2019 Faculty Voluntary Separation Incentive Plan

The College is offering an incentive to up to fifteen regular faculty members who currently hold continuing appointments at experience year 29 or above (during the 2018-19 academic year) and who voluntarily offer to retire or resign from the College between Sept 15, 2019 and June 15 2020, releasing their property right to employment at the College as regular faculty with a continuing appointment.

Undergraduate Research in Lichen and Bryophyte Ecology, Taxonomy and Ecophysiology

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This research opportunity for undergraduates will focus on lichen and bryophyte functional ecology, ecophysiology and taxonomy. Students with a strong foundation in botany, ecology, symbiosis and/or chemistry will gain experience working in the laboratory with plant and fungal samples. Students will mainly be engaging with ongoing research in Dr. Calabria' lab and may have opportunities to develop their own research projects.

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MPA Director attends 2019 WA State Nonprofit Conference

WA nonprofit conference

MPA Director and Member of the Faculty, Doreen Swetkis, attended the annual WA State Nonprofit Conference in Bellevue on May 20-21, 2019.  Doreen said that there was so much positive energy and useful information that occurred, and she looks forward to sharing what she learned with Evergreen MPA students.  Doreen (green shirt) took a picture with her table mates for a session on Lobbying & Advocacy, which includes three Greener grads, and a mom of a Greener grad, all of whom are making change in their communities.  Go Geoducks!

Personality and Social Psychology: Who Do You Think You Are?

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At adulthood, a human has already spent decades defining and characterizing attributes, beliefs and preferences of the individual they call “ME,” and how we use this self to engage in social interactions, that fit within cultural settings. Where do I get the ideas I have about “who I am”? Am I more nature or nurture? Is the self malleable or fixed? How do we shape the self to optimally navigate social lives? The concept of self can be beneficial as an ally, or a confounding negative force—but how can we know which it is to be?

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Positive Psychology

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After spending years in World War II concentration camps, Viktor Frankl emerged to develop a psychology of hope and meaning that emphasized what Abraham Maslow later called the human momentum for "self-actualization". More recently, leading scholars have taken these ideas further. Since 1998, "positive" psychology has amassed an understanding of humans at their best. A worldwide collaborative effort now attempts to balance psychology's early focus on psychopathology with empirical science and sound practical strategies that promote wellbeing, quality of life, and resilience.

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Introduction to Psychology

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Scientific inquiry into human behavior and cognition is a dynamic and rapidly growing field that influences personal development and diverse careers. This course examines essential aspects of the human experience (neurology, sensation and perception, personality, learning, memory, cognition, emotion) and political, economic, and cultural influences. Contemporary trends and specific sub-disciplines (neuropsychology, childhood development, gerontology, organizational behavior, wellness, etc.) will be addressed.

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Movie: Disturbing the Peace

 Film & Discussion event by the Jewish Student Union - Movie: Disturbing the Peace

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