Monday, December 6, 2010

Bates starts the season with holiday drive!

Bates holiday food and toy drive was held on Thursday and Friday. Thank you for all your support!

2010 Grand Total $4048

'Tis the season!

Going down for the cause!

Will they make it back up?

 Up and ready to go again!

Another corner covered!

Bates Foundation awards nearly $16,000 in mini grants

At the Bates Foundation's December board meeting, the board approved funding of 12 mini grant proposals totaling $15,929.28. The foundation received 23 proposals requesting over $43,000 and the decision was a difficult one. Congratulations to the following departments for their hard work on these grants:
  • Speakers for Digital Projectors in Classroom/Home and Family Life: $300
  • 14th Annual Brain Series Sponsorship/Home & Family Life: $300
  • Auto Body Equipment Purchase/Auto Body: $950
  • Completion of Real Time Editing Suite/Broadcast and Video Production: $1,049.28
  • African-American Male Initiative/Diversity Center: $1,250
  • Patient Care Lab/Nursing Assistant Certified: $1,250
  • Phlebotomy Draw Chairs/Phlebotomy: $1,250
  • Functional Anatomy Equipment/Occupational Therapy Assistant: $1,400
  • Fiber Optics Made Fabulous/Advanced Technologies: $1,500
  • Gearmaster/Truck Driving: $2,000
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)/Electrical Power & Process Automation: $2,100
  • Laboratory Remodel and Upgrade/Fire Protection Engineering Technology: $2,380

Bates receives KeyBank grant fifth consecutive year to support college diversity initiatives

For the fifth consecutive year, KeyBank Foundation, has awarded the Bates Technical College Foundation with a grant designated to support the five-year-old Diversity Center at the college.

The $10,000 grant will be used to augment college cultural celebrations, and allow the center to increase diversity-related activities on campus, to provide scholarships for students to attend the annual statewide Students of Color conference as well as a regional diversity institute through the South Puget Sound Higher Education Diversity Partnership.

A portion of last year’s grant allowed the center to commission two art pieces on display at the downtown campus. The pieces, created by local artists, were chosen in an effort to spread the presence of diversity throughout the college. This year’s grant will again include the commission of a campus-wide diversity art project. Since 2008, the college has gained four diversity-art themed pieces, in addition to supporting local Washington state artists.

“The diversity center exists to support not just students of Bates but the entire Pierce County community. The center offers the community opportunities to increase their understanding of diversity, and to reflect on the ways diversity contributes to their lives and educational experiences,” said Kat Flores, college diversity coordinator. “The college is thankful to KeyBank for their continued support. This grant is instrumental in supporting our diversity initiatives and helps enhance our students’ college experience.”

Combined Fund Drive update

A message from CFD Chair, Ivan Gorne.

Thanks again to all who have donated to the Combined Fund Drive for 2010. Though we, and the CFD staff, would probably take donations as long as we can, the end date for the drive is December 15.

In the meantime, preliminary data show that we have exceeded last year’s total donations ($15,945 vs. $13,022) by 122% with 20 fewer donors (72). With two week’s left, think of what we could do if we equaled the number of 2009 donors at 92. In that spirit, if you intend to donate, please contact your team captain, Emma Ruhl, or Ivan Gorne to follow through on your intention before December 15.

And thanks to all continuing and new donors for your generosity and sensitivity to individual and community needs.

Career education shadow program coming in February

Educational shadow events will be held in February and March. Bates will be hosting 11 local high schools. The career shadow is a program that allows Pierce County high school students in 11th and 12th grade to spend half a day shadowing a career training program at Bates Technical College or Clover Park Technical College. The purpose of the shadow is for students to get first hand exposure to a career and the accompanying training required. The program is funded by Workforce Central.

How It Works:
All high schools in Pierce County have the option to participate. Half of the schools are scheduled to shadow at Bates one year and Clover Park Technical College the next, and vice versa for the other half. High school career counselors help students sign up; students choose a program to shadow. Students shadow the program on the day chosen by their High school counselor. Bates instructors select a student from his/her program to be a mentor to the visiting student.

See below the list of high schools that will be looking to partner up with a senior student in programs for a few hours. Feel free to email or call Outreach & Recruitment at 253.680.7302 if you have any questions.

The day’s schedule is as follows:

9:00-9:30 a.m. Students arrive. Meet & greet in cafeteria
9:30 a.m. Mentors pick students up from cafeteria
9:30-11:30 a.m. Classroom activities
11:30 a.m. Mentors return students to cafeteria
11:30-12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00-12:30 p.m. Information Session, Q and A
12:30-1:00 p.m. Depart for home high school

Date        School
2/2/2011  Graham-Kapowsin HS Educational Shadow
2/3/2011  Collins HS Educational Shadow
2/9/2011  Gates HS Educational Shadow
2/10/2011  Spanaway HS Educational Shadow
2/15/2011  Franklin Pierce HS Educational Shadow
2/16/2011  Washington HS Educational Shadow
2/17/2011  Challenger HS Educational Shadow
3/3/2011  Wilson HS Educational Shadow
3/8/2011  Bethel HS Educational Shadow
3/11/2011  White River Educational Shadow
3/31/2011  Gig Harbor HS & Peninsula HS Educational Shadow

1st Annual Staff vs Students Basketball Throwdown

After months of doing "Sweatin' to the Oldies," heavy weight training, and general perspiration, Bates staff are finally ready to show our students who really rules the roost in a Staff vs. Students basketball game on Fri., Dec. 10 at 4:00 the Tacoma Armory at 715 S. Yakima. The game will be four (8) minute quarters and there will be halftime entertainment and raffle prizes!

Be sure to come and support our students and staff in what is sure to be a very entertaining afternoon!

Admission: Students -$1 with ID General Admission - $2.  Ages 13 and under: Free
Pizza: 2 slices for $1 (while supplies last).

You're Invited: Traveling Treats

What's happening at Bates: Week of Dec 6

Monday, December 6
L and I Training (DOSH), 8:00 a.m., SC Auditorium E102/3

Tuesday, December 7
L and I Training (DOSH), 8:00 a.m., SC Auditorium E102/3
Teacher In-Service, 12:00 p.m., SC Auditorium
Intro to Fitness, 1:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
General Information Session, 3:00 p.m., SC A101

Wednesday, December 8
L and I Training (DOSH), 8:00 a.m., SC Auditorium E102/3
Student Services Holiday Meeting, 11:00 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp

Thursday, December 9
CDAC-IDEAL Joint Meeting, 8:00 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp
L and I Training (DOSH), 8:00 a.m., SC Auditorium E102/3
Instruction Team Meeting, 9:00 a.m., DT Auditorium
Deans Meeting, 10:30 a.m., DT Auditorium
High School Orientation, 10:30 a.m., SC A101
Intro to Fitness, 1:30 p.m., DT Auditorium
KBTC Managers’ Meeting, 2:00 p.m., MC 2nd Floor Conf. Room
High School Orientation, 3:00 p.m., DT Auditorium

Friday, December 10
L and I Training (DOSH), 8:00 a.m., SC Auditorium E102/3
Instruction Council, 11:00 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp

Saturday, December 11
NICET Testing, 7:30 a.m., SC A318 and Auditorium E103
Early Childcare Education Class, 8:00 a.m., SC Auditorium E102
Flagger, 8:00 a.m., SC Multi Media E101A
Fork Lift, 9:00 a.m., SC Multi Media E101B

Library Corner: Week of Dec. 6

The theme for December's Library Corner is inspiration. During the holiday season, it can become hard to stay focused or stay enthusiastic. Here are a couple of titles in the library collection that might offer inspiration:

Thinkertoys : a handbook of creative-thinking techniques
650.019 MICHALK 2006
In hindsight, every great idea seems obvious. But how can you be the person who comes up with those ideas? With hundreds of hints, tricks, tips, tales, and puzzles, Thinkertoys will open your mind to a world of innovative solutions to everyday and not-so-everyday problems. --from Title Peek

Get Organized the Clear & Simple Way: Reclaim Your Home, Your Office, Your Life

Part of the "Your Coach in a Box" Series. Author Marla Dee offers a practical solution for organizing one's home, office, and life by eliminating clutter, creating an empowering office space, finding peace amidst the chaos of life, and enhancing order and serenity.

Find more in the library online catalog.

Let Librarians Sue Schub (Downtown, x7220) or Katey Goracke  (substitute for Jennie Vano at South, x7550) “inspire” your student with a library workshop or orientation.

Community Events: Week of Dec. 6

Longhouse Holiday Native Art Fair
12/10, 11:00 a.m.-6 p.m., Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, Evergreen State College
12/11, 10:00 a.m.-5 p.m., Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, Evergreen State College

Christmas at Fort Steilacoom
12/11, 4:00 p.m., http://www.historicfortsteilacoom

Fantasy Lights
11/25 through 1/2, Spanaway Park,

11/26-1/2, Point Defiance Zoo,

Tacoma City Ballet: The Nutcracker
12/11-22, Pantages Theater, Tacoma