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FRIENDS OF OCC’S LIBRARY REACH 68-PERCENT MARK
IN $500,000 CAMPAIGN TO EXPAND BOOK COLLECTION
The ASOCC Board Monday (Dec. 10) approved a grant of $250,000 to go to Orange Coast College’s Foundation in its campaign to raise $500,000 to expand the book collection of the new Library and to increase student access to technology.

The campaign is also supported by OCC’s Friends of the Library.

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OCC’S NEW LIBRARY ON COURSE FOR A JAN. 3 TOUCHDOWN
Orange Coast College’s spectacular $33-million Library is preparing to 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 again 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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ECONOMICS PROFESSOR, MICHAEL OLDS,
LAUDED AS OCC’S PART-TIME FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Orange Coast College economics professor, Michael V. Olds, has been named the college’s Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year for 2007-08 by a vote of the faculty and staff.

OCC’s Staff Development Office and Academic Senate sponsor the Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year Award.

Olds, 67, an Irvine resident, has been teaching at OCC since 1983. He retired last June, but has remained on as a part-time instructor.

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EMERITUS INSTITUTE HOSTS HOLIDAY LUNCHEON FRIDAY
OCC’s Emeritus Institute will host its annual holiday luncheon Friday (Dec. 14), from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Student Center Cafeteria. More than a hundred retirees are expected to attend.

Guests will enjoy a buffet lunch prepared by OCC’s award-winning Culinary Arts Department, and students from Dr. Ric Soto’s choral classes will provide entertainment.

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FOUR-WEEK JANUARY INTERSESSION ON TAP
A comprehensive four-week intersession has been scheduled for the month of January at OCC.

The intersession, sandwiched between the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters, will feature nearly 75 classes. The intersession will run Wednesday Jan. 2, through Sunday, Jan. 27. Spring semester classes begin on Monday, Jan. 28.

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OCC’S CAMPUS CLOSES FOR HOLIDAYS
Orange Coast College’s fall semester will come to a conclusion Sunday (Dec. 16).

The campus will close for the holidays Wednesday, Dec. 19 through Tuesday, Jan. 1. Campus offices will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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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.

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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 lymphoma.

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

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CHRISTINA POSEY WINS EOPS HONORS CLUB RAFFLE
Orange Coast College student, Christina Posey, has won a beautiful new motor scooter in a raffle hosted by the EOPS Honors Club.

The scooter is valued at $3,500. The raffle was sponsored by Malcolm Smith Motorsports of Riverside.

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OCC HOSTS 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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WEB SERVICES ADDS MYOCC WORKSHOPS
Web Services is pleased to add a few more MyOCC Faculty Quick Workshops for those who were unable to attend the ones in November or if you just need a refresher.

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OCC ADVANCED POP VOCAL STUDENTS
OFFER THURSDAY EVENING RECITAL
Advanced Orange Coast College pop vocal students will offer a public recital 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
THIS WEEKEND 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 on campus.

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

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SILENT AUCTION TO BENEFIT OCC BASEBALL
The OCC Foundation is conducting a silent auction this week that will benefit the Baseball Team. Bidding begins Tuesday, Dec. 11, and will end at 12 noon on Friday, Dec. 14. Submit bids by email to Julie Clevenger at jclevenger@occ.cccd.edu. Julie will respond to individual bidders as bids come in.

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SENIOR DAY POSTERS NOW AVAILABLE
Senior Day posters are available in the Community Relations Office. Faculty and staff who would like to have posters are invited to drop by and pick them up. This year Senior Day is Tuesday, March 18, 2008.

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OCC STUDENTS ATTEND GLOBAL WARMING RALLY
Five Orange Coast College students and an alumnus attended last weekend’s Powershift ’07 national youth gathering in Washington, D.C.

The gathering was developed by organizers to find solutions to global warming. More than 3,000 students rallied, and five student leaders testified before Congress.

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EXTENDED EDUCATION ANNOUNCES SPRING 2008 COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
OCC Extended Education is offering more than 30 workshops on a variety of subjects this spring.

Classes range from bartending to retirement planning. A complete brochure describing the workshops is available in the Extended Education Office in the OCC Administration Building. For more information, call 714-432-5154.

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GEORGE BLANC TO PRESENT WORKSHOP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
George Blanc, who teaches OCC students “How to Start Business,” is sharing his expertise with area small businesses in a workshop on Wednesday, Jan 16, entitled: “Substantially Increase Your Profit Margin for 2008.”

The workshop, sponsored by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Saltzer Conference Room at the Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, 17100 Euclid St., Fountain Valley.

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Orange Slices

OCC’S "BODACIOUS BIO-BODY BABES" (AND TEACHERS OF THE YEAR!): ANN HARMER AND SHARON DANIEL
They’re more than colleagues; more than friends; more, even, than sisters.

They share the same office – and some say the same brain. They’re Orange Coast College (as-close-as-you-can-be-without-actually-being) siblings, and biological sciences professors, Ann Harmer and Sharon Daniel.

“We complement each other in everything we do,” Ann says. When you look up “yin and yang” in the dictionary, theirs’ is likely to be the photo next to the definition. “Sharon’s the brains, I’m the brawn.”

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On A Personal Note

NFL SIDE JUDGE 125, OCC’S OWN LAIRD HAYES, will officiate the Baltimore Ravens at the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Dec. 16. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. and the game will be shown on CBS.

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Staff Development

Staff Development Newsletter - Week of December 10, 2007

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Book Talk

“Biodiesel America”
By Josh Tickell
TP 359.B46 T53 2006
 
“Breach of Faith”
By Jed Horne
HV 636 2005 .N4 H66 2006

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

In this last article for this semester, I want to thank all the instructors who brought their classes or sent their students to the library. It will be so exciting to see you and our OCC students coming into the new library next semester!

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

To reduce the risk of cataracts and otherwise keep your eyes healthy, eat foods rich in lutein and zeaxanthin.

These carotenoids form the yellow pigment of the macula region of the retina and help absorb blue light (a damaging component of sunlight). Thus they play a protective role, like built-in sunglasses.

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Did You Know

The recently released movie, “Music Within,” is about Rich Pimentel who returned from Vietnam with a near total loss of his hearing. Rich learned to read lips and he initially concealed his disability. Later, he went on to be instrumental in the disability rights movement in California and the nation.

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