Boeing Announces $24,000 Gift to Support Native American Curriculum

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Boeing Company has announced a $24,350 gift to the Northwest Native American Reading Curriculum, a project co-sponsored by The Evergreen State College and led by Magda Costantino, director of the Evergreen Center for Educational Improvement and Denny Hurtado, director of the Office of Indian Education at the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Garden or Graze Organically at Evergreen

OLYMPIA Wash. -- Evergreen's Organic Farm offers several opportunities for community members to get their hands dirty, learn about organic gardening and see sustainable agriculture in action. The farm is open during daylight hours for self-guided tours of the gardens, the bio-diesel reactor and the animals raised on the farm. The Organic Farm is on the south edge of the campus at 2712 Lewis Road. Call 867-6160 in advance to arrange a group tour.

Evergreen Academic Year Begins; Largest Enrollment in School's History Expected

OLYMPIA Wash. -- The Evergreen State College is welcoming the largest-ever freshman class this week - as well as its largest-ever total enrollment at nearly 4500 students. Many students have been moving into college residence halls since last week in preparation for the first day of classes on Monday Sept. 26.

A Time For Tolerance

A celebration of music and the premiere of "Veil of Fear," a documentary by students of The Evergreen State College, 7 p.m. Sept. 30. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Guest Performers: St. John's Episcopal Compline Choir, Cera Impala-female vocalist
Film: Veil Of Fear

Lumina Foundation Gives $800,000 to Evergreen's Enduring Legacies Reservation-Based Project

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Enduring Legacies Reservation-Based Project, a partnership of The Evergreen State College, Grays Harbor College and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, has received an $800,000 award from Lumina Foundation for Education. Lumina Foundation is an Indianapolis-based, private foundation dedicated to expanding access and success in education beyond high school.

Concert for Hurricane Relief

The Washington Center Announces a Benefit Concert to be held at:

Where: The Washington Center
When: Thursday, September 22, 2005
Time: 7:30 pm

The Washington Center will host a benefit concert to aid the evacuees and victims of Hurricane Katrina. The evening will consist of music on the Main Stage, with 9 local musical artists:

Dennis Hastings Quartet: The number one male Jazz vocalist in the northwest music scene today.

The Evergreen State College Receives $1 Million Gift

Gift provides significant start for Evergreen's first ever capital campaign

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced it is making a contribution of $1 million to support the development of The Evergreen State College's first ever capital campaign. The gift will help the college build fundraising capacity to sustain its distinctive excellence. The contribution will be announced at 10:30 a.m. today at Evergreen's 2005 Convocation ceremonies on its Olympia campus.

The Longhouse 10 Year Celebration and Potlatch

longhouse at dawn

President Purce Will Join Panel Discussing Social Issues

Timberland Regional Library Director, Jodi Reng, will moderate a panel discussion of the social issues underlying Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, "The Secret Life of Bees." The event is free of charge and open to the public.

The Evergreen State College Accepts Katrina Victims

The Evergreen State College will accept as many as 15 students from colleges closed by hurricane Katrina and will waive tuition for affected students for at least two quarters. Hurricane displaced students will be given consideration on Evergreen's student housing waiting list because residence halls are full.