Student eNews this week

Posted: November 28, 2018

This Week on Campus

Phi Theta Kappa Thursday

PTK meets from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Student Lounge, C 303 Downtown.

ASG and Student Life

Looking for child care?

Bates’ Early Learning Center, located at the Downtown Campus, is available to students, staff, and community children. The center serves children ages four weeks through five years old, and offers several program models depending on families’ needs. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The center follows the college calendar for open days.

Early Head Start is a low-cost program for families that qualify for the DSHS Working Connections Child Care Subsidy. ECEAP is a free preschool program for qualifying children ages 3-5 years. ECEAP has two program models: a six-hour, full-day program from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., or an extended-day program outside those hours.

To pick up an application or learn more about our programs reach out to our office at 253.680.7321 or visit us online at Bates early learning center.

South Campus Student Lounge

South Campus students, did you know there is a student lounge in room B 512 (next to the electrical construction program)? This area is for you to gather, study, play games or do homework. Your ASG Officers from South Campus will also be there to assist you with any questions you might have about the college, ASG, or student life. Please contact us with any questions!

Cameron LaFreniere – ASG Treasurer –

LeMont Lucas – ASG Assistant –

Elmer W. Hill, Jr. – Vet Corps Navigator –

Juliette Kern – ASG Advisor –


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.


Did you know the tutor is available 20 hours each week? Monday-Thursday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., and Fridays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in room A 224 of the Downtown Campus. Cadie can assist you with: math, English, human resources, and social studies; even communications and psychology. She also helps with career building and refining resumes and cover letters.

Student Food Pantry

Sack lunches are available for hungry students. They can be found at the Downtown Campus ASG office in C 301, South Campus ASG/Vet Center B 512, Front desk in building A and Library, and the Advanced Technology Center front desk.

Student Diversity Center

Did you know the Student Diversity Center is open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.? The center also offers resources like: printing, resource shelf, ASG, fridge, microwave and games. There are also vending machines in the Student Lounge, room C 303 downtown.

Multifaith Prayer and Meditation Space

The Multifaith Prayer, Quite Reflection and Meditation Space is right across the hall from the Student Diversity Center. Room C 302 downtown.

Club News

Student Clubs

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

Administrative Office Assistant Club

The mission of this club is to provide students the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and execute and event. The club meets every other Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in room C 317 downtown. For more information, contact Jessica Paterson,

Removables Club

The mission of this club is to advance the Dental Lab Program to align with industry innovations in CAD and to create a better understanding of Digital Restorative Dentistry. The club meets the first and third Monday each month in the Dental Lab lecture and break room, room A 228 D downtown. For more information, contact, Carl Sgambelluri,

Black Student Union Club

The mission of this club is to focus on student empowerment, academic excellence and leadership while creating overall positive perceptions of students of color. The club meets the second Friday each month from 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Diversity Center conference room, C 305 downtown. For more information, contact Meron Haile,

Bates Bots Club

The mission of this club is to build robots to better understand electronic and design. The club meets Mondays at 1 p.m. in Biomedical classroom 1, C 102 downtown.  For more information, contact Nick Horsley,

Bates SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association) Club

The mission of this club is to create a cohesive, creative and compassionate club that reflects the values of occupational therapy in the classroom and beyond. The club meets Tuesdays from 12:15 p.m. – 12:45p.m. in the OTA classroom, room C 203 downtown. For more information, contact Jamie M.  or Carolyn N.

Recovery Club

A club for those wanting to support and encourage those with addictions. The club meets Fridays from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in room B 224 of the advanced technology building. For more information, contact Tristan McClain,

Financial News

Looking for work?

A family owned beverage distribution company is looking to hire over 40 positions and encourages Bates students to apply. The Odom Corporation has openings in IT, Sales, Truck Driving, Warehouse, Merchandising, and Finance across Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Apply online at and speak with their recruiter when they visit Bates South Campus on December 4th.

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!

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