June 2017
Student and faculty commencement speakers announced

Commencement is less than one month away! This year's ceremony will take place on Friday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m and will feature student speaker Eliana Roberts who is receiving her A.A. in Spanish and transferring to CSU Sacramento in the fall. The faculty will be represented by English professor Scott Lankford, who was chosen to speak by ASFC.
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.

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 Wednesday, June 7 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in front of the Campus Library. 

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, Monday, June 5 at 10 a.m. in the Hearthside Room for a screening of Moonlight, named Best Picture of the Year at this year's Oscars.   On Thurday, June 15, Redwood City's LGBTQ Resource Center will present a preferred gender workshop. Join them at 4 p.m. in room 3206 to learn more about gender pronouns and non-binary gender terminology.  
A complete listing of events is available on the Heritage Months website.

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.

INSTITUTIONAL SELF-EVALUATION REPORT/ACCREDITATION QUALIFY FOCUS ESSAY: Both the self-study and quality focus essay (QFE) drafts have been posted to the college website. Paul Starer has also presented at several town halls and the Academic Senate. He will soon present to Classified Senate. PaRC approved the draft documents.
EQUITY, PLANNING & GOVERNANCE GRAPHICS: New graphics illustrating the equity process, planning and resource process, planning calendar, and program review processes were presented. Small edits were suggested and PaRC approved the new graphics.
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 All You need is Love, 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 show will take place on Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m.

Theatre Arts presents new take on classic The Odd Couple

Don't miss The Odd Couple, a hilarious take on a comedy classic featuring an all-female cast. This fun show runs two weekends only from June 1-June 11. Tickets are $20 online or $10 for staff and faculty who purchase in person.   
Learn how to read what's in your food at upcoming STEM label reading workshop

What's in our food? The STEM Center food label reading workshop will teach you basic nutrition and how to read labels to tell what you're eating. Stop by the STEM Center on Tuesday, June 6 at 4 p.m.

Foothill hosting week-long cyber security camp for middle and high school students 

Foothill College is hosting a week-long summer CyberCamp, Monday-Friday, July 24-28, for middle and high school students, which features five days of no-cost introductory cybersecurity training. Instruction is led by community college faculty and staff. Topics covered include hacking prevention, system hardening, access control, and system protection. The five-day program ends with team competitions and awards. Ideal candidates are entering middle and high school students with little to no cybersecurity experience. Registration is available online.
All potential hiring committee members required to attend EEO training

The Office of Equity Programs, in conjunction with Human Resources, is offering a number of equal employment opportunity trainings. Participants will learn the legal requirements of equal employment opportunity, the benefits of workforce diversity; the potential for personal bias to influence decision-making, the roles of each serving member; and equitable best practices for search and selection committees. Training is mandatory for all hiring committees members. 

Friday, June 2; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; ADM 1943; RSVP  
Micromessaging workshop on campus this September
The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) will be conducting a workshop on Micromessaging at Foothill College, Wednesday-Friday, September 13-15, from 8:30am to 3pm each day. This workshop will provide information and opportunities to actively engage with the material. Each day will cover a different set of topics including cultural stereotypes, implicit bias, micromessaging, and stereotype threat.
Optionally, participants wanting to explore the topics after the workshop will have the opportunity to join a local collaborative team and work on an action research project throughout the academic year.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. RSVP online if interested in attending.
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