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Poet Kathleen Flenniken talks about the history of the Hanford nuclear site Oct. 29

Former Washington state Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken will speak about her personal history with the troubled Hanford nuclear site at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 29, at Everett Community College’s Whitehorse Hall critique space. The event is free and open to the public. Born and raised in Richland, Wash., Flenniken began her career as an engineer at Hanford. The site is home to the world’s largest environmental cleanup effort.

Two musicians speak about making a living with music Nov. 6

Pianist Lisa Bergman and violinist Svend Ronning will perform their music and talk about how they make a living as professional musicians at 12:20 to 1:50 p.m. Nov. 6 at Everett Community College’s Baker Hall, room 120.

EvCC Named to 2015 Military Friendly Schools List

Everett Community College has been named a “Military Friendly School,” ranking it among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools serving active duty military personal, veterans and military families. Victory Media selected EvCC for its 2015 Military Friendly Schools list after evaluating more than 8,000 schools nationwide. This was the fifth year EvCC earned the designation.

Learn about modern-day slavery at panel discussions Oct. 21 and 23

Learn about the challenges and impacts of modern-day slavery in Washington state at panel discussions Oct. 21 and Oct. 23 at Everett Community College. The first panel is 9-10 a.m. Oct. 21 at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center, room 101. The second panel is 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in EvCC’s Baker Hall, room 120. Panelists will talk about slavery – being forced to work without compensation – in the United States and globally. “Some people may think slavery ended after the Civil War. In reality, there are 21 million slaves in the world today – more than during any other era in human history,” said panel moderator Steven Tobias, an EvCC English instructor. “Some slaves live abroad and produce goods that Washington residents regularly enjoy. Some slaves are living here – right in our own backyard.”

See Mayhem: Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes of the Pacific Northwest at EvCC Oct. 27 to Dec. 5

See geologic images and displays about four types of hazards – landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis – at Everett Community College’s Russell Day Gallery from Oct. 27 to Dec. 5. The exhibit includes photos, physical displays and rock samples from each type of event, plus geologist tools and an emergency survival kit. A reception for the exhibit is 12:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

Author Zack Davisson shares Japanese ghost stories Oct. 29 at EvCC

Discover Japanese ghost stories from ancient legends to “The Ring” at noon Oct. 29 with Zach Davisson, author of “Yūrei: The Japanese Ghost.” Davisson will speak at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Center, 2000 Tower St. in Everett. The event, sponsored by EvCC’s student Japanese club, is free and open to the public. Combining his lifelong interest in Japanese tradition and his personal experiences with yūrei, Davisson launches an investigation into the origin, popularization and continued existence of these vengeful spirits in Japan.

EvCC Gets Good News at the White House: $1.5 million grant

Everett Community College will receive a $1.5 million share of a nearly $10 million grant awarded through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) awarded Sept. 28 by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the White House. Vice President Biden was joined by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during the announcement. Two hundred seventy community colleges will receive $450 million to expand job-driven training partnerships between community colleges and employers as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The grantees will partner with 400 employers.

Achieving the Dream Names EvCC as a National Student Success Leader

Everett Community College was recognized Sept. 24 as one of the nationwide leaders in student success by Achieving the Dream for its commitment to student completion and closing achievement gaps. “EvCC faculty and staff have worked hard to improve student completion in the past three years, and we are tremendously honored to be selected as a student success leader,” said EvCC President David Beyer. “But our work isn’t done. We are committed to streamlining the path to success for every student.” EvCC was one of 16 community colleges selected this year as an Achieving the Dream leader college. Achieving the Dream has 32 leader colleges nationwide, including six in Washington.