The Evergreen State College Review Volume 1, Issue 1 (November 1979)


The Evergreen State College Review Volume 1, Issue 1 (November 1979)
November 1979
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The mandolin and krumhorn have not yet
replaced the guitar and harmonica and
jeans are still the favorite leggings, yet
there is a new sense of rebirth—a Renaissance—on the Evergreen campus. You can
feel it.
Warm sun greeted this year's new and
returning s t u d e n t s and f o u n d the redbricked Central Plaza crowded with noontime activities. The sun also found a new
joy and yet a new seriousness evident on
the campus. The College's enrollment increased significantly this year with over
2500 s t u d e n t s registered. The previous
record for part-time students was broken,
indicating a college better serving its adult
community. These increases led to long
lines at both registration and the bookstore. The residence halls filled to capacity
and temporary housing was arranged in the
Campus Recreation Center. Happy problems!
The Spirit of Evergreen has been reborn as
the College moves into a new era of growth
and continued commitment to interdisciplinary education.

Last year was a difficult one for everyone at
Evergreen. We entered this year under a
cloud of low enrollment, the Council for
Postsecondary Education was completing
the legislatively mandated "Study of Evergreen," and we were facing an unknown
response from the 1979 Legislature. Add to
this a President entering only his second
year in office and a new Provost plucked
from the ranks of the faculty, and the
future was not at all certain for the College.
President Dan Evans showed his leadership
ability in tackling the enrollment crisis and
in acquainting the Legislature with the
success story of Evergreen at its finest.
The faculty showed its mettle by falling in
behind the President and the Provost to
work on the hard issues confronting the
College. The students, in large numbers,
turned out to discuss academic policy and
to help recruit new students to the campus,
and the staff showed a loyalty and fondness for the institution by works far beyond
the call of duty.

The CPE "Study of Evergreen" was a most
thorough and professional piece of work,
exposing our warts and showing us plenty
that we needed to do. But basically, it was
also a confirmation and a validation of our
curriculum, of the success of our graduates, of the loyalty of our students and
alumni, and of the national importance of
the "Evergreen Experiment" to higher education generally. The study also revealed
the extent to which we are misunderstood,
the need to expand our size and our attractiveness to a more diverse clientele, and the
importance of improving on some of the
procedures and policies which lead to our
image problems. The outcome of the study
was a set of twenty recommendations with
which we have continued to work right up
to the present time.
The Legislature, in accepting the CPE
Study, gave us lots of help as well. We are
given a four-year "breathing space" in
which to show substantial growth. We are
given authorization to open a number of
new curricular opportunities including our
first entry into graduate work. And, it is the
first legislative session in our brief history
in which there has not been a bill to close
the College down entirely.

Spread* to
A few months ago, a columnist for the
Vancouver (WA) Columbian wondered in
print whether sign-makers for the Department of Highways had taken leave of their
senses: Signs had appeared at an 1-5 interchange directing motorists to "The Evergreen State College." Why, in heaven's
name were they pointing out an educational
institution 110 miles to the north?


Letters to the editor followed immediately
from incensed Evergreeners: Evergreen has
been operating a branch in Vancouver for
three years! Where had the reporter been?
Apologies followed and doubtless a few
more Vancouver residents learned of the
College's local involvement and commitment. The incident, however, is indicative
both of the feisty spirit of the Vancouver
area staff and students, and of the problems in developing general awareness of a

So now that the new academic year is
underway you might rightly ask, "What's
new at Evergreen?" Here's your answer: an
impressive list for one short year.
1) A Bachelor of Science, as well as the
Bachelor of Arts degree, became available in June for those who satisfy certain special requirements in mathematics
and the natural sciences.
2) A new teacher certification program is
available to Evergreen students through a
combined program involving Evergreen
and the University of Puget Sound. It is
a four-quarter, half-time program taught
on Evergreen's campus by UPS faculty,
available to juniors and seniors, and culminating in an Evergreen degree and
UPS certification.
3) Evergreen's first graduate program, a
master's in public administration, has
gone through detailed planning and has
been submitted to the Council for Postsecondary Education for review and requested approval. If all goes well in December, the College will be able to open
the program in Fall, 1980, to some 40
initial students. It is a two-year, halft i m e program a c c e s s i b l e to w o r k i n g
adults as well as regular, full-time stustudents. The special focus is on public
administration and public affairs career
preparation at the state and local government levels.

very successful venture in bringing fouryear college opportunities to communities
in Southwest Washington.
Approximately 80 students have graduated
so far from the Evergreen-Vancouver programs and more are on the way. And this
fall, for the first time, a similar operation
has begun on the campus of Port Angeles
Peninsula College.

developed, particularly since the College
acquired its own facility in Vancouver last
year—a revitalized officer's residence on
Old Fort Vancouver. (Originally, facilities
were provided by Clark College, whose
faculty and administration have consistently
encouraged the development of Evergreen
programs. Library, Bookstore and other
support service assistance is still being
provided by Clark.)

At Vancouver, coordinated study programs
covering junior-senior year work have been
offered initially in the area of Human Services and Human Personality (1976-78), and
c u r r e n t l y in both C o m m u n i t y S t u d i e s
(1978-80) and Management and the Public
I n t e r e s t (1979-80). The s t u d e n t bodyslightly older than the Olympia campus
average and with a larger percentage of
w o m e n — has been e n t h u s i a s t i c , hardworking and dedicated. A real esprit has

At Port Angeles, the initial program offering is a two-year coordinated study sequence in the humanities and arts entitled
"Tradition, Conflict and Search." As at
Vancouver earlier, the cooperation of the
local community college has been excellent. Also, the College has followed the
same general pattern of development: 1) a
two-year commitment has been made so

4) A pilot academic advising program, begun last year, has been expanded to include all new students and all returning
students who wish to join. It will provide
long term, more consistent academic
advising. This service is in direct response to student request.

7) We have carried the Evergreen opportunity to two Washington communities at
some distance from Olympia: a management program and a community services
program are available in Vancouver and a
humanities/fine arts program is available
in Port Angeles. Each of these is for
upper-division students holding an associate of arts degree or its equivalent.
Each is a two-year program leading
to a B.A.

5) An intercollegiate athletics program is
available for the first time this year:
men's and women's soccer and swimming are being coached by two exceptionally talented new coaches. We expect
to add approximately two new sports
each year.
6) We are attempting to improve the quality
and opportunity for social life on campus
for our students. Gathering spaces have
been small and cold. Therefore, some
architectural and interior design improvements have been originated by student
groups as well as staff. We hope to provide more organized opportunities for
socialization and perhaps even a few
annual traditions will evolve.

The challenges to make all of these programs and activities a reality stretches us
very thin, both in staff and financial resources. However, this is only step one of
a several year sequence of development
and growth for the College. So, as we
strain to move forward along this path, we
look back with a sense of pride at what we
have accomplished since last Fall. Not bad
for an adolescent born in 1967! But we
cannot afford to be complacent. A new year
calls! And, the Renaissance continues.

Byron Youtz, a physicist (Ph.D., University
of California at Berkeley) and teacher by
trade, is the Vice President and Provost at
Evergreen. He came to the College in 1970
as a member of the founding faculty.

that those enrolling with the required two
years of prior college background should be
able to graduate before the program ends;
2) a systematic review will be made during
the second year in order to determine the
feasibility of offering further programs;
3) programs offered will be as similar to
Olympia programs as possible—utilizing
regular faculty, working in an interdisciplinary, theme-centered way (including faculty
seminars, etc.), but with scheduling done
predominantly in late hours to enable students with jobs and families to enroll.
At Vancouver, an Advisory Committee of
local citizens has been set up to provide for
community in-put into the planning process.
Chairing the group is Mrs. Suzanne Mulligan
of Vancouver, an Evergreen alum. Mrs.
Joann Peekema, another Evergreen gradu-

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ate, also serves on the advisory committee.
A similar board is in process of being
created in the Port Angeles area and will
include alumni prominently.
For the future, Evergreen has under discussion plans for possible outreach programs
at several other locations within the Southwest Washington-Olympic Peninsula area.
The College is proceeding slowly on these
plans in order to guarantee that the programs offered will meet the same standards
as Olympia campus programs, and to ensure that community needs are well-served.
Requests have been received to date from
groups in Longview-Kelso, South TacomaLakewood, Grays Harbor, and Bremerton.

The Seawulff, a 38-foot "working sail boat"
under construction at Evergreen for the
past three years, is inching ever closer to
the waters of Puget Sound as faculty and
students push for a spring launching date.
The all-wood craft, docked behind Laboratory Building One, is "more than 75 percent
complete," according to faculty member Dr.
R. W. Filmer, supervisor of the boat building project which this fall has enlisted a
new student crew to tackle final stages of
construction, including installation of fuel
and water tanks and completion of rigging
and interior f i n i s h i n g .
First begun in 1974, the Evergreen '38 was
under c o n s t r u c t i o n at Long Boatworks on
Olympia's westside when f i r e struck the

Alumni who are in . Vancouver or Port
Angeles are most welcome to stop by, or
call, to get information on how things are
going. The program aides who can help to
set up a visit—and whose efforts have been
essential to the development of the programs—are: Mrs. Anne Turner at Vancouver, 696-3080; and Mrs. Betty Jack at Port
Angeles,- 452-2905. They'll be delighted to
teli you about ways in which alumni can
get involved.

Dr. Willard Humphreys
Academic Dean
Will Humphreys-did his doctoral work in
philosophy at Yale. When not "deaning" he
can be found drumming.

boat and its home, destroying both. It took
students, faculty and community fund
raisers two years to begin again to recreate
their dream. But, by Fall Quarter of 1976
construction e f f o r t s were underway once
Throughout the past 36 months, wood boat
builders and community volunteers have
worked side by side with students and
f a c u l t y , gradually rebuilding the craft which
now has a 12-foot beam, draws five feet
and carries 7300 pounds of external ballast
and a 30-horsepower diesel engine. The
Seawulff's hull is constructed of Port Orford cedar, cabin roof and trim are of Honduras mahogany and decks are of teak.
When f i n i s h e d , she'll sleep up to eight persons and will be used as a teaching and
research vessel for Evergreen's Marine
Studies program.
Named in memory of Reid W u l f f , an Evergreen student boatbuilder who drowned in
1978, the vessel has been built with the
professional help of Olympia boatbuilder
Don Fassett, who last fall also carried
teaching responsibility for the project. Professional boatbuilders Kirk McDonald of
Vashon Island and Carl Brownstein, an
Evergreen graduate who worked on the
original '38, also contributed long hours
to her construction.
Now, says Dr. Filmer, it'll be up to his new
crew of students to prepare for the spring
launching, a goal for which Evergreeners
and community supporters have worked for
more than five years.

Somewhere on Evergreen's earthquake, war,
and riot-proof campus there stands a structure lacking cement. Originally conceived
by students and faculty in 1974, the 2450square foot Organic Farmhouse began as
an "idyllic dream" — a place where Evergreeners interested in working on the gardens and in other agricultural projects
could gather for seminars, for laboratory
projects and for social meetings.
During the past five years more than 50
students have earned academic credit working at the Farmhouse, helping with its
design and construction. Originally, they
hoped the project could be built entirely by
volunteer labor for $25,000. But delays in
construction, lack of consistent student,
staff and faculty support, and the everrising costs of labor and materials forced
Organic Farm supporters to seek additional
funds last winter to finish the project.
In June, the Board of Trustees granted
additional funds to keep the project going
until a thorough study of the cost projected
for completing the building was made. At
their July 12 session, trustees approved a
"final" allocation of $61,431 to enable outside contractors and student employees to
finish the farmhouse.

The Organic Farm and house are situated
on what was once a 17-acre farm and occupies the 3-4 acres that are presently cleared.
To get to the farm and house one must
walk from the central campus along a footpath through the forest. Shortly before
arriving you can see the remnants of the
fence that bounded the original farm. It's a
relaxing and tranquil walk that relieves the
tension that the hustle of the main campus
can create.
Once there, you see the house sitting on a
gentle wooded slope overlooking the farm.
Its cedar shake roof and rough-cut wood
siding blend well with the small farm setting. The front entrance opens to the main
meeting area, a large room with exceptionally high cathedral ceilings and artistically
created lap cedar design interior walls. The
rough wood floor will be sanded and finished to enhance and utilize its natural
beauty. The community kitchen is large and
will be fully equipped with double oven,
other appliances and tile floor. A sun deck
off the kitchen takes full advantage of the
view and setting. Upstairs contains living
quarters for two caretakers. The building
will be heated by three wood stoves with
electric heat as a back-up system. In addition to conventional toilets, it has a composting toilet.

The Organic Farm continues in operation
by a group contract under faculty member
Steve Herman. The group is at present
planting the winter garden. The program
"As You Sow" will start again winter quarter with the new name "Small Scale Agriculture" and again be taught by faculty
member Fred Stone.
The Farm, which at times has been controversial, has maintained solid support from
various faculty. Its use as an academic
learning experience is vigorously defended
as successful, important and valid by the
students involved with it. The farm also
makes available more than 40 garden plots
for students and the community and supplies significant amounts of excess produce for the needy. The farm hopes to increase its research capacities in organic
farming and sometime in the future develop
a comprehensive timber management program encompassing the timberlands on
Evergreen's 1000 acres.
The house is a beautiful structure whose
natural qualities complements the beauty
surrounding it. Now, with its completion, it
will hopefully give even more cohesiveness
to the whole of the organic farm.
Be sure to join in their celebration and the
dedication on Monday, November 17.
Peter Speek, Senior, TESC

CMew 100fc at ^Evergreen Early this fall, the University of Puget
Sound came to Evergreen. Not to conquer,
but to complement. Its role: to teach the
education courses in the new Teachers
Certification Program.
The program is primarily a half-time effort
which allows Evergreen students the time
to pursue their subject area specialties and
results in provisional certification for teaching at the elementary, junior high or senior
high school level.
Academic Dean, Barbara Smith, has been
delighted with the response to the program,
"with well over 200 inquiries for the first
series of classes."
"We designed the program for thirty students, re-negotiated with UPS and now can
take sixty," Smith enthused, "but because

The cultural heritage of any great civilization is most often represented in its art.
And whether the artist's expression is found
on the wall of a cave, or seen and heard on
stage, or viewed in a museum or gallery, it
is there to be enjoyed. At Evergreen, the
celebration of artistic excellence continues
with almost every form of human artistic
expression alive and well and flourishing.
Exhibits by faculty abound, visiting collections are exchanged with frequency, student artwork is uniquely presented, music
and dramatic performances—both amateur
and professional—enliven the year's activities, and special collections and gifts enhance the campus in both buildings and
"It's an exhilarating and rewarding time to
be here," enthused Sid White, arts coordinator, "because all the work we've devoted
to building the arts programs here on campus is coming to fruition."
The annual arts calendar is laden with
goodies, including nine performances and
eight exhibits during the fall quarter alone.
Leading off the new Evergreen Expressions
performing arts series, is jazz guitarist Herb
Ellis' trio, then reminiscences of theatrical
triumphs by Black Arts/West, followed by
internationally acclaimed folk singer Odetta,
and closing the quarter with a "family"
show, "Puss 'N Boots" by the Bob Williams
Puppet Theater. And "old friend" "Tuesdays

the program is designed sequentially and
must be taken in four consecutive quarters,
we had to establish a waiting list."
For Evergreen that's another first, but one
which breeds optimism.
Inquiries were especially s t r o n g f r o m
people in southwest Washington, but interest was shown from all over the United
States. Half of the people who were selected were totally new to Evergreen, had
either their degree from some other college
or were transferring in to complete their
educational goal. A number of them had a
BA degree from Evergreen and applied for
admission before official announcement of
the program was made. An indication, says
Smith, "that the alum lines are open and

at Eight," returns, with Red Kelly and
associates, to begin a season of mixed
blessings in the musical genre.
One of the most satisfying aspects of the
performing artists series, is the opportunity
for students to meet with the artists and
talk to them about their work.
"Students" have in effect the opportunity to
be part of a masters class," Richard Nesbitt, Campus Arts Coordinator, said. "They
can spend a couple of hours, for example,
with a jazz master, or attend a work-shop
given by an artist, and talk with them and
learn how they've grown and developed
their talent and craft."
Nesbitt also hastened to add that the series,
"brings the community to Evergreen and
gives them exposure to performing artists
that they might not ordinarily be able to
see, hear and enjoy."
In the Gallery exhibitions, Evergreen alum,
Tracy Hamby, presents his latest photographic exhibit early in the session, followed by selections from the College's permanent collection. The first exchange exhibit, featuring work by the Clark College
faculty will be on display, while Evergreen
artists take to the road with a showing at
the Vancouver campus. Faculty member,
William Winden displays his work, and two
more alumni, Dale Carlson and Tim Girvin,
will present their works in November and

An amusing, and exciting, anecdote was
shared by Robert Hostetter, professor of
education and Director of Student Teaching
and Field Programs at UPS, who told Smith
that he bet his colleagues that Evergreeners
would score higher in the competency tests
which must be taken to enter the program,
than their counterparts did at UPS.
Smith smilingly recounts, "they did."
And Hostetter is as pleased as Smith.
"After all, we're here to train teachers,"
Hostetter points out, "and we've always
found Evergreen students do good work, as
we've had a number of them come to us
at UPS."
Because there was this evident need to fill,
the logical step was to incorporate the separate programs into one cohesive and nee-

December, with a closing showing of Regional Photography and Printmaking forming the first traveling show funded by a
grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.
"The traveling show is a very exciting feature of our arts program," White noted,
"and we are extremely happy with the support from the Commission which is an important step forward in our long-range
Help from off-campus to develop a cultural
identity for Evergreen has been enhanced
throughout its nine years of growth, with
the college's permanent collection as well
as with gifts of art.
Fred Goldberg of Olympia recently donated
a color print by Glen Alps, and states his
philosophy for giving to Evergreen, "because I believe colleges. . .should have nice
things on public view. . .and the artwork is
a meaningful piece of work by a foremost
Northwest artist, a man once highly underrated who is now viewed as one of our best
lithographers and printmakers."
Goldberg believes that people who collect
art, sometimes so much that they can't display it all in their homes, should donate or
loan pieces to public institutions so everyone will be able to share in the artists'


essary academic exercise, Hostetter explains, "and we were delighted that Evergreen chose our program from the many
submitted by other colleges."
The reason for the choice, among many,
Hostetter and Smith believe is that UPS
complements the Evergreen experience.
"UPS is a small, fairly traditional liberal
arts institution, with a strong tradition in
teaching," Hostetter noted, "and our methods of teaching seems to fit the Evergreen
liberal arts philosophy. We are quite different from other colleges in this state which
offer teacher education programs, in that
The populations of both colleges are similar, both educators agree, in that they are
made up of community college transfers,
housewives, working people who want to
finish college and receive teachers certifica-

tion, even people with BA degrees who
want to return to college for certification
However, all is not a bed of prosaic epithets, as differences do arise, even in the
development of the best-planned programs.
"Some thirty percent of the TESC undergraduate, and graduate, population have
strong beliefs as to what the program
should have to offer them," Hostetter recalls, "however, we are not here to change
the public school system, contrary to some
of the students expectations.
"We are here to prepare them to be very
good teachers in that system. There is a
need for the inquisitive, thoughtful person,
of course, and in our program, we try to
blend that traditional aspect with the Evergreen experience," Hostetter concluded.

In March, Evergreen named Susan Washburn as the College's new director of development. In July, she arrived on campus
after a cross-country trip from New Jersey.


Most recently vice president for development at Centenary College in Hackettstown,
NJ, Sue has been a fund-raising professional for almost eight years. She was previously the assistant director of development during a $6 million capital campaign
at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, and then coordinator for corporate
and foundation support during a $30 million
development program at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.
A graduate of Franklin and Marshall in its
first coed class (F & M had been all-male
since its founding in 1787), Sue has an
A.B. in English and an M.S. in Industrial
Management near completion from Clarkson College.

Smith is pleased with the first effort, especially the aspects of teaching which
include a lot of work in the field, as students spend part of each quarter observing
or teaching in schools and finally teach all
of their final quarter in the program.
Hostetter forsees excellent results, "because of the tremendous support we've had
from Evergreen faculty in working out a
program that corresponds to our major
program and still remains Evergreen in
Hesitatingly offering a little philosophy on
the subject, Hostetter notes, "there are
three bodies who want to see this program
succeed; the Evergreen students, the
Evergreen faculty and the UPS faculty. Even
as others watch to see if we will fail, I
don't believe they will see what they might
expect. We are succeeding!"

"I came to Evergreen because its academic
program and its commitment to interdisciplinary education were so appealing to me.
The College's national reputation -for academic excellence is well deserved. This
place is incredibly exciting and intellectually stimulating. I want to help raise the
funds that provide that extra margin of
Sue will develop an ongoing program to
attract gifts of cash, appreciated securities,
insurance, land, art, and other related support to the College. She wears two hats for
she also serves as executive director of The
Evergreen State College Foundation, "the
fund-raising arm of the College." If you are
interested in exploring the tax advantages
of charitable gifts to Evergreen, feel free to
write to her at the Development Office or
call (206) 866-6565.


One of the first pieces placed on campus
was an untitled work by Harold Balazs of
Mead. The ten-foot-tall, one-ton piece of
statuary was donated by architect Robert

The residence halls are brightened considerably with fresco murals, depicting scenes
of Evergreen, together with a mosaic, created by students under the director of visiting European artists.

Campus art is, virtually, everywhere.

"With the collection, and through the displays and exhibits in our galleries, we want
to give our students the chance to see
some of the best artwork available today,"
White explained. "Art that offers variety,
that encourages understanding and that
represents our rich cultural heritage that's
both regional and global in scope."

Peeking out of woodsy areas, are two gargoyles whose impish images were created
by students in the Foundations of Visual
Arts program. The "Pink Cube" rests securely near Lab II, the "Trapezoid Square"
dominates the entry way to the Communications Building, and the luxurious weaving, "Arts in Motion" enlivens the threestory lobby wall inside.
Completing the collection are a Survey of
American Photography by regionally and
nationally known artists, a number of fiber
pieces, an array of contemporary sculptural
ceramics and a variety of paintings, prints
and drawings.
In the Library Building, the Dragon Mural, a
tribute to "man and art" slithers its way up
and down the four-story inside staircase,
thanks to students and faculty artist Jose
Arguelles. The "Library Doors," opening
into the Fourth Floor Gallery, are guarded
without by a seven-foot carved owl mounted on its surface, built to reflect our Native
American heritage of the Pacific Northwest.

While the collection is becoming an important statement of Evergreen's esthetic motif,
more works are planned and expected as
soon as money permits their acquisition.
One way of raising funds is through the
Evergreen Galleries Limited Editions Poster
Series. Leading off the series is Young
Harvill's contribution, a poster advertising
the faculty exhibit, to be followed by successive posters designed by alumni Carlson
and Girvin, and Seattle designer Ann Traver.
The one-half of one-percent law, passed in
1974 by the state legislature, mandates that
one-half percent of capital funds for construction of state buildings be dedicated to
the purchase of art works is another, and
of course, contributions and gifts from

alumni, parents and friends is probably the
most rewarding, and warmest expression
of generosity.
The College Exhibits Program has set goals
which will enable Evergreen to promote,
enhance and make more visible the Visual
Arts of our region, a worthy exercise the
results of which are already encouraging.
"Our A r t s Management and E x h i b i t i o n
Design Internship Cluster is making significant contributions towards accomplishing
our goals," White pointed out, "with development of our artistic identity an important
part of our exhibit and selective Acquisitions Programs."
One of the most important ingredients of
the program, however, is attracting students to campus, with what White believes
is one of the most active and dynamic
atmospheres for cultural expansion on any
comparable campus.
That special ambience is the direct result
of the student, faculty and alumni relationship; a relationship which helps to synthesize the cultural/academic experience into
a total happening as only Evergreeners can.
William Polfus
Editor, College Relations

"The Japanese Challenge: Will Americans
Bridge the Trade Gap?" was the topic of
The Evergreen State College Foundation's
first Annual Institute. The purpose of the
institute is to provide a unique forum in
which business, government and education
cooperate on problems of current concern.
Held on the campus on October 8 and 9,
the seminar featured high-level speakers
from all over the country as well as from
Japan. Robert Ingersoll, the former ambassador to Japan and former Deputy Secretary
of State, who is now a director of the Trilateral Commission and chairman of the
Japan Society, was transported by helicopter to be a featured speaker. Other institute
faculty included Donald Hellman of • the
University of Washington, Morton Pomeranz, special trade representative advisor

from Washington, D.C.; and the Deputy
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia
and Pacific Affairs, Erland Heginbotham.
They were joined by Hajime Ohta, economic consultant to the U.S.-Japan Trade
Council; Norman Glick, staff director for
the U.S.-Japan Trade Facilitation Committee; William Rapp, vice president of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York;
and Shoici Royama of Osaka University,

A d d i t i o n a l regional speakers i n c l u d e d :
Kiyoshi Oshima, senior vice president of
Rainier National Bank; Robert Howell, vice
president of the World Banking Division of
Rainier Bank; Ray Dawson, vice president
for sales and marketing of Physio-Control
Corporation; Chris Walsh of BRS, Inc.
(Nike Athletic Shoes); Fred Haley and Paul
Carter of Brown and Haley (Almond Roca
Ltd.), and George Stadelman of Stadelman
Fruit, Inc.

The seminar.focused on /America's sizeable
trade deficit with Japan and the variety of
challenges raised in the administrative,
financial, economic and marketing arenas.
Japanese resistance as well as cultural and
historical experiences, were cited as key
factors in slowing full U.S. entry into the
Japanese marketplace.

The seminar provoked informative, lively
and sometimes heated exchange between
the speakers and the 25 participants. It was
conducted by Carie Cable, a former Evergreen faculty member, who has founded
Kyodai, a Seattle-based management education service specializing in aspects of
trade with Japan.


It's not your average run-of-the-mill student
radio station . . .that's for sure. KAOS is
Evergreen's on-campus station — a station
with a difference. First of all, it is professionally run and entirely staffed by present
and former students, most of whom are
volunteers. Secondly, it receives only half
of its budget support from the student
activities fund. The other half comes from
program guide subscriptions, gifts from
loyal student and community listeners, and
a variety of fund raisers including dances,
concerts and on-the-air marathons. KAOS
is a non-commercial station.
The real difference comes in the very strong
commitment that the KAOS staff has to the
non-campus c o m m u n i t y . The only FM
station in the Olympia area, KAOS strives
to be responsive to the needs of offcampus listeners. At the same time, the
students emphasize the need to play what
the other stations don't. They know that
some people think they play "weird music"
by unheard-of bands, but they feel strongly
that other stations give generous air time
to Top 40's and popular classical music.
KAOS' goal is to forge ahead to many other
musical and program levels. Independent
labels and new artists are stressed throughout their programming.

A look at the station's program guide tantalizes one's imagination. It represents a
musical montage with both serious and
light-hearted "talk shows" blended well for
a delightful mixture of sounds and words.
The program exemplifies KAOS' commitment to musical variety, educational and
cultural programming, contemporary topics
both national and international in scope,
and to the Pacific Northwest.
Mornings begin with country and bluegrass
tunes and shows with names like "Honkytonk Rainbow" and "Country and Cornflakes." The rest of the day is given to jazz,
classical, rock, and folk music. Interspersed throughout each day are special programs which focus on such topics as women's music, Native American music and
ethnic music. Comedy programs, opera
shows, special programs for, by and about
kids, news programs, live city commission
meetings, baroque music and listener's
theatre round out a week's programming.

KAOS first went on the air in 1973 and has
grown along with the College. It now
boasts a staff of almost 100 individuals,
including some Olympia area high school
students. The station has recently been
awarded a grant of $14,800 from the National Telecommunications and Information
Administration. The funds will be used to
explore ways in which Grays Harbor County
can receive better public radio service. Due
to its geographic location and mountainous
terrain, this area is virtually cut off from
the signals of existing public radio stations. KAOS once again re-affirms its commitment to Southwest Washington.
Interested in learning more about KAOS?
Have some program ideas? Want to become a KAOS subscriber? (Subscriptions
are $15 annually and entitle you to a free
KAOS T-shirt and monthly program guide.)
Contact Bill Johnston, the station manager.
He may be reached by writing to KAOS at
the College or by calling (206) 866-5267.
He'd love to hear from you.

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On March 4, 1979, Willi Unsoeld, Evergreen faculty member, renowned mountaineer and beloved friend of people all over
the world, died on Mt. Rainier. He and a
cherished student of his, Janie Diepenbrock, were both the victims of an avalanche. The 20 other students who were
climbing with them returned to safety.
To celebrate Willi and Janie's memory on
the campus, a committee of college and
community members has been formed by
President Evans. The committee has recommended that an Unsoeld Outdoor Education Resource Center be established at
Evergreen to promote p r o g r a m s , workshops, clinics, lectures and projects related
to the outdoors and to the things that were
so important to both Willi and Janie.
Program ideas and contributions to the
Center are welcomed. All correspondence
should be sent to the Unsoeld/Diepenbrock
M e m o r i a l F u n d s , The Evergreen S t a t e
College, L3103, Olympia, WA 98505. All
checks should be made payable to The
Evergreen State College Foundation and
earmarked for either the Unsoeld or the
Diepenbrock Memorial Fund. For further
i n f o r m a t i o n , c o n t a c t Sue W a s h b u r n at

The above cheer urged Evergreen's alumni
back to campus for their first reunion and
over 200 alums and guests responded to
the call on September 28 and 29.
Kicked off with a "no host" reception on
Friday night, the weekend was an eventfilled time of renewed friendships and
shared experiences. At its second annual
business meeting, the Alumni Association
heard a "State of the College" address by
President Dan Evans, voted on a formal set
of by-laws and elected new officers and a
new Board of Directors. Elected as president was Bob Butts 75 of Tacoma, WA.
Bob served as second vice president during 1978-79.
Other officers elected were: Lee Riback 75,
first vice president, Debbie Creveling 75,
second vice president; Chris Meserve 75,
s e c r e t a r y ; and R u s s Hauge, t r e a s u r e r .

Elected to serve on the Board of Directors
were: George Earner 73, Grant Bunker 76,
Bob Crocker 73, Joe Dear 76, Doug Ellis
74, Jill Fleming 76, Pat Foster 76, Anne
Fuqua 74, Susan Hansen 76, Tom Juarez
74, Brian Milbrath 78, Gary Mozel 75,
Terry Oliver 73, Kevin Phillips 76, Randy
Ray 75, Andy Ryan '76, Scott Salzer 75,
Shelly Sullens 76, and Joyce Weston 76.
Other activities of the weekend were indoor
and outdoor sports and individual recreation, an arts and crafts fair, a seminar on
"Family and Careers" and one on "Evergreen Then and Now," and a spaghetti
feed complete with beer and wine. The
spaghetti was a la' Mike Hall, member of
the class of 1974 <and owner of the Gnu
Deli in Olympia.
Plans are already underway for the second
annual reunion.

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Super Saturday will dawn again, according
to planners of the first successful spring
festival at Evergreen last year. Dean of
Enrollment Services Larry Stenberg and
College Relations Director Judy Annis say
the college has reserved Saturday, June 7,
1980 to host its second annual "Super
Saturday," a day designed to celebrate the
conclusion of the college's academic year
and the coming of summer.

Last March, when the Board of Trustees
voted to inaugurate intercollegiate athletics
at Evergreen, the College entered yet another new chapter in its young history.

"We're inviting musicians, artists, food
vendors, athletic teams, and wide variety of
community groups to mark June 7 on their
calendars now," says Stenberg. "We want
to be sure everyone in the area knows we're
out to stage an event that's even better
than our first one last year."
Super Saturday One drew an estimated
4,000 persons to the Evergreen campus
where two stages kept live music bouncing
across the central plaza throughout the
day, while artists and craftsmen staffed
booths displaying their goods, food vendors sold a variety of offerings, and the
public enjoyed free access to college facilities, including the very popular swimming
pool on what proved to be the hottest day
inJune, 1979.
Details on plans for Super Saturday Two
will be available later this year through the
Office of College Relations, (206) 866-6128.

This fall, the Geoducks (both male and
female) have hit the pool and the playing
fields in preparation for Evergreen's first
swimming and soccer competitions. The
swim team boasts 17 women and 12 men.
The men's soccer team has 22 members,
while the women's soccer club totals 16
On October 12, Evergreen and St. Martin's
College (dubbed "cross-town rivals" by the
Daily Olympian) took to the soccer field for
an exciting game which found the Geoducks victorious with a 2-1 win. Over 200
spectators cheered both teams on.
In true Evergreen spirit, President Dan
Evans remarked that he was delighted that
the team had won, but he was most pleased
to see the players enjoying themselves and
to see the playing field alive with such
physically fit individuals.

A group of community sports enthusiasts
has formed a Booster Club to help promote
athletics at Evergreen. The club members
will help to recruit scholar athletes for the
College, will work to provide financial support for the team and will serve as a sounding board as Evergreen expands its sports
program. Right now the club is striving to
raise $10,000 for equipment needs.
If you would like to know more about athletics at Evergreen, feel free to call o r w r i t e :
Pete Steilberg, Acting Director of Athletics;
Don Martin, swim coach; or Ivan Raznevich,
soccer coach. All gifts to the Athletics
Fund should be made payable to: The
Evergreen State College Foundation and
sent to The Evergreen State College, L3103,
Olympia, WA 98505.



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