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Foothill Students Engineer Adaptive Devices for Children with Disabilities

This year, Foothill College launched a five-course series for students who want to work in the biomedical industry, a booming segment of the Silicon Valley tech sector. The classes are part of the Foothill College Science Learning Institute (SLI), an initiative that uses an innovative education model for the successful teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at all levels.

Each course emphasizes a hands-on approach that encourages students to explore the process of science, not just the solution.

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Need to Complete Statistics? You Need Foothill's Statway!

Do you feel like you'll never transfer because you're stuck on math requirements? Foothill can help. Many students often struggle with math, which is why Foothill has partnered with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Learning to offer you an innovative, interactive statistics course series this winter.

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Be a Hero. Be a Paramedic.

You now have more opportunities to apply for the Foothill College Paramedic Program. The next deadline to apply has been extended to November 30, 2015 for the Spring 2016 program.

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Newly Renovated Library Opens January 4

Foothill College will open the doors to its newly renovated Library on January 4, in time for the start of winter quarter. In addition to improved lighting and a new weather-resistant roof, the student-centered facility features a learning commons with state-of-the art technology, improved individual study areas, more group study rooms, durable furnishings, and efficient heating and air conditioning.

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Foothill Stages Shakespeare’s Cymbeline November 6–22

The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department presents Cymbeline, one of Shakespeare’s most endearing romances, November 6–22 in the Lohman Theatre at the campus in Los Altos Hills. Tickets to all Thursday performances are $10.

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Share Why You Care with Hashtag #Give2FHDA

This year the Foothill-De Anza Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2015. We hope you will, too! What is #GivingTuesday? We have a day for giving thanks and we have two ways for getting deals.

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Health Career Program Application Deadlines Are Approaching

Foothill College conducts a competitive admissions process for many of its health care career training programs, and most of these popular programs have springtime application deadlines. To make your application stand out, use this quarter to complete remaining prerequisite courses.

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Brown Is the New Green at Foothill

Foothill College continues to take action to ensure that we meet critical water conservation demands during California's record drought. Our campus achieved a 21.3-percent decrease in water usage—equal to more than 5 million gallons—last year*. Please help us conserve even more water on campus this year.

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Volleyball’s Riana Brennan named Female Athlete of the Month

Foothill College volleyball player Riana Brennan (sophomore) was named the September 2015 Female Athlete of the month by the California Community College Athletic Association.

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Castles, Moats and Living History: Hands-On Archaeology & Anthropology Experiences Await You in Ireland This Summer

Excavate in a medieval castle and live at an Irish manorial estate this summer as you earn college units and learn about archaeology and applied cultural anthropology.

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Check that Math Class Off Your To-Do List

This winter, Foothill will help you check that math class off your to-do list by offering more online and on-campus math classes. Choose the class or classes that best meet your busy schedule.

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Construction Continues on New Sunnyvale Education Center

In the fall of 2016, Foothill College will open its state-of-the art, 50,000 square-foot Sunnyvale Center. Conveniently located within the Moffett Business Park, the center will focus emerging skills as well as entry-level, in-demand fields. At this year's Opening Day, faculty and staff were invited to sign a beam to be used in construction of the building.

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New Interests & New Skills for Every Member of Your Family

Get in shape, find new interests and take classes for just fun by signing up for courses and workshops presented by Foothill’s Community Education Program. A variety of informative and fun classes are offered this winter for every member of your family.

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Learn to Write Your Own Apps for Your Smart Phone

Whether you’re giving or receiving a new smart phone during the holidays, Foothill offers you the opportunity to take your smart device to the next level by writing your own apps.

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Free Dental Hygiene Program Application Workshop

Attend a free workshop on Tuesday, January 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. to get answers to your questions about applying for Foothill’s Dental Hygiene Program.  The session will be held iin the Foothill College Dental Hygiene Clinic (Room 5302).

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University Admissions Representatives Meet More than 600 Students at Foothill’s Transfer Day

More than 600 Foothill students attended the college’s University Transfer Fair last month to discuss transfer options with visiting admissions representatives from 9 UC campuses, 7 CSU campuses, 26 private universities and 19 out-of-state colleges. Foothill hosts the annual event to showcase the variety of choices available to students as they prepare to make transfer decisions.

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Honors Calculus Offered Again This Winter

This fall, Foothill debuted its first honors math course to positive reviews. Based on students’ feedback, the class will be offered again when Winter Quarter begins January 4.

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