Monday, April 18, 2011

South Campus Student Services Open House

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Cosmetology takes last appointment this month

On Wednesday, April 27, the clinic floor in the Cosmetology program will no longer be open to clients. Cosmetology first opened at the Downtown Campus in 1949. At that time, Tacoma Vocational School offered Industrial Arts, English, Practical Nursing, Cosmetology and Barbering. The college was renamed Bates Vocational Technical Institute in 1969 in honor of L. H. Bates, the school's first training director. It was officially named Bates Technical College in 1991 after the Legislature declared it a state technical college through SB 5184.

Spring Cleaning sale at art collective

253 Collective members are cleaning out inventory to make room for new pieces of artwork!

When: April's Third Thursday ArtWalk, April 21, 3-8 p.m.
Where: 253 Collective showroon, 1901 S. Jefferson, Tacoma WA 98402

*Hours: (See the calendar.)
- Fridays and Saturdays: Noon-5 p.m.
- Third Thursdays: 3-8 p.m. (During Art Walk nights)
- Sundays after Art Walk nights

A day of health care for the uninsured

The National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC), in partnership with the Washington Free Clinic Association, will hold a one-day free clinic on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the Tacoma Dome.

The upcoming Communities Are Responding Everyday (C.A.R.E.) Clinic is an opportunity for the community to come together to provide free primary and preventative health care services to an estimated 1,200 uninsured adult residents of the Seattle-Tacoma area.

Volunteers for this event include professionals in nearly every health care discipline, including physicians, pharmacists, dentists, optometrists, psychologists and more. Bates' Dental Assisting students will be in attendance on Saturday to help sterilize instruments, develop x-rays, serve as a guide for patients, and to help fill out health history forms. Dental Assisting instructors Teri Amundsen and Patty Reno will assist dentists during treatment.

At a recent NAFC-sponsored C.A.R.E. Clinic in Charlotte, NC, 1,163 uninsured patients were able to receive services in just six hours of patient care. More importantly, the patients who required follow-up for serious conditions were connected with local resources for ongoing care. The Washington C.A.R.E. Clinic will offer medical, dental, and vision services, as well as community referrals for those with critical follow-up needs.

Those interested in attending the C.A.R.E. Clinic must call 1.877.233.5159 to schedule an appointment. There is no guarantee you will be seen unless you have an appointment.

 Click here for more details about this event.

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Pierce County Library System offers helpful tools for tough times

The Pierce County Library System's website offers residents a variety of tools to help those who have fallen on tough times get back on track. Especially important given today's high unemployment rate, this webpage provides resources for online tutoring and job search services, resume' writing, managing finances, where to find food, and much more.

Visit to learn more.

Room Reservations @ Bates this week

Tuesday, April 19
Leadership Team Meeting, 9:30 a.m., SC Cafeteria
Open House, 9:30 a.m., SC Auditorium
Administrative Office Assistant Advisory Committee, noon, DT Auditorium
General Information Session, 1 p.m., SC A209
Information Session, 1 p.m., DT Auditorium

Wednesday, April 20
Sizzles Training, 11 a.m., DT Clyde Hupp
Fire Service Information Session, 1 p.m., SC A209
Strategic Planning Council, 3:15 p.m., SC Auditorium
Parent Ed, 5 p.m., SC Auditorium

Thursday, April 21
NICET Testing, 7:30 a.m., SC A318
Truck Driving Information Session, 1 p.m., SC A209
KBTC Managers’ Meeting, 2 p.m., MC Conf Room
HS Orientation, 3 p.m., DT Auditorium

Saturday, April 23
Boiler Refresher, 8 a.m., SC Auditorium
NTSI-Level 1 Traffic, 8 a.m., SC Auditorium

Board of Trustees Agenda

April 26, 2011     Meeting No. 11-04

3:00   I. Call to Order – Determination of a Quorum – Pledge of Allegiance
Chair, Theresa Pan Hosley
Vice-Chair, Calvin Pearson
Trustee Mike Grunwald
Trustee Stan Rumbaugh
Trustee Karen Seinfeld

3:02   II.  General Matters
Action   A. Approval of Agenda
Action   B. Approval of Board Minutes                                                                    
1. Mar. 29, 2011

3:05  C. Citizen Remarks

3:15  D.  Instruction Video (Sheet Metal Program)

3:20  E. Introductions/Presentations                                                                     
   1. New Staff Introductions, Vickie Lackman
   2. Personnel Action Report, Vickie Lackman

3:30  F. Informational Reports/Remarks                                                               
   1. Associated Student Government (ASG), Kaylee Clark
Action    2. Diversity News, IDEAL/CDAC Report, Kat Flores
   3.  Communications & Mrktng./Foundation Report, Kym Pleger
   4. KBTC Report, David Hinman
   5. Local Bargaining Units
    a. AFT-Washington Federation of Teachers, Karen Patjens
    b. International Union of Operating Engineers, JC Smith
    c. Public Safety Officers, Jeri Jacobsen
    d. Tacoma Education Association, Michelle McElvain

3:50  G. President’s Report,
Lyle Quasim     
1. Information Technology, Tom George
2. Institutional Research, Summer Kenesson
3. Enrollment/FTE Update, Ivan Gorne
4. Finance Report, Janet Luxtrum
5. President’s Remarks/Announcements, Lyle Quasim

4:10 III. New Business
   A. Faculty Settlement Agreement, Vickie Lackman

4:20 IV. Unfinished Business  
A. Budget Discussion, Lyle Quasim
1. Reduction in Force
Action    B.   Reserve Policy, Lyle Quasim
Action   C.   Diversity Statement Update, Lyle Quasim/Kat Flores

4:40  V. Executive Session
The Board may go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing items pro-vided for in RCW 42.30.110(1):
(a)  (not applicable to education)
(b) to consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or pur-chase…;
(c) to consider the minimum price at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease…;
(d) to review negotiations on the performance of publicly bid contracts…;
(e) (not applicable to education)
(f) to receive and evaluate complaints or charges brought against a public officer or em-ployee;
(g) to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee;
(h) to evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elective office;
(i) to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to agency en-forcement actions, … or litigation or potential litigation ....
No action will be taken during Executive Session. The Executive Session will last ap-proximately 20 minutes.

 5:00  VI.  Reconvene in Open Session

 5:01 VII.  Board Member Discussion/ Remarks
A. Development/Advancement, T. Pan Hosley/M. Grunwald
B. TACTC/ACCT, T. Pan Hosley/K. Seinfeld
C. KBTC, S. Rumbaugh/C. Pearson
D. Legislative, S. Rumbaugh/ M. Grunwald
E. Pierce County Coordinating Committee (PCCC), T. Pan Hosley/S. Rumbaugh/K. Seinfeld
F. Associated Student Government (ASG), T. Pan Hosley/K. Seinfeld
G. General Advisory Council (GAC), M. Grunwald/T. Pan Hosley
H. IDEAL/CDAC (Diversity Councils), T. Pan Hosley/C. Pearson

 5:15   VIII. Adjournment
Next Meeting: May 31, 2011, Clyde Hupp Board Room, Downtown Campus