Announcements and week five reports

Standardized tests

Standardized tests
only reinforce competition to be the best
leaders of the world need to confess
cuz those most ostracized need some redress
while life should focus on having less
so we can recognize that everyday the lessons learnt make up the test
we need to bridge the crest
in order to elevate our chests
but wait a moment, let me digress
so many ideas coming at you, it's hard to digest
feeling my truth pounding in your breast
recycled materials helping to build our nest
the imposition of government the true pest
so take a minute to rest
my words like bullets penetrating your bullet-proof vest
the tolerance of corporate misconduct unjust,
clearly it's time to divest
it's the war of the worlds, east against west
but why don't we caress and ingest instead of invest
and just remember this poem wasn't written in jest.
Adam Burger

Wednesday September 6th.
Lecture Hall 1 - The Evergreen State College
Premiere of Joe Brown's film "The Making of"

From: Ethan Schaffer []
Sent: Sat 8/19/2006 5:34 PM
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Subject: Thanks for helping save the Blueberry Bog!
Good news about the Blueberry Bog!

Over 60 people filed comments with the City of Lacey about the
development project. Thanks to everyone for responding so quickly.

Also, The Olympian ran an article on the Blueberry Bog a few weeks ago:

In the article Mike Cohen, the developer in charge of the project,
expressed his desire to create a conservation easement that would allow
continued public access to the Bog. If you feel inclined you might want
to write a quick email to Mike thanking him for taking the intiative to
preserve the Blueberry Bog.

Mike Cohen

MC Construction

-Ethan Schaffer

Sherri A
Summer Quarter Plan
Summer, 2006

My web of learning is ever expanding and plans for the summer quarter include the assimilation of that which I have studied, continuance of projects, development of new projects and hopefully earning the CELTA certification from Cambridge University to teach English as a foreign language to adults.

I plan to continue to study what I term the “psychology of freedom” by delving more deeply into the book Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) by Steven C. Hayes et al. 

The project of documenting tenant activities at the low income apartments I formerly managed will be monitored further, with the end result being a multi-media presentation developed in cooperation with a high school student who is interested in filming.  That presentation will be completed in a future quarter.

I will begin tracing and recording my lineage, by interviewing my ninety-three year old father on tape, and writing names on the backs of photographs.  I will begin the process of tracing my lineage on both my parents’ sides using the internet and other resources.  I intend for this to culminate in a multi-media presentation in a future quarter as well.

I will continue to learn about and apply the principals of the Cherokee way in my life.  The specifics of this are not to be spoken of.

I will continue with organic gardening.  I have planted a variety of vegetables and share in the work in an organic community garden.

Finally, I have applied for the CELTA certification course through Cambridge University and hope to gain acceptance and earn this certificate to teach English as a foreign language to adults.  This certification will enable me to travel abroad and teach English.

Thank you for the opportunity to enrich my life in so many ways.

From: Jonah Millett <>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 13:59:15 -0700
To: Raul Nakasone <>
Subject: Re: Summer Presentations started today (week seven)

I would like to present my work in the study of sustainability week 9 Aug 22 1pm.

From: <>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 17:38:46 -0000 (GMT)
To: Raul Nakasone <>
Subject: Presentations

Hi Raul,

I would like to present on tuesday the 8th, if that is possible.

Simon Chrisman

End of summer quarter:

Weeks 8 and 9 in summer quarter are completely dedicated to make a presentation as a finished one or, as a work in progress. Presentations will start in week seven.

Ending your participation in the summer program:

Set up a presentation date (email Raul). You can invite your co-learners, family and friends to your project presentation.
After presenting your project in class, email your faculty team (each one of us):
- your academic essay in the 3rd. person about your own work addressing the credits you have worked for, this is your masterpiece in writing.
And you may choose to email us also:
- your self eval (your first good draft will do).
- your faculty/program evaluation

Conferences and group conferences continue through out the quarter until evaluation week. You either make an appointment or come to class and talk with one of us or with all of us, please bring with you the work you want to share with us.

Please hand in your official self-evaluation to Registration and your faculty/program eval to Pam in Lab I First Floor.
The Deans reminded us that there are no incompletes for summer quarter.

Your Team

From: <>
Reply-To: <>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 17:14:35 -0000 (GMT)
To: Reconciliation <>
Subject: [reconciliation] Midsummer report

Hi everybody,

Just a brief update on my summer work here...
I've been continuing my volunteering for the crisis clinic here in Kitsap,
trying to get in as many hours as I can before I move to Boston this fall;
I enjoy the work, and would recomend it to anyone intersted in counseling
or psycology.  Hopefully, I'll be able to find a job in an entry level
counseling position once I get to Boston.
In the realm of my music studies, the most notable event this summer has
been the music camp that a friend and I attended in Mt. Shasta. Some of
our friends put it on, and they were kind enough to let us hang out and
attend classes for the price of helping out with the post-camp clean up,
and with the occasional class...  It was an incredible week of
performances, intense workshops, and, of course, hanging out in the lake.
No better way to learn than playing with people who are better than you,
and this was a perfect opportunity for that.  Other than shasta camp, I've
been playing various gigs around town, and praticing daily.

I hope everybody's summer is going well,

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From: "Yannone, Sandra" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 16:56:59 -0700
To: All Faculty <>
Subject: Summer support from the Writing Center


Just a friendly reminder that the Writing Center is open this summer.  The summer staff is a cohort of the most experienced of our tutors, and they are available to converse with your students on all aspects of their writing.  Students are welcome to drop-in or make an appointment in our new location in Library 2304.

As second session programs begin, a representative from the Center would be happy to visit your program to discuss the services of the Center. We also are available for in=program workshops.  To see the current menu of available workshops, check out our Web site at  My recommendation is our Self-Evaluation workshop, a feast of information and good writing strategies. Please feel free to call our front desk at x6420 to schedule a program visit or workshop.  

I also am available during most of what's left of summer to consult with you.  It's best to make an appointment, of course, and soon I will have my favorite yellow Formica kitchen table in my office for us to sit around and gab about writing.

Enjoy the rest of the summer,

Sandra L. Yannone, Ph.D.
Director of the Writing Center
The Evergreen State College
Library Bldg. 2304H
Olympia, WA 98505

From: Justin Honeywell <>
Reply-To: Justin Honeywell <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 15:46:51 -0700
To: Reconciliation <>
Subject: [reconciliation] More news...

Hey everyone out there in Summer Work land...I just wanted to extend the invitation out to anyone who wishes to tell the story of their summer
projects so far. I find it hard at times to be inside and typing while the great outdoors call me so strongly in these warm, summery days. Growing up,
I probably spent 80 percent of my summer outside wandering the woods and following adventures. I struggle to find a balance, to reconcile the "idea"
of what 'work' really is. But when I remember all that I have learned so far, I realize that if I am continuing to seek my passions and live my life
to the fullest, how much more work can I do? And what else is more worth my time? I believe that the Earth is our best teacher, and adventures out in
the wilderness, or dosing in the sun-speckled forests, fill me with passion and inspiration. To projects of passion and true learning!

Peace and Wellbeing,

From: Evan Hastings <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 05:34:37 +0000
To: <>
Subject: Update & Sept. workshops


I hope your enjoying your summer. I'm writing to give you an update on the work I'm doing and to follow up about doing some orientation or week 1

I'm currently working with Oakland Peace Camp, , facilitating 2 Hip Hop Theatre workshops and one Violence Prevension
advisory. The Camp is arts based with a social justice focus.

I'm still working in San Francisco County Jail's Resolve to Stop the Violence Project (RSVP) as a facilitator in the Theatre for Change Program,
through Community Works

My other weekly theater workshop behind bars is also through Community Works and is in Juvi @ San Fransisco's Youth Guidence Center. We are currently writing a play about the origins of Gang Violence.

In the Fall I'll pick up a hand full of artist residencies in the public schools and I'll be running professional Development workshops for teachers
with Opera Piccola.

I'd still love to facilitate some workshops at evergreen this Fall. I could come during orientation week      September 17 - 25 or the following week 
September 26-30.

One workshop could be geared toward helping new students transition into a liberatory learning environment. This workshop would ask students: Where are you coming from and what do you bring with you? What expectations do you have? What type of learner are you? and other questions.

Another possible workshop would be in using interactive theatre techniques in groups. I could guide participants through a series of dramatic
activities for group development, interpersonal learning, collaborative healing, and artistic expression. At the end of the workshop I could give
participants a handout with insructions for facilitating all the activities experienced in the workshop.

Another option would be a workshop for Teachers and aspiring educators. This workshop would be a demonstration of hip hop theatre activities that
integrate a multiple intelligence approach to standards based curriculum.  I'd give the participants sample lesson plans and help non-artist teachers
with arts integration ideas.

I would gladly develop any of these ideas further or customize a workshop around specific guiding questions. Let me know what intrests you.

hope to hear from you soon

Evan Hastings
642 alcatraz ave #301
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 420-8766