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THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
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Orange Coast College will be closed Nov. 26-29 in observance of Thanksgiving. The next issue of Coast to Coast will be Thursday, Dec. 3rd.

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ARTIST ALEX GREY TO PERFORM LIVE PAINTING DEMO SATURDAY
alex grey artArtist Alex Grey will perform a live painting demonstration at a special fundraising event at the Orange Coast College Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 20th.

The fundraising event, with VIP admission at $100 (5:00 to 10:00 p.m.) and standard tickets at $50 (7:00 to 10:00 p.m.), includes special goody bags, an art auction, entertainment and refreshments. Tickets are available from gallery director Andrea Harris, 714-432-5102 or alharris@occ.cccd.edu.

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CONTOPOULOS, PLUM AND RODRIGUEZ VOTED COAST COLLEAGUES FOR 2009-2010
The voting is in! OCC astronomy professor Nick Contopoulos is the college’s 2009-2010 Faculty Member of the Year. Nick was nominated by Arnold Guerra, III, associate physics professor.

Caryn Plum, part-time counselor, was voted Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year, and Betty Rodriguez, division/area office coordinator for Literature and Languages Division, is the Staff Member of the Year. Caryn was nominated by Jessica Nguyen, assistant professor, counseling services. Betty was nominated by Dr. Eduardo Arismendi-Pardi, Academic Senate president and mathematics professor, and Jennifer Peters, part-time instructor in communications.

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OCC'S SELF-PACED APPROACH HELPS STUDENTS CONQUER MATH
jamie blair with studentsOrange Coast College math professor Jamie Blair knows that some students have difficulty learning in a traditional classroom–especially if the subject is math.

“Everybody learns a little differently,” Blair observed. She should know. An expert on developing model learning centers, the topic for her master’s thesis, Blair put her expertise to work developing OCC’s self-paced mathematics program.

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BENEFIT ART LECTURE NOV. 20 TO HELP HOMELESS, AIDS VICTIMS
Orange Coast College Art Professor Irini Vallera-Rickerson will present “Unique Art and Architecture Around the World” on Friday, Nov. 20th, at 8:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. Admission is $10 at the door. Program organizers are also asking for donations of canned food. Proceeds will be used to support children impacted by AIDS, the homeless, recovering addicts and scholarships for OCC students.

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COMEDY PIRATES TO ENTERTAIN IN FREE PERFORMANCES
Improvisation, writing and directing skills of Orange Coast College theatre students will take center stage in a free performance on Saturday, Nov. 21st, at 8:00 p.m. in the Drama Lab.

Special free performances for OCC faculty and staff will be staged on Monday, Dec. 7th, at 5:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 11th, at 12:00 noon, followed by a special workshop at 3:30 p.m.

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OCC POINSETTIA SALE SLATED FRIDAY, DEC. 11
poinsettia sale flyerOrange Coast College’s Ornamental Horticulture Department will conduct its 32nd annual holiday poinsettia sale on Friday, Dec. 11th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The most popular 6-inch pots have three plants instead of one, which makes them lush and fuller than plants usually sold in stores. The Horticulture Department also has 4 1/2-inch pots, 12-inch bowls, centerpieces and hanging baskets. Prices range from $5 for the smaller plants to $40 for the 12-inch bowls. Hanging baskets are $30; centerpieces are $15.

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OCC STUDENTS LAUNCH 25TH ANNUAL ANGEL TREE DRIVE
students with angel treeOrange Coast College’s Angel Tree Project is 25 years old. Once again, students will collect Christmas gifts for needy youngsters and senior citizens through Dec. 11th.

Sponsored by OCC’s Associated Students and College Life Program, the Angel Tree Project places Christmas trees decorated with the gift tags at various locations on campus, including the OCC Administration Building, Library, Starbucks, Watson Hall, Student Center and Clark Computing Center.

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100 HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS VISIT OCC
More than 100 counselors from 40 high schools enjoyed breakfast, a presentation and had an opportunity to tour campus programs on Friday. OCC Counselor Anna Katsuki coordinated the annual Counselors’ Breakfast.

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STUDENT CONFERENCE PROPOSALS DUE DEC. 10TH
The Orange Coast College Honors Office held a workshop this week to encourage students to submit proposals for student research conference presentations next year.

Deadline for submitting proposals to the Honors Office is Dec. 10th. In addition to Common Themes mini-conferences held on campus, honors students and faculty may be selected to attend three large, multi-school conferences in 2010.

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FINE ARTS GALLERY EXHIBITS ELLIE BROWN'S 'KOREAN NOTEBOOKS'
korean notebooks“Korean Notebooks,” the work of photographer Ellie Brown, will be on display in Orange Coast College’s Fine Arts Gallery through Nov. 23rd.

The photographs of Korean notebooks began with the discovery of a number of student notebooks thrown away at the end of the semester, which Brown discovered while she was a visiting professor position of digital information at the University of Ulsan, South Korea.

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FRIDAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR ADOPT-A-FAMILY DRAWING
Get a chance to win an HP mini laptop computer or a wine-tasting weekend while you provide some holiday cheer to a struggling single parent who is also trying get an education at OCC. The EOPS/CARE Adopt-A-Family program is sponsoring an opportunity drawing to raise money to purchase food, supplies and gifts for needy students and their children. Individuals, organizations and groups on and off campus can also personally Adopt-A-Family for the holidays.

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ORDER THANKSGIVING BAKED GOODS BY THURSDAY
pie graphicGive your kitchen a break this Thanksgiving and order your holiday baked goods, including pies, dinner rolls and quick breads, from the OCC Student Center Café. Orders will be accepted through Thursday, Nov. 19th, and can be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 25th, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Double crust apple pie is $8.25, pumpkin pie $8.75, and pecan pie $9.25. Dinner rolls are $3.25 per dozen. Pumpkin and banana quick breads are $4.50 per loaf, and cranberry orange walnut bread is $4.25.

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SEE'S CANDIES HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER
see's candyThe OCC Harry & Grace Steele Children’s Center is selling See’s Candy as a holiday fundraiser through Nov. 20th. Order forms were distributed in campus mailboxes and are also available from the Children’s Center. Campus delivery is available or orders can be picked up at the Children’s Center between Dec. 7-18. Prices range from $6 for a Mini Holiday Fancy Box or Santa Bear Box, to $15.60 for a one-pound gift certificate. For more information, call (714) 432-5569.

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HOLIDAY CERAMIC SALE
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Find that unique holiday gift at the Orange Coast College Holiday Ceramic Sale on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4th and 5th, in Art Center 113. The sale begins at 10:00 a.m. and continues until 6:00 p.m. Friday, and 5:00 p.m. Saturday.


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RE-ENTRY CENTER SLATES NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS
The OCC Re-Entry Center will offer workshops this month on life transitions and empowerment.

On Mondays, Nov. 23rd and Nov. 30th, career counselor Jean Sayer, M.S., will share secrets of managing change in your life. The session will meet from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

“The Principles of Empowerment” will be offered Tuesday, Nov. 24th, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Dr. L. Cameron Mosher, a speaker, facilitator and results coach, will share a vision of how to achieve what you want.

For more information or to sign up, call the Re-Entry Center at (714) 432-5162. Admission is free.

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COASTLINE CLASSIFIED TO HOST HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE DEC. 10TH
Coastline College Classified Council will host its 2nd Annual Holiday Boutique on Thursday, Dec. 10th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the College Center, 11460 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley. District employees who would like to sell their crafts can reserve a table for $10. All proceeds will go to the Classified Council Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact Kathy McKindley at (714) 241-6350 or kmckindley@coastline.edu.

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CELEBRATING DIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE
The International and Multicultural Education Committee (IMEC) would like to welcome the campus community to come to our last meeting of this semester, Tuesday, December 8, 1 to 2 p.m., in Admin. 108, to discuss how OCC can better celebrate diversity on our campus. Refreshments will be provided.

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OCC Newsmakers

If you missed the Fall 2009 concert by the OCC Wind Ensemble, “Music of the Sea,” you can capture a few minutes of the performance on YouTube at http://tinyurl.com/OCC-Wind-09.

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Save The Date!

• ART OF ALEX GREY SPECIAL EVENT – Nov. 20
• A CASUAL EVENING OF MUSIC THEATRE – Nov. 20
• “UNIQUE ART AND ARCHITECTURE AROUND THE WORLD” – Nov. 20
• PHOTO GALLERY EXHIBITS – through Nov. 23
ART CENTER GALLERY
FINE ARTS GALLERY
STUDENT GALLERY
• COMEDY PIRATES and OCC PROJECT – Nov. 21 

Cheer On the Pirates

• MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. MOORPARK – Nov. 20

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News You Can Use

CAMPUS MAIL SERVICE ANNOUNCES CHANGES
 
District and campus mail services have been affected by the ongoing budget constraints. The District mail delivery position has been eliminated through a retirement. The campuses are now responsible for pickup and delivery of the campus U.S. and expedited mail.

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On A Personal Note

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Wally Roda Patrolled
OCC’s Campus for 15 Years

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Book Talk

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WATER
By Bill Houston
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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Alcohol-based hand sanitizer gels can reduce the spread of some gastrointestinal infections, according to a recent study of 292 Boston-area families with children in daycare. Half were given hand sanitizers and educational materials on hand hygiene: they were told to use the gels in the bathroom, kitchen and baby’s room.

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Did You Know

The Veterans Center in Garden Grove provides counseling, outreach and referral services to veterans to facilitate their post-war adjustment to civilian life. The center is staffed by counselors, social workers and a marriage and family therapist. All war zone veterans of all eras (World World II through Iraq) are eligible. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the more common problems facing returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as head injuries and the related cognitive and emotional problems. For more information, call the Veterans Center at 800/225-8387. For more information on veterans’ benefits, call 1/800-827-1000.

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