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OCC CREATES STUDENT RECRUITMENT DVD
Orange Coast College is creating a unique DVD that will assist in the recruitment of high school students, out-of-state students and international students.

Scheduled to be rolled out for the first time this spring, it will become one of the primary tools in OCC’s recruiting arsenal.

Titled “We’ll Help You Get There,” the DVD was commissioned last fall by the campus’ Class Schedule Committee and approved last spring by Planning and Budget.

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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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FILM SERIES CONTINUES TOMORROW WITH "MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE"
Dr. H. Arthur Taussig’s 2005-06 OCC Film Series continues tomorrow evening (Dec. 16) with the fifth and final installment of the “Frank Sinatra Film Series.”

Tomorrow’s film is the 1962 classic, “The Manchurian Candidate.”

The session meets at 6:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Hall 119. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and OCC students.

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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.

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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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REPERTORY COMPANY CLOSES OUT CHRISTMAS SHOW
Orange Coast College’s Repertory Theatre Company will close out its holiday show for kids this weekend.

“An Old-Fashioned Christmas Melodrama and Ice Cream Social,” runs Friday through Sunday, Dec. 16-18, in the Drama Lab Theatre. Curtain is set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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CSULB EXTENDS FALL 2006 APPLICATION DEADLINE TO FEB. 15
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 PIRATES WIN STATE VOLLEYBALL TITLE
Coach Chuck Cutenese’s top-ranked Orange Coast College women’s volleyball team wrapped up an undefeated season Sunday (Dec. 11) with a 22-30, 30-19, 13-30, 30-22, 15-12 win over the North's top-seeded San Joaquin Delta to win the 2005 state championship.

The tournament was held at Fresno’s Selland Arena.

OCC captured its fourth state championship – and first since the 1982 campaign – after finishing second in 2001 and third in 2002. The Pirates also won state titles in 1978 and 1980.

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COAST ACCEPTS 2006 GRADUATION PETITIONS
Orange Coast College students who feel they’ll be eligible to receive an A.A. degree at the college’s next commencement ceremony, scheduled for the spring of 2006, may submit a petition now for graduation.

Graduation petitions will be accepted through Wednesday, March 15.

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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.

OCC’s four-week winter intersession, which features several dozen different classes, will run Jan. 3-29. The intersession is sandwiched between OCC’s fall 2005 and spring 2006 semesters.

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OCC’S CHEER TEAM SEEDED FIRST FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Orange Coast College’s cheerleading squad, which has captured five national titles since 1996, has been seeded number one in the 2006 Chick-fil-A Cheer and Dance Collegiate Championships, scheduled for April 5-9 in Florida.

Sponsored by the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA), the competition will be staged in Daytona Beach. OCC will compete in the All-Girl Category, Division 2.

OCC’s cheerleaders captured national championships in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2003.

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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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MIDDLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CLASSES
GET UNDER WAY ON WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18
Spring classes at Orange Coast College’s Middle College High School will get under way on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

OCC’s spring semester begins 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.

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FINE ARTS PROFESSOR, DON JENNINGS,
LEADS 25TH SUMMER EUROPEAN ART TOUR
Orange Coast College fine arts professor, Donald Jennings, will lead his 25th OCC art tour/class to Europe next summer. The 17-day tour will run July 14-30.

Titled “Art of Western Europe,” the summer trip will include stops in France, Switzerland and Italy. It will concentrate on the arts, architecture, culture and history of Paris, Venice, Florence, Lucerne, Lyon and Rome. There will also be excursions to Orvieto and Versailles. The trip features an optional five-day London extension.

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DECORATED WW II VET, LYN BONIN, ABANDONS "OLD WORLD" TO BEGIN LIFE ANEW AT COAST
She’s been an ambulance driver; a shoemaker; a medical assistant; a nurse; an addressograph operator; a secretary; a comptroller; a switchboard operator; an assistant buyer; a school bus driver; and, an Orange Coast College professor.

“You name it, I’ve done it,” she says with a laugh.

Dr. Adelyn I. Bonin has lived a life filled with adventure. It hasn’t always been comfortable, but neither has it been dull.

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On A Personal Note

FORMER OCC STUDENT, AND 19-YEAR FACULTY MEMBER, RON SCHRYER, died last Friday following a three-week stay in the hospital. He was 78. His family was at his bedside. Ron earned his A.A. degree at OCC in the early 1950s. He taught math in the Newport-Mesa, Anaheim Union High School and Huntington Beach Union High School districts. He returned to OCC’s campus in the fall of 1965 to teach mathematics. Ron retired at the age of 57 in 1984. He remained active with Orange Coast College’s Emeritus Institute. A memorial scholarship in his honor is being established through the OCC Foundation. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a student who plans to pursue a career in teaching. 

CONDOLENCES TO FLO HANCHETT, an OCC associate professor of sociology for 34 years, from 1969-03, whose daughter, Suzan Marie Elliott, died of a brain hemorrhage on Monday, Nov. 21. Suzan was 46. A memorial service in her honor was held last Saturday at Grace Church of Orange.

NFL SIDE JUDGE

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Book Talk

“Writing With Intent”
By Margaret Atwood
PR 9199.3.A8 W75 2005
 
“On Literature”
By Umberto Eco
PN 85.E4313 2004

“Plug in Turn On”
By Ana Kronschnabl
TR 860 .K76 2004

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Library Media/Computer Lab

“The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo”
PBS, 2005 (c. 2004)
DVD, 90 minutes
Location: Media REF ND 259 .K33 L54

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Hilgendorf's Healthful Hints

Avoiding sugar won’t reduce your risk for diabetes, according to a study of nearly 40,000 female health professionals.

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Did You Know

For over 30 years, the National Sports Center for the Disabled has provided opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in a variety of sporting activities including soccer, golf, horse-back riding, skiing and baseball. The program is open to both children and adults with a variety of disabilities including blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy, amputations, paraplegia and developmental disabilities. For more information on upcoming events visit their web site at www.nscd.org.

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