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.

2006 College Guides Praise Evergreen

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The major college guidebooks once again highlight the affordability and strong academics of The Evergreen State College. A new guidebook written by college students names Evergreen one of "America's top 100 schools."

The new "Students Guide to Colleges," published by Penguin, is based on a "survey of thousands of college students" and cites Evergreen as one of the "Top 10 Schools You've Never Heard Of."

Coach Kenna Eager to Take Evergreen Basketball to the Next Level

Tom Kenna from UCSD named Head Men's Basketball Coach at The Evergreen State College

Evening and Weekend Studies Hosts Information Sessions

Looking for educational opportunities that will fit your busy schedule? Attend an Evening and Weekend Studies information session to learn how you can continue your education on your time! Come learn about Evergreen's interdisciplinary curriculum, how existing credits transfer and how you can move swiftly from the admissions process to engaging work in your area of study. Please join us at the most convenient of four information session locations - no RSVP is necessary.

Evergreen Alumnus Makes Historic Peace Corps Trip

The Peace Corps has announced that, for the first time ever, the organization will send a team of Crisis Corps volunteers to Sri Lanka, including Evergreen alumnus and Olympia resident, Nels Christianson. According to a Peace Corps press release, Christianson will leave at the end of this month to help the people of Sri Lanka recover from last year's devastating tsunamis. He will serve as a civil engineer with the Christian Children's Fund and work to develop and design projects to rebuild Sri Lanka's damaged communities.

Evergreen's Seminar II Building Recognized for "Green" Roof

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Already a veteran in the world of environmental architecture awards, Evergreen’s Seminar II building, known locally as “Sem II,” is receiving yet more recognition for its leading edge design. The Green Roofs for Healthy Cities recently awarded Sem II’s roof developer, The Garland Company, Inc., of Cleveland, with the 2005 Green Roof Award of Excellence in the Extensive Institutional category.