A Look Inside One of Evergreen’s Most Impactful Programs

This year, Evergreen faculty Eirik Steinhoff taught one of the college’s longest running and most impactful programs, Gateways for Incarcerated Youth. Founded in 1996, Gateways gives Evergreen students and youth incarcerated at the Green Hill juvenile prison in Chehalis a rare opportunity to engage in a transformative educational experience.

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Karen Fraser to head Evergreen Board of Trustees

Karen Fraser

Olympia, WA—Former state Sen. Karen Fraser was elected incoming chair of The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees on June 13, succeeding businessman Fred Goldberg, who will continue on the board as vice-chair.

Fraser, who for decades represented the college’s legislative district, is a former Evergreen adjunct faculty member, and the parent of an Evergreen graduate.  

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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

A sign for the college on Evergreen Parkway.

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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