Monday, March 22, 2010

Foundation offers summer quarter scholarships

The Bates Foundation will award up to 25 scholarships totaling $13,000 for summer quarter 2010. Please visit the online scholarship application at to apply. The deadline to apply for summer quarter scholarships is Friday, April 2 at noon. Questions? Contact Emma Ruhl, x7160.

Clock to Credit (C2C) web page

Students can now get information about the Clock Hour to Credit (C2C) conversion online. The webpage includes financial aid information and a fact sheet covering basics on grading, registration, transcripts and more. As more information becomes available, it will be posted on this site. Visit to learn more.

This Friday! Don't miss the Health Fair!

Instructors, please share with your students.
Renaissance Chiropractic, AFLAC and Acupuncture & Systemic Health. These are just a few of the vendors you won't want to miss at this year's Health Fair, Friday, March 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Downtown Campus. The event features give-aways, health assessments, demonstrations and more!

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Reminder: Parking on Ernest S. Brazill St. is reserved for health fair exhibitors from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, March 26.

Board to hold special meeting next week

March 25, 2010 Special Meeting | 2-4:10 p.m. | Downtown Campus, Clyde Hupp Board Room

2:00 I. Call to Order – Determination of a Quorum – Pledge of Allegiance
Chair, Stan Rumbaugh
Vice Chair, Theresa Pan Hosley
Trustee Mike Grunwald
Trustee Calvin Pearson
Trustee Karen Seinfeld

2:05 II. General Matters
A. Approval of Agenda
B. Citizen Remarks

2:20 III. Budget Discussion

2:30 IV. Executive Session

The Board may go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing items provided for in RCW 42.30.110(1):
(a) (not applicable to education)
(b) To consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of increased price;
(c) To consider the minimum price at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease when public knowledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of decreased price;
(d) To review negotiations on the performance of publicly bid contracts when public know-ledge regarding such consideration would cause a likelihood of increased costs;
(e) (not applicable to education)
(f) To receive and evaluate complaints or charges brought against a public officer or em-ployee…..;
(g) To evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee….;
(h) To evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elective office . . . .;
(i) To discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to agency enforce-ment actions, … or litigation or potential litigation ….;

No action will be taken during Executive Session. The Executive Session will last approximately 90 minutes.

4:00 V. Reconvene in Open Session

4:05 VI. Board Member Discussion/Remarks

4:10 VII. Adjournment

Next Meeting Date/Location
March 30, 2010 Bates Technical College, Downtown Campus

Bates in the news

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South Campus Technology Center has new hours

The South Campus Technology Center’s Walk-in Lab has new hours! The Walk-in Lab will be open Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The lab is located in E205 (next to the library).

Students may use the lab to job hunt, check Bates email, and to work on resumes and other assignments. Printing will require a Print/Copy Card. A student intern will staff the lab, and the intern will be able to help with basic computer application tasks.

Questions? Contact Jennie Vano, x7550.

Library Corner

The Library has a variety of materials on physical health. Whether you want information on physiology or fitness, in video format or written—the library can help you find the information you need!

Come visit Librarian Jennie Vano and Bucky the Skeleton at the Health Fair this Friday, March 26. Bucky will help Jennie provide the “bare bones” on how libraries can help you keep your mind fit with lifelong learning.

Contact the Library for more information.

Welcome to the Bates Family

Denise Tremblay, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director

Dionne Butler, Human Resources Receptionist

Shirley Mingo, Student Records Specialist

Student Outreach & Recruitment Events

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

March 23
WA Council, Eighth Grade College Fair, Evergreen State College, Olympia 10 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Bethel High School Commons, Transition Fair, Bethel, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

March 24
College Planning, UWT, William Philip Hall, Tacoma, 9:30 a.m. - noon

March 25
Sumner High School Educational Shadow, Bates, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

March 26
WTSA State Conference, Bellevue Hilton, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Eighth Grade College Exploration Day, Green River Community College, Auburn, 8:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

March 27
Parent University 13th annual event, Co-locate Club, McChord AFB, 8 a.m. -3 p.m.

What's happening the week of March 22 at Bates

Monday, March 22
Coordination Techniques, 4:30 a.m., DT Auditorium
Infant Class, 5 p.m., SC Auditorium

Tuesday, March 23
Preschool Tea, 11:30 a.m., SC Auditorium
CDT Class, 4 p.m., DT Auditorium

Wednesday, March 24
Commercial Clutch and Brake Seminar, 8 a.m., SC Auditorium Right
First Aid/CPR Class, 8 a.m., SC Auditorium Left
High School Orientation, THS, 9:30 a.m., SC Library
Dean’s Meeting, 10:30 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp
High School Orientation, THS, 2 p.m., DT Auditorium
CCCA Class, 4 p.m., DT Auditorium
Coordination Techniques, 4:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
Home Buyer’s Seminar, 7 p.m., DT Auditorium

Thursday, March 25
YMCA Training, 8 a.m., SC Auditorium Left
Commercial Clutch and Brake Seminar, 8 a.m., SC Auditorium Right
High School Orientation, THS, 10:30 a.m., SC A100
Instruction Council, 1:30 p.m., DT Clyde Hupp
High School Orientation, THS, 3 p.m., DT Auditorium

Friday, March 26
Alphabet Training, 9 a.m., SC Auditorium
Health Fair, 10 a.m., DT Auditorium

Saturday, March 27
Fire Service Testing, 7 a.m., DT Auditorium
Childbirth Class, 7:30 a.m., SC Auditorium
Guadalupe Land Trust Community Meeting, 10 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp