Monday, May 21, 2012

Nominate your favorite classified staff member for an award

Do you know an exemplary classified staff member? Is there someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to make Bates a better place? Then now is your chance to let them know how much you appreciate them.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 STTACC Exemplary Staff Awards. STTACC Exemplary Staff Awards were established to provide annual recognition of community and technical college classified staff. Please consider nominating a deserving classified staff member for this esteemed award.

Click here to access the online form.

Nominees for the STTACC Exemplary Staff Award consistently demonstrate their commitment and excellence in job performance and dedication to the mission and goals of their institution, as well as dedication to the professional development of the classified staff on their campus.

Award recipients will be honored at the Annual STTACC Conference Awards Banquet and will have their conference registration fee covered.

Nominations are due May 24, 2012.

For complete details, visit, and click on Exemplary Staff Awards.

Please email if you have any questions.

Check out the Board of Trustees Agenda for Tuesday, May 29

Board of Trustees Meeting | Tuesday, May 29 at 3 p.m. | Clyde Hupp Board Room
3:00    I. Call to Order – Determination of a Quorum – Pledge of Allegiance
II.  Approval of Agenda

3:05   III. Executive Session

4:00   IV. Reconvene in Open Session
4:10     V.    General Matters

A.   Approval of Board Minutes                                                                                   
1.      April 24, 2012 (Regular Meeting)
2.      May 4, 2012 (Special Meeting)

4:15         B.   Citizen Remarks

4:25         C.   Introductions/Presentations
1. Human Resources Update, Vickie Lackman
a. New Staff Introductions
b. Personnel Action Report
c. PTE Contract Negotiations Update

4:30         D.   Informational Reports/Remarks              
1. Associated Student Government (ASG), Jason Latimer
a. Proposed ASG 2012-13 Budget, Tammy Chalmers
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

4:55         E.   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

5:10   VI. New Business                                                                                                              
A.  Proposed 2012-13 Tuition and Fees Schedule, John Ginther  

5:25   VII. Unfinished Business                                                                                                     


5:25   VIII.  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

5:30     IX. Adjournment
                                    Next Meeting:   June 19, 2012
                                    Location:           Bates Technical College, Clyde Hupp Board Room

Commencement 2012 Slideshow

Voter Registration Drive this Thursday

Did you know that only 70 percent of Americans who are eligible to vote are registered to vote? [source] If you're part of the remaining 30 percent, Bates just made it easy for you to help close the voter registration gap.

Stop by the Voter Registration Drive this Thursday, May 24, 9 a.m.-noon at the Downtown Campus, in front of the library. You'll meet Ike Kelley, the voter registration chair from the NAACP Tacoma Chapter, and you'll be able to register to vote and get your voter-related questions answered.

If you have any questions, please contact LeMont Lucas, Diversity/ASG assistant, at 253.680.7113.

Informational workshop provides tools to deal with vision loss

Good eye health doesn't just happen. Good eyesight is an important part of wellbeing and a significant factor in retaining independence and quality of life. Vision loss does not need to be an accepted part of life. Vision can deteriorate for many reasons. Even when associated with the aging process, many interventions are available. 

Find out what can be done when vision does change, what options are available, and how consumers can evaluate those choices. Topics include cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eyes, diabetes, glaucoma and eye surgeries. This event is intended for all ages.

Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center and Pacific Northwest Eye are sponsoring "Can You See What I See," a free informational workshop for all ages. No RSVP is required. It will be repeated three times:

June 4 - 12:10-12:50 p.m. 
County-City Building, 7th Floor Rainier Conference Rm., 930 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma

June 12 - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Merrill Gardens at Tacoma,7290 Rosemount Circle, Tacoma

June 18 - 12:10-12:50 p.m.
Pierce County Annex, Main Conference Room, 2401 35th Street, Tacoma

Dr. Victor W. Chiu, M.D. will be speaking about a variety of eye conditions that people of any age must consider: cataracts, macular degeneration, blurry or double vision, diabetes, glaucoma, LASIK, surgeries and more. Dr. Chiu is on the staff of Pacific Northwest Eye. He is board certified in ophthalmology. His memberships include the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

All three presentations of the workshop are free and open to the public. No RSVPs are necessary. For more information contact the Pierce County Aging & disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.