Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Home and Family Life department receives thanks from local organization

The spirit of giving was in full swing this past holiday season in the Home and Family Life Department, when they participated in the Tacoma Housing Authority's "Adopt-a-Family" program. Lynn Faherty, parent/infant/toddler coordinator, reports this was the first year the department had supported Tacoma Housing Authority families.

"I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how appreciative we all are here at the Tacoma Housing Authority for all the gifts the Home and Family Life Department at Bates gave in support of our holiday Adopt-a-Family program," says Patricia Berglund, a caseworker at the Tacoma Housing Authority. "The gifts were many, the support overwhelming and the spirit of giving immense...we look forward to many more fulfilling endeavors in the coming new year."

Way to go, Home and Family Life!

Practical Nursing offers free H1N1 flu vaccine clinic


Students in the practical nursing department will offer one free H1N1 vaccination clinic to the community this Thursday, Jan. 21 in the South Campus Auditorium, 9-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m.

In partnership with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Bates will distribute the vaccine through the Pierce County Medical Reserve Corps. Those who are sick or who have underlying health conditions will not be able to receive the vaccine during Bates’ clinics. These individuals should contact their healthcare provider.

To learn more about these free H1N1 vaccine clinics, please call Dianne Nauer, associate director of nursing, at x7328.

New letterhead, revised logo now available on the intranet


New letterhead templates and a revised treatment of the logo is available on the intranet at http://www.bates.ctc.edu/staff/communications/. Please use these files when printing on letterhead from your office printer. The letterhead is available in black for use when printing in black ink only, and with the logo in color when printing in color.

The logo is available in black or blue for your convenience. Please contact Communications & Marketing for additional guidance on using the logo in any print materials.

Soon, new letterhead and business cards will be available for order through Purchasing. We will work through our existing supply of letterhead before purchasing a supply of the updated version. We encourage you to use up your existing supply of these items before replacing with the updated versions.
If you have any questions about how to use the new logo or letterhead files, please contact Edie Jeffers, director of communications and marketing, at x7107.

Library Corner


As you learned from last week's Library Corner, the Library has MP3 players available to staff for checkout. Below are some ways you can use an MP3 player in your class:
Record class materials, such as reviews of your lectures or audio versions of handouts for your students who learn by listening.

Assign an educational podcast and remind students they can borrow the Library's MP3 player for an evening if they don't have Internet access.

Have students create recordings covering class materials for their own studying purposes or to share with fellow students.

Listen to educational podcasts for professional development while in transit.

Are you intrigued but don't know whether podcasts could be of any interest to you and your students? Contact the Library for assistance.

Student Outreach & Recruitment Events

If you're intersted in promoting your program at one of these Outreach and Recruitment events, please contact Billie Jo Wood, x7213.

Jan. 20, 2010
Eighth Grade Career Conference, Auburn School District, Cascade and Mt. Baker Middle School, Auburn
College and Career Fair, Rochester High School, Rochester
Presentation, Auburn Riverside High School, Auburn

Jan. 21, 2010
College Fair Presentation Advisory Class, Tenino High School, Tenino

Jan. 22, 2010
Tour, Franklin Pierce School District, Bates South Campus

Disaster relief for Haiti: Contribute through CFD

Below is a list of CFD charities that are currently working to provide relief to the people of Haiti. Employees may designate any of these charities and identify “Haiti Earthquake Relief” on their contribution form or online in the Program field. My suggestion is to make a one-time pledge to any of these organizations. Pledges between now and the March 25 pay period will be disbursed in April. Relief efforts will be ongoing for some time, so we will move the disbursements out through the regular charity disbursement process.

  • American Red Cross 0337346
  • Catholic Relief Services 0315527
  • UNICEF USA 0315489
  • Crista-World Concern 0497089
  • World Vision 0315561
  • Mercy Corps 0316589
If you have any questions, please contact your Combined Fund Drive chair, John Howard, x7215.