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BUCS BATTLE DIABLO VALLEY SATURDAY AFTERNOON
IN BAY AREA’S EAST COUNTY BOWL
Orange Coast College’s football team was rewarded for its first winning season in five years with an invitation to play in the East County Bowl against Diablo Valley College Saturday (Nov. 19) at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Though the Pirates came up just short of the Southern California postseason picture after being ranked number 13 in the final coaches poll, the Bucs were asked to head north and will take on the Vikings, a team that posted an identical 6-4 season record. Diablo Valley also went 3-2 in Golden Gate Conference play to finish second behind league champion Laney.

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COAST BAGS COVETED VICTORY BELL
AFTER 41-14 BLITZING OF GOLDEN WEST
Orange Coast College’s football team captured “The Victory Bell” for the second successive year, blitzing arch-rival Golden West College last Saturday night (Nov. 12), 41-14, at LeBard Stadium.

GWC continues to lead the series, 20-17-2, but the Pirates have dominated in recent years, winning two in a row and three out of the last five.

OCC concluded the 2005 season with a 6-4 record. The Bucs were 3-2 in Orange Empire Conference National Division play. GWC finished 1-9 on the year, and 0-5 in National Division action.

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RECRUITERS FROM 20 UC, CSU AND INDEPENDENT CAMPUSES
TAKE PART TODAY 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. 17, 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 IS DISTRIBUTION SITE FOR WAIT-LIST APPLICATIONS
OCC’s CalWORKs Office, in collaboration with the County of Orange’s Housing and Community Services Department, has been designated as a distribution site for the 2005 Section 8 Wait-List Applications.

Section 8 is a tenant-based rental assistance program for households that income-qualify. Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) is accepting applications through Wednesday, Nov. 30.

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FOUR-WEEK JANUARY INTERSESSION SCHEDULED
A comprehensive four-week intersession has been scheduled for the month of January at Orange Coast College.

The intersession, sandwiched between OCC’s fall 2005 and spring 2006 semesters, will feature more than two dozen classes. The intersession runs Tuesday Jan. 3, through Sunday, Jan. 29.

Spring semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 30.

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BONE MARROW REGISTRATION AND BLOOD DRIVE CONTINUES TODAY
The American Red Cross will conclude its fall bone marrow registration and blood drive on campus today (Nov. 10).

The bone marrow registration and blood drive runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge.

Persons wishing to sign up to donate blood may do so at the information desk, located in the Student Center Building. For information about the blood drive, phone Ext. 25727.

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CHILDREN’S CENTER HOSTS "THANKSGIVING FEAST" TOMORROW
OCC’s Harry & Grace Steele Children’s Center will host its annual “Thanksgiving Feast” tomorrow (Nov. 18).

The feast, which will celebrate the center’s 35th anniversary, is for children enrolled in the program, and for faculty and staff members, and community supporters of the program. A delicious meal will be provided by the Culinary Arts Program.

The feast will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Children’s Center, located off Merrimac Way, on the southern edge of the campus. OCC’s Children’s Center director, Lucy Groetsch, expects to feed several hundred people.

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VALLERA-RICKERSON GIVES BENEFIT LECTURE FRIDAY
ON WORLD’S UNIQUE ART AND ARCHITECTURE
A benefit lecture, titled “Unique Art and Architecture Around the World,” will be delivered Friday evening (Nov. 18) by Orange Coast College art history professor, Dr. Irini Vallera-Rickerson.

The lecture, which is open to the public, is scheduled to run from 8-9:30 p.m. in OCC’s Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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OCC HOSTS HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DISABLED SCHOLARSHIPS
Orange Coast College’s Campus Colleagues Club and the Adapted Physical Education Program will join forces to host their 14th annual holiday luncheon this season to provide scholarships for disabled students.

The luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center.

A traditional turkey luncheon will be served, and holiday entertainment will be provided. A silent auction will be staged. Cost of the meal is $9.50.

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ORANGE COAST COLLEGE CERAMICS STUDENTS
SLATE 29TH HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE, DEC. 9-10
Art Pottery Sale Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10, on campus.

The pottery sale will be held in Room 113 of OCC’s Arts Center. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

OCC’s Mudslingers Club is sponsoring the event.

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ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT
SELLS CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS DEC. 9
Orange Coast College’s Ornamental Horticulture Department will conduct its annual public poinsettia plant sale on Friday, Dec. 9, on campus.

Approximately 12,000 plants have been grown by OCC’s horticulture students this fall in the campus’ five greenhouses. Plants will be sold in the Horticulture Garden, located just off Adams Avenue, adjacent to the college’s Technology Center. All proceeds from the sale are earmarked to fund future student projects.

The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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21ST ANNUAL ANGEL TREE PROJECT COLLECTS GIFTS
FOR NEEDY YOUNGSTERS AND SENIOR CITIZENS
Orange Coast College students have mounted a campaign this holiday season to collect Christmas gifts for needy youngsters and senior citizens.

Called the Angel Tree Project, this is the 21st successive holiday season that the students have conducted the campaign. The program is sponsored by OCC’s Associated Students and College Life Program.

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CAFETERIA CONDUCTS THANKSGIVING BAKED GOODS SALE
OCC’s Cafeteria is conducting its annual Thanksgiving Baked Goods Sale. Orders are now being taken, and will be accepted through today (Nov. 17).

Orders will be available for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. at the bakery counter in the Student Center Café.

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FRIENDS OF OCC’S LIBRARY HOST READING, DEC. 8,
OF "A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES"
A reading of Dylan Thomas' much-beloved holiday classic, "A Child's Christmas in Wales," will be conducted at the December meeting of the Friends of Orange Coast College's Norman E. Watson Library.

The program, titled “A Literary Holiday,” is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lido Isle Clubhouse, at 701 Via Lido Soud, Lido Isle, in Newport Beach. The session is open to the public. Admission is $5 for nonmembers. Seating is limited. Reservations may be made by calling (714) 432-5087.

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23RD HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR DAY SET FOR MARCH 21
Orange Coast College’s 23rd annual High School Senior Day will be staged on Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in the campus quad.

More than 4,000 Orange County high school seniors are expected to attend. Activities will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and admission is free.

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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Thursday, Nov. 17 Indian
Thursday, Nov. 24 Holiday (no lunch)
Thursday, Dec. 1 American Regional (Northeast)

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 $9, plus 70 cents tax. For reservations, call Ext. 25835 #4.

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

Performances will be staged Friday through Sunday, Nov. 18-20, in OCC’s Drama Lab Studio Theatre. Curtain is slated for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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THREE OCC SISTERS WORK TOGETHER
IN SOPHOMORE MUSIC RECITAL TUESDAY
Three Orange Coast College music students – who also happen to be sisters – will perform their sophomore recital together Tuesday (Nov. 22) on campus.

The recital begins at noon in OCC’s Music Room 101. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

The sisters are vocalists Breanna and Crystal Fry, and pianist Alishia Fry. The sisters are residents of Fountain Valley.

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OCC’S CHORALE AND CHAMBER SINGERS
OFFER DEC. 3 CONCERT IN IRVINE
Orange Coast College’s 100-voice Chorale and 24-voice Chamber Singers will offer a winter concert on Saturday evening, Dec. 3, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Irvine.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. The church is located at 7 Hillgate in Irvine, at the corner of Campus and Turtlerock Dr.

OCC’s Chorale and Chamber Singers are under the direction of music professor, Dr. Ricardo Soto.

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OCC’S 35TH STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
SET FOR DEC. 2 IN MOORE THEATRE
Orange Coast College will host its 35th annual Student Film and Video Festival on Friday evening, Dec. 2, in Robert B. Moore Theatre on campus.

The three-hour festival, sponsored by the college’s Film/Video Department, is rated PG-13. It begins at 7 p.m. A $5 donation will be collected at the door.

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OCC’S REPERTORY STAGES HOLIDAY SHOW
DEC. 9-11 AND 16-18 IN DRAMA LAB THEATRE
Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company will stage its annual holiday show for kids – and parents and grandparents – this season.

Titled “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social,” the holiday treat runs Fridays through Sundays, Dec. 9-11 and 16-18, in OCC’s Drama Lab Theatre. Curtain is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18.

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Orange Slices

THIS "PEARL" HARBORS GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS AS OCC’S SYMPHONY CONDUCTOR
The amazing Orange Coast College Symphony Orchestra, under the inspired leadership of director Ricardo Soto, was, 40 seasons ago, being molded into a coherent unit by its brilliant – and somewhat eccentric – first maestro, Joseph Pearlman.

The orchestra was founded in 1961. Concerts were held in the new campus Auditorium (now called the Robert B. Moore Theatre), which opened its doors in 1955.

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On A Personal Note

FORMER OCC DANCE STUDENT, NOELLE SNAVELY, now a UC Irvine dance major, captured first place in the solo category last weekend at the Palm Desert Choreography Festival. Snavely performed “The Awakening,” choreographed by OCC dance instructor, Amelie Hunter.

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter - Week of Nov. 14, 2005

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Book Talk

“The Art of the Start”
By Guy Kawasaki
HD 62.5 .K38 2004
 
“50 Ways to Protect Your Identity and Your Credit”
By Steve Weisman
HV6679.W44 2005

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Library Media/Computer Lab

“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”
Warner Brothers, 2004
DVD, 142 minutes
Location: Media CIRC PZ 7 .R79835

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

People over 55 with high blood levels of homocysteine have an increased risk of osteoporosis and fractures, according to two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine.

This substance has already been strongly linked to heart attacks and strokes.

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Did You Know

President John Kennedy suffered a severe injury to his back while playing football at Harvard in the 1930s, aggravating an existing back problem from birth. During his presidency, Kennedy wore a back brace for most of his workday. He was wearing a back brace on the day he was assassinated.

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