Student eNews: Week of Aug. 13

Posted: August 13, 2018

This Week on Campus

Phi Theta Kappa Today

Today PTK meets from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM in the Student Lounge, C 303 Downtown.

Leadership Listening Session – Tuesday

The next Leadership Listening Session will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, in the Central/Mohler Campus, Engaged Learning Center. In preparation for the session, please send any questions you may have for leadership to either Becky Welch, , or Chelsea Lindquist,

Governor’s Student Voter Registration Challenge!  Now

Bates Technical College and Phi Theta Kappa have signed up to take the Governor’s Student Voter Registration Challenge!  To win, we need to be the community and technical college with the highest percentage of new voter registrations and updated voter registration information (change of address, change of name, etc.).

To get credit for your registration you must register through one of the links listed below:

Bates Technical College:

English language link –

Spanish language link –

Chinese language link –

Vietnamese language link –

Last Day of Summer Quarter and Half Day for Students Friday

Friday is the last day for students and also a half day. Enjoy your summer break, see you in fall!

ASG and Student Life

College Days @ Wild Waves Theme and Water Park Now

This special event will be held every Wednesday in July and August! The tickets for this event only cost $20 a ticket with a minimum purchase of 2 tickets at a time. The promo code is College2018 and they use this to purchase the tickets online at These discounted tickets can also be purchased at the onsite ticket booths with valid student ID.

Student Food Pantry – Collecting Donations

The student food pantry is collecting donations. We are looking for individually packaged non-perishable items for lunch bags to feed hungry students. For example, cup of noodles, cup mac and cheese, bottled water, granola bars, individually wrapped crackers, small bags of nuts, jerky and chips. Donations can be delivered to the Downtown Campus ASG office in C301, South Campus ASG/Vet Center B512, High School Office and Library, and Central Campus front desk.               

Student Satisfaction Survey

In May of 2018, students were asked to complete a satisfaction survey covering a wide range of topics. Almost 500 students took the survey. Preliminary results are available online here.  A guide for interpreting the results is available here.

In the coming months, additional reports will be released including a qualitative analysis of the open-ended questions and results compiled by campus and program area.

Student Clubs

All student led clubs will sunset after summer quarter. Clubs must be re-sanctioned annually, if a club wishes to continue for the next academic year, they must re-apply for sanctioning. Clubs are encouraged to re-apply in early July for the next academic year.

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

Recovery Club

A club for those wanting to support and encourage those with addictions. For more information, contact Tristan McClain,

Sustainability Club

Are you interested in organic gardening? The Sustainability Club meets every Wednesday in the Downtown Campus Cafeteria from 1:00 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.

Financial News

Economic Secretariat Scholarship – Now

The Economic Secretariat is pleased to present our new scholarship to Washington State Community & Technical Colleges. Students from all majors are welcome to apply for this $1,000 scholarship but it may be of particular interest to business students. Please write a 1,000 to 1,500-word essay answering and reflecting the following questions:

  • In what ways do you consider yourself an entrepreneur?
  • What motivates you to work hard in everything that you do?
  • As an entrepreneur, what do you view as “success” and what do you think it takes to become successful in 2018?
  • Knowing that entrepreneurship involves a lot of ups and downs, describe the best example of you being persistent in the face of failure.

Apply here:

Women in Technology Scholarship – Now

To further our commitment to helping students develop the skills necessary to pursue their dreams, we’re offering a $1,000 scholarship to women in computer science. The scholarship will be awarded to a female student who demonstrates a passion for computer science and is looking to make an impact on the industry. Apply here: Women in Technology Scholarship

Future innovator Scholarship – Now

We’re offering $1,000 to an outstanding student who exemplifies leadership and a willingness to help others. You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you! Apply here: Future Innovator Scholarship

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!

We’re Moving

Beginning fall quarter, PTK meetings will be held on Thursday’s from 11:30 AM -12:15  PM in Downtown C303. We will be in the same location and time, on a different day. See you there!

2017-2018 Summer Quarter Important Dates

August 17 Last day of Summer Quarter

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