Return to Evergreen
A Three-day Celebration of Evergreen’s Past, Present and Future
Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20
Calling all Greeners and friends! Return to Evergreen is the college’s special 40th anniversary celebration—a chance to reconnect with the Evergreen experience, rekindle old friendships, make memorable new connections and join in the fun. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will feature accomplished alumni in a variety of fields alongside faculty members past and present. Teams will present seminars, fishbowl seminars and panel discussions around big ideas: innovation, creativity, sustainability, social justice and more. We will tour the Organic Farm, dance on Red Square, hold a wine tasting and share good times, good company and much more as we mark a milestone in our history and move into our next exciting chapter.
Over 80 alumni and 35 faculty are on board as facilitators, speakers and panelists. Here are a few highlights:
- Workshops offered by faculty emeriti: "Marilyn Frasca's Catch Up Journal Writing" and "Exploring Evergreen's 1000 Acre Wood" with Steve Herman
- '76 alumna Lynda Weinman speaks on "Education in the Age of the Internet"
- Faculty emeritus Oscar Soule will explore “The State of the Environmental Movement in 2012” with environmental leaders such as League of Conservation Voters’ Ed Zuckerman '77 and Natural Resource Defense Council‘s Dan Tishman '77.
- Retired faculty member Dan Leahy teams up with Yale faculty member Matthew Jacobson '81 to co-facilitate a seminar on "The History of the 99% in the Long Twentieth Century."
- Faculty member Sean Williams will facilitate a seminar on “James Joyce and the Irish Otherworld.”
- Tom Rainey, faculty emeritus, returns to campus to engage alumni in “The Future of Liberal Democracy,” a topic he lists as uppermost in his mind these days.
- Media faculty member Ruth Hayes will facilitate a fishbowl seminar, "Animation, Comics and Graphic Novels" to examine four decades of comics, graphic novels and animation at Evergreen. Luminaries from Evergreen’s early years such as Matt Groening '77 (The Simpsons), Craig Bartlett '81 (Hey Arnold and Dinosaur Train) and Steve Willis '79 (Morty the Dog) will engage with alumni from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s including Tommy Thompson '11 who created his stop-action short “High Strung” in Evergreen’s Center for Creative and Applied Media (CCAM).
Abby Kelso | Alumni Programs Officer | Call (360) 867-6538 or Email