Register today!—October 12, 17, 18, 19, 20
It's time to celebrate Greener alumni! Here's what we have in store for you!
October 12: Return to Evergreen—Tacoma Brunch & Celebration
October 18: SURF Student Poster Session & Reception
- 9:30am – 10:30am GUEST CHECK-IN
When you arrive, stop by registration in the Daniel J. Evans Library 2nd floor lobby to check in for the event. You’ll receive a nametag and be able to ask any questions you have. Enjoy complimentary refreshments while you mingle with alumni before the morning sessions begin.
- 10:30am - Noon: Morning Sessions
- 12:00pm - 1:30pm: Alumni Lunch
- 1:45pm - 3:15pm: Early Afternoon Sessions
- Lessons from the Age of Irony
- Station 93 Looking Back: A Film About the Evergreen Student Firefighters
- Telling Evergreen's Story and Campus Tour
- Theory to Practice: Graduate Alumni on a Capstone Shaping a Career
- Tom Rainey Lecture - Vladimir Putin’s Judo Match with the West
- “What Is It Then Between Us?” Celebrating Walt Whitman
- 3:30pm - 5:00pm: Late Afternoon Sessions
- Evergreen Beach Walk
- From Concept to Story: An Interactive Exploration of Animation
- Hands-on Exploration of Letterpress Printing
- More Than Just a Game: The Social Impact of Game Design
- Stephanie Coontz Lecture - Unfamiliar Territory: The Shifting Landscape of Close Relationships
- Student and Alumni Art Show at the Student Equity and Arts Lounge
- 5:00pm - 7:00pm: Sip & Savor Social Hour
October 20: South Sound Historical-Archeological Field Trip
Customize your own memorable alumni weekend and experience Evergreen your way. See details and highlights below.
See what this year's Return to Evergreen has to offer:
Reconnect with fellow alumni, faculty, and students to celebrate and learn what’s new at Evergreen—Tacoma. Enjoy a delicious brunch and the chance to connect with former classmates and faculty. Let’s celebrate the strengths of the Evergreen-Tacoma community.
- Tom Rainey's Lecture - Vladimir Putin's Judo Match with the West - Learn how the Russian leader’s judo mindset has informed his foreign policy initiatives and helped him seize opportunities for power.
- Stephanie Coontz Lecture - Unfamiliar Territory: The Shifting Landscape of Close Relationships - Author and historian Stephanie Coontz will share some of her recent research on changing patterns of family life in America.
- How to Write an Opera and Save the Planet - Get a sneak peak at an opera in progress and share your thoughts in an interactive discussion with two artists and Music Faculty Andrew Buchman.
- From Concept to Story: An Interactive Exploration of Animation - Join media arts industry leaders Erica Schisler and Jim Cox and animation faculty member Ruth Hayes in this interactive session to learn how animators work the seed of an idea into a dynamic and compelling animated story.
- Politics 101 - In this session led by former State Senator Karen Fraser, you'll learn what every citizen should know about how the government is accountable to you and how you can influence policy decisions.
- Building Our Way Out of Crisis: Hope, Action, and Systemic Change - Spider Burbank '77 and Emeritus Faculty Member Jeanne Hahn will explore with you how to build a new social, political and economic order and move toward a more equitable and democratic world.
- Station 93 Looking Back: A Film About the Evergreen Student Firefighters - This documentary features the untold story of the Evergreen student firefighters of the 1970s and 80s.
Sip & Savor Social Hour | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Dive into South Sound history on this exclusive excursion. You’ll learn about indigenous cultures, tour local ecosystems, dine at the historic Lord Mansion, and visit a historic homestead that was settled in 1845 by African American settler George Bush. Experience an exclusive tour of the George Bush Prairie Farm site with faculty archeologist Dr. Ulrike Krotscheck. Customize your experience by choosing a guided eco tour of the Nisqually wetlands or a writing workshop with Member of the Writing and Literature Faculty Dr. Eirik Steinhoff. Learn the story behind the Lord Mansion with Washington State Historical Society Program Facilitator Len Balli '98 as your guide. Don’t miss this unique Evergreen field trip experience!
$100 ticket includes charter bus transportation, a catered lunch, an exclusive faculty-led tour of an archeological site at the George Bush Prairie homestead, plus your choice of a guided eco tour of the Nisqually wetlands or a writing workshop.
Contact Alumni Programs at email@example.com or call (360) 867-6519.
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