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OCC HOSTS 35TH STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
Question: What do such television shows and motion pictures as “Lord of the Rings,” “I Robot,” “Everest,” “Scooby Doo,” “Team America,” “Survivor,” “Alias” and “Star Trek: Enterprise” have in common?

Answer: Each production features graduates of Orange Coast College’s Film/Video Program on its crew. In fact, OCC grads have worked on hundreds of Hollywood productions.

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PE AND ATHLETICS PROFESSOR, LEON SKEIE,
NAMED FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Orange Coast College professor of physical education and athletics, Leon G. Skeie, has been named the college’s Faculty Member of the Year for 2005-06 by a vote of the faculty and staff.

The Faculty Member of the Year Award, being given for the 15th year, is sponsored by OCC’s Staff Development Office and Academic Senate.

Skeie, 63, a Corona del Mar resident, has been a member of OCC’s faculty for 32 years. In 2000, he was named the state’s community college Fitness/Exercise Physiology Instructor of the Year.

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OCC RECEIVING CLERK, ELIGIO ORTIZ,
NAMED STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Eligio Ortiz, an Orange Coast College employee for more than 22 years, has been named the college’s Classified Staff Member of the Year for 2005-06.

Ortiz works as a full-time receiving clerk in OCC’s Maintenance and Operations Department. He also works as a part-time custodian with the Fountain Valley School District, and he manages a band that plays Mexican music during weekend concerts and special appearances.

Ortiz was announced as OCC’s Staff Member of the Year last Thursday (Nov. 17). Fifteen staffers were nominated by their colleagues for the honor. Members of Orange Coast College’s faculty and staff selected the winner during an election held Nov. 15-16.

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OCC INAUGURATES NEW FITNESS PROGRAM THIS SPRING
FOR ADULTS OVER 50
There may be no fountain of youth or wondrous anti-aging pill available on the planet today, but it’s been conclusively shown in study after study that regular physical activity is the next best thing to a magic bullet.

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OCC’S DISABLED STUDENTS PROGRAM
NOMINATED FOR DAYLE MCINTOSH CENTER AWARD
OCC’s Disabled Students Program recently received a nomination from the Dayle McIntosh Center for its Apple of Our Eye Award.

The Dayle McIntosh Center is a local community agency that provides advocacy and services for persons with disabilities throughout Orange County.

“We don’t know who nominated us, but it’s a very great honor to be nominated for this award,” said Bob Zhe, counselor for OCC’s Disabled Students Program.

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CAMPUS HOSTS THIRD FALL PDK DINNER TONIGHT
OCC’s third and final fall semester Phi Delta Kappa – Trabuco Chapter dinner program is scheduled for tonight (Dec. 1) in the Student Center Lounge.

The event is open to all.

Dinner begins at 6 p.m., and is $15 ($10 for students). Admission is free for the presentation only, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Vinta Oviatt for dinner at Ext. 21057.

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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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CULINARY STUDENTS FINISH SECOND
IN STATE COMPETITION
Orange Coast College’s defending national champion culinary team finished second Saturday (Nov. 19) at the California State Hot Food Team Competition, staged at the Professional Culinary Institute in Campbell.

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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.

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE AT COAST
Scholarship applications for Orange Coast College’s 2005-06 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. 24, 2006, at 5 p.m.

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ORANGE COAST COLLEGE CERAMICS STUDENTS
SLATE 29TH HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE, DEC. 9-10
Students enrolled in Orange Coast College’s ceramics classes will conduct their 29th annual Holiday 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
The 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.

The project will benefit children enrolled in OCC’s Children’s Center and will also support the outreach program of the Costa Mesa Senior Center. Other charitable organizations will benefit from the Angel Tree Project as well. Gifts are being collected on campus through Friday, Dec. 9.

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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.

Refreshments will be served.

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OCC TO STAGE THIRD ANNUAL TRIBUTE LUNCHEON
TO HONOR FAMED TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
Orange Coast College will host its third annual tribute luncheon next February to honor the famous Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.

The luncheon is set for Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at 11:45 a.m. in the Student Center. More than a hundred people attended last year’s luncheon.

Tickets are priced at $50, and proceeds are being used to fund an OCC scholarship for aviation students in the name of the Tuskegee Airmen. For ticket information, phone Ext. 25707.

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FILM SERIES CONTINUES TOMORROW WITH "MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM"
Dr. H. Arthur Taussig’s 2005-06 OCC Film Series continues tomorrow evening (Dec. 2) with the fourth in a series of five Frank Sinatra films. Tomorrow’s film is the 1955 classic, “Man With the Golden Arm.”

The session meets at 6:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Hall 119. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and OCC students.

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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Thursday, Dec. 1 - American Regional (Northeast)
Thursday, Dec. 8 - American Regional (Cajun/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 $9, plus 70 cents tax. For reservations, call Ext. 25835 #4.

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OCC’S CHORALE AND CHAMBER SINGERS
OFFER SATURDAY CONCERT IN IRVINE
Orange Coast College’s 100-voice Chorale and 24-voice Chamber Singers will offer a winter concert 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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REPERTORY COMPANY STAGES ANNUAL CHRISTMAS 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

THE BRIT WHO LIVED AMONGST US (AND ACTUALLY LIKED US!)
He was the “spot-on” Insider/Outsider who could be trusted to provide an impartial assessment of Orange Coast College.

There was just one problem: he turned out to be not so dispassionate. You see he, well…he ended up falling in love with us!

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On A Personal Note

OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENSES TO RETIRED OCC PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROFESSOR, BARBARA WRIGHT (1973-03), who lost her husband, George, Saturday of an apparent heart attack or seizure. George, 63, was on a training bike ride with friends in Santiago Canyon, near Cook’s Corner ...
 
CONDOLENCES TO MELANIE HIGGINS of the Personnel Services Office whose nephew, Brian Jackson, a Dallas police officer, was killed on Sunday, Nov. 13, in the line of duty ...
 
EVELYN HALEY, WIFE OF OCC CHARTER FACULTY MEMBER, CHARLES HALEY, died on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Charles was an Orange Coast College business professor and dean for 28 years ...
 
NFL SIDE JUDGE 125, OCC’S OWN LAIRD HAYES, will officiate the Oakland Raiders at the San Diego Chargers this Sunday, Dec. 4 ...

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter  - Week of November 28, 2005

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Book Talk

“Playback”
By Mark Coleman
ML 3790.C65 2005

“Intuition”
By David G. Myers
BF 315.5 .M94 2002
 
“The World of Christopher Marlowe”
By David Riggs
PR 2673.R54 2005

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Library Media/Computer Lab

“Daughters of Afghanistan”
CBS NewsWorld and Radio Canada, 2004
DVD, 58 minutes
Location: Media REF DS 3714 .D38

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

If you’re tempted to order Focus Factor because of its offer of a free bottle, or its money-back guarantee, think twice.

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Did You Know

The Ability House program is a partnership of Habitat for Humanity and Ability Magazine. The two organizations have been working together since 1995 to provide opportunities for disabled volunteers to assist in building accessible housing for low-income families where one or more members of the family have a disability. Ability House is looking for volunteers and donors to assist in this program. For more information, call (949) 548-1986 or visit their web site at www.abilityhouse.com.

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