Diversity and Student Life

Wear the Bobcat!

Interest is growing in “Be Brutus”! We have an AWESOME mascot suit and are looking for outgoing individuals to don suit and stir up some school spirit during special events or even when you have free time. Contact LeMont Lucas in the Diversity Center (Room E301, Downtown Campus) for more details.

THIS WEEK:  Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society – Information Sessions

Have you completed at least 12 hours of Associate Degree coursework? Do you have a GPA of 3.5 or better? Would you like to be recognized for your academic excellence? Are you interested in scholarships? You may qualify for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) membership, the world’s largest honor society of community college students!  If you should have received invitation to join from PTK headquarters via e-mail (and regular mail).  Go “on-line” to complete the application, and pay a one-time, lifetime membership fee. The enrollment period ends March 20. Have questions or want to know more?  Attend one of the two information sessions:

  • Monday | February 23 | 3:00pm | South Campus Cafeteria
  • Tuesday | February 24 | 11:30am | Diversity Center Conference Room (E301)

The college’s PTK chapter is Beta Upsilon Omicron. See you at one of the sessions!

Hands on Confidence Club

Attention!!!  Current hands On Confidence, club members and interested parties. Self-defense classes will be offered from 3:30pm to 4:30pm Tues. and Thurs. starting spring quarter. Based on interest and participation I will consider adding classes on Mon. & Wed. as well.  If you have any questions, or want to give me input regarding the proposed class schedule, please contact me directly Blahav@bates.ctc.edu

 ELS Language Center needs Home Stay families!

Do you have an extra furnished bedroom in your home that you’re planning to rent out? Consider hosting an international student for the ELS Home Stay Program! We will provide each family a stipend to offset the costs of hosting our students. We’re looking for kind and respectable families to join our program. You can pick how long you’re willing to host a student (4 weeks up to 1 year). We will conduct an in-person home visit and background checks for each family before we accept them into the ELS Home Stay Program. Call Mary Lou at 253-680-7192 or mboles@els.edu for any questions!

Campus Store – Spring Quarter Information

Needing last minute supplies? Snacks? We’ve got you covered for the first days of Spring quarter! Stop by and get great deals on backpacks, water bottles, pens, Bates gear, and more! We also have a number of tool kits for sale for programs such as: CNC Machinist, Machinist, Diesel Mechanic, IERT, Barbering, Architectural Woodworking, Autobody Repair, Power Sports, etc. Supplies for programs such as Fire Service, Truck Driving, Sheet Metal, Nursing, Dental Assisting, etc. are also available for purchase. If you don’t see your program listed, stop by the store with a list from your instructor and we are more than happy to order it for you! The Campus Store will be open at both downtown and south campuses Thursday, March 5th and Friday, March 6th — with extended hours on Friday!

  • Downtown Campus: 8am-1pm; 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • South Campus: 9am-1pm; 1:30pm-4:30pm

Community Service

The Western Washington Muscular Dystrophy Association is now recruiting individuals to become MDA Summer Camp Volunteer Counselors, and help improve the lives of children fighting muscle disease.  The 2015 Western Washington Summer Camp takes place June 20 – 27, 2015, at YMCA Camp Seymour near Gig Harbor, WA.  To apply online, “google” MDA Camp at YMCA Camp Seymour – Volunteer,  e-mail Dhwani Kothari, dkothari@mdausa.org, or Katharine Hensler, khensler@mdausa.org  or call the Western Washington MDA office in Seattle, (206) 283-2183.   +++++

2014-2015 Winter Quarter Dates

February 27     Last day of the quarter

2014-2015 Spring Quarter Dates

February 19     Open registration

February 19     Spring tuition due

March 5          Spring classes start

March 9          Last day to add class without instructor permission

March 9          Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund

March 18        Last day to add class with instructor permission

March 18        Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript

March 19        Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund

May 4              Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript

May 29            Last day of the quarter