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Finals Caffeine Break
1900 Building
December 08, 2016

You need caffeine. We've got caffeine. And snacks. Stop by the 1900 Building on Monday, December 12 and grab a snack on-the-go! 


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MyPortal Scheduled Maintenance Dec. 9-10
Banner systems unavailable during shutdown
December 09, 2016 - December 10, 2016

MyPortal, Banner, e-mail and other online services will be offline for scheduled maintenance Friday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 10, at noon. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your patience.


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Take A Cyber-Security Class Dec. 16-17
Class Offered Through Community Education
Sunnyvale Center
December 16, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Worried about digital security?  Wish your company was better prepared for the cyber security facing the world?  Foothill’s Cyber-Security Workshop let you experience cyber defense by packet sniffing networks for vulnerabilities, or carry out a SQL injection attack on a database via the web, or conduct an investigation of a computer for forensic evidence of stolen credit card numbers.   
 
The two day, 12 hour workshop will discuss a comprehensive range of cyber security skills by using a totally secure virtual environment that allows students to use real tools to hack and defend real computers.  Major emphasis will be placed on the most commonly used industry tools, including WireShark, Zenmap and P2 Commander.

The total cost of the class is $295, plus a $30 materials fee. Register through the Community Education website
 
 

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Winter Recess for Faculty & Students
During any holiday or recess, you can complete a variety of student transactions by logging into your MyPortal.fhda.edu account.
December 19, 2016 - January 08, 2017

Foothill College observes modified hours of operation during Winter Recess (December 19–January 8) for faculty and students. Please verify hours of operation before traveling to campus.

FHDA District Police officers are on duty on holidays and throughout winter recess. To report an emergency, call 911. To report non-emergencies, call (650) 949-7313.

Main Campus Student Services Offices

Online registration will be available through the recess. Register using your MyPortal.fhda.edu account. Fees are due when you register.

All Foothill College programs and services return to regular operating hours January 9.


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Winter Quarter Registration Underway
Register Early for Best Course Selection
MyPortal.fhda.edu
November 16, 2016 - January 08, 2017

Begin a specialized career certificate or associate degree, or upgrade your current job skills by enrolling in winter courses at Foothill College. You can also complete the general education course requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university at Foothill. Most Foothill courses are transferable to California State University and University of California campuses, as well as private colleges and universities.

Winter Quarter 2017 registration runs Nov. 16–Jan. 8. For registration instructions and important dates and deadlines, visit foothill.edu/reg/winter17.php.

Foothill’s Winter Quarter classes begin January 9 and run through March 31, unless otherwise noted in the searchable class schedule at foothill.edu/schedule/schedule.php.

California residents pay just $31 per unit plus basic fees for Foothill classes. A full range of student support services is available, including financial aid, academic counseling, tutoring and more. Students can register for classes, review the class schedule, pay enrollment fees, purchase parking permits and buy textbooks online at foothill.edu. For more information and registration instructions, visit foothill.edu/admissions.php.


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Vet Tech Internship & Career Fair
Dining Hall, Room 2201
February 01, 2017 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Meet multiple employers who are ready to hire vet tech students for jobs and/or internships at Foothill's Vet Tech Internship & Job Fair Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall, Room 2201. 


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Sign Up for Free On-Campus Emergency Alert Service
ENS capable of rapidly sending voice, e-mail and text messages
To add or update your contact information for the free ENS service, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account and follow the instructions listed in the Set Up Emergency Notification section.
January 01, 2015 - August 01, 2017

Foothill College and De Anza College have implemented an emergency notification system (ENS) that rapidly sends voice, e-mail and text* messages to all faculty, staff and students. In the event of an emergency, including a power outage, campus closure or other urgent situation, Foothill-De Anza officials use the ENS service to provide emergency details and information on the appropriate response to all students and employees. The Foothill-De Anza ENS service will not be used for any purposes other than FHDA emergency communications and system testing.

Emergency messages will be sent via e-mail and to all phone numbers that you have signed up for the free ENS service, and can include your work, home, cell and text.

To add or update your contact information for the free ENS service, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account and follow the instructions listed in the Set Up Emergency Notification section. The contact information used by the ENS service is drawn from the Foothill-De Anza employment database as well as data provided by students who have enrolled at Foothill-De Anza.

Be aware that mobile phone carriers require recipients of text messages to opt in to the Foothill-De Anza ENS service via their mobile phones. *Your mobile phone carrier may assess charges for receiving text messages, and you are responsible for paying them. Contact your carrier for more information. 


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The Physics Show
Smithwick Theatre (Room 1001)
January 07, 2017 - January 08, 2017 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Silicon Valley kids, parents and grandparents are invited to Foothill’s wildly popular Physics Show, a family-friendly showcase of entertaining and accessible science experiments. Appropriate for children who are age 5 and older, the Physics Show will be presented Jan. 7-8 and Jan. 21-22 in the Smithwick Theatre at the Foothill College campus in Los Altos Hills. 

Tickets, just $5 per person, are sold online only. Tickets are on sale in now. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit thephysicsshow.com.

“Physics is fun! That’s the most important lesson we want audiences of all ages to take away from the Physics Show,” says Foothill College Physics Instructor Frank Cascarano, M.S., the show’s co-creator. “Physics is all around us, so we want youngsters and adults to think about physics when they’re playing on a swing at recess, navigating a drone, shooting hoops after school, answering a cell phone, cooking dinner, and many other daily activities,” adds Foothill College Physics Instructor David Marasco, Ph.D., the show’s other co-creator.

The 75-minute live performance introduces scientific concepts such as light, sound, resonance and pressure to elementary and middle school children. From breaking glass with sound to a professor emerging unharmed after reclining on a bed of nails while being hit with a sledgehammer, each of the memorable demonstrations links physics explanations to everyday experiences.

“Our shows are an event for the entire family; there’s something in each presentation for everyone,” Cascarano says. “The little ones leave knowing they saw a show about science and that it was fun–the first lesson in science. The older kids and the adults get more out of the explanations. Basically, we take our most fun, memorable demonstrations of the laws of nature and link them together to explain things we see in our everyday lives.”

Audience members have shared high praise for the Physics Show, including one parent who said, “The show was fantastic, and our kids are still talking about it. The performance was informative, exciting and captivating. We came, we saw, we went away amazed as ever—and we’ll be back!”

Now in its 11th year, Cascarano estimates that more than 75,000 Bay Area kids and adults have experienced the Physics Show. The event is presented by faculty and staff from the Foothill College Physics Department. Proceeds fund scholarships for Foothill students, science education outreach activities at local elementary and middle schools, and future Physics Show performances.

“The Foothill College Physics Department is delighted to give back to our community by offering these family-friendly science shows,” he says. “We are grateful to our community for its support of Foothill College and the success of our students.”

Tickets include free parking in Lot 1 only; purchase a required parking permit for $3 to park in any other lot. Parking Lot 1 provides the best access to the Smithwick Theatre. Patrons with a disabled parking placard may also park in Lots 2-A, 4-A and 5 for no-stair access to the theatre. 


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The Physics Show
Smithwick Theatre (Room 1001)
January 21, 2017 - January 22, 2017 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Silicon Valley kids, parents and grandparents are invited to Foothill’s wildly popular Physics Show, a family-friendly showcase of entertaining and accessible science experiments. Appropriate for children who are age 5 and older, the Physics Show will be presented Jan.21-22 in the Smithwick Theatre at the Foothill College campus in Los Altos Hills.

Tickets, just $5 per person, are sold online only. Tickets for the January shows are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit thephysicsshow.com.

“Physics is fun! That’s the most important lesson we want audiences of all ages to take away from the Physics Show,” says Foothill College Physics Instructor Frank Cascarano, M.S., the show’s co-creator. “Physics is all around us, so we want youngsters and adults to think about physics when they’re playing on a swing at recess, navigating a drone, shooting hoops after school, answering a cell phone, cooking dinner, and many other daily activities,” adds Foothill College Physics Instructor David Marasco, Ph.D., the show’s other co-creator.

The 75-minute live performance introduces scientific concepts such as light, sound, resonance and pressure to elementary and middle school children. From breaking glass with sound to a professor emerging unharmed after reclining on a bed of nails while being hit with a sledgehammer, each of the memorable demonstrations links physics explanations to everyday experiences.

“Our shows are an event for the entire family; there’s something in each presentation for everyone,” Cascarano says. “The little ones leave knowing they saw a show about science and that it was fun–the first lesson in science. The older kids and the adults get more out of the explanations. Basically, we take our most fun, memorable demonstrations of the laws of nature and link them together to explain things we see in our everyday lives.”

Audience members have shared high praise for the Physics Show, including one parent who said, “The show was fantastic, and our kids are still talking about it. The performance was informative, exciting and captivating. We came, we saw, we went away amazed as ever—and we’ll be back!”

Now in its 11th year, Cascarano estimates that more than 75,000 Bay Area kids and adults have experienced the Physics Show. The event is presented by faculty and staff from the Foothill College Physics Department. Proceeds fund scholarships for Foothill students, science education outreach activities at local elementary and middle schools, and future Physics Show performances.

“The Foothill College Physics Department is delighted to give back to our community by offering these family-friendly science shows,” he says. “We are grateful to our community for its support of Foothill College and the success of our students.”

Tickets include free parking in Lot 1 only; purchase a required parking permit for $3 to park in any other lot. Parking Lot 1 provides the best access to the Smithwick Theatre. Patrons with a disabled parking placard may also park in Lots 2-A, 4-A and 5 for no-stair access to the theatre. 


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