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Here are some of our previous Alumni Events:

Events Archive

  • Pushing Back Against the "STEM" Tide: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

    Evergreen Presents A Traveling Seminar
    March 14, 2014 in Seattle, WA

    Test results show U.S students falling far below their international cohorts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) - a grave indicator, many argue, of the waning of U.S. global competitiveness. As educators, parents and citizens, how should we respond to these reports? How do we weigh the facts and balance them against the actual lives of the children in our care? Many voices call for a doubling-down on STEM classes to the exclusion of the other liberal arts. In this conversation, we'll try to get beyond the STEM:STEAM dichotomy to discuss what kind of education kids really need to become happy, productive global citizens. Join Fine Arts Consultant and advocate Pablo Schugurensky '84, MFA and Evergreen Provost Michael Zimmerman for a discussion about how we educate children for a world in transition.

  • One Big Brain: Can Humanity Think Its Way to a Better Future?

    February 21, 2014 in Olympia, WA

    Is it possible that consciousness, when properly focused, can change events in the physical world? A surprising array of scientists and mathematicians line up with philosophers, theologians and sages in saying "yes." The "Noosphere" has been described as "the thinking layer of the planet" - as real as the atmosphere or biosphere. How can we create experiences that provoke human awakening to the potential of this reality? Explore with us. Date: Friday February 21, 2014; Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm; Place: The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center; No Cost

  • The Art of Living: Our Fifth Annual

    February 20, 2014 in Tacoma, WA

    Join us Thursday, February 20, 2014 for our fifth annual Art of Living at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA. Doors open at 5:30 pm and cocktail hour begins at 6:00 pm.

  • Capturing Life Once and Forever: Why People Photograph

    Evergreen Presents A Traveling Seminar
    January 23, 2014 in Portland, OR

    Join photographers Chris Rauschenberg '74 and Bob Haft, Evergreen Faculty Member, for a discussion of the art, history, technology and philosophy of photography. Why are photographs so powerful? What do they trigger in the viewer? Why are so many people compelled to take photographs? What role has photography played in history and world affairs? What role does photography play in a culture, a society, a community, a family?

  • Evergreen Night at the Ballpark: Support scholarships & watch the Mariners take on the Texas Rangers

    August 27, 2013 in Seattle, WA

    Join us in the Evergreen seating section for the 7th annual Evergreen Night at the Ballpark and the 11th annual Jackie Robinson Memorial Scholarship ceremony.

  • Curating the Human Story: The Power and Influence of Museums:

    Evergreen Presents A Traveling Seminar Series
    May 23, 2013 in Boulder, CO

    Participate in this Evergreen seminar exploring how museums influence our understanding of the world. Member of the Faculty Jean Mandeberg and exhibit planner and designer, Seth Frankel ’93 facilitate this discussion for Greeners and friends in the Boulder area.

  • The Art of Living:

    April 5, 2013 in Olympia, WA

    Join us for a night filled with delicious food and a live art auction on The Evergreen State College campus. Come, celebrate and support the students and faculty. All proceeds benefit the Evergreen Annual Fund, which supports scholarships for students, faculty development and other needs on campus.

  • World Markets: Insights from the Leading Edge:

    Evergreen Presents A Traveling Seminar Series
    March 14, 2013 in New York, NY

    Participate in this fast-paced Evergreen seminar exploring the issues in global markets. Member of the Faculty Peter Dorman and Wall Street executive, Brett Redfearn ’87 will facilitate the discussion while Les Purce serves as host for Greeners and friends in the New York area.

  • Civil Rights in America: Book Seminar on A Mighty Long Way:

    Evergreen Presents A Traveling Seminar Series
    February 15, 2013 in Portland, OR

    Participate in this authentic Evergreen seminar exploring civil rights in America through the lens of school desegregation in the South. All pre-registered participants will receive a copy of the seminar book in the mail - Carlotta Walls Lanier’s A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock High School. Member of the Faculty Rita Pougiales ’72 and Attorney Rick Okamura ’98 will facilitate the discussion while Keri Carkeek ’92, current member of The Evergreen State College Foundation Board of Governors serves as our host.

  • The Stories We Tell Ourselves:

    Evergreen Presents A Traveling Seminar Series
    February 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA

    EVENT SOLD OUT! Participate in this Evergreen seminar exploring the relationship of storytelling to the human condition and the adaptation of storytellers to various media throughout the ages. Member of the Faculty Rebecca Chamberlain and animator/writer Craig Bartlett ’81 facilitate this discussion while Michelle Philippe '91 hosts this event for Greeners and friends in the Los Angeles area. EVENT SOLD OUT!

  • Civil Rights in America: Book Seminar on A Mighty Long Way:

    Evergreen Presents A Traveling Seminar Series
    January 25, 2013 in Tacoma, WA

    Participate in this authentic Evergreen seminar exploring civil rights in America through the lens of school desegregation in the South. All pre-registered participants will receive a copy of the seminar book in the mail - Carlotta Walls Lanier’s A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock High School. Member of the Faculty Barbara Laners will facilitate the discussion while Donna Griffin ’02 and the Tacoma Chapter of the Evergreen Alumni Association serve as our hosts.