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Four Everett Community College faculty members and the editor of EvCC’s student newspaper will lead a discussion about fake news, bias, filter bubbles and finding real information at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 9 at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Center’s Wilderness Room. “The ability to navigate news and discern among sources has never been more important,” said EvCC Arts and Learning Resources Dean Jeanne Leader. The conversation is free and open to the public.
Author Mayumi Tsutakawa will speak about her Japanese family’s history, including internment during World War II, at 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. May 16 at Everett Community College’s Henry M. Jackson Center Wilderness Room. “The Pine Tree and the Cherry,” is free and open to the public. Tsutakawa is part of the nonprofit Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau program, which includes 31 cultural experts and scholars who provide free public presentations throughout Washington state. Tsutakawa will speak about the past 100 years, from her family’s experience in thriving Japantown in Seattle to her mother’s survival in the Tule Lake Japanese internment camp in California.
Learn about Japanese art, culture and history at the free Japanese Anime & Manga Arts Festival May 19-20 at Everett Community College. The festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. on May 19. On May 20, hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. “The festival is an opportunity to celebrate anime and manga and to learn more about Japanese language and culture,” said EvCC Librarian and Japanese Club advisor Heather Uhl, who is organizing and presenting at the event. Uhl is a regular presenter at Sakura-con in Seattle.
The American College Counseling Association has named Everett Community College Counselor Earl Martin as ACCA’s “Counselor of the Year.” The national award recognizes a college counselor who has made a significant impact on the national, state or local level. Martin, a tenured faculty member who has worked at EvCC since 1990, was honored for his statewide leadership and longtime advocacy for counseling services at community and technical colleges. “His service to our students is his primary focus and, as his colleague, I can attest that our students consistently rate his counseling as excellent,” wrote EvCC Counselor Deanna Skinner in Martin’s award nomination.
Everett Community College is celebrating Earth Week April 17-20 with electric car shows, a plant swap and sale, a talk by celebrity gardening expert Ciscoe Morris, electronics recycling, and more. Events are free and open to the public. See the complete schedule at EverettCC.edu/EarthWeek.
More than 2,400 middle and high school students attended Everett Community College’s 2017 Students of Color Career Conference today. Now in its 15th year, the focus of the conference is for students of color to meet professionals of color and learn about college and career options they may not have considered. The conference is open to students of all backgrounds. At the conference, students attend career panels where professionals speak about their life experience and career choice. The event is not a job fair or recruiting event. More than 140 people volunteered their time to speak with students, participating in 46 panels about 14 different career fields.
High school seniors can complete their first steps to enroll at Everett Community College for fall quarter in a single night at Trojan Signing Day 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 25 at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center. High school juniors and their families are also welcome to attend. Check-in and light refreshments will start at 5:30 p.m. To preregister, go to EverettCC.edu/TSD. “The goal is to provide high school students the opportunity to learn more about the college and complete the steps needed to prepare for advising and registration,” said James Ramirez, EvCC Director of Outreach & High School Programs. Students can complete their EvCC application and orientation at Trojan Signing Day. Enrollment Services staff will review applications and issue student identification numbers that night.
Washington State University President Kirk Schulz is the keynote speaker for the Everett Community College Foundation benefit breakfast April 25. The breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. at EvCC’s Walt Price Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St. To attend, RSVP by April 20 online at EverettCC.edu/Foundation or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for the breakfast; attendees will be given an opportunity to contribute to the EvCC Foundation. Schulz, WSU’s 11th president, is guiding WSU’s transformation into one of the nation’s top public research universities.
Everett Community College is celebrating its 75th year with a display of college historical photos, publications and mementos April 10 to May 5 at EvCC’s Russell Day Gallery. The college, which opened its doors in September 1941 with 134 students, now educates more than 19,000 students every year. Artifacts from the college’s 75-year history will be on display by decade. Photos show the college’s humble beginnings in a converted elementary school and its progress to state-of-the-art facilities now in place in north Everett. In addition, many of the college yearbooks, student newspapers and other publications will be part of the show.
The National Science Foundation is giving Everett Community College a $649,961 grant for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarships and support for low-income students. The grant, which will be paid out over five years, is part of a larger effort to recruit and retain a more diverse STEM student population. “This grant is going to be a huge help for students. Not only will they get a strong start at the college in the summer STEM Bridge program, but they'll get ongoing support with faculty mentoring and scholarships for the whole time they're at EvCC,” said EvCC physics instructor Kristine Washburn, who co-authored the grant.
Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will host a program information session at 6-7:15 p.m. April 20 at its waterfront location, 1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 203, in Everett. This is the last information session before ORCA applications are due May 1 for the 2017-18 school year. Visitors and prospective students can see student work, meet faculty members, learn about the program and see the facility, including the oceanography research lab and 120-gallon seawater tank. research lab and 120-gallon seawater tank. The application deadline for ORCA is May 1 for the 2017-18 school year.
Everett Community College’s Volunteer Literacy Program is seeking volunteers who can tutor adult learners two or more hours per week in reading, writing, basic math and English-language skills. Volunteers must be patient, professional and have experience working or teaching in the K-12 system or higher education. Volunteers must also be sensitive to a variety of learning styles and cultural backgrounds. Training is free with a six month commitment. “Volunteers are often the key that leads to a student’s success in school, at work and in the community,” said Volunteer Literacy Program Specialist Chan Beattie. Volunteers are needed to work during the program’s drop-in hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at EvCC. Tutor hours are flexible.