August 2018
Cafeteria Closed Beginning Aug. 9

Beginning tomorrow, Aug. 9, the cafeteria will be closed for the rest of the summer. It will reopen on Monday, Sept. 24. Don't forget to bring your lunch or make plans to go out with your colleagues!
Plastic Water Bottle Ban

If you need water for a campus event, please work with the cafeteria to order aluminum or boxed water instead of plastic bottles. This will help us stay consistent in our messaging throughout campus and help the environment as well! If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Davis-Visas at x7033.
Volunteer for a Governance Committee

Representatives of the four new governance committees (Equity and Education, Community and Communications, Revenue and Resources, and Council) will come together at the Governance Summit on Sept. 14 for training and to plan their calendar for the year. 

If you'd like to volunteer for a committee, please contact Anthony Cervantes
(classified staff) or Isaac Escoto (faculty). For details on each committee, check the governance handbook
Google Summit at Krause Center for Innovation (KCI)

KCI's Google for Education Summit is a one-day event focusing on integrating G-Suite tools into the classroom. A keynote speaker, high-impact learning sessions and lunch are included! Join us for the next summit on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the KCI. For more information, visit the KCI website
KCI Makerspace Open to All 

Have you checked out the KCI's underground makerspace yet? It has plenty of tools for manufacturing and computer-aided design. Foothill students, faculty and staff are welcome to use the space for free during open lab hours or by appointment. Family members can also use the space at a 50% discount. More details here
Good News Corner! 

Miloni Gandhi, Director of International Market Development & Student Experience, was recently published in Massification of Higher Education in Asia: Consequences, Policy Responses and Changing Governance. Read her chapter, "A Double-Edged Sword -- Thoughts on the Massification of Higher Education in India" here

Judy Baker, Dean of Online Learning, was quoted in an article about the use of NameCoach at Foothill. You can read the article in the August issue of University Business

New Student Orientation 

Please join us in welcoming our students at the New Student Orientation on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. This will be an opportunity for new students to meet their peers and Foothill faculty, staff and administrators. The morning will be filled with great information and a campus tour followed by free lunch, entertainment, music and more. 

If your department is interested in tabling or hosting a workshop for NSO, please contact Bianca Rodriguez at

The Foothill College Fusion faculty & staff newsletter is published each month. Have something you would like to share with the Foothill College community? Email  Vanessa Smith.