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Emily Dunn-Wilder Named to Evergreen’s Board of Trustees

Published: November 23, 2015

Since enrolling at The Evergreen State College in 2012, Dunn-Wilder has not only created The Evergreen Food Guide, she also coordinates the college’s Shellfish Club and organized the 2015 Evergreen Earth Day. Read the whole story.

Historic Nuclear Freeze Movement Roundtable

Published: November 2, 2015

On Thursday, November 5, at 3:30pm, The Evergreen State College Daniel J. Evans Library will host several of the original Thurston County Nuclear Freeze Campaign organizers for a roundtable discussion that is free and open to the public. Facilitators include retired Evergreen faculty, Thad Curtz and Helena Meyer Knapp, who were part of the movement. Read the whole story.

Bre Pettis to Headline Evergreen Event

Published: October 13, 2015

Bre Pettis is one of The Evergreen State College’s best-known alumni. Renowned in the maker world, he founded and led 3D printing innovator MakerBot and is back in innovation mode again. Pettis is set to deliver the keynote address at the college’s Return to Evergreen event on Saturday, October 24 at the Olympia campus, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW. Read the whole story.

Evergreen to Host 24th Annual Graduate School Fair

Published: October 7, 2015

The Evergreen State College will host its 24th Annual Graduate School Fair on Wednesday, October 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Evergreen Library lobby. The event is free and open to current students from all the area colleges, Evergreen alumni, and community members considering graduate school. Read the whole story.

Panel to Discuss Race and Inequality

Published: October 2, 2015

The Evergreen State College is presenting a panel discussion focused on racial inequality in American society and, in particular, the legal system...(The event) is set for 1:15-3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7 in Evergreen’s Library building lobby. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $2 Read the whole story.

Fall Exhibition at the Evergreen Gallery

Published: October 1, 2015

Inspired by Elaine Scarry’s revelatory book, Thinking in an Emergency, the newest exhibition at the Evergreen State College Gallery, running from October 10 to December 2, 2015 with an opening reception October 10 from 4 to 6pm, asks: What does art do in a time of emergencies when urgency and indifference coexist? How does art announce new, unexpected futures? Read the whole story.

Faculty Member to Participate in Pope Francis’ World Meeting

Published: September 25, 2015

When the World Meeting on Families, the world’s largest event for Catholic families at 18,000 registrants, opens September 25, with Pope Francis in attendance, one of the breakout session panelists will be esteemed marriage historian and Evergreen faculty member Stephanie Coontz. Read the whole story.

MiT Grad to host Chinese President in His Classroom

Published: September 22, 2015

When Chinese President, Xi Jinping stops in the Pacific Northwest on his way to Washington D.C., he will visit the Tacoma classroom of Nathan Gibbs-Bowling, ’04, and a 2006 graduate of the Evergreen Masters in Teaching program. President Xi is scheduled to visit Gibbs-Bowling’s class on September 23. Read the whole story.

Evergreen Students Engage with Community

Published: September 15, 2015

Saturday, September 19 The Evergreen State College will come alive with the bustle of students moving in, attending orientation activities, buying books and preparing to start the school year. But for 50 civic-minded first-year students, college started September 13 with an extracurricular program designed to put them on a leadership track. Called Evergreen Student Civic Engagement Institute (ESCEI), the early start involves five days of workshops, reading and writing, volunteering and community outreach. Read the whole story.

Evergreen, United Way Partner for Day of Caring

Published: September 10, 2015

The Evergreen State College has sent 50-150 incoming first-year students to various Thurston County nonprprofits for a day of volunteer service. The last six years have seen a flourishing partnership between the college’s “Community to Community” day and The United Way’s 23-year old “Day of Caring”. Read the whole story.

Strong Rankings from U.S. News and World Report

Published: September 9, 2015

The 2016 U.S. News & World Report college rankings are out today...Evergreen ranked first for most innovative colleges, second for best undergraduate teaching and 29th in the best for veterans category. Read the whole story.

Evergreen Named Among Best Master's Institutions

Published: September 1, 2015

Washington Monthly magazine today released its 2015 College Guide, ranking the nation's colleges and universities based on three criteria: social mobility, research and civic engagement. The Evergreen State College ranked number 31 in the nation among 673 master’s universities. Read the whole story.

Nearly 100% of Master in Teaching Cohort Finds Employment

Published: August 17, 2015

By mid-August, 30 out of the 31 MiT Class of 2015 graduates have accepted teaching positions across Western Washington and Oregon, and even abroad. While most of the new teachers stayed in the region – Olympia, Tacoma, North Thurston, Puyallup, Hoquiam, Hood Canal and Shelton School Districts, others ventured to Beaverton, Portland and Sweet Home, Oregon, to Neah Bay and to Nablus, Palestine. Read the whole story.

Evergreen Makes Best 380 Colleges

Published: August 4, 2015

The Princeton Review has named The Evergreen State College one of The Best 380 Colleges of 2016. Read the whole story.

Evergreen Staffers Win Native Arts Awards

Published: July 24, 2015

Two staff members associated with the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at The Evergreen State College have won awards in the Tenth Annual In The Spirit: Contemporary Native Arts Market and Festival, a regional juried show celebrating Native American arts and artists. Read the whole story.

Evergreen Joins Mt. St. Helens Researchers

Published: July 23, 2015

The eruption of Mt. St. Helens passed its 35th anniversary last spring, but to many of the retirement-aged botanists, geologists, foresters and researchers tracking blast recovery since the early 1980s, this summer represents the passing of the torch to younger scientists eager to continue observing and collecting data on the mountain and surrounding terrain. Read the whole story.

Evergreen to Receive Federal Student Success Grant

Published: July 21, 2015

On July 17, the U.S. Department of Education announced a grant package of $270million for 968 college student support services program projects. Among the colleges and universities awarded was The Evergreen State College, which received a $1.5million, five-year grant for a new Student Success program that connects low income, first generation and disabled students with proactive advising, peer mentoring, and academic course work that will help them to thrive in college. Read the whole story.

Leaders Join Evergreen’s Board of Governors

Published: July 17, 2015

Dean Katz said he had been looking at ways to help Evergreen for some time and was happy for this opportunity. He left high school in 1969 and, in 1971 his father suggested he visit the new college opening in Olympia. He calls his campus visit and subsequent application “the best decision of my life. Read the whole story.

Archaeology Students To Dig at Bush Farm

Published: July 14, 2015

This July and August Evergreen faculty member and Stanford-educated archaeologist Ulrike Krotscheck, Ph.D., will coach 16 Evergreen students on a dig in Tumwater that could shed new light on Washington and Thurston County history. Read the whole story.

17th Annual Summer Institute on Learning Communities

Published: July 10, 2015

In the coming week, The Evergreen State College will host a group of 200 university faculty, staff and administrators from 22 colleges nationwide for the 17th National Summer Institute on Learning Communities. Read the whole story.

Founding President Charles McCann Dies

Published: July 10, 2015

On Wednesday, July 8 founding President of The Evergreen State College Charles McCann passed away at his home in Olympia. He was 89 years old. Read the whole story.

Evergreen Named “Best Buy” College by Fiske Guide

Published: July 2, 2015

For the past 30 years Fiske has compiled an annual list of select educational institutions noted for quality academic offerings and affordable cost...Evergreen is one of three Northwest institutions included in the guide, the other two being University of Oregon and Oregon State University. Read the whole story.

Evergreen Joins Post-Landfill Action Network

Published: June 10, 2015

This year, in conjunction with Post Landfill Action Network (PLAN), Residential and Dining Services (RAD) at The Evergreen State College will host "The Gathering," which encourages students to drop off items that they are not taking home and can't store. Read the whole story.

Evergreen Faculty Member Involved in Groundbreaking Research

Published: June 5, 2015

The CCF, whose Director of Research and Public Education is renowned Evergreen faculty member, Stephanie Coontz, seeks to further a national understanding of how America's families are changing and what is known about the strengths and weaknesses of different family forms and various family interventions. Read the whole story.

The Princeton Review Releases Its "Guide To 353 Green Colleges"

Published: April 16, 2015

The Evergreen State College in Olympia is among the 353 greenest colleges in America, according to The Princeton Review (, which today released its sixth annual free guide to the most environmentally responsible "green" colleges. Read the whole story.