Student eNews: July 17-21

Posted: July 18, 2017


This Week on Campus


ASG General Assembly Meeting – Wednesday

The next ASG General Assembly meeting is Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in the South Campus auditorium from 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM. Pizza is available for participants.           

Foundation Scholarships – Deadline Friday

The Bates Foundation will award up to 34 scholarships totaling $31,000. The application deadline is FRIDAY, July 21 at midnight.

ASG Election Campaigns – Apply by Friday

ASG campaigns for president and the three vice-presidents (one per campus) run through Friday, July 21, 2017. 

ASG and Student Life

ASG Applications

If you are interested in campaigning for President or one of the three Vice-President positions, fill out an ASG Application 17-18. Please see Campaign Etiquette or contact ASG staff LeMont Lucas, Juliette Kern for election guidelines. Candidates are encouraged to submit campaign platform(s) with their application.

ASG Elections

*ASG Electronic elections are July 24, 2017, 8 AM – 11 AM.* – SC Tech lab, room E 205 will be open for SC students.

ASGBQ – Student Appreciation

The Associated Student Government BarbeQue is quickly approaching! On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 11am-1pm in the South Campus Plaza. Join us for our ninth annual celebration featuring free food for students with ID and activities galore. See you there!

Queer I Am Conference

November 17-18, 2017 at Clark College. Queer I Am creates a liberating space in education that engages Queer individuals and their many communities in developing a sense of belonging and pride in Queer culture. This Summit is a collaborative project of regional colleges, community organizations, educators, students, and organizers. We are proud to invite you to join us for a summit by the people for the people! Interested individuals, please contact Juliette Kern by July 28, 2017.           


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.

VA Certifying Official

The VA certifying official/L&I analyst is at South Campus in Room C – 104 on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Student Clubs

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

Sustainability Club

Are you interested in organic gardening? The Sustainability Club meets every Wednesday in the Downtown Campus Cafeteria from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM. For more information, contact Gabriel Montgomery,

Robotics Club

Interested in Robotics?  Bates Bots meets every Thursday in room E 102 (Electronics, Downtown Campus). Come check us out! Read more about the club in The Insider.

Student Submissions

Calculus 1 & 2

If anyone is interested in taking calculus I & II courses taught by Emily Asher please send an email to  This course is great for transfer credits.

Tutoring News

Tutoring Hours

Downtown Campus:  Room A 224

Monday – Thursday 11:00 AM — 2:00 PM (Alumna Tutor – Sarah) and 1:30 PM — 3:30 PM with (Bill Collins)

Central Campus: Advising Area

Tuesday – Thursday 12:00 PM — 3:00 PM (Student Tutor – David)

South Campus: Library

Monday – Thursday 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM (Student Tutor – Cathy)

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!

Financial News

Foundation Scholarships

The Bates Technical College Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for fall quarter 2017.

**Please read the directions beginning on page three of the attached document before starting your application. **

The Bates Foundation will award up to 34 scholarships totaling $31,000. The application deadline is FRIDAY, July 21 at midnight.

Tuition Payment Plan Option

Bates Technical College is pleased to start offering a tuition payment plan option for students to cover their institutional charges if they are not receiving financial aid or if the aid does not cover the entire bill.  This additional option allows for more manageable monthly payments and unlike traditional loans, there is no interest, payment options are flexible, and enrollment fees are affordable.  We are committed to break down the financial barriers of obtaining a higher education and our partnership with Nelnet Business Solutions allows for a convenient and manageable spread of tuition and fees payments over time.  To learn more about tuition payment plan, please visit

Work Study Positions Available

Work Study positions are available for qualified students.

Ask Financial Aid for the application form, or call Jamie at 253.680.7026.

*Bates Technical College is an equal opportunity and non-discriminatory employer and educational institution.*


Reduced Cost Dental Clinic

Did you know that Bates has a dental clinic? Located at the Downtown Campus, the clinic is open to private-pay patients and patients with Apple Health Care. Services include new patient exams, cleanings, fillings, crowns, and extractions. All services are at a reduced fee. Open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Call 253-680-7310 for an appointment.          

2016-2017 Summer Quarter Important Dates

July 26     Last day to drop a Summer class for a “W” on transcript

August 17  Last day of Summer quarter

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