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'Is This Thing On?'

June 27, 2018 / Kim Strobel

Church Leaders Meet With WWU Students for Open Conversation

Leaders from the North American Division (NAD) met with Walla Walla University students on campus in College Place, Wash., in May for a conversation to address student questions. During the 120-minute Facebook Live “Is This Thing On?” event, Dan Jackson, NAD president; Alex Bryant, NAD executive secretary; and Tom Evans, NAD treasurer, answered questions from a live audience.

WWU Athletes Exercise Mental, Physical Abilities

June 08, 2018 / Kim Strobel

Men’s Golf Team Places Third in Conference Championship

The Walla Walla University men’s golf team placed third in the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championship tournament at Pronghorn Resort in Bend, Ore., April 23–24, 2018.

The Wolves were in fifth place at the end of the first day of play on Pronghorn’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. In the final round, seniors Brendan Collins and Cole Henderson each put up scores of 78 to help move the Wolves into third place.

Ribbon-Cutting Marks Opening of Transformed Bowers Hall

February 08, 2018

More than 500 people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 7, 2017, to mark the reopening of Bowers Hall, home of the Walla Walla University (WWU) School of Business.

A yearlong renovation project on Bowers Hall added more than 3,000 square feet to the existing building and reorganized classroom and office space. The transformed facility includes an innovation classroom/laboratory, technologies that enhance digital learning, efficient group study spaces and multifunctional meeting spaces.

Business Program Reaccredited by ACBSP

February 07, 2018

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) reaffirmed accreditation of the business program at Walla Walla University (WWU) in December 2017.

The ACBSP has more than 1,100 member institutions in more than 50 countries and is a leading accreditor in mission-based standards of teaching excellence. The ACBSP is the only organization offering business accreditation for all degree levels, including associate, baccalaureate, master and doctoral programs.

Students Discover Ancient Coins on Bible Lands Study Tour

November 17, 2017 / Kyler Alvord

In a modern society, people tend to assume all traces of the past have already been tucked away in museums. But when 41 Walla Walla University (WWU) students roamed the Middle East during the Bible Lands Study Tour this past summer, two participants uncovered a piece of history.

Toward the end of the group’s nearly four-week trip, seniors Sara Bumgardner and Sarah Thompson found two fifth-century coins in the ancient town of Laodicea, part of present-day Turkey.

WWU Students Ignite Spark in Peruvian Villages

October 03, 2017

Breathing is hard at 13,000 feet. Anything is hard really, but regions like the Peruvian Andes serve as a testament to humankind’s will to survive. Indigenous communities continue to live at altitudes of 13,000 feet and beyond, surviving on what they can grow, which isn’t much — mostly potatoes and corn. In part because they are so remote, many of these communities lack basic necessities such as health care, schools, potable water and electricity.