Writer's Guild hosts 'Spring Writes' Writer's Conference

The Evergreen State College’s Writer's Guild is hosting the first-ever Spring Writes Writer's Conference Saturday, May 6th from 9 a.m. to 6:30PM in the Cedar Room at the college’s Longhouse Center. Tickets go on sale April 24th at the Evergreen Bookstore. Five dollars for students and $7 for community members. There is limited seating at the conference.

Virginia Tech commemoration Thursday, April 19

All members of the community are invited to come together tomorrow (Thursday) at noon for a campus commemoration and time for reflection about this week's tragedy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The event will take place at the 9/11 Memorial Bench outside the first floor of the CAB Building. The program will include a musical performance, remarks from a representative from the Geoduck Student Union, a time for community reflection and a moment of silence in honor of the victims, their families and the Virginia Tech community.

Zoologists Delia and Mark Owens to speak at annual Rachel Carson forum at Evergreen

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Renowned zoologists Delia and Mark Owens will deliver a lecture entitled “High Stakes Conservation: Saving Elephants by Giving Alternative Jobs to Poachers” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 at The Evergreen State College’s Longhouse Education and Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Human rights lawyer Jennifer Harbury to speak at Evergreen

Jennifer Harbury, an acclaimed human rights lawyer, activist and author will make a free public presentation at The Evergreen State College on May 10, 2006. Ms Harbury’s most recent book is Truth, Torture and the American Way: The History and Consequences of U.S. Involvement in Torture (Beacon Press, 2005).

Harbury's talk is May 10th from 1:00-3:00pm in Lecture Hall 1 at Evergreen. The subject the talk is “Torture and U.S. Foreign Policy: What Can We Do?” A question and answer session will follow her presentation.

Paul Sparks: Friends, Cronies, and Colleagues

The major spring exhibition at Evergreen Galleries, Paul Sparks: Friends, Cronies, and Colleagues, honors Paul Sparks, an innovative artist and teacher who recently retired after 32 years of teaching at The Evergreen State College. The opening reception is Friday, April 28 from 6 to 9 p.m, and the exhibition runs through May 18 at Gallery 4, on the fourth floor of the Evans Library Building.

9/11 expert Robert Jay Lifton at Evergreen April 25

Lifton headlines the 20th anniversary Willi Unsoeld Seminar

Princeton Review names Evergreen one of America's 'best value' colleges

OLYMPIA, Wash. — For the fourth year running, the Princeton Review has named The Evergreen State College one of the nation's "best value" four-year colleges. The New York-based education services company features Evergreen in the 2007 edition of its book, America's Best Value Colleges (Random House/Princeton Review, $18.95.)

Old junior high gym floor helps to make 'gold'

Evergreen’s new green building achieves a first environmental honor

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The floors of a junior high school gym and an old building in Everett have helped to make gold.

The Evergreen State College’s Seminar II Building is the first publicly funded educational facility in Washington state to earn a ‘gold’ Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

'Women Now' symposium April 5 features Stephanie Coontz as keynote speaker

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Nationally-known history and family studies professor Stephanie Coontz is the keynote speaker for the ‘Women Now’ symposium sponsored by The Evergreen State College’s graduate program in public administration, the American Society for Public Administration and Evergreen’s Extended Education program.

The event is Wednesday, April 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Saint Martin’s Worthington Center in Lacey.

Coontz will speak about the realities of balancing life in her talk entitled “Half the Workforce Doesn’t Have a Wife: Getting Real About Work and Family Balance.”

Student support programs highlighted in April

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Important student support programs will be honored around the nation in April and The Evergreen State College plans to make a day of it - featuring musical performances, student speakers and a keynote address.

TRIO Day at Evergreen is slated for April 12 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the college's Longhouse Education and Cultural Center. It is open to the public and free of charge.