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IS THIS THE END? WHAT THE MAYA REALLY SAID ABOUT 12/21/12
“Is This The End?” Dr. Edwin Barnhart, archaeologist and expert on Mayan civilization, will speak on the prediction that end of the world is coming on Monday, December 10th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The lecture is free and open to the public. The program is presented by OCC Staff Development and the OCC Foundation.
“Is This The End?” Dr. Edwin Barnhart, archaeologist and expert on Mayan civilization, will speak on the prediction that end of the world is coming on Monday, December 10th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The lecture is free and open to the public. The program is presented by OCC Staff Development and the OCC Foundation.

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CAMPUS EXTENDS LIBRARY, COMPUTER CENTER HOURS DURING FINAL WEEK
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Orange Coast College will offer extended hours for students in several campus areas, including the Library, Computing Center and Student Success Center during finals week. Kristin Clark, Vice President of Student Services, announced the extended hours this week. The program is “an effort to support a culture of academic success that emphasizes the importance of studying.”

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ALEX GOLSON RETIRING AFTER 30 YEARS WITH OCC THEATRE
Alex Golson
After 30 years staging productions and teaching prospective actors and directors in OCC’s Theatre Department, professor Alex Golson is ready to step out of the spotlight.

The Theatre Arts professor began teaching full-time at Coast in 1982. Before that he taught part-time for four years and was a volunteer instructor in 1974.


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REPROGRAPHICS BIDS FAREWELL TO TWO STAFFERS
Jim SteadBev MillerOrange Coast College’s Reprographics Department will lose two long-time staff members to retirement at the end of the semester.

The campus is invited to a reception to celebrate the retirement of Bev Miller and Jim Stead from OCC Reprographics on Wednesday, December 12th, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Captain's Table.

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SPEECH TEAM TAKES 2ND AT FALL CHAMPIONSHIPS; COACH HONORED
The Orange Coast College Speech, Debate & Theater Team won second place at the annual Fall Championship Tournament held at Cerritos College in Norwalk last weekend. OCC was awarded second place overall and second place in Community College Sweepstakes.

Competition included 36 schools and played host to hundreds of students competing with more than 1,000 speeches.

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OCC STUDENT VETERAN PURSUES ACTING CAREER
Sam Kim
Orange Coast College student Sam Kim, an Army veteran, is on the road to making his dream of becoming a professional actor come true. In the past year, Kim has worked in several commercials and has been cast in a movie.

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DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAMS SEEKS VOLUNTEER PATIENTS
Students in the Orange Coast College Dental Assisting Program will provide low-cost dental exams and cleaning to volunteers this spring, according to Joy Myers, program chair.

Most volunteer patients are students referred by the Student Health Center, but the low-cost program is also open to staff, faculty and their family members, Myers said.

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PATHWAY DAYS INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO PROFESSIONAL MARINERS PROGRAM
Mariners Pathway DaysHigh school students will visit OCC’s Professional Mariners Program at the OCC Sailing Center on Friday, December 7th, for Pathway Days, a program designed to introduce prospective students to college opportunities.

Pathway Days provides high school students with opportunities to visit campus to experience hands-on activities in specific career technical programs.

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STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW PLANS AWARDS RECEPTION
Phillipp Scholz RittermannWinners in the Orange Coast College’s Annual Juried Student Photography Exhibit will be announced on Monday, December 10th, at a reception from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Art Center. The exhibit closes December 11th.

Juror for the exhibit is internationally renowned photographer Phillipp Scholz Rittermann. A minimum of $800 in prize money as well as non-cash prizes will be awarded.

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EXHIBIT FEATURES "LUCENT DOSSIER" SERIES BY OCC PHOTO ALUM
Lucent Dossier photo
An exhibit by OCC School of Photography alum, Peter Leal, “The Lucent Dossier Experience: Reflections From the Palace" will be open through January 29th in the Matsuko and Sati Yoshida Student Projects Space in OCC's Arts Center.

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OCC'S ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE CELEBRATES 35 YEARS
poinsettiasOrange Coast College’s Ornamental Horticulture Department will conduct its 35th annual holiday poinsettia sale on Friday, December 7th, 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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MUDSLINGERS TO HOST HOLIDAY CERAMICS SALE DECEMBER 7-8
Orange Coast College Mudslingers Club will sponsor the 36th Annual Holiday Ceramics Sale on Friday and Saturday, December 7th and December 8th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Art Center 113.

Hundreds of functional and decorative pottery items and sculptural forms will be available, all made by OCC Mudslingers’ intermediate and advanced students.

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"TOY MASTER GENERAL" TAKES THE STAGE DECEMBER 7
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Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company will stage “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social” December 7th through December 16th. 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. Tickets will be $9 and $7 at the door.


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RIGGS NAMED OEC MVP: FIVE OTHERS EARN ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
Karlee RiggsSophomore outside hitter Karlee Riggs was named the Orange Empire Conference's Most Valuable Player, as voted on by the head coaches at their end-of-the-year meeting.

Riggs, a Tustin HS grad who will be attending the University of Hawaii in the Spring, notched 373 kills and 195 digs in 2012. Her outstanding play also earned her a spot on the 2012 All-State Team.

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RETIREES TO ENJOY ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON DECEMBER 7
More than 500 emeritus faculty and staff members have been invited to the annual Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 7th, at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Center Lounge.

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CAFETERIA ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY BAKES GOODS SALE
Make planning for your holiday festivities easier by leaving the baking to the OCC Cafeteria.

The Cafeteria is conducting its annual holiday baked goods sale. Final day to order is Monday, December 10th. Baked goods can be picked up on Thursday, December 13th, between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria.

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PIRATES ON WHEELS PLAN SKATE TRAINING CAMP
Pirates on Wheels, OCC’s roller skating club, is planning a multi-week skate training camp over OCC’s winter break. Students and staff are invited to spend winter break learning to skate or improving skating skills.

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ADMISSIONS STAFFER WINS ADOPT-A-FAMILY GRAND PRIZE
Participating in this year’s Adopt-a-Family Opportunity Drawing paid off in a big way for Claire Ippolito, who works in Admissions and Records. She was the grand prize winner in this year’s Adopt-a-Family opportunity drawing. She won an iPad 3, 32 GB.

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FRIDAY IS DEADLINE FOR ANGEL TREE DRIVE
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Angel trees and festive donation boxes cropped up on campus recently as the Associated Students began the 28th annual Angel Tree Project. Students will collect gifts for needy youngsters and senior citizens through December 7th.

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ECLECTIC CAFE WRAPS UP SEMESTER FRIDAY
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OCC’s popular Eclectic café will serve its final lunch of the semester on Friday, December 7th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center until the end of the semester. This week’s entrees include roasted New York strip loin steak, grilled parmesan polenta or cioppino of shrimp, scallops and mussels.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPRING WELCOME DAYS 2013
Spring “Welcome Days” will take place Monday, January 28, and Tuesday, January 29 – the first two days of spring semester classes. We’re filling our slots with OCC staff and student volunteers to help new and returning students. You’ll spend your time greeting students and providing printed materials such as campus maps at one of the information tables in the Quad, Library or Watson Hall. We need help between the hours of 7:30 am to 7:00 pm.

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2013 SENIOR DAY SLATED FOR FEBRUARY 26
OCC’s next Senior Day will fall almost a month earlier than in past years. The event has been slated for Tuesday, February 26th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The change allows for efficiencies and cost-savings, and is endorsed by high school counselors who feel an earlier date gives students more time to consider options and apply for programs of study.

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CELEBRATING DIVERSITY: DECEMBER 2012 CALENDAR
This calendar is provided by the International and Multicultural Committee to celebrate diversity at Orange Coast College and in our community.

The following are celebrations of diversity for this month:

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Save The Date!

OCC Galleries
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News You Can Use

Voluntary Separation Program (VSP)
Access OCC's Spring 2013 Schedule Online!
2012 Campus Wide Holiday Celebration
Bus Fare Increase
New Year’s Eve Block Party
Chancellor's News Briefs

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On A Personal Note

Ray Rosso, charter faculty member and Orange Coast College’s first football coach, died quietly at home of natural causes on Friday, November 30th. He was 96.
 
OCC Student Needs Help For Heart Transplant 
 

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