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MR. OCC IS RETIRING!
Mr. OCC is Retiring!
 
Come celebrate (in your best orange and blue attire) with Jim Carnett at his retirement party.
 
December 12, 2007 from 3 pm-5 pm in the Student Center Lounge.
 
RSVP to jclevenger@occ.cccd.edu or 714-432-5707.
 
In lieu of gifts, contributions may be made to the Jim Carnett Communications Scholarship in the OCC Foundation Office.

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OCC’S ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT
HOSTS 30TH CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA SALE FRIDAY
Orange Coast College’s Ornamental Horticulture Department will conduct its 30th annual public poinsettia plant sale Friday (Dec. 7) 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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OCC’S $33-MILLION LIBRARY OPENS JAN. 3
Orange Coast College’s spectacular $33-million Library will open its doors to students and the public on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008.

OCC begins its four-week winter intersession Jan. 2. The Library will open for the start of spring semester classes on Monday, Jan. 28. A formal dedication ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m.

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FRIENDS OF OCC’S LIBRARY CONDUCT CAMPAIGN
TO EXPAND BOOK COLLECTION FOR NEW FACILITY
Orange Coast College’s Friends of the Library, in partnership with the OCC Foundation, is conducting a campaign with a goal of raising $500,000 to expand the book collection and increase student access to technology.

With the recent donation of $10,000 to the campaign from the Orange County Teacher’s Federal Credit Union, the campaign has raised over $90,000 to support the effort.

Information on the campaign was recently mailed to all employees’ homes. If you did not receive information, or would like more information, please call Doug Bennett at Ext. 25126.

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PROFESSOR, ANN HARMER,
NAMED FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Orange Coast College professor of biological sciences, Ann Harmer, has been named the college’s Faculty Member of the Year for 2007-08 by a vote of the faculty and staff.

It marks the second time that Harmer has won the prestigious honor. She was named Faculty Member of the year for 1995-96. She is the first repeat winner in the history of the award.

Harmer, who’s been an OCC faculty member for 29 years, will retire Jan. 25, 2008.

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STAFF ASSISTANT, JULIE CLEVENGER,
VOTED COLLEGE’S STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Julie Clevenger, an Orange Coast College employee for 20 years, has been named the college’s Classified Staff Member of the Year for 2007-08.

Clevenger, 38, works as a staff assistant in OCC’s Foundation Office. Orange Coast College’s Foundation is one of the largest community college foundations in the nation. Since its establishment in 1985, the Foundation has received more than $53 million in gifts.

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NEW "STREET," PIRATE WAY, ENTERS OCC’S CAMPUS
“Pirate Way.” Avast matey, it does have a swashbuckling ring to it.

But, what, me hearty, is the Pirate Way? A seafaring plunderer’s code of ethical values and moral conduct? Eh, not exactly.

Pirate Way is actually a new “street” on Orange Coast College’s campus…but it’s not really new and it’s not quite a street. At least, however, it is in keeping with the other nautical-themed thoroughfares on campus like Monitor Way and Merrimac Way (named for a pair of Civil War ironclads).

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SPEECH TEAM WINS FALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
Orange Coast College’s defending national champion speech, debate and theatre team finished first last weekend at the Fall Championship Tournament, held at Cal State University at Los Angeles.

OCC was awarded first place overall, second place in novice sweepstakes, and, for the fourth year in a row, first place in community college sweepstakes. The competition ran Friday through Sunday (Nov. 30-Dec. 2), and more than a thousand speeches were delivered multiple times over the weekend.

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Scholarship applications for Orange Coast College’s 2007-08 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. 22, 2008, at 5 p.m.

More than $300,000 in scholarships will be awarded at OCC’s annual Honors Night Banquet, on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2,500 each. The Scholarship Office, located in OCC’s Administration Building, is open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Thursday, Dec. 6 -Californian

Reservations are taken for 12 p.m. only. Meals are priced at $12, plus tax. For reservations, call Ext. 25876 #22.

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OCC CHOIR ALUMS TO HONOR RICHARD RAUB
IN FEB. 8 CONCERT
A special Orange Coast College Alumni Choir Reunion Concert is scheduled for the Robert Moore Theatre on campus on Friday evening, Feb. 8, 2008.

Titled “The Legacy Lives On,” the memorial concert will be held to honor the life of Richard Raub, director of OCC’s Chorale and Chamber Singers, from 1970-93. Raub died Oct. 5 following a long battle with leukemia.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m., and a reception will be held afterward.

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DENNIS KELLY LEADS BIG BONES TOUR SATURDAY
OCC’s renowned professor of marine science, Dennis Kelly, will lead 24 of his campus colleagues on “Big Bones Tour 2008” Saturday (Dec. 8).

The group will tour the L.A. County Museum of Natural History Warehouse. The day’s excursion runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is free, and lunch is Dutch treat.

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CELEBRATE 60 WITH 60
OCC’s latest “Milestoners” are Melissa Berta and Ursula Harturian! Congratulations to both for completing their first 15 activities.

Melissa reached her first milestone by attending a variety of meetings, visiting the OCC Art Gallery and purchasing discount movie tickets. Ursula is a music lover who enjoys the OCC Symphony. She also takes advantage of other OCC offerings such as the Swap Meet and Recycling Center.

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VANGUARD UNIVERSITY REP VISITS OCC TODAY
A representative from Vanguard University of Southern California will visit Orange Coast College’s campus today (Dec. 6) to talk with students interested in transferring.

Vanguard University is a co-educational comprehensive university of Christian liberal arts and sciences, located in Costa Mesa. It has an enrollment of more than 2,000 students.

The Vanguard University rep will be at a table in front of OCC’s Watson Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments are not necessary.

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PLAN TO ATTEND 60TH ANNIVERSARY ORANGE TIE GALA
SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 2008, AT THE WESTIN
Make plans now to attend OCC’s glittering 60th anniversary Orange Tie Gala.

The event is scheduled for Saturday evening, Sept. 27, 2008, at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa.

The gala will include a silent auction, Jim Roberts and his band, student performers, and dancing. Net proceeds will go to support the new OCC Library.

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OCC ADVANCED POP VOCAL STUDENTS
OFFER DEC. 13 EVENING RECITAL
Advanced Orange Coast College pop vocal students will offer a public recital on Thursday evening, Dec. 13, on campus.

The recital is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in OCC’s Music Room 101. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

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OCC’S REP STAGES ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW
DEC. 7-9 AND 14-16 IN DRAMA LAB THEATRE
Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company will stage its annual holiday show for kids – and parents and grandparents – this weekend and next.

Titled “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social,” the holiday treat runs Fridays through Sundays, Dec. 7-9 and 14-16, in OCC’s Drama Lab Theatre. Curtain is set for 7 p.m. Fridays, and 2:30 and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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OCC GRADUATE SIGNS BOOKS
Recent OCC graduate Sean Engard held a book signing last weekend at the ARTbar in the Artists Village in Santa Ana. He signed copies of "Socially Inept" (a book of poetry) and "Timeless Theater: Monologue and Play Book." Copies of the books can be ordered at Barnes & Noble, Borders and Amazon.com as well as Authorhouse.com (for Socially Inept) and iUniverse.com (for Timeless Theater).

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COAST NAVIGATORS
Coast Navigators are accepting applications from students who would like to serve as ambassadors for Orange Coast College by leading tours, staffing information tables at the beginning of the semester and helping out at special events.

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SENIOR DAY MEETING
All faculty and staff are invited to attend the Senior Day Committee meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. in Admin 108. If you would like to “officially” participate as a committee member, contact Mary Roda at (714) 432-5726 or email her at mroda@occ.cccd.edu to receive minutes and meeting announcements.

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Orange Slices

OCC’S NINTH PRESIDENT – BOB DEES – FEELS PRIVILEGED TO OCCUPY DREAM JOB AT THE COLLEGE HE LOVES
It’s been said by Westerners (perhaps erroneously) that the Chinese ideogram for "crisis" is made up of two characters symbolizing "opportunity" and "danger.”

It’s a lovely illustration to drop on a lecture audience but, truth be known, the analogy was probably cooked up by one of those self-help gurus who regularly appears on PBS…hawking books and DVD packages. How many of us speak Mandarin well enough to refute the paradigm’s veracity? But I digress.

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On A Personal Note

JENNY TRAN OF THE MAILROOM STAFF recently had a baby boy by C-section, and both are doing well. Ethan Tran weighed in at 7 lbs. 4 oz., and is 19 1/2 inches long.

NFL SIDE JUDGE 125, OCC’S OWN LAIRD HAYES, will officiate the Carolina Panthers at the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Dec. 9. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m., and the game will be shown on FOX.

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter - Week of December 3, 2007

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Book Talk

“Nabeel’s Song”
By Jo Tatchell
BestSellers
DS 79.66.Y36 T38 2006
 
“Workforce Crisis”
By Ken Dychtwald
HF 5549.5.M3 D93 2006

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

Did you know that library books, reference books, encyclopedias, and dictionaries are now available in electronic format? Did you know that when they're in electronic format, they often provide more information and interactive links than the print copies on the library's shelves are able to, and that you might be able to link to these sources when you’re teaching in a classroom or from your web site or your online course?

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Employee Commute Reduction

OCC’S JOHN DALE WINS NOVARA BICYCLE
 
MICHELLE NEAL IS $500 WINNER OF AQMD DRAWING

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

If you have high blood pressure, drink alcohol only moderately, if at all, and consume it with meals.

It has long been known that heavy alcohol intake raises blood pressure, and that food slows the absorption of alcohol (which is good). Now a study of 2,600 people from upstate New York, published in “Circulation,” has found that drinking mostly outside of meals significantly increases the risk of hypertension, regardless of the amount or type of alcohol consumed.

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Did You Know

Dogs for the Deaf have been providing service dogs for deaf individuals since 1977. Located in Central Point, Ore., Dogs for the Deaf is accredited by Assistance Dogs International. All of the dogs the organization provides are rescued dogs that would have been euthanized. The animals provide assistance similar to guide dogs for the blind and services dogs for people who use wheelchairs. For more information, visit their web site at www.dogsforthedeaf.org or call (541) 896-9220 (voice/TDD).

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