Monday, July 9, 2012

Student eNews for July 9-13

Diversity and Student Government
Associated Student Government (ASG) Presidents for 2012-2013
Congratulations to the following elected 2012-13 ASG presidents:
  • Chris Hansen, ASG President, Bio Med Equipment Tech
  • Nicholas Hale, Vice-President-Downtown, Bio Med Equipment Tech 
  • Paola Garcia, Vice-President South, Welding
  • Milan Roberts, Vice-President- Mohler, Broadcast Production
The ASG president and vice presidents will be interviewing and appointing the rest of their executive team July 11-12. The positions include: treasurer, secretary, senators, event and club coordinators.

Applications already submitted will have first consideration. Contact Kat or LeMont for more information.
Applications for the other ASG officer positions are stilled being accepted!

Looking for Student Volunteers!!
Bates Enrollment Fair
Bates is hosting an Enrollment Fair on Friday, July 20 at the Downtown Campus. The college is looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event. Contact Kat in the Diversity Center for more information.

Ethnic Fest Volunteers
The Diversity Center is looking for adventurous individuals who want to immerse themselves in other cultures. If this is you, then you’ll want to help staff the Bates Booth during Ethnic Fest, July 28-29! Volunteer shifts at the booth are in two hour blocks; after that you are free to explore Tacoma’s largest multicultural festival. Please contact LeMont or Kat to sign up!

Tutoring Center News
Finals are almost here! If you are looking for help with studying, don't wait until the last minute. Stop in (E302), call (680.7259), or email ( the Tutoring Center to get connected to a tutor. Also, if you have rented a calculator or text book from us, the last day to return those is Friday morning, July 20.

Tutoring Center hours for the remainder of the quarter:
Downtown Campus, Week of July 9-13
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, tutoring by appointment or chance; walk-in (no appointment needed),
10 a.m.-Noon daily

South Campus, Week of 9-13
11 a.m.-Noon for walk-in M-F; appointments at other times

Downtown Campus, Week of 16-20
M/T, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (walk-in 10 a.m.-Noon); W/Th, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (walk-in 10 a.m.-Noon);
Friday, 8 a.m.-Noon (no walk-in/last day to return books/calculators)

South Campus, Week of 16-20

No scheduled hours for the week of July 23-27

Bates Foundation – Fall Scholarships
THIS WEEK: Scholarship Deadline is Friday, June 13
There’s still time! The Bates Foundation will award up to 27 scholarships totaling $17,250 for fall quarter 2012. To apply for a scholarship online go to The scholarship application deadline is Friday, July 13, 2012, at NOON. Please contact LeAnn Dreier at x7160 or with questions.
2011-2012 Summer Quarter Dates
July 26, Last day of the quarter

2012-2013 Fall Quarter Dates
July 10, Start registration for continuing students
July 17, Start registration for waitlisted students
July 24, Open registration
August 23, Fall tuition due
September 6, Fall classes start
September 10, Last day to add class without instructor permission
September 10, Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund
September 19, Last day to add class with instructor permission
September 19, Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript
September 20, Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund
October 23, Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
November 19, Last day of the quarter

Welcome, Dr. Langrell!

Dr. Langrell begins his
tenure as President on July 9. 
Today, July 9, Bates welcomes President Ron Langrell to the college community. With more than 30 years of higher education experience in a two-year college setting, Dr. Langrell brings a rich and diverse background of skills in leadership and education. During his long career, he has served as Executive Vice President, Vice President of Instruction, Director of Continuing Education, and more. He currently serves on the national Board of Trustees for the American Technical Education Association.

A native of Roseburg, Ore., Dr. Langrell is no stranger to Washington state. Prior to his last post at a college in Austin, Minn., Dr. Langrell held administrative positions at Walla Walla Community College for 16 years.

"Dr. Langrell has the perfect combination of experience and leadership skills to help Bates build on our long history of success and move confidently into the future," said Mike Grunwald, past chair of the board of trustees.

Please join us as we welcome Dr. Langrell and his family to our college community!