Monday, April 26, 2010

KBTC garners 7 Emmy nominations

KBTC has received seven Emmy nominations for regional programming from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The awards, considered the industry’s highest honor, recognize excellence in television programming. The academy will announce winners at the Northwest Chapter’s 47th Emmy Award Banquet on June 5 in Snoqualmie.

KBTC received the nominations for the “Ideas” episode of Full Focus, a documentary series; Purdy, a documentary that explores mothers raising children while incarcerated; and Northwest Now, a discussion program.

The station’s documentary series Full Focus received a nomination for Best Arts/Entertainment program for its “Ideas” episode. Northwest artist Donald Fels creates innovating and compelling work that explores trade, culture, economics, and change. His art tells stories, promotes discussion and offers new perspectives to ponder. Fels recently traveled to India to work with commercial signboard painters on a series of large-scale paintings that examine how trade impacts cultures and populations beyond the simple exchange of goods.

The documentary Purdy received nominations for Best Topical Documentary, Best Director, Best Photographer, Best Audio and Best Editing. The documentary, an intimate portrait of five offender mothers and their infants, was funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and My Source. It explored the struggles of mothers raising children while incarcerated, the challenges that the women face as they prepare to re-enter the community, and the joy these women experience as the bond develops with their infants.

Northwest Now received nominations for Best Interview/Discussion Program for an episode that explored the common ground between religious faiths that are shaping our world. Guests included a pastor, a rabbi, and a sheik. The religious leaders explored the principles of inclusion and acceptance of other religions while still embracing personal religious tradition and belief.

Daniel Kopec, KBTC’s manager of program production, is the executive producer, writer, producer and director of Full Focus and Purdy. He is also the producer of Northwest Now. KBTC’s Christopher Sherlock is the videographer /editor of Full Focus and Purdy. KBTC General Manager and Executive Director David Hinman is host and executive producer of Northwest Now.

KBTC has won five Emmy Awards since 2007 for Full Focus. This year’s recognition brings the station’s total nominations during a four-year period to 20 in the program and individual craft categories.


Scholastic Book Fair this week!

Thursday, April 29 through Saturday, May 1, Bates' Marketing Club will host a Scholastic Book Fair at South Campus, Building E.

This is a great opportunity to save 50-80 percent off books for all ages and school supplies. Your family will enjoy free activities, including story time with Clifford the Big Red Dog, tons of games, prizes and crafts.

You can register online for a free Fast-Cart pass,which allows you to skip the sign-in lines and receive a coupon for $10 off a $60 purchase.

The Book Fair is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

Open House a success!

While Tuesdays are normally a regular day for classroom study and hands-on activities for students at South Campus, last Tuesday, April 20, the campus was abuzz with action as more than 700 potential students, their families and visitors descended upon South Campus for the college's annual Open House.

Participants were eager to tour individual programs, visit the informational fair and learn what it's like to be a student at Bates Technical College. They enjoyed attending information sessions and chatting with faculty and students about career programs, admission requirements and the selection process, costs of attending college, financial aid, scholarships, and about Bates' student life.

“The event exceeded my expectations in terms of attendance and excitement,” said a university faculty representative who staffed a booth at the Open House. She noted that other university exhibitors found the visitor response to be almost universally positive, saying the day's success had much to do with complete participation.

"It was not just a recruitment event," she said. "We had representation from student services and educational programs. It gave us the ability to showcase the entire college and partnerships, and everybody participated. I'd say it was an event well done."

A high school counselor who brought a group of students to the event said it gave potential students an opportunity to interact with the faculty and college students and get a sense of life on campus. "The sessions were very informative and the color career test was fun and a good take-away. The staff was amazing, helping us to navigate through the agenda,” the counselor said.

Perhaps the best comment of the day came from a Puyallup School District student, who said, “The day went fast; we had fun and got lots of information, and the hot dogs were delicious! Better than our school lunches."

Way to go, Patricia Chase and Billie Jo Wood, Student Outreach and Recruitment!


Upcoming events you won't want to miss!

Developmental molecular biologist headlines annual Brain Series event

Ever wonder why we don’t pay attention to boring things? How exercise impacts our ability to perform? Or why naps are important?

Dr. John Medina, developmental molecular biologist and professor at the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University, will address these subjects and more at Bates Technical College’s free Brain Series event, April 27, 7-9 p.m., at the South Campus, 2201 S. 78th St., Tacoma.

Through his unique and entertaining presentation style, Medina, author of the 2008 New York Times bestseller, Brain Rules: 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school, will explore the brain’s mysteries and offer expert insight and research on how we approach education for all ages.

Watch a short Public Service Announcement here.

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KBTC invites you to Red Green's "The Wit and Widsom Tour"

Reserve your tickets for Steve Smith's The Wit and Wisdom Tour. He's back. And this time, it's professional.

On Sunday, May 23, 7 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center, 401 S. 152nd St., in Burien, enjoy a unique stand-up comedy show featuring Steve Smith's Canadian television character, Red Green.

Tickets are $49.99. Call Inna Shkarina at x7708, or email to reserve your seat.

The show is a fundraising event for KBTC Public Television. All proceeds support the station. KBTC thanks Steve Smith and his management team for donating their time and talents in support of public television.

For more information, visit

Discount tickets available to employees for comedy show

Board of Trustees Agenda

AGENDA | April 27, 2010 Regular Meeting No. 10-08

3:00 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

3:05 II. General Matters
A. Adjustments/Approval of Agenda

Action B. Approval of Board Minutes (Tab 1)

1. March 25, 2010 [p. 2]
2. March 30, 2010 [p. 7]

C. Citizen Remarks

3:20 D. Introductions/Presentations (Tab 2)

1. New Staff Introductions, Vickie Lackman
2. Personnel Action Report, Vickie Lackman
3:25 E. Information Reports/Remarks (Tab 3)

1. Associated Student Government, MarQuis Bradford
2. Communications & Marketing, Edie Jeffers
3. Development/Foundation, Kym Pleger
4. KBTC Update, David Hinman
5. Diversity News/IDEAL Report, Kat Flores
a. Students of Color Conference Presentations
6. Local Bargaining Units:

AFT-Washington Federation of Teachers, Karen Patjens
Tacoma Education Association, Michelle McElvain
Int’l Union of Operating Engineers, JC Smith
Public Safety Officersm, Jeri Jacobsen

4:00 F. President’s Report (Tab 4)

1. President’s Remarks/Announcements, Lyle Quasim
2. Enrollment/FTE Update, Patrick Brown
3. Monthly Finance Report, Janet Luxtrum
4:15 III. Unfinished Business (Tab 5)
A. Clock to Credit Conversion Update, S. Kenesson
B. Accreditation Update, S. Kenesson
C. Budget, L. Quasim

1. Reduction in Force Discussion, L. Quasim

4:40 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 approx-imately 35 minutes.

5:15 V. Reconvene in Open Session
5:16 VI. Unfinished Business, continued

A. Budget Reductions/Reduction in Force Discussion, L. Quasim
Action 1. Appointment of Hearing Officer, L. Quasim
5:25 VII. Board Member Discussion/Remarks 
A. Development/Advancement, Theresa Pan Hosley/Mike Grunwald
B. TACTC/ACCT, Theresa Pan Hosley/Karen Seinfeld
C. KBTC, Stan Rumbaugh/Calvin Pearson
D. Legislative, Stan Rumbaugh/Mike Grunwald
E. PCCC, Stan Rumbaugh/Karen Seinfeld
F. ASG, Theresa Pan Hosley/Karen Seinfeld
G. GAC, Mike Grunwald/Theresa Pan Hosley
H. IDEAL/Diversity, Theresa Pan Hosley/Calvin Pearson
5:30 VIII. Adjournment
Next meeting: May 25, 2010 at 3 p.m.
Location: Bates Technical College, Clyde Hupp Board Room, 1101 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405

New employee!

Welcome to the Bates family!
LeMont Lucas, Diversity Center & ASG Assistant
Effective March 16, 2010

Library Corner: Survey

How are we doing?

The library needs your feedback! Please take a moment to fill out the 2010 Library Survey. The library will use your answers to help better serve Bates students and employees in the future.

You can click here to fill out the survey online, or you can pick up a paper version from the Downtown or South Campus libraries. Either way, your answers are confidential. Please only fill out the survey one time.

The survey will be available until May 13, 2010.

Click here for survey.

Student Outreach & Recruitment Events

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

Tuesday, April 27
Tour, Federal Way High School, Bates Downtown Campus, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 28
Beyond High School, Nathan Hale High School, Seattle, 6:30-9 p.m.

Friday, April 30
Puget Sound Naval Educator Day, Bremerton Naval Shipyard, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tour, Graham Kapowsin High School, Bates South Campus Culinary Arts 9-10 a.m.

What's happening the week of April 26

Tuesday, April 27
High School Orientation, 9:30 a.m., SC Library
Health & Fitness, 10:30 a.m., DT Auditorium D
Board of Trustees, 3 p.m., DT Clyde Hupp
TEA Dinner, 4 p.m., MC A317 Staff Dinner Rm.
PTE Educational Board, 4 p.m., MC E206
Student Development, 4:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
Brain Series Seminar, 7 p.m., SC Auditorium
Backhoe/Loading, 5:30 p.m., SC Multi Media E101

Wednesday, April 28
Health & Fitness, 10:30 a.m., DT Auditorium D
High School Orientation, 2 p.m., DT Auditorium

Thursday, April 29
Scholastic Book Sale, 10 a.m., SC Commons Area, Building E
High School Orientation, 3 p.m., DT Auditorium
Student Development, 4:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
Backhoe/Loading, 5:30 p.m., SC Multi Media E101

Friday, April 30
Library Advisory Meeting, 8:30 a.m., SC Auditorium
Scholastic Book Sale, 10 a.m., SC Commons Area, Building E

Saturday, May 1
Scholastic Book Sale, 10 a.m., SC Commons Area, Building E