The Evergreen State College Newsletter (1986-Fall)


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The Evergreen State College

December 5, 1986



Ralph Tipton, our Greener of the Month for
December, was first attracted to the Northwest
and Evergreen by the greenery and the clean
air, but it's the people and the job which
have kept him here for the past 14 years.
Tipton is a facilities operational
maintenance specialist and is responsible for
the upkeep and repair of the mechanical and
electrical system of the college. This equipment controls the start and stop functions for
all fans, room temperatures, steam and water
systems and fire and security alarm systems.
The Secret Quacker Committee, in making
the nomination, said "Ralph knows the ins and
outs of the monitoring system better than
anyone. His knowledge and dedication help make
the college safe and comfortable."
"This is one of the best jobs I've ever
had in my life," Tipton said. I like it. I
like the things that I do because there's nevei
a dull moment—there's always something different. This isn't a routine job."
Tipton was born in Oklahoma, moved to
California and worked in an electronics plant before coming to Olympia. "I
remember the date I first came to work for the college," he said. "It was August
28, 1972. Almost from the first day this job was fascinating and it still is."
He said the hardest part of the job is dealing with the fustrations caused
with not having enough time to get everything done that needs doing. "I guess
everyone at the college feels like that on occasions," he said.
A fisherman and a hunter, Tipton is also an avid reader and devours whatever
information he can get his hands on. He is currently reading everything he can
on John D. Rockefeller, "mainly because he was one of the main influences on our
country and how it is today."
He is also a football fan but favors the Raiders. "I guess I developed a
loyalty to them when I lived in California," he said. Tipton does like to keep
his eye on one Seahawk though—Steve Largent. "He and his family are from Tulsa
and I'll root for anyone as nice as they are."
Tipton said he feels fortunate to work at Evergreen. "I like the people I
work with, I like my job, and I like the feeling of community here. It's a
great place to work."
So, the next time the air conditioner comes on, the room temperature is just
right or there's hot water available, think of Ralph Tipton. Congratulations,
Ralph and thank you.

An institution's commitment to minority studies, writes Barre Toelken in "World
View, The University Establishment and Cultural Annihilation," is often measured
"in terms of the dollar commitment to special programs...and by the grant dollars
an institution attracts from the government..."
The Native American Studies DTF is determined to take a much deeper look at
such programs. "Our strategy is not to focus on evaluating the Native American
Studies Specialty Area," says Faculty Member Russ Fox, who chairs the DTF, "but to
examine how Evergreen responds to the needs of Native American students and the
Indian nations in our community, and to clarify how we structure opportunities for
students to pursue individualized learning." Provost Patrick Hill reports that the
charge to the DTF is still in a draft stage, pending further input from the Agenda
Committee about faculty concerns with the NAS Program.
The DTF convened with a November 12 seminar on "World View..." with Toelken,
a Utah State University professor who was on campus to discuss intercultural relations. DTF members began their exploration by sharing their cultural backgrounds.
"There's a lot of diversity in the group," says Fox. "Everyone has a sincere
desire for collaboration." The DTF's next step, he says, "is to look at ourselves
as resources and identify what we don't know and then to acquire that knowledge
through interviews, questionnaires and campus-wide discussions."
DTF members are: staffers Barbara Cooley, Rita Cooper and Mary Huston; students Kimberly Craven, Bob Harris, Nancy Koppelman and Michael Lane: Faculty
Members Thad Curtz, Lucia Harrison, Dave Hitchens, Yvonne Peterson, Rita
Pougiales, Sandra Simon, Pete Taylor and Gail Tremblay, and alumni Gary Wessels
and Jutta Reidiger. The DTF meets Wednesdays, 1:30 to 5 p.m. in Library Lounge
1600. All Evergreeners are welcome to attend.
Andrew Poultridge
and Faculty Member
Bob Sluss take the
Seawulff up Budd
Inlet. Sluss and
faculty shipmates
Byron Youtz and Rud}
Martin have made the
Seawulff a primary
part of the Core
Program, "Exploration, Discovery and
Empire." A seven-week
voyage is planned
for Spring Quarter.


A committee of Evergreeners and community members is hard at work, planning the
Fifth Annual Tribute to Japan, slated for Sunday, January 18, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The event promises to enchant participants with old favorites such as the Namukai
Taiko Drummers, authentic tea ceremonies, a landscape garden and delicious foods
as well as new attractions such as a sake garden, an exquisite display of Japanese
kites and panel discussions featuring Evergreen students. The committee is also
planning a full slate of children's activities including aikido workshops, origami and storytelling.
The Tribute is cosponsored by the Consul-General of Japan in Seattle, the
Olympia chapter of the Japanese-American Citizen's League and Evergreen.
Participating organizations include the Asian-Pacific Isle Coalition, EF Language,
College, ECCO and the Olympia/Yashiro Sister City Committee. Co-chairs Donnagene
Ward, Larry Stenberg and Keith Eisner invite all Evergreeners interested in participating to contact them at ext. 6192 or ext. 6128.

If you're in Bellevue, don't miss the magical, mystical "Celebration: Especially
for Children" exhibit at the museum in the Bellevue Square. Among other delights,
you'll find two very fine paintings by Faculty Member Susan Aurand. The show runs
through January 4.
If you're traveling to the Los Angeles area in the next month, you can view
the work of another Greener artist—Faculty Member Jean Mandeberg. Described as
the "most comprehensive metal art show in the country," the Contemporary Metals
USA II Exhibit runs through January 1? in Downey!,
California. Mandeberg's work was one of 156
pieces chosen out of over 500 entries from across
the country.
Faculty Member Sally Cloninger is in
I Bangladesh contributing to a workshop sponsored
^ by the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting
"4 Development. The workshop, entitled "Planning and
f(y Production of Television Programs for Women's
Development" includes women broadcasters from
India, Iran, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan.
Cloninger will return to Evergreen on January 5.
We say hello to new Evergreeners Office
Assistant Susan Bird and Associate Research
Analyst Jane Hope for the Washington Institute
for Public Policy; Custodian Cheryl Hadley; Lab
Technician Dan Fritsch; Academic Secretary
Barbara Reichmann; Secretary for the Dean of
Student Development Michelle D'Allessandro and
Coordinator of Student Leadership Programs Cheryl
Henderson-Peters (see story, page 3).
We also thank Ken Balsley, temporary inforAN ANSWER TO THE DOGS-ON- mation specialist, for his help with this issue
of the Newsletter.
pictured above, enlivened
We say goodbye and thanks to Custodian Gary
a quiet Thanksgiving week. Greenwood and Secretary Claire Kuhns.


A familiar face is in a brand-new position at
Evergreen. The college's first Coordinator of
Student Leadership Programs is Alum Cheryl
Henderson-Peters '82.
As part of the Student Activities team, she'll
provide support, guidance and information to student
coordinators. Henderson-Peters uses a key word to
describe her goals—"empowerment." "The bottom-line
motivation for creating this position," she adds is
that, "Stone Thomas and Gail Martin want strong student programs."
The Yelm native, who served on the 1982-83
provost searches, says she'll focus on developing
student leadership skills such as how to facilitate
meetings, conflict-resolution, mediation, identifying goals and objectives and how to negotiate.
"I see myself as a liason between students
and the administration, as someone who will speak
the words of students that may not be listened to.
I've also been an administrator. I know the 'ropes,' I know the constraints and
priorities that administrators have to deal with, so I think I can listen to and
understand both sides of student-administration disputes."
Since leaving Evergreen, Henderson-Peters was the coordinator of the Sexual
Abuse and Treatment Project for the Skokomish Indian Tribe. She presently sits on
the Board of Directors for the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs.
She also revisted campus often as a speaker for the Asian-Pacific Isle Coalition.
"I am very proud of my Filipina heritage," she says.
Dean of Student Development Ernest "Stone" Thomas agrees with Henderson-Peters
assessment of her new position. "Cheryl will work with student coordinators to
assist them to be more effective communicators. Our major objective is to be more
responsive to students' request for enhancing leadership. I'm confident that
she'll be a valuable asset to the Evergreen learning community."
All Evergreeners who'd like to discuss student leadership, can find
Henderson-Peters at CAB 305. Welcome back!

Ceremonies to honor outgoing Trustee Thelma Jackson and to welcome her replacement
Kay Boyd, will be held during the Board of Trustees meeting at 11:45 a.m. on
Wednesday, December 10.
Jackson served five-and-a-half years on the college's Board of Trustees
including a one-year term as chairman. "My years on the board were a time of
growing and learning and were very fulfilling," Jackson said. "It was a critical
period at Evergreen and I feel good about what I consider to be a positive contribution on my part." Jackson said she will continue to be involved with the school
and looks forward to great things in the future.
"I'm also pleased that they appointed Kay Boyd to fill my seat," Jackson said.
"She's from Thurston County, she's an alumni and she'll make a great trustee."
The Board of Trustees meeting begins at 9 a.m. in Library 3112 and is open to
the public. All those who wish to thank Jackson for her years of service are
encouraged to attend.

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The Secret Quackers Committee has selected
Administrative Assistant Donna Whittaker as
Greener of the Month for November. A note
slipped under our door read, in part, "Donna
is one of Evergreen's unsung heroines. She is
one of the key sources of energy that has
made and continues to make us successful."
Greeners don't have to look far to see
the effects of Whittaker's work. All the
equipment in LAB I and II, and the
Communications and Seminar buildings was
ordered by Whittaker—to the tune of nine
million dollars.
Whittaker, who came to Evergreen in
1972, flashes a big smile when asked about
|l\e early days of planning for the yet-to-bei;|I^ built facilities. "It was great. We were
I shaking and moving. Everything was new and
i1!!! wide-open. It was exhausting work but fun!"
While Whittaker takes a phone call, her
t| office mate, Susan McNeil, interjects that,
* "Donna's a behind-the-scenes trouble-shooter.
Veteran staff and faculty members know to come to her with the tough orders. She's
an endless resource."
McNeil's point is dramatized when a harried-looking staff member bustles into
the office with an order that "has to go out today," as the prices will be raised
nationwide by $50 the next day. He rattles off addresses and phone numbers. "Got
it," replies Whittaker, in a calm "no problem" tone.
"I couldn't manage the area without her," says Director of Lab Facilities
Walter Niemiec. "Donna is absolutely a great employee. She places the orders for
all academic supplies and her persistent attention to budget, timelines and
needs is invaluable. I consider her the heart of the LABs."
Whittaker, who was born and raised in Lacey, describes her pre-Evergreen
occupation as raising her three daughters, Lynn, Kathleen and Sandy, who has since
changed her last name to Greenway and now works as a program manager at the
Recreation Center. When not solving Evergreen's equipment problems, Whittaker
enjoys playing with her grandaughter, Taylor, and reading mystery novels—many of
which she figures out long before the last chapter. Past activities include owning
horses, river-rafting and deep-sea diving. Asked for a future dream, she says,
"Travel. I know everybody says that, meaning exotic trips to Europe or Asia, but
I'd just like to drive around the U.S. and get to know this country."
As for the present, we encourage Evergreeners who haven't met Whittaker to
"drive on down" to LAB I, 057, and get to know one of the college's "unsung
heroines." Congratulations, Donna, and thank you!

The Evergreen State College

November 14, 1986


"Sweetgrass, Cedar and Sage are among the small, fragrant and useful things Native
American women send each other in letters, or bring when they come to visit...they
are redolent with a sense of place or 'home.'" So writes art critic Lucy Lippard
in "Double Vision," an essay in the catalog that accompanies the "Women of
Sweetgrass, Cedar and Sage" exhibit.
Evergreeners will have an opportunity to experience many
fascinating variations of the "sense of place or home," when
the exhibit concludes a two-year, cross-country tour at the
college. Opening in Gallery 4 on Saturday, November 15, the
exhibit features works by 30 Native American women artists
that include painting, beadwork, photography, quilts,
jewelry, masks, pottery and more.
Faculty Member Gail Tremblay, whose works are featured in
the exhibit (see picture at left), will speak at a reception
for the artists held at 7 p.m. in the Library Lobby on Monday,
November 17, in conjunction with Indigenous Peoples Day.
The artists, representing tribes from all regions of the
country, defy easy categorization. "Indian women artists,"
writes Lippard, "are affirming their diversity while refusing
double cultural confirmation." On one hand, she points out,
contemporary Indian artists have to "combat the romanticization of the Indian past as well as the misplaced purism of
"Homage to Oscar Howe" non~Indian anthropologists, who are unable to accept innovaby Gail Tremblav
tion in N3^6 a rts -" At tne s3"16 time, there is the struggle
*to preserve their cultural self-identity in the midst of the
white mainstream.
"...we respond to our visual history while crossing into new territories," writes
artist Jaune Quick-to-see Smith in the exhibit catalog, "Transcending tradition,
Indian women have gone on to set new standards for Indian art and have shown that
the work of Indian women belongs in the mainstream of world art history."
Admission to the "Women of Sweetgrass, Cedar and Sage" exhibit is free and
open to the public. Gallery 4 hours are noon to
"Beaded Tennis Shoes" by
6 p.m. on weekdays, and 1-5 p.m. on weekends.
Imogene Goodshot
Also on exhibit in Gallery Two are drawings
and sculptures by regional Native American
artists Rick Bartow and Evergreen Faculty Member
Larry Beck. Gallery 2 hours are: 8:45 a.m.-10:45
p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8:45 a.m.-6:45
p . m . , Friday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m., weekends. Both
exhibits run through December 10. Complete
details are available by calling ext. 6062.

At their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 12, the Board of Trustees
authorized the selection of a consultant to prepare a Request for Proposal (RFP)
that will be used to select a contractor to design and build new on-campus
housing. The ORB Organization, a Renton firm, is slated to complete the RFP by
mid-December. The college will then accept bids on the proposal and select a
contractor, who will finance, design and complete construction by September,
1987. The new housing will be leased to Evergreen for the next 25 years, after
which time, the buildings will revert to the college.
Housing Director Jeannie Chandler reports that the plan calls for the
construction of four buildings between the present dorms and the nods. Each
building will most likely be three stories high. A total of 200 new beds will be
available. The total project is expected to cost 3-2 million dollars. Chandler
says a community forum on the project will be held next month.
The board also approved a revision of the enrollment deposit policy. The
college is now authorized to set a deadline for the payment of a $50 nonrefundable deposit from students admitted to the college in order to confirm their
intention to enroll. The deposit will be applied toward tuition and fees. Under
current practice, students may withdraw their deposits at anytime. According to
Dean of Enrollment Services Arnaldo Rodriguez, the new policy will alleviate
the significant workload caused by refunds and will be a better prediction of
enrollment as it requires students to make a firm commitment.

Evergreeners recycle over 30,000 pounds of paper a year. Details on that fact
and more will be presented at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, November 20, in Library
2204. Recycling Coordinator Kirk Haffner will discuss Evergreen's nine-year-old
recycling program, and will provide information on where, what, how and why to
recycle. Haffner reports that the college currently recycles aluminum cans,
glass and paper, while envelopes with adhesive stickers or cellophane and NCR
paper are not recyclable. Complete details are available at ext. 6784.


Special Assistant to the President Margarita Mendoza de Sugiyama leaves this
Monday for South Africa on an educational, fact-finding mission sponsored by the
YWCA. She and 15 other women from across the U.S. will study South Africa's
health, nutrition, employment, economy, housing and education. The group will
return to New York on December 5. Upon her return, Mendoza de Sugiyama will be
available to speak to groups on- or off-campus. We wish you well, Margarita.

Condolences to Faculty Member Rob Cole who suffered a severe ankle fracture on
Saturday, November 1, on a grassy slope at Seattle Community College. As one of
his students wrote, "Your accident was a case of too much motion and not enough
matter." Cards and get-well messages to Cole can be sent to LAB I.
Miles Wayne Clemens surprised Information Services Director Mark Clemens and
his wife, Karen, by arriving a month early on Wednesday, November 5, weighing in
at six pounds, plus. Clemens reports that the youngest addition to his family is
at home, doing well and resting up for the next Catalog deadline. Congratulations!
ARD, a West German television station, will be on campus Tuesday to film part
of a documentary that will feature Faculty Member Tom Grissom and other scientists
who have left the U.S. defense industry.
Faculty Member Alan Nasser plays a psychiatrist in "Lunch Hour," a play produced by the Olympia Little Theater. Performance dates are November 21, 22, 28 and
29, and December 4-6 and 11-13. Call Nasser at ext. 6759 for times and prices.

Yep, pictured below are your fellow Greeners on goblin day. From left to right:
Bunny Carolyn Bentler and Groucho Stan Marshburn; Adventuress Alice Patience and
forever-young Sharlene Lugenbeel. In the next photo, Grande Dame Ellie Dornan,
Superwoman Kim Gregory, Dust-Em-Up Debra Garrington and Lady Night Sue Washburn
are in the front row. Behind them are Clowns John Gallagher and Larry Stenberg.
Saintly Debbie Davies chats with Cat Woman Beth Hartmann, while Princess Jan
Lambertz ignores Gunman Al Warber. Schoolmarm Shirley Walters ponders the madness.

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Congratulations to Faculty Member Terry Tafoya, who was named Educator of The Year
by the MoKakit Indian Research Association, a Canadian and U.S. organization of
native peoples who hold graduate degrees. The association, which sponsors research
and publishes a journal, selected Tafoya for the award in recognition of his work
for the U.S. and Canadian governments in the area of bilingual education.
Congratulations also go out to Tacoma Adjunct Faculty Member Sally Riewald,
whose article, "Life Stories on Disk," has been published in the September issue
of Instructor Magazine. The article details Riewald's successful results of an
autobiography activity she created for foreign-born elementary school students.
Copies of the article are available at Information Services, Library 3122.
It took ten days, 281 pledges ranging from $2 to $200, and the time and
effort of over 140 volunteers, but when it was all over last week, KAOS-fm Radio
reported a record-breaking $6566 raised for the annual Membership Drive. This
represents a $1198 increase over the 1985 total of $5368. "We're very grateful to
the community for its strong support," says Station Manager Michael Huntsberger.
Hello and Goodbye: We welcome Custodians Geof Seland, Gary Greenwood, CPJ
Advisor Susan Finkel, and Office Assistant Suzanne Hall. We say goodbye and thanks
to Custodians Hien Dang and Hieu Dang.

by Doc Stretch (pictured below)
Winter's coming, the clocks have been set back, and it's getting dark earlier.
There's no longer time for those nice walks after dinner. But waiting until the
weekend to exercise leaves you sore and stiff til Tuesday.
Here's an idea for relief. Dr. Bryant
Stamford of the Exercise Physiology Lab
at the University of Louisville has developed a "Weekend Warrior" fitness program
for those who don't exercise regularly,
but want to stay in shape with an occasional hike, bike ride or tennis game.
The program involves alternating 50
steps each, of walking and jogging every
Saturday and Sunday, beginning with just
one half-mile (that's out to Parking Lot C
and back). This activity won't burn off
fat, or significantly increase your aerobic capacity, but it will help maintain a
basic level of fitness that will relieve
those sore muscles. If you'd like more
details on the "Weekend Warrior" plan,
call the Campus Recreation Center at ext.
6530. Or better yet, walk over and pick
one up!

The Evergreen State College

October 31, 1986


"I'm extremely happy with the results; they've
done a tremendous job out there," says Gordon
Sandison, former state senator from Port Angeles who now hails from Olympia. The "results"
he speaks of are the accomplishments of Evergreen over the past two decades, while "they"
are us—the many faculty, staff, students,
alumni and community members who have helped
the college to grow.
In 1966, Sandison was selected to chair
the Temporary Advisory Council on Public
Higher Education, formed by the Legislature to
determine the best location for a new college.
The group concluded Southwest Washington was
the largest unserved area in the state and
chose Olympia to be the home of the four-year
public college, Washington's first in 72 years. Less than a year later, a bill
cosponsored by Sandison became law on March 1, 1967, breathing life into Evergreen.
Efforts are underway to celebrate those two decades of success. Chaired by
Director of Community and Alumni Relations Larry Stenberg, the Twenty-Year
Anniversary Planning Team is meeting weekly to plan the details of a Founding
Festival. Many details of the anniversary celebration are in the planning stages.
Activities will last from three days to a week around the founding date of Sunday,
March 1, 1987. Even the name of the event, Founding Festival, has yet to be officially approved. But the Planning Team's purpose is clear:
"To acknowledge, salute and celebrate 20 years of achievement in and contributions to the field of higher education through a series of educational, cultural
and social events and exhibits...which highlight the significant achievements of
the college from the early planning through present times and look into the
future, and honor those who made a noteworthy contribution to the founding, the
academic and operational structure, and the successful evolution of the college."
A sampling of projects and activities under consideration are a banquet
featuring speakers and honored guests, visual exhibits depicting different aspects
of Evergreen's history, a campus-wide open house, performances either on campus or
at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, a retrospective of student and
faculty art and other works, a showcase publication about the college's first two
decades, and a grand finale reception and dance.
If you have ideas for the Twenty-Year Anniversary Planning Team, and especially memorabilia from Greener days gone by, please contact Chairperson Larry
Stenberg at CAB 214, ext. 6192. "It really is astounding to me," Stenberg says,
"that Evergreen has received so much national acclamation in the face of having to
literally fight for survival for so many years. We need to honor the people who
were and are dedicated to supporting that cause. And there's one more reason to
celebrate," he adds. "We deserve it."

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After a one-year dip, Evergreen's graduate placement rate is back up to 94%,
according to a survey of 1983, '84 and '85 graduates conducted by the Office of
Career Development.
"A significant number of 1985 graduates who reported said they searched
very actively for jobs, which largely accounts for a 20% increase in this year's
placement level," says Joyce Weston, director of Career Development.
Last year, the annual survey showed that 74% of 1984 graduates had either
found employment, entered graduate school or were engaged in other pursuits of
their choosing. That compared to an 88% placement rate for the Class of 1983 and
rates in the 90th percentile for previous years.
Other survey results for 1985 graduates revealed a 59% placement rate in
counseling and social services jobs, the top career interest of 12% of the
class; a 2% decrease in graduate school acceptance, down from a 5% increase a
year ago; and that 77% of the 653-meraber class is residing in Washington.

Evergreen will be the recipient of computer equipment valued at over $300,000 from
AT&T Information Systems. Part of this year's AT&T University Donation Program,
the award is the largest of its kind for any college and university in Washington.
One reason for that may be that "Evergreen submitted the highest-rated
application in AT&T's Northwest region," says Don Chalmers, associate director
of Development for corporations and foundations.
The major part of the acquisition is three 3B2 Unix-based minicomputers, two
of which will be installed in the Microcomputer Center, while the other will be
used in the Computer Applications Lab. The minicomputers will link microcomputers
which are already in place to peripheral devices such as printers and plotters,
making it easier for students and faculty to use the college's computing facilities. The award also includes 12 intelligent Unix work stations, additional printers, software, modems and installation of the system, which is scheduled to take
place this quarter.

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The Evergreen Foundation Board of Governors has allocated $5000 this year for
grants to students, staff and faculty members for specific projects and activities. Seven grants have been awarded this quarter, reports Director of Development
John Gallagher.
Two student theater projects, one by Tom Geha and the other by Tom Kolba and
Kirk Horning received funding for their productions which will be staged at the
college. The board also approved funding for support of the 1986-87 Evergreen
Expressions brochure and to support expenses in conjunction with planning
Evergreen's Founding Festival (see story, page 1). Funds to acquire topographic
maps and other materials were also allocated for a year-long project on the ecology of Capital Forest by student Rhys Roth. The board also approved monies to
help cover the costs of a catalog for an upcoming Evergreen Galleries exhibit on
contemporary Native American Art.
The board approved $2943 for funding, leaving $2507 for additional grants
this year. Applications must be in writing and delivered to the Development
Office, Library 3114, by January 9 or April 1, 1987. Applications arriving after
these dates will be held until the following quarter. Call ext. 6565 for details.


"It's rewarding to work at a place that recognizes the
academic contributions that a librarian can make," says
Terry Hubbard, Evergreen's new reference librarian and
member of the faculty. He has served in similar roles
at Duchess Community College in upstate New York, the
State University of New York at Stonybrook, the University of Alaska and Colorado State University.
"Evergreen's Library is famous in academic circles,
and in library circles, too," Hubbard says, who heard
about the Library's vital role in the curriculum long
before he came here.
"Evergreen is well-known for the primary relationship its students enjoy with librarians," he says.
"People such as Pat Matheny-White and Frank Motley have
been widely read in professional literature for
librarians across the country."
Hubbard's experience will lend itself well to the
cooperation and coordination that are necessary to support Evergreen programs and students. In Alaska, he helped develop a library
training system and communications network for librarians in outlying bush communities. He also has experience with legal research from his work as the social
science librarian at Colorado State. "Students need to know more about the law,"
he says. "It's amazing how much it affects our everyday lives."
"Evergreen is a busy place," says Hubbard, who's spent much of his time so far
on the Library's day-to-day information services. In addition, he has already
plunged into Evergreen activities as a member of the Twenty-Year Anniversary
Planning Team (see front page), for which he's researching the archives to plan
exhibits, displays and multi-media presentations.
"The new faculty orientation was useful, I think," Hubbard says when asked how
he's doing at learning Evergreen's ropes. "It's unimaginable to me that anyone
could get going without that orientation. We had a chance to sit with veteran
faculty members who rationalized the institutional approach to learning—
information that would take a long time to accumulate on your own."
A major opportunity for him to learn about Evergreen will be as a teacher.
"The system of librarians rotating into the faculty is unique. Very few academic
libraries have such a system," says Hubbard. "In fact, I can't think of any."
Hubbard will begin teaching in an academic program next year.

Beginning next week, Evergreeners will have a chance to make a meaningful contribution when the college kicks off its portion of the Washington State Employee
Combined Fund Drive (CFD). CFD makes it possible for employees to contribute to
their choice of 890 local or statewide charities, ranging from the United Way and
Foster Parents Plan to Safeplace and the Olympia Child Care Center.
Associate Vice President Ken Winkley, who heads Evergreen's drive this year,
reports that 159 college employees contributed a total of $14,292 in 1985. Each
employee will be contacted by a member of the 45-person soliciting team on campus.
A complete information packet on selecting a charity and how to give (payroll
deduction is available) will be provided. Winkley encourages all Greeners who are
interested in joining this important team to call ext. 6500 to volunteer.

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The Committee to Honor Great Geoducks (Secret
Quackers) is at it again. A note slipped
under our door informed us that "Deli Manager
Sandy Peterson has been named Greener of the
Month for October because of the great service, super-efficency and good humor she displays to hundreds of Evergreeners everyday."
"This is the first job I've had that I
really enjoy," says Peterson, who was a swingjj
manager at McDonald's for nine years before
coming to Evergreen in 1984. "Evergreen is an'
environment where people appreciate the good
things you do."
Since becoming manager this summer,
Peterson has done a lot of good things to the/
Deli and plans on doing a lot more. Her roost
popular move has been lowering prices and
introducing new products. She's also
rearranged the layout and has plans for a
major redecoration, introducing new sandwiches, trying out an order-your-lunch
service, and a guess-how-many-seeds-in-thepumpkin contest.
"We know you have only an hour for
lunch," she says, "and we want to make that
hour enjoyable by preparing the best food we can as quickly as possible." Peterson
gives a lot of credit for the Deli's bustling but personable spirit to her 10meraber student staff. "They are simply fantastic. I don't feel like they work for
me, but with me." The feeling is mutual on the part of Peterson's supervisor, Food
Service Director Vonda Drogmund. "Sandy's position is very visible. She's
constantly on the line, working with the public all day and she's just terrific."
Peterson grew up in Elma and relates that she keeps busy and happy as a
single-parent raising her seven-year-old son, Tommy. When asked her dreams, she
responds that Tommy takes center stage. "I want to see him grow and succeed. As
for herself, she'd like to take advantage of Evergreen's courses, especially computer studies "so I can keep up with my son."
"Evergreen is a great learning place," she adds, "even if you don't go to
school here." We thank you, Sandy, for all you've taught us about hard work, innovation and service. It's been delicious!
The "Secret Quackers" welcome your nominations for "Greener of the Month." Send
all deserving names and reasons for your choice to the Newsletter, LIB 3122.

The Evergreen State College

October 17, 1986


"My three-year-old son, Conor, thinks
it's funny that all his favorite
Driftwood toys keep showing up in the
new place," says Senior Leah Musgrave. •
As for herself, Musgrave enjoys the fact?
that Evergreen's new Childcare Center isj
bigger, brighter and is providing more
teachers per children. She also appreciates the fact that the Childcare
Center, located in Building 201 near
the steam plant is much more convenient
for students who drive to school.
Acting Coordinator Laura Olson is
delighted with the new space, which
enables the staff to set aside a room
for toddlers as well as a room for older
children. Although she misses the woods
around Driftwood, Olson says, "the kids
really enjoy rolling down the big hills, j
and the open space makes it a lot easier
to supervise outdoor play."
The Childcare Center has a capacity
for 43 children, an increase over the
28-children capacity permissible at the
Driftwood facility. The remodeling was I
designed by Campus Architect Jon Collier,;
while Sandi Constructors of Olympia
was hired to complete the task. The
total remodeling budget came to $76,000. ,
The switch from "daycare" to
"Childcare" is not just a random change
in titles, but a statement of philosophy. "The term 'daycare' often impliesj
a situation where children are present
for the workday without a real program
or curriculum," says Olson, "whereas
'Childcare' puts more emphasis on taking
care of the child, not the day." The
name change also reflects the fact that
care is available for student parents on
Tuesday and Thursday nights until 9:30
and for evening events.
Cont'd on page 2.

Calvin McCracken above) take a break

outside of the new Childcare Center
(pictured below).

200 Greeners turned out last week to participate in a massive photo shoot,
spelling out four famous initials. Complete details and the final product will be
detailed in the upcoming Evergreen ReView, due out in early November.

Building 201's most recent occupant was the Ceramics Studio which has moved to
Driftwood. The discovery that potentially toxic metals were disposed of and stored
at the Ceramics Studio prompted Facilities to arrange a series of tests and
inspections. Bennett Laboratories of Tacoma sampled soils from the site and discovered metals in concentrations ranging from 11 to 754 parts per million. According
to a story in the Olympian (Monday, October 13), Thurston County Health Specialist
Gary Kato reported that "The levels were well below dangerous waste levels."
Facilities Director Ken Jacob ordered the removal of six inches of topsoil from a
100-square-foot play area. The area was resodded and paved.
Inside walls and floors were thoroughly cleaned, surfaces repainted and old
floor wax stripped. Industrial Hygienist Rene LaRocque of the Washington State
Department of Labor and Industries also visited the center at Associate Vice
President Ken Winkley's request and determined that asbestos is not present in the
ceiling tiles. Jacob also engaged the University of Washington's Stoneway
Laboratories to conduct further soil tests. While conclusive evidence from
Stoneware is pending, Janice Camp of the labs has studied the situation and
offered the opinion that the Childcare Center is a safe and healthy environment.
In other developments, the first steps toward hiring a Childcare Coordinator
to replace Virginia Brian, who resigned last summer, took place this week. On
Monday, Dean of Student Development Ernest "Stone" Thomas met with a
screening/selection committee, whose members are staffers Rita Pougiales (chair),
Kathy Ybarra, and Keith Eisner and student parents Kathy Ferguson and Linda
Borgaes. The committee will forward their recommendations to Thomas who hopes to
hire the new coordinator early next month. All Evergreeners are welcome to visit
the new center and can make arrangements to do so by calling ext. 6060.

A $100 reward is being offered to anyone who has information leading to the recovery of $7200 of computer equipment that was stolen from a Libary office last Sunday. The theft of two AT&T 6300 personal computers, one Epson LQ1000 printer and
one Hewlett Packard laserjet printer was denounced by Provost Patrick Hill for
distressing the staff members whose offices were "violated" and a "critical blow
to our ability to provide adequate service." Any information about the burglary
should be directed to Security at ext. 6140.
Action taken by the Board of Trustees at their regular meeting on Wednesday,
October 8, included the approval of the sexual harrassment policy and referring
action back to the President and Provost concerning the issuance of three- and
one-year faculty contracts. The Board and attendees also reacted very favorably to
a report on Evergreen's recreation and athletics programs by Director Jan Lambertz
and her staff.

The Board of Trustees also heard the latest on Fall Quarter enrollment in a report
by Director of Institutional Research and Planning Steve Hunter, who revealed that
Evergreen has the largest number of full-time equivalent students in its 16-year
history. The college is at full funded capacity with 2,838 FTE, compared to 2,761
FTE a year ago. This fall's headcount of 2,965 ended up second to last fall's
2,980. FTE and headcount figures are unusually close together because 90% of degreeseeking undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Hunter pointed out that the median
age for students dropped nearly a full year, from 25.5 to 24.5, statistically
echoed by students in the 17-to-22 age group, who went from 37% of the student
body last year to 42% this fall. "It's a reflection of having to cut off applications so early," he said, "which favors high school students over transfers, who
tend to apply later in the year." Twenty-nine percent more Washington high school
grads applied than last year, while instate two-year transfer applicants were up
10%. Applications for Fall, 1987, are already arriving at a rate well ahead of
last year, and prospective students are being advised to apply early.

Karen Munro and Faculty Member Rudy Martin will be liasions for the National
Faculty for the Humanities, Arts and Sciences, which opened its first regional
center at Evergreen earlier this month. Located in Library 2114, the center will
serve as the Northwest hub for activities such as program development in elementary and secondary schools and summer institutes for the improvement of teaching.
Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the National Faculty has
successfully conducted such projects in more than 600 schools and school districts
across the nation. For expertise, it calls on a pool of more than 400 college and
university professors who, rather than focusing on classroom methods, work toward
deepening teachers' understanding of subject matter in the humanities, arts and
sciences. "The ultimate goal," says Munro, who is community coordinator for the
center, "is to inspire more scholarship in elementary and secondary teachers by
making them aware of themselves as human resources for their students." Serving as
faculty coordinator, Martin will recruit faculty from around the state to participate in National Faculty projects. For more information, contact Munro at ext.
6247, or Martin at ext. 6009.

Information Services
Library 3122


Next Newsletter—October 17
Photos by Photo Services

The Evergreen State College


Congratulations to Faculty Member Earle McNeil who has been asked by the
Smithsonian Institute to send several of his kaleidoscopes for the Institute's
"Toys of All Ages" show that opens November 1 in Washington D.C. McNeil's
creations, called "Polarascopes," have beautiful wood tubing and use polarized
light rather than colored glass to give a richer, more intense coloration. McNeil
is one of 25 craftspersons chosen by the Institute from throughout the U.S.
One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Department: The last issue of the
Newsletter featured a photo of Faculty Member Carl Swenson but omitted the
following background information. Swenson, an exchange faculty member from Seattle
University, teaches in the "Society and the Computer" program. Degrees: Ph.D.,
Mathematics, Washington State University; B.Ed., Secondary Mathematics Education,
Pacific Lutheran University. Swenson has taught at Seattle University since 1976
and has been a consultant to numerous companies on microcomputer applications.
New Hires: We welcome Susan Ramsauer as a new counselor for Cooperative Education. Ramsauer comes to Evergreen from Saint Martin's College where she worked as
director of Financial Aid. We also welcome Development Secretary/Grants Typist Kim
Gregory, who takes the place of Mary Hanson, now a secretary in Academics.
Faculty Member Steve Herman is "the talk of the /town" in the September 22
issue of The New Yorker. Copies are available at Information Services, LIB 3122.
Did you know Personnel Representative Charen Blankenship and her husband,
Ralph, were judges at the Harbor Days Tugboat Races? A job well-done!

October 3, 1986


"It's going to be an exciting year in
the Computer Applications Lab," says
Walter Niemiec, manager of academic
support team for the Lab Buildings,
where Evergreen's new 3>000 square
foot, 22-station computer center for
scientific research is taking shape.
"We're getting students and faculty to
the point where they can take advantage of the tremendous potential of
this facility."
Future users of the Lab will be
programs such as "Molecule to Organism" and "Ecological Agriculture,"
students in 3/2 Engineering and the
MES Program, and faculty engaged in
research, but taking the lead are the
faculty and students of "Matter and
Motion," a regular Evergreen offering
that focuses on the study of physics,
chemistry and math. The strategy for
teaching those subjects has shifted,
however, since the Computer Applications Lab opened last January in Lab
II, room 1223, former home of the
Self-Paced Learning Center.
"Two years ago we came up with the
concept of teaching 'M&M' with
HARD AT IT: "Matter and Motion" students
microcomputers," says Jeff Kelly,
Darcy Jennings and David Metzler tackle
faculty member in chemistry who coora program in the Computer Applications
dinates this year's program. Kelly and
another faculty chemist, Fred Tabbutt,
figured that every student in the
program should have ready access to a computer, becoming as comfortable and proficient at using it as they were with the other traditional tools of the laboratory.
"We planned for students to use their micros for data collection, spreadsheet
calculations on results and to word process reports—all things that used to be


The following is the first of a series of articles written by Doc Stretch (a.k.a.
Recreational Sports Coordinator Corey Meador, below) on health and exercise.
"How to Run Two Miles in Your Office"
Next time the mid-afternoon blahs hit you,
instead of heading for the coffee, you might
try a short exercise break. According to the
Executive Fitness Newsletter, 20 minutes of
sustained exercising can burn as many calories
as running a couple of miles. So lock your
office door, get comfortable and try a few of
the following exercises:

Fourteen side bends a minute will burn an
average 1.2 calories; 14 alternate toe touches
(sitting) burns 1.4 calories per minute; 10
alternate leg raises (lying)—2.5 calories;
20 sit-ups—4 calories; 28 push-ups—6.5. And
for a grand finale, you'll accomplish as much
as running by doing 60 jumping jacks, zapping
12.5 calories a minute. Ah, now back to work!

Continued inside


Evergreen faculty, students and staff have a great opportunity to save on AT&T
computer hardware says Evergreen Bookstore Manager Denis Snyder. The contract
between the Bookstore and AT&T enables Evergreeners to purchase terminals, keyboards and monitors at approximately 30% off list prices. Snyder reports that the
AT&T hardware is IBM compatible with a 640K capacity. AT&T 6300's and IBM PC's are
available to use and view in the Computer Center, LIB 2408. Contact the Computer
Center Aide at the front desk for complete instructions.
Another significant development is the merger of the Bookstore and Campus
Store operations. On July 1 the Campus Store was moved into the Bookstore. "This
change," says Snyder, "will provide budgetary units with more hours of operation,
larger selections and quicker response to special needs. Offices will have access
to supplies six days a week and on most orders we'll be able to have the merchandise delivered the next day if we don't already have it on stock."
All merchandise purchased from the Bookstore or the Camptis Store (located in
the back left-hand corner of the Bookstore) will be charged to the budgetary unit
at the Bookstore customer service counter. Goods from campus stores will be billed
as priced, while Bookstore items will be discounted to insure competitiveness.
Snyder reports that Accounting Assistant Lois Lince handles billing procedures, Order Service Coordinator Jeannie Andrews is in charge of campus office
supplies, while Stockroom Attendant Nat Blankenship has been transfered to the
Bookstore and directs the receiving department. One other change is the discontinuation of pre-printed forms by the Campus Store. These forms will be stocked and
distributed by the Print Shop. Snyder encourages Evergreeners to call him at ext.
6216 with all questions and concerns. In the meantime, check it out!

The old "Current Events" board in the CAB MALL outside the Bookstore has been relettered, and re-designed to carry up-to-date information on Evergreen's governance systems. With your help, the new Governance Information Board will become a
clearinghouse for minutes, agendas and rosters of all current DTF's, committees
and boards on campus. Each governance body will be assigned one of the plexiglass
slots to post information on past or upcoming decisions. All information to be
posted on the Governance Information Board must be submitted to the Student
Communications Center, LIB 3132, or to Information Services, LIB 3122.
The board also has a section for proposals and comments on governance issues.
These also should be submitted to the SCC or Information Services. All information
will be posted for at least one month. Contact Information Specialist Keith Eisner
at ext. 6128 for complete details.

KAOS Station Manager Michael Huntsberger reports that the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting, located in Washington, D.C., has awarded a $1,000 training grant to
the campus station. The funds will be used to bring NPR (National Public Radio)
Producer David Ossman to Evergreen in February for a three-day workshop with KAOS
staffers and students. Ossman is a former member of the Firesign Theatre Troupe.
Huntsberger says, "I'm very pleased with this award. Over 500 proposals are made
each year to CPB and only about 75 are accepted. This is our second award.
Ossman's visit should be a real boost to our programming."

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done by hand," Kelly says. "We wanted them to encounter a scientific computing lab
that would be like current facilities in a modern industry or research lab."
"Matter and Motion" students spent the first week of the quarter learning the
word processing functions of the microcomputers by writing a paper on their
backgrounds. As the quarter progresses, they will conduct experiments that combine
physics and chemistry principles, taking measurements with the computers and then
performing calculations on the data using computer programs they have written.
John Buczek, science programmer and manager of the Computer Applications Lab,
helps "Matter and Motion" faculty and students learn how-to use the sophisticated
equipment. "Lab teaching at most colleges isn't especially different than it was
200 years ago," he says, "they're still using test tubes, pipettes and bunsen
burners. We'll be teaching students to let the computer control the experiment and
collect data as it happens," says Buczek. "That way, they can concentrate on the
concepts involved."
The "Matter and Motion" program has become much more unified and interdisciplinary. Physics, chemistry and calculus are now taught as a series of concepts,
and Winter Quarter the program will examine social implications and perspectives
that lie beyond science textbooks. "The Computer Applications Lab is providing an
arena for this integration," says Kelly. "I don't know of any college that's combining physics, chemistry and calculus in a single offering like this."
Faculty Physicist Rob Cole, who along with Kelly and Tabbutt completes the
"Matter and Motion" faculty team, reports that teaching colleagues of his at other
colleges "were astounded when I described what we were doing. Our ability to take
data on-line from lab instruments is fairly close to state-of-the-art. In terms of
teaching, it's unique."
"Matter and Motion" is also unusual because first- and second-year Evergreen
students have as much access to computers as advanced students. While similar
facilities at other colleges are often for seniors only, five of the 63 "M&M" students are freshmen and more than 50 are sophomores.
"The needs of freshmen and sophomores are quite different from those of most
other students," says Kelly. The National Science Foundation recognized this in
1985 when it awarded Evergreen a $50,000 grant based on Tabbutt's proposal for
improving science education for freshmen and sophomores. After matching the grant
last spring, the college purchased 13 AT&T microcomputers, 12 of which are in
active use in the Lab by "Matter and Motion" students.
Complementing that award is the Computer Applications Lab's first acquisitions
in 1985 of 10 Intel microcomputers with software, documentation and training from
a $350,000 grant. Intel made a second grant last spring for two additional, and
more powerful, microcomputers. Other corporate contributions include a videoprinter
from Polaroid; 10 color monitors from Conrac and software from Microsoft.
Soon to come are three super minicomputers, the result of a $300,000 AT&T
grant (largest of its kind in Washington), one of which will be used in the
Computer Applications Lab as a file server for the AT&T stations and to link them
with printers, plotters and other support equipment.
"What's most pleasing," says Niemiec, who has seen the Computer Applications
Lab grow over the past two and a half years from wishes on paper to an expanding
reality, "is seeing a student who has been lost and fumbling around in the lab
suddenly catch fire and take off. That," he nods at the myriad of equipment around
the Lab, "makes this all worth it."

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Happenings Inside

The Evergreen State College

ROLLING ON: Maintenance Mechanic
The Nguyn puts the final touches on
railing around the Library Building
The sanding and repainting was just
part of a busy summer for campus
staffers. See "Evergreeners in the
News'" on page 6 for more details.

September 19, 1986

"The experiment works"

'86 Convocation Highlights Plans, Budget and "Shibumi"
by Keith Eisner, Information Services
Applause, laughter, a cello and
flute duet, and the surprise appearance of an Evergreen regular—a
big, black shaggy dog—enlivened
this week's staff and faculty Convocation. Louise and Eric Moon from
Bloomingdale's School of Fine Art
provided the music as over 250
staff and faculty members packed
Lecture Hall one on Tuesday.
After welcoming the faculty
back and applauding the work of the
staff, President Joe Olander introduced Board of Trustee Chairman
Richard Page. "In years past," Page
said, "one might say, 'Welcome back
to the Evergreen experiment. 1 But
that is no longer the case. The
results are in and it's positive—
this college is here to stay. The
experiment works."
Strategic Plan Discussed

Olander followed Page, stating
in his opening remarks that, "I'd
like this college to be a little
bit bigger, a little better, more
diverse in its ethnicity, and a
hell of a lot more fun."
He then'discussed Evergreen's
Strategic Plan which was approved
by the Board of Trustees last
month. The plan, he explained, is
not completed. "Although we have a
product, the vice-presidents and I
are now in the phase of refining
and implementing the directives of
the plan." He then outlined the
following major themes:
1. The Strategic Plan implies
that Evergreen is going from a
"culture of innovativeness to one
of innovativeness and excellence."
The plan calls for more program
evaluation to .identify and develop
sources of strength across campus.
2. The plan recognizes that
growth and development are inevitable and desirable and states a
commitment to plan and implement
such growth with great care.
3. Curriculum Development,
including the commitment to community service, exploring Pacific Rim
or "Northwest Studies," filling in
the holes in our curriculum and
establishing our strongest educational programs as "Centers of
Excellence," which will help us
define what we know works best.
4. Greater ethnic diversification in students, faculty,
staff and curriculum.
'87-89 Budget Request

The theme of Evergreen's 1987-89
budget request, said Olander, "is
completing the college in an era of
limited resources. I am pleased
that this budget is driven by
policy, not the reverse." He outlined four major initiatives.
1. Quality Improvement. The
college is asking for $1.7 million
to improve educational quality for
its current enrollment of 2600 FTE.
Key objectives are:
A. $500,000 for faculty and

program development.
B. $350,000 to expand the
Library collection.
C. $90,000 to escalate
assessment of academic programs.
D. The improvement of student
life through more effective administration, academic advising and
increased retention and recruitment
of minority students.
2. Management Efficiency. The
college is asking for $1.2 million
for the acquisition of hardware and
software for our business operations and increased staff development and training.
3. $3.5 million for Enrollment
Growth. "Evergreen's physical plant
capacity can accommodate 3200 FTE
students," sa-id Olander, "I'm
asking for an increase of 600 FTE
students by 1988." He said that
such growth would provide greater
economy of scale and help reduce
the institutional cost per-student,
allowing completion of necessary
faculty hiring to insure quality in
all Core Programs and more opportunities for advanced study.
4. Faculty Salary Increase. Evergreen joins the Higher Education
Coordinating Board in recommending
a 2Q% increase in faculty salaries.
This requested increase- is based on
the HEC Board's study of faculty
salaries at peer institutions in
eight other states.
The total budget of $45.3
million represents a 30% increase,
reported Olander, and is "a hefty
but honest request." He also stated
that the $16.3 million capital
budget request will address such
programs as safety projects,
program support, property protection, energysaving projects and a
multifunctional community building.
Olander closed by remarking on
the nationwide obsession with the
"search for excellence." "Instrumentalism," he said, "is the madness of our times." Instead, he
urged an attainment of "sflibumi," a
Japanese concept of "inner
excellence, of having a sense of
your own craft and who you are.
"I am much more excited to be
here this year. Good things are
coming our way."
Unannounced Wag Takes Stage

During the break before Provost
Patrick Hil1's address to the
faculty (staff were invited to
stay) a black dog with a red bandanna trotted down the aisle of the

hall and across the stage, finally
lying down behind the podium. "Back
to Evergreen's returning values,"
called out one wit. Hill added to
the levity by paraphrasing
Olander's instructions to him:
"I'll tell them everything's going
to be wonderful and relaxed. You
tell them about the 48 new DTF's."
Instead, Hill outlined four
challenges for the new year. In
brief, they are:
1. Assessment of Faculty
Evaluation, including the
"necessity for the faculty to
rewrite portions of the Faculty
Handbook that deal with reappointraent and retention policies."
2. Meeting the Strategic Plan's
call for reasonable growth.
3. The formation of a Native
American Study Group, which will
work with Faculty Member David
Whitener to answer such questions
as "Can the college do a better job
of serving the NAS program?" and
"How do we integrate a diverse set
of pedagogies in one institution?"
4. Two to three hundred members
of The Society for Values in Higher
Education, a national organization
of 1300 professionals, will be on
campus next August for a major,
five-day conference. Hill said that
they are deeply interested in Evergreen and the experience of people
who have taught at an institution
where interdisciplinary study is
promoted and valued. Evergreen
faculty members will write essays
for the conference on such topics
as applied technology, agriculture
and the Liberal Arts, and the feminization of inquiry. Academic Dean
David Marr and Faculty Member David
Hitchens will coordinate a project
to write intellectual autobiographies of Evergreen faculty.
Hill predicted that this agenda
will go a long way toward revitalizing our faculty, showcasing our
academic excellence and bringing
together the Evergreen community.

SAGA Staffer June Brown passed away
on August 25, due to injuries received in an August 8 auto accident.
June worked here for 14 years and
the campus treasures the memory of
her smile and friendliness.

Evergreen Welcomes
Aboard 25 New
and Returning Faculty
Add the georaorphology of Death
Valley, African political thought,
cave bats, the history of rock and
roll, and feminist filmmaking to
the treasury of Evergreen's faculty
expertise and experience. You'll
also find "The Image of Alaska in
Literature," "Phosphate Inhibitors
of Carboxypeptidase A" and
"Hucksterism in Automobiles" when
reviewing the background of Evergreen's 25 new, returning and exchange faculty members. Here's a
brief introduction.
Larry Beck teaches in the
"Studio Program" this fall.
Degrees: M.F.A., Sculpture,
University of Washington; B.A.,
Painting, University of Washington.
Beck is a noted Native American
sculptor whose major commissions
include works for the King
County-International Airport, the
Highline Library and Seattle's
Golden Gardens Project.
Andrew Buchman, an exchange
faculty member from the University
of Washington and Evergreen graduate, '77, teaches in the "Art,
Literature and Music: New
Beginnings" program. Degrees:
D.M.A. Composition (pending),
University of Washington; M.A.,
Music History (pending), University
of Washington; M . M . , Composition,
University of Washington; B.A.,
Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State
College. "Buchman has taught music
studies at the U.W. since 1984, and
taught a "History of Rock and Roll"
course at Shoreline Community
College. Welcome back!
Paul Butler teaches in the
MES program. Degrees: Ph.D.,
Geology, University of California
at Davis; M.S., Geology, University
of California at Berkeley; A.B.,
Geography, University of California
at Davis. Butler comes to
Evergreen from a teaching position
at the State University College in
Oneonta, NY. He has conducted
extensive studies of the natural
history of Death Valley.
Jerry Cederblom teaches in the
"Thinking Straight" program.
Degrees: Ph.D., Philosophy,
Claremont Graduate School; B.A.,
Philosophy, Whitman College.
Cederblom taught philosophy at the
University of Nebraska-Omaha and is
co-author of Critical Reasoning. He
is currently writing a book entitled Organizational Ethics.
Helen Parrow, a Western
Washington University faculty
member, is one of four faculty
initiating Evergreen's new teacher
education program with Western.
Degrees: B.S., Elementary Education,
Wilson Teachers College; M.A.,
Education, University of California
at Los Angeles; Ed.D., Supervision
and Curriculum Development,
Columbia University. Darrow has
been cited in Leaders in Education,
World's Who's Who of Women and
Who's Who of American Women for her
consultative work and writings on
elementary education.

Malcolm De Weese teaches in the
MPA program. Degrees: M.B.A.,
University of Washington;. Ph.D.,
History, University of Washington;
B.A., History, University of
Arizona. De Weese has been a member
of the Washington State Hospital
Commission, where he worked as a
principal investigator on "The
Measurement of Case Mix for
Prospective Reimbursement in
Nancy Finley, exchange faculty
from Seattle Central Community
College, will teach in the "Human
Development" program this spring.
Degrees: M.A., Psychology, Western


Washington University; B.A.,
Psychology, Western Washington
University. Finley has taught at
Seattle Central since 1971, where
she developed curriculum in the
fields of physiology, stress
control and applied behavioral
Library Specialist Bob Haft
will teach in the "Great Books"
program this fall. Degrees: B.S.,
Psychology, Washington State
University; M.F.A., Photography,
Washington State University. Haft
reports that he currently has work
on exhibit in Moscow ("Idaho, that
is," he adds.)
Larry Hall, exchange faculty
from North Seattle Community
College, teaches in the "Stories:
Origins and Meanings" program.
Degrees: M.S., Psychology, Western
Washington University; B.A.,
Psychology, Western Washington
University. His areas of expertise
include teaching, counseling, com-

puters and contract mediation.
Bruce Hayward, exchange faculty
from Western New Mexico State
University, teaches in the
"Introduction to Environmental
Studies" program. Degrees: Ph.D.,
Zoology, University of Arizona;
M.S., Zoology, University of
Michigan; B.S., Wildlife
Management, University of
Minnesota. Hayward, who has written
numerous articles and papers on
bats, has exchanged houses and
positions with faculty member Llyn
De Danaan, who is teaching as part
of Evergreen's first exchange with
Western New Mexico State
Barbara Hammer teaches in the
"Performance Media in Contemporary
Culture" program. Degrees: M.A.,
Film Production, California State
University at San Francisco; M.A.,
English Literature, California
State University, S.F.; B.A.,
Psychology, University of
California at Los Angeles. Hammer
has produced 16 criticallyacclaimed films and has exhibited
her work in the U.S. and Europe.
Terry Hubbard is Evergreen's
new reference librarian. Degrees:
B.A., History/Business, University
of Vermont; M.A., History, San
Francisco State University; M.L.S.,
University of California at Los
Angeles. Hubbard was previously the
social sciences librarian at
Colorado State University and a
member of the National Ski Patrol.
Neil Jacobsen teaches in the
"Organic Chemistry" program.
Degrees: Ph.D., Organic Chemistry,
University of California at
Berkeley; B.S., Chemistry,
University of Oregon. Jacobsen won
the U.C. Berkeley Outstanding
Teaching Assistant Award in 1977,
and is an avid mountaineer and
Thomas McAllister teaches in
Vancouver. Degrees: Ph.D., M.A. and
B.A. in Political Science all from
the University of Washington. He
played Husky football and comes to
Evergreen from a teaching position
at George Fox College in Oregon.
Ralph McCoy teaches a group
contract on "Experimental Theater."
Degrees: B.A., Business Administration, Howard University. McCoy has
extensive theater experience including work as choreographer/director





for the Marin Shakespeare Festival,
the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre
and at the Cornish Institute.
Ralph Murphy teaches in the
"Political Economy and Social
Change" program this fall, and will
teach in the MPA program in winter
and the MES program in spring.
Degrees: Ph.D., Political Science,
University of Washington; M.A.,
Political Science, University of
Washington; B.A., Political Science
and Economics, University of
Washington. Since 1983 Murphy has
worked for the city of Lacey as a
consultant/project manager,
researching the impacts of a proposed 12,000 acre annexation.
Sandra Nisbet returns to
Evergreen to teach in the "Family,




Community and Personal Life"
program. Degrees: M.A., Theater
Arts, Indiana University; B.A.,
Speech and Drama, San Jose State
University. Nisbet won the 1982
"Spotlight Award" from the
Washington Association of Theatre
Artists for "the development of
original and creative theatre."
John Parker is the director of
the new Evergreen-Western
Washington Teacher Education
Program and will teach in the
"Children's Literature and
Psychology" program. Degrees:
Ed.D., Curriculum and Supervision,
Harvard University; M.A.T., Social
Science Curriculum, Harvard
University; A.B., Brandeis
University. Parker played a key
role in the establishment of an
alternative non-graded, interdisciplinary program at John Adams
High School in Portland. He is also
a keen student of the use of advertising slogans by the automobile
Rosalie Reibman teaches in the
"Human Development" program.
Degrees: M.Ed., University of
Washington; B.A., Psychology,
University of Washington. Reibman

is writing her dissertation on the
affiliation and power needs of
depressed women and their spouses.
Janet Ray, exchange faculty
from Seattle Central Community
College, will teach in the "Human
Development" program this- winter.
Degrees: M.A., Topology, University
of Washington; B.A., Mathematics,
University of New Hampshire. Ray is
the author of Your Number's Up, a
math anxiety book.
Bobby Righi, exchange faculty
from Seattle Central Community
College, teaches in the "Human
Development" program. Degrees:
M.A., Mathematics, Purdue
University; B.A., Mathematics,
Lamar University. Righi coordinates



Seattle Central's developmental
math program.
Sy Schwartz, a Western
Washington University faculty
member, teaches in Evergreen/
Western's new teacher education
program. Degrees: Ed.D., Curriculum
and Instruction, Wayne State
University; M.S., General Secondary
Education, Wayne State University;
B.S., Social Studies, Wayne State
University. Last year he presented
a paper on "Courage as a Curricular
Concern" at a national meeting on
Academic Rigor and the New
Curriculum held in Philadelphia.
Satoru Taira, exchange faculty
from Japan's Kobe University of
Commerce, teaches in the MPI
program. Degrees: L.L.M., Graduate
School of Law, Waseda University,
Tokyo; L.L.B., Waseda University.
Taira has published numerous studies on transnational arbitration
and sovereign immunities.




John Wood will be teaching in
"The Helping Professional" program.
Degrees: Ph.D., Human Behavior,
Union Graduate School; B.A.,
Journalism, San Diego State
University. In addition to conducting extensive research in the
areas of human relations and
psychology, Wood has served as a
consultant to the U.S. Department
of Justice on race relations and
the media.


Not pictured: Cederblom, De Weese,
Haft, McCallister and Nisbet.

RIGHI (left) and RAY (right) with Seattle Central Community College
Faculty Member Rachel Levine at a Washington Center for the Improvement
of the Quality of Undergraduate Education meeting held last spring at
Camp Bishop

A Look at
The Evergreen State College

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Evergreeners in the News

What We Did
This Summer—
And More
For the folks on the home front, it
was a quiet but busy summer. The
Facilities staff undertook 168 projects including: reroofing Labs I
the Communications
Building, the Central Utility Plant
and the Maintenance Shop;
installing new fire detectors,
alarms and annunciators in all
buildings; fixing the chinks in the
Campus Plaza bricks; remodeling the
Ceramics Shop—Evergreen's first
building—into the new Childcare
Center; installing new, energyconserving lights; and painting,
painting, painting.
Meanwhile, the Office of
Cooperative Education had their
busiest summer in 10 years, coordinating 122 student internships.
Conference Services welcomed over
5,000 visitors, attending 70 conferences, to campus this summer.
Groups included the Tacoma Youth
Symphony, the Northwest Boychoir,
Elderhostel and the International
Permaculture Institute. The Upward
Bound Program celebrated its ninth
year at Evergreen with 47 minority
high school students attending from
the Tacoma area.
Affirmative Action Officer
Margarita Mendoza de Sugiyama has
been selected by the national YWCA
to be a member of a 16-woman delegation to South Africa. During
their three-week stay this November,
the American women will work with
South African women of all races to
develop educational strategies to
inform Americans about the effects
of apartheid on women and children.
Evergreen Faculty Member John
Perkins is also a world traveler
this year. He received a grant from
the Smithsonian Institute to conduct a study entitled "Four Blades
of Grass: A Comparative History of
the Crop Production Sciences since
1940 in the United States, United
Kingdom and India." His research
will take him to Washington, D.C.,
London and India.
Congratulations to the team of
Senior Architect Jon Collier and
Graphics staffers Brad Clemmons and
Marianne Kawaguchi. Their designs
for a new seal for Washington's
American Institute of Achitects
took the first three places out of
24 entries in a statewide competition.
Congratulations also go out to
Security Officer Larry Savage who
was presented with a Certificate of
Recognition for Administrative
Accomplishments by the International Association of Campus Law
Enforcement Administrators. The
reward, writes Security Chief Gary
Russell, was for "the way he
handled an extensive computer fraud
and theft case, putting together
the pieces of a very complex case."
Kudos are also in line for MES
students Larry Goldstein, Bea
McKamey, Don Leaf, Cynthia Nelson,
David Peeler and Doug Peters whose
case study on the "Hamma Hamma Sand
and Gravel Proposals" received a
Student Merit Award from the
the state chapter of the Joint

American Planning Association. The
association also presented a Special Recognition Award to "Sustainable Community Design" students
Erica Guttman, Linda Phillips,
Robert Waldron and Rhys Allen Webb
for their "Madison Scenic Park"
study, conducted under the direction of Faculty Member Rob Cole.
Junior Shelley Stiltner is a
recipient of the $500 Agnes Vaughn
Memorial Scholarship. Stiltner was
one of 17 students vying for the
honor which is bestowed on an
undergraduate woman working in the
field of transportation.
"New Metal Sculpture" by
Faculty Member Jean Mandeberg is on
exhibit at the Marianne Partlow
Gallery in downtown Olympia from
through October 8.
Congratulations to the
Trujillo family on their latest
addition: Rosa Alicia, born on August 15. Communications Building
Manager Ed Trujillo reports that
her first words on arrival were
"When's rehearsal, Dad?"
Back to School: three Greeners
enjoyed high school reunions (sort
o f ) . Media Technician Allie Hinkle,
voted "most carefree" by her
classmates in Seoul, Korea, enjoyed
her 15-year reunion in Colorado,
while Bookstore Manager Denis
Snyder "had a blast" at number 20
with his buddies in Bainbridge.
Information Specialist Keith Eisner
reports that he was unable to
attend his 20-year reunion in

Traverse City, Michigan. However,
an old friend, posing as Eisner,
went and had a great time.
Hello and Goodbye. We welcome
the following new Greeners: Steve
Willis, librarian; Ann Shepard,
library technician; Beth Hartmann,
accounting assistant supervisor;
Dan Clarke, custodian; Patty Marks,
academics secretary; ..Julian "Pete"
Pietras, coordinator of Academic
Computing; Glenda Pegram, program
assistant for Registration and
Records; Judy McKenzie, program
assistant for Exhibit Touring
Services; Gary Aryan, Instructional
Technician; Kitty Parker, Academic
Advising Program Assistant, and
Photographer Steve Davis.
We say•goodbye and thank you
to Custodian John Johnson, Office
Assistant Donna Bunten, Program
Assistant Barbara Watrous, Photographer Margaret Stratton and
Program Assistant Betty Lochner.
The Newsletter also says "see you
later" to Executive Associate for
Policy Jack Daray who's taken a
one-year leave-of-absence to serve
as associate executive director for
the Higher Education Coordinating
Board; Internal Auditor Claudia
Beyer, who's also taken a leave-ofabsence, and Photo Services staffer
Tracy Hamby who's taking a year off
to photograph the world.
If we've missed your arrival
or departure, award or feat, please
let us know. Send to: Newsletter,
LIB 3122, or call ext. 6128. Thanks!

IT WASN'T ALL HARD WORK AND NO PLAY for Greeners this summer. Ranging in
experience from near-pro to first-time-ever, 28 staff and faculty golf
enthusiasts turned out for the first annual GeeFour (Greater Geoduck Golf
Gathering) at Scott Lake Golf Course in July. Low cards for men and women
for the nine-hole affair were Accounting Manager Ron Stead with a 41 and
Lela Bauman (mother of Accounting Assistant Supervisor Debbie Davies) with
a 42. "Big Stick" Larry Stenberg (below) won the GeeFour prize for Closest
to the Pin when his .tee shot came within 24 feet of the flag, but he
couldn't have done it without the steady support and comprehensive dental
coverage of "Ironman" Doug Scrima.

NOTE: The Happenings has been included in this special edition of the
Newsletter. Beginning next week, the Happenings will come out every Friday
and detail upcoming events on campus throughout the school year, while the
Newsletter will return to its regular format and appear every other
Friday. Deadline for submission to the Happenings is Tuesday at noon.
Please contact the Information Center in the CAB MALL or Pat Barte, LIB
3122, ext. 6128 with all Happenings submissions.

>»The President's STUDENT CONVOCATION is scheduled for Wednesday,
September 24, from 10:30-noon, in the Library Lobby. President Olander,
Provost Patrick Hill, and Vice Presidents Gail Martin and Sue Washburn
will discuss the upcoming year. Two important items of discussion will be
Evergreen's budget requests and the college's Strategic Plan.
>»0rientation DANCE, Saturday, September 20, 9 p.m.-midnight, in LIB
4300. Tropical Rainstorm is the featured band and admission is $1.00.
>»Tickets are on sale now for the Evergreen College Community
Organization's (ECCO) fourth annual "Celebration of the Evergreen State,"
a wine and seafood GALA EXTRAORDINARE! Fresh crab, salmon, clam and
oysters and the best Washington wines will be the featured fare on Sunday,
October 19, 4-6 p.m., in the Library Lobby. Admission is $10 and tickets
must be purchased by Friday, October 10. Tickets are available from
Yenney's Music, the Evergreen Bookstore, the Marianne Partlow Gallery, an
ECCO Board member or from Information Services in LIB 3122, ext. 6128.
>»S&A BOARD POSITIONS are now open. If you're a student or a faculty
member interested in evaluating existing and proposed programs and making
funding recommendations to the administration, contact the Student
Activities Office, CAB 305, ext. 6220.
>»13 JOBS are also available through the S&A Office. Positions as student
coordinators, office aide and recorder are open. Applications are being
accepted at CAB 305. Position descriptions are posted at the Financial Aid
Office in LIB 1218. Call ext. 6220 for complete details.
>»Make plans now to attend the seventh annial HARVEST FAIR on Sunday,
September 28, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on the beautiful 13-acre Organic Farm.
Entertainment, delicious foods, children's activities, arts and crafts,
farm tours and films, and a Pie Baking contest are all on tap. Admission:
FREE! Park in Lot B and take the free shuttle bus to the farm or walk the
gentle woodland trail from Lot B to the farm. Rain or shine!
>»PIES, PIES, PIES are still needed for the Harvest Fair's pie contest.
Don't be shy. Bake up your best and enter the contest. Prizes include dinners at some of Olympia's finest eateries, a half cord of firewood, a
massage and more. Entry is free. Call Susan Moser at ext. 6160 for
complete details.
>»The Evergreen Foundation Board of Governors has allocated $5,000 this
year for grants to students and faculty members for specific projects and
activities. Applications must be in writing and delivered to the
Development Office, LIB 3114, ext. 6565. by October 9, January 9 and April
1. Applications arriving after these dates will be held until the
following quarter. Call Development for complete details.
>»Washington state has established a PRODUCTIVITY BOARD to encourage
state employees to contribute to the efficient operations of state
government. You may earn a percentage of the documented savings by making
a proposal to your unit head. Contact Employee Relations, LIB 3238, ext.
6361 for complete details.
>»Staff Development Funds. Employee Relations has allocated $800 per
quarter for individual staff development proposals. Contact Employee
Relations, ext. 6361 for complete details on deadlines and procedures.
>»0ver 90 LEISURE EDUCATION workshops in everything from Mountain Bike
Tours and Wine Making to Proud Body Aerobics and Storytelling are being
offered this quarter. Registration takes place in CRC 302 through Friday,
October 3» from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Four evening registrations are offered
Monday through Thursday, September 29-October 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. A special registration is set for Saturday, September 27, from noon-3 p.m., at
the South Sound Center (Sears entrance). Classes begin the week of
September 29-October 3. Call ext. 6530 for complete details.
>»The monthly PIECE OF MY MIND series begins on Wednesday, October 1,
with a lecture by Saint Martin's Vice President Dr. Richard Langill on
"South Africa: Is Peace Possible?" The noontime event takes place at the
First United Methodist Church on 1224 East Legion Way. FREE. Call ext.
6128 for a complete 1986-8? schedule of talks on subjects that include
Star Wars research, law and privacy, youth and age, corrections and more.
>»Copies of the STRATEGIC PLAN are available at the Library Circulation
Desk, the Information Center and the Student Communications Center in LIB
3231. Contact Steve Hunter in LIB 3103, ext. 6363, for complete details.

"The Spirit of Dance" during its
1986-87 season with a stunning
schedule. "Joint Forces," a dynamic
Contact Improvisation troupe from
Oregon kicks off the series on
Saturday, October 11, at 8 p.m. in
the Experimental Theatre. The Keith
Martin Ballet (member pictured
above), a highly-acclaimed
Northwest company, performs on
Saturday, October 25, at 8 p.m. in
the Experimental Theatre. The
Cornish Jazz Faculty Ensemble,
eight of the finest jazz musicians
west of the Rockies, play original
and improvisational jazz at its
best on Saturday, November 15, at 8
p.m. in the Recital Hall. Ensemble
members have played with such
greats as Duke Ellington, Herbie
Hancock, Santana and Mose Allison.

Tickets for all Fall
Expressions events are $6 general,
$4 students, senior citizens and
Evergreen Alumni Association members (with cards.) Reservations,
which are strongly recommended, can
be made by calling 866-6833.

Office of Information Services
Library 3122
Next Newsletter; Friday , October 3
All photos by Photo Services unless noted.

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New Smoking Policy Clearing the Air
"Nearly everyone has been supportive of
the new Smoking Policy," says Larry
Stenberg, director of Community and
Alumni Relations. Stenberg, who chaired
the DTF that drew up the policy last
spring, has also been in charge of its
implementation over the summer.
"The only thing left to do," he
says, "is to supply the main entrances
of all campus buildings with ashtray
urns and install permanent signage."
Also, the smoking lounges in the first
floor lobby of the Library and the
third floor balcony of the CAB will be
carpeted sometime this fall.

"While the reason for creating the
policy was to protect people's health,"
comments Stenberg, "we also thought it
appropriate to make the selected smoking
areas as comfortable as possible."
With implementation nearly done, any
complaints about smoking should first be
addressed to the offending party and,
if there is further complaint, to the
person supervising the area in question.
"We're all responsible for enforcing
the policy," Stenberg says. "It's only
as effective as people are willing to
cooperate and support it. I've got
faith it can work at Evergreen."

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