Monday, August 25, 2014

President Langrell presents at China-US education forum

President Langrell spoke about the college's
strategic vision at technical education conference. The
director of NAVEC, Liu Zhifang, poses with him.
Bates Technical College President Dr. Ron Langrell spoke last week to more than 360 attendees of the 2014 China-US Education Forum, held in Dalian, Liaoning, China.

The theme at the three-day forum surrounded modern vocational education and training. It provided a platform for two-year college presidents and representatives from the U.S. and China to engage in dialogue about policy, and discuss ways to collaborate on technical education and training. 

In his speech, President Langrell presented on how to set a trajectory toward a preferred future.
He highlighted strategic vision (outlined in an acronym) of Bates Technical College, as it works toward its own preferred future. The acronym, WORKPAD, is defined as: world class, outcomes-based, resource development-based, knowledge-based, partnerships, aspirations, and diversity.

On President Langrell's Facebook page, he notes, "College presidents in China share many similar challenges to counterparts in the USA: How do we protect our great mission and purpose during times of rapid change and challenge?"

The Ministry of Education of China recommended President Langrell to participate in the forum because of his accomplishments at Bates and in the field of technical education. Dean of Instruction Lin Zhou also attended the conference, which featured an education fair to help establish partnerships among colleges in both countries and tours to various colleges in China.

The National Association of Vocational Education of China (NAVEC) hosted the conference.

President Langrell poses with Dr. Yan.

Beijing Vocational College Vice President Wei (L) poses with
Bates' Dean of Instruction Lin Zhou (R)

President Langrell, center, poses with Dean Lin and
other representatives

President Langrell and Dean Lin pose with representatives
from the International Exchange Association.

Presidential Selfie: Langrell poses with President Li from
Beijing Vocational College



Monday, August 18, 2014

The picture of determination: Active-duty Machinist student featured on NWMilitary.com

Spc. Terry Francis was determined to follow her chosen
career path, despite barriers.

Terry Francis is a student in Bates Technical College's Machinist program. As an active-duty service member and mother of two, her typical day begins as early as 4 a.m., and she often doesn't get time to relax until after 10 p.m. 

Deployed to Afghanistan in 2011, Spc. Francis sustained injuries that would affect the pursuit of her chosen career path. Dedicated to becoming a machinist and someday work for a large company like Boeing or another aerospace organization, she enrolled in the college's Machinist program. 

NWMilitary.com featured Spc. Francis in an article on Thursday, Aug. 14 that details her experience. 

Want to work with us? We're hiring!

Bates Technical College's Human Resources is currently recruiting for the positions below. Visit www.bates.ctc.edu/Jobs to learn more.

Classified/Non Exempt Positions

Customer Services Associate - PTE I - 980
Location: KBTC
Salary:$25,000
Schedule: 8:00 - 5:00
Hours: 8.00/Day 40.00/Week
Posting Date: 8/11/2014  Closing date: Until Filled 

Early Childhood Specialist 2-Teacher Assistant - 983
Location: Child Studies/Childcare
Salary:$13.50 - $14.86
Schedule: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hours: 8.00/Day 40.00/Week
Posting Date: 8/15/2014  Closing date: Until Filled 

Early Childhood Specialist 4 Family Support Specialist - 981
Location: Child Studies/ECEAP
Salary:$17.55 - 23.16
Schedule: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Hours: 8.00/Day 40.00/Week
Posting Date: 8/18/2014  Closing date: Until Filled 

Early Childhood Specialist 3 Lead Teacher - 982
Location: Child Studies/ECEAP
Salary:$17.55 - $23.16
Schedule: 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
Hours: 8.00/Day 40.00/Week
Posting Date: 8/15/2014  Closing date: Until Filled 
  
Exempt Managerial Positions

Budget Analyst - 985
Location: Business & Finance
Salary:$57,000 - 60,000
Schedule: 8:00 - 4:30
Hours: 40.00 / Week
Posting Date: 8/15/2014  Closing date: Until Filled

Associate Director of Finance - 984
Location: Finance Office/Accounting
Salary:$65,000 - 70,000
Schedule: 08:00am - 5:00pm
Hours: 8.00/Day 40.00/Week
Posting Date: 8/15/2014  Closing date: Until Filled

Industrial Electronics and Robotics program instructor featured in The News Tribune

Bates Technical College's Industrial Electronics and Robotics Technician program instructor Landon Johnson was featured in The News Tribune on Tuesday, Aug. 12.

Columnist Larry LaRue spoke with Landon about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones, and how the IERT program will teach students how to build, repair, and upgrade drones.

Check it out: 
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/08/12/3328195/looking-up-and-looking-ahead-bates.html?sp=/99/296/331/306/




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Art selected for new Advanced Technology Center

The college art steering committee, in conjunction with the Washington State Arts Commission, has selected a 20-foot sculpture, to be custom designed and made by artist Heath Satow. The sculpture, titled YES, will be prominently placed at the new Advanced Technology Center.

This PDF presentation showcases more details of the tall sculpture.

Rendering of YES sculpture


YES sculpture from Bates Technical College on Vimeo.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hands-on Learning: Math 171 students showcase final projects

So, what does it take to apply concepts learned in Mary Ward's Math 171 Technical Math class? A final project worth a major chunk of a student's grade. The students, enrolled in Diesel and Heavy Equipment, Welding, Electrical Construction, and Auto Mechanics programs at South Campus, worked in small groups to hand-craft fully-functional mini replicas of a Ferris Wheel, Gravitron, Roller Coaster, and Merry-Go-Round.

Each team member presented and demonstrated the finished product last week, constructed from mostly recycled materials, and submitted a paper that explained the project and how they applied key concepts, like linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry, and vectors. This is just one example of how Bates students learn through practical application and hands-on education.


Merry-Go-Round

Gravitron

Students present their final project.



An electric screwdriver powers the Merry-Go-Round


Proud students showcase their prized Marry-Go-Round

The Ferris Wheel was constructed mostly of parts familiar
to those in the electrician field. 


This roller coaster was the perfect size for
a marble, which raised to the top and flowed
like water to the end, like a Rube Goldberg.


Library Corner


Don’t forget to return your library materials before you escape for summer break! Want a book to escape with? Take a peek at our “paperback exchange” shelf, or ask library staff for help finding what local public libraries you have access to ("reciprocal borrowing agreements" are beautiful words…trust us).

Your friendly librarians wants to ask YOU a question. Check out the question on the whiteboard in the library. Share your answer on the board, or stay “in the box” and interact with the library staff online or on Facebook.


The libraries will be closed during the summer break after Aug. 14, but library staff may still be able to help you via phone. 
Downtown Campus: 680.7220, South Campus: 680.7550, or email library@bates.ctc.edu.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Student eNews: Aug. 4-8

Financial Aid
New Bates One Card simplifies financial aid fund disbursement
Bates has partnered with Higher One®, a financial services company focused on higher education, to bring you more convenient options to receive your financial aid disbursements/refunds.  Beginning in September 2014, we'll begin using the 'Bates One Card.' Please do not throw away this important card, since you will be required to choose your disbursement method. Learn more about Higher One at Bates:  www.bates.ctc.edu/OneCard.  Read the FAQs:  www.bates.ctc.edu/student-resources/financial-aid/bates-one-card/faq-bates-one-card

Diversity and Student Life
REMINDER:  Continuing Students Can Register for Fall Quarter
Currently enrolled students can register for next quarter’s classes now.  
Online registration closes on August 4 and registration opens to eligible new students on the priority
lists.  You may lose your place in a program if you do not take advantage of registering before new
students, the same day tuition is due.  If students fail to register before online registration is
closed, it will require them to gather a variety of signatures and turn in actual paperwork. 

Community Events
McKinley Hill Street Fair – August 16
The McKinley Street Fair is Saturday, August 16, from 10am to 6pm at 35th and McKinley Ave. Sponsored by the East Side Neighborhood advisory council, McKinley Business District and Tacoma Christian Center, the event will have free backpacks, school physicals, dental screening and more for kids and their families!  For more information call 253-905-8017 or go to www.Facebook.com/groups/McKinleyStreetFair.

Hilltop Street Fair – August 23
The Hilltop Street Fair is August 23 on -Martin Luther King Jr. Way, between S. 9th and 11th, S. 10th between MLK and J, and S. 11th between L and I Streets, 8 AM - 9 PM. Planned events:  Hilltop’s Vintage Car Show ~ Tacoma Celebrity Dunk Tank ~ Storybook Play Castle (princes & princesses needed!) ~ Reading is Magical: Free Books ~ Tacoma Public Library’s Mobile Lab ~ Radio Disney: DJ, Raffles and Kid’s Activities ~ Community Health Care Free Health & Dental Screenings ~ Sidewalk Mural Chalk-off. Go to the Website for more information.

Come celebrate the nautical life with us at the 22nd Annual Tacoma Maritime Fest on Saturday, September 20th from 10:00am - 6:00pm & Sunday, September 21st from 10:00 am - 5:00pm. This year’s festival will host activities, music, and food for the entire family to experience. From the Tall Ships to Quick & Dirty Boat Building, to tours of the waterfront and lots of activities in the Kid’s Zone, there will be something for everyone. Admission, as always, is free. Festival planners are looking for volunteers now!  Go to http://maritimefest.org/volunteers to be a part of the fun!

2013-2014 Summer Quarter Dates
August 14              Last day of the quarter

2014-2015 Fall Quarter Dates
August 4                Open registration
September 8         Fall tuition due
September 22       Fall classes start
September 24       Last day to add class without instructor permission
September 26       Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund
October 3              Last day to add class with instructor permission
October 3              Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript
October 6              Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund
November 5          Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
December 5          Last day of the quarter




Friday, July 25, 2014

Board of Trustees meeting agenda for Tuesday, July 29

AGENDA
2:00 I. Call to Order/Determination of a Quorum/Pledge of Allegiance

2:03 II. Work Session Agenda:
A. Bates Technical College Mission: Measuring Up
B. Strategic Plan Review: Priorities and Directions (Ensuring a Preferred Future)
C. Executive Session (Personnel matters under RCW 42.30.110(g))

4:00 III. General Matters
A. Approval of Agenda
B. Approval of Board Minutes
1. June 24, 2014  
C. Citizen Remarks Chair Pearson

4:04 IV. Introductions/Presentations
A. Human Resources Update
1. New Staff Introductions
2. Personnel Action Report

4:06 B. Informational Reports/Remarks
1. Associated Student Government (ASG) Update
2. Diversity News, IDEAL/CDAC Update
3. Communications, Marketing/Foundation Update
4. KBTC Update
5. Facilities Update (Abbreviated)

6. Local Bargaining Units
a. AFT-Washington Federation of Teachers
b. International Union of Operating Engineers
c. Public Safety Officers
d. Bates Professional Technical Employees

4:25 C. President’s Report
1. Enrollment/FTE Update
2. Instruction Updates
a. Workforce Development
b. Institutional Research/Accreditation
3. Finance Report
4. President’s Remarks/Announcements

4:35 V. New Business
Election of Board Officers Trustees
Fiscal 2013-14 Budget Revision
CBA Ratification(s)*

4:55 VI. Unfinished Business
Mission Statement Approval
Approval of the Draft Strategic Plan

4:59 VII. Board Member Discussion/Remarks

Committee Reports:  
A. Development/Advancement
B. TACTC/ACCT
C. KBTC
D. TACTC/Legislative
E. Pierce County Coordinating Committee (PCCC)
F. Associated Student Government (ASG)
G. General Advisory Council (GAC)
H. IDEAL/CDAC (Diversity Councils)

5:00 VIII. Adjournment

TRAINING: September 30, 2014, 2 p.m.
Next Meeting: September 30, 2014, 4 p.m.
Location: Bates Technical College, Downtown Campus
1101 South Yakima Ave, Tacoma WA 98405

Under RCW 42.30.110, an Executive Session may be held. Action from the Executive Session may be taken, if necessary, as a result of items discussed in the Executive Session.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Infusion of funding spurs growth in high-demand aerospace programs at Bates Technical College

Welding and Machinist programs will expand to meet industry demand

The Machinist program will
grow by 32 FTEs.
Bates Technical College will receive $411,771 from the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) to expand the capacity of the Welding and Machinist programs.

The Machinist program will receive $208,000 to grow the program by 32 full-time equivalent (FTE) students, and $203,771 will be allocated to expand the Welding program by 30 FTE students. The expansion will begin fall quarter, and the new courses will be offered in the evening to accommodate working adults.

This funding will help the college forge stronger ties with the aerospace industry and improve career opportunities for graduates of Bates’ manufacturing and aerospace-related programs, said Brandon Rogers, dean of instruction.
The Welding program will
expand by 30 FTEs.


“The funding includes $10,000 to reach out to non-traditional students, nearly $9,000 to establish National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) accreditation, and additional support for dissemination of best practices and innovations,” said Rogers. “Among those innovations will include the acquisition of a welding simulator and equipment needed to develop a unique industry partnership with Boeing to serve as the pre-employment testing facility for prospective employees at the aerospace giant,” he said.

Bates is one of 21 Washington state community and technical colleges who received funding to increase student capacity in aerospace programs. The funding is an important element of the state Legislature’s package to guarantee the Boeing 777X would be built in Washington state.

To learn more about the Welding, Machinist, and other aerospace-related programs, go to www.bates.ctc.edu, or call 253.680.7000.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

City of Tacoma seeks your input to identify a shared vision

Tacoma's Museum of Glass is
a symbol of restoration of a waterway
and revitalization of the downtown area.
What would make the City of Tacoma a better place to live, work and play, asks the steering committee for Tacoma's strategic plan. If you have ideas, feedback, or thoughts, now is the time to take action.

The steering committee is soliciting community feedback on the seven key focus areas of the strategic plan:
  1. Public Health and Safety
  2. Quality of Life and Livability
  3. Economic Vibrancy (and Employment)
  4. Culture, Arts and Recreation
  5. Educational Opportunity and Attainment
  6. Government Performance (Effective, Efficient and Economical)
  7. Infrastructure, Mobility and Environmental Sustainability 
How can you get involved?
  • Join the online community forum to post your comments and respond to other community members’ ideas at Engage Tacoma.
    • Shaping Tacoma’s future (four days remaining for topic input)
    • What should stay the same?  (eleven days remaining for topic input)
  • Attend the community meeting on July 30, 2014, from 6 PM - 8:30 PM (doors open at 5 PM), at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (1500 Broadway). Free event parking will be available at any of the venue's garages.  

Downtown Library schedule change July 21-24,2014

The Downtown Campus Library will be open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday (July 21-24). Friday hours will remain unchanged at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Library staff  ask for your patience during this week while they are short-staffed.

Don't forget that you always have access to the Library's online resources ...even when the doors aren't yet open.
  • You can use most of our subscription resources from any computer on campus without a username/password. 
  • We have subject guides full of recommended websites for our various Career Clusters.
  • Have a question that just won't wait?  You can always email the library (library@bates.ctc.edu) and they will reply as soon as they are able...or you can contact AskWA which in an online chat reference service that is staffed by other librarians around the world.  

Monday, July 14, 2014

Student eNews: July 14-18

Diversity and Student Life
Associated Student Government Presidents for 2014-2015
Congratulations to the ASG President and Campus Vice Presidents for next year! 
·         ASG President:  Raeshawna Sager, Civil Engineering
·         Vice President, Downtown:  Ina Smith, AOA (Administrative Office Assistant)
·         Vice President, Central:  Kevin White, BVP (Broadcast/Video/Production)
·         Vice President, South:  Andrew Waits, Diesel

NOTE:  Applications for the other ASG officer positions are actively encouraged! Now that the 2014-15 presidents have been elected, they will begin interviewing and appointing the rest of their executive team.  Applications already on hand will have first consideration.  Contact Kat to have an application sent to you! 

THIS WEEK:  ASG General Assembly Meeting – July 16
The June ASG General Assembly is Wednesday, July 16 from 11:15am to 12:15pm in the South Campus Auditorium.  NOTE:  Discussion includes student officer elections and interviews, the new Higher One financial aid disbursement process, and an update on athletics.  Student delegates and those with SALT cards are entered in the drawings for cool giveaways!   All students are welcome!

THIS WEEK:  Foundation Scholarships for Fall
The Bates Foundation is pleased to announce up to 35 scholarships totaling $26,250 will be awarded to students for fall quarter 2014. Go to  https://bates.starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS/Default.aspx to access the online scholarship application.  The application deadline is Friday, July 18, 2014, at NOON.  Contact LeAnn Dreier directly at 253.680.7160 or ldreier@bates.ctc.edu for more information.

THIS WEEK:  Operation GoodJobs Information Session
On July, 17th at 11:00am, Mike Tassin will be giving an operation GoodJobs information session.  For all of you students that may be looking for PT work over the summer break and flexible work while you are in school, this is a great opportunity. Operation Good Jobs is not just about finding work but finding ways to support veterans. Come on by and check it out!!

Community Information

Tacoma’s Ethnic Fest
July 26 & 27, 2014, Noon - 7pm at Wright Park (501 South I St., Tacoma 98405).  Since 1986 the festival has featured the many cultures and ethnic groups that make Pierce County a great place to live. Enjoy two full days of music, dance, art, and foods from around the world.  A very family friendly community event!


2013-2014 Summer Quarter Dates
July 18                   Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
August 14              Last day of the quarter

2014-2015 Fall Quarter Dates
July 21                   Start registration for continuing students
July 28                   Start registration for waitlisted Veterans
July 29                   Start registration for waitlisted students
August 4                Open registration
September 8         Fall tuition due
September 22       Fall classes start
September 24       Last day to add class without instructor permission
September 26       Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund
October 3              Last day to add class with instructor permission
October 3              Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript
October 6              Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund
November 5          Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
December 5          Last day of the quarter



Monday, July 7, 2014

Bates Foundation accepting scholarship applications for fall

The Bates Foundation is pleased to announce up to 35 scholarships totaling $26,250 will be awarded to students for fall quarter 2014. To learn about scholarships that are available, please visit our website.


The application deadline is Friday, July 18, 2014, at NOON.

Scholarship Workshops
Attend a scholarship workshop to learn how to fill out the online application, and make yours stand out! Feel free to bring your lunch .

·         South Campus
Tue, July 8 | 11:30 a.m. | Multimedia Room (Room E101A)
·         Downtown Campus
Wed, July 9 | 11:30 a.m. | Diversity Center


Contact LeAnn Dreier directly at 253.680.7160 or ldreier@bates.ctc.edu for more information.

Student eNews for July 7-11

Foundation Scholarships for Fall
The Bates Foundation is pleased to announce up to 35 scholarships totaling $26,250 will be awarded to students for fall quarter 2014. Go to   https://bates.starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS/Default.aspx to access the online scholarship application.  The application deadline is Friday, July 18, 2014, at NOON.  Contact LeAnn Dreier directly at 253.680.7160 or ldreier@bates.ctc.edu for more information.

Scholarship Workshops:  Attend a scholarship workshop to learn how to fill out the online application, and make yours stand out! Feel free to bring your lunch .
·         South Campus  Tue, July 8 | 11:30 a.m. | Multimedia Room (Room E101A)
·         Downtown Campus  Wed, July 9 | 11:30 a.m. | Diversity Center

FINAL DAY:  Vote for the Higher One Design and Name before 3pm!
Beginning fall, Bates will be partnering with Higher One, a financial services company, which will change the way students receive financial aid refunds.  This new program is designed to provide students with increased choices in the delivery of refunds:  direct deposit to a Higher One account; transfer to an account already established; or traditional check form.  The college is asking for students to vote for the debit/credit design and name for Bates Technical College.  Follow the link below to choose from three sample card designs and suggested debit/credit card names. Make your choices by 3pm today, July 7  for your vote to count!  Thank you in advance for your input and contribution to the success of this exciting program. . . .     from the Higher One Team!


ASG Officers – Campaign Information
The window to run for ASG President or Campus Vice Presidents closed Friday.  Online voting begins this Wednesday, July 9. A special eNews edition will be sent to students Wednesday morning with the link to the online voting.  Voting does require students to know their SID.

NOTE:  Applications for the other ASG officer positions are still accepted and actively encouraged! Once the 2014-15 presidents have been elected, they will begin interviewing and appointing the rest of their executive team between July 16-25.  Applications already on hand will have first consideration.  Contact Kat or LeMont for more information. 

The following individuals are confirmed presidential candidates: 
_____________________________________________________________________
Candidates for:  ASG President

Name:  Devon Gunter
Primary Campus:  South Campus
Campaign Comments
Primary Campus:  Downtown Campus
Campaign Comments:  To all, my objective is to advocate student concerns to faculty, to administrators, and to all staff who can make a formidable impact that will better enhance student educational experiences at Bates. I am passionate, warm, and precise and with every encounter I strive for diplomacy. It is my goal to continue to exhibit the strength and will of the past ASG presidents who initiated several projects that I would like to see completed such as exploring athletics and providing a food truck at South campus. In addition to those two initiatives, whether it be a program specific concern as in Fire Protection need for a workout facility or a general body concern as in the Smoking Policy revision, any and all students can be assured that the voice of their needs will be heard with actions towards practical resolutions to follow.
Name:  Kevin White
Program: BAVP (Broadcasting Audio Video Production)
Primary Campus:   Central
Campaign Comments: This election is of dire importance to both the short-term and long-term future of our school. With things like intercollegiate athletics, the south campus food truck, and the smoking policy as the hot button topics right now. These are just an example why we need strong leadership for the next year. While this position is mainly represented of the central campus, I will be available to listen and field the comments and concerns of any student no matter their campus. I would like to remind you all that the position of central vice president is not a figurehead. This is a real job with real hard work and strong dedication, and I feel that I am the best qualified candidate to perform the job and assume the role. I bring new energy and new enthusiasm to the student council. I am ready to work with willingness for your benefit. If you empower me with your confidence and trust, I will do everything but the impossible to represent your interests and achieve our common goals and ideals.

Program: BAVP (Broadcasting Audio Video Production)
Primary Campus:   Central
Campaign Comments: This election is of dire importance to both the short-term and long-term future of our school. With things like intercollegiate athletics, the south campus food truck, and the smoking policy as the hot button topics right now. These are just an example why we need strong leadership for the next year. While this position is mainly represented of the central campus, I will be available to listen and field the comments and concerns of any student no matter their campus. I would like to remind you all that the position of central vice president is not a figurehead. This is a real job with real hard work and strong dedication, and I feel that I am the best qualified candidate to perform the job and assume the role. I bring new energy and new enthusiasm to the student council. I am ready to work with willingness for your benefit. If you empower me with your confidence and trust, I will do everything but the impossible to represent your interests and achieve our common goals and ideals.
Program: Diesel
Primary Campus:   South
Campaign Comments: : I want to help improve south campus. I want to make things better for not just our classes but for the classes after us.


Program:  Diesel

Name:  Raeshawna Sager
Program:  Civil Engineering

Rome wasn't built in a day, but it was built. I believe the student body has a vision of what Bates could be, let me be a brick for walls you need to build.

 _____________________________________________________________________
Candidate for:  Vice President, Central Campus

___________________________________________________________________
Candidate for:  Vice President, South Campus

Name:  Andrew Waits
___________________________________________________________________
Bates Night on the Water – Friday, Aug. 8, 5:30 - 9 p.m., Maritime Museum, 650 Dock Street, Tacoma
Bates Technical College's Associated Student Government alumni organization, the Torchbearers, presents Night on the Water! Join us for an evening of dining, music, and dancing as we head out on a summer cruise around Commencement Bay. We board at 5:30 p.m. and depart at 6 p.m. for a "three-hour tour." Reconnect with old friends, or make new ones. Listen to President Dr. Ron Langrell as he casts the vision of Ensuring a Preferred Future at Bates.  Tickets include cruise admission and refreshments. No host bar.  To purchase tickets to go http://www.bates.ctc.edu/BatesAlumni. Seats on the "My Girl" are limited, buy your tickets early! 
 ASG General Assembly Meeting – July 16
The June ASG General Assembly is Wednesday, July 16 from 11:15am to 12:15pm in the South Campus Auditorium.  NOTE:  Discussion includes student officer elections and interview process, along with an update on athletics.  Student delegates and those with SALT cards are entered in the drawings for cool giveaways!   All students are welcome!

Community Information

THIS WEEK:  Sculpture Unveiling at TAM
“Soul of the Forward and Faithful,” the WWII U.S. Marine Raider Memorial unveiling is July 13, 11am to 5pm in the Tacoma Art Museum, in the Murray Family Events space as part of the TAM Summer Community Festival.
Over the last year I have been sculpting a work to commemorate our fathers and grandfathers who bravely fought in WWII to bring peace and freedom back to the Pacific. I wished to sculpt the Raiders in their truest form, and the result is a work that honors those great Americans. . .  artist, Mardie Rees

THIS WEEK:  50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act 1964
Keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Samuel McKinney along with a panel of other leaders and advocates for this anniversary event Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5:00-8:00 pm at the Northwest African-American Museum (2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle 98144).


2013-2014 Summer Quarter Dates
July 18             Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript

August 14        Last day of the quarter

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Higher One is coming to Bates this fall; Alumni event, "Bates Night on the Water"

Higher One is Coming to Bates!
Beginning this fall, Bates Technical College will be partnering with Higher One, a financial services company, which will change the way students receiving financial aid refunds.  This new program is designed to provide students with increased choices in the delivery of refunds:  direct deposit to a Higher One account; transfer to an account already established; or traditional check form.  More detailed information with be sent to you in the future. 

However, right now the college is asking for students to vote for the debit/credit design and name for Bates Technical College.  Follow the link below to choose from three sample card designs and suggested debit/credit card names. Make your choices by 3pm Monday, July 7  for your vote to count!


Bates Technical College is enthusiastic about this opportunity to provide you, our valued students, with a quicker and more technologically advanced distribution method for refunds.  Thank you in advance for your input and contribution to the success of this exciting program. . . .     from the Higher One Team!

Bates Night on the Water – Friday, Aug. 8, 5:30 - 9 p.m., Maritime Museum, 650 Dock Street, Tacoma
Bates Technical College's Associated Student Government alumni organization, the Torchbearers, presents Night on the Water! Join us for an evening of dining, music, and dancing as we head out on a summer cruise around Commencement Bay. We board at 5:30 p.m. and depart at 6 p.m. for a "three-hour tour." Reconnect with old friends, or make new ones. Listen to President Dr. Ron Langrell as he casts the vision of Ensuring a Preferred Future at Bates.  Tickets include cruise admission and refreshments. No host bar.  To purchase tickets to go http://www.bates.ctc.edu/BatesAlumni. Seats on the "My Girl" are limited, buy your tickets early! 




Friday, June 27, 2014

Dental Assisting students participate in well-baby dental health program

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 44 percent of children age 5 have had cavities, making tooth decay the most common chronic childhood disease.

So, how do you help prevent tooth decay in kids? When it comes to dental health, it's important to teach children good health habits early. And that's where Bates' Dental Assisting program comes in.

During the last school year, more than 14 students participated in specialized training dedicated to arming the future dental assistants with tips, strategies and methods focused on teaching young children and their parents how to create good teeth-cleaning habits.

Dr. Abbie Hage, the dentist who runs the college's Dental Clinic, says, "The training's focus is to train providers and staff on the essentials of a well-baby dental program that can be implemented in any office or clinic, primarily aimed at the heavily at-risk, under-served, Medicaid population."


Dental Assisting students participate in
specialized training for young children.
The training, called Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD), has been around for 20 years. It began when Spokane-area public and private sector partners came together with a common goal of improving access to dental care for the states's most vulnerable preschool children. ABCD has largely been credited with leading the country in the percentage of babies and preschoolers from low-income families who receive dental care. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 54 percent of Medicaid-eligible young children receive oral care in Washington, the highest across the country, states an article in the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Michelle Santos, a student in the program, says, “It was great to be exposed to the different problems children may have and instruction on how to give the correct care for each of those situations. No matter how minor or severe the case may be for each child, early oral health is very important, and educating each patient and parent is the key,” she says.

The ABCD training, held at the Hilltop Family Medical/Dental Clinic, is most importantly early education to the child and caregiver, explains instructor Patty Reno. "They recommend that a dentist examines the child as early as six months, and continuing care and education to the parent/caregiver to prevent decay," she says. "Following the class, we were able to tour the new 14-chair dental clinic. It was a great learning experience for us!"

The training also encompasses pregnant patients and teen moms, notes Dr. Hage. "The goal is to stop the ravages of dental neglect so rampant in that demographic, and provide the poor with access to knowledge, not just care."

The program instructors and Dr. Hage have already received this training. "Now the students who

attend this type of training will graduate with that certification; this is something I do not believe any other school offers its students," she says.

"It's a big deal because not only does it help patients, it (in my opinion) makes the students more desirable as potential employees. From the business aspect alone, such assistants can generate more revenue for their employers because ABCD-certified offices are reimbursed at a higher rate for the same services," states Dr. Hage.

Because of ABCD's success, the program is currently being used across the country. In two decades, the number of young Medicaid children in Washington receiving dental care has more than tripled, according to ABCD's website. 

To learn more about the college's Dental Assisting program, visit www.bates.ctc.edu/DentalAssisting. Or, attend an information session: http://www.bates.ctc.edu/InformationSessions.




Monday, June 23, 2014

Student eNews: June 23-27

Diversity and Student Life

THIS WEEK:  Looking for Leaders - Associated Student Government Officers for 2014-15

The ASG is accepting applications for officer positions for 2014-15.  NOTE:  To be eligible students must maintain a 2.0 or better GPA and be a full time student (12 credits minimum).  The ASG President and Vice Presidents (three, one for each campus) positions are elected.  The Secretary, Treasurer, Senators, Coordinators, Public Relations, and Veterans Liaison office positions are appointed.   

To run for any of the president positions:
1.      Eligible students running for elected positions must turn in a completed application (and required documentation) to the Diversity Center before beginning their campaign
2.      Each student is expected to follow the “Campaign Etiquette” guidelines
3.      Students begin active campaigning for the president positions starting June 23
4.      Campaign speech (2-3 minutes in length) opportunity at ASGBQ, South Campus, June 26
5.      The campaign window closes July 11
6.      The online voting will be opens July 9 and closes July 11 at 3pm

NOTE:  Applications for the other ASG officer positions are actively encouraged!  Once the 2014-15 presidents have been elected, they will begin interviewing and appointing the rest of their executive team.  Applications already on hand will have first consideration.  Contact Kat or LeMont for more information. 

THIS WEEK:  ASG BBQ at South Campus
Wednesday, June 25, from 11am to 1pm, your Associated Student Government (ASG) is hosting its annual ASG-BQ at South Campus!  Food, games and prizes are free for Bates students who have a Student ID card.  Students can bring up to two guests for 50 cents a person. (Children four and under are free.)  The 201415 ASG President and Vice Presidents candidates will be making campaign speeches, and the 3 on 3 championship will be decided between M.O.G. and the Entrepreneurialistics. This year, take the Bates shuttle to the ASG-BQ:

·         10:30am          Depart Downtown for Central
·         10:40am          Leave Central for South
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·         11:10am          Depart Downtown for Central
·         11:20am          Leave Central for South
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·         1:00pm            Return Run from South to Downtown and Central

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Are you a full-time student with a 3.5 GPA or above for two consecutive quarters at Bates?  If so, you may be eligible to join the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Bates.  If you are eligible, you will be seeing something from Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters in your Bates’ e-mail box within the next two weeks.  There is a one-time, lifetime membership fee of $70.00, which more than pays for itself!  This week the Phi Theta Kappa members are showing their spirit at the ASG BBQ on June 25th at South Campus.  Come dunk one of your favorite (or infamous J) instructors at Bates in the “dunk tank”;  check out the “Hospitality Tent” where you can relax and enjoy a cold beverage.  And if you’re not quite a Phi Theta Kappa member yet, and would like to help out with some of these events, please contact PTK President, John Billing at jbilling@bates.ctc.edu to get involved.  We’d love to meet you and show you how much fun you can have with PTK.  See you all at the BBQ!!!

Bates Technical College and University of Phoenix = Academic Alliance
If you’ve been wondering how you could get your bachelor’s degree – and still work full time – here’s some good news.  A representative from University of Phoenix is presenting on how the University’s on-campus or online courses can help you get the skills you need to compete in today’s business environment.

University of Phoenix is designed for busy working learners like you and offers convenient class time and flexible schedules, allowing you to attend class when it fits your life.  More than 20 degree programs with 50 concentrations are offered, taught by faculty with extensive and practical real-world experience.  Feel free to log in to a session at any time during the scheduled hour.   Conference line: (877) 886-3404 Conference Code: 8656480
Monday, June 30th at
Noon – 1 pm  or
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Students can log in from anywhere on their own phone lines and computers. Constance Kronlund is the University Representative who serves on the Washington team for University of Phoenix and can be reached at constance.kronlund@phoenix.edu.

Community Information

New Graduates:  Find Affordable Health Coverage after Graduation      
If you’ve recently graduated and lost your student health plan, you may be wondering how to find health coverage that meets your needs and your budget. The good news is that more Washingtonians than ever before now qualify for free or low-cost health coverage through a new online marketplace called Washington Healthplanfinder.  Located at www.wahealthplanfinder.org, the marketplace allows you to compare quality health plans side-by-side and see if you qualify for free coverage through Washington Apple Health or tax credits to lower the cost of a private health insurance plan.  If you’ve lost your student health plan or experienced another qualifying life event such as a moving to a new coverage area, getting married, having a baby, or losing health insurance through your job. You have 60 days from the date of this event to enroll.  the Washington Healthplanfinder toll-free Customer Support Center at 1-855-923-4633 or locate in-person help through the customer support link on wahealthplanfinder.org.

2013-2014 Summer Quarter Dates
July 18             Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
August 14        Last day of the quarter