Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dental Assisting students help the homeless with dental needs

The college's Dental Assisting program spent the day helping dentists with a variety of tasks during Project Homeless Connect, held at the Tacoma Dome on Oct. 29.

Student Ashley poses with
dentists at the annual
Project Homeless Connect.
Student Maleah Hodge said, “Project Homeless Connect was a great experience for me. I started the day triaging patients. It was at first stressful and overwhelming because of the mass amount of people," she recalled. "Once I got on the dental van and actually started assisting the dentists with the patients I had triaged earlier in the day, it made the stressful and overwhelming feeling go away. It was replaced with a very rewarding experience. I am so thankful I was able to be a part of this day,” she said.

Instructor Patty Reno noted that the students took blood pressure, assisted patients with medical forms and triage, exposing and developing x-rays, sterilizing instruments, and assisting the dentist with treatment.

"This is the sixth year our students have participated in Project Homeless Connect, and even though it is a very busy day, it is a very rewarding day also," she said.

Participating in this event is just one of the many ways that Bates Technical College serves and helps our community. Way to go Bates students and staff!

Student Tiffany learns alongside dentists at
Project Homeless Connect.


International Education Week Festival held Friday

International Education Week, Nov. 17-21, is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education, and is celebrated in more than 100 countries across the world. IEW aims to encourage new ideas and expand international perspectives, and is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.


Bates Technical College and ELS/Tacoma have partnered to bring you an exciting and interactive festival on Friday, Nov. 21, to help spark conversation and broaden your horizons!

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Bates Technical College’s Dan Eberle honored with Governor’s Trophy

Eberle worked to ensure the Husky
and Cheney stadiums were
built accessible to those
with a disability.
Governor Jay Inslee honored Dan Eberle, a career advisor and the disability support services coordinator at Bates Technical College, with the state’s highest award given to a person with a disability. Eberle received the prestigious Governor’s Trophy in Memory of Carolyn Blair Brown at a ceremony held at Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond in October.  

The trophy is awarded to a Washington-state resident with a disability who significantly empowers individuals with disabilities in the community and in the workforce. Eberle earned this award because of his outstanding achievements in support of those with disabilities.

“Dan is an extraordinary advocate in our community, and a tireless supporter of our students, including those with disabilities. We are proud of Dan and honored to have him acknowledged for this prestigious recognition,” said Bates Technical College President Dr. Ron Langrell.

Eberle was a founding member and chair of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services’ Disability Initiative from 1993 to 1995. A natural leader and champion for people with disabilities, Eberle was invited to serve as a consultant to ensure the Husky and Cheney Stadiums were built accessible to people with disabilities.

From 1999-2008, Eberle served on the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment. For more than 20 years, Eberle has not only served as an advocacy leader himself, but also has intentionally worked to foster and expand disability advocacy leadership statewide, wrote Esther Bennett, chief of field services at the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Joe Ann Fritsche, resource development volunteer at the Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities, in their nomination letter for Eberle.

In addition to Eberle, the event honored seven public and private employers statewide for their exemplary work recruiting, hiring, retraining and promoting individuals with disabilities. Washington businesses, agencies, organizations and individuals submitted the nominations, and a panel of committee members and volunteers selected award winners.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Board of Trustees Agenda

AGENDA

3:00 I. Call to Order/Determination of a Quorum/Pledge of Allegiance
____ Chair, Theresa Pan Hosley
____ Vice Chair, Lillian Hunter
____ Trustee Mike Grunwald
____ Trustee Calvin Pearson
____ Trustee Karen Seinfeld

3:02 II. General Matters
A. Citizen Remarks, Chair Pan Hosley
Action B. Approval of Agenda
C. Approval of Board Minutes
Action 1. October 28, 2014  

3:07 III. Introductions/Presentations
A. Human Resources Update, Geof Kaufman
1. New Staff Introductions
2. Personnel Action Report
B. Pre-Tenure Candidate Review
a. Ken Witkoe, Broadcasting Audio Video Instructor
b. Landon Johnson, Industrial Electronics Robotics Instructor
c. Lisa Katon, Practical Nursing Instructor
d. Franklin Hsu, Biomedical/EEST Instructor
e. Mary Ann Keith, Administrative Medical Assistant Instructor
f. Curt Meyer, Mechanical Engineering Technician Instructor

4:07 IV. Trustee Reimbursement Discussion, President Langrell

4:22 V. Planning and Budgeting for 2015, President Langrell

4:32 VI. A. Informational Reports/Remarks
1. Associated Student Government (ASG) Updates, Raeshawna Sager
2. Diversity News, IDEAL/CDAC Updates, Kat Flores
3. Communications, Marketing/Foundation/IT Updates, Kym Pleger
4. KBTC Updates, Ed Ulman
5. Facilities Updates, 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

4:42 B. President’s Report
1. Enrollment/FTE Updates, Jaime Sereno

2. Supporting Teaching and Learning Updates, Ivan Gorne
3. Delivering Teaching and Learning Updates, Deans of Instruction (All)
4. Finance and Facilities Report, Holly Woodmansee
5. President’s Remarks/Announcements, Ron Langrell

4:52 VII. New Business
None

4:53 VIII. Unfinished Business
None

4:54 IX. 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
LAC/TACTC Fall Conference, M. Grunwald/L. Hunter
Pan Hosley/Pearson/Seinfeld
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 4:59 X. Adjournment

Next Meeting: December 16, 2014, 3 p.m.
Location: Bates Technical College, Downtown Campus

Culinary's Thanksgiving Buffet brings Turkey Day deliciousness a week early

Herb glazed roast turkey. Honey glazed ham. Mashed potatoes with savory turkey gravy. Can't wait for Thanksgiving? Let's start a week early with Culinary Arts' annual Thanksgiving Buffet, Thursday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

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Price per person is $9.75, kids under 12 are $6. Prices are inclusive, includes beverage. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

KBTC's Northwest Now takes viewers on a tour of Tacoma Art Museum's new wing

This weekend, the Tacoma Art Museum will unveil its newest and biggest exhibit, the Go West Haub Family Galleries. The unveiling features a brand new wing that will house the 295 works of Western American art the German philanthropists Erivan and Helga Haub generously donated to the museum. 

On Friday's edition of Northwest Now, host Tom Layson will take a closer look at this new exhibit, and give you a tour of the highly-anticipated new wing of the museum. We'll also hear more about this exciting donation from museum curators and board president Steve Barger on what this new gallery means to the Tacoma Art Museum and Tacoma community. 
  
Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program airing every Friday at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC.

Below is a list that shows where you can find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn
more about our show by going to our website.  http://www.kbtc.org/page.php?id=369

OFF AIR:
KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle) KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels

CABLE:
Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)
Comcast channel 12 (most areas - in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)
Click! (Tacoma) channel 3
Rainier Connect channel 10
Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)
Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worlview)

SATELLITE:
Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)
DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)


Monday, November 10, 2014

College's 2015 commencement ceremony date set

Calling all soon-to-be graduates! The date has been set for the college's 2015 commencement ceremony.

Save the date for Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m. in the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Center. You can find more information online: www.bates.ctc.edu/commencement.

Graduation Candidates
Information about applying to graduate
Student must apply for graduation in order to walk in the ceremony. Applications will be available on the website soon.

To learn more about applying for your credential, go to www.bates.ctc.edu/registration.


Time to review college's inclement weather procedures

Instructors, please share with your students.

Temperatures are dropping, and we'd like to take this opportunity to remind our students and employees about inclement weather procedures.

This blog post is easy to print and display in your office or classroom to inform students of how to get weather closure information. Just click on the hyperlinked headline, and hit your browser's print button.

Below are the information sources that we update in the event of a weather incident:

  • Weather Closure Information Line (680.7060)--Outgoing message is updated by 5:30 a.m., when possible, with current information. Download a sign for your office or classroom.
  • Twitter and Facebook--The social media sites Twitter and Facebook will be updated as available. Follow @BatesTechnical or 'like' us: www.facebook.com/BatesTechnicalCollege.
  • Broadcast Voicemail - Employees--A broadcast voicemail with current information will be sent to all Bates telephone lines by 5:45 a.m. You may check your voicemail remotely to access.
  • Bates Website (www.bates.ctc.edu/Weather)--This web page will be updated by 5:45 a.m. with current information.
  • Regional School Information & Media Notification (FlashAlert.net)--Information will be submitted by 5:45 a.m. This site is regional media’s source for broadcast information. You may log on to view a list of school closures and delays. (Go directly to Bates' FlashAlert page.)
  • Local Broadcast Television (KIRO, KOMO, KING, KCPQ)--Watch the scrolling information at the bottom of your television screen beginning at 5:45 a.m.
  • Broadcast Email - Students and Employees--A broadcast email will be sent to college email accounts for both students and employees by 5:45 a.m.
Saturday Closures
If the college closes on a Friday because of inclement weather, then Saturday classes will be automatically canceled.

OR

If inclement weather creates hazardous travelling conditions on a Saturday, then the President will make the decision to cancel classes by 6 a.m. on that Saturday. Staff and students should call the weather closure line at 253.680.7060, which will be updated by 6:30 a.m. on Saturdays IF classes have been canceled.

Please note: Communications & Marketing staff members update these outlets as soon as we receive the information, and usually by 5:45 a.m. and by 6:30 a.m. on Saturdays. If staff members have a long morning commute and an early start time, coordinate your departure time with your supervisor.

From Facilities: Please keep in mind that Facilities staff members have limited staffing on campus in the early mornings and may not have had the time to treat or scrape all paths to the college entrances. Please use extreme caution on walkways and parking lots and in entrance areas where areas may be wet and slippery. Avoid paths with inclines if possible, use cleared paths as they become available, and use handrails at stairs and ramps. Wear appropriate clothing including shoes with traction.

Below are priority areas for de-icing college grounds:
• Main Building entrances
• Primary paths to Main Building entrances
• Secondary Building entrances
• Primary paths to Secondary Building entrances
• Parking lots
• Primary path(s) from parking lots to campus building(s)
• Sloped walkways
• Reported areas of unsafe conditions
• Primary walkway routes between buildings
• Perimeter walkways
• Additional walkways between buildings

If you don't hear to the contrary via media, phone call, college voicemail or Internet posting, please assume that the college is open and operating on our usual schedule. 

There are times when K‐12 schools will close, though colleges remain operational. Students with children for whom K‐12 cancellation may present a hardship are encouraged to discuss individual situations with their instructor.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Today's Northwest Now episode focuses on coal trains

As demand for coal in Asia goes up, so does the need for more trains to transport it to ports in the Northwest. 

On Friday's edition of Northwest Now, we’ll take a closer look at the controversy of coal trains, and the two proposed terminals that would be used to export coal and oil. 

Are these trains good for jobs and the local economy? Or are they an environmental disaster waiting to happen? We'll also go along on a boat patrol with an environmental watchdog group that combs Puget Sound looking for signs of coal pollution.


"We have an opportunity to make an out-sized impact on climate change-trying to make the Northwest a fossil fuel highway- opportunity to make a big difference. If we hold the line, other countries will follow - coal will stay in the ground - it won't get burned - it will help with global climate change war," Puget Soundkeepers Alliance executive director Chris Wilke told host Tom Layson.  

Plus, Herb Krohn who represents several labor unions, and Sightline Institute policy director Eric De Place will weigh in on what they think of the proposed project and the possibility of more coal trains rolling through our region. 

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program airing every Friday at 7:30 p.m. right here on KBTC.  

Below is a list that shows where you can find us on TV.  

You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show by going to our website.  http://www.kbtc.org/page.php?id=369

OFF AIR:
KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle) KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels

CABLE:
Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)
Comcast channel 12 (most areas - in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)
Click! (Tacoma) channel 3
Rainier Connect channel 10
Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)
Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worlview)

SATELLITE:
Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)

DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Welcome to the ultimate food fight: Bates Technical College team competes in world food competition

A pillowy bun. Seasoned beef. Juicy onions. How do you craft the perfect burger--and would it stand up to competition?

That's what our Culinary Arts instructors and one lucky student will learn when they duke it out on the national stage to compete for the title of best burger in the world at the World Burger Championship.

Instructors Roger Knapp and JJ Meland, along with
student Tony Brooks, will compete for the title of
World Burger Champ and a $10,000 prize.
Chefs JJ Meland and Roger Knapp, along with second-year student Tony Brooks, will be one among fifty teams slated to compete for a $10,000 prize, a chance to win more cash, and to be crowned World Food Champion at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, Nov. 12-18.

If you're not familiar with it, the World Food Championships are "the most ambitious and authentic culinary competition on the planet."

The event itself attracts more than 25,000 people per day through multiple events and competitions--all while being filmed for a reality TV series slated to air on the A&E family of networks, newly rebranded the FYI Network, this summer.

It's a big deal to compete at the World Food Championships. Most contestants must qualify through local food competitions, like the Washington State Spring BBQ Championship. The Bates Technical College team had luck in the form of a Golden Ticket.

Chef Meland proudly holds a
much-coveted Golden Ticket.
"One really cool opportunity that came from the American Culinary Federation national convention I attended in July, was meeting Ben Vaughn, a Food Network host and celebrity chef," said Meland.

"I spent a couple of days hanging out with him, and had the opportunity to pick his brain about being on TV and competing in shows. I also did a live interview with Ben at the conference, which was a pretty cool experience," he said.



WFC and Food Network host Ben Vaughn
poses for a photo at the American Culinary
Federation convention in July.
Because Vaughn thought Meland would be a good fit for the competition, he "offered me a Golden Ticket, which is a free pass to compete in the World Food Championship," said Meland. "I am super excited about the opportunity, and I am excited that Bates is supporting the culinary arts team on this awesome, one-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
Celebrity chef Vaughn interviews
chef  Meland at the ACF
national conference.


A tournament-style competition, the massive event includes nine categories: barbecue, chili, sandwich, burger, dessert, bacon, recipe, pasta and seafood.

Once the champions of the first seven categories are named, they get the opportunity to compete at what's called the Final Table. The lucky winner of the Final Table will become the World Food Champion and take home bragging rights and a nice pile of cash.

Chef Meland poses with chef and culinary
educator Emily Ellyn,who started the
Retro Rad cooking movement.
While Chefs Knapp and Meland are hush-hush about the details of the burger they plan to serve to the food-critic judges, we have it on good authority that you may be able to sink your teeth into the burger upon their return. And we know it will be the perfect combination of ingredients.

Check out last year's competition highlight reel, below.

And wish the Bates Technical College Culinary Arts Team GOOD LUCK. Bring home the bacon!



Monday, November 3, 2014

Student eNews: Nov. 3-7

Diversity and Student Life
THIS WEEK:  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). PASSPORT EVENT!

THIS WEEK:  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.

THIS WEEK:  Foundation Scholarship Deadline
The Bates Foundation will award up to 26 scholarships totaling $28,450 for winter quarter 2014. The scholarship 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. 

THIS WEEK:  Anime Alliance Club – You’re Invited!
Join the Bates Anime Alliance on Nov. 06  at 3:00-4:00 PM in Room MZ 136  at the Downtown Campus as we continue to look for ways to animate our lives while exploring the world of anime, manga, video games, and cosplay. This meeting we will be beginning a series of anime/manga drawing tutorials plus much more! For more info contact Royce at 253-886-4373.  

International Education Week – Let’s Celebrate!
Are you an international student or recent newcomer? Share information about your country during our International Education Week Festivity, November 21, 2014! Some ways you can:
·         Play or perform music; or how instruments are used in your country’s music—a traditional dance or song
·         Put on a fashion show of traditional clothes
·         Put together a slide show using PowerPoint or Prezi, for example
·         Create a poster display with pictures and information about your country—such as location/geography, history, language(s), religious/social customs, trade, etc.
·         Share food that is typical for your country and explain how it’s made—samples are great, too!
Or come up with your own idea! Do it individually or team up with others and do a group presentation! If you are interested in participating, please email Laurie Arnold, International Student Advisor at larnold@bates.ctc.edu with the following information:
Your name
Country you are from
Type of Presentation (see above)
Also, let Laurie know if you would like to team up with someone else from your country. We already have sign ups from KSA, Taiwan, Colombia, Japan and Russia.

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.

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:  53-680-7243

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.

Financial Aid

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, for Bates students and alums to become more financially savvy. Check your email for a message from SALT with your invitation to join. If you do not receive your SALT email, 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!   ×

Community Scholarship

LGBTQ Scholarships
Scholarships opportunities are open now for  lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer students; students who have LGBTQ parent(s); and/or students who are straight allies of the LGBTQ community of any age who are pursuing any post-secondary education (community college, public or private colleges and university, trade schools/apprenticeships, or certificate programs). Applications are online at:  http://www.pridefoundation.org/scholarships/ or at http://thegsbascholarship.org/apply.php  and due before 5:00pm PST on January 16, 2015. ×

Community Event

PLU Presents – Antwone Fisher and Kids at Hope
Entitled The Soul, Science and  Culture of HOPE is Thursday,  November 6, 2014, 5:30pm – 8:30pm in the University Center at PLU. 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. Registration information 253-229-7310  wally@kidsathope.org.  

State Commission Logo Design Contest
The Washington State Supreme Court established the Gender and Justice Commission in 1994 to combat issues of gender bias in Washington state and affect change in how issues of gender are received in the legal scope.  The commission is reaching out to universities and art programs across the state for logo design submissions.
NOTE:  The commission requests that prospective logos are symbolically representative of their work but remain simplistic enough for mass reproduction; that designers focus not on “gender,” per se, but on imagery that suggests breaking power imbalances in the pursuit of justice. The submission deadline is November 9, 2014. An explanation (150 words or fewer) and artist contact information should be sent to ccasas@pugetsound.edu. The winner will receive a cash award of $500 in exchange for a signed contract stating the Commission may use the design in perpetuity without any additional fees. 

Veterans Hiring Event
The WorkSource Pierce County Veterans Hiring Event is November 12, 2014, 9am to 3pm, at AMVETS – 5707 S. Tyler St.   Tacoma, WA  98409. For additional information about this veterans hiring event, please contact:  Owen McCurty at (253) 589-7035 or by email at omccurty@esd.wa.gov.

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

Friday, October 31, 2014

Bates Technical College celebrates Veterans Day with event and ribbon-cutting ceremony

Newly-revamped Veterans Resource Center will provide resources, educational guidance, and support to transitioning military, veterans, and their families

TACOMA, Wash. – Each year, Bates Technical College marks Veterans Day with a celebration to honor those who have served our country. This year, the college will hold its event, “Building Bridges: It’s About You,” on Thursday, Nov. 6, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Downtown Campus Auditorium, 1101 S. Yakima Avenue in Tacoma.

Veterans advocate Dr. Peter Schmidt will serve as keynote speaker at the event, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will follow at the Veterans Resource Center, Room E304. Veterans resource organizations like Lakewood’s RallyPoint/6 will be on hand during the event to highlight their services and answer questions.

“With the drawdown of military service members, Bates is experiencing increased interest from veterans and their families seeking professional and technical skills,” said Blake Ingram, the college’s associate dean of instruction. “We offer retraining in a manner that links well with military backgrounds. By opening our Veteran Resource Centers at the Downtown and South Campuses, we have done a great job providing support for this important transition,” said Ingram.

For more information, contact LeMont Lucas, diversity center assistant, at 253.680.7113 or visit www.bates.ctc.edu.

About Bates Technical College
Founded in 1940, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in nearly 50 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to www.bates.ctc.edu, or call 253.680.7000.


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

KBTC's Northwest Now focuses on concussions, brain injury

Concussions are are becoming an all-too-familiar injury in our country. On Friday's Northwest Now, host Tom Layson talks with three experts on brain injuries, including Dr. Alex Mohit of Franciscan Health Systems, Penny Condoll with the Brain Injury Support Team, and The Washington Brain Injury Alliance's Deborah Crawley, who says concussions are the silent injury. 

"It's similar to where folks were 30 years ago with cancer and HIV/AIDS, they're really trying to cover it up instead of reaching out," Crawley said. 

On this program, we'll also meet a local student athlete whose head injuries forced him out of contact sports. 
  
Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that airs every Friday at 7:30 p.m. right here on KBTC. Below is a list that shows where you can find us on TV.  

You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show by going to our website. http://www.kbtc.org/page.php?id=369

OFF AIR:
KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle) KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels

CABLE:
Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)
Comcast channel 12 (most areas - in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)
Click! (Tacoma) channel 3
Rainier Connect channel 10
Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)
Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worlview)

SATELLITE:
Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)
DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)


Monday, October 27, 2014

Student eNews: Oct. 27-31

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.

Campus Information

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

Scholarship Announcement

LGBTQ Scholarships
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.

Community Event

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  wally@kidsathope.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