Monday, June 14, 2010

Bates basketball team wins big at tournament

More than 40 people watched Bates win the first ever regional Technical College Basketball Tournament at Wilson High School Saturday, June 12. The first round saw Bellingham Technical College win over Lake Washington Technical College. During the next game, Bates beat Lake Washington 75 to 50. Then, Bates and Bellingham began their fight for the championship cup. With a score of 71 to 52, Bates claimed first place in the tournament.

Bates’ own MarQuis Bradford, marketing and business management student, earned the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award, with 44 points and 13 rebounds over both games.

Interim President Lyle Quasim joined the students at warm-up and showed off his sleek basketball moves. He also had the honor of presenting his team with the championship cup.

Student Kenny Cook brought a dance troupe Stepping Out for the half-time show.

Coach Lynn Strickland, associate director for continuing education, and Centell Jackson, marketing and business management student and ASG Event Coordinator, were both excited about Bates' performance.

“We are pleased with the first annual technical college basketball tournament," says Centell. "I expect this to be the first of many technical college tournaments in the future.”

Bates basketball players:
Daniel Swift (#55)
David Robinson (#2)
Dee Brown (#6)
Jonny Clark (#22)
Marlon Best (#10)
MarQuis Bradford (#15)
Naeem Bell (#11)
Nigel Weih (#12)
Robert Bell (#24)
Tyler Mack (#3)

Congratulations, B-Ball Team!

Interim President Lyle Quasim participates in warm-up with students.

MarQuis Bradford at free throw line.

Bates v. Lake Washington

The champions!

Bates basketball team member Jonny Clark holds trophy cup.

Salsa your way into summer: Global Heritage is coming!

Instructors, please share with your students.

Salsa, swing or samba your way to this year’s Global Heritage Celebration! For the third year, Portland’s hottest Latin band Ramsey y los Montuños brings the hypnotic rhythm of Latin jazz to this year’s event on Thursday, June 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Come enjoy a tasty pizza lunch, two slices for just $1 (while it lasts!), at Bates’ Downtown Campus Courtyard, 1101 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma.

(Click on image to enlarge.)

KBTC nabs two Emmy Awards

KBTC won two Emmy Awards for Full Focus and Purdy from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The award winners accepted their statuettes at a ceremony held on Saturday, June 5 in Snoqualmie.

Now in its fourth season, KBTC’s documentary series Full Focus won Best Arts/Entertainment Program Special for the episode “Ideas.” Daniel Kopec, KBTC’s manager of program production, wrote, directed and produced the episode with Christopher Sherlock, videographer for KBTC, as videographer and editor.

“Ideas” features Donald Fels, a Northwest artist who creates innovating and compelling artwork that explores trade, culture, economics and change.

Sherlock won in the category of Best Editor–Program for KBTC’s documentary Purdy, an intimate portrait of five offender mothers and their infants.

“Daniel and Chris are truly gifted,” said David Hinman, KBTC’s general manager. “These awards pay tribute to their unique talent and to KBTC’s commitment to telling Western Washington’s stories.”

Considered the industry’s most prestigious and highest honor, the Emmy Award recognizes excellence in television programming. KBTC has won seven Emmy Awards and has garnered 20 Emmy nominations since 2007. You can watch the full episode of “Ideas” and Purdy at

Congratulations, Daniel, Christopher and KBTC!

Former ASG president speaks at The Evergreen State College's commencement

Bates alumna Lovely Morgan ('08), graduate of broadcast production technologies, served as undergraduate speaker at The Evergreen State College commencement on Friday, June 11. The U.S. Army veteran spoke to about 1,100 undergraduates and 150 graduate students at the college's Red Square.

The mother of two is the first person in her family to graduate from college. Lovely first came to Evergreen through the Upward Bound program, a program designed to assist low income, first-generation high school students gain access to college.

In 2007-08 she served as Associated Student Government (ASG) president at Bates Technical College and was also a recipient of a Washington Association of Vocational Education (WAVE) scholarship. She returned to Evergreen to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree and plans to further her education by receiving her Masters in Business and attending law school.

She is the sole owner of a women’s clothing boutique in Yelm, Wash. Lovely’s husband currently serves in the military in Afghanistan.

Center for Independence holds summer workshop

Young adults ages 14-24 living with disabilities are invited to attend a five-day summer workshop Aug. 16-20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at 714 S. 27th St., Tacoma. The workshop is designed to empower youth, support young people in their pursuit of living, working and participating independently in the community. Youth with 504 plans are encouraged to apply. 

Participants will make new friends, enjoy peer group activities and receive a $100 gift card upon successful completion. The workshop is administered by the Center for Independence. To reserve a spot, please call Leah Thomas, 253.582.1253, x 5, by June 21.

Kudos to Facilities and Operations Work Studies

Marty Mattes, director of facilities and operations, reports the department's work studies are doing a stellar job.

"I want to recognize the work studies who are currently working with Facilities and Operations for their exemplary work ethic. Over the past couple of weeks, I have really noticed a marked increase in the visibility of our work studies around the campuses," says Marty.

"The several times I have seen them, they are task-oriented and working very diligently. They also recognize staff and students around them with friendly verbal acknowledgements while performing work. The outcomes of their work bring improvements to the learning environment for all students that attend college here."

Way to go!

Downtown Campus work studies:
James Allen
David Jackson
Bill Guy
Mikhial Shemerko
Robert Pope

South Campus Work Studies:
Ngoc Nguyen
Yuri Vladica
Rodd Buell

Bookstore closeout and closure

Thursday, June 17 will be the last day for program and departmental charges to bookstore accounts. Also, please note both bookstores will be closed for inventory June 21-25. Please direct questions to Spiro Manthou, x7150.

South Campus remodel update

The remodel at South Campus' administration building (Building A) is well underway! As you can tell by the photos below, what used to be classrooms at the center of the building is now a construction site.

(Artist's rendering of reception area at South Campus.)