Monday, April 16, 2012

Board of Trustees hold meeting at South Campus, agenda below

Board of Trustees Meeting | Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | South Campus Auditorium

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

3:02   II.  General Matters
Action   A. Approval of Agenda
Action   B. Approval of Board Minutes  
1. February 28, 2012 (Regular Meeting)
2. March 27, 2012 (Regular Meeting)

3:05  C. Citizen Remarks
3:15  D. Introductions/Presentations

1. Presidential Search Update, Karras Consulting, Dennis/Marissa Karras
2. Workforce Central Partnership with Bates, Cheri Loiland
3. Human Resources Update, Vickie Lackman
a. New Staff Introductions
b. Personnel Action Report
c. PTE Contract Negotiations Update

3:30  E. Informational Reports/Remarks
1. Associated Student Government (ASG), Becky Bailey
2. Diversity News, IDEAL/CDAC Report, Kat Flores                                            
3.  Communications & Marketing/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, Dan Condon
    c. Public Safety Officers, Jeri Jacobsen
    d. Bates Professional Technical Employees, Michelle McElvain

3:55  F. President’s Report, Lyle Quasim

1. Information Technology, Tom George
2. Institutional Research, Summer Kenesson
3. Enrollment/FTE Update, Ivan Gorne
4. Instruction Update, Cheri Loiland
5. Finance Report, John Ginther
6. President’s Remarks/Announcements, Lyle Quasim

4:15 III. New Business     
Action   A.  Proposed Certificate of Participation (COP) for Renovation, John Ginther

4:30 IV. Unfinished Business                                                                                                    

4:30  V. Executive Session

4:50  VI.  Reconvene in Open Session

4:50 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), M. Grunwald/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

 5:00   VIII. Adjournment
   Next Meeting:   May 29, 2012
   Location: Bates Technical College, Clyde Hupp Board Room

Please note: The June 26 Board of Trustees meeting has been moved to June 19.

Pacific Institute's Tice passes away

“Life is full of choices, and they are yours to make. Choose to make a difference . . . every day.” -Lou Tice
Tice shakes hands with a
Bates student in 2007.
After a brief illness, Lou Tice, founder of the Seattle-based The Pacific Institute and self-help mentor, passed away on April 1.

In 2006, Bates and The Pacific Institute entered into a partnership that allowed more than 300 staff members to participate in the institute's Investment in Excellence and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career curricula. The college also offered a course to all new students called Strategies for Success, which aimed to increase their success in college and life, and was based principles taught in The Pacific Institute. Read about the partnership here.



Benefits Corner: Get enrolled in GET

Enroll in GET by May 31
This is a reminder that payroll deduction is available for college savings with Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program. The plan offers 1) a state guarantee, 2) a choice of colleges, universities and technical schools nationwide, 3) tax benefits, and 4) flexible payment options. 

Plan ahead and start saving for your child’s or grandchild’s higher education. You can enroll online, then arrange for payroll deduction afterwards if you choose to use that option. If you already have a GET account, consider adding more to it.

The current unit price is $163 through June 30. Visit for more details.

Student eNews

Diversity and Student Government

Civics Quiz Winner- Tom Heavey!
The ASG hosted a civics activity in the downtown auditorium last Thursday.  Students who correctly answered the civics quiz were entered into a drawing for a $10 Bookstore Certificate.  Congratulations to the winner, Tom Heavey (Computer Sciences)!!  He can pick up his certificate in the Diversity Center.

THIS WEEK:  Diversity Center Closed April 19 & 20
The Diversity Center / ASG is closed Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20.  Kat and LeMont and 16 student representatives are attending the Students of Color Conference in Yakima, Washington.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  The center is back to regular hours on April 23.

THIS SUNDAY:  Bates Family Skate Day!  April 22
A Sunday special for Bates students and their family at Rollin’ 253 Skate and Community Center (201 Mildred St, Fircrest).  Entry fee is only a $1 per person, and skate rental $3  per person.  Enjoy an afternoon of skating and fun!  It’s as easy as saying:  I’m a Bates student!  For more information about Rollin’ 253, please call 253-292-1498 or go to

Scholastic Book Fair April 26-28
The Bates Marketing Club invites you to join them as they have teamed up with Scholastic Book Fairs to coordinate a Scholastic Customer Appreciation Sale at South Campus, April 26 - 28.  Not only will you find great prices on books and other merchandise but activities for children who attend.  Please encourage your family members, colleagues and friends to come to the sale! Following are the event details
·         All books and merchandise 50-80% off  the full retail price
·         Clifford the Big Red Dog will be there to meet and greet children
·         Games and prizes for children
·         Event schedule and location: Bates Technical College South Campus, 2201 South 78th St., Tacoma:
                              Thursday, April 26, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday, April 27, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
                              Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
                  Please contact Kathy Brock with questions. Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you at the sale!

College Information

THIS WEEK:  You are invited to the  BATES OPEN HOUSE April 19th
FREE transportation for downtown students who want to attend Thursday, April 19, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at South Campus April 19th Open House at South Bates University representatives with college transfer information will be on hand for Bates students. .  Lunch special:  Hot dogs, chips and soda for just $1.50 (while they last), and entertainment by Mama Mel’s Mobile Entertainment.  For more information contact Patricia Chase, Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator.

THIS WEEK:  Stress Relief Workshop - Thursday, April 19th
April is Occupational Therapy Month!! Bates Occupational Therapy Assisting Program will be holding a Stress Relief Workshop, April 19. This event is open to the entire Bates Community. Join us in some activities to relax and focus the mind and body and learn more about Occupational Therapy.
·         Thursday, April 19th  11:45-12:15
·         Downtown Campus Courtyard (if the weather does not allow for this we will move to the skybridge)
·         Free!!! Open to all Bates students, faculty, staff and anyone else that would like to join in!
THIS WEEK:  WorkForce Central Scholarships – On Campus April 20
WorkForce Central is offering $350,000 in scholarships to more than 100 Pierce County residents.  To be eligible, students must be:
·         18 years or older
·         Studying a field with demand in Pierce County or the state(
·         Eligible for unemployment insurance benefits OR have exhausted these benefits OR
·         Self-employed, but unemployed due to the economy or natural disaster as resulted in business closure OR
·         Displaced homemaker – provided unpaid services to family members in the home and have no marketable skills.  Have been dependent on the income of another family member, but are no longer being supported by that income and are unemployed or under-employed
WorkForce Central will be on campus Friday, April 20 at 2pm in the downtown auditorium to assist students with scholarship applications.  Contact Dion Teague (253-680-7073) for application materials, in preparation for the April 20th meeting with WorkForce Central.  Or for more information visit

Emergent Language and Early Literacy Expert Speaks at Bates’ Annual Brain Series
Playing peek-a-boo and reading “Goodnight Moon” are not just fun activities you can do with children—they’re also simple tasks that can prepare them for success in school. At Bates’ Brain Series on Thursday, April 26, 7-9 p.m., Dr. Gina Lebedeva will discuss recent advances in brain research and present on the importance of early play, language and literacy in preparing children for school success. The event will be held at the South Campus Auditorium, 2201 S. 78th Street in Tacoma.

2011-2012 Spring Quarter Dates
May 11            Last day of the quarter

2011-2012 Summer Quarter Dates
April 19           Start registration for continuing students
April 24           Start registration for waitlisted students
May 1              Open registration
May 1              Summer tuition due
May 15            Summer classes start
May 17            Last day to add class without instructor permission
May 21            Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund
May 29            Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund
May 29            Last day to add class with instructor permission
May 29            Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript
June 28            Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
July 26             Last day of the quarter

Bates partners with City of Tacoma to offer "Neighborhood Makeover" classes

Bates' Facilities Maintenance instructor Dale Trombley will help make Tacoma beautiful during next week's Neighborhood Makeover Week. 

With the mission of increasing the aesthetics of Tacoma neighborhoods, this event is about empowering residents to beautify and maintain their homes and neighborhoods as a way to make their community safer.

These free workshops address a variety of home and yard improvement topics. Come and find out how you can make your home say, "Hey, I care!"

Monday, April 23
Workshop: Interior Home Maintenance, Part I – Basics of painting, drywall, patch repair, caulking, etc.
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Bates Technical College, South Campus

Tuesday, April 24
Workshop: Interior Home Maintenance, Part II –Basics of painting, drywall, patch repair, caulking, etc.
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Bates Technical College, South Campus

Wednesday, April 25
Workshop: Exterior Home Maintenance, Part I – Basics of caulking, siding repair, shingle replacement, etc.
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Bates Technical College, South Campus

Thursday, April 26
Workshop: Exterior Home Maintenance, Part II – Basics of caulking, siding repair, shingle replacement, etc.
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Bates Technical College, South Campus

Register for classes here.

For more information, go to or www.facebook.come/TacomaNMW.

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