Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcome to Bates!

Please welcome our newest employee, Debi Cooper, practical nursing instructor

Who depends on you? Fair to help you prepare for an emergency

“Who depends on you?” is a question emergency management officials want you to think about as you are preparing for the upcoming winter storm season. To help Pierce County prepare, Emergency Management is holding their second annual Preparedness Day on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Roy H. Murphy Community Center on 555 Contra Costa Avenue in Fircrest.

Pierce County Emergency Management Director Steve Bailey says, “With the predictions for a colder, wetter winter this year, it is imperative that everyone is prepared at home, at school, at work, and in their vehicles for emergencies that may come up. Preparedness begins with the individuals in our communities.”

Pierce County Preparedness Day is free and open to the public. Activities include Build-A-Kit (emergency kits for a small fee), and a poster contest for kids. The entire family can enjoy the equipment show with emergency response resources such as the search and rescue teams, a fire engine, and the mobile operations command center on display. Food is available from the mobile kitchens of the Salvation Army and Boy Scouts of America for a donation.

There will be three training sessions throughout the day. At each of the sessions, two classes will be offered. For the 10:30 a.m. session, the first class will offer information on earthquake awareness; and the second will teach about sandbagging. During the 12:30 p.m. session, there will be a winter weather outlook and information on lahar sirens and evacuation. In the last session at 2 p.m., there will be classes in volcano awareness, and on how to retrofit your home.

Along with the Salvation Army and the Boy Scouts of America, other participating sponsors include: Pierce County Citizens Corps, Costco, Quake Ready Kit Company, Pierce County Surface Water Management, American Red Cross, and many more

For more information, contact Katie Gillespie, Pierce County Emergency Management, at 253-798-3311.

Library Corner

Welcome to the 2010-2011 school year from the Library! September’s focus is on student success. The Library has a lot of materials to support student success on our shelves, in our e-resources, and in our recommended websites. To give you a hint of what can be found in the library catalog, here are a few reviews:

• College & career success simplified 378.009 COLLEGE 2004

This book encourages students from the start of the college career to finding a job. Read up on managing time and stress, thinking creatively, taking notes, test taking strategies and more.

• Six steps to study success 378.30281 SIX STE 2005
This video offers practical guidelines to effective study skills for students.

• Basic skills for college 378.198 WAGNER 2001
Build your math and English for 2-year and 4-year colleges.

Now we want to point your attention to our databases. Many of our article databases will be full of journal articles about how to reach success, but this week we want to talk about NetLibrary.

NetLibrary is full of ebooks and audiobooks. Access them from anywhere that you have an internet connection after creating a username while on campus. You can even download the audiobooks and listen to them while away from a live internet connection! Here are a couple of reviews to give you a taste:

5 keys to high performance : juggle your way to success. Audiobook in NetLibrary

“Outlined here are his five key principles for being more productive in any situation. This dynamic, interactive and inspiring program will guide you to improve your learning ability as you age, embrace change, and discover resilience in the face of adversity.” – from the Catalog

The secrets of getting better grades : work smarter, not harder. Ebook in NetLibrary

“An excellent book for students, middle school and above; adults returning to school; and reading programs where students could benefit by improving their study skills. Helps readers get better grades without increasing study time.” – from Title Peek

New KBTC titles added to the Library collection:

Full Focus: Walk don't run

Full Focus: Illumination

Full Focus: Glimmering gone

Full Focus: Portraits of fallen heroes

Full Focus: Tears

Beth Reichenbach / / 253.680.7542 (phone) / 253.680.7551 (fax)

What's happening this week at Bates

Monday, September 20
Physical Fitness, 1:30 p.m., SC Auditorium

Tuesday, September 21
Robert Temple’s Class, 7:30 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp
Leadership Team, 9:30 a.m., DT Auditorium
Physical Fitness, 1:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
SCORE Class, 4 p.m., DT Auditorium
KBTC Operations Meeting, 3:30 p.m., MC 2nd floor Conf. Rm.
General Information Session, 3 p.m., SC Multi Media
Fork Lift, 4:30 p.m., SC Multi Media
H & FL Coop Orientation, 7 p.m., SC Auditorium

Wednesday, September 22
IDEAL and CDAC Joint Meeting, 7:30 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp
ASG General Assembly, 11:15 a.m., DT Auditorium
Physical Fitness, 1:30 a.m., SC Auditorium
Fork Lift, 4:30 p.m., SC Multi Media
Boiler Written Exam, 5 p.m., SC Multi Media

Thursday, September 23
Physical Fitness, 1:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
Instruction Council, 1:30 p.m., DT Clyde Hupp
KBTC Managers’ Meeting, 3 p.m., MC 2nd floor Conf. Rm.
Friday, September 24
Saturday, September 25
NTSI, 8 a.m., SC Multi Media
HVAC Basic, 9 a.m., SC Multi Media

Student Outreach Events the week of September 20

If you're interested in promoting your program at any of these events, call Patricia Chase, x7302 or email at

Beyond High School, Enumclaw HS 6-8 p.m.

Lakewood High School, College and Career Fair, Marysville WA 5-7 p.m.
Washington High School, Back to School and College Career Night 6:30-8 p.m.
Insight Schools of Washington mini college fair, UWT 4-7 p.m.

College Fair, YMCA Puyallup, 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Puyallup Fair College Fair, 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Save the Date: Disability Awareness Day, Oct 21

Bates Techni  cal College Annu  al Disability Awareness DayInto The FireOct. 21, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.South Campus Auditorium, 2201 S. 78th St., TacomaHad to Be Productions presents "Into the Fire", a theatrical presentation about returning veterans with disabilities and combat related trauma. Listen to their poignant stories as they transition back into their families, communities, educational institutions and the workforce.Audience members will receive a ticket redeemable for a discounted pizza lunch special after the event.Diversity CenterBates Technical CollegeFor information, call 253.680.7178www Technical College is an equal opportunity and non-discriminatory employer and educational institution.

Community Events for the week of September 20

2010 Puyallup Fair
Sept. 10-26, Puyallup, WA.,

Fremont Oktoberfest
Sept. 24-26, Fremont Neighborhood, Seattle,

Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival
Sept.25-26, Pike Place Market,

Annual Green Tacoma Day
Sept. 25, Tacoma Nature Center,

Classic Car Show
Sept. 25, Sprinker Recreation Center, Tacoma,

Service openings available in Auto Body Repair & Refinishing!

There are openings available in Auto Body for minor body work…everything but restoration work.
To set up an appointment, Call Doug Yarbrough at 253.680.7457 or Bill Byrne at 253.680.7458.

Congratulations to staff completing degrees this year!

Sandi Frankie, Roger Curry, Veta Paget, Kathy Flores, Vladmir Frankov and Geof Kaufman

Congratulations to staff receiving service pins!

 5 Year Service Pins

Emilie Pulido, Patty Reno, Mary Moseley, Sarah Benavente, President Quasim

Saye Kinnay and President Quasim
Not pictured Nichole Baker, Vickie Lackman, Marci Leong

  10 Year Service Pins

President Quasim, Qiana Walker, Diana Stone, Nina Tupikova, Jayne Ashby, Steve MacKay, Carol Gulczynski, Clinton Griffee, Beth Reichenbach, Jannica Jones, LeAnn Dreier, Linda Carrillo, Elizabeth Scherman, Beth Prevo, Jason Carroll

Vladimir Frankov

Kris Manning awarding Anda Elksnitis

Not pictured:  Tom Denney, Thomas Guy, Kevin Loveland, Lexine Torres

15 Year Service Pins

Sandy Manthou, Cheri Loiland, Ken Thompson, Jelson Dominguez, Dave Leenhouts, President Quasim

Anatoly Polishchuk

Sang Che

20 Year Service Pins

President Quasim and Rick Huston

Kris Manning and Joan Rapkoch

Kris Manning and Terry Shaffer

Not pictured:  Barbara Kuhn

25 Year Service Pins

Kathy Valenzuela

President Quasim and Angela Abney

30 Year Service Pins

Ryliss Bod, President Quasim, Tom George

Not pictured:  Gwen Morgan