RECAST | Evergreen Remote Update June 5, 2020: Recent Campus Communications
Betz, Amy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Jun 5, 2020, 5:52 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 help you stay up-to-date with 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.
To begin we are sharing the important messages of reflection, solidarity, and call for change sent by various groups and individuals to the faculty and staff of the Evergreen Community over the past week:
On Tragedy, Inequity and the Need for Positive Change – sent by George Bridges sent to all faculty and staff on Friday, May 29, 2020
Pausing to Honor, Listen and Reflect – sent by Evergreen’s Senior Leadership to all faculty and staff on Thursday, June 4, 2020
Solidarity, Change & Renewal – sent by Therese Saliba to all faculty and staff on Thursday, June 4, 2020
In Solidarity – sent by Hannah Simonetti on behalf of the First Peoples Staff to all faculty and staff on Thursday, June 4 2020
Black Lives Matter: An Indigenous Expression of Solidarity – sent by Tina Kuckkahn-Miller on behalf of the Indigenous Arts and Education Staff on Friday, June 4, 2020
Message from Evergreen-Tacoma – sent by Marcia Tate Arunga on behalf of Evergreen Tacoma on Friday, June 5, 2020
COVID Campus Updates:
As we plan summer and fall quarters, this is a reminder that Remote/Online events can now be listed on the public and campus calendars using Schedule Evergreen:
Create an event as you would if you wanted to reserve a physical space
For Activity Type select Remote/Online
Past the link to the meeting/event in the ‘Advertised Description’ box
We encourage you all to use this feature to inform the public and Evergreen community about the wonderful events happening at our college.
Evergreen’s COVID-19 web pages including student resources and employee resources pages continue to be updated.
Reducing Evergreen’s Budget – a message from George Bridges sent to all faculty and staff on Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Budget Town Hall Moved to June 9 – email from campus news to all faculty and staff on Thursday, June 4, 2020
Review the message from Karen Gaul to all faculty and staff on Thursday, June 4, 2020 regarding temporary policy adjustments approved for:
Interim Credit Evaluations and Standing (7.600)
Interim Academic Standing (7.650)
Reminder from Nancy Koppelman to visit the Capstone and End-of-Year Student Work webpage (Evergreen login required)
Gʷídəq Student Union (GSU) Communications:
GSU hosts a COVID-19 Support Group – Zoom and call-in info listed on the GSU webpage
Students are encouraged to participate in the special Board of Trustees meeting
Monday, June 8 at 3:00 p.m. PDT
Meeting held via Zoom webinar
GSU is offering food delivery on pop-up food bank days
If you are facing food instability for this summer, please reach out to the Thurston County Food Bank SNAP coordinators at:
Devin at 360-352-8597 extension 209 (for English)
Beremice at 360-352-8597 extension 212
The Evergreen State College’s Pandemic Academy Offers In-Depth Lecture Series to the Public – story published by ThurstonTalk on June 1, 2020
Recent Cooper Point Journal Articles include:
Downtown Protests Demand Justice for Victims of Police Brutality
‘Booksmart’ Is a New Classic Teen Movie
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Reminder: Upcoming events, deadlines, and information:
COVID-19 staff survey closes Sunday, June 7th at 12:00 a.m. PDT; Faculty and students were sent separate individual survey links
Rec & Athletics end of year virtual celebration
Monday, June 8, 5:00 p.m. PDT
Please RSVP via email to email@example.com to receive the Zoom link
Live virtual gallery opening event, featuring the visual arts work of seniors. This event marks the opening of virtual galleries that will be hosted on the college’s website, showcasing student work.
Tuesday, June 9, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. PDT.
Friends, family and the general public are invited to attend.
Details regarding the Zoom event are available on Evergreen’s Gallery webpage
The Writing Center has extended open hours to line up with the Final Academic Statement deadline
Take the Flaming Eggplant Café survey to help plan food offerings for Fall 2020
The Greener Bookstore staff are available to assist students and faculty
MPA Capstone Presentations: June 6, 2020
Final Academic Statement: 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 p.m. PDT
Lavender Graduation (PDF): Thursday, June 11, 3:00-4:30 p.m. PDT; registration is required for staff and faculty participation
MPA Hooding: Friday, June 12, 10:00 a.m. PDT
MES Hooding: Friday, June 12, 10:30 a.m. PDT
MiT Hooding: Friday, June 12
Tacoma Campus Commencement Celebration: Saturday, June 13
Native Pathways Graduation: Saturday, June 13
Honoring our Multicultural Graduates
Evergreen Remote Communications will be taking a break next week and there will not be a regular Friday update. We will look to come back the week prior to Summer Quarter with any updates for campus.
Thank you and we hope you have a nice weekend. If you have any questions, please contact EvergreenRemoteCommunicationsDL@evergreen.edu.
On Behalf of the Evergreen Remote Communications Coordinating Group,
Amy Betz (co-lead)
Christine Hoffmann (co-lead)
Julie Slone (co-lead)