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OCC HOSTS COMMEMORATION FOR ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR
Orange Coast College will commemorate the 65th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor with a special program this morning (Dec. 7).

The attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii took place 65 years ago, on Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941.

The campus observance, sponsored by OCC’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, will run from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Giles T. Brown Forum. The observance will include a Marine Corps color guard. The National Anthem will be sung by OCC history professor, Susan Smith.

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SOCIOLOGY PROFESSOR, DR. TERRY TIMMINS,
NAMED OCC’S FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Orange Coast College professor of sociology and anthropology, Dr. Terry L. Timmins, has been named the college’s Faculty Member of the Year for 2006-07 by a vote of the faculty and staff.

OCC’s Staff Development Office and Academic Senate sponsor the Faculty Member of the Year Award, being given for the 16th year.

Timmins, 63, a Laguna Beach resident, has been a member of OCC’s faculty for 35 years. An OCC graduate, he joined the faculty in 1971 as an instructor of sociology and anthropology.

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REPROGRAPHICS TECHNICIAN, JIM STEAD,
NAMED COLLEGE’S STAFF MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Jim Stead, an Orange Coast College employee for the past decade after retiring from a previous career with Rockwell, has been named the college’s Classified Staff Member of the Year for 2006-07.

Stead, 71, works as a reprographics technician in OCC’s Reprographics Department. The department produces much of the campus’ printed publications and classroom materials. More than nine million sheets of paper go through the department’s printers and copiers every year.

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FORENSICS TEAM WINS FALL CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY
Orange Coast College’s speech, debate and theater team finished ahead of 47 other colleges and universities from throughout California and Arizona last weekend (Dec. 1-3) to win the Fall Championship Tournament, held at California State University, Long Beach.

OCC has now won the tournament three years in a row. Orange Coast is the defending state community college champion, and finished third in the nation last year.

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OCC TO HONOR TUSKEGEE AIRMEN FEB. 9
AT FOURTH ANNUAL TRIBUTE LUNCHEON
Orange Coast College will host its fourth annual tribute luncheon to honor the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II on Friday, Feb. 9, 2007.

The luncheon is being staged on campus to help celebrate Black History Month.

The event will include a new wrinkle this year. A 90-minute presentation for local junior high and high school students will begin at 10 a.m. in Robert B. Moore Theatre on OCC’s campus. As many as a dozen original Tuskegee Airmen will be on hand to greet the students. Special guest speaker will be former NASA astronaut, Capt. Winston Scott.

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STARBUCKS OPENS MONDAY MORNING ON CAMPUS
Orange Coast College’s Starbucks Coffeehouse will open for the first time Monday morning (Dec. 11).

The Starbucks is located in the new $6-million Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. The Pavilion, situated next to the Arts Center, includes an Art Gallery and a Young Artists Gallery.

The Doyle Arts Pavilion will officially open on Friday, Feb. 2, with an exhibition honoring the college’s 60th anniversary. The Starbucks Coffeehouse opens Monday for one week, then will close for the winter holiday. The coffeehouse will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Spring classes begin on Monday, Jan. 29.

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE
Orange Coast College scholarship applications are now available. Students may download applications from the college’s website at:
http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/student_services/scholarship_office/general_scholarship.htm.

The General and Certificate Application is for continuing or transferring students in all disciplines. Most scholarships require a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher, however there are some exceptions. The instructions provide a clear explanation of the opportunities and the requirements for application.

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22ND ANGEL TREE PROJECT WRAPS UP ON CAMPUS
Orange Coast College’s 22nd annual Angel Tree Project is under way on campus. The campaign to collect Christmas gifts for needy youngsters and senior citizens 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. 8).

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ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT
HOSTS CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA SALE FRIDAY
Orange Coast College’s Ornamental Horticulture Department will conduct its annual public poinsettia plant sale Friday (Dec. 8) 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.

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OCC’S WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM
SWEEPS TO SECOND STRAIGHT STATE TITLE
Coach Chuck Cutenese’s Orange Coast College women’s volleyball squad swept to its second successive state title last weekend at the California Community Colleges Commission on Athletics State Championship in Fresno.

The Pirates blitzed Los Angeles Pierce College in the title match Sunday (Dec. 3), 30-24, 30-21, 30-19, to win the state crown.

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ORANGE COAST CERAMICS STUDENTS
CONDUCT HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Students enrolled in Orange Coast College’s ceramics classes will conduct their 30th annual Holiday Art Pottery Sale Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9, 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. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

OCC’s Mudslingers Club is sponsoring the event.

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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Thursday, Dec. 7
American Regional – Cajon/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 $10, plus tax. For reservations, call Ext. 25835 #4.

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OCC’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY PRODUCTION OPENS FRIDAY
The annual holiday production mounted by Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company opens Friday evening (Dec. 8) in the Drama Lab Theatre.

Titled “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social,” the holiday treat runs Fridays through Sundays, Dec. 8-10 and 15-17. Curtain is set for 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday nights. Saturday and Sunday matinees are scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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Orange Slices

VETERAN OF MANHATTAN PROJECT KEPT HIS "CURIOUS MIND" NIMBLE AT OCC
Henry Rhodes was an Orange Coast College student for 13 years.

In no way, however, could he be categorized a “typical student.” He began taking classes in 1992, at the age of 72. He continued to do so until his death, at the age of 86, in April of 2005. Earlier, the Laguna Beach physicist earned B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from UC Berkeley, and worked on the celebrated Manhattan Project during World War II.

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On A Personal Note

NFL SIDE JUDGE 125, OCC’S OWN LAIRD HAYES, will officiate the Cleveland Browns at the Pittsburgh Steelers game tonight (Dec. 7). It will be shown at 5 p.m. on NFL Network.

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter - Week of December 4, 2006

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Book Talk

“Megatrends”
By Patricia Aburdene
HG 5388 .A28 2005
 
“Laurel Canyon”
By Michael Walker
ML 3534 .W285 2006
 
“Blog”
By David Kline
TK 5105.8884.K55 2005

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

The OCC Library provides a variety of resources and services in support of the campus curriculum, information literacy, and lifelong learning. To access the OCC Library's library’s Web page, go to http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/library.

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

If you live with a smoker and can’t persuade him or her to quit, that’s all the more reason to eat more foods rich in vitamin C.
 
It has long been known that smokers have low blood levels of vitamin C. Cigarette smoke is a source of free radicals; vitamin C and other antioxidants help inactivate these compounds, and are “used up” in the process. Thus, the RDA for smokers is 35 milligrams higher than the usual 75 milligrams for women and 90 milligrams for men.

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Did You Know

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) was formed in 1994 to support athletes with disabilities in their sporting and competitive activities. Over $4.8 million has been raised to assist 1,300 ‘challenged’ athletes with grants to pay for wheelchairs, artificial limbs and to help send athletes to the Para Olympics Games. For more information, visit their web site at www.challengedatheletes.org.

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