RECAST | Evergreen Remote Update May 1, 2020

From: Betz, Amy <>
Date: May 1, 2020, 5:01 PM -0700

Dear faculty and staff,  

Each Friday of spring quarter, the Evergreen Remote communications team will send a summary of updates about teaching and working remotely, including changes made to Evergreen’s COVID-19 webpage, messages that have been sent out, and information that is forthcoming.   Our goal is to ensure our community is apprised of important information related to remote learning, teaching, and services and to reduce the volume of communications you are receiving.  Please be sure to check your email filter and junk settings so you don’t miss a message. Here are this week’s updates: 

COVID Webpage Update: 

Evergreen’s COVID-19 student resources and employee resources pages – updated regularly. Recent updates include: 

Federal CARES Act funding distribution information has been updated 

Drop-in advising available by Zoom from 1-4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 

The Keep Working Team will be offering additional Keep Working workshops for staff: 

The Joys of Office 365 – Mon, May 4, 1pm 

Zoom for Hosts – Wed, May 6, 4pm 

New Webpages:  

Information about the Thurston County Food Bank Distribution Point on campus is now live 

Campus Communications: 

Legislative Update – message sent by Jeremy Mohn to All Staff and Faculty, late Friday, April 24, 2020 

Update to Staff – Status of Working Remotely at Evergreen – message sent by Laurel Uznanski to All Staff, Thursday, April 30, 2020 

Thurston County Food Bank @ Evergreen, May 5, 10 am-3 pm – message sent by Therese Saliba to All Staff and Faculty, Friday, May 1, 2020 

Gʷídəq Student Union (GSU) Communications: 

Student Trustee Applications are being accepted through May 10 

The next COVID-19 Support Group will be held Wednesday, May 6. Zoom info and call in are listed on the GSU webpage.  

Declaration of Candidacy application for student representatives is now open 

Thank you to everyone who filled out our Student Needs Survey! If you missed the survey or would like to otherwise reach us, please email us at

May Day Live Stream Concert Friday May 1 at 5:00 p.m. hosted by the Black Student Union (BSU), Gʷídəq Student Union, and WashPirg. Join via Zoom

Public Communications:  

How to Apply to The Evergreen State College in the Midst of the COVID-19 Crisis – ThurstonTalk article published April 27.  

Pandemic Academy session recordings are posted to Evergreen’s YouTube channel. Please feel free to share with your own networks.  

Seattle Times Letter to the Editor, by faculty member Rachel Hastings April 30. 

#AskAGreener Student Student Panel video geared toward prospective students was produced by admissions and shared on our social media channels 

Follow Evergreen’s social media pages where we will also share important updates, showcase upcoming events, and post information for current and prospective students: 


Twitter @EvergreenStCol 

Instagram @Evergreenstcol 



In Progress – topics the Evergreen Remote/COVID-19 work groups are currently addressing:  

Planning for fall 

Thank you and we hope you have a nice weekend. If you have any questions, please contact

On Behalf of the Evergreen Remote Communications Coordinating Group,  

Amy Betz (co-lead)   
Christine Hoffmann (co-lead)   
Julie Slone (co-lead)   
Correan Barker   
Jadon Berry  
Melinda Bratsch-Horsager  
Susan Harris   
Eric Pedersen   
Therese Saliba   
Laurel Uznanski 

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