Class Hosts Cultivating Inner Peace Author

Award-winning psychiatrist Paul Fleischman will grace the campus next week with an exclusive lecture and presentation, hosted by students. Fleischman connects the lives of outstanding figures such as the Buddha, Walt Whitman, and Gandhi with the ideal of inner peace and how real people cultivate peace in their everyday lives. He presents peacefulness as dynamic, selective, and egoless, shown through the constructive act of choosing different ways of life, such as having a smaller family or a more modest career.

Lynching Linked With Institutionalized Death Penalty in New Book by Evergreen Faculty Member

"Rough Justice: Lynching and American Society, 1874-1947" is a book of firsts, a first book for historian Michael Pfeifer and, according to the author, the first national analysis of lynching and criminal justice. Pfeifer, a professor at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, argues that lynching was not eradicated, but instead institutionalized. As states banned lynching, they replaced it with a revitalized death penalty. In Washington state, hanging is still an option.

John Lauer, New Director of Housing

It is my pleasure to announce the hiring of John Lauer as our new Director of Housing. John is currently serving as associate Director of Housing and Food Services at California State University, Chico, and he has over seventeen years of fulltime experience in residence hall work. John earned a B.S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Masters of Art and Social Science with emphasis on student development from California State University, Chico.

Evergreen Receives $100,000 to Support Native American Teachers

The William Randolf Hearst Foundation has given $100,000 to The Evergreen State College Foundation to continue its support of future Native American Teachers. It's the second $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation to the college. The first in 1998, coupled with $50,000 match from the State of Washington, led to the creation of the Evergreen Foundation's William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Future Native American Teachers.

Super Saturday Super Volunteer Raquel Salinas

From blowing up balloons to setting up booths to taking charge of the poster design this year, Raquel has been a Super Saturday volunteer for nearly two decades.

If actions speak louder than words, then Raquel Salinas wouldn't need to talk for a very long time. Renowned for her strong community service ethic and commitment to students, Raquel has been a stalwart volunteer for many of the events and activities at Evergreen.

The Evergreen State College Hosts Computer Science Software Fair

Tuesday, June 1, 2004
The Evergreen State College
Daniel J. Evans Library mezzanine
1-4 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Projects in ecology, automotive maintenance, computer chip testing, legal systems, e-commerce, and graphics support for computer games are those to be showcased at the Computer Science Software Fair. The event takes place at The Evergreen State College on Tuesday, June 1 at the Daniel J. Evans Library mezzanine. The event is free and open to the public. Campus parking is $1.25.

Super Saturday Celebrates "Festival for All Ages"

Super Saturday, June 12, 2004
The Evergreen State College, Olympia
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Free parking and open to the public

Evergreen Graduates Record-1,360 Students at 33rd Commencement Ceremony

The Evergreen State College, Olympia
Friday, June 11, 2004
Red Square, rain or shine
1:00-4:30 p.m. (end time est.)
Free and open to the public

The class of 2004 is the largest ever to graduate from The Evergreen State College, with 1,256 undergraduates and 104 graduates expected to pick up their degrees. The previous record was set in 2000, when the college graduated a total of 1,324 students. Last year, 1,232 students graduated.

"Science and Music, With Exuberance and Humility"

Evergreen offers free lecture with UW's Dr. Vladimir Chaloupka
Wed., May 26, 2004
The Evergreen State College, Lecture Hall I
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Campus parking $1.25

The Education, Values and Society program at The Evergreen State College invites the public to attend the exciting and provocative lecture "Science and Music, With Exuberance and Humility" by University of Washington physicist Dr. Vladimir Chaloupka on Wed., May 26, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall I on the Olympia campus.

Dave Weber Honored by YMCA for Volunteer Service

Congratulations to Evergreen Athletic Director Dave Weber, who was named Briggs Community YMCA Policy Volunteer of the Year for 2003-04. Weber chaired the Program Committee of the Briggs Advisory Board and was a division leader for the recent Strong Kids Campaign undertaken by the South Sound YMCA. He now serves on a committee that is devising the South Sound Y's Strategic Plan for 2005-10.

Contact: Kate Lykins Brown, (360) 867-5213
Dave Weber, (360) 867-6531