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The Admissions Office has data which suggests that some visiting students and parents are confused about what we offer to visitors on specific days and times so Irene Ziemba, Student Visit Coordinator, is coordinating a thorough review of visit information and request pages on the website. This review will be used to refine information provided in advance of visits. Read the rest of this entry »
The Day of Absence and The Day of Presence Committee would like to invite you to participate in this year’s Day of Absence and Day of Presence. As many of you know, these are two days of programming collaboratively planned by students, staff and faculty to address issues of race, class and other social justice issues. Read the rest of this entry »
The annual conference for Northwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (NWACUHO) took place on February 3-5 in Tacoma. I had the opportunity to present with RAD’s Student Sustainability Coordinator, Daniel Cherniske. Our presentation was entitled, “Student Workers Building Sustainable Communities.” It was a pleasure to spend almost an hour talking about the work that I love to do here at Evergreen, and to be reminded about the fact that I am lucky to work with Read the rest of this entry »
Planning Meeting, Friday, November 30 from 10-Noon in L1003
Be part of planning for these two days of learning and dialogue on issues of race, diversity and allyship! This coming academic school year, the Day of Absence will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 and the Day of Presence will be on Friday, April 26, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
Excerpt from a recent Student Affairs Collaborative blog post:
”Open-sourcing comes in a variety of forms. Likely, since the initial origins of student affairs, networking and group dialogues have been a great source for getting ideas and information. As you move through time Read the rest of this entry »
Some research suggests that online communities increase social capital and reinforce geographically defined community boundaries leading to increases in involvement and engagement. These online communities linked to an organization or physical location may strengthen weak relationships and expand opportunities for relating to others in meaningful ways. Read the rest of this entry »
The campus calendar provides a robust view of the programs and meetings conducted on campus. If you are involved in planning an all-campus event be sure to submit details to the calendar. If you are responsible for a targeted student services program (e.g. a resume writing workshop, an academic advising workshop, etc.) provide the details to Katherine McGee in Academic Advising. Sharing information will ensure it is visible for students, faculty and staff to see via the calendar.
Over 60 colleagues in Student Affairs now have copies of A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School and have good intentions to read this book. The book was mailed to all new students the week of August 6th and the author, Carlotta Walls LaNier will be the convocation speaker at Evergreen on Tuesday, September 18th.
I recently finished the book Read the rest of this entry »
The Hiring Priorities (HP) DTF wrapped up the first phase of their work in late spring and developed a prioritized list of 16 faculty positions (for the Olympia daytime curriculum) that the College should hire. We will be recruiting for 10 lines in the upcoming academic year. Read the rest of this entry »
The Agenda Committee and the Provost are empaneling a DTF to take a holistic look at the College’s curriculum and to make recommendations to the full faculty. Because the issues at hand determine how we define and present the College to our students, prospective students, alumni and various other stakeholders, we urge the DTF to consult broadly before making recommendations to the faculty. Read the rest of this entry »
Many faculty as well as some Student Affairs colleagues will be immersed in building the Academic Statement Initiative foundation during two summer institutes, the week of June 25 and July 30. The work of the institute moves the RTaLE DTF recommendations approved by the faculty toward fruition in the form of the required Academic Statement. Read the rest of this entry »
Colleagues from around the state, including four staff from Evergreen, gathered at the University of Puget Sound for two days of evidence-based material provided by the Washington College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP). Read the rest of this entry »
The Contemplative Space located in Seminar 1, 4115, opened with an informal reception on Friday, June 8.
This room will be available for individual prayer and meditation to students, staff and faculty Read the rest of this entry »
We are proud to announce the reopening of the challenge course. The course has a long and distinct history in College lore. The course, originally constructed in the late 70’s and later revamped in the 80’s and early 90’s was a mainstay Read the rest of this entry »
Return to Evergreen, May 18-20, is the College’s 40th anniversary celebration. On October 4, 1971, Evergreen’s first president, Charles McCann, and the founding faculty of the college held the first day of classes for 1,178 new students. Read the rest of this entry »
The programs offered during Day of Absence and Day of Presence provide significant opportunity for personal and professional development. There is almost no end to the knowledge, understanding, skills, and awareness required to productively engage Read the rest of this entry »
Gallup recently published an article regarding the status of American’s exercise and health habits in 2011 compared to previous years utilizing the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index . While 2011 and the beginning of 2012 do boast a minor increase Read the rest of this entry »
The Evergreen State College has a “newspaper of the students” that the rightful owners aren’t fully claiming. It’s a precious gift, but few people seem to know its real value.
Residential and Dining Services is no longer assigning students to rooms, instead we let them do it themselves. These days most of us are used to selecting our exact airline or concert seats online, Evergreen’s new Spacebook system works in a similar fashion. Read the rest of this entry »
Winter Quarter Greener Commuting Event
Wednesday, February 15th, from 1 to 3 in S2 A1105
This event is highly interactive and full of surprises and food!
The Commute Trip Reduction survey is live! You may access the survey any time this week. It will take about 5 minutes to complete. There is a concerted effort to reach 100% participation. Read the rest of this entry »
Many Student Affairs staff may know of the long-standing Core Connector program, coordinated by Academic Advising, in which an academic advisor or other student services professional makes a commitment to be the “connector” for a first-year or lower-division program during the fall quarter (and often beyond, into the winter or spring quarters) by making a weekly visit to the program for announcements (events, opportunities, deadlines, and so on), check-ins with the students, occasional short topical workshops, and often a “tip of the week” for the students. Read the rest of this entry »
As most of you know, the Re-Modeling Teaching and Learning DTF finished its three years of work toward the end of last quarter when the faculty voted (72-13) to adopt an amended version of its “Academic Statement and Mentoring Proposal.” (The Committee can now, finally, make like a DTF and disappear.) Read the rest of this entry »
A formal public hearing will be held on December 7 from 3:00-4:00 pm in Seminar II A2107 to receive feedback on the proposed Student Conduct Code. Feedback may also be provided to Holly Colbert Joseph, Executive Associate to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, via email or phone up until December 6. The proposed Code is the result of several years of work by the Conduct Code DTF Read the rest of this entry »
Those tasked with leading assessment in their department convened November 22nd for the first of three meetings planned for the year. The purpose of the meeting was to assist everyone present with their respective assessment work and to learn what resources and support could further the Student Affairs Assessment Initiative. Read the rest of this entry »
Come on out to the first Evergreen Arts and Crafts Fair on November 30th in the Evergreen College Activities Building (CAB) from 2:00pm to 10:00pm.
The Fair will feature over 40 craft and artist vendors representing students, staff, faculty and alumni. Featured items include hand crafted jewelry, original and re-purposed clothes, photography, body care products, and much more. If holidays are your thing, this will be a great event to get some shopping done early and find something truly unique to gift and give. And if holidays are not a part of your winter events, please come out and find something unique for yourself or participate in the variety of music, workshops, and fun activities (face painting!) we’ll be offering for all ages. Read the rest of this entry »
Forums on Proposed Student Code of Conduct
- Monday, October 10, 4:30-5:30 pm in Seminar II, A2107
- Wednesday, October 12th, 3:00-5:00 pm in Seminar II, A2107
Community members may also share feedback by talking directly with or sending email to Art Costantino through October 14th. Read the rest of this entry »