Student eNews: Nov. 16-20

Posted: November 17, 2015


This Week

Phi Theta Kappa Pizza Social – This Tuesday

Join Phi Theta Kappa in their Pizza Social on the Downtown Campus room E303. Free pizza for PTK members. Interested in joining?  Stop by and see what it’s about. Already a member?  Come and get to know your new officers!

Conversation Corner – This Tuesday

ELS Conversation Corner is a time for ELS students to meet Bates students and practice their English during lunch.  Tuesdays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in the Downtown Cafeteria.  Stop by, enjoy some conversation, and make some friends.

Bates Basketball – This Tuesday Night

Cheer on the Bates Bobcats basketball team at their next game!

They play at Peoples Center located at 1602 MLK Jr Way Tacoma, WA 98405

Tuesday November 17 @ 7:00pm.

General Assembly – This Wednesday

Join the ASG general Assembly Wednesday November 18th, in the South Campus Cafeteria from 11:15-12:15, to hear what’s going on in ASG.

Thanksgiving Buffet – This Thursday

Join Bates’ Culinary Arts in their annual Thanksgiving Buffet on Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the college’s Downtown Campus Cafe’. $10 per person.

International Education Festival – This Friday

Join ASG and ELS as they come together to host the annual International Education Festival Friday November 20th, in the Downton Auditorium from 11:15-12:30. Come and visit the booths of ELS students from all over the world, as they share their culture and traditions with you.  Lunch is Free for students who participate in the festivities.

Financial News       

Thumbtack School-To-Skills Scholarship

Thumbtack announced a $5,000 scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year that they want to share with Bates Technical College students.

Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2016. Find more information and to apply, visit:

ASG & Student Life

Locks & Socks Winter Clothing Drive

Please bring new or gently used socks, hats, scarves, gloves, sleeping bags and tarps to the brown collection box in the downtown Student Diversity Center. These items will be donated to Locks & Socks, a program who will distribute them to homeless people in our community.   Warm up somebody’s winter.

Queer I Am

Queer I Am is a 2 day-long summit at South Puget Sound Community College that aims to create a liberating space that engages Queer individuals and their many communities to develop their sense of belonging and pride in Queer culture and community.  It’s March 25-26th. If you are interested in attending, please email Juliette Kern.

Bates Basketball

Cheer on the Bates Bobcats basketball team at their next game!

They play at Peoples Center located at 1602 MLK Jr Way Tacoma, WA 98405:

Tuesday November 17 @ 7:00pm

Tuesday November 24 @ 8:30pm

Tuesday December 1 @ 7:00pm

75th Legacy Committee

Interested in leaving something behind for future generations? Join the 75th Legacy Committee.  Contact LeAnn Drier to sign up.

Student Clubs

Interested in starting a club?  Email Juliette Kern with your club idea!  Each club gets $300 to spend on club related activities, and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people who share a common interest.

First Peoples Conference at Green River CC

Green River’s 4th annual FIRST PEOPLES CONFERENCE Tuesday November 17th-19th at Green River Community College. The conference workshops and keynotes are free, but there is a dinner option for $25.  Payments can be made online at:

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Phi Theta Kappa News

Next All Chapter Meeting

Tuesday November 17 – Downtown Campus Room E303.  See you there!

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2015-2016 Fall Quarter Important Dates

November 25              Half day

November 26              Thanksgiving – No School

November 27              No School

December 7                Veteran Priority Registration

December 8                Open Registration

December 15              Last day of fall quarter