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Evergreen Chemistry Faculty Dharshi Bopegedera Wins a 2022 Seattle Association for Women in Science Award
Seattle Association for Women in Science (AWIS) takes pride in recognizing particularly outstanding Washington women for their accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We are pleased to recognize Dr. Dharshi Bopegedera, on the Chemistry Faculty at The Evergreen State College, as the 2022 recipient of the Seattle AWIS award for Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach. Dr. Bopegedera is very deserving of this award for her years of education innovation and inspiring mentoring and support for students at Evergreen and around the country.
OLYMPIA – In April, The Evergreen State College Foundation announced ambitions to raise $300,000 through the Art of Giving to fuel the Evergreen Scholarship fund.
After a four-week scholarship drive followed by, for the first time since 2019, an in-person gala event, the total amount of money raised far exceeded its original goal. The total amount earned during this year’s scholarship drive was $433,251.00.
OLYMPIA – The public is invited to attend a Coast Salish Wool Weaving open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at The Evergreen State College at its Paimarire ~ Fiber Arts Studio located on the college’s Olympia campus at its Indigenous Arts Campus.
Those attendees will be provided hands-on demonstrations and the opportunity to weave on a traditional Coast Salish Loom.
OLYMPIA –The Evergreen State College Board of Trustees directed board chair Karen Fraser to explore an extension for interim president Dr. John Carmichael’s contract. Carmichael’s current contract is through June 2023 and he has served as interim president since June 2021.
Evergreen 2020 and 2021 graduates invited to take part in in-person commencement ceremony
OLYMPIA – The Evergreen State College’s first in-person commencement ceremony since 2019 is set for 1 p.m. on Friday, June 10.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Evergreen has hosted virtual graduations for the past two years. To allow Greeners who were forced to celebrate virtually to have an opportunity to also walk across the stage, Evergreen is inviting graduates from 2020 and 2021 to take part in the in-person celebration for the class of 2022.
Chibi Chibi Con, Evergreen’s colorful anime festival, returns to the college after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event will run from noon to 11 p.m., Saturday May 21. Admission to Chibi Chibi Con is free, which makes it an inviting, low-barrier opportunity to explore anime convention culture. As a health precaution, attendees this year will have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter.