Events

All-Campus Mentoring Day Schedule

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Each session will be held twice, at 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., except where indicated.
All sessions are located in Seminar II.

Understanding Evergreen

Disciplines, Interdisciplines, and Fields of Study

Becoming a Better Student

After Evergreen: Graduate School, Service, Activism

Meet the Faculty

Did I Miss Anything Important? Discussion with Faculty about things they wish they had known

Saturday Sessions

For the Grays Harbor Program

Understanding Evergreen

Framing Your Academic Statement: Have Draft, Will Submit A2107

Suzanne Simons, Steve Hendricks, Stephanie Kozick, Rebecca Chamberlain

This workshop is for students who have a draft of their Academic Statement and would like peer and faculty feedback to bring it closer to completion. We will include strategies for highlighting what is important in your education, thinking about your future audience, basic editing skills, writing an author’s note, and peer editing and feedback. Students must bring a hard copy of their draft Academic Statement.

Transfer Students: Making Evergreen Work for You B1105 & B1107

Joli Sandoz, Paul McMillan, Bob McIntosh, Gillies Malnarich, Cynthia Kennedy

Faculty presenters will cover dos and don’ts to help transfer students get off to a good start. Evergreen is different! You’ll learn why Evergreen has “four nos”: no grades, no credit distribution requirements, no ranks, and no departments. We’ll discuss what it means to take responsibility for your education, and how to be a vital member of a learning community.

When and How to Get an Individual Learning Contract (ILC) A1105

Elizabeth Williamson, Joe Tougas, Sean Williams

You can study whatever you want at Evergreen, right? Yes and no. ILCs and internships give students the chance to do extensive project and pre-professional work, and study advanced topics not available in the regular curriculum. But not every contract idea is viable, and contracts do not replace your “perfect” program. This session walks you through the process of deciding if an ILC is right for you, and how to pursue one.

Note: ILCs and internships are for advanced students, but all students are welcome at this session, which will help you figure out how to incorporate an ILC into your academic planning.

Finding an Internship D3105

Thuy Vu, Mukti Khanna

Students who are interested in learning about internship opportunities are welcome to attend this session.

Study Abroad D3107

Eric Stein, Drew Buchman

Many students describe study abroad as the most pivotal part of their undergraduate experience. We’ll discuss the options for travel available at Evergreen, how study abroad fits with the broader expectations and philosophies of the college, and what sorts of post-baccalaureate internships, work, or graduate studies might come out of a study abroad experience.

Disciplines, Interdisciplines, and Fields of Study

Advanced Humanities B2109

Kathleen Eamon, Ulrike Krotscheck

We will help students identify humanities offerings that are designed for advanced students, talk about tailoring other offerings to include opportunities for advanced work, and go over strategies for pursuing senior thesis-like work at Evergreen. We will also talk about combining advanced work in the humanities with interdisciplinary study. Although we will not focus on graduate school per se, we’re happy to field questions about preparing to apply, what graduate work in the humanities looks like, and what an advanced degree in the humanities means.

Anthropology and History B3107

Kristina Ackley, Sam Schrager, Stacey Davis

Learn about studying history and/or anthropology. We’ll discuss Evergreen programs and faculty in these fields; how to differentiate between introductory, intermediate and advanced work; how to do a senior thesis or project, and graduate school. We’ll address the question, “What kind of career can I pursue with a concentration in history or anthropology?”

Art in the Curriculum B3109

Shaw Osha, Jean Mandeberg, Marilyn Freeman

We will answer questions about art offerings at Evergreen and how to approach studying art in a liberal arts context. We will discuss the relevance of research, writing, and interdisciplinary coursework to artistic development. We will also discuss ways in which students can do various levels of art study, including advanced work.

The Bachelor of Science Degree and the Liberal Arts A2105

Peter Impara, Arun Chandra, Richard Weiss

We will discuss curricular pathways in Scientific Inquiry, and examine strategies for finding and articulating your rich path as a science student at a liberal arts college. We’ll address topics such as why scientists should bother with seminar, history, philosophy, languages, and writing, and whether to take the program you love or the program that gives you upper division science credits. If you’ve wondered if you can really earn 16 credits of upper division quantum mechanics for reading The Dancing Wu Li Masters, and if Evergreen’s BS degree is any better than the BA degree (or is it BS?), this session is for you.

Business Studies at Evergreen D2109

Glenn Landram, Zoe Van Schyndel, David Shaw

Interested in Business at Evergreen? Join faculty in an informal discussion of options and opportunities regarding our business curriculum.and practices help educators become successful partners with their students, this panel will discuss how the education field offers a myriad of professional possibilities for students today. All Campus Mentoring Day Schedule (Each session will be held twice, except where indicated. All sessions are located in Seminar II.)

Don’t Fear the Numbers: a Math-phobe’s Guide to the Evergreen Curriculum C2107

John Baldridge, Wen Wang, Karen Hogan

Do numbers make you queasy? Don’t worry—you are not alone! This fun and informative workshop will help you gain confidence with “quantitative reasoning” (i.e., basic math) in an interdisciplinary environment. Please: math-phobes only!

Education in Schools, Communities and Outdoors D3109

Grace Huerta, Sunshine Campbell, Leslie Flemmer, Jeff Antonelis-Lapp

We will discuss K-12 teacher preparation, educational research and policy development, alternative schooling, student and community advocacy, and adult and higher education. By examining the conditions that influence teaching and learning in a range of educational settings, the study of education also considers intersections of race, class, culture, gender, language, and students with special needs. With an analysis of what sustainable institutional policies and practices help educators become successful partners with their students, this panel will discuss how the education field offers a myriad of professional possibilities for students today.

Gender and Queer Studies C2109

Greg Mullins, Julia Zay

What are the differences and areas of overlap between Gender, Queer, LGBT, Feminist and Women’s Studies? What programs are offered in these areas and which faculty teach them? This session will help you find ways to explore these fields of study at Evergreen.

Human and Environmental Health C3107

Nancy Parkes, Karen Gaul, Carolyn Prouty, Marja Eloheimo

Health and well-being are directly linked to the social and natural world. At Evergreen, we examine cultural, racial, economic, geographic, familial, religious, genetic and psychological influences on health. We will discuss how to study health-related topics, as well as pathways in public, global, and individual health and healing. Bring curiosity, questions, and experiences, and be ready to discuss your academic and professional hopes and plans, internship opportunities, community service, and graduate school options.

Psychology: Research, Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinary Study C3105

Heesoon Jun, George Freeman, Carrie Margolin, Laura Citrin

The session will explore how to navigate through lowerlevel and all-level interdisciplinary programs, upper-level psychology-focused programs, and internships when studying psychology at Evergreen. We will also discuss advantages of multi-quarter programs; the various areas of psychology represented by the faculty at Evergreen (clinical, cognitive, social, developmental, health psychology, research); and how to prepare for entry into Master’s degree programs in Counseling Psychology and Social Work, and research-oriented doctoral programs in the psychological social sciences.

Sustainability and Justice B2105

Laurie Meeker, Anne Fischel, Martha Rosemeyer, David Muehleisen, Frederica Bowcutt, Michael Vavrus

Are you interested in Sustainability and Justice? How can you gain the background, skills and vision to make change in areas that count—food systems, climate change, cultural survival, racial and economic justice, media and communications, green business, community and international studies? In this workshop, students will create mind maps based on concepts and skills of interest to navigate academic pathways through the S & J curriculum. They will also meet with faculty in their specified fields of interest, including food systems, political economy, cultural and media studies, and environmental sustainability.

Becoming a Better Student

Finishing Well: Capstone Projects in the Arts B3105

Lisa Sweet, Kabby Mitchell, Ruth Hayes

If you have ventured widely through the Evergreen curriculum, designing and executing a capstone project is an excellent way to integrate diverse knowledge. You can demonstrate the Six Expectations and conclude your undergraduate career with a portfolio of advanced work exemplifying your interests and accomplishments. Faculty from media, performing, and visual arts will discuss the characteristics of a successful capstone project, and lead short exercises identifying goals, important ideas, and “aha” moments. We’ll suggest resources and skills that, acquired in sophomore and junior years, could become a strong scaffold for such projects.

How to Become a Better Reader E3107

Steve Blakeslee, Nancy Koppelman, Mark Harrison

If you are sometimes unable to understand the texts assigned to you, this session can help. We will introduce a new orientation to books and reading techniques that can increase your patience and comprehension, and develop your stamina to stick with tough texts and learn from them. We’ll also work with you to limit distractions, especially the electronic devices that are so often at our fingertips and discourage the habits of mind that we need to read well. Bring a book that is difficult for you and that you need to read.

After Evergreen: Graduate School, Service, Activism

Considering Law School? D2107

Jose Gomez

In this session, we will answer frequently-asked questions, including: Should I go to law school? What can I do with a law degree? Are there pre-law prerequisites? How much will it cost? How and where do I apply? What’s the LSAT? How important is it and how do I prepare for it? Where can I find more information?

Graduate School Panel E2107 & E2109

Sarah Williams, Anthony Tindill, Donald Morisato, Trevor Speller, Maggie Foran

In this interdisciplinary panel we will talk about how to prepare for graduate school. We will explore what to consider in choosing and financing graduate school, what graduate school can be like, and what you can expect from this kind of education. There also will be small group breakout time for students to ask questions about specific fields of study (including Evergreen graduate programs), how to prepare a graduate school portfolio, and how to solicit letters of recommendation.

Working for Social Justice-options you may not have considered C1105

Note: this session will be offered on Wednesday 1:15-2:15 only, and Saturday, May 18, 12:30-1:30.
Sarah Ryan, Peter Bohmer, Trevor Griffey, Kathy Kelly

Do you want a life working and living for economic and social justice? We will focus on how to put your studies to work in ways you may not have considered, in the context of the current economy. We’ll look at working for grassroots and community organizations, unions, and public agencies, and discuss strategies for getting a start. We will discuss how to organize and work for economic and social justice and live a good life, even if you are not paid for your activism. We may also discuss graduate and professional school, and other pathways for social justice work.

Meet the Faculty

Did I Miss Anything Important?
Discussion with Faculty about things they wish they had known E1107

Andrea Gullickson, Jennifer Gerend, Toska Olson, Hirsh Diamant, Ralph Murphy

Faculty will share lessons learned that they wished they had known as undergraduate students. Semi-formal remarks will be followed by informal large and small group discussions.

Saturday Sessions

May 18, 2013
Seminar II
12:30-1:30 pm

Striking a Balance: Strategies for Students with Busy Lives C2107

Susan Preciso

This session will be a place for students to share strategies they have found useful as they juggle commitments to academic work, family, and job. There will be ideas for students to try, but the focus of this session will be students sharing with each other.

Shaping Your Academic Statement C3107

Stephen Beck

Are you close to graduating? Do you want to include an Academic Statement in your transcript? Are you unsure how best to shape it so as to highlight what is most important in your education? Come to this workshop with a draft of your Academic Statement and we will work together to bring it closer to completion.

Working for Social Justice: From Activism to Law School C3109

Sarah Ryan, Arleen Sandifer

Do you want a life working and living for economic and social justice? We will focus on how to put your studies to work in ways you may not have considered, in the context of the current economy. We’ll look at working for grassroots and community organizations, unions, and public agencies, and discuss strategies for getting a start. We will discuss how to organize and work for economic and social justice and live a good life, even if you are not paid for your activism. We will also discuss graduate and law school, and other pathways for social justice work.

For the Grays Harbor Program

Saturday, May 18, 2013
At Grays Harbor College

Your Education: Past and Future

Gillies Malnarich, Kathy Kelley

Students enrolled in Evergreen’s Grays Harbor program will have a special session with their faculty to discuss academic planning, graduate study, and writing an Academic Statement.