Annual Day of Absence, Day of Presence explore diversity, culture

The Evergreen State College sets aside two days each academic year to explore, celebrate, discuss and reflect on issues of diversity, equity, culture and heritage, giving students, staff and faculty a chance to come together to talk about issues of critical importance on not only the Evergreen campus, but the nation and world.

Campus Dining Services makes switch to healthier, trans fat-free oils

Fryer oil containing trans fats will no longer be used by Campus Dining Services at The Evergreen State College, the provider of campus food service announced today. A type of unsaturated fat, trans fatty acids are not required or beneficial for human health, and consumption increases the risk of coronary heart disease, according to the American Heart Association.

Key poet at Evergreen Feb. 5th

Robin Blaser, a well known Canadian poet will give a talk at The Evergreen State College Monday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Seminar II Building, room A 1105. Blaser has developed as a writer through subsequent generations and poetic movements, and his work now extends beyond the era in which it began. An immigrant to Vancouver, B.C. in 1966, and a Canadian citizen since 1972, Blaser has established himself as a key figure on the west coast of B.C.

Author, poet Maya Angelou to speak Feb 18

Dr. Maya Angelou, hailed as a national treasure for her work with literature, education and civil rights advocacy, will be at The Evergreen State College Sunday, Feb. 18. Angelou will speak from 7 to 8 p.m. at the College Recreation Center's gym.

Fine Times at Our House: old time music and storytelling Feb. 9

Combine wry and humorous storytelling of Spalding Gray with the country wit of Mark Twain, throw in traditional string band music from the mountains of Appalachia, add a recorded story or two from an award-wining public radio series on family stories, and round it all off with original paintings inspired by fiddle tunes like “Lost Boy,” and “Sally in the Green Corn,” and one has an idea about the show Fine Times at Our House. The show will be at Evergreen's Communications Building Recital Hall at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 as part of the Evergreen Expressions concert series.

Peace Corps recognizes Evergreen graduates abroad

The level of alumni involvement in the Peace Corps has again landed The Evergreen State College the distinction as one of the corps top-25 schools in the nation.

With 17 students working abroad as Peace Corps volunteers, Evergreen is ranked 18th among the nation's colleges and universities with less than 5,000 undergraduate students. Ron Tschetter, Director of the Peace Corps said "the Peace Corps presents the face of America to people around the world, and our success is directly attributable to the outstanding support we receive from The Evergreen State College."

Evergreen board approves bonds for student housing upgrades

OLYMPIA - The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees approved a resolution yesterday authorizing issuance of bonds for significant improvements to the college's residence hall system.

The bonds are expected to be issued for approximately eight million dollars, earmarked for projects leading to renewal of aging facilities as well as adding more capacity.

"We're very excited to get started on this work and are confident that it will make important improvements very visible and valuable to our students," said John Lauer, director of Evergreen's student housing system.

Open campus interviews scheduled for Academic Dean candidates

The Academic Deans Search Committee has scheduled open campus interviews for two curriculum dean positions as well as the evening and weekend studies dean position. They'll take place Wednesday, Jan. 17 at the Olympia campus.

The open interview times are from 12 - 1 p.m. in CAB 108 and 5:15 - 6 p.m. in Seminar II, room A2105. Information about Tacoma campus interviews will be announced soon.

Evergreen Diversity Series hosts lecture at Tacoma campus with Olympia broadcast

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, an Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Program in American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California will give a lecture "Gender, Race and the Landscapes of Social Justice: Our Struggle to Understand and Dismantle the Prison Industrial Complex," Tuesday, Jan. 23 at The Evergreen State College's Tacoma campus. Gilmore's lectures are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. A live interactive video broadcast of the lecture will be available on the Olympia campus at Lecture Hall 1. The Tacoma campus is located at 1210 6th Avenue.

Apply for student activity grants until Jan. 19

Foundation Activity Grants are offered by The Evergreen State College Foundation Board of Governors and administered by the Provost's Academic Grants office. The program supports the projects of individual students, student teams, and student-faculty teams.

Activity Grant projects are usually carried out in conjunction with academic programs and all projects must have at least one faculty sponsor.