Student eNews: Nov. 13-17

Posted: November 13, 2017

This Week on Campus


ASG General Assembly Meeting – Wednesday

The next ASG General Assembly meeting is Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in the Downtown Campus Auditorium from 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM. Pizza is available for participants.

Corrections to College: Legal Help and Support Workshop – Thursday

Have you been touched by the justice system?  You’re not alone!  Stop by our Corrections to College Legal Help and Support workshop on November 16, from 11:15-12:15, Downtown Campus RM A222 to learn what to do next. Evergreen Empowerment will talk about record expungement, LFO reduction, court fines, parenting plans and child support.

All Washington Academic Team Scholarship

More than $500,000 in scholarship dollars will be awarded through these programs, including a NEW scholarship for students planning to enter the workforce after completing an associate degree. Click here to apply now. The deadline for application submissions and nominations is 3:00 pm PT, December 1.  Please review the program details to determine eligibility. Students do not need to be a member of PTK apply to be nominated for the All Washington and All USA Academic Team Scholarships. Non-PTK members should visit, select “LOGIN” at the top of the screen, then click the sign up for free access link located on the right side of the page and follow the prompts to create an account. Help available in the library Tuesday and Friday from 1-3.

Rock Painting Thursdays – Thursday

This Thursday from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM in the Student Diversity Center, room C 303 downtown. For more information go to:

ASG and Student Life


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.

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 a.m.-Noon.

Student Clubs

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

Removables Club

Come check out what we’re doing with 3Shape design program and our Makerbot 3D printer! Removables Club meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month in our CAD/CAM room: A227.

Sustainability Club

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

Robotics Club

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

Tutoring News

Tutoring Hours

Downtown Campus:  Room A 224

Monday – Thursday 11:00 AM — 4:00 PM (Dave Tischler, Catie Adkison)

Central Campus: Second Floor Study Area

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

South Campus: Library Meeting Study Room

Monday – Thursday 1:30 PM — 3:30 PM (Bill Collins)

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!

PTK Scholarships

            Annual scholarships applications are open for PTK members.

Leadership Opportunities

The BYO Secretary position is currently open. Please come to the next meeting if you are interested in applying.

SkillsUSA News

Want to excel in your Career Training program?

SkillsUSA is just what you have been looking for. You will be challenged to study harder with a focus that will produce success AND ultimately aid you in getting the job you want! SkillsUSA students are hired at a much higher rate because employers are increasingly looking for candidates who can “hit the ground running”. Additionally, SkillsUSA students enter the selection process with employers with an added advantage since they have practiced interviewing and speaking to industry professionals.

Winter Conference – February 9, 2018 at Green River College

Spring Conference – April 20-21, 2018 at Columbia Basin College

NLSC Conference – June 18-22, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky

To sign-up or for more information contact the SkillsUSA Advisor: LeMont Lucas in room B 512 at South Campus (Monday – Wednesday & Friday from 7 AM — 3:30 PM) or call: 253.680.7557. At Central Campus on Thursdays


Financial News

Tuition Payment Plan Option

Bates Technical College is pleased to start offering 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 (Adults and children) 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 AM — 3 PM. Call 253-680-7310 for an appointment.        

2017-2018 Fall Quarter Important Dates

November 23-24 No school

December 8 Last day Fall quarter.

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