Evergreen Hosts Free January Events on Olympia Campus

Wednesday, January 13 -  It’s Happening. What Now? Climate Change Research and Action in Washington State. An Evergreen exploration of the regional impacts, solutions, and actions around climate change. The day in includes morning panel sessions on current research into regional impacts, carbon cap and tax policies, and local and regional solutions. The afternoon includes a presentation by Rhys Roth, director of Evergreen’s Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, and a keynote talk by Nobel Prize honoree John Byrne, Ph.D.  Dr. Byrne is the Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP) and Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy at the University of Delaware.. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Longhouse; 2:30–5 p.m., Communications Building Recital Hall. Agenda and updated details.

Wednesday, January 13 - Evergreen Art Lecture Series, featuring Steffani Jemison, New York based video artist. Her video Personal was showcased in the Evergreen Gallery’s fall exhibition, Sensations that Announce the Future. 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Communications Building Recital Hall.

Wednesday, January 13 - Want to Become a Teacher? Master in Teaching information session. Learn about the program, how to prepare and how to apply. 6–7 p.m. at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th St. SE.

Thursday, January 14 - Digging Up George Bush’s Homestead. Learn about Evergreen’s recent archaeology field school excavations at one of Washington’s first homesteads, settled by the multi-racial Bush family in 1845. Presented by Lexi Walsh, a student who participated in the dig. 7:30–8:45 p.m., Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE.

Thursday, January 14 - Gallery Opening, Prison Obscura exhibition. Walk-through with curator Pete Brook. Drawing on rarely-seen surveillance, evidentiary, and prisoner-made photographs, the bodies of work in Prison Obscura demonstrate the pervasiveness of prisons and the stresses of their ever-growing populations while asserting the humanity of incarcerated people and refusing to reduce them to symbols of a broken system. 4–6 p.m., Evergreen Gallery (Daniel J. Evans Library, 2nd floor). The exhibit runs through March 2.

Saturday, January 16 - Preview Day. Evergreen rolls out the welcome mat for prospective students and families at this annual open house. Participants will have a chance to visit with current Evergreen students, faculty and staff during workshops on student life, academic planning, financial aid and more. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Daniel J. Evans Library lobby. Reservations strongly advised: Preview Day RSVP.

Wednesday, January 20 - The Role of the Sun in Climate Change (Anthropocene Consortium Series). Speaker: Evergreen faculty member and physicist EJ Zita. 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m., Communications Building Recital Hall.

Wednesday, January 27 - Evergreen Art Lecture Series: Prison Libraries/Prison Art. Laura Sherbo from the Washington State Library on libraries and prisons, focused on the first amendment; and Pat Graney, Seattle based choreographer, on art/performance in prisons and its impact on the incarcerated. 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Communications Building Recital Hall.