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Being members of NIRSA, we have exposure to a vast amount of information and resources around recreation and health. One event that stood out to us was that they have a day of recreation that “focuses on, Read the rest of this entry »
I view my job at the CRC as an amazing work experience in which my opinions are valued; I have a place to develop my ideas; and where I am a member of a diverse community of patrons and workers. I have never had a job that did not treat me like a number until this one. Read the rest of this entry »
The Pacific Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (PACURH) conference is a regional spirit conference for student leaders in the Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Canada, and Hawaii region of the NACURH organization. This year’s theme Read the rest of this entry »
A number of students who had the opportunity to be on campus prior to Friends & Family Weekend were invited to share some reflections with us. They were asked to respond to the following questions: What excites you the most about starting the academic year? Why? What seems most daunting to you as you anticipate starting your academic program(s)? Why?What or who do you expect to provide the most challenge, and conversely, the most support during fall quarter? The observations of a student follows: Read the rest of this entry »
October is Careers in Student Affairs month and NASPA is host to a number of resources including free webinars which can help students learn more about the profession. Celebrate your student paraprofessionals during October and encourage those who have an aptitude for this work to consider this wonderful work as a career.
A number of students who have had the opportunity to be on campus prior to Friends & Family Weekend were invited to share some reflections with us. They were asked to respond to the following questions: What excites you the most about starting the academic year? Why? What seems most daunting to you as you anticipate starting your academic program(s)? Why?What or who do you expect to provide the most challenge, and conversely, the most support during fall quarter? Read the rest of this entry »
Over 50 colleagues representing over 30 areas within the College contributed Student Affairs News @ Evergreen this past year. The blog has been a well-received opportunity for engagement, learning and connection with colleagues. Sincere thanks to all who have ensured that it is a useful and dynamic resource for Student Affairs. Read the rest of this entry »
The guest speaker, Rick Steves, is the author of more than 50 European travel guidebooks and host of the popular public television series, “Rick Steves’ Europe.” A syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune, as well Read the rest of this entry »
In early June five students involved with the Greener Organization (GO), Evergreen’s residence hall association, and I attended a national conference for leaders in residence life in Boulder, CO. The National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) conference, is a celebration of a year’s Read the rest of this entry »
Student Activities recognized student organization and student government leaders at the Golden Geoduck Award program on May 21st.
Recreation and Athletics recognized student athletes, The Outdoor Program (TOP) Student Coordinator, Rob Healy, and the Recreation & Athletics Hall of Fame inaugural Class of 2012 on May 18 Read the rest of this entry »
For anyone interested in health sciences, one of the most outstanding examples of Evergreen student work is the Student Medical Assistant Program in the Student Health Center. This is a uniquely Evergreen program, Read the rest of this entry »
Congratulations to the Children’s Center! They were recently awarded a $15K grant to upgrade the outside play area from the Washington State Department of Commerce. The grant will support the purchase of recycled rubber tiles which will replace the bark chip fall areas and provided a safer more sustainable playground area. Sincere thanks to John McLain, Academic Grants Manager, for his assistance in writing, submitting and presenting the grant application and to Paul Smith, Director of Facilities, for identifying matching funds which will cover the cost of preparing the site and installing the tiles. The project is scheduled to be completed this summer.
The CAB renovation completed in Fall 2011 received LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification is a process for ranking and recognizing “green” projects and LEED Gold constitutes the second highest ranking possible. Evergreen now has the distinction of two buildings with LEED Gold certification; Seminar II and the CAB, demonstrating the campus commitment to sustainability. Read the rest of this entry »
My impression of the NEW Leadership Puget Sound is that it aims to throw the doors of possibility open for women’s leadership here in Washington. The program encourages women to see themselves as empowered leaders who can successfully and substantially participate in politics and public policy. And believe me, the mission of the program is loud and clear; it calls out to the participants: Here is the road to leadership in your field; here is your support network; what is your passion and dream for the world? Read the rest of this entry »
It is 6:00 am, and all the students are on time for the sixth session. Mental preparation is in order along with some physical stretching just to get the juices flowing. The class is now attentive and ready to receive instruction on what is required of them today. Read the rest of this entry »
The results of the spring competition for the 2011-2012 Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Program have recently been announced. I am delighted to inform you that of the 30 Evergreen students who applied for support for winter or spring study abroad, 14 students have been offered awards, a 47% success rate. Read the rest of this entry »
There are many reasons why Residential and Dining Services is a leader in sustainability in the Evergreen community and in the national arena. For a number of years, RAD has been blessed to have employees committed to sustainability. Mark Lacina, Assistant Director for Facilities and a staff member for nearly two decades, has seen hundreds if not thousands of students enter and exit RAD’s student facilities worker program and has heard Read the rest of this entry »
Monday, September 19th, marked the first College-wide convocation including students, staff and faculty gathering together in the College Recreation Center to launch the 2011-12 academic year. Local musicians, the Artesian Rumble Arkestra, provided live music and an escort to the program. Bill Ransom, Academic Dean, served as master of ceremonies and the program included comments by President Purce, a major keynote by Kenji Yoshino, and learning and singing the alma mater and the Geoduck Fight Song (see video below) under the tutelage of Marla Elliott, Faculty. Read the rest of this entry »