Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Retirement! Social! Scholarship! You're invited to these fun events.

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Library Corner

Need some electronic equipment to go with your new online program? The library may have what you need! If you're a Bates employee, the library has a variety of electronics available for checkout. Below are just a few examples of how the library can help you: 

• Take pictures with a digital camera and upload them to Flickr, or edit them with Picnik.

• Borrow an e-audiobook from NetLibrary and listen to it with an MP3 player.

• Use a data projector and a laptop to display a screencapture you create for your students with Screencast-O-Matic.
Interested in another piece of equipment or want help finding other online tools? Contact the library.

Student Outreach & Recruitment

If you're interested in promoting your program at this event, please contact Billie Jo Wood, x7213.

Saturday, Jan. 29, Family College Fair, Joint Base Lewis McChord

Explore and more at the Open House!

Calling all college career training programs and departments! Don't miss this opportunity to promote your program, help prospective students decide their next steps, and connect with the community.

Last year, more than 700 people visited South Campus to peruse Bates' offerings, ask questions and tour the campus. This year's event is Tuesday, April 19 at the South Campus, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. If you'd like to host a table, contact Patricia Chase, Outreach and Recruitment, x7302 and sign up by March 1.

Program clusters will share table space, so be sure to sign up early to reserve your spot. If you're not sure of your cluster, check out the Class Schedule. Requests to participate after March 1 will be handled on a space available basis. The Associated Student Government will offer an inexpensive lunch, and the Diversity Center will provide lunchtime entertainment.

Counselors' Conference a success!

The Outreach and Recruitment Department hosted 80 people from a variety of educational institutions and organizations at South Campus on Thursday, Jan. 13 for the annual Counselors' Conference.

As part of the event, instructors hosted tables during the program showcase, and numerous organizations participated in an information fair open to students and the public.

Thank you to the following programs, departments and organizations:
  • Legal Office Assistant
  • Practical Nurse
  • Boat Building
  • Fire Service
  • Biotechnology Lab Technician 
  • Machinist
  • Vehicle Parts & Accessories Marketing
  • ESL/Basic Skills
  • Facilities & Operations for their support in making this event a success: planning, setting up, during event clean-up and tear down.
  • South Campus Culinary Arts for providing an amazing lunch that everyone enjoyed.
  • The organizations who participated in the informational fair: AJAC, Argosy University, Clover Park Technical College, The Evergreen State College, Pierce College, Pierce County Careers Connections, The Washington School Counselor Association, University of Washington Tacoma, L & I Apprenticeship, University of Phoenix and Labor Union Apprenticeship.
  • The sponsors of the Counselors' Conference: Costco, AJAC and Green River Community College. Thank you for your fiscal support!
And a special thank to the main speaker, Randy Spitzer, and to the workshop presentors:

  • David Wallace, Senior Economist, Employment Security Dept.
  • Rashad C. Norris, Director of Outreach Services, Highline Community College
  • Emmett Peterson, Information Technology Specialist Instructor, Bates Technical College
  • Ed Ulman, Director of Development, KBTC Public Television
  • Michael R. Thurman, Apprenticeship Consultant, Region 3 Apprenticeship Section, L & I
  • Beth Ahlstrom, Program Associate, College Bound Scholarship, Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Jacob Jackson, Director, Pierce County Skills Center

 Thank you for making this event a success!

Community Events

Cora Voce Winter Concert Series
Cora Voce (Chorus of Voices) will perform Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri (Protector of the Holy Sepulcher), including original works by Randy Spitzer, James Howland and Richard Box. Cora Voce is an auditioned 45 voice choir under the direction Randy Spitzer.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 524 S. 'I' Street, Tacoma
Sunday, Jan. 30, 3:30 p.m., Summit Ave Presbyterian Church, 403 S. Summit Ave. Bremerton
More information.

Frost/Nixon
The writer of the award-winning The Queen and The Last King of Scotland tackles the question: How did David Frost, a famous British talk-show host with a playboy reputation, elicit the apology that the rest of the world was waiting to hear from former President Richard Nixon? This fast-paced new play chillingly recounts of one of the most monumental television interviews of all time. A Tony-winning play and Oscar-nominated film.
Now until Feb. 6, Friday and Saturday,  7:30 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m., Tacoma Little Theater
More information.

Wrapped! The search for the essential mummy
Discover how mummies from the ancient community of Akhmim were wrapped & transported from Egypt to museums & private collections all over the world.
Now through Sept. 11, Washington State History Museum
More information.

What's happening at Bates the week of Jan. 24

Tuesday, January 25
WAVE Scholarship Workshop, 11:30 a.m., DT Auditorium
Cooperative Preschool Parent Education, 6 p.m., SC Auditorium

Wednesday, January 26
IDEAL Council, 8 a.m., SC Auditorium

Thursday, January 27
Articulation and Transfer Council, 7 a.m., SC Auditorium
High School Orientation, 10:30 a.m., SC A101
High School Orientation, 3 p.m., DT Auditorium

Friday, January 28
Articulation and Transfer Council, 7 a.m., SC Auditorium
Program Review with Committee, 1 p.m., DT Clyde Hupp

Saturday, January 29
IT Caregiving II, 8 a.m., SC Auditorium
Boiler Refresher, 8 a.m., SC Multi Media Room
Early Childcare Education Class, 8 a.m., SC Auditorium