Campus memorial set for respected staff and faculty member, Marge Brown

Memorial Media Fund created in her honor

A campus memorial service for Marge Brown, a popular staff and faculty member who passed away July 9, 2006, is planned for Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 1 p.m. at The Evergreen State College's Longhouse Education and Cultural Center.

The Art of Louise Williams

Exhibition through October 19, 2006
Gallery IV, Fourth Floor Library Building

During three decades of intense art making, Louise Williams explored the expressionistic rendering of the human figure. Subject matter ranged from dark and macabre to endearing and sweet, from deploring crimes against humanity and oppression of women to celebrating family and the realm of fantasy. The original Collected Stories folding books created by Louise Williams and Tacoma artist Becky Frehse are also on display in the Library.

Emeritus faculty named Fulbright Scholar, will travel to Romania

Lynn Patterson, faculty emeritus at The Evergreen State College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work with a graduate anthropology program in Cluj-Napoca, Romania at the Babes-Bolyai University, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholar Board announced.

Evergreen awarded $457,000 grant from National Science Foundation

College's E.Coli research also featured nationally

OLYMPIA – In a week where cutting-edge E.Coli research based at The Evergreen State College has been featured by regional and national media, funding from a National Science Foundation grant will award $100,000 in scholarships per academic year to students studying science at the college.

The funding, announced this week, will allow Evergreen to award the need-based scholarships each academic year through 2011 – averaging about 20 students per year.

Nationally known lawyer, Supreme Court expert selected as Evergreen?s Daniel J. Evans Chair

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Peter Irons, a nationally known authority on the U.S. Supreme Court and constitutional law and litigation will teach at The Evergreen State College during fall quarter as the Daniel J. Evans Chair in Liberal Arts.

Professor Irons, who was the keynote speaker for Evergreen’s 2004 Brown v. Board of Education 50th anniversary commemoration, will teach in the academic program Culture and the Public Sphere: Studies in Literature and Law.

New Evergreen student trustee begins term

A 27-year-old  Evergreen student studying fine arts, ecology and agriculture has been appointed student trustee at The Evergreen State College by Gov. Chris Gregoire.

Evergreen senior Jay Carmony began his one-year term in August, and says he's excited to serve on the college's board of trustees.

"Evergreen has changed my life for the positive, and I wanted to be a part of something larger than myself in order to give back," Carmony says. 

Evergreen's Jackie Robinson Scholarship recipients take the field at Seattle Mariners Game

Evergreen road projects to enhance safety, improve road surfaces

Work to enhance a busy intersection on The Evergreen State College campus begins next week, and will run through early October.

Intersection enhancements at the Driftwood Rd. and Overhulse Rd. intersection, near student housing and off-campus apartments, will improve pedestrian safety by re-aligning the roadway.

The re-alignment will reduce pedestrian crossing distances and increase visibility for drivers. Sidewalks and enhanced roadway markings are also a part of the project.

Political magazine lauds Evergreen as a college that is 'doing good for the country.'

A new method of ranking colleges and universities is making headlines, and The Evergreen State College is one of the top 50 schools in the country on a unique list that is gaining popularity.

Unlike other widely debated college ranking guides, like U.S. News and World Report, the Washington Monthly's assessment of the nation's colleges analyzes a broader area than just what the institutions are doing for individuals - it focuses on what colleges are doing for the nation.

Evergreen grad now a finalist to be 'Last Comic Standing'

2001 Evergreen alumnus and stand up comic Josh Blue is now one of only three comics that America will select as NBC's Last Comic Standing. The program airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Pacific, and viewers can vote for their favorite comic online or by phone. The competition was narrowed to the three comedians after the August 1 broadcast.

"Just the overnight fame is ridiculous," Blue told NBC on July 31. The winner of the series - the Last Comic Standing - receives an exclusive contract from the network as well as a comedy series on the Bravo network.