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CERAMICS STUDENTS CONDUCT 31ST HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY IN ARTS CENTER
Students enrolled in Orange Coast College’s ceramics classes will conduct their 31st annual Holiday Art Pottery Sale Friday and Saturday (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1) on campus.

The sale will be held in Room 113 of OCC’s Arts Center. It will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

OCC’s Mudslingers Club is sponsoring the event.

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OCC’S SPRING ONLINE REGISTRATION IS RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
OCC’s spring online registration process began Nov. 13 and, to date, has gone very smoothly.

Spring classes begin on Monday, Jan. 28.

“Online registration is going quite well considering the magnitude of the project,” says dean of enrollment services, Kristin Clark. “We’ve completed continuing student registration with no major glitches. We've experienced small problems here and there, which were to be expected, but we’ve been solving and fixing them as we become aware of them. Change is hard, but everyone is holding up.”

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OCC’S HUGE NEW LIBRARY OPENS JAN. 2; DEDICATION SET FOR FEB. 5
It’s behemoth! The largest building on campus!

Orange Coast College’s spectacular $33-million Library remains on schedule and will open its doors in slightly over a month’s time, on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2008. The fences surrounding the building will soon come down, and the campus will be forever changed.

OCC begins its four-week winter intersession Jan. 2. The Library will open for the start of spring semester classes on Monday, Jan. 28. A formal dedication ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m.

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK CAMPAIGN
ECLIPSES $50,000-MARK IN COLLECTIONS
Orange Coast College’s Friends of the Library, in partnership with the OCC Foundation, is conducting a campaign with a goal of raising $500,000 to expand the book collection and to increase student access to technology.

To date, the campaign has raised more than $50,000 to support the effort.

Information on the campaign was recently mailed to all employees’ homes. If you did not receive information, or would like more information, please call Doug Bennett at Ext. 25126.

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ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT
HOSTS 30TH CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA SALE DEC. 7
Orange Coast College’s Ornamental Horticulture Department will conduct its 30th annual public poinsettia plant sale on Friday, Dec. 7, 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.

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2007-08 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Scholarship applications for Orange Coast College’s 2007-08 academic year are available in the college’s Scholarship Office.

Scholarship forms may also be downloaded from the college’s website (orangecoastcollege.edu). Applications must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at 5 p.m.

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PIRATES BEAT RUSTLERS, 30-28, FOR VICTORY BELL
The Golden West College Rustlers may have opened the night as owners and ringers of the "Victory Bell", but it was the Orange Coast College Pirates who claimed possession of the prized trophy by the end of the night, following a hard-fought 30-28 football decision Nov. 16 at LeBard Stadium.

It was a win that wasn't secured until the game's final minute when Chris Holmesly helped reduce the Pirates' blood pressure by falling on a loose ball from a GWC onside kick attempt, giving OCC the ball, the game and the "Victory Bell" following a one-year stint in Rustler Country.

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DOMINGUEZ HILLS REP VISITS OCC DEC. 3
A representative from the Admissions Office at California State University, Dominguez Hills will visit Orange Coast College on Monday, Dec. 3, to talk with students interested in transferring.

The Cal State Dominguez Hills rep will be in the quad from 2-4 p.m.

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VANGUARD UNIVERSITY REP TO VISIT OCC DEC. 6
A representative from Vanguard University of Southern California will visit Orange Coast College’s campus on Thursday, Dec. 6, to talk with students interested in transferring.

Vanguard University is a co-educational comprehensive university of Christian liberal arts and sciences, located in Costa Mesa. It has an enrollment of more than 2,000 students.

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OCC’S EOPS HONORS CLUB SOLICITS HOLIDAY LETTERS
TO SUPPORT U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
Orange Coast College’s EOPS Honors Club is collecting letters to be sent this holiday season to men and women serving in America’s military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Letters from home provide a gift of hope.

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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Thursday, Nov. 29 - Hawaiian
Thursday, Dec. 6 - Californian

Reservations are taken for 12 p.m. only. Meals are priced at $12, plus tax. For reservations, call Ext. 25876 #22.

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OCC’S 23RD ANGEL TREE PROJECT COLLECTS CHRISTMAS GIFTS
FOR NEEDY YOUNGSTERS AND SENIOR CITIZENS
Orange Coast College students are carrying out a campaign this holiday season to collect Christmas gifts for needy youngsters and senior citizens.

Called the Angel Tree Project, this is the 23rd 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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DAVID CHIDESTER, AUTHOR OF "AUTHENTIC FAKES,"
SPEAKS TODAY AS PART OF SCHOLARS’ SERIES
David Chidester, head of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, will discuss his new book, “Authentic Fakes,” today (Nov. 29) on campus.

Chidester is appearing as part of OCC’s fall Visiting Scholar Program. His lecture, titled “Plastic Religion: Religious Creativity in Popular Culture,” will begin at 1 p.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre. Admission is free. A book signing will follow from 2:15-2:45 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge.

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OCC CHOIR ALUMS TO HONOR RICHARD RAUB
IN FEB. 8 CONCERT
A special Orange Coast College Alumni Choir Reunion Concert is scheduled for the Robert Moore Theatre on Friday evening, Feb. 8, 2008.

Titled “The Legacy Lives On,” the memorial concert will be held to honor the life of Richard Raub, director of OCC’s Chorale and Chamber Singers, from 1970-1993. Richard died Oct. 5 following a long battle with leukemia.

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DENNIS KELLY LEADS BIG BONES TOUR
OCC’s renowned professor of marine science, Dennis Kelly, will lead 24 of his campus colleagues on “Big Bones Tour 2008” on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The group will tour the L.A. County Museum of Natural History Warehouse. The day’s excursion runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is free, and lunch is Dutch treat.

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SYMPHONY AND CHORALE OFFER MESSIAH-SING-ALONG SUNDAY
Orange Coast College’s Symphony Orchestra and Chorale will host a Messiah-Sing-Along Sunday afternoon (Dec. 2).

The sing-along begins at 3 p.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre. The Symphony and Chorale are under the direction of OCC music professor, Dr. Ricardo Soto.

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OCC TO HOST 60TH ANNIVERSARY ORANGE TIE GALA
SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 2008, AT THE WESTIN
Make plans now to attend OCC’s glittering 60th anniversary Orange Tie Gala.

The event is scheduled for Saturday evening, Sept. 27, 2008, at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa.

The gala will include a silent auction, Jim Roberts and his band, student performers, and dancing. Net proceeds will go to support the new OCC Library.

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OCC ADVANCED POP VOCAL STUDENTS
OFFER DEC. 13 EVENING RECITAL
Advanced Orange Coast College pop vocal students will offer a public recital on Thursday evening, Dec. 13, on campus.

The recital is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in OCC’s Music Room 101. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

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OCC’S REP TO STAGE ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW
DEC. 7-9 AND 14-16 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. 7-9 and 14-16, in OCC’s Drama Lab Theatre. Curtain is set for 7 p.m. Fridays, and 2:30 and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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OCC’S DANCE DEPARTMENT HOSTS INFORMAL PERFORMANCE
Orange Coast College’s Dance Department will offer an informal evening of dance Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Robert B. Moore Theatre on campus.

The informal performance is set to begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.

Beginning, intermediate and advanced-level students will be featured from a variety of different OCC dance classes.

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS SATURDAY
The Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday (Dec. 1) on campus.

The club, which has been gathering at OCC for more than two decades, meets the first Saturday of each month, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Chemistry Building. For more information, go to the Orange Apple website, at www.oacc.org.

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COAST 60TH ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE
It happened one afternoon about 2:30 p.m. during spring semester finals week in 1989.

The library was full of students studying for exams, but it was also relatively quiet. I thought I heard a strange noise coming from the alcove where the copiers were located. It sounded like coins tinkling together. In those days, the copy machines were owned by the Library and I emptied the coin boxes at the end of each week. Each copiers’ coin box had a different key and the keys were kept in a locked area. I knew no one had any of my keys.

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Orange Slices

"BARB THE BUILDER" LEAVES PERSONAL IMPRINT ON OCC’S P.E. AND ATHLETICS DIVISION
Before she’s through, Barbara Bond will prove to be one of the foremost architects and builders in the history of Orange Coast College’s Physical Education and Athletics Division.

She may even come close to eclipsing the construction legacy of founding dean, Wendell Pickens.

Barbara joined OCC’s faculty in 1975. After serving as a dedicated physical education instructor and successful coach for 29 years, she became the college’s seventh athletic director on July 1, 2004. Her official title is dean of physical education and athletics. Her three-and-a-half-year tenure as dean has been extraordinarily productive.

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter - Week of November 26, 2007

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Book Talk

“Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”
By Barbara Kingsolver
S 521.5.A67 K56 2007
 
“The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit”
By Lucette Lagnado
BestSellers
DS 135 .E45 M385 2007

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

Did you know that information on a contemporary author or a biography of a literary figure from any era and genre is now available online 24/7 and from off-campus? Are you aware that so many library reference books, encyclopedias, and dictionaries are now available in electronic format? Did you know that when they're in electronic format, they often provide more information and interactive links than the print copy on the library's shelf is able to, and that you might be able to link to these sources when you’re teaching in a classroom or from your web site or your online course?

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

If you’re trying to lose weight, keep a daily food and activity diary. You don’t have to track every calorie eaten or burned – just the act of writing down what you generally eat and how much you exercise can motivate you.

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Did You Know

The United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC) at Big Bear Lake provides accessible skiing and snowboarding to persons with disabilities including individuals with developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy as well as individuals with MS, spinal cord injuries and amputations. Nearly one half of the participants are juveniles. Other activities in non-winter months include fishing, kayaking, camping and mountain bike riding. For more information, visit their web site at www.usarc.org or call them at (909) 584-0269.

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