Evergreen News & Stories

No Evergreen Basketball for 2021 Season

Photo of The Costantino Recreation Center building on Evergreen's Olympia Campus

Olympia, WA – The Evergreen State College announced November 23 it will not compete in basketball for the 2021 season because of safety concerns related to COVID-19.

“After talking with our coaches, campus COVID-19 leaders, senior leadership, the Cascade Collegiate Conference commissioner, and the other college presidents of conference schools, it’s clear that in the case of our men’s and women’s basketball teams, returning to play now or in January is unrealistic,” said President George Bridges. “Keeping our students and community safe is a top priority."

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Learning Freely: Farming for Community (and College Credit)

Photo of Evergreen Alum Beau Gromley in a garden

Beau Gromley was in the 1st Special Forces Group stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord when he started building backyard gardens with Olympia’s Garden-Raised Bounty (GRuB). As an active-duty service member, volunteering helped him reconnect with the land and build community outside the military.

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The Evergreen State College Introduces a New Resource for Student Support

Evergreen's Melissa Bennett Speaking into microphone at Longhouse

The students at The Evergreen State College now have access to a resource for support in an avenue they’ve never had before: spirituality. Chaplain Melissa Bennett, M. Div. (Umatilla/Nimiipuu/Sac & Fox/Anishinaabe) now holds an official position as student activities assistant director of spirituality and meaning making. She is available for one-on-one spiritual care with students navigating college life and the world at large.

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An Evening with George Takei

Headshot of George Takei

The Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture Series presents 

An Evening with George Takei

Zoom Webinar

November 10, 2020
5:30 pm PT (Doors at 5:20 pm)
Moderated Conversation and Q&A

Advance registration is required for people other than current Evergreen students and employees.

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Evergreen Recognizes DSHS Secretary Cheryl Strange for Commitment to Public Service

Headshot of Cheryl Strange Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services and winner of the 2020 Joseph A. Dear Award

The Evergreen State College recognized Cheryl Strange ‘88, Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services, with the Joseph Albert Dear Distinguished Alumni Award on Saturday, October 17. The award was presented during Return to Evergreen, the college’s annual homecoming event. 

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