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STUDENTS, FACULTY TO DESIGN ALTARS FOR DAY OF THE DEAD
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The International & Multicultural Education Committee will celebrate OCC’s 2nd Annual Day of the Dead on Thursday, November 1st, with presentations at 12:45 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge accompanied by an exhibit of faculty and student-designed altars from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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VETERAN'S SERVICES FOCUS OF THURSDAY'S CAMPUS DIALOGUE
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OCC President Dennis Harkins invites the campus to join him in a discussion of campus veterans services on Thursday, November 1st, at 3:00 p.m. in the Captain's Table.

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PIRATES CLAIM 17TH STRAIGHT CONFERENCE TITLE!
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ORANGE -- The Orange Coast College women's cross country team made it 17 straight Orange Empire Conference team titles on Friday, thanks to a dominating performance at the OEC Meet, held at Irvine Park.

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PIRATES FINISH SECOND AT OEC MEET
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ORANGE -- The Orange Coast College men's cross country team finished second at Friday's Orange Empire Conference Meet at Irvine Park.


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DEADLINE TO COMPLETE PACE SURVEY IS NOVEMBER 5
OCC employees who have not already completed the Personal Assessment of College Environment (P.A.C.E.) survey are encouraged to set aside 10 to 15 minutes of their time to complete the survey by Monday, November 5th. The results will help the campus gauge the improvement it has made, and where the college still needs to make improvements.

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OCC FACULTY, STUDENTS JOIN HUNGER WALK
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Members of the OCC community showed strong support for the Irvine/Newport Beach CROP Hunger Walk held last weekend. “Some OCC groups had a prominent role in the success of the walk,” reported Steve Goetz, OCC counselor emeritus, who directed the event with Jim de Boom, a columnist for the Daily Pilot. A popular counselor at OCC for 21 years until his retirement two years ago, Goetz still has close ties with the campus.

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SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE AVAILABLE ONLINE
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The 2013 Spring Class Schedule is now available on OCC’s website. Simply visit www.orangecoastcollege.edu and select the link “Class Schedule.” The campus began accepting applications for Spring 2013 in September. Prospective students can fill out an application online. Once the application is complete, a registration appointment time will be assigned by email.

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SPEECH TEAM PLACES 4TH AT PASADENA TOURNAMENT
Orange Coast College Speech, Debate, & Theater Team took a 4th place finish at the 2012 Watson-Lancer Invitational Tournament held at Pasadena Community College on October 27-28. Competition included teams from Southern California, Northern California and Arizona.

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"ART & ARCHITECTURE AROUND THE WORLD" TO BENEFIT AIDS VICTIMS
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Orange Coast College art professor Irini Vallera-Rickerson will present “Art and Architecture Around the World,” on Friday, November 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. in the college’s Robert B. Moore Theatre. It will be the 22nd year for the program, which has raised more than $100,000 to benefit AIDS victims. Tickets are $10, and additional tax deductible donations are welcome.

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CHEF BILL BARBER TO LEAD COMMUNITY COOKING CLASSES
Chef Bill Barber will lead a series of cooking classes this fall through OCC Community Services. All hands-on classes are limited to 15 participants. Fee for each class is $99 plus an $18 materials fee. Instruction will take place in the Captain’s Table Kitchen.

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OCC WIND ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM "HISTORY OF THE MARCH"
Dana Wheaton, Orange Coast College professor of music, will direct the OCC Wind Ensemble in its opening concert of the year with the “History of the March,” on Sunday, November 4th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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"FACTS AND FIGURES" - A CHANCE TO MEET THE ARTISTS
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Orange Coast College faculty and staff who are exhibiting their artwork in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion exhibit, “Facts and Figures,” will join an informal artists’ talk on Wednesday, November 7th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.


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OCC PHOTO DEPARTMENT CALLS FOR STUDENT SHOW ENTRIES
Phillipp Scholz RittermannStudent photographers will have an opportunity to exhibit their work in Orange Coast College’s Annual Juried Student Photography Exhibit, which opens November 21st and runs through December 11th.

The OCC Photography Department will accept work from students on November 8, 13 and 14. Students should bring their entries to the Fine Arts Building lobby between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 8th; between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 13th; and between 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 14th.

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OCC SLATES VETERAN'S DAY TRIBUTE ON NOVEMBER 8
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Orange Coast College will salute the nation’s veterans on Thursday, November 8th, in a Veteran’s Day Tribute, “Honoring Their Service & Sacrifice,” at 12:00 p.m. in the campus Quad. The program, sponsored by OCC Veterans Services, will feature a flag-raising ceremony.

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EOPS/CARE LAUNCH ADOPT-A-FAMILY OPPORTUNITY DRAWING
The annual EOPS/CARE-sponsored Adopt-A-Family fundraising drive is underway. The Opportunity Drawing will be held now through November 26th. This year’s top prize is an Apple iPad 3 with 32 GB and Wi-Fi.

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OCC TO PREMIERE "TRES HERMANAS" NOV. 9-18
Orange Coast College theatre alumnus Linda Viramontes will direct the premiere of “Tres Hermanas de Figueroa,” a play written by OCC theatre instructor David Scaglione, on November 9th through November 18th in the college’s Drama Lab Theatre. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, November 9, 10, 16 and 17, with 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees on November 11 and 18.

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OCC TO STAGE CHORAL SHOWCASE ON NOV. 10
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The Orange Coast College choral-vocal program will present its Fall Showcase, featuring the OCC Chamber Singers and Chorale and soloists on Saturday, November 10th, at 8:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The concert will be directed by Eliza Rubenstein, OCC’s director of choral and vocal activities. The singers will be accompanied by pianist Margaret Houck.

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'PERSIAN ROOM' AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT LIBRARY NOV. 13
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Patty Farmer, author of the first-ever oral history of New York’s premiere cabaret, “The Persian Room,” will present an insider’s view of celebrities and their stories on Tuesday, November 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Orange Coast College Library. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Donation is $5 or a gently used book. Admission is free for OCC students. Proceeds will benefit the OCC Library.

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REPS FROM 24 COLLEGES TO VISIT CAMPUS NOV. 14
past transfer fairStudents will have an opportunity to meet representatives from 25 four-year colleges and universities at Orange Coast College’s College Fair on Wednesday, November 14th. Admissions officers from the University of California and California State University campuses will attend, as well as representatives from private four-year colleges and out-of-state universities.

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PILATES SERIES SLATES "HEAD OVER HEELS" NOVEMBER 14
“Head Over Heels: Alignment Techniques” is the topic for OCC”s Pilates Guest Speaker Series on Wednesday, November 14th. Suzie Mann will present the fourth lecture in the series titled Mann is a physical therapist, Gyrotonic master trainer, and the owner of Balance in Form.

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OCC TO HOST HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT ON NOVEMBER 17
The OCC Recycling Center and the Costa Mesa Sanitary District are sponsoring a free community “drive-in and drive-out” household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, November 17th.

Anyone can drop off unwanted items without leaving their vehicle from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on campus in Parking Lot C, at Fairview Road and Merrimac Way.

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SYMPHONY SOLOISTS TO PERFORM CONCERTOS ON NOVEMBER 17
Instrumental soloists will take their turn in the spotlight when the Orange Coast College Symphony presents a sampler from the world’s favorite concertos on Saturday, November 17th, at 8:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

“This concert is going to be a lecture-demonstration of the development of the concerto form,” said conductor Ricardo Soto. The orchestra will perform the first movements of concertos by Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Hayden and Beethoven.

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LAGUNA ART MUSEUM TO DISPLAY WATERCOLORS BY FORMER OCC PROFESSOR
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A solo exhibit of watercolors by Timothy J. Clark, who taught at Orange Coast College from 1974-1978, will be on display at the Laguna Art Museum from November 4th through January 20th.

Curated by Laguna Art Museum’s Curator of Early California Art Janet Blake, the exhibition will be on display on the upper level of the museum.

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LIBRARY RESEARCH WORKSHOPS
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The library is offering a second series of open workshops for students to learn how to do library and information research. Extra credit slips will be available. These workshops teach students to use both the physical and the virtual library. They also introduce the library's services and resources.

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ECLECTIC CAFE SERVES GOURMET LUNCH ON FRIDAYS
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Advertised as “fresh food at a fresh price,” the OCC’s Eclectic café is open Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Reservations are recommended. Call 714-432-0202, extension 26435, to save your seat.


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COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES
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A variety of classes for the community will be offered this fall by Orange Coast College Community Education. A complete class listing is available online at orangecoastcollege.augusoft.net. Printed copies of the fall program are also available from Community Education at 714-432-5154.

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MACINTOSH USERS' GROUP MEETS SATURDAY
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The Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user's group, meets Saturday, November 3, 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 12:00 noon in the Chemistry Building, Room 214. First time visitors are free.

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