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5,000 ATTEND OCC’S EIGHTH ANNUAL SCIENCE NIGHT
A record total of more than 5,000 elementary school children and their parents turned out Friday evening (Oct. 19) for Orange Coast College’s eighth annual “Community Science Night.”

The event was sponsored by OCC, Beckman@Science, and local school districts. It ran from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

“Science Night” attendees included kindergarten through sixth-grade children and their families representing the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, Fountain Valley Unified School District, Garden Grove School District, Huntington Beach School District, Ocean View School District and Westminster School District.

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STUDENTS CONDUCT FIRE RELIEF DRIVE
OCC’s College Life Committee is collecting non-perishable goods and new hygiene products to give to evacuees of the devastating Southern California brush fires.

Cash donations are also being accepted.

Goods may be dropped off in the Administration Building, ASOCC/College Life Office, Science Lecture Halls, Form, C&L Building, Chemistry Building, Art Center, Student Bookstore, Computing Center, Literature and Languages Building, Watson Hall, Business Education Office, Bursar’s Office, EOPS/CARE Office, Technology Building, Health Center, Library, Sailing Center, Science Hall, and Student Center.

For information, contact Kathleen Burton at (714) 432-5727.

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"SISTER STUDY" SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A national study is being conducted in the U.S. that is seeking volunteers. OCC theatre arts professor, Cynthia Corley, is a volunteer, and is encouraging other women of Coast to join her.

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FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK
The Coast Community College District Wellness Committee will provide flu shot clinics next week for all benefit-eligible employees and retirees.

No appointment is necessary.

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107 MAKE OCC’S ATHLETIC HONOR ROLL FOR SPRING 2007
A total of 107 Orange Coast College student-athletes made the college’s Athletic Honor Roll for the spring semester of 2007.

The list was released this month by OCC’s Athletic Department. In order to qualify for the honor roll, students were required to maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average during the season of their sport. All had to complete a minimum of 12 academic units during their seasons.

A total of 45.3 percent of OCC’s 236 spring athletes were named to the Athletic Honor Roll.

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OCC HOSTS SERVICE FRIDAY FOR DOREE DUNLAP
A campus memorial service will be held Friday (Oct. 26) for Doree Dunlap, an Orange Coast College art professor and staff member for nearly 30 years, who died Oct. 4 following a courageous battle with cancer.

Since 2003, Dunlap has been director of the college’s new $6-million, 8,500-square-foot Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. The Pavilion contains two art galleries.

The service will begin at 2 p.m. in the Arts Pavilion patio. Refreshments will be provided by Starbucks.

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NASA EDUCATOR ASTRONAUT TO SHARE
EXPERIENCES ON SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION
Barbara Morgan, NASA's first educator astronaut and former Idaho school teacher, will share her experiences as a crew member on last summer’s space shuttle mission at Orange Coast College on Friday, November 9.

The 90-minute presentation, free to the public, will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. OCC faculty and staff are invited to meet Morgan at a reception from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in the Student Center Lounge.

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OCC’S FACULTY/STAFF RECOGNITION COMMITTEE
SEEKS NOMINEES FOR 2007-08 AWARDS
OCC’s Outstanding Faculty and Staff Recognition Committee invites the campus community to nominate full-time faculty members, part-time faculty members and/or staff members for 2007-08 awards.

For information about nomination procedures, go to the Staff Development website. Nomination forms are also available from members of the OCC Recognition Committee (Kye Daniels, Dr. David Ring, Bill Breece, Diane Colvin, Earleen Dunn, Allison Paine, Vida Shajie and Theresa Tarlos). Submission deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 31.

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TODAY’S HONORS PROGRAM PRESENTATION LOOKS AT EPILEPSY
OCC’s Honors Program will host its next “Creating Scholars Speakers Series” today (Oct. 25) at noon in the Student Center Lounge.

OCC honor student, Morvarid Tavassoli, will offer a presentation titled, “Living with Epilepsy: Turning a Personal Challenge into Social Activism.” Admission is free, and all are invited.

October as National Disability Awareness Month.

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EOPS HONORS CLUB RAFFLES OFF MOTOR SCOOTER
Orange Coast College’s EOPS Honors Club is raising funds this fall by raffling off a beautiful new motor scooter.

The scooter is valued at $3,500. The raffle is sponsored by Malcolm Smith Motorsports of Riverside.

EOPS is a state-funded academic counseling program. The mission of EOPS is to provide moral, financial and academic support to economically disadvantaged students.

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BASEBALL TEAM STAGES NOV. 6 GOLF TOURNEY
Orange Coast College’s baseball team will conduct its second annual memorial golf tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 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 OCC baseball fans – died within two days of each other in 2006 of unrelated causes.

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THREE FORMER OCC COACHES AND THREE FORMER ATHLETES
TO BE INDUCTED SATURDAY INTO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Three former coaches and athletic administrators, and three former athletes will be inducted Saturday (Oct. 27) into Orange Coast College’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

The program begins at 3 p.m. in the foyer of OCC’s Peterson Gymnasium. 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 begins at 5 p.m. in LeBard Stadium.

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RESEARCH WORKSHOPS OFFERED BY LIBRARY
Orange Coast College’s Library continues to offer 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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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Thursday, Oct. 25 - Great Plains and Rocky Mountains
Thursday, Nov. 1 - Texas
Thursday, Nov. 8 - Southwest

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

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CELEBRATE 60 YEARS WITH 60 CAMPUS ACTIVITIES
Congratulations to Inga Damore and Lynda Lariosa, the first two to complete 15 activities and receive a milestone prize.

Inga chose activities such as attending the OCC Swap Meet and relaxing in the OCC Horticulture Garden. She shared that the activities are easy and fun!

One of Lynda’s favorite activities is to walk from the IT building to Administration to pick up her mail. We measured the distance, and it is a mile roundtrip!

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WATSON HALL CELEBRATES FIRST BIRTHDAY TUESDAY
Stop by Watson Hall on Tuesday, October 30, to celebrate the new enrollment center’s First Birthday Open House. The event is open to the community, students, faculty and staff. The festivities are scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m.

The building is named after Dr. Norman E. Watson, who served as an Orange Coast College dean and vice president, OCC president, and chancellor of the Coast Community College District for more than three decades. Dr. Watson, who retired in 1984, lives in Corona del Mar.

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RECRUITERS FROM 20 UC, CSU AND INDEPENDENT CAMPUSES
TO TAKE PART NOV. 13 IN OCC COLLEGE FAIR
Recruiters from more than 20 University of California and California State University campuses, and independent colleges and universities, will be at Orange Coast College on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to take part in a fall transfer fair.

The representatives will talk with OCC students about transferring to their campuses. High school students and community members are also invited to attend.

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FELDE’S "MAN WITH NO SHADOW" AND RAND’S "AUDITIONERS"
CONCLUDES OCC RUN THIS WEEKEND
Kitty Felde’s new drama, “The Man With No Shadow,” and Doug Rand’s hilarious comedy, “The Auditioners,” concludes its three-week run this weekend at Orange Coast College.

Under the direction of OCC theatre professor, Alex Golson, the two plays run 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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"TEN OR LESS" PRODUCTION RUNS NOV. 14-18
“Ten or Less,” a series of student-directed short plays – each running 10 minutes in length or less – will be offered this fall by OCC’s Repertory Theatre Company.

Performances will be staged Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 14-18, in OCC’s Drama Lab Studio Theatre. Curtain is slated for 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday nights, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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OCC HOSTS SUNDAY BIG BAND JAZZ PERFORMANCE
IN ROBERT B. MOORE THEATRE
A musical extravaganza, featuring several jazz ensembles, will be staged Sunday afternoon (Oct. 29) in Orange Coast College’s Robert B. Moore Theatre.

The concert begins at 2 p.m. A host of different jazz pieces will be performed.

The concert’s featured group – OCC’s Studio Jazz Ensemble – is under the direction of Orange Coast College music professor, Paul Navidad. Special guest artists will be featured.

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MOTHER-DAUGHTER EXHIBITION CONTINUES THROUGH NOV. 30
IN DOYLE ARTS PAVILION GALLERY
“Generations,” a show that focuses on the work of mother and daughter artists, Donna and Johanna Westerman, continues through Nov. 30 in Orange Coast College’s gleaming new $6-milion Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion.

The gallery is 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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JENNINGS AND DOWLING SHARE EXHIBIT AT SHED
Ceramic artist Don Jennings has partnered with painter Tom Dowling to display their respective artworks in a collaborative exhibition, titled “Home: Vessel.”

The exhibit is under way through Dec. 15 at the Shed in Newport Beach. The Shed is located at 3000 Newport Blvd. An artists’ opening is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m.

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WE GET THANK YOUS!
It is not unusual to see a group of high school students exploring Orange Coast College’s campus under the direction of a tour guide dressed in a navy blue golf shirt.

The Orange Coast College Navigators, established in 2001, are busy year round leading group tours, individual tours and helping with special events such as Science Night, the Children’s Book Festival, Senior Day and the Watson Hall Open House next week.

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MUSIC BY BERNSTEIN, SONDHEIM AND HAMMERSTEIN
TO BE PERFORMED NOV. 2 BY CHAMBER SINGERS
“A Casual Evening With Lennie, Steve and Oscar” is the title of a concert being offered on Friday evening, Nov. 2, by Orange Coast College’s 24-voice Chamber Singers.

The concert – featuring Broadway hits by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Oscar Hammerstein – begins at 8 p.m. in OCC’s Fine Arts Hall 119.

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32ND ANNUAL FACULTY DANCE CONCERT
SET FOR SATURDAY EVENING, NOV. 3
A variety of different dance styles will be featured during Orange Coast College’s 32nd annual Faculty Dance Concert, set for Saturday evening, Nov. 3, in OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theatre.

Curtain is slated for 8 p.m.

The concert will feature the choreography of OCC dance faculty members Linda Sohl-Ellison, Jose Costas, Amelie Hunter, Christine Baltes, Angelika Nemeth, Ramaa Bharadvaj and Dennon Rawles.

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"COMEDY PIRATES" RUNS NOV. 9-10
A unique and hilarious improvisational production will be staged this fall by Orange Coast College’s Theatre Department.

Titled “Comedy Pirates,” performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings, Nov. 9-10, at 8 p.m. in OCC’s Drama Lab Theatre. Admission is free.

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ORANGE COAST COLLEGE’S WIND ENSEMBLE
OFFERS NOV. 11 JOHN WILLIAMS TRIBUTE CONCERT
A tribute to composer John Williams – best known for his scores to big-budget American motion pictures – will be staged this fall by Orange Coast College’s Wind Ensemble.

The concert is slated for Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11. The ensemble, under the direction of OCC music professor, Dana Wheaton, will perform at 3 p.m. in OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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SYMPHONY AND CHORALE PERFORM BRAHMS’ REQUIEM NOV. 17
IN MEMORY OF FORMER OCC CHORAL DIRECTOR, RICHARD RAUB
Orange Coast College’s Symphony Orchestra and 100-voice Chorale will pay tribute to former OCC Chorale and Chamber Singers director, Richard Raub, with a performance of Johannes Brahms’ A German Requiem on Saturday, Nov. 17, in Robert B. Moore Theatre on campus.

The concert is set to begin at 8 p.m.

Raub’s former students and Chorale members are invited to perform in the concert. For participation information, phone (714) 432-5800.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS NOV. 3
The Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, Nov. 3, 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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COAST 60TH ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE
(Coast to Coast is pleased to reprint 60th anniversary narratives, written by OCC staffers, that were on display last spring in the 60th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibit in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. This narrative is by Gary Hoffman, an OCC faculty member since 1971.)

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Orange Slices

SUE BROWN FOUGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF FEMALE ATHLETES AND COAST STUDENTS
Susan Brown is a leader.

Her administrative achievements throughout her 31-year Orange Coast College career were multifaceted and the stuff of legend. Sue’s OCC tenure ran from 1964-95, and her service was characterized by remarkable productivity and weighty accomplishments.

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On A Personal Note

CONGRATULATIONS TO JACQUELINE ANDERSON, Fine Arts course assistant, who gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 12:55 p.m. Nathan Paul Anderson weighed in at 7 lbs 7 oz, and was 20 inches long. Both mom and son are doing well.

FORMER OCC RE-ENTRY STUDENT, JAMES PHILLIPSZ, has just been named one of just 20 authors who will be published in the 2007 edition of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa literary journal, Nota Bene. His work is entitled, “When the Night Wind Blows.” James lives in Costa Mesa.

NFL SIDE JUDGE 125, OCC’S OWN LAIRD HAYES, will officiate the New Orleans Saints at the San Francisco Forty-Niners game Sunday, Oct. 28. Kickoff is set for 1:15 p.m., and the game will be shown on FOX.

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter - Week of October 22, 2007

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Book Talk

“Science Business”
By Gary P. Pisano
HD9999 .B442 P57 2006

“Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter”
LB 2343.32.S79 2005

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

Are you concerned with your students using "Wikipedia" or other Internet resources instead of using library or authoritative resources? Are you aware of the wonderful electronic resource "Britannica Online" that the library provides you and your students? Did you know that it is available from your desktop on campus or at home? Have you let your students know that they have access to an online dictionary and encyclopedia (and much more) from home? Did you know that as your students use this online source for their assignments, they need to correctly cite it in their Works Cited?

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Employee Commute Reduction

This past summer Orange Coast College's Campus Public Safety Department held a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to a local bicycle shop on behalf of OCC's AQMD Employee Commute Reduction Program. This drawing was made available through OCC's Commute Reduction Program in an attempt to lesson the amount of vehicles on the road. Orange Coast College has developed a commuter rewards program that pays you to use alternative transportation instead of driving alone to work.

This year's winner of a $50 gift certificate to Jax bicycle shop is Mary Roda.

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Emergency Preparedness Information

MASS EVACUATION SITE

OCC will act as a reception, decontamination, and care and shelter center for persons affected if mass evacuation of people is required. We will act in cooperation with the Orange County Office of Emergency Services, the local police and fire departments, and the American Red Cross. The campus administration will notify the faculty and staff, terminate normal class activities, and prepare us for the displaced population. Contact Rich Pagel at (714) 432-5111 for additional information.

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

To reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome, exercise regularly.

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of related problems – obesity, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and low HDL – “good” cholesterol – that greatly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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Did You Know

For over 30 years, the National Sports Center for the Disabled has provided opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in a variety of sporting activities including soccer, golf, horseback riding, skiing, and baseball to name a few. The program is open to both children and adults with a variety of disabilities including blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy, amputations, paraplegia and developmental disabilities. For information on upcoming events visit their web site at www.nscd.org.

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