New Bates Higher One Card simplifies financial aid fund disbursement
Bates has partnered with Higher One®, a financial services company focused on higher education, to bring you more convenient options to receive your financial aid disbursements/refunds. Beginning September 2014, we'll begin using the 'Bates One Card.' Please do not throw away this important card, since you will be required to choose your disbursement method. Learn more about Higher One at Bates: www.bates.ctc.edu/OneCard. FAQs: www.bates.ctc.edu/student-resources/financial-aid/bates-one-card/faq-bates-one-card
THIS WEEK: Follett Virtual Bookstore Special Officer
The college’s official bookstore partner, Follett Virtual Bookstore, is bringing Bates Technical College students a new shipping discount program for fall quarter. Follett works closely with faculty to identify and source school-approved textbooks from the correct publishers, and in the exact editions used during the school year. So you can purchase from Follett with the confidence that comes from knowing you will have the right course materials to ensure success. Bates students can enjoy free ground shipping on all Follett textbook orders over $100 beginning Monday, September 22nd, 2014 through Friday, September 26th, 2014 by using promo code FREESHIP100 at checkout. Visit http://www.bates.ctc.bkstr.com and take advantage of this special offer.
Bates Early Learning Program is expanding to South Campus!
FREE preschool for qualifying families at South Campus opens this fall and is designed for student’s at south campus. Two programs are available for families with children at least 3 years old by August 31: 1) 6-hour preschool for 20 children from 8:30a to 2:30a in Portable “I”; and a 10-hour preschool program for 20 children will be in Portable “G” from 6:45a to 4:45p. The staff offers children the opportunity to learn new skills through play; and along with the preschool for children comes support for the families. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are served during the day. For more information contact Kristin Kenyon at 253-680-7547.
Diversity and Student Life
Get your passport for a chance at an amazing prize!
This year, your ASG Executives want to thank you for being an involved student on campus! ASG officers will begin distributing “passports” the week of Sep 29. Besides your ASG Executives, passports will be available at all ASG General Assembly meetings. Your “passport” to Student Life works in the following way:
· Get stamped at five different diversity or student life activities during the 2014-15 school year
· Turn in completed passport to any ASG officer or Diversity/ASG staff (or the downtown Diversity Center)
· One name will be drawn during the Feb 18 and Jul 15 ASG General Assembly meetings
· You must be present and a current student at the time of the drawing in order to claim your prize
· The more passports you enter the better your chances
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. Bobcat Whooty WHOOOOOOOOOO
ASG General Assembly Meeting – October 15
The first ASG General Assembly meeting is Wednesday, October 15 from 11:15am to 12:15pm in the downtown campus auditorium. Each career-training program can identify two student program delegates, for each instructional faculty member. The two students are considered as official class delegates; however, all students are welcome to attend the general assembly meeting.
Disability Awareness Day – October 16, 2013 – Downtown Campus Auditorium
This year’s Disability Awareness Day event is Thursday, October 16 from 11:30am to 12:30pm; in the Downtown Campus auditorium. This year’s event is “Mental Health Challenges: What it Means and How We Can Help.” What is the truth behind the myths; how to recognize individuals in distress; and what each of us can do to help. The event is free and open to the public. The dollar lunch special for students: Half sandwich, chips and a drink ($3 for non-students).
Binders and Stuff for Students
Forget a pen or pencil? Need a binder for your next class? The Diversity Center and South Campus Library have pens, post-its, along with new and gently used binders. Come visit either location to pick up what you need.
Participate in the Citywide Strategic Plan Session at Bates
The Citywide Strategic Plan – called Tacoma 2025 – will identify a shared vision for Tacoma’s future and the steps needed to achieve it by 2025. Tacoma 2025 will outline actionable steps to achieve the vision and result in an even better Tacoma. The plan will also help guide the City’s future resource allocations and budget decisions to ensure funding is available to realize community priorities. Attend a community-wide meeting:
o Monday, September 29, 2014 at Bates Technical College Downtown Campus – 1101 S Yakima Ave • Room A 130 A/B
Focus: Economic Vibrancy & Employment • Education & Learning
Focus: Economic Vibrancy & Employment • Education & Learning
The meeting begins with a reception at 5:30pm; the workshop is 6:00 – 8:00pm. For more information contact: Nadia Chandler Hardy, at Tacoma2025@cityoftacoma.org or 253-591-5100.
Gun Safety – BSU at UWT
On Sep 24 a panel of six local experts will discuss how to increase gun safety and why it matter to you. The free event is from 5:30-8:00pm, Wednesday, Sep 24 at the Evergreen-Tacoma campus. For more information contact Melissa Cordeiro at firstname.lastname@example.org .
2014-2015 Fall Quarter Dates
September 22 Fall classes start
September 24 Last day to add class without instructor permission
September 26 Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund
October 3 Last day to add class with instructor permission
October 3 Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript
October 6 Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund
November 5 Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript
December 5 Last day of the quarter