culinary arts students.

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SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT TO ADVISE STUDENTS ON USE OF TECHNOLOGY
Jared Cohen
“How College Students Can Use Technology to Shape the Future” will feature Jared Cohen, an expert on social media, in a presentation on Wednesday, October 12th, sponsored by the Distinguished Speaker Program. The lecture begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The program is open to the public, and admission is free.

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'SHERLOCK HOLMES' AIMS TO PLEASE
play sceneAfter 100 actors showed up for the auditions for Orange Coast College’s fall production of Sherlock Holmes, director Alex Golson knew the show would be a winner.

“A lot of people like Sherlock Holmes,” Golson said. The play will run for two weeks from October 14-23 in the Drama Lab Theatre. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday, October 14, 15, 21 and 22 with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. on October 16th and October 23rd. A special free performance for OCC faculty, staff and students will take place on Friday, October 21st, at 12:30 p.m.

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OCC ART PROFESSOR PLANS AIDS BENEFIT OCTOBER 14
Irini Vallera-RickersonOCC Art Professor Irini Vallera-Rickerson will celebrate the 21st year of her annual AIDS benefit presentation, “Art and Architecture Around the World,” on Friday, October 14th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

Tickets are $10, but Irini encourages students, faculty and staff to donate more if they can. Donations are tax deductible. Over the years, she estimates that the fundraiser has generated more than $100,000. Checks can be written to OCC Aids Benefit and mailed to Orange Coast College, attention Dr. Rickerson, at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626.

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STUDENT GAMES PLANNED FOR ACTIVITIES DAY
The campus Quad will become a playground on Wednesday, October 5th, when the Associated Students of Orange Coast College sponsor an activities day from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students will participate in a variety of games including a relay race and kickball.

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RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE ON CAMPUS OCTOBER 12
ASOCC will sponsor the Red Cross bloodmobile on Wednesday, October 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. adjacent to the Literature and Language building. Visit this link to make your life-saving appointment: http://tinyurl.com/OCC-bloodmobile.

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STUDENTS INVITED TO JOIN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
OCC students will have an opportunity to sign up for the ASOCC Leadership Conference that will take place on Friday, October 14th, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Cal Poly Pomona. Spaces are limited; interested students can sign up in the ASOCC Office.

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COUNSELING PRESENTS WORKSHOPS ON PRE-MED, NURSING ADMISSIONS
The OCC Counseling Division will present a workshop on Admissions Information for Pre-Med on Wednesday, October 12th, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in Watson Hall Room 242. A second workshop on Admissions Information for Pre-Nursing will be offered on Wednesday, October 26th, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in Watson Hall Room 242.

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SIGN UP FOR ALERT OC
Alert OC logoRegister for Alert OC, the county’s emergency notification system designed to keep Orange County residents and businesses informed of emergencies, such as the recent power outage in San Diego that left millions without electricity. Visit www.alertoc.com to register all of your phone numbers and mobile devices.
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VOLUNTEER FOR 12TH ANNUAL SCIENCE NIGHT
Community science night photoScience Night, one of OCC’s signature community events, is looking for volunteers to help out on Friday, October 21st. More than 6,000 elementary school children and their parents will visit campus to learn about the miracles and mysteries of science.

OCC students and faculty members volunteer their time to make the event a success. Participating academic divisions include Mathematics and Science, Technology, Consumer and Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Business and Computing, Physical Education and Athletics, Visual and Performing Arts, and Counseling Services.

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DONATE BOOKS TO FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
donation binOrange Coast College Friends of the Library is seeking book donations to bolster its supply of gently used books for the fall used book sale on Tuesday, October 25th.

Donations can be dropped off 24/7 in the new book bin designated for donations in Lot E adjacent to the Library. Tax receipts will be mailed to donors who request them.

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OCC SPEECH DEPARTMENT COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR GIFT BASKETS
The OCC Speech Department is collecting silent auction donation items for Project Self-Sufficiency’s "Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Please” event on Sunday, October 9th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Newland Barn, 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach.

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STUDY ABROAD WITH RAYMOND OBSTFELD AT UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
OCC English professor Raymond Obstfeld will lead a group of 40 students to live on campus at the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s most prestigious universities, from June 30th to August 11th this summer.

Students will live at Girton College and attend OCC courses taught by Obstfeld. All units earned will be transferable. Students who have participated in this program in the past describe it as “life changing” and “the best time I’ve ever had,” Obstfeld said. “You, too, will have the time of your life.”

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ECLECTIC CAFE TO SERVE BEEF STROGANOFF, BOURBON CHICKEN AND SPAGHETTI
eclectic cafe logoThe campus will have an opportunity to enjoy a gourmet lunch, “fresh food at a fresh price,” at the Culinary Arts Eclectic Cafe on Fridays.

A three-course gourmet menu will be offered on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center Cafeteria area closest to the OCC Administration Building. Cost for the meal is only $6.

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CAPTAIN'S TABLE FEATURES AMERICAN REGIONAL FARE
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Diners at the OCC Captain’s Table will enjoy gourmet meals starring regional favorites found throughout the United States this fall. Reservations for the Captain’s Table, with seating on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m., can be made by calling (714) 432-5876, ext. 22. Price for lunch is $12.

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OCC COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Community Education offerings

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DANCE EVENT TO BENEFIT GWC
SoCal Dance promoGolden West College’s Dance Department will host the So-Cal Dance Invitational Concert on Friday, September 30th, and Saturday, October 1st, at 8:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

Admission is $12, and $10 for GWC students, seniors and children under 12. Tickets can be purchased at www.occtickets.com or at the OCC Bursar’s Office, 714-432-5880. Ticket sales will benefit the GWC Dance Department and scholarships for GWC dance students.


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COASTLINE SPECIAL PROGRAMS PLAN FUNDRAISERS
Coastline’s Special Programs and Services for the Disabled is participating in a pair of fundraisers this fall and they have invited OCC to help out.

Ralph’s shoppers can register their customer reward card in the grocery’s Community Partners programs. Ralphs donates a percentage of registered shoppers purchases back to the designated organization.

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Save The Date!

OCC Galleries
Campus Events
Cheer On The Pirates!

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News You Can Use

District Slates Flu Shot Clinics
Shingles Vaccine Sign-up Available
Annual Policy and Procedures Training
Danger of Email Communication Webinar
Campus Computers to Receive Office 2010 Upgrade

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On A Personal Note

Carisa Montooth, staff aide in the President’s Office, gave birth to a baby girl on August 29th. Cadence (a rhythmic song) Imani (African word for faith)
arrived at 1:05 a.m. She was 7 lbs., 7 oz., and 20 inches long.

Laird Hayes, emeritus soccer coach and physical education professor, will don his official’s uniform as National Football League Side Judge 125 when the Kansas City travels to Indianapolis on October 9th. The following week, he will officiate Cleveland at Oakland on October 16th. His final assignment for the month is Baltimore at Jacksonville on October 24th.

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Pirate Sports Shorts

Pirate sports updates

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Book Talk

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AND FURTHERMORE
By Judi Dench
PN 22598.D447 A3 2011

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Healthy Aging logoSeptember is Healthy Aging Month. Americans are living longer than ever, but the added years are often spent in poor health. A recent analysis in the Journal of Gerontology found that while life expectancy has increased by one year during the past decade, people face and extra 1.2 years of serious illness (notably cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes) and extra two years of disability.

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Did You Know

Disneyland photoAudio assistive devices are available for blind and visually impaired visitors to Disneyland. The devices pick up highly localized broadcast that describe the part of the ride they are traveling through. In addition, sign language interpreting has been expanded at the park to include the Jungle Cruise and Storybook Canals. Sign language interpreter requests must be made at least seven days in advance. For additional information on both services as well as assistance for those visitors with mobility impairments, visit www.disneyland.disney.go.com, then click on Guest Services.


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