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GOT TURKEY GREASE? BRING IT TO THE RECYCLING CENTER
Mike Carey recycling greaseFrying up a turkey for the holidays? Don’t pour that grease down the drain! Bring it to the Orange Coast College Recycling Center instead.

The Recycling Center has teamed up with the Costa Mesa Sanitary District to launch a pilot residential grease recycling program–the first of its kind in California.

Kitchen grease is a major cause of sewer back-ups, according to Scott Carroll, general manager of the Sanitary District. In turn, sewer back-ups can pollute beaches, affecting everyone.

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HONG KONG UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR VISITS OCC MARINE SCIENCE STUDENTS
Wyss Yim, Ph.D. Wyss Yim, Ph.D., a geophysics professor Hong Kong University, stopped by Orange Coast College’s Marine Science Department last week as a guest of Tom Garrison, OCC marine science professor who also lectures at Hong Kong University.

Dr. Yim made a presentation at OCC’s Marine Science Club and also lectured to students in the Marine Science Honors Lab during his three-day visit.

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CALWORKS STAFFER WINS HOLIDAY DINNER CRUISE FOR CO-WORKERS
Hornblower cruise shipMayra Novasky, an hourly employee with Orange Coast College’s CalWORKS Program, had a compelling story to tell–how CalWORKS makes a difference the lives of students and their children.

Her description of CalWORKS’ efforts to help struggling families has won a contest with a grand prize of a holiday Hornblower dinner cruise in Newport Bay for Mayra and 19 of her co-workers. The group will set sail on January 6th.

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ANGEL TREE GOAL: MAKING CHRISTMAS BRIGHTER FOR 1,500 CHILDREN, SENIORS
students with Angel TreeStudents serving on ASOCC’s College Life Committee hope to collect 1,500 gifts that will be delivered to needy children and senior citizens this holiday season through the 27th Annual Angel Tree Drive by December 9th, the last day to make donations.

Christmas trees decorated with gift tags are located throughout campus, including the Library, Science Hall, Lewis Center, Watson Hall, Technology Center, Chemistry Building, Business Education, Science Lecture Hall, Literature & Language, Administration Building, Clark Computing Center, Forum, Puente Office and the Bookstore.

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ADOPT-A-FAMILY WILL BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO 76 STUDENT FAMILIES
The 2011 Adopt-a-Family program that will provide holiday cheer for 76 OCC student families, including more than 150 children.

Adopt-a-Family distributes gifts in mid-December, so donors should select a family this week. Cash donations and gift cards are welcome through December 19th, when OCC closes for the winter holiday.

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PAC TECH REPEATS AS CHAMPS IN ROBOT COMPETITION
robot competitionPacific Technology School-Santa Ana, located in Costa, repeated as the champion in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Invention Challenge at Orange Coast College on Saturday, November 19th. The “Pac Tech Kick” team scored 130 points with a miniature robot that successfully kicked a regulation football into a trash can.

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EXPERT TO REVEAL SECRETS OF BLACK HOLES
Aaron BarthUC Irvine's Aaron Barth, physics and astronomy associate professor, will be the guest speaker at Orange Coast College’s “Black Hole Night” on Friday, December 2nd, at 4:00 p.m. in Chemistry 214. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

OCC’s Physics, Engineering and Math Students (PEMS) are sponsoring the free lecture.

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ARTS PAVILION: 'THINGS THAT KEEP ME UP AT NIGHT'
film stillThe inspiring–and sometimes creepy–work of 20 artists will be on display through December 16th in the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion exhibit, “Things That Keep Me Up At Night.”

“The exhibition is charged with images and messages that will challenge the viewer and hopefully create a dialogue about many topics and lingering in the mind long after the artwork has been seen,” explained Arts Pavilion Director Andrea Harris.

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MUDSLINGERS SHAPE 1,000 PIECES FOR 35TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CERAMICS SALE
ceramics studentSixty members of Orange Coast College’s Mudslingers Club are creating more than 1,000 functional and creative ceramic pieces for the 35th Annual Holiday Ceramics Sale on Friday and Saturday, December 2nd and December 3rd.

The sale, which will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days in Art Center 113, will feature ceramic art priced from $10 to $80.


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CHRISTMAS MELODRAMA TO STAGE "RETURN OF THE PEPPERMINT PRINCE"
melodrama logoOrange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company will stage “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social” December 2nd through December 11th. Performances will be at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and 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.

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JAZZ ENSEMBLES TO PERFORM DECEMBER 5
Brandon FieldsSpecial guest Brandon Fields will perform with the Orange Coast College Jazz Ensembles on Monday, December 5th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. Paul Navidad will direct the concert.

Advance tickets are on sale in the OCC Bursar’s Office for $8. Admission will be $10 at the door.

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STUDIO HOUR SHOWCASES WORK OF DANCE STUDENTS
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 7th, in Robert B. Moore Theatre. Admission is $6.

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IMPROV TEAMS TO COMPETE IN FREE SHOW
Orange Coast College Theatre Arts students will present “Improv & Comedy Night,” when improv teams will compete for prizes by performing sketches and games based on audience recommendations on Thursday, December 8th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Lab Theatre. Recommended for ages 16 and above. Admission is free.

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DECEMBER 9TH HOLIDAY LUNCHEON PLANNED FOR EMERITUS
More than 500 retired faculty and staff members have been invited to the annual Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 9th, at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Center Lounge. Emeritus members should reserve their seats by calling 714-432-5707 or sending an email to eparker@occ.cccd.edu.


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HOLIDAY POINSETTIA SALE SLATED FOR DEC. 9TH
poinsettiaOrange Coast College’s Ornamental Horticulture Department will conduct its 34th annual holiday poinsettia sale on Friday, December 9th, 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, 14-inch bowls, centerpieces and hanging baskets. Prices range from $5 for the smaller plants to $40 for the 14-inch bowls.

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OCC STAFFER COLLECTING SMALL TOYS TO FILL JESSICA'S JOY JARS
joy jarJessica Joy Rees, Leon Skeie’s granddaughter, is 12 years old and has an inoperable brain tumor. Jessica felt bad for kids who had cancer who couldn’t leave the hospital. She wanted to cheer them up so she began Joy Jars.

Jessica puts various items in each Joy Jar to put a smile on a child’s face. Her main wish is that by Christmas every kid with cancer will receive a Joy Jar. This is a big wish since there are 50,000 kids with cancer.

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JURIED STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT RECEPTION DEC. 13
A closing reception for OCC’s Juried Student Show, featuring more than 150 photographs by OCC students, will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13th, in the Art Center. Students will receive cash and noncash prizes awarded by Cat Jimenez, executive director of the Lucie Foundation, who is serving as the event’s juror. The Student Show is open through December 13th in the photography galleries in the Art Center and Fine Arts Building.

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"MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR" AUDITIONS DECEMBER 12 & 14
promoThe OCC Theatre Department will hold auditions for all major speaking roles for Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” on Monday and Wednesday, December 12th and December 14th, at 7 p.m. in the Drama Lab.

Guest director will be Glendele Way, assisted by theatre arts professor Alex Golson as the show’s producer.

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WIND ENSEMBLE INVITES COMMUNITY TO FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Dana Wheaton will direct the OCC Wind Ensemble in its 9th Annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 14th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center. Admission is free.


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OCC THEATRE ARTS INSTRUCTOR PREMIERES "RICHARD REX"
The public is invited to a staged reading of “Richard Rex,” an original political satire written and directed by theatre arts instructor David Scaglione, on Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Lab Studio. Admission is free.

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CAPTAIN'S TABLE FEATURES AMERICAN REGIONAL FARE
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Diners at the OCC Captain’s Table will enjoy gourmet meals starring regional favorites found throughout the United States this fall. Reservations for the Captain’s Table, with seating on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m., can be made by calling (714) 432-5876, ext. 22. Price for lunch is $12.


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ECLECTIC CAFE SERVES LAST LUNCH OF THE YEAR
Eclectic Cafe logoFlank steak roulade with wild mushroom stuffing and vegetables, sautéed shrimp with grilled polenta and vegetables, and vegetarian pot pie make up the final menu for Eclectic Café on Friday, December 2nd.

A choice of appetizers includes mixed greens, manhattan clam chowder or crunchy fried calamari strips. Dessert will be peach cobbler. Lunch also includes a beverage and bread basket.

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OCC COMMUNITY EDUCATION
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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
OACC logoThe Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user's group, meets Saturday, December 3, on campus.

The club, which has been gathering at OCC for more than two decades, meets the first Saturday of each month (except holiday weekends), from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Chemistry Building, Room 214. First time visitors are free.

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OCC Newsmakers

“Record-breaking OCC instructor inspires students to take flight” tells the story of Richard “Smokey” Young written by OC Register reporter Sean Greene. Read it at http://tinyurl.com/OCC-Smokey2011.

Take a look at the robot inventions that competed in the football kicking contest at Orange Coast College on November 19th. The OC Register caught the action in a slide show at http://tinyurl.com/2011-OCCrobot.

Wayne Braga, 1952-53 Orange Coast College Athlete of the Year, shares his memories with Matt McLeod, a staff writer for Redlands Daily Facts. See the story at http://tinyurl.com/OCC-redlands.



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Pirate Sports Shorts

Pirate Sports Updates

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Book Talk

bookcover
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES
By Richard Russo, ed.
PS659.B52 2010

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

World AIDS Day this year is about “Getting to Zero.” Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths. Backed by the United Nations, the “Getting to Zero” campaign runs until 2015 and builds on last year’s successful World AIDS Day “Light for Rights” initiative encompassing a range of vital issues identified by key affected populations.”

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Did You Know

President John F. Kennedy suffered a severe injury to his back while playing football at Harvard in the 1930’s, aggravating an existing back problem from birth. During his presidency, Kennedy wore a back brace for most of his work day. He was wearing a back brace on the day he was assassinated.

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