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OCC EXPANDS INTERSESSION TO 50 CLASSES
Orange Coast College has scheduled a robust four-week intersession with an expanded class schedule this January.

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CCCD, OC FAIRGROUNDS TO CONSIDER JOINT PARKING STRUCTURE PROPOSAL
The Coast Community College District may team up with the OC Fair and Event Center to build a four-story parking structure that will add 2,000 parking spaces that students could use while they take classes on campus.

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PIRATES CLAIM MEN’S SOCCER TITLE FOR 1ST TIME IN 22 YEARS!
NORCO – It wasn’t the easiest way to do things, but the Orange Coast College men’s soccer team managed to notch its first Orange Empire Conference men’s soccer title in 22 years on Friday, thanks to a pair of season-ending stalemates.


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OCC GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS TARGETS TANZANIA, SCOTLAND NOVEMBER 21
Tanzania and Scotland will be the settings for lectures by OCC professors on Thursday, November 21, during Geography Awareness Week. The program will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge.

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ECLECTIC CAFÉ CLOSED FOR SEMESTER
OCC Culinary Arts students will take a break while the campus Eclectic Café, which serves gourmet lunches every Friday in the Student Center, takes a hiatus. The café will reopen February 21.


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FOOD SERVICES SURVEY DEADLINE FRIDAY
OCC’s Instructional Food Services is asking students, faculty and staff to complete customer survey by Friday, November 22.

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FRIDAY IS FINAL DAY TO ORDER THANKSGIVING FEAST
Orange Coast College Catering can make your Thanksgiving holiday delicious, but you need to place your order by Friday, November 22.


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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Orange Coast College will be closed November 28 through December 1 to observe the Thanksgiving holiday.


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OCC STUDENT PHOTO EXHIBIT OPENS THIS WEEK
Orange Coast College’s Annual Juried Student Photography Exhibit opened November 20 and will run through December 9 in all three campus photo galleries, including Art Center Gallery, Fine Arts Building Gallery and Student Photo Gallery in the Fine Arts Photography Lab.


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BROADWAY’S AHRENS & FLAHERTY SHOWCASED IN NOVEMBER 23 CONCERT
Students in Beth Hansen’s Voice 3-4 Advanced Performance class will perform the music of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty in a Musical Theatre Workshop on Saturday, November 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.

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TRANSFER CENTER HELPS STUDENTS WITH UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS
The OCC Transfer Center is helping students prepare their applications and essays for University of California and California State University in a series of workshops this month. November 30 is the deadline to submit applications to California public universities.

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ARTS PAVILION TO HOST 1ST ANNUAL STUDENT ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Student work in “Pin Ups,” Orange Coast College’s 1st annual student holiday arts and crafts show and sale, will go on sale on Wednesday, November 27, in Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. “Come and buy your gifts early,” said Trevor Norris, the Arts Pavilion interim director.

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JAZZ ENSEMBLES TO PLAY ON DECEMBER 2
Orange Coast College music instructor Paul Navidad will direct the OCC Jazz Ensembles in a concert on Monday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. Advance tickets are on sale in the OCC Bursar’s Office for $8. Call (714) 432-5880 or order tickets online at www.occtickets.com. Admission will be $10 at the door.


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PATHWAY DAYS INTRODUCES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO OCC CAREER PROGRAMS
High school students will visit OCC’s Professional Mariners Program and Technology Division’s Manufacturing and Welding Programs in December.

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DANCE DEPARTMENT TO PRESENT “STUDIO HOUR” DECEMBER 4
Orange Coast College’s Dance Department will offer an end-of-the-semester informal presentation of classroom material and works in progress at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, in Robert B. Moore Theatre. Admission is $6.

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RETIREES TO ENJOY ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON DECEMBER 6
More than 500 emeritus faculty and staff members have been invited to the annual Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 6, at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Center Lounge. Retirees should reserve their seat by calling 714-432-5707 or sending an email to rkinn@occ.cccd.edu.

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OCC’S ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE SLATED FOR DECEMBER 6
Orange Coast College’s Ornamental Horticulture Department will conduct its 36th annual holiday poinsettia sale on Friday, December 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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MUDSLINGERS TO HOST HOLIDAY CERAMICS SALE DECEMBER 6-7
Orange Coast College Mudslingers Club will sponsor the 37th Annual Holiday Ceramics Sale on Friday and Saturday, December 6-7, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Art Center 113.

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OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS MELODRAMA OPENS DECEMBER 6
Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company will stage “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social” December 6 through December 15. Performances will be at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with matinees at 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Advance tickets, at $7 for adults and $5 for children and seniors, are on sale in the Bursar’s Office at (714) 432-5880 and online at www.occtickets.com. Tickets will be $9 and $7 at the door.


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GUITAR ENSEMBLES TO PERFORM DECEMBER 10
OCC music instructors Adam Pettit and Dave Murdy will direct the OCC Guitar Ensemble in a performance on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. Tickets are available for $10 at the OCC Bursar’s Office, (714) 432-5880 or at www.occtickets.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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WIND ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT
The Orange Coast College Wind Ensemble will kick off the holiday season with a free performance of holiday favorites during its 10th Annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the OCC Student Center.

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M&O EMPLOYEES RETIRING AFTER A COMBINED 73 YEARS OF SERVICE
Maintenance and Operations will bid farewell to two employees who worked on campus for a total of 73 years. A reception will honor Leo DeLeon, a skilled maintenance worker, and groundskeeper Marty Schindler. Faculty, students and staff are invited to drop by on Friday, December 13, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Student Center Lounge. Coffee and cake will be served.


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OCC TO STAGE “NAUGHTY OR NICE” IMPROV TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THEATRE ALUM
The OCC Repertory Theatre is planning an end-of-the-semester improv show, “Naughty or Nice,” to help raise money for a clinical trial for Tim Sharp, a, former OCC theatre student and Repertory member who has a rare degenerative disorder, CIDP, also known as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

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GWC TO HOST GAY ALLIANCE SAFE ZONE TRAINING IN JANUARY
The Gay Alliance Safe Zone Train the Trainer Program will be presented at Golden West College for all interested faculty and staff members on Tuesday, January 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the GWC Student Center. The session includes lunch and refreshments.

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ANGEL TREE DRIVE COLLECTS GIFTS FOR NEEDY CHILDREN, SENIORS
Angel trees and festive donation boxes cropped up on campus recently as the Associated Students began the 29th annual Angel Tree Project. Students will collect gifts for needy youngsters and senior citizens through December 13.


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CCCD FOUNDATION INVITES FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Application deadline for The Coast Community College District Foundation Faculty Scholarship for 2013-14 is January 31. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

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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 27th. This year’s top prize is $500 cash, just in time for Black Friday shopping.


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CHANCELLOR’S NEWS BRIEF
To view the November 15, 2013, edition of the Chancellor’s News Brief, please use the following link.

http://www.cccd.edu/aboutus/Pages/chancellors-news-briefs.aspx



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WINTER 2014 TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
Blackboard 301 – Strategies to Teaching and Learning Online
January 6 – February 1, 2014 – Online
Hybrid meeting, Monday, January 6, from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
This self-paced online workshop is designed for all faculty that wish to teach online for OCC or GWC. Participants are encouraged to attend the hybrid meeting; a final meeting required.

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LIBRARY SLATES OPEN WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS
The Orange Coast College Library is offering open workshops to help students with research in the physical and virtual library. Students do not need to make a reservation, but can just drop in. These 60-minute workshops are held in the Library’s Lecture Room, located at the Library entrance. Extra credit slips will be provided.


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CELEBRATING DIVERSITY: NOVEMBER 2013 CALENDAR
This calendar is provided by the International and Multicultural Committee to celebrate diversity at Orange Coast College and in our community.

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COMMUNITY ED OFFERS FALL CLASSES
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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OCC IN THE NEWS
Architecture students at OCC from left, Vuong Chu, 25, from Anaheim, and Aaron Anderson, 32, from Newport, build a frame for Little Free Libraries for two children's centers on campus. The OC Register reported on the project by 15 OCC honors architecture students.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/libraries-537501-books-children.html


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CAMPUS CALENDAR
Campus Galleries - Campus Events - Cheer On the Pirates!


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Pirate Sports Blog

DAPELLO'S TWO GOALS LIFT PIRATES PAST LASERS, 2-1
COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College women’s soccer clinched second place in the always-tough Orange Empire Conference with a 2-1 win over visiting Irvine Valley on Friday inside LeBard Stadium.


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PIRATES RALLY LATE, BUT COME UP SHORT IN LOSS TO MOORPARK
COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College men's basketball team nearly came back from a 13-point, second-half deficit, but ran out of time in Friday night's 66-62 nonconference loss to visiting Moorpark College.


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PIRATES FALL IN OT TO GROSSMONT, 13-12
NORWALK -- The 2013 season came to a bitter end for the Orange Coast College men's water polo team as the Pirates were upset by Grossmont College, 13-12 in overtime on Friday at the Southern California Regional Championships held at Cerritos College.


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PIRATES START SEASON STRONG WITH WIN OVER VICTOR VALLEY
MT. SAN JACINTO -- The Orange Coast College women’s basketball team opened the 2013 season season on the right foot with an 85-48 win over Victor Valley in the opening round of the Mt. San Jacinto Tournament on Friday.


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PIRATES’ SEASON ENDS WITH LOSS TO RIVERSIDE
NORWALK -- An old conference foe put an end to the 2013 season for the Orange Coast College women’s water polo team as the Pirates fell to Riverside City College 11-5 on Friday at the Southern California Regional Championships, held at Cerritos College.

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LASERS TAKE CARE OF PIRATES
COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College women’s volleyball team took on the state’s No. 2 ranked team -- Irvine Valley College -- and it was the visiting Lasers who came out on top, winning 25-18, 25-20, 25-22 over the Pirates on Wednesday night inside the Peterson Gym.


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