Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Student eNews

Looking for Leaders--Associated Student Government Officers for 2011-2012
The ASG is accepting applications for officer positions for 2011-2012. The ASG President and Vice Presidents (three VP positions total, one for each campus) are elected, and the Treasurer, Secretary, Senators and Coordinators are appointed.

To run for any of the president/vice president positions, please know:
• Active campaigning for the four positions began on May 31.
• Students running for elected positions must turn in a completed application (and required documentation) to the Diversity Center before they begin their campaign.
• Each student will be given a one-page sheet on campaign etiquette.
• The window for campaigning ends June 17.
• The online voting will be open June 20-22.

NOTE: Applications for other ASG officer positions are accepted and actively encouraged! Once the 2011-2012 president/vice presidents are elected, they will begin interviewing and appointing the rest of their executive team. Applications already received will have first consideration. Contact Kat or LeMont for more information. (Applicants from 2010-2011 must resubmit for 2011-2012.)

Global Heritage Celebration – June 8, 2011 – South Campus Plaza
This year’s Global Heritage Celebration is Wednesday, June 8 from 11 a.m.-12: 30 p.m. at the South Campus plaza (weather permitting). Come enjoy the celebration and music by the Iwi Pono Student Society, a Fijian, Maori and Hawaiian dance group from Everett Community College! The group derives its name from the I'iwi bird, native to the Hawaiian Islands. Pono means to "take care." Iwi Pono is the concept that it takes every contributor to create something beautiful and noteworthy. Celebration lunch special: Half sandwich, chips and a drink for a $1 (While the grub lasts!).

Attention Students and Staff--Summer Fest 2011
Put on your blue jeans and bobby socks, break out those chocolate milkshakes, and turn up the Rock 'n Roll, because this summer, the Associated Student Government (ASG) is turning South Campus into Coolsville for Summer Fest, a 1950s-themed bash, on Friday, July 8.

The ASG is looking for all you talented cool cats out there!

If you:
  • Can entertain people,
  • Make and/or sell items,
  • Would like to showcase a talent,
  • Or have a have a FUN idea for a booth...
Then please contact Kerrie Hanson, ASG Event Coordinator, no later than Friday, June 3. Or you can contact Kat and LeMont in the Diversity Center to sign up. Remember, you don't have to be James Dean or the Good Humor man to participate!
Ethnic Fest Volunteers
The Diversity Center is looking for adventurous individuals who want to immerse themselves in other cultures. If this is you, then volunteer to be at Ethnic Fest, July 30-31. Bates has maintained a booth at this event for several years. Volunteer shifts at the booth are in two hour blocks; after that you are free to explore the diverse world Wright Park is transformed into, sampling the various foods and wares of the many cultures represented. All interested parties should contact LeMont Lucas at
Summer Quarter Dates
June 22 Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
July 27 Last day of the quarter

Benefits Corner

A new 12-week series of Weight Watchers at Work is starting at the Downtown Campus on June 14! Those who are currently attending the series report they are having much success with the program!

If you are interested in finding out more about Weight Watchers at Work, visit a session on Tuesday, May 31 or June 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the Downtown Campus, Room M314, or you can email Lulu at for more information.

American Heart Association Wellness Opportunities
Ever wonder what you can do improve your heart health? Below, the Human Resources Department has compiled some information from the American Heart Association to help build a healthier lifestyle for you, your family, and your heart.

To learn more about healthy options or participate in upcoming walks, runs or activities, please visit the AHA website:

Stroke-Strive, Survive and Thrive
May was American Stroke Month and the American Stroke Association is encouraging people to Strive, Survive and Thrive. Strive for ideal health and survive and thrive in case stroke strikes. To start your journey toward a long and healthy life, visit to learn how to Strive, Survive and Thrive and access other stroke resources and information about 31 Days of Power events and Power Awards Weekend.

The American Heart Association's new cookbook, Healthy Soul Food Recipes, is part of the American Heart Association's Power To End Stroke campaign, which raises awareness of stroke and encourages action to lower risk. Healthy Soul Food Recipes is available for $3.99 at grocery store checkout stands nationwide, starting May 3, 2011, and at, starting May 17. You can also visit us on May 18 at the Northwest African American Museum during the Live Your Best Life Community Health Fair and receive a free copy.

For information on Power To End Stroke, to register for the campaign and to get information and tools to help you reduce your stroke risk, visit

Soda Free Sundays--Take a break from sugary drinks!
Will you join the American Heart Association in taking the pledge toward better health? We know that sugary drinks are one of the major contributors to obesity today, particularly among kids. But we also know that cutting back is tough. Every day, we are bombarded by highly effective advertisements, constantly faced with the lure of inexpensive and easily accessible sugary beverages.

That's why we joined with the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition to launch Soda Free Sundays--a community-wide challenge to take a break from pop and other sugary drinks for at least one day each week for six weeks. Whether you are a resident, business or organization, anyone can sign up by taking the pledge at By pledging to participate in Soda Free Sundays, people will be a part of a greater effort to make you and your community a little healthier. To help your participation, you will receive a customizable action kit including tips and ideas for how you (or your organization) can take steps toward healthy living.

Interested in how sugar impacts cardiovascular health? Read more and find ways to reduce it in the online AHA Nutrition Center.

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