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ORANGE COAST COLLEGE, CCCD INITIATE EIR FOR VISION 2020 MASTER PLAN
Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District are currently working on an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to address OCC’s Vision 2020 Facilities Master Plan. The project started this fall and the target date for submitting it to the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees for approval is July 2014.

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PIRATES RECLAIM REGIONAL SPEECH & DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!
The OCC Speech & Debate Team won the Pacific Southern California Forensics Association’s Fall Championship Tournament at Cal State University Long Beach this weekend by crushing the competition. More than 40 colleges and universities from California, Arizona, Michigan and Colorado competed in more than 1,000 speaking events and four styles of debates making this one of the largest tournaments in the country.


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OCC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR JANUARY INTERSESSION, SPRING
There will be plenty of classes for students this spring – 6% more than last year. And for the first time in four years, the campus is offering a large slate of intersession classes from January 2-24. Spring classes begin Monday, January 27.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SPRING 2014 WELCOME DAYS
Spring "Welcome Days" will take place Monday, January 27, and Tuesday, January 28 – the first two days of spring semester classes.


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OFFICE OF INSTRUCTION’S CATHE HUTCHISON SURPRISED BY STRONG ROWER RECOGNITION
“What are all these people doing here?” was Cathe Hutchison’s first reaction when she entered her Curriculum Review Committee meeting. She quickly found out when she was presented with the college’s Strong Rower Award which recognizes staff members who go “above and beyond” in their service to students and staff members.

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CULINARY ARTS TO SELL SAUSAGES THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12
Culinary Arts will sell fully cooked Italian sausages, ready for the BBQ, on Thursday in the Student Center while supplies last. Cost is $3 for one and a half pounds.

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DISTRICT COUNCIL TO REVIEW BOARD POLICIES
The District Governance Council will review Board Policies and Procedures, and students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit their suggestions by Monday, January 6.

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M&O INVITES CAMPUS TO RETIREMENT RECEPTION
Maintenance & Operation is hosting a retirement reception for Leo DeLeon and Marty Schindler, who have compiled a total of 73 years working for Maintenance and Operations. Both men are retiring at the end of this semester. The campus will bid them farewell at a reception on Friday, December 13, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Student Center Lounge. Coffee and cake will be served.

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ANGEL TREE DRIVE ENDS FRIDAY
The Associated Students of Orange Coast College will collect gifts for needy youngsters and senior citizens through December 13 as it wraps up its 29th annual Angel Tree Project.

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OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS MELODRAMA RUNS THROUGH DECEMBER 15
Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company will stage “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social” through December 15. Performances will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a matinee at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 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 are $9 and $7 at the door.


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OCC TO STAGE “NAUGHTY OR NICE” IMPROV TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THEATRE ALUM
The OCC Repertory Theatre is planning an end-of-the-semester improv show, “Naughty or Nice,” to help raise money for a clinical trial for Tim Sharp, a, former OCC theatre student and Repertory member who has a rare degenerative disorder, CIDP, also known as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

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FLORIDA SEMINOLES TO PRACTICE AT OCC FOR JANUARY 6 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles football team will practice in Orange Coast College’s LeBard Stadium before they take on Auburn Tigers for the national title on January 6 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.


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ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN
OCC’s Scholarship Office is accepting applications for 2014-15 scholarship online. Deadline to complete applications is February 28, 2014.

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STARBUCKS TO RE-OPEN JANUARY 6
The campus Starbucks will be open starting January 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The coffeehouse will resume its regular schedule when spring classes begin January 27.

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FREE ONLINE TUTORING DURING WINTER INTERCESSION
The Student Success Center is offering free online tutoring to Orange Coast College students during the Winter Intercession. Students must be enrolled in a class to access the service. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be accessed from any computer. Subjects available for tutoring online are math, physics, accounting and writing for all classes.

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LESS THAN U THINK CAMPAIGN TO LAUNCH AT ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
Students from OCC’s Peer Health Action Team (PHAcT) will join The County of Orange Health Care Agency, Alcohol & Drug Education & Prevention Team (ADEPT) in March to implement a four-week anti–binge drinking campaign on OCC’s campus.

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FACULTY, STAFF INVITED JOIN SURVEY ON CAMPUS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Orange Coast College has partnered with the RAND Corporation, a non-profit research organization based in Santa Monica, and the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) to conduct a survey to learn more about faculty and staff experiences and attitudes related to student mental health and well-being, perceptions of how campuses are serving students’ mental health needs, and perceptions of overall campus climate toward student mental health and well-being.

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GWC TO HOST GAY ALLIANCE SAFE ZONE TRAINING IN JANUARY
The Gay Alliance Safe Zone Train the Trainer Program will be presented at Golden West College for all interested faculty and staff members on Tuesday, January 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the GWC Student Center. The session includes lunch and refreshments.


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CCCD FOUNDATION INVITES FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Application deadline for The Coast Community College District Foundation Faculty Scholarship for 2013-14 is January 31. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.


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5 WINNERS RECEIVE $50 GIFT CARDS IN PEPSI SWEEPSTAKES
OCC Food Services announced the names of five winners in the Pepsi NFLSHOP.com Gift Card Sweepstakes. Winners of $50 NFL gift shop cards are Elivia Flores, Kevin Tanamas, Michelle Tolliver, Desiree Papelka and Kyle Viers.

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LAGUNA ART MUSEUM FEATURES INSTALLATION BY OCC’S RICHARD KRAFT
Film and photographs by OCC photography instructor Richard Kraft are on display in the Laguna Art Museum’s “ex•pose” exhibition through January 19.

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RETIRED OCC PHOTOGRAPHY PROFESSOR EXHIBITS TAROT CARD COLLAGES
Arthur Taussig, who taught photography at OCC for 31 years until his retirement in 2003, displayed his Tarot Card collages as part of a group show at display Art Installation Services in Anaheim last week. You can see Taussig’s Tarot Card images on his website at www.ArthurTaussig.com in the “Other Projects” tab.


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WINTER 2014 TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
Blackboard 301 – Strategies to Teaching and Learning Online
January 6 – February 1, 2014 – Online
Hybrid meeting, Monday, January 6, from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
This self-paced online workshop is designed for all faculty that wish to teach online for OCC or GWC. Participants are encouraged to attend the hybrid meeting; a final meeting required.

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OCC FACULTY CAN EARN PDI UNITS IN JANUARY WORKSHOPS
Faculty can take advantage of two classes that will be offered in January and include PDI units.

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COMMUNITY ED OFFERS EARLY REGISTRATION FOR SPRING CLASSES
Two of spring classes have been made available for early registration. The rest of the Spring 2014 classes will be available starting January 2nd.

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OCC ACTING & MODELING WORKSHOP BEGINS FEBRUARY 1
Orange Coast College Community Education is offering a series of eight-week classes in February and March that will help elementary and high school age students explore the world of acting on camera and runway and print modeling.

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OCC IN THE NEWS
The Daily Pilot reported that Coast Community College District will resume its January intersession classes for the first time in four years.
http://www.dailypilot.com/news/tn-dpt-me-1207-coast-expands-offerrings-20131206,0,7041136.story


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CAMPUS CALENDAR
Campus Events -  Cheer On the Pirates! 

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On A Personal Note

ALFRED PAINTER, 18 YEARS AT OCC, WON SALGO AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING TEACHER
Dr. Alfred Painter, chairman of Orange Coast College’s Philosophy Department and a professor for 18 years from 1967 until his retirement in 1983, passed away at his retirement home in Utah in June. He was 99.

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BEVERLY BARCK FOUNDED COSTA MESA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Beverly Barck, who began teaching physical education at Orange Coast College in 1949, one year after the college opened, died on November 20 in her retirement home in Beaver, Utah, at the age of 88. Her teaching career took her to Golden West College, where she eventually retired.

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Pirate Sports Blog

PIRATES TAKE THIRD AT CUESTA TOURNEY
SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Orange Coast College women’s basketball overcame injuries and pulled out a solid third-place performance at the Cuesta Invitational this past weekend at Cuesta College.
In the opener on Thursday, the Pirates (6-2) edged L.A. Pierce, 67-66. Coast used the hot outside shooting of Dayanara Armenta (4-of-9 3-pointers) and Chanelle DiCroce (4-of-5 3-pointers) to pull out the hard-fought victory. DiCroce led all scorers with 18 points and six rebounds, while Armenta added 17. Jasmine Matar tossed in 14 points and 11 rebounds, while teammate Raechelle Davis narrowly missed out on her own double-double with nine points and 14 rebounds.

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PIRATES GO 1-2 AT MT. SAC TOURNEY
WALNUT – The Orange Coast College men’s basketball team went 1-2 this past weekend, playing three tough opponents at the Mt. San Antonio College Classic.
In the opener on Friday, OCC topped San Diego City College, 84-74, to advance to the championship semifinals.

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