Student eNews: Week of June 25

Posted: June 26, 2018

This Week on Campus

Sam McCormick at REACH Friday

Come see nationally acclaimed comedian Sampson McCormick talk about his journey, life, and career, and stick around for Q&A with Sampson and a free lunch! Event is meant for all 16-24-year-olds in Tacoma/Pierce County. At REACH: 714 S 27th St, Tacoma, WA 98409-8130 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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ASG and Student Life

Student Clubs

Dear ASG Clubs, this is a friendly reminder that all ASG 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,

X Intersectionality Club

The club also has open leadership opportunities for treasurer, vice-president, secretary & public relations. For more information, contact Megan Sales,

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.


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.

Phi Theta Kappa News

Summer Regional Conference

Where: Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon.
When:  July 28th and 29th.
How Much: No cost to you! Your PTK chapter will cover transportation, hotel, meals and conference attendance.

Email to register!

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!

DSS News

Handbook connects students in need with community services

Bates Technical College’s Disability Support Services (DSS) has updated its Directory of Community Services, filled with contact information for local services that will make it easier to connect students in need to community services. The document is located on the right ‘contact us’ panel on the DSS webpage. DSS coordinator Dan Eberle says, “We publish this document because of the needs of our students. It’s important to their educational success to make sure they have all the support they need, including a convenient way to for them to seek assistance from these resources,” he says. Read more on The Insider.

Financial News


Need assistance funding your education? Bates Foundation scholarships can help.

The Bates Foundation offers quarterly scholarships that can provide assistance with your educational expenses. If your financial aid package doesn’t cover all of your tuition, you have student loans or are a self-pay student, scholarships can help you to focus on your education by helping to relieve your financial burdens. For more information about the scholarship process and workshops, contact LeAnn Dreier at 253.680.7160 or

2017-2018 Summer Quarter Important Dates

July 4 Independence Day – College Closed

July 20 Last day to drop a class for a “W” on transcript

August 17 Last day of Summer Quarter

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