June 2016
Planning and Resource Council (PaRC) Update

Below is a summary of the action and information items from the most recent Planning and Resource Council (PaRC) meetings. For complete minutes and first-reads, please visit the PaRC website.
The program proposal for the ADT degree in Public Health was approved by consensus with no suggested revisions.

The Smoking Policy Committee presented the results of the most recent Smoking Policy Survey.

The Program Review Committee recommended that the "red" rating for Kinesiology (ADT) and Athletic Injury Care (AS) for 2015-16 be removed and each program complete a comprehensive program review in 2016-17.

Bernata Slater presented a summary of the OPC resource allocation recommendations, as documented in a spreadsheet detailing the resource requests,
dean's prioritizations as well as the area VP prioritizations. She noted that OPC reviews the requests that are rated as HIGH by the area vice president;
of the 190 total requests, close to 50% were rated HIGH by the Vice Presidents. When reviewing the HIGH rated requests, OPC considers program review, previous allocations as well as previous requests as part of their rating rubric. OPC then adds the committee recommendations for the President to evaluate and consider. A LOW rating from OPC does not necessarily mean that the funding requests will not be granted, that decision is ultimately up to the President. PaRC rated the requests and will forward to the President.  
Student and faculty commencement speakers announced

Commencement is less than one month away! This year's ceremony will take place on Friday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m and will feature student speaker Zachary Burke, who is graduating with an A.S. in Sociology and transferring to San Jose State this fall. The faculty will be represented by astronomy professor Andrew Fraknoi, who will be celebrating his 45th anniversary with the college next year!
Those participating are asked to meet inside the Smithwick Theatre at 5:45 p.m. There will be signs directing you to your respective area. At 6:15 p.m., participants will queue up for the processional and depart no later than 6:30 p.m. The ceremony is expected to last approximately 1.5 hours and will conclude with a Corridor of Honor (follow your section leader's direction). A reception will take place immediately following the ceremony in the Campus Center Plaza.

Dahlia Salem first woman of color to lead statewide student organization 

At age 19, Foothill College student Dahlia Salem is the first woman of color to be elected president of the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC), the organization that represents the 2.1 million students at all community colleges. Rather than attend UC Santa Barbara or UC Irvine as a freshman, the computer science major chose to complete her first two years of college at Foothill, knowing she'd receive an excellent education and save a significant amount of money.
"I knew I'd get a high-quality education without the steep price tag," she says. "I also knew that by attending Foothill, I'd have time to discover what I'm passionate about." A resident of Mountain View who works as an online math tutor for a Silicon Valley start-up, Salem quickly discovered that her passion is advocating for fellow students.
Human Library challenges stereotypes

The Human Library is a powerful experience that gives faculty, staff, and students the ability to "check out" a real person instead of a book. Designed by author Jim Van Buskirk, the Library is designed to challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The college is invited to experience it on Monday, June 6 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in front of the Campus Library.

At 12 noon, join Buskirk for a discussion of the library. Bring cash to purchase food from the Bacon Bacon and Crepe food trucks.
Theatre Arts Department presents Agatha Christie's Appointment with Death

In celebration of Agatha Christie's 125th anniversary year, the Foothill College Theatre Arts Department is staging Appointment with Death in the Lohman Theatre. The show's run includes Thursday performances on June 2 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday shows are June 3-4 and June 10-11 at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees are June 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets to performances are $10 for Foothill College staff.
ATM now located in Campus Bookstore
If you need to use an ATM on campus, you'll find one in the Bookstore. Be aware that this ATM does require a surcharge to withdraw money. The Higher One ATM previously located in the Campus Center Dining Room has been removed. Foothill students who are clients of Higher One financial aid services are encouraged to use Allpoint ATMs, which are surcharge free.
June is LGBTQ Heritage Month at Foothill
June is LGBTQ Heritage Month and Foothill College is celebrating with a series of events. Join ASFC on Tuesday, June 7 at 12:30 p.m. in the Toyon Room for a screening of The Year We Thought About Love. The documentary celebrates the powerful work of a Boston LGBTQ theatre troupe as they write a play about love.
On Monday, June 13, drag queen Carnie Asada will perform at 12 noon in the Campus Center Plaza.  
A complete listing of events is available on the Heritage Months website.
Repertory Dance Company annual showcase this weekend

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, head to the Smithwick Theatre for the Foothill Repertory Dance Company's Blessings, an annual showcase of student choreography and dance. Students will present fresh, original works that include salsa, contemporary, hip-hop, ballet folklorico, traditional Hawaiian, classical Indian and more. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The shows will take place on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
Library debuts new website; needs testers

The Foothill Library has introduced a live beta version of its new website, making it easier than ever to locate resources, ask questions and reserve our study rooms. Please visit www.http://foothill.edu/librarydev/ to view and submit feedback for a chance to win a $20 Campus Bookstore gift certificate.

Foothill College Good News Corner!
The Foothill College men's and women's swimming teams finished 10th and 9th in the state, respectively - their highest rankings in decades! The biggest splash this season was made by Layna Auchard who repeated her championship-winning performance in the women's 200-yard breaststroke. A Japanese major who will transfer to UC Davis this fall, Layna was determined to end her competitive swimming career as a champion ... and she certainly did! 

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