Campus Highlights

December 4, 2015 Campus Community, Community Print Print

OCCC’s Home for the Holidays will be Dec. 5

OCCC’s annual Home for the Holidays event will take place at 10 a.m. Dec. 5, in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Family-friendly festivities will start with pony rides, a petting zoo and balloon artists. Disney characters from Frozen will be there for free pictures, as well as an appearance from Santa Claus. There will be performances by Edgar Cruz and Jaminalz. Attendees will receive a special gift on the way out. For more information, contact Arts Division Secretary Jessica De Arman at


OCCC Christmas concert Dec. 7

OCCC will present the this year’s Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Arts Division at 405-686-6278.


‘American Idol’ star to perform at OCCC on Dec. 8

“American Idol” season 6 star Melinda Doolittle will delight audiences at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Doolittle has performed for audiences at the White House, Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Her celebrated voice will bring alive classic holiday songs while catching your ear with hit originals. For tickets, go to the OCCC Box Office in the VPAC Theater or visit


OCCC collecting stuffed animals for non-profit

OCCC is partnering with non-profit organization Citizens Caring for Children to collect donated stuffed animals through Friday, Dec. 11. Each year in Oklahoma, 4,000 children will be taken into foster care. Many of those children leave their homes with nothing. Citizens Caring for Children provides the children with the stuffed animals and more. Donations can be taken to the Student Life Office, Recreation and Fitness Wellness Center, or the Family and Community Education Center. For more information, contact Student Life at 405-682-7523.


Ragtime performance will be at OCCC

Ragtime will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, and Monday, Dec. 14, in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. The uplifting musical, set to a Tony Award-winning score, is a timeless celebration of life. For more information or tickets, contact the OCCC Box Office at 405-682-7579.


Intersession courses available

Students are reminded that they can earn credit hours in two-week courses by taking intersession classes from Monday, Jan. 4, through Friday, Jan. 15. To search for sections on Mine Online, visit For more information, contact Academic Advising at 405-682-7535.


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