Monday, March 1, 2010

South Campus Culinary Arts continues Ethnic Thursdays

This month, South Campus Culinary Arts will feature Italian dishes on Thursdays. "We will prepare some items from the old country as well as some Italian-American dishes developed here by families with roots in Italy," says instructor Mike Clark.

"Of course," he adds, "we will have some traditional Irish foods on St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, March 17: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Sheppard’s Pie, Fish and Chips, Banger’s and Mashed, and Tipsy Pudding."

Buon appetito!

Bates welcomes newest A+ certified technicians!

Emmett Peterson, IT Specialist instructor, recently challenged his students to earn their A+ technician certification. Emmett said if six students pass their A+ tests spring quarter, he would hold a pizza party in their honor. "I am pleased to announce that nine students passed both A+ tests to become A+ certified technicians," says Emmett. 
  • Peter Stallone 
  • Victoria Swigart 
  • Mathew Gilbreath 
  • Patrick Tiller 
  • John Schmidt 
  • Dwaye Wilson 
  • Doug West 
  • David Ellis 
  • Cynthia Fuller
Way to go!


Sustainability Summit and Expo

Pierce County college and university students, faculty and staff are invited to the South Sound Sustainability Summit and Expo, a conference that focuses on issues of sustaibability in higher education, Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Pacific Lutheran University, Olson Auditorium.

This public event features local businesses, government agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges and products that help make Pierce County sustainable.

To learn more, click on the image or visit the website.

Library Corner

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." -Mark Twain

This month, the library focuses on health--both mental and physical. Whether you want information as a medical consumer, a medical provider or if you just want to find information about keeping your body and mind fit, the library can help! Find health materials on the library's shelves or in one of the library's online databases. If you don't find the information you searching for in the library's collection, the staff can help you locate and select reliable and objective web resources for health information. Contact the library for assistance.

Bates opens its doors to prospective students at the annual Open House

Every year, Bates opens its doors to prospective students to explore college offerings and participate in exciting, hands-on activities.

This year's Open House is Tuesday, April 20, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at South Campus. Participants can take a tour, peruse the information fair and take a color-based personality career test.

For more information, click on the flyer below or visit

Student outreach and recruitment events

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

March 3
SOTA Educational Shadow, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Patricia Chase and Billie Jo Wood

March 4
Steilacoom High School Educational Shadow, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bates, Patricia Chase, Billie Jo Wood
Emerald Ridge High School College Fair, Puyallup, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Dana McNutt

March 5
Tour Downtown and South, TRIO Educational Talent Search, Metropolitan Development Council, 9 a.m.-noon, Bates, Billie Jo Wood
Presentation, Aylen Junior High, Puyallup, 1-2 p.m., Billie Jo Wood

President's Forum

President Lyle Quasim invites the college community to the President's Forum on Thursday, March 18, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the South Campus Staff Dining Room, Building A. Bring your lunch and take advantage of this opportunity to discuss thoughts and issues on any topic in an open forum meeting with the president. RSVPs are not required. For more information, contact Tina Cranmer, x7105.

Congratulations newly tenured faculty!

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Bates Board of Trustees granted tenure to several faculty members. Sara Baldwin, Practical Nursing; Judae Bost'n, BMTC; Chris Buselmeier, Carpentry; Cynthia Casner, BMTC; Dan French, Local Truck Driving; Judy Graham, Software Development/Database Management; Richard Lang, Land Surveying; and Jennie Vano, Library, all received tenure during the board meeting.


(Pictured from top to bottom: Board of Trustees Chair Stan Rumbaugh, tenure committee chair Sue Schub, Judae Bost'n and Interim President Lyle Quasim; Rumbaugh, Schub, Jennie Vano, Quasim; Rumbaugh, tenure committee member John Howard, Judy Graham, Quasim; Rumbaugh, tenure committee member Kris Manning, Chris Buselmeier, Quasim; Rumbaugh, Howard, Rich Lang, Quasim; Rumbaugh, tenure committee member Carole Brewer, Sara Baldwin, Quasim. Not pictured: Cynthia Casner, Dan French.)