Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Student eNews

Student eNews is compiled and distributed to your Bates student email account. For more information, contact Kat Flores.

College Information
South Campus Student Commons–Relocating to Cafeteria
Remodeling will soon begin to convert the South Campus student commons area in Building E into classrooms.

The college has identified the cafeteria as the new student commons, and is making arrangements to relocate furniture, TV and phone connection to the new student space. The Coca-Cola vending machines, currently in the student commons area, will be relocated to the cafeteria as early as this week.

Please contact Kat Flores with any questions. Thank you for your patience during the transition.

From the Tutoring Center
Polynomials giving you nightmares? Not sure how to tackle an essay? Has it been a while since you have opened a math or English book? We're here to help! Contact the Tutoring Center (Downtown Campus, Room E302) for free tutoring help with math and writing. Call us at 680.7259 or email us at tutors@bates.ctc.edu.

Diversity and Student Government
Student Graduates–Commencement 2012 Applications Available
Students who will complete graduation requirements by July 26, 2012 and who want to participate in the May 18, 2012 Commencement Ceremony must complete (with an authorized signature) this year’s commencement form.

Hard copies of the application are available in the Diversity Center, or email Kat Flores for an electronic version. NOTE:  Because of printing deadlines, graduate names received after April 15 may not appear in the commencement program. 

Learn more about Commencement at www.bates.ctc.edu/commencement.

Scholarship Opportunities
The Pearson Foundation’s Pearson Prize for Higher Education
The Pearson Prize identifies students who are giving back to the college community; to help them continue their service while in school. Students who attend an accredited community college, undergraduate school, or university in the United States, who have completed at least one year of studies prior to the start of the application, and who are leaders in their community should consider applying. To learn more about the Pearson Prize, visit the Pearson Prize website. Be sure to check out the eligibility requirements and FAQ for detailed application information. Application deadline is 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, March 16, 2012.

Puyallup Fair Foundation Scholarships
The Bill Stoner Endowment Scholarships are intended to assist recipients in reaching their career goals.  Applicants must use the scholarship monies to obtain training from an organized institution, trade or vocational school. The two scholarships ($1,000 and $500) are limited to Pierce County, Washington residents; and the applicant’s financial need will be considered by the scholarship committee. Deadline to apply is March 23, 2012. For more information call 253.841.5105, or go to http://www.thefair.com/foundation/projects-and-programs/scholarships.php

College Success Foundation Application Available
The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is open to all students across the state who will be enrolling in college fall 2012 as freshman, sophomores or juniors and who meet the eligibility criteria. Generally, students who attend a community or technical college are not eligible; however, this year, students attending community or technical colleges may be eligible if they meet the City of Destiny and/or the Tacoma Public Utilities criteria. The deadline for students to submit the online application is 5 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012. Please go to the CSF website for eligibility guidelines. Contact either Vickie Rekow or Jilian Ryan at College Success Foundation (877.655.4097) if you have questions.

“Building Our Future” Scholarship Program
The ASSOCIATION of Washington Community and Technical College Administrators and Exempt Staff is sponsoring a scholarship intended to support community or technical college graduates, who will continue their academic studies (e.g. junior year) at a baccalaureate institution immediately after completing their Associate in Arts, Associate in Sciences or other transfer degree. The purpose of the scholarship is to actively recruit and support students who are seriously considering a community or technical college teaching or administrative career upon completion of college. The scholarship of $1,200 is to provide assistance for tuition, books and related educational expenses. Applications are due by May 17, 2012.  Please email Kat in the Diversity Center to receive an electronic version of the scholarship.

Tax Information For Students
Free Tax Preparation Site in the Community!
Come to the Diversity Center to find free tax preparation sites throughout the areas. The community information flyers are posted in the center—unfortunately the information not available to send electronically. Or, check out:  http://www.piercecountyabc.org/ for more information.

2011-2012 Spring Quarter Dates
Feb. 27, Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund
Feb. 27, Last day to add class without instructor permission
March 7, Last day to add class with instructor permission
March 7, Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript
March 8, Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund
April 9, Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
May 11, Last day of the quarter