This Week on Campus

Diversity Institute Applications Due – This Tuesday

If you’re interested in attending the Diversity Institute at PLU February 1, email by Tuesday, January 10.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration – This Thursday

Join us as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 11:30am-1pm in the Downtown Auditorium with keynote speaker Jacquie Banks and special speaker Tacoma City Councilmember Keith Blocker

MLK March – Next Monday

Meet with us again at 8am on January 16, 2017 in the Downtown Cafeteria as Bates Technical College does its annual march to the Greater Tacoma Convention Center for the community event.           

ASG and Student Life

Students of Color Conference (SOCC) — April 6-8, 2017 in Yakima, WA

Interested in learning more about your own social identity? Looking to understand more about someone else’s?  No matter what your reason for wanting to attend, ASG has set aside funds to send a group of students to SOCC at no cost to you. Travel and accommodations provided. Apply now. Applications close February 24.

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-3pm and Central Campus on Thursdays during the same time frame.

ASG General Assembly

The first General Assembly of the New Year is Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in the South Campus Auditorium from 11:15am-12:15pm. All students are welcome and are encouraged to attend.           

Join a Tenure Committee

Participants are needed for tenure committees. Volunteers have 1-2 meetings each quarter and play a vital role in ensuring faculty are adequately trained to equip students for careers.

Diversity Academy Dates

“The Problematics of Representation”

            Dr. Sheila Lee

Friday, February 24, 2017, Central/Mohler Campus Library

9:00 am – 11:15 pm                                       

“Respecting Me, Respecting You”

            Mrs. Laurie Arnold & Ms. Shondea Chapman

Friday, March 3, 2017, South Campus Auditorium

8:30 am – 11:30 am 

Student Clubs

Start a student club! Visit our new club website It’s a great opportunity to meet new people who share a common interest.

Robotics Club

Interested in Robotics?  Bates Bots meets every Thursday in room E102 (Electronics, Downtown Campus). Come check us out! Read more about the club in The Insider.

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 am – 3 pm. Call for an appointment 253-680-7310. 

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

American Indian Endowed Scholarship

The American Indian Endowed Scholarship helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to an in-state American Indian community pursue undergraduate and graduate studies. Click here to learn more.

2016-2017 Winter Quarter Important Dates

January 16           Martian Luther King Day – College Closed

January 17           Last day to drop classes with a 40% refund

January 17           Last day to add Winter class with instructor permission

January 17           Last day to drop class not appearing on transcript

January 18           Veteran priority Spring registration

January 19           Continuing student spring registration

January 20           New student registration

February 16         Last day to drop classes with a “W” on transcript

February 20         Presidents Day – College Closed

March 14             Last day of Winter quarter

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