Student eNews: Happy New Year!

Posted: January 02, 2019

This Week on Campus

Happy New Year

Welcome back students. Make 2019 a year to remember!

Workforce Education Services Wednesdays

Ione Turner is available to meet with students to help with the following activities:

  • Completing the CAT/TB (Commissioner Approved Training/ Training Benefits) application when receiving unemployment
  • Applying for Unemployment Benefits
  • Job Search support

Ione will be stationed in the Workforce Education Services (WES) Office, Room A 212 at Downtown Campus every Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please refer students to her!

Students can also schedule appointments with her through the WES office or via 253-680-7216.

Students of Color Conference Sign up now! April 18-20, 2019 in Yakima, WA

The Students of Color Conference is designed to strengthen awareness and knowledge within the context of social identity development, enhance skills that enable students to become more active proponents of their own education and life choices, and expand the opportunities and possibilities for students to become agents of change.  Students learn critical thinking skills, develop networks of support, are exposed to diverse approaches to learning, and use cultural knowledge as a foundation for educational practice.

The goal of the conference is to provide a fun, educational experience that promotes leadership, cultural competency, and academic success.  It is also important to us that we provide a safe environment for each participant. For more information and to sign up go to:

ASG and Student Life

Diversity Institute

Bates is sending students to the Diversity Institute at PLU on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m. This year’s keynote is Debra (Debi) Jenkins, Ph. D, who has over twenty- five years of experience transforming lives as an innovative developmental life coach, presenter, and teacher. Her vision is, “to see people in-sighted’©, ignited, and inspired” to dare to thrive beyond their dreams and aspirations to include living out the giftings placed within them to leave on this earth”. The conference theme for 2019 is: Campus Cultures: Navigating power, intimidation, bullying, and free speech. ASG will pay your registration fee!  Space is limited. Students email by January 21, to reserve your spot! 

Looking for child care?

Bates’ Early Learning Center, located at the Downtown Campus, is available to students, staff, and community children. The center serves children ages four weeks through five years old, and offers several program models depending on families’ needs. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The center follows the college calendar for open days.

Early Head Start is a low-cost program for families that qualify for the DSHS Working Connections Child Care Subsidy. ECEAP is a free preschool program for qualifying children ages 3-5 years. ECEAP has two program models: a six-hour, full-day program from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., or an extended-day program outside those hours.

To pick up an application or learn more about our programs reach out to our office at 253.680.7321 or visit us online at Bates early learning center.

South Campus Student Lounge

South Campus students, did you know there is a student lounge in room B 512 (next to the electrical construction program)? This area is for you to gather, study, play games or do homework. Your ASG Officers from South Campus will also be there to assist you with any questions you might have about the college, ASG, or student life. Please contact us with any questions!

Cameron LaFreniere – ASG Treasurer –

LeMont Lucas – ASG Assistant –

Elmer W. Hill, Jr. – Vet Corps Navigator –

Juliette Kern – ASG Advisor –


Erin Hayden, LMHC, is available to meet with students for personal counseling. She can help support you in dealing with things like depression, anxiety, ADHD, and substance abuse. She can also help you learn to cope with academic stress, or with difficult life events like a breakup, illness, or death of a loved one. There is no cost to you, and your conversations are confidential. Call 253.680.7006 or email to get connected. Learn more about Erin.


Did you know the tutor is available 20 hours each week? Monday-Thursday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., and Fridays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in room A 224 of the Downtown Campus. Cadie can assist you with: math, English, human resources, and social studies; even communications and psychology. She also helps with career building and refining resumes and cover letters.

Student Food Pantry

Sack lunches are available for hungry students. They can be found at the Downtown Campus ASG office in C 301, South Campus ASG/Vet Center B 512, Front desk in building A and Library, and the Advanced Technology Center front desk.

Student Diversity Center

Did you know the Student Diversity Center is open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.? The center also offers resources like: printing, resource shelf, ASG, fridge, microwave and games. There are also vending machines in the Student Lounge, room C 303 downtown.

Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space

The Interfaith Prayer, Quite Reflection and Meditation Space is right across the hall from the Student Diversity Center. Room C 302 downtown.

Club News 

Student Clubs

Start a student club! Visit our club website It is a great opportunity to meet new people who share a common interest.

Administrative Office Assistant Club

The mission of this club is to provide students the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and execute and event. The club meets every other Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in room C 317 downtown. For more information, contact Jessica Paterson,

The Administrative Office Assistant Club recently held a raffle. The winner of the family basket was Diane Dankers who is a spouse of an AOA student. The winner of the entertainment basket was Chef JJ Meland’s in-law Rod Parr. The AOA Club would like to thank the people who purchased tickets. We raised $526, which will go towards our luncheon in April for Administrative Professionals Day.

Removables Club

The mission of this club is to advance the Dental Lab Program to align with industry innovations in CAD and to create a better understanding of Digital Restorative Dentistry. The club meets the first and third Monday each month in the Dental Lab lecture and break room, room A 228 D downtown. For more information, contact, Carl Sgambelluri,

Black Student Union

The mission of this club is to focus on student empowerment, academic excellence and leadership while creating overall positive perceptions of students of color. The club meets the second Friday each month from 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Diversity Center conference room, C 305 downtown. For more information, contact Meron Haile,

Bates Bots Club

The mission of this club is to build robots to better understand electronic and design. The club meets Mondays at 1 p.m. in Biomedical classroom 1, C 102 downtown.  For more information, contact Nick Horsley,

Bates SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association) Club

The mission of this club is to create a cohesive, creative and compassionate club that reflects the values of occupational therapy in the classroom and beyond. The club meets Tuesdays from 12:15 p.m. – 12:45p.m. in the OTA classroom, room C 203 downtown. For more information, contact Jamie M.  or Carolyn N.

Recovery Club

A club for those wanting to support and encourage those with addictions. The club meets Fridays from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in room B 224 of the advanced technology building. For more information, contact Tristan McClain,

Financial News

A Nurse I Am Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to students who respond to a 300-word prompt. Past questions were things like, “Why do you want to be a nurse?” and “How do you deal with compassion fatigue?” The award amount is $2,000 and winners are announced every April.  Apply here

Scholarships that Do Not Need Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency

The Diversity & Equity In Hiring and Professional Development Listserv is pleased to provide links to scholarships of various dollar amounts. For more information, go to:

Undergraduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa News

Have a 3.5+ GPA?

If you have earned 12 college level credits, with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or above, you may be eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society on campus.  Keep your eyes on your email for an invitation!

2018-2019 Winter Quarter Important Dates

January 2 First day of Winter Quarter

January 4 Last day to add a class w/o Instructor permission

January 6 Last day to drop a class at 80% refund

January 15 Last day to add a class for Winter Quarter w/ instructor permission

January 16 Last day to drop a class at 40% refund

January 21 College Closed – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 23 Veteran Priority Registration Spring Quarter

January 24 Registration – Continuing Students Spring Quarter

January 25 Registration – New Students Spring Quarter

February 15 Last day to drop a class for a “W” on transcript

February 18 President’s Day – College Closed

March 18 Last of Winter Quarter

March 25 – 29 Spring Break

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