Student eNews: Oct. 30-Nov. 3

Posted: October 31, 2017

This Week on Campus


Attend a scholarship workshop to learn how to fill out the online application, and make your application stand out! Feel free to bring your lunch!

Tue, Oct 31 | 11:30 a.m. | South Campus | Multimedia Room 101A, Bldg. E

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.

Veterans Day

Join us as we greet The American Lake Veterans Golf Course on Thursday, November 9, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM in the South Campus Auditorium.  This event will highlight the many benefits afforded veterans.  Free Subway for students with Bates SID card

ASG General Assembly Meeting

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.

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 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 8 Last day to drop Fall class for a “W” on transcript

November 10 No school

November 23-24 No school

December 8 Last day Fall quarter

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