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OCC FASHION STUDENTS LIFT HOLIDAY SPIRITS
OF AMERICAN TROOPS IN IRAQ
Orange Coast College fashion students are generating some Christmas cheer this holiday season for American troops stationed in Iraq.

Students enrolled in two sections of OCC’s “Beginning Construction Techniques” (Fashion 100) class are presenting fitted sheets, personalized pillow cases and homemade greeting cards to a U.S. Army intelligence unit that recently deployed to Iraq.

The students worked together on the project in OCC’s Clothing Lab.

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OCC CULINARY ARTS STUDENTS
WIN SEVENTH STATE TITLE IN EIGHT YEARS
Orange Coast College culinary arts students are the state champions for the seventh time in eight years after winning the California State Hot Food Team Competition on Friday, Nov. 17, at the Southern California Gas Company kitchen in Downey.

The competition was sponsored by the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

By virtue of its state title, Orange Coast College’s 2006-07 team will advance to the ACF Western Regional Competition, scheduled for April 15-17, 2007, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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OCC TO OPEN CAMPUS STARBUCKS DEC. 11
Orange Coast College will open its campus Starbucks Coffeehouse on Monday morning, Dec. 11.

The 1,560-square-foot facility is located in the college’s new $6-million Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. The Pavilion, situated next to the Arts Center, includes an Art Gallery and a Young Artists Gallery. OCC’s Foundation has raised more than $2.25 million to help fund the building.

The Doyle Arts Pavilion will officially open on Friday, Feb. 2, with an exhibition honoring the college’s 60th anniversary. The Starbucks Coffeehouse will open Monday for one week, then will close for the winter holiday. The coffeehouse will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Spring classes begin on Monday, Jan. 29.

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Orange Coast College scholarship applications are now available. Students may download applications from the college’s website at:
http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/student_services/scholarship_office/general_scholarship.htm.

The General and Certificate Application is for continuing or transferring students in all disciplines. Most scholarships require a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher, however there are some exceptions. The instructions provide a clear explanation of the opportunities and the requirements for application.

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PASTRY ARTS STUDENTS CREATE ENTRY
FOR FAIRMONT HOTEL GINGERBREAD COMPETITION
Nine Orange Coast College culinary students, who are enrolled in the institution’s Pastry Arts Program, have entered a gingerbread house competition sponsored by the Fairmont Hotel of Newport Beach.

Guests at the Newport Fairmont will vote on the entries during the month of December. The winning team will receive an extended weekend at the Fairmont’s hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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OCC HOSTS DEC. 7 PEARL HARBOR COMMEMORATION
Orange Coast College will commemorate the 65th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor with a special program Thursday morning, Dec. 7.

The attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii took place 65 years ago, on Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941.

The campus observance, sponsored by OCC’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, will run from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Giles T. Brown Forum. The observance will include a Marine Corps color guard. The National Anthem will be sung by OCC history professor, Susan Smith.

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FORMER COAST DEAN, DR. JAMES FITZGERALD, DIES IN CAMBRIA
Dr. James S. Fitzgerald, an Orange Coast College educator and dean for 18 years, died Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 23) in Cambria, Calif., following an extended illness.

Fitzgerald, 80, lived in retirement in Cambria with his wife Marion. He’d suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for number of years. A memorial service will be held Saturday (Dec. 2) at 2 p.m. at Cambria Presbyterian Church.

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OCC’S STUDENTS COLLECT CHRISTMAS 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 22nd 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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ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT
SETS CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA SALE FOR DEC. 8
Orange Coast College’s Ornamental Horticulture Department will conduct its annual public poinsettia plant sale on Friday, Dec. 8, 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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PIRATES SWEEP GWC TO ADVANCE TO STATE TOURNAMENT
Golden West College's women's volleyball team landed the first blow to the Pirates' chin back in October, staggering the defending champs.

But on Saturday (Nov. 25), in the second round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs, the defending state champs landed the last and loudest blow of them all with a resounding 30-21, 30-25, 30-16 sweep of the Rustlers, returning to Fresno for the State Volleyball Tournament Friday (Dec. 1).

OCC (21-2) will take on Shasta (25-5) Friday in the State Tournament quarterfinals.

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ORANGE COAST COLLEGE CERAMICS STUDENTS
SLATE 30TH HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE FOR DEC. 8-9
Students enrolled in Orange Coast College’s ceramics classes will conduct their 30th annual Holiday Art Pottery Sale Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9, 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. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

OCC’s Mudslingers Club is sponsoring the event.

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OCC RETURNS SEVERAL DANCE CLASSES TO ITS SCHEDULE
Orange Coast College’s Dance Department is dusting off a half-dozen courses this spring that haven’t been offered on campus in two years or longer.

Spring semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 29.

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EXTENDED ED PROGRAM OFFERS FREE SIX-WEEK ESL COURSE
Orange Coast College’s Extended Education Program will offer a non-credit, six-week “English as a Second Language” course in January and February.

The course is free to all who qualify. Application deadline is tomorrow (Dec. 1).

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS SATURDAY
The Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, Dec. 2, on campus.

Featured speaker, Ivan Randall of ADS Tech, will explain how anyone can watch HDTV on their computer.

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.

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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Thursday, Nov. 30
American Regional – Northeast

Thursday, Dec. 7
American Regional – Cajon/Creole

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 $10, plus tax. For reservations, call Ext. 25835 #4.

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SYMPHONY AND CHORUS STAGE MESSIAH-SING-ALONG SUNDAY
OCC’s Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will host a Messiah-Sing-Along Sunday (Dec. 3).

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

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OCC’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY PRODUCTION OPENS DEC. 8
The annual holiday production mounted by Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company opens on Friday evening, Dec. 8, in the campus’ Drama Lab Theatre.

Titled “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social,” the holiday treat runs Fridays through Sundays, Dec. 8-10 and 15-17. Curtain is set for 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday nights. Saturday and Sunday matinees are scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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Orange Slices

TANDY GILLIS: NO COACH HAS EVER GOTTEN MORE OUT OF HIS PLAYERS
Frankly, they didn’t look very impressive.

They weren’t blessed with height, nor were they amongst the most talented of California’s JC basketball squads. There wasn’t a single player on the roster from a high school basketball factory like Mater Dei, Fairfax or Westchester. No diesel in the middle; no blazing speed on the perimeter; no flashy ball-hawking at point guard. But what the 1978-79 Orange Coast College Pirates had in spades was chemistry…and tenacity!

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On A Personal Note

NFL SIDE JUDGE 125, OCC’S OWN LAIRD HAYES, will officiate the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Miami Dolphins game Sunday, Dec. 3.

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter - Week of November 27, 2006

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Book Talk

“Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman”
By Haruki Murakami
PL 856 .U673A23 2006

“Killing the Messenger: Journalists at Risk in Modern Warfare”
By Herbert N. Foerstel
PN 4784.W37 F62 2006
 
“The Reluctant Mr. Darwin”
By David Quammen
QH 31.D2 Q35 2006

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

The OCC Library provides a variety of resources and services in support of the campus curriculum, information literacy, and lifelong learning. To access the OCC Library's library’s Web page, go to http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/library.

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Use an interdental brush if you have widely spaced teeth.

These tiny brushes are also excellent for cleaning around bridges and crowns, and for areas where the gum has formed a pocket because of gum disease. Studies show them to be more effective than floss for removing plaque between widely spaced teeth.

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Did You Know

The most popular disability awareness program in the United States was developed here in California. Working with many major employers, including Rockwell International, ARCO Oil and Lockheed as well as several state agencies, the Governor’s Committee for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities (GCEPD) developed the WINDMILLS program. The program is designed to address worksite issues such as job modifications, interviewing, attitudes toward disabilities and other factors affecting employment. Nationally, over 200 employers have used the program. For more information, call the GCEPD at (916) 654-8055.

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