Scholarships for Winter Quarter
The Bates Foundation will award up to 26 scholarships totaling $28,450 for winter quarter 2014. The scholarship application deadline is Friday, November 7, 2014, at NOON. To apply for a scholarship, fill out the online application at https://scholarships.bates.ctc.edu/Stars/. Contact LeAnn Dreier at x7160 if you have questions.
Attend a scholarship workshop to learn how to fill out the online application, and make your application stand out! (Feel free to bring your lunch!)
· Tuesday, Oct. 28 | 11:30 a.m. | Downtown Campus | Diversity Center
· Wednesday, Oct. 29| 11:30 a.m. | South Campus | Multimedia Room (Room E101A)
Diversity and Student Life
THIS WEEK: An Empowering Conversation about Human Trafficking – October 30
A diversity presentation with Khrushida Begum, guest speaker and human rights advocate. The event is Wednesday, October 30 from 11am to 12pm in the Diversity Center (E301). PASSPORT EVENT!!
Education to Employment Program by Making a Difference in Community
- If you are a registered student
- If you have children
- If you are experiencing homelessness
Education to Employment program might be able to help you! We help students remove barriers to graduate from their program and gain employment. We do offer some support services once in the program. Please contact Karen Dhaliwal for further information. Work cell: 253-318-4912 | Office: 253-680-7243
A call to all ladies enrolled in STEM programs at Bates:
There will be a Divine: Women in STEM luncheon on November 3rd from 11:30am-12:30pm in Room M218 at the DT campus. Divine STEM is an ASG sponsored club, whose mission is to support under-represented women in STEM-related programs at Bates Technical College, to attract future students through outreach, bring attention to women in usually male dominated fields, and to increase the percentage of women employed in male-dominated career fields. Come have lunch with us and be a part of an amazing group of women, who support one another in all of our challenges. Contact Christina Jobe at 253-680-7091 for more information.
Students of Color Conference 2015 – Applications Available Now!
The 2015 Students of Color Conference (SOCC) is conference is Thursday through Saturday) April 23-25, 2014, in Yakima, Washington. The goal of the conference is to provide a fun, educational experience that promotes leadership, diversity, and academic success. This year, the application process will completed electronically. Email LeMont Lucas for the two conference application files. The deadline to apply is January 9, 2015.
Veterans Event, November 6
Attend this year’s Veterans event, “Building bridges: It’s about you!” with speaker and veterans advocate Dr. Peter Schmidt. The event is Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11:30am to 12:30pm in the Downtown Campus auditorium. Directly following the event is the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for the downtown campus Veterans Resource Center (Rm E304).
College-level SkillsUSA – Looking for Students
SkillsUSA gives Bates students a way to compete with other students from across the state in both technical skills and leadership. Downtown and south campus meetings start next week (every 1st and 3rd Monday, downtown and south).
· 1st Monday | Nov 3 | 11:30am | Diversity Center (E301)
· 3rd Monday | Nov 17 | 11:30am | South Campus Cafeteria
SkillsUSA builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. Find out how SkillsUSA can benefit you as you prepare for the workforce.
Add Some Flavor with SALT – Look for Your Invitation!
Check your inbox for an email invitation to join SALT in the next few days! What Is SALT? SALT was created by American Student Assistance, a nonprofit organization, to Bates Technical College’s students and alums like you become more financially savvy. Activating your SALT membership allows you to take advantage of members-only features, like:
· Interactive money management tools that show you how to take control of your finances.
· An interactive and personalized Repayment Navigator that helps you understand your student loan repayment options.
· 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.
Remember to check your email for a message from SALT with 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 or with Financial Aid. The best part—all of Salt services are free of charge!
Information Technology – Software
Office 365 Education for Students is an Office 365 plan that is available for free to students who attend academic institutions that have purchased Office for faculty and staff available at www.Office.com/GetOffice365. This plan allows students to install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access on up to 5 PCs or Macs and Office apps on other mobile devices including Windows tablets and iPads®. The plan also includes 1TB of OneDrive storage, managed by the school, and students can edit and collaborate using Office Online, Yammer, and SharePoint sites. Active full- or part-time students at qualifying schools are eligible if they:
· Have a school-specific email address provided by the school (for example, contoso.edu) that can receive external email
· Are of legal age to sign up for an online offer individually (13 years old)
· Have Internet access
Students can use the plan until they graduate or are no longer enrolled at a qualified school. Student eligibility may be re-verified at any time. At expiration, the Office applications enter a reduced-functionality mode, which means documents can be viewed but it isn’t possible to edit or create new documents. In addition, online services associated with the school email address, for example Office Online and OneDrive, will no longer work. Enroll by going to the website below and signing up. http://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education
Over $730,000 is available in scholarships to support the educational and leadership development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer students; students who have LGBTQ parent(s); and/or students who are straight allies of the LGBTQ community in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington of any age who are pursuing any post-secondary education (community college, public or private colleges and university, trade schools/apprenticeships, or certificate programs). There are fifty different types of scholarships with awards up to $20,000—but only one web-based application! Applications are completed online at: http://www.pridefoundation.org/scholarships/ or at http://thegsbascholarship.org/apply.php and due before 5:00pm PST on January 16, 2015.
PLU Presents – Antwone Fisher and Kids at Hope
Entitled The Soul, Science and Culture of HOPE, this three-hour event will explore Antwone’s journey of hopelessness to hope through his writings and film followed by a discussion around those themes and how they relate to the science of HOPE. The symposium concludes with a discussion about the culture of HOPE and how families, schools, youth serving organizations and communities can implement a strategy that models how all children can succeed, No Exceptions! Registration Required – More information from Wally Endicott 253-229-7310 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: Thursday, November 6, 2014, 5:30pm – 8:30pm (coffee & desert provided)
WHERE: Pacific Lutheran University Chris Knutzen Hall in the University Center, 12180 Park Avenue So; Tacoma, WA
2014-2015 Fall Quarter Dates
November 5 Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
December 5 Last day of the quarter
2014-2015 Winter Quarter Dates
November 12 Start registration for continuing students
November 17 Start registration for waitlisted Veterans
November 18 Start registration for waitlisted students
November 24 Open registration
November 26 Winter tuition due
December 10 Winter classes start
December 12 Last day to add class without instructor permission
December 12 Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund
January 2 Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund
January 2 Last day to add class with instructor permission
January 2 Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript
February 4 Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
February 27 Last day of the quarter