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Week of Welcome! (WOW!) Aloha Booths

Monday – Thursday, April 9 – 12
Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 5-6 p.m.
Location: Foothill College Dining Room and Sunnyvale Campus Cafe Corridor 

The WOW booths feature Asian Pacific Islander-style complimentary snacks, campus maps and other campus resource information.

Taiko Drumming

Monday, April 9
 12 noon-1 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Dining Room (2201)

Taiko is the ancient art of Japanese drumming used to notify villages in emergency and battle. Heiwa ("peace" in Japanese) Taiko is based at Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church in Union City, California. This group loves to  spread the beauty of their art. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Part of Week of Welcome (WOW!).

Taste of India

Tuesday, April 10
Time: 12 noon-1 p.m.
Location: Cesar Chavez Plaza

This event celebrates Indian culture, which includes dozens of distinct and unique languages, dances, music, architecture, food and religions. Complimentary refreshments served. Part of Week of Welcome (WOW!).

College Hour: Luau

Wednesday, April 11
1:30-3 p.m.
Location: Library Quad

Join Foothill College President Thuy Thi Nguyen for this special College Hour event! A luau is a traditional Polynesian feast and celebration which illustrates the uniqueness of each island and culture in the South Pacific. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Part of Week of Welcome (WOW!).

Crane Creation 

Thursday, April 12
12 noon-1 p.m.
Location: International Office (Room 1933)

Cranes represent hope and healing during challenging times. Lark Cratty, Director of International Student Programs, will lead a crane creation workshop, and all cranes will be donated to an API community organization. Part of Week of Welcome (WOW!).

Lecture Series I: Dickson Lam, Assistant Professor of English, Contra Costa College

Tuesday, April 17
Time: 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Join us in celebrating the release of Dickson Lam's debut memoir, Paper Sons, winner of the 2017 Autumn House Nonfiction Contest. Lam’s work has appeared in StoryQuarterly, The Kenyon Review Online, Hyphen Magazine, The Normal SchoolPANKThe Good Men ProjectThe Rumpus, and Kartika Review. He is a VONA alum and has been a resident fellow at the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. He holds MFA degrees in creative writing from the University of Houston and Rutgers-Newark.

College Hour: Club Days

Wednesday & Thursday, April 18 & 19
Time: 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Library Quad

Join, start or restart a club! Visit our Asian Pacific Islander-focused clubs and more than 70 other club booths. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Lecture Series II: Ruby Walia, Founder and President of Touch A Soul 

Thursday, April 19
10-11:15 a.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

Stress can cause people to experience emotional and even physical pain, and stress can multiply if not managed properly. As a practitioner of mind and body wellness, Ruby emphasizes the importance of finding healthy ways to cope with stressful situations and using stress as a tool to enhance emotional wellness. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

College Hour: APAN Student Scholarship Raffle

Wednesday, April 25
Time: 12 noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Foothill College Employee Lunch Lounge (Room 1931)

The Foothill College employee organization Asian Pacific American Network (APAN) is selling raffle tickets to raise money for scholarships. APAN will raffle off Asian-themed handcrafts such as handmade washi cards, jewelry, orchid plants and Ikebana floral arrangements and gift certificates to some of the local Asian restaurants.

Lecture Series III: Andrew Lam

Thursday, April 26
Time: 12 noon – 2 pm.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)

In addition to his work as a nationally-celebrated television documentarian for PBS, Andrew Lam is an award-winning essayist and short story author. His book East Eats West won a coveted PEN Award in 2006. He is a regularly-featured commentator on NPR, and featured author for The Huffington Post. 

Yumecon Cosplay Gathering

Thursday, April 26
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Campus-wide

Join the Anime Club at this gathering for cosplayers and photographers to gather to take photos with the scenic sakura trees and hills as a backdrop.

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