Evergreen and SPSCC to Celebrate 2019 Graduates at Evergreen

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The Evergreen State College and South Puget Sound Community College have a strong tradition of serving local students who earn their associate’s degree at one college and finish four-year degrees at the other. This year, that partnership will take a closer turn, as graduates from both schools will receive their diplomas in separate outdoor ceremonies at Evergreen over June 14 and 15.

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Evergreen Parkway to close temporarily on June 14 – 15

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The Evergreen Parkway will be temporarily closed Friday, June 14, from approximately 3 – 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 15, from approximately 12 – 2 p.m., due to heavy traffic and congestion for The Evergreen State College graduation ceremony and South Puget Sound Community College graduation respectively.

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Evergreen Chemistry Faculty Inspires Middle School Girls to Pursue Careers in Science

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Did you know polar bears are invisible?

That’s what Rebecca Sunderman, a chemistry faculty member at The Evergreen State College, showed a group of budding scientists with infrared cameras at this year’s Expanding Your Horizons symposium.

The annual conference is designed for girls and non-gender conforming middle schoolers interested in  STEM. It’s one of the ways Sunderman works with the Thurston County community to involve underrepresented groups in scientific fields that tend to be male-dominated.

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Lia Lira Brings a Wealth of Culinary Experience to Her Restaurant on Vashon Island

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After honing her skills in the busy kitchens of New York and compiling an impressive culinary résumé, Evergreen graduate Lia Lira returned to the Pacific Northwest to open a restaurant of her own. Today she can be found preparing an array of contemporary dishes for the patrons of Bramble House, her thriving, seasonally-inspired restaurant on Vashon Island.

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State Budget Boosts Evergreen Student Success and Renewal

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The state legislature strongly affirmed its commitment to Evergreen’s unique model of education this weekend in passing a 2019-2021 operating and capital budget that supports the college’s renewal initiatives and boosts aid to low-income college students across the state.

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