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ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE DEPARTMENT
SELLS CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS FRIDAY
The Ornamental Horticulture Department will conduct its annual public poinsettia plant sale Friday (Dec. 9) 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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KICKOFF MEETING SET DEC. 13 FOR NEW VOYAGER SYSTEM
It’s been called numerous things, like ERP, Luminus, Banner, and an unmentionable or two.

But now it’s called Voyager – Navigating the New Frontier. The system will enable OCC faculty members, staffers and students to access in an efficient and effective manner such information as employee records, class rosters, purchasing information, class schedules, and registration materials.

A kickoff meeting to introduce the new Voyager System is set for Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Student Center Lounge. All students, faculty and staff members are invited to attend the open house.

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CSULB EXTENDS FALL 2006 APPLICATION DEADLINE
FOR UPPER DIVISION TRANSFER STUDENTS
California State University at Long Beach has extended the application filing period for upper division transfer students applying to non-impacted majors for the fall semester of 2006.

The original application deadline was Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005. It has been extended to Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006.

Orange Coast College is the number one transfer school to Long Beach. Dan Weber, director of OCC’s Transfer Center, says the filing extension will be a boon to his students.

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LADY PIRATE VOLLEYBALLERS VIE THIS WEEKEND FOR STATE TITLE
Best of luck to coach Chuck Cutenese’s Orange Coast College women’s volleyballers, who’ll be chasing a state title this weekend.

The double-elimination tournament runs Friday through Sunday at Selland Arena in Fresno. The top four teams from the north and the top four squads from the south will tangle for the state title.

The Lady Pirates are undefeated this season with a 22-0 record, and have won 66 consecutive games. They are ranked number one in the state.

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CAMPUS CLOSES FOR HOLIDAYS
Orange Coast College’s fall semester will come to a conclusion on Sunday, Dec. 18.

The campus will close for the holidays Tuesday, Dec. 20 through Monday, Jan. 2. Campus offices will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

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FOUR-WEEK JANUARY INTERSESSION SCHEDULED
A comprehensive four-week intersession has been scheduled for the month of January at Orange Coast College.

The intersession, sandwiched between OCC’s fall 2005 and spring 2006 semesters, will feature more than two dozen classes. The intersession runs Tuesday Jan. 3, through Sunday, Jan. 29.

Spring semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 30.

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OCC SLATES 2006 SUMMER SESSION DATES
Orange Coast College’s two 2006 summer sessions will consist of four, six and eight-week classes.

The first OCC summer session begins on Monday, June 5, and the second gets under way on Monday, June 19.

Summer classes are open to OCC students, members of the community, high school juniors and seniors, and students at four-year colleges and universities.

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SPRING REGISTRATION RESUMES JAN. 3
Orange Coast College will close its campus for the Christmas holidays, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 20. Registration for spring classes resumes on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Spring semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 30.

Registration for spring classes by touch-tone telephone will run Jan. 3-26. Applications are available online at orangecoastcollege.edu and will be available Jan. 3-26 in OCC’s Admissions Office. After the holidays, the office will be open Mondays through Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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OCC OFFERS 67 WEEKEND CLASSES THIS SPRING
Sixty-seven different courses that meet Friday nights through Sundays will be offered this spring at Orange Coast College.

Spring semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 30. The semester is set to conclude on Sunday, May 28. The first Saturday classes begin on Feb. 4, and the first Sunday courses get under way Feb. 5.

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CAMPUS COLLEAGUES HOST HOLIDAY LUNCHEON TODAY
TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DISABLED SCHOLARSHIPS
Orange Coast College’s Campus Colleagues Club and the Adapted Physical Education Program will join forces to host their 14th annual holiday luncheon today (Dec. 8) to provide scholarships for disabled students.

The luncheon runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center.

A traditional turkey luncheon will be served, and holiday entertainment will be provided. A silent auction will be staged. Cost of the meal is $9.50.

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE AT COAST
Scholarship applications for Orange Coast College’s 2005-06 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. 24, 2006, at 5 p.m.

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CERAMICS STUDENTS HOST 29TH HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY IN ARTS CENTER
Students enrolled in Orange Coast College’s ceramics classes will conduct their 29th annual Holiday Art Pottery Sale Friday and Saturday (Dec. 9-10) 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. each day.

OCC’s Mudslingers Club is sponsoring the event.

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21ST ANNUAL ANGEL TREE PROJECT WRAPS UP CAMPAIGN
FOR NEEDY YOUNGSTERS AND SENIOR CITIZENS
Orange Coast College students have mounted a campaign this holiday season to collect Christmas gifts for needy youngsters and senior citizens.

Called the Angel Tree Project, this is the 21st successive holiday season that the students have conducted the campaign. The program 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. 9).

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FRIENDS OF OCC’S LIBRARY HOST READING TONIGHT
OF "A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES"
A reading of Dylan Thomas' much-beloved holiday classic, "A Child's Christmas in Wales," will be conducted tonight (Dec. 8) at the December meeting of the Friends of Orange Coast College's Norman E. Watson Library.

The program, titled “A Literary Holiday,” begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Lido Isle Clubhouse, at 701 Via Lido Soud, Lido Isle, in Newport Beach. The session is open to the public. Admission is $5 for nonmembers. Seating is limited. Reservations may be made by calling (714) 432-5087.

Refreshments will be served.

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OCC CONDUCTS ENGLISH AND MATH PLACEMENT TESTING
THIS SPRING AT 37 COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS
English and math placement tests for high school seniors wishing to enroll at Orange Coast College next fall will be administered this spring at 37 Orange County high schools.

OCC’s fall 2006 semester begins on Monday, Aug. 28.

SOAR English and math placement tests will be administered more than 60 times at the 37 county high schools, between the months of February and May. Tests will also be administered on OCC’s campus throughout the spring semester, and are open to high school seniors and members of the community.

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OCC TO STAGE THIRD ANNUAL TRIBUTE LUNCHEON
TO HONOR FAMED TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
Orange Coast College will host its third annual tribute luncheon next February to honor the famous Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.

The luncheon is set for Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at 11:45 a.m. in the Student Center. More than a hundred people attended last year’s luncheon.

Tickets are priced at $50, and proceeds are being used to fund an OCC scholarship for aviation students in the name of the Tuskegee Airmen. For ticket information, phone Ext. 25707.

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UPCOMING FARE IN THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE
Thursday, Dec. 8 - American Regional (Cajun/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 $9, plus 70 cents tax.
 
For reservations, call Ext. 25835 #4.

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OCC’S WIND ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM CHRISTMAS FAVORITES
WEDNESDAY EVENING DURING FREE PUBLIC CONCERT
Orange Coast College’s Wind Ensemble will perform Christmas favorites next Wednesday evening, Dec. 14, in the Student Center.

The 90-minute concert, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is free to the public.

The 55-member ensemble is under the direction of OCC music professor, Dana Wheaton.

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REPERTORY COMPANY’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW
OPENS FRIDAY IN DRAMA LAB THEATRE
Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company is staging its annual holiday show for kids – and parents and grandparents – this season.

Titled “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social,” the holiday treat opens this week in the Drama Lab Theatre. The show runs Fridays through Sundays, Dec. 9-11 and 16-18. Curtain is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18.

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2006 OCC CHEERLEADERS PHOTO CALENDAR ON SALE
Orange Coast College's championship Cheerleading and Dance Teams are selling 2006 calendars featuring professional photos of team members.

The calendars are available for $10 each. Orders may be placed by contacting team coach Mike Reynolds at (714) 891-5223.

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SIX OCC ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS SWEEP AWARDS
IN COMPETITION HELD AT THE LAB AND THE CAMP
Six Orange Coast College architecture students have teamed up to capture the top two awards this fall in the 2005 IDEAS (Inter-Discipline Enriching the Arts Scholarship) Program, sponsored the The LAB and The CAMP in Costa Mesa.

The LAB and The CAMP are situated across the street from one another on Bristol St., in Costa Mesa. The LAB is located at 2930 Bristol, and The CAMP is at 2937.

OCC’s winning students will work directly with The LAB and The CAMP to formulate their proposals into working art exhibitions and installations, to be staged at each venue in early 2006.

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OCC’S SPEECH TEAM WINS FALL CHAMPIONS TOURNEY
Orange Coast College’s speech and debate team captured the Fall Champions Tournament held last weekend at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.

Forty-two colleges and universities took part in the tourney, which ran Friday through Sunday (Dec. 2-4) at Mt. SAC. OCC’s squad grabbed 20 trophies, and had 12 finalists in the competition.

OCC earned the overall sweepstakes and novice sweepstakes trophies.

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CAFETERIA CONDUCTS HOLIDAY BAKED GOODS SALE
OCC’s Cafeteria is conducting its annual Holiday Baked Goods Sale.

Orders are now being taken, and must be placed by Friday (Dec. 9). Pick-up hours are 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, or Friday, Dec. 16, at the Bakery counter. You must select a specific pickup date.

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OCC HOSTS CAMPUS HOLIDAY LUNCHEON TUESDAY
Orange Coast College will host its annual holiday luncheon next Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Student Center Lounge.

The luncheon begins at noon and runs through 1:30 p.m. All faculty and staff members are invited to attend.

The luncheon program will recognize and honor the college’s various accreditation teams, and the 10 OCC staff members who are retiring at the end of this month.

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OCC’S LIBRARY TO OBSERVE HOLIDAY HOURS
OCC’s Library will be closed to the public for the holidays from Saturday, Dec. 17, through Monday, Jan. 2.

The library will open for limited hours during the winter intersession, Tuesday, Jan. 3 through Sunday, Jan. 29. Library hours during the intersession are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from noon to 3 p.m.

The library will resume regular hours with the beginning of spring semester classes, on Monday, Jan. 30.

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Orange Slices

DAETWEILER AND DENISON…A PAIR OF UNFORGETTABLE COAST CHARACTERS
This column periodically runs biographical sketches on unforgettable Orange Coast College personalities.

Some of these individuals spent their entire professional careers at Coast, while others were here just long enough to wolf down a Coke and grilled cheese sandwich at the Portside. Many, I knew personally. All made significant and indelible contributions to the remarkable institution known as Orange Coast College.

This week’s featured personalities are Clarence Daetweiler and Frank Denison.

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On A Personal Note

CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF LONGTIME OCC STAFF MEMBER, VANESSA PARMELEE. Vanessa died last weekend after an accidental fall. A staff member since 1991, she worked for many years in the Administration Building, and for the past several years was an instructional program assistant. Funeral services are pending.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BARBARA WRIGHT’S HUSBAND, GEORGE WRIGHT, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday morning (Dec. 10) at Long Beach Poly High School’s Auditorium. The school is located at 1600 Atlantic Ave. A potluck lunch will follow the ceremony. George was a teacher and coach at Long Beach Poly for many years. The school has established a scholarship in his name. A well-conditioned athlete and a successful triathlete, George recently finished second in his age group in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii. He died Nov. 26 during a training bike ride.

NFL SIDE JUDGE 125, OCC’S OWN LAIRD HAYES, will officiate the Chicago Bears at the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, Dec.

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter - Week of December 5, 2005

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Book Talk

“The Volumetrics Eating Plan”
By Barbara J. Rolls
RM 222.2 .R6275 2005

“Gods and Monsters”
By Peter Biskind
PN 1993.5 .U6 B56 2004

“The Outsourcing Revolution”
By Michael Corbett
HD 2365.C67 2004

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Library Media/Computer Lab

“Hotel Rwanda”
United Artists, 2005
DVD, 122 minutes)
Location: Media CIRC PN1997.2 .H68

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

About 20 percent of passengers catch a cold after a two-hour plane flight, according to a recent study by researchers from the University of California at San Francisco.

People often blame poor ventilation, especially the recirculation of cabin air, but the study found the infection rate was the same in planes that used 100 percent fresh air for ventilation and those that recirculated cabin air.

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Did You Know

The California Telephone Access Program offers specialized telephone equipment and network services free of charge to Californians who cannot use standard telephone equipment due to a disability. Disabilities can include hearing loss or deafness, low vision or blindness, speech disabilities, mobility impairments and cognitive impairments. This program is offered through the California Public Utilities Commission. For more information, visit their web site at www.ddtp.org or call the Consumer Affairs office at (800) 995-6831.

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