Student eNews: June 22-26

Posted: June 23, 2015

ASG Officers – Campaign Information

ASG Elections are under way! The campaign period has opened for ASG President or Campus Vice Presidents and closed July 2.  A special eNews edition will be sent to students July 6 with the link to the online voting.  Voting does require students to know their SID.

The following individuals are confirmed presidential candidates:


Candidates for ASG President
:  Leon Griffin

Program:  Barber
Primary Campus:  Downtown Campus
Campaign Comments:  I feel like I would be a good candidate for President because, I am comfortable in diverse groups of people; I’m a people person; hands on, and I want to see some good done for ASG and the students of Bates Technical College. An essential quality of an ASG President is, the ability to listen and relate.  I possess those qualities plus, great decision making. Thank you

Name:  William Small

Program:  IT
Primary Campus:  Downtown Campus
Campaign Comments:  Hello, my name is William Small and I am campaigning for ASG President.  I am a student in the information Technology program. I am from Detroit, Michigan, so I know struggles in life-inside and out. I have a successful background in leadership. I know there are a lot of issues that students and non-students are concerned with. I am here to listen to your concerns and try to get them resolved as quickly and properly as I can. Your concerns will be my concerns, and together we can resolve a lot of key issues students are facing…No matter what they are. Some I see as critical are:

  • Prices in vending machines
  • Problems with academic classes like resolving the conflict in scheduling between Career Training and General Education classes
  • Diversity issues

These are just some of the problems that come to mind. Feel free to raise your own, whether they are personal or an issue for the group as a whole. We need everyone to have a voice and participate in this election…”A person who for anything won’t stand for anything!”  Thank you


Candidate for Vice President, Central Campus

Name:  Devin Welch
Program: BVP (Broadcasting/Video Production)
Primary Campus:   Central
Campaign Comments:  Hello fellow Bates students, my name is Devin Welch and I am a fourth quarter student in the Broadcasting Audio/Video Production course at the Bates Central Campus. I love my classes and the time I spend here at Bates but I felt like I needed to get more involved. Running for Vice president gives me the opportunity to interact with more of my fellow students and be a heard voice for their frustrations, needs, or compliments. My hope is to help make your stay here at Bates warm, welcoming, and unforgettable. Thank you for your time and I will hopefully see you around the campus.


Candidate for Vice President, Downtown Campus

Name:  Alyssa Quintanilla
Program: Marketing & Business Management
Primary Campus:   Downtown
Campaign Comments:


EXTRA, EXTRA! ASG Elections!!  ASG electronic elections are July 6-8, 2015 from 8AM–3PM. NOTE: South Campus voters will have access to the tech lab, E205, on July 6, 2015 only. All other voters can access the link in either the Student ENews or via their Bates email. Let your voice be heard.

NOTE:  Applications for the other ASG officer positions are still accepted and actively encouraged! Once the 2014-15 presidents have been elected, they will begin interviewing and appointing the rest of their executive team between July 16-25.  Applications already on hand will have first consideration.  Contact Kat or LeMont for more information.

Diversity and Student Life

Celebrate Our Global Heritage!

The Downtown Campus courtyard, Wednesday, July 1 from 11:00am to 12:30pm.  Listen to the sweet sounds of the Caribbean during the annual Global Heritage Celebration.  Reggae music artist Alex Duncan will entertain the audience with his energetic style and natural island-infused rhythms.  The event is FREE and open to the public.  Students can enjoy lunch for $1 or $3 for the general public.  Contact Juliette in the Diversity Center for more information.

ASGBQ – Student Appreciation Day

Join ASG for their annual Student Appreciation Day! On July 21, 2015 from 11am-1pm, students eat free and can enjoy loads of fun activities. Come to the South Campus Plaza, between buildings A and E, and bring a friend or two (up to 2 guests for .50/each). Volunteers are needed to work booths, serve food and work the sign-in table, see LeMont Lucas or Juliette Kern to get plugged in. ASG is sponsoring shuttle service between campuses, see the schedule below.

Shuttle Schedule

  • 10:10 a.m.           Depart South Campus for Central Campus
  • 10:35 a.m.           Depart Central for Downtown Campus
  • 10:50 a.m.           Depart Downtown for South Campus
  • 1:05 p.m.             Return run from South for Central and Downtown Campuses

Phi Theta Kappa News

Fun in the Sun outdoor game meeting in the Courtyard at the Downtown Campus on Tuesday June 23rd from 11:15am to 12:30pm. Everyone is welcome, come enjoy the sunshine and play some games (badminton, ring toss, bean bag toss and horse shoes.) Bring your own game and your lunch!

PTK Shirts for Sale. Beta Upsilon Omicron (your Bates chapter) tees for sale to PTK members. Shirts are $15 each, proceeds go to competitive membership scholarships.  Contact Juliette Kern to get yours today.  Cash only.

Indoor meeting in room next to the diversity center RM E303 June 30th 11:30am-12:30pm.

Like us on Facebook. Check out the new Beta upsilon Omicron Facebook page!

Veteran Support Team (VST) – BBQ for Veterans – South Campus

The VST is hosting a BBQ for Veterans and friends Tuesday, June 30, 1130 to 1300 at South Campus. The BBQ will be behind the South Campus Veterans Resource Center (Bldg B). A side dish is not required, but Veterans can bring a potluck item if they wish. A little from everyone will produce quite a bit for everyone! Contact Elmer Hill at 253-426-9427 for more information.

Career Fair Presented by the Seattle Storm

The Seattle Storm will be hosting a career fair on Tuesday, June 16, 3:30 to 6:00pm, at the Key Arena. Registration is $40 which includes entrance to the career fair and a ticket to the game. Call 206.272.2535 for more information. Register at:

2014-2015 Summer Quarter Dates

July 20             Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript

August 13        Last day of summer quarter