Monday, June 21, 2010

Bates Culinary Arts is featured charity at Taste of Tacoma

Come out and support Bates' Culinary Arts this weekend at the Taste of Tacoma®! A portion of beer garden proceeds will benefit the college as part of an agreement between the Culinary Arts Promotion Association (CAPA).

So visit the various beer gardens and Wine Tasting exhibit in the Rose Garden at Point Defiance Park during the 2010 Taste of Tacoma® and help provide scholarships to Bates' culinary arts students!

Enjoy the ultimate family picnic!
June 25-27, 2010

Point Defiance Park
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Still want to see a Tacoma Rainiers game?

Baseball season is here, and we have the best seats in town! Thanks to our amazing partnership with the Tacoma Rainiers, the Bates Foundation has four Gold Club tickets to every home game this season.

Tickets are still available for the following games: 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 7/1, 7/26, 8/2, 8/3, 8/14, 8/19, 8/26, 8/28, 8/31, 9/1, 9/2. Please note that some of these games have an 11:30 a.m. game time. Check the schedule to determine game time:

For a nominal donation to the foundation, you can get tickets to an upcoming game. All tickets are first-come, first-served. The tickets are in Row Box 26, Seats 2-5 (third base line). Show your Gold Club tickets at either of the two Gold Clubs located behind home plate or down the right field line to gain exclusive access to complimentary ballpark snacks, beer, wine, soda and water.

• For $25, you get twoGold Club tickets and one reserved VIP parking pass
• For $40, you get four Gold Club tickets and two reserved VIP parking passes

To reserve your seats, please contact Kym at 680.7102 or

Goodwill needs your help!

The economy and the wet weather have put a damper on household donations to Goodwill. Donations are the life-blood of the organization as sales of those donations directly support people in our community through job training and placement services. Goodwill is in need furniture, shoes, clothing, books and household items.

To make donating even easier, Goodwill has donation trailers in downtown Tacoma:

• A permanent trailer is located at Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center at 714 S. 27th Street. This trailer is in the lower parking lot, on the corner of Tacoma Avenue and Center Street.7 a.m.-5 p.m.

• A second donation trailer will in the parking lot of the Hotel Murano, on 15th Street – right across from the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center from Monday, June 28 through Friday, July 2 and will have extend hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

As an added incentive, Goodwill is offering a 30 percent off coupon good at any of its retail stores to those who drop off their household items at the above locations, or any Goodwill donation station. The coupon is redeemable through July 31.

To Goodwill, donations means jobs and job training for people with disabilities or other barriers to employment. For more information, contact 253.573.6687.

Baby news

Karrie Zylstra, ESL instructor, gave birth to a happy, healthy baby boy at 5:49 a.m. on Saturday, June 19. Baby Quin weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18.5 inches.

Congratulations to Karrie and her family!

Need a passport or a license?

Auditor’s Saturday Fair helps citizens meet passport, licensing deadlines

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office will open its doors on Saturday, June 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. to accept passport applications and to provide marriage, pet, vehicle and boat licensing services. The Auditor’s Office is located at the Pierce County Annex, 2401 S 35th St, Room 200, in Tacoma.

These special Saturday hours cater to working families who find it difficult to visit the Auditor’s Office during the work day. The Auditor holds two Saturday fairs every year.

Washington Department of Licensing boat licenses expire in June, and the U.S. State Department plans to increase passport application fees by as much as 47 percent soon.

Come ready. Here’s what you need:

Passport applications require:
• Certified birth certificate or proof of US citizenship (photo copies not accepted)
• Driver's license, Military ID, or State ID with additional proof of identity
• Social Security number
• Passport photos available for $12
• Passport fees must be paid by check, cashier’s check or money order (cash not accepted)

Vehicle and boat licensing require:
• License plate number or registration
• Boat registration number
• Identification
• Emissions test, if necessary
• Payment: cash or check only
• Title transfers require signed title and odometer disclosure statement

Marriage license applications require:
• Driver's license, Military ID, or State ID
• License fee: $64 cash, cashier’s check, or money order (checks not accepted)
• Bride and groom must appear in person and be at least 18 years old
• You must wait three days before the marriage
• The license is valid for 60 days

Pet licensing services:
• Purchase or renew pet licenses (Unincorporated Pierce County, Carbonado, South Prairie and Wilkeson residents only)
• Proof of spay/neuter required

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is responsible for elections, licensing services, a variety of public records and animal control services. More information is available at

Or call:
Passport, Marriage and Pet Licensing: 253-798-7445
Vehicle/Vessel Licensing: 253-798-7547

Bates Bulletin readership

According to web site analytics, the Bates Bulletin Blog has garnered readers from around the state and country, with people in Olympia, Gig Harbor and Seattle as well as Oregon, California and Maryland. We’ve even had readers in India, Iran and Canada.

Since January, the Bulletin has logged more than 8,700 page loads, 4,035 unique visitors, 1,627 first time visitors, and 2,408 returning visitors. Data for the month of June reflects the top three most popular blog posts were “Bates basketball team wins big at tournament,” “Former ASG president to speak at The Evergreen State College commencement,” and “South Campus remodel update.”

Library Corner

The library hasn't yet reached the end of the alphabet! Take a look at the latest ABC's of recommended websites:

Open Textbooks and Open Courseware: Community College Open Textbook Collaborative
Quilting: American Quilter's Society
RCWs: Washington State Office of the Code Reviser Searchable Index
Statistics: Statistical Abstract of the United States

More KBTC original programs have been added to the library.

One copy of each of the following programs will be housed at each library location:
• Full Focus: Fallen Hero
• Full Focus: Hero
• Full Focus: Tribute
• Full Focus: The Atomic Bombshells

Free airplane rides for kids

On Saturday, June 26, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Pierce County’s Thun Field will host the annual Young Eagles rally. An international aviation-enthusiast program for young people, Young Eagles offers airplane rides to kids as part of their initiation into the organization.

The rides are free for children ages 8-17. Organizers encourage you to make a reservations at or, you can call  253.846.2617 between June 22-25. Official registration will be completed at the event, which requires a parent permission signature. Currently 155 children are already registered and there is space for up to 300 participants. Thun Field is located at 16715 Meridian E., Puyallup, WA 98375.

Prior to their trip, the kids are given a short course on how airplanes fly and the activities a pilot must perform before a flight. After pre-flight checks, kids take a twenty-minute ride in the aircraft.

Local pilots donate their time and expertise to ensure the success of this popular event. Chapter 326 of the Experimental Aircraft Association has hosted the event since 1993 and about 3,000 Young Eagles have participated.

The Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 by the EAA to welcome young people to the world of aviation. They feel kids should experience flight first-hand to understand the value of aviation. Since the program began, Young Eagles has flown more than 1.4 million kids with more than 40,000 EAA member volunteer pilots. For more information, visit

The EAA is an international aviation association founded in 1953 and headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. There are more than 170,000 members with local chapters in all fifty states and many other countries. "Experimental" refers to the Federal Aviation Administration's category for aircraft built by individual craftsmen, rather than in a factory. Similar to other aircraft categories, experimental aircraft are inspected and certified airworthy by the FAA. For more information, visit

For more event information, go to

Global Heritage photos

Ramsey y los Montunos
(Students Jonny Clark and MarQuis Bradford)

(L-R: Dion Teague, dean for student services, Lyle Quasim, interim president, LeMont Lucas, diversity/ASG assistant)

(Dancing to Latin jazz)
(Students with interim president Lyle Quasim)

(Band member)