Monday, April 21, 2014

Get deep discounts on books at this week's Scholastic Book Fair

The Bates Marketing Club has teamed up with Scholastic Book Fairs to coordinate and manage a Scholastic Customer Appreciation Sale in Tacoma at South Campus, 2201 S. 78th Street in Tacoma on April 24-26.

Find great prices on books and other merchandise, and fascinate your kids with a variety of fun activities. We would like to invite you to join us and encourage you to ask family members, colleagues and friends to come to the sale also!

Event details:

  • All books and merchandise 50-80% off the full retail price
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog will be there to meet and greet children
  • Games and prizes for children
  • Event schedule and location: Bates Technical College South Campus, Building E, 2201 South 78th St., Tacoma:

Thursday, April 24: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (stay for the Brain Series, 7-9 p.m., www.bates.ctc.edu/BrainSeries)
Friday, April 25: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, April 26: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.              

Questions? Contact Kathy Brock at kbrock@bates.ctc.edu or 253.680.7376. Thank you in advance for your support.

We hope to see you at the sale!

Bates Sizzles is Thursday! Did you purchase your tickets yet?

Spice up your spring with Bates Technical College Foundation’s hottest fundraiser, Bates Sizzles. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at www.bates.ctc.edu/Sizzles

This event features:
  • Reception featuring signature hors d’oeuvres from around the world, made by Bates Culinary Arts students
  • Silent auction and a raffle
  • Live jazz music by Michael Powers


Also, be sure to check out the pre-bidding options for several of our auction items, including Summit Club tickets to the Tacoma Rainiers and a 100-person party deck to a Tacoma Rainiers game.


Student eNews: April 21-25

Diversity and Student Life

SkillsUSA Conference – Students Earn Leadership Medals!
The college-level SkillsUSA Spring Conference was April 18-19 at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington. A delegation of three Diesel students and advisor (Devon Gunter, Jason Denault and Robin Ross—advisor Mick McGuire) represented Bates in the leadership competitions:  Devon Gunter in Job Demonstration and Customer Service; with Robin Ross (Gold) and Jason Denault (Silver) coming home with competition medals. A shout out to our students!  Way to represent!
(SkillsUSA provides education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. Go to SkillsUSA for more information.)

3-on-3 Basketball
Bates is holding a 3-on-3, double elimination basketball tournament in conjunction with the annual ASG Barbeque. The number of teams is limited to 10 (4 person rosters at $20/ team) Preliminary games will be June 11, 2014, from 1pm-5pm at the People’s Center (1602 MLK Way). The championship games will take place on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Central Campus at 12:30pm. {Sign up with any ASG executive or LeMont Lucas at lemontlucas@bates.ctc.edu  or 253-680-7113} Each team MUST have at least one (1) Bates Technical College student. ** Volunteers needed: two (2) for set-up at 1pm, two (2) for food service at 2pm and two (2) for tear down at the end of the event at 4:45pm AND one (1) to wear Brutus the Bobcat {our mascot suit} **

Bates Foundation Scholarships

THIS WEEK:  The Bates Foundation Scholarships will award up to 33 scholarships totaling $24,000 for summer quarter 2014. To apply for a scholarship, visit our online application at https://bates.starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS/Default.aspx. The scholarship application deadline is Friday, April 25 at NOON.

Financial Aid Office

Nearly a year ago, Bates Technical College teamed up with SALTTM, a membership program that helps students manage their money and student loans. Here’s the best part – all of its services are available to you free of charge. Check your inbox for an email invitation to join SALT in the next few days. Or, sign up now at www.saltmoney.org/Bates.

What Is SALT? American Student Assistance, a nonprofit organization, created SALT to help students and alums like you become more financially savvy. Activating your free SALT membership allows you take advantage of members-only features, like:
·         Interactive money management tools that show you how to take control of your finances.
·         A personal dashboard that tracks all of your federal student loans in one place.
·         Loan advice from SALT’s expert counselors.
·         My Money 101—a self-paced, online resource that teaches you practical money management strategies for budgeting, credit cards, banking and more.
·         Access to thousands of jobs and internships to jumpstart your career.
·         Exclusive benefits that help you save and spend smart.

Remember to check your email for a message from SALT containing your invitation to join. If you do not receive your SALT email in the next week or so, contact SALT’s Member Support team at 855.469.2724. If you have any questions, please visit www.bates.ctc.edu/SALT, or contact Jamie Huey, financial aid, at jhuey@bates.ctc.edu, 253.680.7026.

2013-2014 Spring Quarter Dates
May 2              Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
May 28            Last day of the quarter

2013-2014 Summer Quarter Dates
May 7              Start registration for continuing students
May 14            Start registration for waitlisted students
May 21            Open registration
May 21            Summer tuition due
June 4              Summer classes start
June 6              Last day to add class without instructor permission
June 6              Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund
June 17            Last day to add class with instructor permission
June 17            Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript
June18             Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund
July 18             Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
August 14        Last day of the quarter


Monday, April 14, 2014

Board of Trustees Agenda for Tuesday, April 22, 4 p.m.


AGENDA


4:00
I.
Call to Order/Determination of a Quorum/Pledge of Allegiance




____ Chair, Calvin Pearson




____ Vice Chair, Theresa Pan Hosley




____ Trustee Mike Grunwald




____ Trustee Lillian Hunter




____ Trustee Karen Seinfeld







4:02
III.
General Matters

Action


A.      Approval of Agenda




B.      Approval of Board Minutes
(Tab 2)
Action


1.      March 25, 2014 (Regular Meeting)







4:04

C.      Citizen Remarks
Chair Pearson






4:08
IV.
Introductions/Presentations
(Tab 3)








A.      Fantasy Lights Plaque Presentation
Jennifer Spane



B.      Human Resources Update
Geof Kaufman



1.      New Staff Introductions




2.       Personnel Action Report







4:10

C.     Informational Reports/Remarks
(Tab 4)



1.      Associated Student Government (ASG) Update
Marena Maples



2.      Diversity News, IDEAL/CDAC Update
Kat Flores



3.      Communications, Marketing/Foundation Update
Kym Pleger



4.      KBTC Update
Ed Ulman



5.      Facilities Update
Marty Mattes




6.      Local Bargaining Units




a.      AFT-Washington Federation of Teachers
Karen Patjens



b.      International Union of Operating Engineers
Dan Condon



c.       Public Safety Officers
Jaime Dawson



d.      Bates Professional Technical Employees
Michelle McElvain














4:22
V.
New Business




None







4:23
VI.
Unfinished Business




None.







4:24
VII.
Board Member Discussion/Remarks









Committee Reports:









A.      
Development/Advancement
T. Pan Hosley/L. Hunter



B.      
TACTC/ACCT
M. Grunwald/C. Pearson



C.      
KBTC
K. Seinfeld/L. Hunter



D.      
TACTC/Legislative
M. Grunwald/L. Hunter



E.       
Pierce County Coordinating Committee (PCCC)
C.  Pearson/T. Pan Hosley



F.       
Associated Student Government (ASG)
T. Pan Hosley/K. Seinfeld



G.      
General Advisory Council (GAC)
M. Grunwald/T. Pan Hosley



H.      
IDEAL/CDAC (Diversity Councils)
T. Pan Hosley/C. Pearson






Action
4:30
VIII.
Adjournment









Next Meeting:
May 27, 2014, 3 p.m.



Location:
Bates Technical College, Downtown Campus




1101 South Yakima Ave, Tacoma WA 98409


The News Tribune features Culinary Arts graduate

On Saturday, April 12, The News Tribune's Larry LaRue wrote about Diane Cooper, a Culinary Arts program graduate who followed her passion, and landed a coveted job in a Yellowstone National Park restaurant.

We are proud of you, Diane!

Read the article here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/04/12/3145684/rising-chef-trucks-her-way-to.html?sp=/99/296/331/306/1672/

Diane Cooper will start a job as Sous Chef at Yellowstone National Park.




Student eNews: April 14-18

Bates Foundation Scholarships

The Bates Foundation Scholarships will award up to 33 scholarships totaling $24,000 for summer quarter 2014. To apply for a scholarship, visit our online application at https://bates.starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS/Default.aspx . The scholarship application deadline is Friday, April 25 at NOON.

Scholarship Workshop:  Attend the scholarship workshop to learn how make your application stand out!
·         Thursday, April 17 | 11:30 a.m.-Noon (feel free to bring your lunch),  Downtown Campus | Diversity Center, E301

Diversity and Student Life

THIS WEEK:  ASG General Assembly – April 16
The April ASG General Assembly is Wednesday, April 16 from 11:15am to 12:15pm in the Downtown Campus Auditorium.  NOTE:  Classroom Safety and First Aid Kits; and 2014-2015 Proposed ASG Budget are two of this month’s agenda items. All students are welcome!

Community Information

THIS WEEK:  Greater Tacoma Community Foundation – Spark Grants
Calling all go-getters, grassroots organizers and connoisseurs of community. The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation seeks applicants for our Spark Grants program, designed to support everyday people—students and graduates— who want to create positive change in their community. Spark Grants is not your typical grants program. It provides $1,500 "micro-grants" to individuals and small groups with great ideas for how to make their neighborhood a better place. If you are a student looking to be an active citizen and contribute your talents to build a more vibrant, connected local community, then this is the grant for you! A wide range of projects are eligible, but priority will be towards those that bring diverse groups together, build on community strengths or offer exciting ideas to address community challenges. Applications are due April 18 (4PM). Apply for a grant and be the spark that ignites change in your community!  Learn more at: https://www.gtcf.org/sparkgrants/

2013-2014 Spring Quarter Dates
May 2              Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
May 28            Last day of the quarter

2013-2014 Summer Quarter Dates
May 7              Start registration for continuing students
May 14            Start registration for waitlisted students
May 21            Open registration
May 21            Summer tuition due
June 4              Summer classes start
June 6              Last day to add class without instructor permission
June 6              Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund
June 17            Last day to add class with instructor permission
June 17            Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript
June18             Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund
July 18             Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
August 14        Last day of the quarter



Monday, April 7, 2014

This year's Brain Series features a talk on brain and language development



The development of brain and language: Why early experiences matter
Thursday, April 24, 7-9 p.m., Free, South Campus Auditorium, 2201 S. 78th Street, Tacoma

The early interactions, relationships and experiences of young children are vital to brain development. In this year’s Brain Series, University of Washington post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Naja Ferjan Ramirez, will discuss how loving, warm interactions and challenging learning experiences promote healthy brain development. Dr. Ferjan Ramirez will also speak about the effects of early language experience, and how it shapes the brain and enables it to learn the sounds of language, which produce words and sentences. She will also speak to the implications for school readiness and success.

About Dr. Naja Ferjan Ramirez
Naja is a post-doctoral fellow working in Dr. Patricia Kuhl's lab. Before arriving at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS), Naja earned her bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Brown University and her Ph.D. in linguistics and cognitive science from the University of California, San Diego. At I-LABS, Naja studies the development of brain and language in monolingual and bilingual babies across different socioeconomic backgrounds.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Student eNews: March 31-April 4

Diversity and Student Life

THIS WEEK:  Annual Club Fair is Coming to Campus!
The Associated Student Government is hosting its annual Club Fair Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in the Downtown Auditorium, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It’s your chance to visit with the ASG Clubs—see what’s happening at Bates—and consider starting a club of your own! Enjoy the Club Fair lunch special: 2 slices of pizza and a drink for $1.00! (while supplies last). Or, take the scavenger hunt challenge and lunch is free!  There will be drawings for prizes and information about how to start a club. We hope to see you there! For additional details contact LeMont in the Diversity/ASG Center at 253-680-7113.

College Information

Student Graduates – Commencement 2013 Applications Available
The college's 2014 Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 30 at 6 p.m. in the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.  Please note, students who plan to walk in the ceremony need to complete the commencement registration; go to http://www.bates.ctc.edu/commencement for the form and additional commencement information. Copies are available the Downtown Registration Office (M210); Central Campus Front Desk; South Campus, Student Services Center (A115); or in the Diversity Center.  The fee for applying to walk is now $35.50

Financial Aid Office

Withdrawing from your program? Here’s what you should know…
We understand that circumstances may arise while you’re attending Bates Technical College, that may result in your withdrawal from your program. Here are some things you should be aware of:
·         If you receive Title IV financial aid funding, and you withdraw before you have had time to earn your aid, you may end up in Return of Title IV (unearned Title IV financial aid that you were awarded). http://studentaid.ed.gov/types
·         If you find yourself in this situation, please contact the Financial Aid office before withdrawing from college. 
·         In order to avoid this situation, a student must attend 61 percent of each quarter they receive Title IV financial aid.  
The 61 percent point for spring and summer quarters are:
·         Spring Quarter: April 28, 2014
·         Summer Quarter: July 16, 2014

Community Information

THIS WEEK:  Wilcox Farms Hosting Mini-Job Fair
Andy Wilcox and Sarah Walker from Wilcox Farms are hosting a mini job fair at Bates this Thursday, April 3rd, from 8 am to 2pm at the South Campus auditorium. The target recruitment is for Facilities Maintenance and Diesel programs; however, there could be other students on campus with the skill sets they’re looking for. Actively seeking candidates for maintenance staff and production workers. A link to recent jobs is here: https://www7.ultirecruit.com/WIL1013/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx. Most jobs are located in Roy, although they do have operations in Oregon and Montana.

Student Ambassadors for Nisqually Youth Center
The Nisqually Youth Center is looking for student ambassadors! The 5th annual Native Youth Summit is April 25, 2014 at the Nisqually Reservation and invites one or two Native American student ambassadors from Bates to be part of a student panel during the opening activity. The main discussion would be around their unique journey to/in higher education. The conference runs from 8:30am until 1:30pm, and students would do the panel presentation at 9:00am. We will ask them to then be available to speak to students individually or as a break-out session. Students are welcome to participate in the cultural activities and FREE LUNCH! For more information contact Sandra Gordon at 360-458-6316 or at sandra.gordon@ycs.wednet.edu.

2013-2014 Spring Quarter Dates
May 2             Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
May 28           Last day of the quarter