Diversity and Student Life
Administrative Office Assistant Raffle
Every holiday season the students in the Administrative Office Assistant Program at Bates Technical College hold a raffle to help raise funds for their luncheon in April on Administrative Office Professionals Day. The baskets being raffled are a Tacoma Boys basket, and a basket full of donated items and gift certificates from Tacoma’s finest places. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the downtown campus in the cafeteria or in room E308.Students of Color Conference

2015 – Applications Available Now! 
The 2015 Students of Color Conference (SOCC) is conference is Thursday through Saturday) April 23-25, 2014, in Yakima, Washington.  The goal of the conference is to provide a fun, educational experience that promotes leadership, diversity, and academic success.  This year, the application process will completed electronically.  Email LeMont Lucas for the two conference application files. The deadline to apply is January 9, 2015.
Textbooks Now Available at Follett Virtual Campus!
Bates works with our official course materials partner, Follett, to make the textbooks available on their virtual campus website: www.bates.ctc.bkstr.com. Why should you shop on our Follett Virtual Campus website?• Follett ensures each book listed on the site is correct and is available in the quantities needed
• Follett offers books in new and used formats, and often in rental and digital options. They also offer technology and supplies, for convenient one-stop shopping.
• Follett provides materials at competitive prices with trusted customer service. If there is a problem with a book, the college has direct contact with Follett to make it right.
• Every order through your official bookstore supports your university and its students.  Books purchased elsewhere do not provide the school this added benefit.
Students are encouraged to sign up for the bookstore email list to receive direct notification from Follett about upcoming promotions, buyback events, book availability and other reminders. Sign up today at www.bates.ctc.bkstr.com/email. Contact Follett at 877-827-2665 or email customerservice@fvc.follett.com.

Library News
New Library Database:    The Library has subscribed to two online video collections from Films on Demand:  “Technical and Trade Education” and “Health and Medicine”.  You can access this resource on- or off-campus.  Ask the library staff if you have questions or would like a demonstration.New Library Subject Guides:  Librarian Chelsea Nesvig has been busy this fall creating subject guides for Downtown programs!  Check out http://bucky.bates.ctc.edu to see the list of subject guides that you can access on or off campus.  No guide for your program yet?  Let the library know you’d like your program to be next on the list. And remember: you don’t have to be in the library to be using the library!

Soroptimist International of Tacoma (SIT) Scholarship Application
The Soroptimist International of Tacoma’s Live your Dream awards are available open.  Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families; have financial need; are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program.  This information is available on-line at www.soroptimist.org . The application deadline is December 15, 2014.

2014-2015 Fall Quarter Dates
December 5    Last day of the quarter2014-2015 Winter Quarter Dates
December 10  Winter classes start
December 12  Last day to add class without instructor permission
December 12  Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund
January 2         Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund
January 2         Last day to add class with instructor permission
January 2         Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript
February 4       Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
February 27     Last day of the quarter