Tuesday, July 13, 2010

You're invited to the annual employee and volunteer summer picnic!

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Broadcasting and Video Production student wins prestigious award

Chris Tilzer, a student in Broadcasting and Video Production and a graduate of Audio/Sound Technology, has been named one of 10 recipients of the highly competitive International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM) Engineering Student Award.

The only recipient from the United States, Tilzer will join other winners from France, Russia and the United Kingdom at the annual International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) this September in Amsterdam’s RAI Centre. The award pays for five days in Amsterdam at the IBC conference and exhibition, accommodation, travel and daily expenses.

Before coming to Bates, the Spanaway native worked for several Seattle radio companies. When the economy soured, Tilzer offered his talents to Educational Arts Resource Services, Inc. (EARS, Inc.), where he traveled to Pakistan and Yemen to teach broadcasting as part of a team.

“Attending the convention is an opportunity for me to speak to and network with other professionals from around the world,” said Tilzer. “An experience like this comes along once in a great while, and learning more through networking and exposure to new technologies will benefit me tremendously.”

Tilzer has worked on several projects with his classmates in the Audio/Visual Technology and Communication department. For Work it (While You Still Can), a workout program that airs on College Vision, Tilzer worked on the audio, camera and lighting, and served as director and technical director for three episodes. He also honed his skills as a producer for video segments shown at the World Trade Center Global Award Dinner, and served as director on three segments of Sound Learning with Billy Farmer, a 15 minute show airing on College Vision where Farmer teaches people how to use a guitar. Tilzer also helped develop the concept for Sound Learning with Billy Farmer.

The convention, one of the largest industry tradeshows in the world, is known for revealing new products and technologies within the electronic media and entertainment industry. Each year, the IBC hosts more than 2,000 exhibitors and journalists from around the world and attracts more than 45,000 attendees from more than 45 countries.

Congratulations, Chris!

Help conserve energy to reduce costs to college

Did you know that the 342,148 square foot Downtown Campus is the equivalent of 171 houses and 648 people, based on an average 2,000 square foot home with four residents?

The Downtown Campus houses about 800 students and 200 employees. In most every office and classroom, there is a computer for each employee and student, plus additional computers in the library and computer labs.

College equipment is typically commercial/industrial quality with higher electrical consumption than consumer grade equivalents that would be found in the home. To help conserve energy and other costs, the college will officially close Downtown Campus on Saturdays. Employees can do their part to help reduce energy costs too by doing simple tasks like turning off computer monitors, shutting down printers and closing the blinds.

Marty Mattes, director of facilities and operations, gauged the energy of printers and computers while in sleep mode or left on while not in use and discovered the following:
• A printer is still generating heat output from the chassis between 85 and 95 degrees.
• A computer is still generating heat output from the chassis between 90 and 100 degrees.
• A computer LCD monitor left on can generate heat around 100 degrees.
• A small (compact) refrigerator can generate heat from the coils in excess of 120 degrees.

How can you help?

  • Eliminate any unnecessary devices that consume electricity.
  • Don’t leave electrical items turned on or plugged in on a daily basis when they are used very rarely. Treat them like tools that are only plugged in specifically when they are to be used. These items have instant start up times and will not create negative impacts such as delays because of initialization or start up sequences.
  • Unplug electrical devices or use a power supply cord and shut off power to the power supply every night.
  • Only rely on sleep mode during the operational day while people are in the office and may not be using the equipment on a constant basis.
  • Use window blinds to manage office and classroom conditions.
  • Close shades to reflect direct sunlight and insulate from hot or cold outdoor temperatures.
  • Open shades to provide natural day lighting and to allow for heat gain or heat loss if desired for specific needs.
  • Only use lights when natural daylight is not adequate for use of the space.
  • Eliminate specific task lighting that is not essential.
  • Turn off lights when leaving spaces unattended for any period of time. Fluorescent bulbs will not have reduced life because of on/off cycles in our college environment and they are instant on when you return and flip the switch.
  • Contact Facilities and Operations, x7140, when room temperature conditions are below 69 degrees or above 74 degrees. This is the temperature range within which the department tries to maintain building temperatures within.
Please note that employees can power off the large Xerox printers each Friday afternoon when people leave, but please remember to power them on again Monday morning. Also, some of these printers receive faxes, so please make sure any fax functionality is not disrupted by powering off printers.

New ASG officers elected

Congratulations to the new slate of student government officers for the 2010-2011 school year!

Alex Willis, ASG President
Kaylee Clark, Vice President-Downtown
Nicole Wyman, Secretary
Jeff Raymond, Treasurer
Chris Sexton, Senator-South
MarQuis Bradford, Senator-Downtown
Danial Carpenter, Senator at Large, Downtown
Kerrie Hanson, Event Coordinator
Terelle Hardiman, Event Coordinator
Daniel Ross-Wayne, Club Coordinator
Maria Santana, Club Coordinator

Students interested in college activities and programs outside the classroom are encouraged to contact Kat and LeMont in the Diversity Center (Downtown Campus, E301) or visit the Associated Student Government for more information.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2010-2011 ASG Executive Team!

Volunteer for Ethnic Fest!

Tacoma’s multicultural festival Ethnic Fest is July 24 and 25 at Wright Park. The event features performing arts, visual arts, crafts, dancing, information and food representing cultures from around the world! The Diversity Center is looking for volunteers to help staff the Bates Booth at this year’s celebration. Contact Kat in the Diversity Center at 253.680.7178 to sign up.

Puyallup Fair volunteers needed

Get ready to Do the Puyallup! Outreach and Recruitment is looking for volunteers to staff the Bates booth in the Education Pavilion on Monday, Sept. 13, Tuesday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 26. Volunteers are needed for the following dates and times.

Monday, Sept. 13
5:30- 8 p.m. (One volunteer)
8-10 p.m. (Two to three volunteers)

Tuesday, Sept. 14
3-5:30 p.m. (One volunteer)
5:30- 8 p.m. (Two to three volunteers)
8-10 p.m. (Two to three volunteers)

Sunday, Sept. 26
12:30-3 p.m. (Two to three volunteers)
3-5:30 p.m. (One volunteer)
5:30-8 p.m. (One volunteer)
8-10 p.m. (Two volunteers)

Each volunteer will recieve one entry ticket, which also serves as a free parking pass. If you're interested, contact Billie Jo Wood, 253.680.7213.

Bookstore summer operating schedule

On Thursday, July 29, both the Downtown and South Campus bookstores will be operating on summer hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Summer hours will continue through Friday, Aug. 27.

Contact Spiro Manthou for more information, x7150.

July 22 disaster summit aimed at helping vulnerable population

Coordinated efforts to plan for Pierce County’s vulnerable populations during disasters will continue at the fourth High Risk Populations Disaster Planning Summit Thursday on Thursday, July 22. The event will be held at the Oasis of Hope Center, 1937 S. G St. in Tacoma, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Communicating in Disasters is this year's focus.

The summit is open to any individual, advocate, agency, organization or business interested in emergency planning for the area’s high-risk populations during catastrophic events. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP at 253.798.2223 or kmcvay@co.pierce.wa.us by July 16.

As evidenced by the past local windstorms and flooding, as well as the 2005 hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the vulnerable populations are often a forgotten group during disasters. By planning for self sufficiency in the homes and coordinating systems already in place, caregivers, service providers, advocates and other vulnerable population-serving agencies and organizations hope to increase survivability during future emergencies.

OFM conducts executive budget hearing at UWT

This year, the Office of Financial Management will conduct four executive budget hearings to share information on the budget and receive feedback from residents around the state. OFM is hosting one near Bates' Downtown Campus on July 19 at 7 p.m.

At this hearing, OFM budget staff will present information on each major budget area to the public and the Governor’s Committee on Transforming Washington’s Budget. The committee is a group of individuals from around the state and from all walks of life whose charge is to question all of the current assumptions about Washington’s budget.

The panel and the public will also have a chance to provide comments or ask questions during the hearing.

Monday, July 19, 7-9 p.m.
University of Washington-Tacoma
William W. Phillip Hall, Milgard Assembly Room
1900 Commerce St., Tacoma

Directions to UWT: http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/campus_map/getting_to_campus.cfm

Campus Map of UWT: http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/campus_map/

Free movie this Saturday at The Grand Cinema

What could be better than a free movie and an air conditioned movie theater? Nothing! So hurry down to the Grand Cinema this Saturday, July 17 for a FREE screening of Ice Age. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the movie will begin at 10:30 a.m. The film will be shown in two theaters which will allow for more than 150 people to attend! The film is completely FREE to everyone on first come, first seated availability. For more information visit www.GrandCinema.com and click on events or call 253.572.6062.

Click! Cable TV is proud to provide a free family film series at the Grand Cinema that continues all year long:

  • Aug. 21 – Chicken Run
  • Sept. 18 – Annie
  • Oct. 16 – Casper
  • Nov. 20 – Shark Tale