State House, Senate honor Evergreen athletics

OLYMPIA, WA - March 1, 2005- Both houses of the Washington State Legislature will honor The Evergreen State College's athletics program this legislative session.

The house of representatives recognized the exceptional performance of Evergreen's men's soccer team Feb. 9, and Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle will introduce a resolution in the senate later this week honoring extraordinary performances by the Evergreen crew team as well as the women's soccer, and women's basketball teams.

New student trustee appointed; Dyami Allen begins term

OLYMPIA, WA -- Evergreen State College senior Dyami Allen has been appointed by Gov. Christine Gregoire to serve on the college's board of trustees. Allen's term began March 10 and he will serve until his successor is appointed after this academic year.

Born in New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation, Allen came to Evergreen from his hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah in 2002 and studies law and philosophy.

Contractor selected for Evergreen Parkway project

The Evergreen State College board of trustees has approved a construction contract for the Evergreen Parkway road modernization project.

The board awarded Rognlins, Inc. from Aberdeen the $1.035 million contract at their March 16 meeting. The projected start date of the project is April 1; with project completion expected this June. The total project cost is $1.6 million.

The project aims to enhance intersection safety along the parkway, provide for pedestrian safety enhancements as well as improve the roadway surfaces along the 1.6-mile roadway.

Evergreen, St. Martin's College Co-Sponsor Career Fair

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Evergreen State College and Saint Martin's College will co-sponsor a Career Fair on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Martin's Pavilion ( 5300 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, Wash.). The Fair is FREE and open to students, alumni and the public.

Evergreen Singers perform "Evergreen: Then and Dao" March 13

OLYMPIA - The Evergreen Singers will present a free public concert Sunday, March 13 featuring the world-premiere of "Songs from the Dao De Jing" by Linda Waterfall, and the 1973 piece "Cloud Cuckoo U." composed by satirist, composer and Evergreen's first librarian, Malcolm Stilson.

The concert takes place in the campus Recital Hall in the Communications Building at 4 p.m.

Contractor selected for Evans library project; work set to begin soon

Lakewood contractor awarded $12.7 million contract

The board of trustees of The Evergreen State College has awarded a construction contract for the Daniel J. Evans Library modernization project to Pease Construction, Inc. from Lakewood, WA. Pease and their subcontractors will arrive on campus prior to March 1, and work on the sixteen-month project is expected to begin on that date.

The $21 million project includes the library, computer, photo, and media areas and other spaces of the building.

Synergy: fourth annual Sustainable Living Conference slated for Feb. 9-12

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The Synergy conference integrates varied themes:

The fourth annual Synergy Conference comes to The Evergreen State College campus in early February, and organizers say it will integrate themes of agriculture, culture and the arts, design, ecology and environmental ethics, social justice, spiritual and physical health and more.

Evergreen named as one of top 25 schools in nation for Peace Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Evergreen State College has been named to the list of "Top Producing Colleges and Universities" for the Peace Corps.

Evergreen was listed as 21st in the nation among small colleges and universities for alumni involvement in the Peace Corps. The small college and university category includes four-year schools with enrollments under 5,000.

The designation comes as 18 Evergreen graduates are currently serving the citizens of the developing world in the Peace Corps.

Daniel J. Evans Chair to speak Jan. 31

Who: Daniel J. Evans Chair in Liberal Arts, Betsy Damon
What: Lecture: "Keepers of the Waters: Art, Science and Citizen Collaboration for Water Quality"
When: Monday, Jan. 31, 2005
Where: The Evergreen State College, Olympia - Communications Building Recital Hall
Parking: $1.25

South Asia earthquake and tsunami relief, education event

The Evergreen State College will hold a one hour video presentation of “The Next Wave: Science of Tsunamis” with an introduction by Dr. Paul Butler, an Evergreen geology professor. Butler will also host a question and answer session after the film. The event takes place in Lecture Hall 1 on the Evergreen campus at 1:00 p.m. Wed., Jan 12.