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ACTING VP STILL WAITING FOR RETIREMENT
John BreihanJohn Breihan is spending his retirement filling in top administrative posts for Orange Coast College and Coast Community College District. His latest role is Acting Vice President of Student Services at Orange Coast College while Kristin Clark completes work on her doctorate.

By all counts, Breihan reported that he has “retired” at least three times. He hopes his latest assignment is a brief one. Clark plans to return in January.

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SEARCH IS ON FOR NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTRUCTION
Melinda NishOrange Coast College is organizing search committees to find both interim and permanent replacements for Vice President of Instruction Melinda Nish, who will leave the college at the end of the semester to become Superintendent/President at Southwestern College in Chula Vista.

The goal is to select a permanent candidate by July 1, 2012, according the OCC President Dennis Harkins. An interim vice president will lead the Office of Instruction until a permanent administrator is named.

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COMMUNITY SCIENCE NIGHT ATTRACTS RECORD CROWDS
science night exhibitOrange Coast College’s 12th Annual Science Night reported record crowds as nearly 6,000 youngsters and their families crowded into the college’s “science quadrant” on the southwest corner of campus.

A variety of hands-on science experiences awaited youngsters on nine different campus sites including Allied Health, Biological Sciences, and Consumer Health & Design, also known as the ABC Complex. Visitors also enjoyed science activities at the Lewis Center, Planetarium, Chemistry, Horticulture, Technology and Aviation.

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FACULTY DANCE CONCERT TO FEATURE WORLD DANCE ARTIST
performance photoThe Orange Coast College Dance Department will present its annual Faculty Dance Concert on Saturday, October 29th, at 8 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. This exhilarating evening of dance will feature choreography by OCC faculty and features special guest artist Sabuha Shahnaz.

“The program offers something for everyone—the richness of traditional dance, the magic of fusion dance forms, and the energy of contemporary dance,” said Amelie Hunter, OCC dance professor and director. The performance will feature dancers from a number of colleges and universities in the region as well as OCC dance faculty.

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JOE FORKAN LEBOWSKI PAINTINGS ON DISPLAY THROUGH OCTOBER 28
Lebowsky Cycle promoThe Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion will end its current exhibit, “Joe Forkan: The Lebowski Cycle,” on Friday, October 28th. The series of paintings uses masterpieces of Western art and the 1998 Coen Brothers’ film, “The Big Lebowski,” as a theme.

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COAST HILLEL TO DISPLAY LEBOWSKI POSTER COLLECTION
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Lebowski poster artist Bill Green will be the guest of honor at a kosher reception on Monday, October 31st, for the opening of “Across the Sands of Time,” an exhibit of 40 posters from Lebowski Fests that have been held in major American cities for the last 10 years celebrating the1998 Coen Brothers’ film, “The Big Lebowski.” The opening reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31st, in the Student Project Space located on the first floor of Orange Coast College’s Art Center.



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OCC TO CELEBRATE FIRST ANNUAL DAY OF THE DEAD
maskThe International & Multicultural Education Committee will celebrate OCC’s 1st Annual Day of the Dead on Wednesday, November 2nd, with presentations at 12:45 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge accompanied by an exhibit of student-designed altars from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Students will compete for a surprise award by decorating altars with a favorite well-known figure in their field of interest. Visitors will vote for their favorites.

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OCC REP TO STAGE '10 OR LESS FESTIVAL' NOV. 4-13
The Orange Coast College Student Repertory Theatre will present a festival of very short plays directed by students during its annual “10 or Less Festival” from November 4th through November 13th. Several vignettes are written by students, while others are penned by known playwrights. All scenes are directed by students. Some material involves mature themes.

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MUSIC DEPARTMENT SLATES SERIES OF NOVEMBER CONCERTS
Ricardo SotoThe sound of music will fill the Robert B. Moore Theatre next month as Orange Coast College’s student musicians take the stage with a full schedule of mid-semester performances.

“Symphonic Hollywood,” featuring the Orange Coast College Symphony with guest artist Beth Hanson, will perform movie music nominated for Academy Awards on Saturday, November 5th, at 8:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The program, directed by OCC music professor Ricardo Soto, includes swashbuckling selections from “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Indiana Jones.” Tickets are $10.

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LIBRARY PROGRAM TAKES A LOOK AT LOCAL HISTORY
bookcoverOCC Friends of the Library will present “Newport Beach: From Rumrunners to Vacation Destination” at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8th, in the Library Community Room.

Author Jeff Delaney, acquisitions clerk at the OCC Bookstore, will discuss his new book, “Newport Beach: Then & Now.” Delaney juxtaposes 96 vintage images of Newport with modern shots of the same locations. “It’s interesting to see how much some things have changed, while others are remarkably the same,” he observed.

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'THINGS THAT KEEP ME UP AT NIGHT' SENDS CHALLENGING IMAGES
film stillAn opening reception for “Things That Keep Me Up At Night” will be held from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12th.

The exhibit, which runs through December 16th, features 18 artists who have “inspired us, haunted us and engaged us,” said Andrea Harris, director of the Art Pavilion.

“The exhibition is charged with images and messages that will challenge the viewer and, hopefully create a dialogue about many topics and lingering in the mind long after the artwork has been seen,” she said.

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BASEBALL PLANS TEXAS HOLD'EM TOURNAMENT
Texas hold'em graphicOrange Coast College’s Baseball Program is sponsoring a Texas Hold’Em Tournament on Saturday, November 12th, at the OCC Sailing Center, 1801 Pacific Coast Highway. A buffet dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by tournament play at 6:30 p.m.

The event marks the fifth year of the Pat & Phyllis Memorial Fundraising Tournament that honors the lives of head baseball coach John Altobelli’s mother and mother-in-law, who died within days of each other.

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OCC TO SCREEN AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY BY TUCKER CAPPS
movie posterThe campus is invited to see a free screening of “Goold’s Gold,” an award-winning documentary produced and directed by part-time OCC English instructor Tucker Capps, on Tuesday, November 15th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

The film is an offbeat global warming adventure about one man’s search for gold in Alaska’s melting glaciers. The documentary premiered last spring in the Newport Beach Film Festival, and it won the grand jury prize at the Gen Art Film Festival in New York in 2011. Last week “Goold’s Gold” earned a Documentary Feature Special Jury Mention at the Austin Film Festival in Texas.

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COAST REPORT RAKES IN AWARDS AT JOURNALISM CONVENTION
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The Coast Report won both online and newspaper general excellence awards for the first time in its history at the Journalism Association of Community College’s annual Southern California regional convention in Fullerton last week. In addition, staff members received more than a dozen individual honors.

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'GIVE JEANS A CHANCE' DRIVE TO HELP HOMELESS
Give Jeans a Chance promoStudents in Chris Amaral’s fashion design class are helping Volcom, a Costa Mesa-based clothing design firm, collect used denim in the “Give Jeans a Chance” donation event.

Amaral asked Derek Sabori, Volcom’s director of sustainability and corporate responsibility, to make a presentation to her class. OCC students will have a chance to win a $1,500 grant by sending pictures or giving a story about a donation.

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ELEMENTARY 'FAVORITE BOOK' ESSAYS INSPIRE OCC POSTER ARTISTS
Romeo & Juliet submissionsStudents in Rose Anne Kings’ architecture classes designed a series of colorful posters to illustrate essays written by elementary youngsters for the Costa Mesa Library Foundation’s “My Favorite Book” contest.

First place in the 5-6th grade category went to Arielle Esparza from Victoria School for her essay on “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.” Runner-up Victoria Madrid of Paularino School wrote an essay on “Romeo and Juliet.”

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STUDENTS INVITED TO SUBMIT PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES FOR JURIED EXHIBIT
The Orange Coast College Photography Department is inviting students to submit photographic and digital images for the Annual Juried Photography Exhibit that opens November 21st. Work may be submitted from November 14th through November 16th in the Fine Arts Building Lobby.

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LIBRARY STUDENT WORKSHOPS
The Library supports the college curriculum and provides instruction of library and information research skills that enable students to be successful in their college, career and life.

The Library is offering a second series of library student workshops on library and information research skills next week (see dates and times below). These open workshops allow students to drop in for the same training that Library provides in library lectures for classes. Extra credit slips are available if required by the faculty.

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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
Fall Community Education class offerings

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
computer club logoThe Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user's group, meets Saturday, November 5, on campus.

The club, which has been gathering at OCC for more than two decades, meets the first Saturday of each month (except holiday weekends), from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the Chemistry Building, Room 214. First time visitors are free.

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OCC Newsmakers

Eduardo Arismendi-Pardi at MANAEduardo Arismendi-Pardi, OCC professor of math, was master of ceremonies for MANA de Orange County’s 30th anniversary celebration last week. Eduardo is a MANA board member. MANA is a national Latina organization. Read the OC Register story at http://tinyurl.com/OCC-Latina.

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Save The Date!

OCC GALLERIES
CAMPUS EVENTS
CHEER ON THE PIRATES!

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News You Can Use

The Orange Coast College Bookstore will close the textbook area for inventory on Thursday, November 3rd, from 3:00 p.m. until closing. The entire store will remain closed on Friday, November 4th.

The bookstore will also observe Veteran’s Day on Friday, November 11th. The campus will also be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day.

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On A Personal Note

Former OCC President Sends Congratulations to Nish
Welcome Back Carisa, Mike
Happy Halloween

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Pirate Sports Shorts

Pirate Sports Updates

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Book Talk

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LOST DECADES
By Menzie David Chinn
HJ7537.C45 2011

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

October is National Physical Therapy Month

Mobility is the key ingredient to aging successfully and remaining active and independent throughout our lives. Physical therapists can improve and restore motion to your life. As you make the important decisions about health care for you or your family, it is important to remember that physical therapists:

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Did You Know

Wheelchair Recycler logoWheelchair Recycler is an organization that rebuilds and repairs wheelchairs which are then given away or sold at a very low price to low-income and underinsured wheelchair users. The organization was formed by David Heim of Marlborough, MA, in 2000. David was a former machine shop manager who was injured in a DUI driving accident in 1995.

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