RECAST | Evergreen Remote Update May 15, 2020: Recent Campus Communications

From: Hoffmann, Christine <>
Date: May 15, 2020, 3:33 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: 

Student Wellness Services is open and available to provide medical and mental health support to students:

• Providers are available by phone 360-867-6200  

Drop-in and self-care groups are also available 

• Local wifi hotspots available for staff and for students 

New Webpages:  

• Evergreen’s Phased Approach to Hybrid Instruction and Operations 

• Information for High-Risk Employees

• To share your program or course end-of-the-year events with the campus community, please fill out this questionnaire so they can be included in this compiled list (note: this site requires an Evergreen login) 

Campus Communications: 

Reaffirming Our Values: Community Activities & Student Support Services – message sent by Therese Saliba to all staff and faculty, Monday, May 11, 2020 

Reaffirming Our Values: Community Activities & Student Support Services – message sent by Inclusive Excellence and Student Success to all students on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 

Gʷídəq Student Union (GSU) Communications: 

• GSU hosts a COVID-19 Support Group Next meeting Friday, May 22 at 4:00 PM

• Zoom and call-in info listed on the GSU webpage

• GSU is offering food delivery on pop-up food bank days

• The GSU Referendum begins Monday, May 18, students can vote via My.Evergreen

Public Communications*:  

The Evergreen State College Gets Federal Funds to Students; Starts Local Pop-Up Food Bank, published Monday, May 11 on 

Thurston County Foodbank Opens Drive-Up site at Evergreen, published Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in The Olympian 

The Evergreen State College Students Serve as Essential Workers During Pandemic, published Wednesday, May 13, 2020 on 

The Evergreen State College’s Streamlined Teaching Program Aims to Empower Communities, published Thursday, May 14, 2020 on 

Sex and the Volcano: Researcher learns nature favors females in new creeks, featuring faculty member Carri LeRoy, published on Thursday, May 14, in The Daily News  

No Pomp and Circumstance? No Problem!, featuring Evergreen’s Tacoma campus, published Friday, May 15, 2020 in The New York Times

• Recent Cooper Point Journal articles include:  Disproportionate Statistics Among Communities of Color Show the Effects of Systemic Racism Amid COVID-19 

“The Lighthouse” Film Review 

Spoiler Warning: “Fire Emblem: Three Houses” is Really Important to Me, Okay? 

* Have a story to highlight? Complete a project request form to help bring awareness to important work happening currently. Submissions will be reviewed and prioritized with available resources and feasibility in mind. 

Reminder: Upcoming events and deadlines 

• Tacoma Spring Fair: May 16-23, 2020 

• MES Thesis: May 18-22, 2020 

Washington State Legislative Internship Program information session: May 20, 2020 from 3-4:30 PM via Zoom (Registration required

• Summer/Fall Time Ticket Distribution: by May 22, 2020 

• Academic Fair: May 27, 2020 4:00-6:00 PM

• MPA Capstone Presentations: May 30, June 4, and June 6, 2020  

• Final Academic Statement Due: deadline for Spring 2020 graduates extended to June 30, 2020 

Graduations and Graduation-Related Events – Save the Date: 

• Virtual Graduation Commencement: Friday, June 12, 2020, 1:00 PM 

• Lavender Graduation: Thursday, June 11, 3:00-4:30 PM; registration is required for staff and faculty participation 

MPA Hooding: Friday, June 12, 10:00 AM 

MES Hooding: Friday, June 12, 10:30 AM 

In Planning Stages: 

• Multicultural Graduation: Wednesday, June 10  

• EWS Reception 

• MIT Hooding 

• Tacoma Campus Commencement Celebration: Saturday, June 13  

• Native Pathways Graduation: Saturday, June 13 

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

• Summer and fall catalog updates (to be completed by 5/22) 

• Virtual Academic Fair Planning

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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