Friday, May 7, 2010

Commencement is this Thursday!

Instructors, please share with your students.
Click here to read about our keynote and student speakers.

Foundation invites grads to join Alumni Association

Instructors, please share with your graduates.

On behalf of the entire foundation board, our donors and staff, congratulations on your achievements! The entire Bates community is proud of you. Even though you are graduating, we hope you stay in touch. We invite you to join our Bates Alumni Association. The association is a great way to stay connected, network and make new friends. It is absolutely free to join.

Join anytime during the month of May and we’ll give you two reserved tickets to a Tacoma Rainiers game this season! Simply click on this link and fill out your information or print out this form and mail or deliver it to the foundation office in the downtown campus (M332). By joining, you’ll receive information about the multiple activities we offer each year including a fun baseball game, reunion, continuing education activities and more!

Again, congratulations!

Kym Pleger
Foundation Director

Alumni and Family Day at the Rainiers!

Instructors, please share with your students.

Don't miss this fun and exciting night! Enjoy an evening on the private party deck that includes a fun buffet dinner, baseball game and a post-game fireworks show. Tickets are just $15/each, and there are just 100 tickets available. Call 253.680.7160 to reserve your tickets today!

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Inbox suggestions: how to keep your emails tidy and organized

In a 2009 report, the Radicati Group, Inc. says the typical corporate user sends and receives about 167 messages daily. Worldwide email traffic will total 247 billion messages per day in 2009, and by 2013, this figure will almost double to 507 billion messages per day.

With statistics like these, it's no wonder you may feel overwhelmed at the idea of cleaning up your inbox. To help you tackle the task of tidying and maintaining your inbox, we've compiled a few tips below.

1. Turn on automatic emptying of the Deleted Items folder
2. Save your email and attachments
3. Move email items to a personal folder
4. Search for items and files so you can archive them
Click here for detailed instructions from our IT Department.

When sending emails, keep this information in mind:
  • Backgrounds for your messages take up more space. Go with plain white to take up less space in your email inbox—and in other people’s mailboxes.
  • Documents with images take up a lot of space. In years past, the Bates Bulletin was pasted in an email message. Sometimes, these emails were as large as 17MB! This year, we migrated the Bates Bulletin to a news blog to conserve email space and make it easier to share with others. If you have a newsletter that you email, you can work with Communications & Marketing to set up a blog. It’s an easy tool to use and it will conserve email space.
  • Attachments. Tips for sending image files:
    • When you insert an image into your email, always compress the image. With the image selected, click on 'format' and click on 'compress image.'
    • If you're attaching a photo or several photos, try to reduce their file size using a simple photo manager like Microsoft Office Picture Manager.

Special Board Meeting

Special Board Meeting | May 11, 3:30 p.m. | Clyde Hupp Board Room, Downtown Campus


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

II. General Matters
A. Approval of Agenda
B. Citizen Remarks

III. New Business
A. Discussion of Final Budget Reduction Figure, L. Quasim

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 knowledge 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 employee…..;
(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 enforcement actions, … or litigation or potential litigation ….;
No action will be taken during Executive Session. The Executive Session will last approximately 75 minutes.

V. Reconvene in Open Session

VI. Unfinished Business
Action A. Board Consideration of Budget Reduction Proposal, L. Quasim

VII. Board Member Discussion/Remarks

VIII. Adjournment
Next meeting: May 25, 2010 at 3 p.m., Clyde Hupp Board Room

Bates in the news

A round-up of news stories that might interest the Bates community:

Broadway Farmers Market is almost open!

Thursday, May 20 kicks off the Broadway Farmers Market's 20th Anniversary, making it Tacoma's oldest market. Many consider this farmers market the best in the region, and if you've ever spent time wandering the booths filled with everything from fragrant flower bouquets to delicious bites from local restaurants, you'll know why.

The Broadway market is unique because of its size. It occupies two city blocks and more than 4,000-6,000+ people visit the market each Thursday.

Whether you're visiting for lunch or shopping for local produce, you're bound to have a good time.

Learn more about Tacoma's Farmers Markets here.

Library Corner

• Please fill out 2010 Library Survey (available in paper form at the libraries) and encourage students to do the same!

• Beginning on Friday, May 21, the Downtown Campus Library will have new hours:
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

e-Audiobooks! NetLibrary now includes a collection of e-Audiobooks. Listen online or borrow an MP3 player and listen on the go. Acing the Interview: How to Ask and Answer the Questions That Will Get You the Job! and Job Search Solution: the Ultimate System for Finding a Great Job Now! are just a few examples relevant to the library's focus for the month—job hunting. Create a login/password on campus for access to this resource off campus. Use this quick guide or contact the library for more information.

LearningExpress is a brand new addition to our database collection. Here, you can find practice tests, exercises and skill-building courses—including a section on job hunting and resumes! Create an account on campus for access to this resource off campus. Contact the library staff to learn more.

Student Outreach and Recruitment

If you're interested in promoting your program at any of these events, call Billie Jo Wood, x7213.

Monday, May 10
Presentation, Walker High School, Puyallup, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Tacoma Public Library Forum,1102 Tacoma Ave. S, Tacoma, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, May 11
Lakes High School Educational Shadow, Bates, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 12
Clover Park School District, CTE teachers tour, Downtown Campus, Bates, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Junior Night, Chief Leschi High School, Puyallup, 5-7 p.m.
Youth Career & Business Expo, Seattle, 6-8 pm

Thursday, May 13
Bonney Lake Career Exploration Week, Bonney Lake, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Auburn High School, Mini-College Fair, Auburn, 10-noon p.m.

Friday, May 14
Non-Traditional Trades Resource Fair, REACH, Tacoma, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

What's happening at Bates the week of May 10

Monday, May 10
NICET Testing, 8:30 a.m., DT Auditorium
KBTC Manager's Meeting, 10 a.m., KBTC Conference Room

Tuesday, May 11
Educational Shadow, 9 a.m., DT Auditorium
Educational Shadow, noon, DT Auditorium
Tacoma Business Academy, 12:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
WIA Wells, 3 p.m., SC A100
Tacoma Pierce Genealogy, 6 p.m., DT Auditorium

Wednesday, May 12
High School Orientation, 9:30 a.m., SC Library
High School Orientation, 2 p.m., DT Auditorium
Family Childcare Association, 5 p.m., SC Auditorium

Thursday, May 13
Instruction Team, 9 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp
High School Orientation, 10:30 a.m., SC A100
High School Orientation, 10:30 a.m., SC A100
Dean’s Meeting, 11 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp
Graduation Rehearsal, 11:30 a.m., DT Auditorium
High School Orientation, 3 p.m., DT Auditorium
YMCA Training, 7 p.m., SC Auditorium

Friday, May 14
New Student Orientation, 8 a.m., DT Auditorium
Steam Certificate, 9 a.m., SC Auditorium
Broiler Symposium, noon, SC Auditorium
Early Learning Consortium Meeting, 1 p.m., MC Conference Room

Saturday, May 15
YMCA Stars Training, 7:30 a.m., DT Auditorium
FCCAPC, 8 a.m., SC A318 Cafeteria
TACA Talk About Autism, 9 a.m., SC Auditorium

Sunday, May 16
FCCAPC, 8 a.m., SC A318 Cafeteria

Child care funny

Five-year-old Kelly O'Ravez has it all figured out. Daughter of Debbie O'Ravez, Payroll Specialist, Kelly had an enlightening exchange with Bonita Goatz, Early Childhood Specialist II:

Bonita: "You're growing up and getting so mature!"
Kelly: "It's because of my high heels."