Student eNews: Week of Jan. 7

Posted: January 08, 2019

Student eNews

The Week of January 7, 2019

This Week on Campus

Leadership Listening Session Tuesday

The next Leadership Listening Session will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the South Campus Auditorium. In preparation for the session, please send any questions you may have for leadership to either Becky Welch, , or Chelsea Lindquist, .

Workforce Education Services Wednesdays

Ione Turner is available to meet with students to help with the following activities:

  • Completing the CAT/TB (Commissioner Approved Training/ Training Benefits) application when receiving unemployment
  • Applying for Unemployment Benefits
  • Job Search support

Ione will be stationed in the Workforce Education Services (WES) Office, Room A 212 at Downtown Campus every Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please refer students to her!

Students can also schedule appointments with her through the WES office or via 253-680-7216.

“Workplace Survival 101”

Dean Clearman like to invite you to another pizza learning event next week on Friday, January 11, from 11:30-12:30 pm.  Sign up with Ruriko in the dean’s office.

Co-worker interactions and relationship skills are essential tools for a successful work life. Come hear Aaron Reiter share techniques for overcoming challenges that may seem insurmountable.

Students of Color Conference Apply now!

Students of Color Conference applications are open now!

Date: April 18-20, 2019

Where: Yakima, WA (Travel and accommodation provided at no cost to you!)

What:  The goal of the conference is to provide a fun, educational experience that promotes leadership, cultural competency, and academic success.

Cost: Zip, Zero, Zilch. Your registration, travel, meals and hotel are provided at no cost to you!

How to Apply: Apply online at

ASG and Student Life

ASG General Assembly meeting

The next ASG General Assembly meeting is Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the Downtown Auditorium from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Pizza is available for participants.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Community and compassion is the theme of this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Bates Technical College on Thursday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Downtown Campus Auditorium. The event, which will focus on the contributions of King’s spouse Coretta Scott King to the civil rights movement, will include video clips of Mrs. King and a keynote from local business owner Coretta Scott, Washington state’s first African American female embalmer. A light lunch will be available for purchase during the event while it lasts. The lunch is free to students with a valid college ID.

Martin Luther King Jr. March

The celebration honoring Dr. King continues on Monday, Jan. 21 for the annual community March for MLK. Marchers will walk from the Downtown Campus to the City of Tacoma’s Martin Luther King Jr. event at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.

  • Marchers will meet at 9 a.m. for refreshments and conversation at the Downtown Campus cafeteria.
  • At 10 a.m., the group will begin marching to the city’s celebration.
  • Following both the march and the city’s event, a shuttle will return participants to the Downtown Campus.

For more information about the celebration and the march, please call 253.680.7178.

Diversity Institute

Bates is sending students to the Diversity Institute at PLU on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m. This year’s keynote is Debra (Debi) Jenkins, Ph. D, who has over twenty- five years of experience transforming lives as an innovative developmental life coach, presenter, and teacher. Her vision is, “to see people in-sighted’©, ignited, and inspired” to dare to thrive beyond their dreams and aspirations to include living out the giftings placed within them to leave on this earth”. The conference theme for 2019 is: Campus Cultures: Navigating power, intimidation, bullying, and free speech. ASG will pay your registration fee!  Space is limited. Students email by January 21, to reserve your spot!

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.

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.

Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space

The Interfaith 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

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

Tutor Needed

Bates Student Tutor needed for afternoon hours at our downtown campus location.  Must be comfortable helping students in a variety of college level academic course areas, especially math and English.  Somewhat flexible schedule, typically 15 hours a week.  $15.00/hour. Please call Inna Klassen at 253-680-7291 to arrange for interview.”

            Scholarships that Do Not Need Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency

The Diversity & Equity In Hiring and Professional Development Listserv is pleased to provide links to scholarships of various dollar amounts. For more information, go to:

Undergraduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships

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!

2018-2019 Winter Quarter Important Dates

January 15 Last day to add a class for Winter Quarter w/ instructor permission

January 16 Last day to drop a class at 40% refund

January 21 College Closed – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 23 Veteran Priority Registration Spring Quarter

January 24 Registration – Continuing Students Spring Quarter

January 25 Registration – New Students Spring Quarter

February 15 Last day to drop a class for a “W” on transcript

February 18 President’s Day – College Closed

March 18 Last of Winter Quarter

March 25 – 29 Spring Break

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