Monday, September 12, 2011

College News

Starting sometime in the near future, both South and Downtown Campus Bookstores will offer coffee service and an expanded selection of food items. Stay tuned for more details!

South Campus Financial Aid Hours
Representatives from Financial Aid will now be at South Campus' Student Services Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hearing Clinic Hours
The Hearing Clinic has announced new operating hours. For more details, or to schedule an appointment, contact Melissa Bushnell, hearing clinic assistant, 253.680.7362.
Monday, 8-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 8-2:30 p.m.
Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Passport and Licensing Fair this Saturday

Auditor’s Saturday Fair provides easy access to passport and licensing services

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office will open its doors on Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to accept passport applications and to provide marriage, pet, vehicle and boat licensing services. The office is located at the Pierce County Annex, 2401 S 35th St, Room 200, in Tacoma.

“Are you planning a trip, need to renew your car tabs, or getting married soon? If so, we have created a special Saturday Fair to serve you,” said Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson. “And, we have joined forces with our partner licensing agencies to waive pet licensing late fees this month, so now is a perfect time to renew your pet license if you’ve let it lapse.”

Many families are busy during the week with work, school, sports and other activities. For many of those customers, it is difficult to take care of business during the workday. The special Saturday hours cater to these working families.

The Auditor holds two Saturday fairs each year. “We predict that 300 citizens will access our services on Saturday,” Anderson said.

Come ready. Here’s what you need:

Passport applications require:
• Certified birth certificate or proof of U.S. citizenship (photocopies not accepted).
• Driver's license, military ID, or state ID with additional proof of identity.
• Social Security number.
• Passport photos available for $12.
• Passport fees must be paid by check, cashier’s check or money order (cash not accepted).

Vehicle and boat licensing require:
• License plate number or registration.
• Boat registration number.
• Driver’s license or other valid identification.
• Emissions test, if necessary.
• Payment: cash or check only.
• Title transfers require signed title and odometer disclosure statement.

Marriage license applications require:
• Driver's license, military ID, or state ID.
• License fee: $64 cash, cashier’s check, or money order (checks not accepted).
• Bride and groom must appear in person and be at least 18 years old.
• You must wait three days before the marriage.
• The license is valid for 60 days.

Pet licensing services:
• Purchase or renew pet licenses (unincorporated Pierce County, Carbonado, South Prairie and Wilkeson residents only).
• Proof of spay/neuter required.

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is responsible for elections, licensing services, a variety of public records and animal control services.

Find out more online at

Or call:
Passport, Marriage and Pet Licensing: 253.798.7445
Vehicle and Vessel Licensing: 253.798.7547

Community and Technical College Board will discuss budget issues

Community and technical college board to grapple with budget issues

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges will convene its regular business meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Peninsula Conference Room at the SBCTC Bellevue office, 3101 Northup Way.

The board will discuss the 2012 supplemental operating budget request and take action on the 2012 supplemental capital budget request for the college system, as well as a tuition waiver for low-income Running Start students, and revisions to the SBCTC employee retirement plan.

The board will also consider a motion to bring forward a previously tabled question of action to approve a declaration of financial emergency. State law provides for an expedited or streamlined layoff process of tenured or tenure-track faculty during a financial emergency. Such a declaration does not mandate layoffs nor require colleges to take any additional personnel actions unless the local trustees deem those actions necessary.

Except for executive sessions, all meetings are open to the public.

Prior to the business meeting, the board will meet for its annual retreat from Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. until Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.

Meeting agenda and background materials are posted at the State Board Web site:

Check out the Puyallup Fair Express Bus, visit Bates at the Fair

Make your Escape at the Puyallup Fair - Sept. 9-25

Save time, gas and emissions. Enjoy the Fair's Express Bus services from four convenient locations. Look for the yellow Puyallup Fair Express buses that will take you directly to the Green Gate. Learn more here.

Visit us at the Puyallup Fair! Check out the Bates Booth at the Education Pavilion. Staff and students will be there Sept. 12, 13 and 25. Be sure to take a break from scones, cow pies and the Extreme Scream to say hi!

Downtown Campus Cafeteria and fine dining hours

A three-course meal in Bates'
fine dining room is just around $12.
Now that's a deal you can't beat!
Our Culinary Arts students operate both a cafeteria and a fine dining service at the Downtown Campus. Check out the details below, and start fall quarter with incredibly delicious and mouth-watering cuisine.
Monday-Thursday, breakfast 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., lunch 11-12:30 p.m.

The Gallery Dining Room
Fine dining will open on Sept. 19. The Gallery Dining Room operates Tuesday-Thursday, 11-12:30 p.m. Reservations are requested, but are not required. To make a reservation, contact our Culinary Arts Chefs at 253.680.7247 or email Kellie Moody.

Outreach & Recruitment

If you're interested in promoting your program at one of these events, please contact Patricia Chase, x7302.

9/13, Washington Council Fall Counselor Conference
9/13, Puyallup Fair
9/14, Franklin Pierce Back-to-School Night
9/15, Gig Harbor College Fair
9/20, Washington Council Fall Counselor Conference
9/21, Washington High School College Career Night
9/22, College Fair/Open House /Orting
9/22, Annual Education Fair/Military
9/24, Latino fair
9/25, College Fair @ Puyallup Fair
9/26, Puyallup college Fair/Emerald ridge college Fair
9/28, Bethel HS College & Career Fair
9/29, Graham Kapowsin HS College & Career Fair

Fetch Club Kick-Off Party

Susan Barbeau, KBTC Community Engagement Associate, reports that on Saturday, Sept. 10, KBTC hosted the 2011 Fetch Club Kick-Off Party. With more than 79 people in attendance, the event was a great success!

A big thanks to everyone who helped with the event! Pictures are now up on,


Student eNews

For new students, WELCOME!  For our returning students, WELCOME BACK! 

This is your weekly e-newsletter, generated from the Diversity/Associated Student Government (ASG) Center. Below, you will find important college and community information. Please remember to check your college email account at least once a week so you don't miss anything.

Diversity and Student Government
National Constitution Day – Sept. 17
During the week of Sept. 12, students who send in the correct answers to the following five questions by Friday, Sept. 16 will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Bates Bookstore gift certificate. Send answers (email or hard copy) to Kat or LeMont in the Diversity Center today! The winning student will be announced during the ASG General Assembly Meeting at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the Downtown Campus Auditorium.
ASG/Diversity Center Constitution Day Quiz
1.      What was our country’s first constitution called?
2.      If neither the president nor the vice-president can serve, who is next in line to fill the position?
3.      Who was our country’s first vice president??
4.      When invoking the fifth amendment, what can an accused man do?
5.      What is the longest possible time a person can now serve as president?
Register to vote! Stop by the voter registration table outside the Diversity Center Thursday, Sept. 15 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.! Register or update your voter information at this convenient on-campus location!

ASG General Assembly Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Downtown Campus Auditorium. Each program can name one student as an official class representative, who will have voting rights during assembly meetings; however, all students are welcome to attend! Contact Kat or LeMont in the Diversity Center for more information.
Diversity, ASG and Tutoring Open House
Welcome to fall quarter new and returning students! The Diversity/ASG and Tutoring Centers are hosting an open house, Thursday, Sept. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stop by for Bingo, snacks and fun! For more information contact LeMont at 253.680.7113.

Fall Resource Fair for Students – Sept. 27
The goal of the Fall Resource Fair is to connect students with college and community services. A variety of financial and community agencies will be on campus with resource information to support the education success of Bates students. This ASG-sponsored event is Tuesday, Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Downtown Campus Auditorium. Contact Kat in the Diversity Center for more information.
Looking for Leaders – Accepting Student Officer Applications for 2011-2012
The ASG is accepting applications for open officer positions for 2011-2012. Those applications already on hand will have first consideration. Contact Kat or LeMont for more information. (NOTE: Applicants from 2010-2011 must resubmit for 2011-2012.)

College Information
South Campus Financial Aid - New Hours
Financial Aid has new staff hours at South Campus. A representative will be at South in the Student Services Center Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

South Campus Cafeteria Space
Students and staff can use the South Campus cafeteria Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for general use. This timeframe allows the use of microwaves, tables and chairs for day program breaks, lunch and evening program breaks, dinner.
2011-2012 Fall Quarter Dates
Sept. 8         Fall classes start
Sept. 12       Last day to add class without instructor permission
Sept. 12       Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund
Sept. 21       Last day to add class with instructor permission
Sept. 21       Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript
Sept. 22       Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund
Oct. 21        Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
Nov. 21        Last day of the quarter

What's happening @ Bates the week of Sept. 12

Tuesday, Sept. 13
8 a.m., L&I Training, SC Auditorium (Sept. 13-15)
6 p.m., Tacoma Pierce County Genealogy Society, DT Auditorium

Wednesday, Sept. 14
4:30 p.m., Family Childcare Assoc., SC A318
5 p.m., Baxter Auto Parts Seminar, SC Multimedia Room

Thursday, Sept. 15
9:30 a.m., KBTC Manager’s Meeting, MC Conf Room
10:30 a.m., KBTC Promotions Meetings, MC Conf Room
5 p.m.,, DT Auditorium
5:30 p.m., Tacoma Parents of Multiples, SC A318

Friday, Sept. 16
7 a.m., BARC meeting, DT Cafeteria

Saturday, Sept. 17
8 a.m., Forklift, SC Auditorium
8 a.m. NTSI-Aggression Control, SC Multimedia Room
8:30 a.m., SEIU, SC A318