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Cosaert Named President of Adventist Theological Society

February 14, 2017 / Kim Strobel

Carl Cosaert, Walla Walla University professor of biblical studies, was named president of the Adventist Theological Society (ATS) in November 2016 following a two-year term as president-elect. He will serve two years as president.

“What interested me in helping out with ATS is their global outreach to the world church,” says Cosaert. “I’ve traveled for ATS internationally and have seen the blessing this organization has been in helping to educate church leaders as they grow in their understanding of the biblical basis of our Adventist beliefs.”

University Church Addresses Tough Questions

November 21, 2016 / Caleb Riston

The Walla Walla University Church is partway through an innovate sermon series in which students can ask the pastor anything. Sermon topics are determined weekly by a student committee, which sources questions from social media with the hashtag #wwuask.

Nobody knows — not even senior pastor Alex Bryan, who is the speaker for the series — what the topic will be until one week before the next sermon.

WWU Marks Decade of McVay Leadership

November 17, 2016 / Kim Strobel

John McVay became the 23rd president of Walla Walla College in College Place, Wash., in July 2006. With a decade of leadership completed this year, McVay will soon become the third-longest leading president in the history of the university.

Social Work Students Expand International Internship Opportunities

November 04, 2016

Anne Harrison and Melissa Adams, two Walla Walla University Master of Social Work (MSW) students, recently spent a month conducting field practicum work in the northern European country of Estonia. They worked in the city of Tartu, with the Tartu City Government Social Work Department (TCGSWD) on a variety of social service projects. As the first WWU MSW students to complete practicum work in Estonia, Harrison and Adams paved the way for possible future practicum collaboration between the WWU School of Social Work and Tartu.

Freshman Engineering Students Create Solutions to Real-World Problems

September 29, 2016 / Caleb Riston

Freshman engineering students don’t often get to work on real-world problems, but last spring Don Riley’s Introduction to Engineering class at Walla Walla University did just that using cutting-edge 3-D printing technology.

The 57 students in the class were organized into teams of three and four, and each team was given a RepRap 2020 Prusa i3 aluminum 3-D printer kit. These small but complex printers took each team an average of 40 hours of lab time to construct and calibrate.

WWU Receives Maximum Accreditation for Nursing Program

August 26, 2016 / Kim Strobel

The Walla Walla University (WWU) School of Nursing was recently granted accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through the maximum eligible time frame of June 2021. The CCNE found that the WWU School of Nursing met all accreditation standards with no questions or concerns.

WWU Begins Offering Cocurricular Transcript

August 26, 2016

With the recently introduced cocurricular transcript, Walla Walla University students now have a way to obtain an official verified record of their activities outside the classroom.

“Employers now are looking for more than just a GPA and more than just a degree,” says Emily Muthersbaugh, WWU student life manager. The new transcript is modeled after the academic transcript and lists accomplishments in four areas: