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OCC STAGES SEVENTH "SCIENCE NIGHT" FRIDAY
FOR ELEMENTARY KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS
Approximately 3,000 elementary school children and their parents are expected to attend Orange Coast College’s seventh annual “Community Science Night” Friday evening, Oct. 27.

Admission is free, and activities will run from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by OCC and Beckman@Science. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is a co-sponsor.

This year’s “Science Night” event will include elementary children from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, Fountain Valley Unified School District, Huntington Beach City School District, Ocean View School District and Westminster School District.

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STUDENTS TO EXPERIENCE TUITION REDUCTION
THIS WINTER AND SPRING AT OCC
Orange Coast College will implement an almost 25 percent tuition fee reduction for its 2007 winter intersession and spring semester classes.

All 109 California community colleges will reduce their enrollment fees from $26 per unit to $20 per unit following the recent signing of legislation by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The legislation received bipartisan support.

The enrollment fee reduction becomes effective Jan. 1, 2007.

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NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED FOR OUTSTANDING COAST COLLEAGUES
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2006-07 Outstanding Coast Colleagues Awards Program.

Nominations may be submitted for Full-Time Faculty Member of the Year, Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year, and Classified Staff Member of the Year awards. Nomination deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m.

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SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE NOW ONLINE
Orange Coast College’s spring 2007 class schedule is now posted online on the college’s website.

OCC’s web address is www.orangecoastcollege.edu.

Persons arriving at the website should click on “Class Schedule” on the first page of the site, and then on “Spring 2007.” Spring semester classes are set to begin on Monday, Jan. 29.

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VOLUNTEER CENTER SPONSORS FOOD DRIVE
OCC’s new Volunteer Center, sponsored by the Associated Students, is conducting a fall food drive to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.

Seventeen barrels are placed throughout the campus.

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ARTS PAVILION DIRECTOR SEARCHING FOR COAST TREASURES
Doree Dunlap is on a treasure hunt.

Dunlap, a former OCC professor of art, is director of the college’s Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion that is scheduled to open in February. The first show in the Pavilion will be an Orange Coast College 60th Anniversary exhibition. The retrospective exhibit is scheduled to open on Feb. 2, 2007.

The show will celebrate 60 years of OCC, from 1947-2007, and also earlier years when the campus grounds were part of the 1,336-acre Santa Ana Army Air Base.

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ALUMNI AND FRIENDS ASSOCATION
HOSTS SUNDAY SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
OCC’s Alumni and Friends Association will host its annual Scholarship Fundraising Event Sunday (Oct. 29) at The Wine Artist in Lake Forest.

Titled “Family; Good Friends; Fine Wines,” the event runs from 4-7 p.m. The Wine Artist is located at 21064 Bake Parkway, Suite #100, in Lake Forest.

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58TH "COAST DAY" CELEBRATION SET FOR TUESDAY
Orange Coast College will conduct its 58th biannual exposition fair, “Coast Day,” next Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Coast Day is held each fall and spring on campus.

This fall’s theme is “Halloween Fun.” Activities will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the quad. The event is sponsored by the Associated Students of Orange Coast College and the Interclub Council.

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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. Shots will be given in the District Board Room on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from noon to 4 p.m. They’ll be administered on campus on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Admin. 108.

Fee for a flu shot is $10. Pneumonia immunizations will be administered for $40.

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OCC TO HOST FOURTH TUSKEGEE AIRMEN LUNCHEON FEB. 9
Orange Coast College will host its fourth annual tribute luncheon to honor the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II on Friday, Feb. 9, 2007.

The luncheon is being staged on campus to help celebrate Black History Month.

The event will include a new wrinkle this year. A 90-minute presentation for local junior high and high school students will begin at 10 a.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre. As many as a dozen original Tuskegee Airmen will be on hand to greet the students. Special guest speaker will be former NASA astronaut, Capt. Winston Scott.

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FOOTBALL TEAM HOSTS SANTA ANA SATURDAY NIGHT
Coach Mike Taylor’s OCC football team will entertain Orange County rival, Santa Ana College, Saturday evening (Oct. 28) at LeBard Stadium.

Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.

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COAST TO STAGE FACULTY/STAFF TAILGATE PARTY NOV. 11
BEFORE OCC-GWC BEACH BOWL
Orange Coast College will host a pre-game tailgate party before its final football game of the 2006 season – Beach Bowl XL (that’s “40” for you non-Romans in the audience).

OCC’s Pirates will meet arch-rival Golden West on Saturday evening, Nov. 11. It will be the 40th meeting between the two schools, and kickoff is set for 5 p.m.

The tailgate party will begin at 3 p.m. in the foyer of Peterson Gymnasium. For additional information, contact Julie Clevenger at Ext. 25707.

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BASEBALL TEAM SPONSORS NOV. 13 MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNEY
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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RECRUITERS FROM 20 UC, CSU AND INDEPENDENT CAMPUSES
TO TAKE PART NOV. 16 IN TRANSFER FAIR
Recruiters from approximately 20 University of California and California State University campuses, and independent colleges and universities, will be on Orange Coast College’s campus on Thursday, Nov. 16, 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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OCC TO HOST UCI REP NINE TIMES IN NOVEMBER
A representative from the UC Irvine Admissions Office will visit Orange Coast College’s campus nine times in November to talk with students interested in transferring.

The UCI rep will be in OCC’s Transfer Center from 9:40 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, Monday, Nov. 6, Thursday, Nov. 9, Monday, Nov. 13, Monday, Nov. 20, Wednesday, Nov. 22, Monday, Nov. 27, and Wednesday, Nov. 29. The rep will also be on campus on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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PHOTO GALLERY EXHIBIT FEATURES WORK BY CHUCK NICHOLSON
An exhibition of work by Orange Coast College photography instructor, Chuck Nicholson, is on display through Monday, Nov. 6, in OCC’s Photo Gallery.

The gallery, located on the second floor of the college’s Arts Center, is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

Titled “Three-Part Harmony,” the exhibition consists of a series of trio photo juxtapositions. Each trio dramatically illustrates how meanings can be created and altered in visual juxtapositions. Nicholson began creating his trios in 2005 with prints and digital photos he had taken from 1974 through 2006.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS SATURDAY, NOV. 4
The Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, Nov. 4, 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.

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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Thursday, Oct. 26 - Chinese
Thursday, Nov. 2 - Japanese
Thursday, Nov. 9 - Thai

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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SYMPHONY AND CHAMBER SINGERS
TEAM UP SATURDAY IN "WONDER OF BACH" CONCERT
Orange Coast College’s Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Singers will celebrate “The Wonder of Bach” Saturday evening (Oct. 28) in Robert B. Moore Theatre on campus.

The concert, sponsored by OCC’s Friends of the Library, is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. The Symphony and Chamber Singers are under the direction of OCC music professor, Dr. Ricardo Soto.

The concert will feature J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden, and Concerto for Oboe d’Amore in A major.

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OCC HOSTS BIG-BAND JAZZ PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY IN ROBERT B. MOORE THEATRE
A big-band musical extravaganza, featuring three OCC jazz bands, will be staged Sunday afternoon (Oct. 29) in Robert B. Moore Theatre.

The three-band concert, which begins at 1 p.m., will feature a host of different jazz pieces.

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OCC’S 31ST ANNUAL FACULTY DANCE CONCERT
SET FOR SATURDAY EVENING, NOV. 4
A variety of different dance styles will be featured during Orange Coast College’s 31st annual Faculty Dance Concert, set for Saturday evening, Nov. 4, 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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ORANGE COAST COLLEGE’S WIND ENSEMBLE
PERFORMS SECRET AGENTS’ THEMES
A concert featuring theme music from television shows and motion pictures about secret agents and spies will be staged on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 12, by Orange Coast College’s Wind Ensemble.

The concert, titled “Revenge of the Spies and Private Eyes,” is scheduled for 3 p.m. in OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theatre.

The 61-piece Wind Ensemble is under the direction of OCC assistant professor of music, Dana Wheaton.

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REP COMPANY SLATES NOVEMBER SHORT PLAYS
“Ten or Less,” a series of student-directed short plays – each running 10 minutes in length or less – will be offered in November by Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company.

Performances will be staged Fridays through Sundays, Nov. 10-12 and 17-19, in OCC’s Drama Lab Studio Theatre. Curtain is slated for 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 and 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Some of the short plays are original, and others were penned by recognized playwrights. All are student directed. For a performance schedule, phone (714) 432-5640, ext. 1.

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Orange Slices

WHAT WAS IT LIKE ON CAMPUS 45 YEARS AGO?
What was it like at Orange Coast College 45 years ago this autumn? Things were moving along swimmingly according to reports in fall 1961 issues of the student newspaper, The Barnacle.

On the first day of the semester – Monday, Sept. 3 – a total of 3,036 students were enrolled in classes. That was a whopping 16.8 percent increase over the fall of 1960.

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Staff Development

Staff Development News - Week of October 23, 2006

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Book Talk

“The Keep”
By Jennifer Egan
BestSellers
 
“Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat”
By Naomi Moriyama
RM222.2.M569 2005
 
“Iran Awakening”
By Shirin Ebadi
KMH 110.123 A3 2006

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

The OCC Library provides a variety of resources and services in support of the campus curriculum, information literacy, and lifelong learning. To access the OCC Library's library’s Web page, go to http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/library.

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

It’s often assumed that light-eyed people are at increased risk for developing cataracts. But a recent Australian study found that brown-eyed people over 50 are 80 percent more likely to get nuclear cataracts, which cloud the center of the lens of the eye (located behind the pupil).

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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, horse back 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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