Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Upcoming events

Thursday, April 19
Annual Open House showcases career programs, hands-on activities and state-of-the art classrooms
Bates will open its doors to the public for the annual Open House on Thursday, April 19, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the college's South Campus, 2201 S. 78th St., in Tacoma.

The Open House will showcase state-of-the-art classrooms and other campus improvements, including the new Student Services Center.

Prospective students can explore career options; take a tour and a career exploration test; talk with faculty and advisors; and learn about financial aid options, scholarships and grants, Running Start, Technical High School and our Business and Management Training Center.

During the event, attendees can participate in interactive, hands-on activities with Dental Assistant, Practical Nurse, CNC Machinist, Commercial Truck Driving-Entry Level, and Fire Service programs.

Enjoy hot dogs, chips and pop for just $1.50 while supplies last, and listen to live music during lunch.
For more information about the event, call 253.680.7302, visit www.bates.ctc.edu/openhouse or watch this short video advertisement.

Got Stress? Get relief.
Stress Relief Workshop with OTA
April is Occupational Therapy Month! Bates' Occupational Therapy Assistant program will hold a Stress Relief Workshop this Thursday, April 19 at 11:45 a.m. in the Downtown Campus Courtyard.

This event is open to the entire college community. Join us in some activities to relax and focus the mind and body, and learn more about occupational therapy.

·         Thursday, April 19,  11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
·         Downtown Campus Courtyard (if the weather is cold and rainy, look for us in the skybridge)
·         Free!!! Open to all Bates students, faculty, staff and anyone else that would like to join in!

Bates Sizzles at Pacific Grill Events Center
Put some sizzle into your step at the annual Bates Foundation fundraiser, Bates Sizzles, on Thursday, April 19, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Pacific Grill Events Center, 1530 Pacific Ave., in Tacoma.

World famous Chef Gordon Naccarato will showcase Pacific Grill's scintillating appetizers, including cheeseburger sliders, "meat candy," and an elegant signature cocktail.

A taste of this year's silent auction items include a Tacoma Rainiers Party Deck for 100 friends; a Phil Mickelson-signed golf bag; a delicious bottle of Leonetti Cellars Merlot valued at more than $100; and several packages dedicated to wine, fun children's items, home and garden, sports and more.

This year, Sizzles attendees can participate in something new: a wine ring toss that features a chance to win bottles of wine valued between $5 and $35, and a raffle for an iPod Nano watch, and a flat screen TV.
Funds raised at Bates Sizzles assist the college's students and programs with scholarships, mini-grants and more.

"This event has grown over the years, from a small sit-down dinner to a very popular, sell-out evening at Pacific Grill," said Mike Combs, foundation board member and chair of the event. "Even more importantly, Bates Sizzles has raised more than $275,000 over its ten-year history to directly support student success at Bates Technical College," he said.

Especially important during today's economic conditions, scholarships play a key role for students enrolled in higher education. At Bates, all students are eligible to apply for the foundation's general scholarships, and others who fit certain criteria can apply for a variety of program-specific scholarships.

Recipients in various career education programs may use the scholarships, which range from $150-$1,250 per student, to help pay for tuition, books, supplies and child care expenses at the college.

Tickets to Bates Sizzles are $60 each or two for $100. Call 253.680.7160 or visit http://www.bates.ctc.edu/Sizzles to reserve your tickets and learn more about the event.

Thursday, April 26, 7-9 p.m.

Dr. Lebedeva is an
expert in emergent language
and early literacy.

Emergent language and early literacy expert speaks at Bates’ annual Brain Series
Dr. Gina Lebedeva gives parents and caregivers tools to help prepare children for school
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' annual 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 college’s South Campus auditorium, 2201 S. 78th Street in Tacoma.

Dr. Lebedeva, a translation, outreach and education specialist at the University of Washington Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, has worked as both a research scientist and a Speech-Language Pathologist.

This year’s Brain Series marks the 15th year Bates’ Home and Family Life department has brought experts in the field of child development to Pierce County for a free two-hour seminar, open to the public.

“Presenters are local and international experts on child development and brain science,” said Lynn Faherty, an instructor in the college’s Home and Family Life department. “Through this event, Bates provides our community with two free hours of current information on these subjects. We raise the money to put on this event because it’s a way to give back to the community while supporting quality education,” she said.

Past events have featured renowned molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, author of “Brain Rules,” and Dr. Andrew Meltzoff, author of “Scientist in the Crib.”

The Pierce County Public Library System, KBTC Public Television, and the Pierce County Association for the Education of Young Children sponsor this free event.

For more information, call 253.680.7511 or visit www. bates.ctc.edu/Family. Click here to view a Public Service Announcement.

April 26-28 at South Campus
Scholastic Book Fair April 26-28
The ASG 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, Building E, April 26-28.  Not only will you find great prices on books and other merchandise, but there will be fun activities for children. 

Please encourage your family, colleagues and friends to come to the sale!

Following are the event details
·         All books and merchandise 50-80 percent 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 a.m.-8 p.m.
• Friday, April 27, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
                              • Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

High school 3D art class builds city

High school art instructor Claudia Greenamyer stopped by to tell us her students built an entire city, complete with cars, streets, bodies of water, an airport, and a building created in the shape of a basket, out of foam core.

Her class invites you to stop by and check it out on Tuesday, May 1 at 1:40 p.m. in Room 201D at the South Campus, near Fire Service. There will be refreshments and plenty of proud students eager to show you their completed city. Stay tuned for the name. May we suggest Batesville?

For more information, contact Claudia Greenamyer, 253.680.7348.