Diversity and Student Life

THIS WEEK:  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Events – Both are Free and Open to the Public!

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is Tuesday, January 13, 11:30am to 1:00pm in the South Campus auditorium.  This year’s presentation comes to you from “Living Voices”, a one-actor performance which illuminates the issues of civil rights during the 1950’s and 1960’s, leading audiences to understand how the non-violent fight against prejudice has shaped our history. Special event lunch is available (while supply lasts).  Email LeMont or call him at 253-680-7113. PASSPORT EVENT!

The Community March for MLK is Monday, January 19.  Morning refreshments start in the cafeteria at 8:00am; the march begins at 9:00am and ends at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center in time for the community event.  Contact the Diversity Center if you will be joining us! PASSPORT EVENT!

Students of Color Conference 2015 – Applications Available Now!

The 2015 Students of Color Conference (SOCC) 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 30, 2015.

ASG Club – Warm Winter Clothing Drive

The Bates Student Occupational Therapy Assistants Club is hosting a winter clothing drive Monday December 15th – Friday, January 23rd. Students and college staff are encouraged to bring in new or gently used warm winter clothing, such as jackets, boots, scarves, and gloves for donation. Donation boxes will be located at Downtown (in front of Library and in Skybridge), South (Main Office area and E Building main floor), and Central (TBD) campuses. Monetary donations will also be collected in the Downtown Campus Cafeteria 12:00-12:30 on Tuesdays. Donations will benefit the Tacoma Rescue Mission.

Phi Theta Kappa News

Congratulations to all full time students who received a GPA of 3.5 or higher during fall quarter!  You may be eligible to join the college’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  Please keep a look out for your invitation letter, in both your mail box and inbox. Check out our website for more information.

Phi Theta Kappa presents “Ending Debtors Prison” by the American Civil Liberties Union {ACLU}. Caitlin Anderson will be in Room M218 on January 22, 2015 from 11:30am-Noon. She will outline the pitfalls surrounding legal financial obligations and discuss strategies for overcoming financial hardship. Anderson will also offer an immediate “takeaway” during her talk.

Library News

A few new titles to start the new year. Please stop by or call the library if you’re interested in borrowing them.

Campus Safety

The Campus Public Safety Department received a Foundation grant to purchase three AEDs. They are accessible by the officers in the event of an emergency. The units have been received and are ready to be used. REMINDER:  If you have a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 first! Then call Campus Safety at x7111 from a college land line or 680-7111 from a cell phone.  An officer will respond to assist as appropriate to the medical emergency.

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities


WorkForce Central can provide up to $4000 per qualified student for books, tuition, fees & supplies. FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED. ** CONTACT & MORE INFO AT: Patricia Chase, M.A.E.D | Outreach &Recruitment Coordinator Bates Technical College | PChase@bates.ctc.edu | 253.6807302

American Indian Endowed Scholarships

The Higher Education Coordinating Board is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES).  Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2015.  Criteria includes:  applicants must demonstrate financial need, and be a Washington resident with close social and cultural ties to an American Indian Tribe.  Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student at an in-state public or independent college or university by fall 2015.  Your link to the scholarship is: http://www.readysetgrad.org/college/american-indian-endowed-scholarship or contact Ann Voyles at 360-753-7843, or via email at aies@wsac.wa.gov for more information.

Job Fair – THIS WEEK

Supervalu Warehouse in Tacoma – JOBS AVAILABLE, all shifts (PT/FT)

1525 East D St, Tacoma, WA  98421

Walk-ins welcome Wednesday January 14th and Thursday January 15th 9:00am – 3:00pm

Apply online at Supervalu.com

Email questions to: Ric.Jorstad@Supervalu.com

2014-2015 Winter Quarter Dates

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

February 27     Last day of the quarter

2014-2015 Spring Quarter Dates

February 5       Start registration for continuing students

February 11     Start registration for waitlisted Veterans

February 12     Start registration for waitlisted students

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