Evergreen Express Fall 2011
Beginning with Convocation on September 19, 2011, Evergreen announced 40 weeks of programs and events around the country celebrating 40 years of teaching and learning, and counting down to a very special weekend in May, Return to Evergreen.
On The Side
Wayne Au, MiT ’96
Interviewed on Fairness
Josh Blue ‘01
Interviewed in St. Joseph, MO
Carrie Brownstein ‘98
co-stars in “Portlandia”
Great work continues at Evergreen and the recognition is spreading. Here are some examples of why we need to work together to keep this unique institution strong.
Feature Articles – 40th Anniversary Issue
Before you dash off an email letting us know that we're celebrating the wrong year for Evergreen's 40th, here's a little background.
In June, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a $3 million grant to The Evergreen State College Foundation to support student success and retention, build capacity for fundraising to support student scholarships and other critical needs, and create an endowed scholarship fund. The latter includes a dollar for dollar match for the first $1.5 million in new gifts for student scholarships focused on low-income students at risk of dropping out.
As the budget changes enacted in the most recent legislative session begin to take effect, and we prepare for more challenges in the coming months—including the prospects of further deep cuts, additional tuition increases and reductions in state financial aid—I wanted to give you a sense of how these developments are affecting The Evergreen State College and what you can do to influence the current and future impact on students.
Maria Elena "Mia" Ibarra '06 recently made her first visit back to Evergreen since graduation as a representative of the Udall Foundation. She spoke to undergraduates and Tribal MPA graduate students about two exciting opportunities: Udall Scholarships and the Udall Congressional Internship Program. She also took some time to re-engage with the campus she fell in love with at first sight.
Do you ever wonder if Evergreen still offers some of the amazing types of programs you experienced when you were here? The answer is a resounding "Yes!"
Over the summer, thanks in large part to funding from state and federal emergency management agencies, Evergreen's clock tower got a seismic upgrade to help it withstand a possible future earthquake.
Join us for a celebration of art, cuisine and community to raise vital funds for Evergreen's Annual Fund, student scholarships and Evergreen Gallery. Live and silent auctions will feature artwork by alumni, local and regional artists, and faculty. Visit give.evergreen.edu/artofliving to purchase your tickets today!