The Evergreen State College

Priorities Around Campus

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In a constantly evolving environment, some needs don't fit neatly into a specific category.

Arts

dance students in a circular formationStudents gain skills and experience in the arts with a special focus on connecting theory and practice. Students work collaboratively and in more than one art form simultaneously, exploring cross-disciplinary approaches to a theme. Program themes are drawn from the scholarly and creative work of the faculty, keeping the curriculum vital and relevant. Evergreen Expressions performing arts series bring visiting artists to campus to enrich the experiences of students and the community.

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Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture Series

cal anderson lecture series graphicThe Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture Series is a forum to capture the spirit of reasoned discussion of public policies and ideas that marked Cal Anderson's career.  Anderson labored for campaign finance and regulatory reform, motor-voter registration, veterans' issues, environmental protection and open access to government.  He introduced many bills related to AIDS programs and led the on-going battle for equal civil rights protection for gay and lesbian citizens.

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Evergreen Galleries

Galleries - wordmarkPrivate support of the Evergreen Galleries helps create remarkable exhibitions, continue the enrichment of the permanent collections and enhances teaching and learning.

With over 200 pieces in the collection, art is continually displayed and rotated throughout the campus, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, hand woven wall hangings, ceramics, glass works, and ceramic sculptures by both nationally recognized and local artists. Two galleries in the Daniel J. Evans Library exhibit special collections, including works from student, faculty and international artists.

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Library

Daniel J Evans Library graphicThe Daniel J. Evans Library is a vital center of teaching, learning and community. It provides instruction in the use of materials and media equipment, houses unique collections and continually seeks new and innovative ways to provide information to meet the ever-changing research and academic needs of the entire community.

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Longhouse

The Longhouse exists to provide service and hospitality to students, the college, and surrounding Native communities. With a design based in the Northwest Indigenous Nations' philosophy of hospitality, its primary functions are to provide a gathering place for hosting cultural ceremonies, classes, conferences, performances, art exhibits and community events.

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The Longhouse provides the opportunity to build a bridge of understanding between the regions' tribes and visitors of all cultures. The public service mission of the Longhouse is to promote indigenous arts and cultures through education, cultural preservation, and economic development.

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Organic Farm

woman student working in the greenhouses at the farmThe organic farm engages in community supported agriculture, works to achieve better, more sustainable farming methods, and serves as a teaching space for students learning to develop a more beneficial way of working on issues of food, nutrition, landscape use, and preserving natural habitat and biodiversity. These are issues of critical importance for anyone who cares about what they eat and wants the world to produce not just more food, but better, more healthy food.

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Patrick J. Hill Memorial Endowment

Patrick HillThe Patrick J. Hill Memorial Endowment honors the memory of the man who was an 18-year member of the faculty and Provost from 1983 – 1990. Funds from the endowment are used to support the professional development activities of members of the faculty and staff of the college.

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Sustainability & Justice

three students of environmental studiesAt Evergreen, we take a "seven generations" approach to questions of how to sustain human life and community in harmony with the planet. This is a cross-generational, ecologic ethic  descended to us from the Haudenoshaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy.  We offer students who embrace this ethic the opportunity to design a curricular pathway that focuses on issues of sustainability.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Project

Sandwich barVisit the Evergreen Police Services office these days and the first thing you will see is ... a peanut butter & jelly sandwich bar? Yes, and it's a pretty popular place. Sad to say, there are a lot of students among us who are truly hungry. We're doing out best, but we need more help.

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Sustainable Prisons

sustainable prisons classroom imageThe Sustainable Prisons Project is a groundbreaking partnership between The Evergreen State College and the Washington State Department of Corrections to reduce the environmental, economic and human costs of prisons by training offenders and correctional staff in green practices. The project works to improve offender behavior, reduce recidivism, and enhance career possibilities for inmates in Washington state—as well as to expand educational opportunities for Evergreen students and faculty. It has resulted in cleaner water, reduced energy use, greater recycling and lower operating costs for prisons, and inmates who have a more engaged attitude toward nature and sustainability. By bringing science into prisons, it is helping scientists conduct ecological research and conserve biodiversity through projects with offenders, college students and community partners.

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Willi Unsoeld Seminar Series

unsoeld seminar series graphicThe Willi Unsoeld Seminar Series brings distinguished visitors to Evergreen who reflect the values and philosophy of Willi Unsoeld, a founding faculty member, philosopher, theologian and mountaineer. Unsoeld was well known for his first ascent of the West Ridge of Mt. Everest with Tom Hornbein. For this feat, President John F. Kennedy presented them with the Hubbard Medal, The National Geographic Society’s highest honor. The annual Unsoeld Seminar is endowed as a “living memorial” in honor of Willi Unsoeld who lost his life in an avalanche on Mt. Rainier in 1979.

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