The Monday Morning Memo
The Voice of the Fine Arts, Kinesiology,
Communication & Athletics Division at Foothill College

"Don't forget about daylight savings time - you spring forward, then you fall back.  Kind of like Robert Downey Jr. getting out of bed."
...David Letterman

Monday, March 2, 2015, Volume XVIII, Number 20

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Program Sheets Due Today
The deadline for Curriculum Sheets (the sheets counselors use to inform students about your program) is today - Monday, March 2.  If you have no changes, they roll over from last year, but I strongly suggest you at least take a look to be sure they look they way you want.  In almost every case, this document is the only info the counselors have about your program!

The deadline for all other curriculum (revisions, new classes, etc) is June 19, but I strongly urge you to start working now as it takes a long time for them to wind through all the various committees they need to visit.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Chinese NY PosterGong Choreographs Chinese New Year Parade In SF

Bubba Gong has been selected Choreographer for the Grand Opening of The Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade on March 7,  6 p.m. in San Francisco.  Named one of the top ten parades in the world by IFEA, it is one of the few remaining illuminated parades in the country.  Started in the 1860’s by the Chinese in San Francisco as a means to educate the community about their culture, the parade and festival have grown to be the largest celebration of Asian culture outside of Asia.  Since l958, the parade has been under the direction of the San Francisco Chinese Chamber of  Commerce. 


Bubba, a Bay Area Theatre Critics’, Dean Goodman and Drama Logue recipient,  will be dancing with the award winning Foothill College Repertory Dance Company which he founded to broaden and expand the opportunities beyond the classroom in l987.   The world premiere of “East Side Story,” will be a synthesis of Peking Opera, Broadway, Ballet and Hip Hop and even include American Sign Language.  A twist on the iconic American musical “West Side Story,” sheeps and wolves will electrify the streets of San Francisco where the transformative power of LOVE will triumph and usher in the New Year of the Ram. 


A San Francisco tradition since the Gold Rush, three million spectators and viewers come to watch it on the street or tune in to watch on television on FOX CH 2, KTSF 26 and KICU 36, 6:00 -8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015. 

Kudos to Bubba - Gung Hay Fat Choy!

FH womens basketball
                  logoFoothill Womens Basketball Wins CCCAA South Coast Conference

•Foothill won the South Coast Conference League Title by going undefeated with a 10-0 record.
•Foothill Player Angie Reid was named MVP and Foothill Player's Rose Tahaafe and Leslie Tiongco were named to the First Team All-Conference Team
•Head Coach Jody Craig was named 2015 Coach of the Year for our Conference 
•Foothill finished first in the entire State defensively holding teams to just 41.1 points per game.
•Head Coach Jody Craig also picked up her 400th collegiate win (all at Foothill College) on Friday Feb 13th vs. Gavilan College.

Kudos to Coach Craig and the Owls!

Mens Basketball
                  LogoFoothill Mens Basketball Moves On In State Tournament
The Foothill College Mens Basketball Team entered the playoffs as the #17 seed in the state tournament. 
• Last Wednesday they upset (#16) American River College in Sacramento 78-67. 
• Saturday the team travelled to Fresno City, the top seed in Northern California and broke their 19 game winning streak beating them 72-64.
• This Wednesday the Owls are on the road to play #9 San Joaquin Delta in Stockton. 

Go Owls!

                  Exhibition PosterLunchtime Gallery Talk RE: Raúl Cañibano: Storyteller - KCI GALLERY
Foothill College Photography Instructor Ron Herman, who curated the Raúl Cañibano: Storyteller exhibition, will discuss the photographs that are on display March 4th 12-1 pm in the KCI Gallery. Raúl Cañibano: Storyteller is the first solo exhibition in the Western United States by internationally acclaimed Cuban photographer Raúl Cañibano. Based in Havana, Cañibano is a storyteller at heart and uses the camera to narrate the story of his country, its people and their struggles in the post-revolution era. Through his series, Cañibano’s images tell the tales of everyday Cubans in the city (Chronicles of the City) and in the countryside (Guajira’s Land), and confront the loneliness and abandonment of aging in Cuba (Sunset). With his unique sense of framing, he captures the apex of multiple stories unfolding simultaneously within the same scene, thereby defining “The Decisive Cuban Moment.”

Admission is free.

KCI Gallery—Lower Level, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 Gallery Hours: M–F, 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Closed Sundays and for holidays on Jan 19 and Feb 13 and 16.
Parking Lot 4 provides the best access to the gallery. Purchase permit for $3 at dispensers in any student lot. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters.

For more exhibit information, go to
Professional Development This Week
Professional Achievement Award Workshop 2015
Wednesday, March 4, noon to 1 pm
Altos Room
Presenters are Lisa Markus, Pat Hyland and Gigi Gallagher

Reaping the Benefits of Information Sharing
Friday, March 6, 9:30 to 11:30 am
President’s Conference Room
Facilitated by Laureen Balducci & April Henderson

Daylight Savings Time Begins Next Sunday
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour next Sunday!

Got An Item?
Are you performing or exhibiting somewhere? Giving a presentation? I'll be happy to put it in the TT! Items run once, so try to send it to me the week before your event.