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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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OCC CONDUCTS PEARL HARBOR COMMEMORATION
More than 300 students, staff and community members attended OCC’s Pearl Harbor commemoration last Thursday morning, Dec. 7.

The campus observance, sponsored by OCC’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, ran from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Giles T. Brown Forum. The National Anthem was led by OCC history professor, Susan Smith.

Keynote speaker was George Key, great-great-grandson of Francis Scott Key, author of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The 82-year-old Key is a World War II and Korean War veteran. The title of his speech was “American Resilience and Resolve.”

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BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATIONS INSTRUCTOR
NAMED PART-TIME FACULTY MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Orange Coast College business and communications instructor, Jennifer Peters, has been named the college’s Part-Time 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 Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year Award.

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STARBUCKS OPENS ON CAMPUS
Orange Coast College’s Starbucks Coffeehouse opened for the first time this week.

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 will close for the winter holiday, and 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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CFCE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING SPRING SCHEDULE
CFCE Executive Council Meetings January-June 2007

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OCC’S HOLIDAY PRODUCTION CLOSES THIS WEEKEND
The annual holiday production mounted by Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company closes this weekend in the Drama Lab Theatre.

Titled “An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social,” the holiday treat runs Friday through Sunday, Dec. 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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OCC TO CONDUCT AUDITIONS IN JANUARY
FOR SPRING MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION
Orange Coast College’s Theatre Department will conduct auditions for Sean Engard’s comedy, “Air Born,” on Monday and Tuesday evenings, Jan. 29-30, in the Drama Lab Theatre on campus.

Rehearsals begin Feb. 2, and run Monday through Friday evenings, from 7:30-10 p.m.

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OCC HOSTS SPRING MUSICAL REVUE AUDITIONS IN JANUARY
OCC’s Theatre Department will conduct auditions for its spring musical revue, “Man Smart – Woman Smarter,” on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 30-31, in the Drama Lab Theatre on campus.

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Orange Slices

OCC’S LADY PIRATES FASHION A BASKETBALL SEASON TO REMEMBER
It was the kind of season that comes along once in a coach’s career…if he or she is lucky!

It was the 2002-03 California community college women’s basketball campaign.

Coach Mike Thornton’s Orange Coast College Lady Pirates were expected to be good that year, with six returning sophomores from a team that went 25-9 in 2001-02 and reached the regional finals before losing on a last-second shot.

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On A Personal Note

CONDOLENCES TO OCC COUNSELOR, DR. JERRY SJULE, whose wife, Gladys, died Dec. 7. Jerry and Gladys had been married for 53 years. A private, family service will be held Friday (Dec. 15) morning. Jerry has been an OCC faculty member for 44 years. He came to the college in 1962.

NFL SIDE JUDGE 125, OCC’S OWN LAIRD HAYES, will officiate the New York Jets at the Minnesota Vikings game Sunday (Dec. 17). Kickoff is set for 10 a.m. PST.

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Staff Development

 Staff Development - Week of December 14, 2006

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Book Talk

“Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews”
ML 420.D98 A5 3006
 
“It Doesn’t Take a Genius”
By Randall McCutcheon
LB 1062.6 .M43 2006

“Double Lives: American Writers’ Friendships”
By Richard Lingeman
PS129.L56 2006


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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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Library Media/Computer Lab

“Good Night, and Good Luck”
Warner Home Video Inc. 2005
DVD, 93 minutes
Location: Media CIRC PN 1997.2.G66 2006

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Whole, unpeeled oranges hardly lose any vitamin C over time, since no oxygen comes in contact with the edible part.

Even in a day or two of sweltering weather, an orange would lose less that 10 percent of its C. If you keep the fruit cool, it would dry out or rot before it lost a significant amount of vitamin C.

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Did You Know

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers is sponsoring a Youth Leadership Forum for students with disabilities July 22-26, 2007, in Sacramento. This is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities to interact with successful professional adults with disabilities as well as gather resources to help achieve independence after high school graduation. Sixty students are selected statewide to participate through a competitive application process. There is no charge to apply and if selected there is no charge to attend. To file an application, visit the CFILC web site at www.cfilc.org and apply on line. The deadline for submitting an application is February 2, 2007.

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