August 2008 News Releases

The Evergreen State College designated one of the "Best Workplaces for Commuters"

The Evergreen State College designated one of the "Best Workplaces for Commuters" by the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR)In his letter of congratulations, Philip L. Winters, Program Manager for Best Workplaces for Commuters noted Evergreen’s leadership and commitment to improving the quality of life for employees while reducing traffic congestion, promoting energy conservation and reducing related air pollution in your community.

Published: August 05, 2008

Evergreen receives Learn and Serve Grant to build Regional Campus - Community Networks

The Evergreen State College Center for Community Based Learning and Action received a $41,750 grant from Learn and Serve America and Washington Campus Compact to facilitate discussions between local higher education institutions to support community-based service learning in our area.

Published: August 19, 2008

The Evergreen State College Orients New Students to Contribute to the Community

September 24, 2008

This year’s theme supports the Hunger Free Thurston County Coalition (Thurston County Food Bank, GRUB, and Left Foot Organics).

Published: August 19, 2008

150 Evergreen Students Pitch in for Community Causes

Thirteen community organizations in the South Sound will get a helping hand on September 24 as more than 150 incoming students at The Evergreen State College start their educational experience with a day of volunteer work for community causes.

Published: August 19, 2008

Alumnus Radio Station Helps Students Return to School in Style

A mountain of school supplies. $12,202 in cash donations. That’s what listeners to alumni-owned and operated Mixx 96.1 KXXO radio in Olympia gave to the station’s annual “Little Red Schoolhouse Project” School Supplies Drive in August, and every bit of it went toward supplying the back-to-school needs of low-income families in Thurston County at the group’s free distribution day at Jefferson Middle School on Olympia’s Westside.

Published: August 26, 2008

Evergreen Achieves High Marks in National College Rankings

The Evergreen State College ranks highly for academic quality and environmental sustainability in national surveys by U.S. News and World Report, Sierra Magazine, and The Princeton Review.

Published: August 26, 2008