Current Student Activities Events

Tracey Ashley - Comedian

Tracey Ashley went from being a Cruise Director and selling sports radio ads, to the world of professional comedy, Tracey Ashley is living a life filled with exciting moments. On stage, Tracy’s good ol' southern upbringing, sprinkled with stories of living in the Midwest, creates a performance of seamless storytelling. All of her stories are real world lessons, which are relatable to all, in one way or another.

In addition to being a comedy club favorite and earning the prestigious nomination by Campus Activities Magazine as Best Female Performer in 2008, Tracey has honored invites to perform at The Las Vegas Comedy Festival, HBO"s "The Lucky 21" Contest. In 2007, was a semi-finalist on NBC"s Last Comic Standing”. Ashley's ability to perform clean comedy certainly helped her in landing her most recent television gig – "Wanda Sykes Presents HERLARIOUS."

Tracey Ashley is also a recognizable voice talent, television host, and all-around hilarious stand up—she is the prime example that women are funny and can be successful in the male dominated world of stand-up comedy.

Student Activities cordially invites everyone to an afternoon of laughs with this amazingly talented woman.  For any additional information, please visit or contact the Student Activities office.

Where: Jackson Conference Center
When: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:30-1:30pm
Cost: Free!
For more info: Miriam Zaragoza -  Diversity/Intercultural Awareness Coordinator, at (425) 388-9505

Different, Not Less: Light It Up For Autism Awareness

Did you know that an estimated 1 in 50 children are diagnosed with a form of Autism in the USA alone? Yet despite this, only about 48% of the USA actually knows what Autism is. Ask any professor and they will tell you that 48% is failing grade. So you don’t know about Autism? Don’t worry! The month of April is Autism Awareness Month, and in recognition of it, there will be a presentation on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 11:30-1:00 in the Jackson: Wilderness Center. Wear blue to show your support. Come and learn about the personal and psychological sides of Autism with our speakers Nichols Eveland and Dr. Diane Brown. Let’s bump this 48% up to a passing grade!

Wear the color blue to show support for Autism Awareness!

Where: Jackson Conference Center
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:30AM-1:00PM
Cost: Free!
For more info Nichols Eveland - Student Senator at or Jennifer Rhodes - Director of Student Activities, at (425) 388-9509.

Our Kids Are Not For Sale
Film & Discussion

Human trafficking is not just a third world problem. It is not just a poverty problem. It is not just a city thing or a rural thing. It is an every city, every town, and every background thing. It is a tragic and global scale issue that we can only prevent and end through community awareness. The Outreach, Diversity and Equity Center and Student Activities are thrilled to be collaborating with the Snohomish League of Women Voters to help them bring awareness on the issue of human trafficking to our campus. The Snohomish League of Women Voters will be presenting a clip from the movie ‘Sex and Money’, produced by students like you at the University of Washington. The film highlights perspectives of the victims, johns, law enforcement, families affected, as well as pimps. Following up the discussion will be speakers two amazing speakers, Aza Grudic, Advocate Specialist Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse and Officer Teske, Human Trafficking Specialist from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department who will facilitate a half hour guided discussion answering any questions the audience may have.

Where: Jackson Conference Center
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Cost: Free!
For more info:  Erica Moss - Programs Board Manager, at (425) 388-9505

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo is celebrated annually in honor of “La Batalla de Puebla” which is when Mexican troops fought off the French from invading the Mexican territory. Cinco De Mayo is recognized as an American holiday, a day for the Mexican Americans to recognize their roots and part of their history. Yet this holiday is stereotyped as the day where Mexican restaurants get packed due to a whole day of cheap margaritas and free chips with salsa. To Mexican Americans, it means much more.

Everett Community College Student Activities, M.E.Ch.A, and Spanish Club welcome everyone to a day of fun while educating the community of the Mexican Culture. At 11 am the day will commence with an opening ritual performed by an Aztec dance group from the Skagit Valley and Western Washington University community members. The dancers wear traditional garments; feather head-dresses and seed-leggings called “chachayotls” that make noise when the dancers move. The drum and sea shell alert you that something special is about to happen. The dances are all very expressive and represent the forces of nature, the universal four corners of the earth, human existence and the struggle for power among the elements.

At 11:30 am, there will be live music by Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana in the Parks Café. Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana is an authentic mariachi band from Seattle that enjoys playing at many venues such as weddings, country clubs, graduations and many more. There will also be authentic Mexican snacks and drinks provided by M.E.Ch.A and Spanish club. Take your frustrations out on the piñatas after the Mariachi performance.

At 1:20 pm we will end the day with a workshop held by the Aztec Dance Group in which they will talk about the Mexican Community roots and the historical misconceptions that have been made about the Mexican natives. Being able to connect with the past is the best way to push people forward and celebrate the heritage that is being honored.

Where: Parks Café/Courtyard
When: Monday May 5, 2014, 11am
Cost: Free!
For more info:  Miriam Zaragoza -  Diversity/Intercultural Awareness Coordinator, at (425) 388-9505

How & Why to Travel Around the World?
with Andy Stoll

In June, many of you will graduate from EvCC and, with excitement, are ready to dive into real world- seeking opportunities and creating your own life. If you are struggling to decide what you want to do with your life, join us and our TED talk speaker, Andy Stoll whose talk will help you gain a new perspective on the choices you have both in and after college to build a meaningful and fulfilling life.

After college, with a backpack, a virgin passport and a one- way ticket to China, Andy set off on a four-year, 40- country solo trip around the world. He went in search of experiences far off the beaten path to get a better understanding of how the world works. He handed out micro-loans in China; played a 19th- century British soldier in a Bollywood movie; worked in a dress factory in Bangkok for 60 cents an hour; lived in a mud hut village in Zambia and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with 10 Tanzanian street kids. Andy's message to students is clear: “The distance between who you are and who you want to become is closer than you think”. Andy's presentation is much more than a travel slideshow; it’s an insightful, inspiring, entertaining and hilarious look at what it takes to find out our place in the world and to achieve our biggest dreams, whether they include traveling the world or something a little closer to home.  

Where: Baker Hall Auditorium, Rm 120
When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 2:30-3:30pm
Cost: Free!
For more infoMai Nguyen - Fine Arts/ Lecture Coordinator, at (425) 388-9505

Mayhem Poets - Slam Poetry

From the heart and soul of poetry blended with improve, comedy, and hip-hop, Mayhem Poets will deliver their acclaimed show with the purpose of reshaping society’s view on poetry. The Mayhem Poets hail from New York and developed their mission at Rutgers University. The Mayhem Poets have a reputation of being ever current on world events and bring a unique approach to spoken word. Mayhem poets have appeared on the Today Show, Eyewitness News, and even received a $100K grant from the Microsoft Idea Wins Challenge in 2006. Described by the New York Times as "The Simpsons meets Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert". This is an eye opening experience you will not want to miss!

This incredible event will take place on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 1:00pm-2:00pm and is FREE to all EvCC students and staff! Please join us in the Jackson Center for some edgy, inspiring, and enlightening poetry that will leave you questioning why you haven’t attended more spoken word poetry in the past.

Where: Jackson Conference Center
When: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 1-2pm
Cost: Free!
For more info: Erica Moss - Programs Board Manager, at (425) 388-9505

Snack & Chat - Free Snacks and Great Conversation!

The Snack and Chat is a chance for your voice to be heard and for you to make a difference, as you chat with student senate members, ambassadors or club members, you will learn about what is happening on campus and be able to let SAO know what you would like to see on campus, and you get a free snack! So, stop on by for Snack and Chat with us! For more information contact Kyle Millett, ASB VP of Public Relations, at 425-388-9317.

Dates and Locations: Monday, April 21, 2014, 9-30-11:30am @ RAI - Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12-2pm @ SHK - Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 1:30-3:30pm @WHI
For more info: Kyle Millett - ASB VP of Public Relations, at (425) 388-9317