RECAST | Evergreen Remote Update June 5, 2020: Recent Campus Communications

From: Betz, Amy <>
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. 

Campus Communications:  

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 (for Español) 

Public Communications*:   

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 

* 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, 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 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 

Next Week: 

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  

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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