Monday, October 4, 2010

Congratulations newly tenured faculty!

On Tuesday, September 28, the Board of Trustees granted tenure to faculty members, E. J. Fancett, Civil Engineering and Beth Prevo, ESL instructor.

Pictured left to right: Trustee Mike Grunwald; Board of Trustees Chair, Teresa Pan Hosley; Civil Engineering Instructor, E.J. Fancett; Interim President, Lyle Quasim; Trustee, Karen Seinfeld; Trustee, Calvin Pearson. 

Pictured left to right: Tenure committee chair, Marsha Holand; Board of Trustees Chair, Teresa Pan Hosley; ESL instructor, Beth Prevo; Interim President, Lyle Quasim and Trustee, Karen Seinfeld.

Toastmasters Open House this Tuesday, Oct. 5

The Sunrisers Club #2205, a member of Toastmasters International, is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, October 5, starting at 7:00 a.m. in the Diversity Center (DT/E301). Come see how the club can help improve your leadership and public speaking skills!

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped millions of men and women become more confident communicators—helping people become better speakers and leaders.

Sunrisers is a public club that meets in the Diversity Center every Tuesday morning. At Toastmasters, members speak in front of other club members in a safe and supportive environment. Learning to effectively formulate, express, and promote ideas opens a whole new world of career possibilities!

For more information contact Kat Flores at 253.680.7178 or

Downtown Campus Blood Drive – October 8

Bates students and staff have an opportunity to “donate blood and help save lives.” Cascade Regional Blood Services (CRBS) is holding a blood drive at the downtown campus, Friday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard. Please email or call Kat Flores at 253.680.7178 to sign up!

Bates Mascot Logo Contest

Last spring the students voted for a mascot—and “Bates Bobcats” was the winner!

Now, the ASG is opening up a contest to students and staff—to design the college’s mascot logo. Deadline for logo entries is 3 p.m. Friday, October 29. The person submitting the winning entry gets a $50 gift certificate to Fred Meyer. Contact ASG Senator MarQuis Bradford, or Kat Flores in the Diversity Center with your questions. Leave your mark on Bates with your logo design!

FLU Flash - Please note that flu shots are OCTOBER 14!

Bates will be offering worksite flu shots by on Thursday, October 14. Shots will be given from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the downtown campus auditorium and from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the south campus auditorium.

H1N1 (swine flu) is now included in the seasonal flu vaccine. Only one flu shot will be needed this season. Health authorities are now encouraging all individuals, including those who received H1N1 vaccinations previously, to get this year's flu vaccine.

Faculty and staff should remember to bring their medical insurance card and complete the registration form. Uniform, Aetna and Group Health plans will be billed directly – as long as you present your medical insurance card and complete the form. Without the medical insurance card and completed form the cost for the flu shot is $30 (cash or check made payable to Get A Flu

The cost for students is $25 and they must present a Bates Student ID card. The nurse can only accept cash or checks made out to Get A Flu

The Bates Foundation is offering a limited number of $10 coupons to students on a first come first serve basis. For students with this coupon, the cost for the flu shot will be $15. Please see Emma Ruhl in the Foundation office – DT/M332 or contact her at 253.680.7160.

If you have any questions please contact Human Resources at 253.680.7181 or 7174.

Student Outreach Events the week of October 4

Graham Kapowsin H.S. College & Career Fair
Clover Park H.S., Annual College Career & Service Fair
White River H.S., College Fair for Juniors & Seniors

Pierce County Skills Center Dedication, Bethel

Fife College Information Night
Highline H.S. Presentation
Tacoma Pierce County Chamber Business Expo 2010

Pierce County Construction Career Day

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

Save the Date: Disability Awareness Day, Oct 21!

Library Corner

October is the month to remember "Safety 1st" (or Safety 3rd if you are Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs). We have safety materials galore on our shelves begging to be used to spread the word about the importance of and correct procedures for safety. You can always search the catalog (24/7 from any computer with internet) if you want to explore the full collection, but here are some video reviews for those that prefer a few suggestions:

• Understanding eye safety at work -by Vocam, 22 min

o REF 363.11 UNDERST 2006

o One of our most popular safety videos, Understanding Eye Safety at Work covers eye safety for employees. Gruesome visuals help make the case of why personal protection equipment is so important.

• Back protection: defending your safety zone -by Coastal Training Technologies, 20 min

o 363.11 BACK PR 2008

o Another popular safety video, Back Protection: Defending Your Safety Zone covers protecting your back when lifting, gripping tools and preventing repetitive stress. Also available is a participant’s booklet that includes a 20 question true/false quiz.

• Winter safety -by Coastal Video Communications, 15 min

o REF 613.111 WINTER 2007

o Work outside in the winter? Watch this video to discover guidelines for avoiding winter hazards. Also available is a participant’s booklet that includes a 20 question true/false quiz.

Have a specific safety topic you'd like us to support? Please contact the library staff to discuss how we can support your class or department.

Side note: While we're discussing safety, let's take a moment to say thank you to our Public Safety Officers for keeping us a little bit safer.

What's happening this week at Bates

Monday, October 4
Physical Fitness, 1:30 p.m., SC Auditorium
General Education, 12:00 p.m., SC Multi Media

Tuesday, October 5
Physical Fitness, 1:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
SCORE Class, 4:00 p.m., DT Auditorium
United Way of Pierce County Meeting, 7:00 a.m., SC Auditorium (E102)
Architectural Woodworking Advisory, 7:30 a.m., SC Auditorium (E103)
General Education, 12:00 p.m., SC Multi Media
General Information Session, 3:00 p.m., SC Cafeteria (A100)
Information Session, 3:00 p.m., SC Multi Media

Wednesday, October 6
Scholarship Workshop, 11:15 a.m., DT Auditorium
President’s Forum, 11:30 a.m., DT Auditorium
Auto Body Advisory, 6:30 a.m., SC Auditorium
Preschool Training, 8:30 a.m., SC Auditorium
General Education, 12:00 p.m., SC Multi Media
Physical Fitness, 1:30 p.m., SC Auditorium
Tenure Review Oversight Training, 2:00 p.m., SC Cafeteria
Information Session, 3:00 p.m., SC Multi Media
Fire Service Info Session, 3:00 p.m., SC Cafeteria (A100)
Local 4184 Meeting, 3:30 p.m., SC Cafeteria

Thursday, October 7
Physical Fitness, 1:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
High School Orientation, 3:00 p.m., DT Auditorium
KBTC Managers’ Meeting, 2:00 p.m., MC 2nd floor Conf. Rm.
General Education, 12:00 p.m., SC Multi Media
Information Session, 3:00 p.m., SC Multi Media
Fall Methods of Teaching, 4:30 p.m., SC Multi Media
Truck Driving Info Session, 3:00 p.m., SC Cafeteria

Friday, October 8
Cascade Regional Blood Drive, 9:00 a.m., DT Courtyard
General Education, 12:00 p.m., SC Multi Media

Saturday, October 9
Fall Methods of Teaching, 9:00 a.m., SC Multi Media

More Arts Crush Month...

GET CRUSHED during this extraordinary month-long festival by connecting with artists in unique and unexpected ways. Spotlighting a different discipline each week; the festival features opportunities to participate in theatre, music, literature, dance, visual art and more.

There are hundreds of free events, special discounts and once-a-year interactive arts opportunities for all ages. More than 200 arts organizations and artists from all over the Puget Sound are joining together to explore, excite, challenge and GET CRUSHED.

Here are listings for the Tacoma area for this next week. Other regional area offerings can be found at

Monday, October 4th
Jewelry Studio Open House, 4:00 p.m.
Tacoma Metal Arts Center, Age Recommendation: kids under 14 require adult supervision
Come in to TMAC for a chance to see local jewelers at work. Watch live demonstrations of casting and enamelling and try your hand at creating a mini-masterpiece in copper and enamels. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome.

Wednesday, October 6th
The Heart of the Art, 2:30 p.m.
Rebecca Hom
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Bring easel, paints, clay or other materials of your choice to create art inspired by the word-pictures expressed by traditional teller, Rebecca Hom. We will spend time listening and creating together. Completed art works will displayed during the month of November at the Wellness Center. Pre-Registration Required - Cherilyn at 253.756.6219

Thursday, October 7th
Shakespeare Crushes Improv, 7:00 p.m.
Free Night
Shakespeare In the Parking Lot Theatre Company
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Shakespeare In the Parking Lot takes on The Tokens Improv Troup in an evening of full contact comedy bard-style. No fouls. No time-outs. Audience will be drafted in service to the bard!

Friday, October 8th
Seen-Your Sit-a-sins (Tribe of Elders)
L Bo Designs
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Life-sized figure sculptures of the elderly, paying tribute to our seniors and their unique vintage fashion styles, inhabit a shop window at 9th and Commerce in Tacoma.

Distinguished Writer Series and Open Mic, 7:00 p.m.
King's Books
Age Recommendation: 18+
Hear readings by Seattle poet Nancy Dahlberg and participate in an Open Mic for poets. Sign-up is at 6:30 pm. Sponsored by the Puget Sound Poetry Connection and the Tacoma Arts Commission. More information at RSVP requested, but drop-ins welcome.

Saturday, October 9th
TAP Free Family Fun Day, 10:00am
Tacoma Art Place
Age Recommendation: 4 - 94
Tacoma Art Place will offer free visual art workshops for adults and children in a variety of media and techniques; members work for sale, refreshments, and a raffle of artwork, services and TAP membership. Come visit Tacoma Art Place for a day of creative fun for all ages! RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome!

Artist Demonstrations: Raku Pottery and Ukranian Eggs, Saturday, October 9th, 1:00pm
Proctor Art Gallery
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Learn about the firing process of Raku pottery from artist Marie Wetzel, and watch artist Karen Fischer demonstrate the process of dying and creating Ukranian eggs. Ask questions and watch art being created at this live demonstration. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome.

Fantasia! 7:30pm
Free Night
Tacoma Concert Band
Age Recommendation: All Ages
The award-winning Tacoma Concert Band presents an exciting evening of popular and classical music for the whole family. Featured will be the World Premiere of Fantasy for Harp and Band with harp soloist Elizabeth Blakeslee of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Tuesday, October 12th
American Indian Flutes performed by Gary Stroutsos, 7:00pm
Free Night
Classical Tuesdays in Old Tacoma
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Gary Stroutsos performs world flute music drawn from traditional cultures. Evoking a spirit of place, and the voices of the land, his work includes internationally acclaimed recordings at sacred sites. In over twenty releases, Stroutsos has created a body of work which expresses a passion for sound traveling: music without borders.

Wednesday, October 13th
Gallery Reception for Janet Marcavage, 5:00pm
Gallery at Pacific Lutheran University
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Meet artist Janet Marcavage whose works will appear at Pacific Lutheran University, October 13 - November 10. In this new work, she explores a visual language that intersects the biological, domestic, and consumer world. Her patterned imagery and the repetitive process of screenprinting echoes the routine and surroundings of daily life. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome.

Friday, October 15th
In The Mood for Swing, 6:00pm
Dance Theatre Northwest
Age Recommendation: 7+
Listen to great live music performed by "What Happened" get a mini swing dance lesson taught by Melanie Kirk-Stauffer and Vadne Domeika. Enjoy refreshments and socialize. The Swing dance lesson will be provided by Dance Theatre Northwest a 501 C-3 non-profit community based organization focused on promoting arts education and dance as an important art form.

Saturday, October 16th
Writing from a Secret Place Workshop, 1:00am
Literary Arts
Striped Water Poets
Age Recommendation: 18+
Tammy Robacker will conduct a workshop, "Writing from a Secret Place." Stay after for a Poetry Open Mic time where 3-minutes of fame could be yours! RSVP Required for workshop.

Northwest Repertory Singers does Proctor Famer's Market, 10:00am
Northwest Repertory Singers
Age Recommendation: All Ages
The Northwest Repertory Singers, one of the region's premier choral ensembles, breaks into song at the Proctor District Farmer's Market. Come experience the music by this outstanding and creative choral ensemble. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome.

Beyond Crayons and Finger Painting, 11:00am
B2 Fine Art Gallery/Studios, a division of The Art Brokeress
Age Recommendation: All Ages
"Next Generation" is a hands-on art community workshop and tour of the Beyond Crayons and Finger Painting exhibition. An opportunity to meet and shadow participating artists. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome!

Open Mic - Poetry Marathon With a Twist,11:00am
Striped Water Poets
Age Recommendation: 11am-1pm, all ages invited. After 1pm - 16+ recommended
Open Mic - Poetry Marathon With a Twist. 3 minutes of fame can be yours--visit Kings Books and sign up to read a poem. Want more than just applause? Register ( to read during the Feedback Hour and/or for a workshop, "Writing From a Secret Place," conducted by Tammy Robacker.

Tacoma Youth Symphony Flash Mob, 2:30pm
Tacoma Youth Symphony Association
Age Recommendation: 4+
You’ve heard about them. You’ve seen then on You Tube. Now is your chance to experience a flash mob first hand! Get caught up in the action as the students from the seven orchestras of the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association gather to spontaneously perform a well known classic. RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome!

Proctor Art Gallery Art Show, 4:00pm
Proctor Art Gallery
Age Recommendation: All Ages
Art and music come together in this Arts Crush Art Show from Proctor Art Gallery Artists and MasonUnitedMethodistChurch. Stop by ProctorArtGallery first for a reception with refreshments starting at 4pm, then make your way to MasonUnitedMethodistChurch at 5pm. Browse through a special “Arts Crush” Art Show of new work by Proctor Art Gallery Artists in the church lobby then head into the sanctuary for an organ concert at 7pm RSVP Requested, but Drop-Ins Welcome.

Community events for the week of Oct 11

National Fossil Day
Oct 13, Burke Museum, Seattle,

Pierce County Park's Superhero Adventure Party
Oct. 16, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Lakewood Community Center,

Truck and Tractor Day
Oct. 16, 3:00 p.m. check in, FortSteilacoom Park,

Zoo Boo
Oct. 16-17, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium,

Conservatory Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 18-31, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory, Wright Park,

Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival
Oct.20-24, Tacoma Dome,

Creatures of the Night
Oct. 22, 5-7 p.m., Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 Tyler St.,

Hoot 'n' Howl
Oct. 22-23, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Eatonville,

Who Goes Bump in the Night?
Oct 23, 5-8 p.m., Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 Tyler St.,

Black Cat 5-Mile Run
Oct 23, 5-8 p.m., Point defiance Park,

Maris Farms Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Woods
Oct 8-31, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., 24713 Sumner Buckley Hwy,

Picha's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
Oct., 2-31, Puyallup,