Student eNews: Week of July 24

Posted: July 24, 2017

This Week on Campus

ASG Elections – Today

*ASG Electronic elections are July 24, 2017, 8 AM – 11 AM.* – SC Tech lab, room E 205 will be open for SC students and the link is here:

PTK Meetings – Today

PTK will meet in the C 303 today from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

ASGBQ – Student Appreciation — Wednesday

The Associated Student Government BarbeQue is quickly approaching! On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm in the South Campus Plaza. Join us for our ninth annual celebration featuring free food for students with ID and activities galore. See you there!

ASG and Student Life 

Join ASG TODAY, positions are still available!

See an ASG Executive, download the application at application or come to the Student Diversity Center, Room C 301 of the Downtown Campus, to pick one up. If you have questions you would like to ask in person, LeMont is at South Campus Tuesdays from 8:00am-3:00pm and Central Campus on Thursdays during the same time frame.

South Campus Store Forum

We are looking to continue out forum/team to meet monthly to discuss current issues, comments, feedback, concerns, and the like about the South Campus Store. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, August 4, 2017 at 2:30pm, in the SC Administration Conference room. We are looking for about 3-5 faculty and 5-10 concerned students to attend. If you would like to participate please email Alexander Kenesson for continued contact 

Queer I Am Conference

November 17-18, 2017 at Clark College. Queer I Am creates a liberating space in education that engages Queer individuals and their many communities in developing a sense of belonging and pride in Queer culture. This Summit is a collaborative project of regional colleges, community organizations, educators, students and organizers. We are proud to invite you to join us in a summit by the people for the people! Interested individuals please contact Juliette Kern by July 28, 2017           


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.

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 8:00 am to 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.

Sustainability Club

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

Student Submissions

Calculus 1 & 2

If anyone is interested in taking calculus I & II courses taught by Emily Asher please send an email to  This course is great for transfer credits.

Tutoring Hours

Downtown Campus:  Room A 224

Monday – Thursday 11:00 AM — 2:00 PM (Alumna Tutor – Sarah) and 1:30 PM — 3:30 PM with (Bill Collins)

Central Campus: Advising Area

Tuesday – Thursday 12:00 PM — 3:00 PM (Student Tutor – David)

South Campus: Library

Monday – Thursday 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM (Student Tutor – Cathy)

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!

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

Asian Pacific American Affairs

I am recruiting applications for the Ruth Woo Fellowship in the Governor’s Office. The Fellowship is a unique opportunity for currently enrolled college and graduate students to gain a hands-on learning experience in the Governor’s office. Fellows will be placed in a department within the Governor’s Office and have the opportunity to meet with mentors and leaders connected to Ruth Woo.

*The deadline to apply is July 31.*

Application details:

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, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Call 253-680-7310 for an appointment           

2016-2017 Summer Quarter Important Dates

July 26     Last day to drop a Summer class for a “W” on transcript

August 17  Last day of Summer quarter

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