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DR. DING-JO CURRIE BECOMES CCCD’S FIRST WOMAN CHANCELLOR
Dr. Ding-Jo H CurrieDr. Ding-Jo H Currie was named chancellor for the Coast Community College District in a unanimous decision by the CCCD Board of Trustees on Nov. 18. Dr. Currie is the first female Chancellor in the Coast District history.

Dr. Currie was president of Coastline Community College for seven years. Since January, she has served as the interim chancellor during the leadership transition period. As the new chancellor, Dr. Currie will lead the administration of three community colleges, including OCC, Golden West College and Coastline College. The District serves 60,000 students in western Orange County and another 20,000 military students worldwide.

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JURIED STUDENT SHOW, RECEPTION FEATURES 50 PHOTOGRAPHS
Fifty photographs submitted by Orange Coast College students are on display through Tuesday, Dec. 15th, in the college’s three photo galleries, Art Center, 2nd floor; Fine Arts Lobby, and Student Gallery in Fine Arts Building, as part of a Juried Student Show. The public is invited to a closing reception on Monday, Dec. 14th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Art Center.

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HOLIDAY CERAMIC SALE
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The Orange Coast College Ceramics Department will hold its 33rd Annual Ceramic Holiday Sale Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4th and Dec. 5th, in Arts Center 113. The sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The two-day sale will focus on functional as well as decorative pottery. Hundreds of items, created by more than 25 intermediate to advanced-level OCC ceramics students, will be available for sale. For information, phone (714) 432-5843.

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FACULTY SENATE SELECTS WRITER FOR ACCREDITATION REPORT
The Faculty Senate has selected Jennifer Peters, a part-time instructor at Orange Coast College since 1998, as the faculty writer for Orange Coast College’s Focused Midterm Report 2010.

The assignment was made shortly before the first draft of the report is due for campus review this week. Jennifer will work with lead writer Mary Roda during the next three months to prepare the final version that will be submitted to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in March.

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STUDENT CONFERENCE PROPOSALS DUE DEC. 10TH
Proposals for student research conference presentations should be submitted to the Honors Office by Thursday, Dec. 10th. In addition to Common Themes mini-conferences held on campus, honors students and faculty may be selected to attend three large, multi-school conferences in 2010.

For more information about presenting at conferences, call 714.432.5601

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MACINTOSH USERS GROUP MEETS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
OACC logoThe Orange Apple Computer Club, a Macintosh user’s group, meets Saturday, December 5, on campus.

December's main presentation starts at 10:00 and will feature Steve Spiegel and Greg Locke talking about Apple's iChat, what's it for, how to use and how to how to get a free account. We suggest those with laptops to bring them along and learn how to use it. There will also be a brief demonstration on BeLight's Live Interior 3D, Art Text 2 and Get Backup software.

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ADOPT-A-FAMILY SEEKS ADDITIONAL DONORS; SLATES FLAPJACK BREAKFAST
OCC’s Adopt-A-Family program still has families in need and is encouraging OCC departments to sponsor a family for the holidays. The EOPS Office is also accepting monetary donations. Checks should be made out to the OCC Foundation (write Adopt-A-Family in the memo line). Donors will receive a letter from the Foundation for their charitable contributions.

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ADOPT-A-FAMILY DRAWING WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Paul Wisner in the Bursar’s Office won the grand prize HP Mini Netbook in the Adopt-A-Family drawing last week. Nancy Keyser of Admissions and Records will enjoy a one-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa valued at $500.

Lioba Kagina, a student, won tickets to Disneyland, while Carolyn Thomas of Admissions and Records will enjoy a trip to Sea World. Student Rachel Hopp won two tickets to Medieval Times. Student Shannon O’Neal won a $1000 Bradford family portrait, and student Kayla LaBounty won a $1000 Rowley Child Only Portrait.

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CAR POOLING PAYS OFF FOR DISTRICT ACCOUNTING TECH
Kahn RaddavongKahn Raddavong, District’s accounting tech, is the winner of the $200 quarterly drawing offered by OCC’s AQMD Commute Reduction Program. Kahn has worked for the CCCD since 1990 and has been a member of OCC’s Commute Reduction Program for three years. He plans to buy gifts for his grandson and granddaughter with the prize money.

Kahn carpools with his daughter and grandson to work and has an overall commute of 46 miles. By carpooling, Kahn saves money on gas and reduces traffic congestion and harmful emissions from combustion engines.

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COASTLINE CLASSIFIED TO HOST HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE DEC. 10TH
Coastline College Classified Council will host its 2nd Annual Holiday Boutique on Thursday, Dec. 10th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the College Center, 11460 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley. District employees who would like to sell their crafts can reserve a table for $10. All proceeds will go to the Classified Council Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact Kathy McKindley at (714) 241-6350 or kmckindley@coastline.edu.

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CELEBRATING MULTICULTURALISM AT OCC - DECEMBER 2009 CALENDAR
Provided by the Multicultural Committee

The following are celebrations of culture for December 2009:

1st World AIDS Day
Universal Human Rights Month
8 – Bodhi’s Day (Buddhist)
12 – Hanukkah* (Jewish)
12 – Virgin of Guadalupe (Mexico)
16-25 – Las Posadas (Mexico)
18 – Muharram or Muslim New Year
25 – Christmas (Christian, Roman Catholic, International)
26 – Kwanzaa (African-American, Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, 2010)
*Note: Jewish and Muslim celebrations begin at sundown.

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Save The Date!

• HOLIDAY CERAMICS SALE – Dec. 4 & 5
• STUDIO HOUR – Dec. 9
• AN OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS MELODRAMA AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Dec. 4-13
• COMEDY PIRATES and OCC PROJECT – Dec. 7 & 11
• POINSETTIA SALE – Dec. 11
• POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE – Dec. 11
• JURIED STUDENT SHOW – through Dec. 15
• OCC WIND ENSEMBLE CHRISTMAS CONCERT – Dec. 16
• ART OF ALEX GREY EXHIBIT – through Dec. 18
   What’s With All the HOOPLA - 6:30 p.m. – Friday, Dec. 11
   Yoga Dance and Kirtan - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Saturday, Dec. 12
   Closing Night Event – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Saturday, Dec. 18

Cheer On the Pirates

• WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. MT. SAN JACINTO – Dec. 11 

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News You Can Use

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The OCC Spring 2010 Class Schedule is available online. Visit http://tinyurl.com/occ-spring09.

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Pirate Sports Shorts

Pirate Sports Updates

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Book Talk

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IMMIGRATION AND THE AMERICAN DREAM
By Margaret Sands Orchowski
JV6483.O73 2008


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Did You Know

Wheelchair Recycler is an organization that rebuilds and repairs wheelchairs, which are then given away or sold at a very low price to low-income and underinsured wheelchair users. The organization was formed by David Heim of Marlborough, MA, in 2000. David was a former machine shop manager who in 1995 was injured in a DUI driving accident.

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