This Week on Campus
PTK Meetings – Today
PTK will meet in room C 303 today from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.
Half Day – Wednesday
Half day for students and faculty.
No School – Thursday & Friday
The college will be closed November 23 & 24, 2017 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
ASG and Student Life
Dental Lab Tech Club – “Design a Club Logo CONTEST”
The Dental Lab Tech Club is holding a contest to design its new club logo. The logo should encompass our industry and tie in with CAD/CAM. Please submit your ideas on paper by Dec. 1st – Anyone can submit, entries should be submitted to DNLB A-226; club members vote on Dec. 4. Winner gets $20 Starbucks gift card! Questions – contact Cyndi – clee@Bates.ctc.edu
ASG General Assembly Meeting
The next ASG General Assembly meeting is Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in the Central Campus Mohler building from 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM. Pizza is available for participants.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected. Learn more about Erin.
President’s Sack Lunch
The next President’s Sack Lunch will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, in the Downtown Campus Auditorium.
VA Certifying Official
The VA certifying official/L&I analyst is at South Campus in Room C 104 on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 8 AM – Noon.
Start a student club! Visit our club website bates.ctc.edu/clubs. It is a great opportunity to meet new people who share a common interest.
Are you interested in organic gardening? The Sustainability Club meets every Wednesday in the Downtown Campus Cafeteria from 1 PM — 1:30 PM. For more information, contact Gabriel Montgomery, email@example.com.
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.
Downtown Campus: Room A 224
Monday – Thursday 11 AM — 4 PM (Dave Tischler, Catie Adkison)
Central Campus: Second Floor Study Area
Tuesday – Thursday Noon — 3 PM (Student Tutor – Dave Tischler)
South Campus: Library Meeting Study Room
Monday – Thursday 1:30 PM — 3:30 PM (Bill Collins)
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!
Annual scholarships applications are open for PTK members.
The BYO Secretary position is currently open. Please come to the next meeting if you are interested in applying.
Want to excel in your Career Training program?
SkillsUSA is just what you have been looking for. You will be challenged to study harder with a focus that will produce success AND ultimately aid you in getting the job you want! SkillsUSA students are hired at a much higher rate because employers are increasingly looking for candidates who can “hit the ground running”. Additionally, SkillsUSA students enter the selection process with employers with an added advantage since they have practiced interviewing and speaking to industry professionals.
Winter Conference – February 9, 2018 at Green River College
Spring Conference – April 20-21, 2018 at Columbia Basin College
NLSC Conference – June 18-22, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky
To sign-up or for more information contact the SkillsUSA Advisor: LeMont Lucas in room B 512 at South Campus (Monday – Wednesday & Friday from 7 AM — 3:30 PM) or call: 253.680.7557. At Central Campus on Thursdays
College Success Scholarships
All applications open on January 1, 2018 and close on February 28, 2018. All required documents must be postmarked by the closing date. Please take time to read closely as some eligibility criteria have changed as well as portions of the application process. To learn more about the scholarships and their requirements visit:
All Washington Academic Team Scholarship
More than $500,000 in scholarship dollars will be awarded through these programs, including a NEW scholarship for students planning to enter the workforce after completing an associate degree. Click here to apply now. The deadline for application submissions and nominations is 3:00 PM (PT), December 1. Please review the program details to determine eligibility. Students do not need to be a member of PTK apply to be nominated for the All Washington and All USA Academic Team Scholarships. Non-PTK members should visit ptk.org, select “LOGIN” at the top of the screen, then click the sign up for free access link located on the right side of the page and follow the prompts to create an account. Help available in the library Tuesday and Friday from 1-3.
Tuition Payment Plan Option
Bates Technical College is pleased to start offering tuition payment plan option for students to cover their institutional charges if they are not receiving financial aid or if the aid does not cover the entire bill. This additional option allows for more manageable monthly payments and unlike traditional loans, there is no interest, payment options are flexible, and enrollment fees are affordable. We are committed to break down the financial barriers of obtaining a higher education and our partnership with Nelnet Business Solutions allows for a convenient and manageable spread of tuition and fees payments over time. To learn more about tuition payment plan, please visit http://www.bates.ctc.edu/PaymentPlan
Work Study Positions Available
Work Study positions are available for qualified students.
Ask Financial Aid for the application form, or call Jamie at 253.680.7026.
*Bates Technical College is an equal opportunity and non-discriminatory employer and educational institution.*
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 (Adults and children) 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 253-680-7310 for an appointment.
2017-2018 Fall Quarter Important Dates
November 22 Half day for students
November 23-24 No school
December 8 Last day Fall quarter.
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