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Return to Evergreen - Evergreen's Turning 40
September 19, 2011 - June 15, 2012
The Evergreen State College

40 Weeks of Events

Reconnect, Return, Support and Celebrate

To celebrate the college’s past, present and future, we’ll offer a number of special events over 40 weeks. Please join us!

Coming Up Next

Graduation

Evergreen's Annual Commencement Ceremony takes place on Red Square, Rain or Shine.

Friday, June 15, 2012
Red Square, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

Speakers, dates, times and locations are subject to change.

40th iconConvocation and Celebration Launch

Monday, September 19, 2011
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

Convocation Address by Thomas L. "Les" Purce, Introduction of new faculty and staff, Keynote Address by Kenji Yoshino, Learning to sing Alma Mater and Geoduc Fight Song with Marla Elliot, and music by the Artesian Rumble Arkestra.

 
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The Evergreen State College Traveling Seminar Series Presents
Happiness

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 6pm
Portland, Oregon
A group exploration co-facilitated by Evergreen Faculty Member Ratna Roy and Psychologist Robert Biswas-Diener '95.

 
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Living the Entrepreneurial Life: Expect Failure, Be Scrappy and Make Your Own Damn Bliss

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6pm
Seattle, Washington
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A group exploration co-facilitated by Evergreen Faculty Member Zoë Van Schyndel and Biologist-Entrepreneur Jackie Heinricher '86.

 
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Art of Living – Exhibition

Tuesday, October 18 – Sunday, November 6, 2011
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

A special exhibition featuring works of art by alumni, faculty and students that will be included in the annual Art of Living fundraising auction.
Preview, Tuesday, October 18, 5pm – 7:30pm
Evergreen Gallery, Daniel J. Evans Library, Evergreen

 
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The Art of Living - Event

Sunday, November 6, 2011, 11am
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

Annual fundraising auction to support the Annual Fund scholarships and the Evergreen Gallery
Co-chairs:
Tom Anderson '76
Keri Carkeek '92

 
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The Evergreen State College Traveling Seminar Series Presents
Public Higher Education in Crisis: Redefine or Recommit?

Saturday, November 12, 2011, 4pm
Olympia, Washington
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A group discussion co-facilitated by Dr. Rudy Martin, Evergreen Faculty Member Emeritus, and Dr. Lee Lambert ‘87, President, Shoreline Community College.

 
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The Evergreen State College Traveling Seminar Series Presents
Welcome Winter with a
Musical Celebration

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 7pm
Seattle, Washington
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A concert with Cyndia Sieden '76, Judith Cohen '79 and Evergreen Faculty Member Andrew Buchman.

 
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Longhouse Education and Cultural Center
Holiday Native Arts Fair

Friday, December 9, 2011, 11am - 5pm
Saturday, December 10, 10am - 5pm
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
On December 9th and 10th, up to 30 Native artists and vendors will participate in the Holiday Native arts fair at the Longhouse. Join Evergreen students, staff members and Olympia community members in supporting the Longhouse, as well as complete your holiday shopping at this event. 

 
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The Evergreen State College Traveling Seminar Series Presents
Retirement (In)Securities: Risks and Rewards
San Francisco, California

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6pm 
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A group exploration co-facilitated by Evergreen faculty member Tom Womeldorff ‘81 and Joe Dear ’76.

Joe is the Chief Investment Officer of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

 
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The Evergreen State College Traveling Seminar Series Presents
Education in the Age of
the Internet

Saturday, February 18, 2012, 1pm
Lynda.com, Carpinteria, California (Near Santa Barbara)
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A group exploration co-facilitated and hosted by Lynda Weinman ’76, founder of Lynda.com, with other Evergreen alumni and faculty members.

 
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The Evergreen State College Traveling Seminar Series Presents
Entrepreneurship – For Love and Money

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 3pm
Union League Club, Chicago, Illinois
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A group exploration co-facilitated by Evergreen faculty member Zoë Van Schyndel and Evergreen alumni entrepreneurs Cliff Missen ’85 Hosted by Patrick Schauer, Evergreen parent and member of The Evergreen State College Foundation Board of Governors.

 
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The Evergreen State College Traveling Seminar Series Presents
Fate of the American Dream

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 7pm
The Yale Club of NY, New York, NY
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A group exploration co-facilitated by Evergreen Faculty Member Nancy Koppelman '88 and Yale Faculty Member Matthew Jacobson '80.

 
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A Sense of Wonder:
A play based on the life and works of Rachel Carson

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 7pm
The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
A Sense of Wonder, written and performed by Kaiulani Lee, has been touring the United States for over ten years. The play has been the centerpiece of regional and national conferences on conservation, education, journalism, and the environment. She has performed it at over one hundred universities, dozens of high schools, the Smithsonian Institute, the Albert Schweitzer Conference at the United Nations, the Sierra Club's Centennial in San Francisco, and at the Department of the Interior's 150th anniversary celebration. A Sense of Wonder has played throughout the provinces of Canada, in England and Italy. In addition, Kaiulani Lee opened the 2005 World Expo in Japan and in May 2007 performed the play on Capitol Hill, bringing Miss Carson’s voice once again to the halls of Congress.

 
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A Three-day Celebration of Evergreen's Past, Present and Future
Return to Evergreen

Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20, 2012
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
Return to Evergreen will feature accomplished alumni in a variety of fields alongside faculty members past and present. Teams will present seminars, lectures and panel discussions around big ideas: innovation, creativity, learning, teaching, sustainability, entrepreneurship and more. Greeners and friends will have the opportunity to reconnect with the Evergreen experience, rekindle old friendships and have some fun, too. There will be tours of the Organic Farm, dancing on Red Square, wine tasting, food, student project showcases and much more.

 
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Finale
Graduation

Friday, June 15, 2012
Red Square, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

Evergreen's Annual Commencement Ceremony takes place on Red Square, Rain or Shine.