Summer session at Walla Walla College begins June 21. Many students wish to pursue an area of interest, continue their education, work toward a graduate degree or get a running start on the school year as incoming freshmen. Summer session helps them with these goals, offering a variety of small, on-campus classes as well as specialized off-campus courses. Off-campus opportunities include:
• In the Steps of Lewis and Clark – St. Louis to Astoria
A Vancouver, Wash., foundation has awarded Walla Walla College a challenge grant toward the Faith in the Vision capital campaign. The Peterson Family Foundation has pledged to donate 50 cents for every dollar raised toward the campaign in 2004, up to $1 million.
The ninth year of excavation at the Madaba Plains Project–`Umayri, in Jordan, will begin on June 23. Walla Walla College (WWC) has played a large role in these archaeological excavations and invites interested people to apply for the experience of a lifetime.
At around 1350 B.C., the inhabitants of `Umayri constructed a palatial building, one of a small number of buildings preserved from this time period in all of Jordan. Work will continue on uncovering this "palace" during the summer of 2004.
Several women from the North Cascade Church (Sedro Wooley, Wash.) have created afghans and caps and put them in a bag with a cuddly teddy bear to create comfort packs for children.
Twenty such comfort packs were delivered in January to the Skagit County sheriff’s office in Mount Vernon, Wash. Eventually another 20 bags will be delivered, so that each deputy’s car will have a pack in the trunk to give to a needy child that they find in their line of duty. Two officers, Mike Murrell and Steve Dills, are North Cascade members.
Some of the ladies at the Silverdale Church (Bremerton, Wash.) think twice before approaching the drinking fountain these days. You might say that there is something contagious in it as the Silverdale members sing the praises of God's blessings in the form of a recent baby boom.
"There are very few coincidences in life," says Craig Heinrich, pastor and Sunset Lake Camp director, reflecting on the revelation that came during a meeting at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle.
Stanley Stamm, pediatric cardiologist at Children's Hospital for 50 years, had been describing the origins of the Stanley Stamm Children's Hospital Camp.
Roughly 30 alumni from all six graduating classes (beginning with 1998) of Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) participated in the sixth annual alumni Sabbath on Feb. 21 on the Kirkland, Wash., campus.