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.

Two New Vice Presidents Join WWU Administrative Team

October 20, 2017 / Kim Strobel

Walla Walla University (WWU) has welcomed Volker R. Henning as the new vice president for academic administration and Doug Tilstra as the new vice president for student life.

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.

A Thoughtful Response

September 19, 2017

Concerns have been circulated online about the listing of Walla Walla University Church (WWUC) on the website of Convergence, an organization whose mission does not consistently represent the beliefs and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) leadership shares the following in response:

Dybdahl Book Explores Adventists' Relationship to World Religions

August 17, 2017

A new book, Before We Call Them Strangers: What Adventists Ought to Know About Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus, by Paul Dybdahl, Walla Walla University (WWU) professor of mission and New Testament, has been published by AdventSource.

WWU Students Incur Less Student Loan Debt Than National Average

August 15, 2017

Walla Walla University encourages students to reduce their student loan debt, and statistics show it is working. In 2012, 81 percent of WWU graduating seniors had student loans. By 2016, that number had decreased to 68 percent. Of thousands of private colleges and universities surveyed, WWU ranked 36th for students with the least amount of private student loan debt as of May 2017.

Santellano to Lead Alumni and Parent Relations

June 29, 2017 / Kim Strobel

Claudia Santellano, the new Walla Walla University (WWU) alumni and parent relations director, is no stranger to the WWU campus. Santellano completed a bachelor’s degree in business administration at WWU in 2014 and was executive assistant to the vice president for academic administration from 2007 to 2017. She previously worked as a paralegal in Silicon Valley.

WWU Hosts NAD Ministerial Conference

June 29, 2017

Between June 5 and 7, more than 35 representatives from Seventh-day Adventist institutions of higher education, the North American Division (NAD) ministerial department and the North Pacific Union Conference met by invitation at the Walla Walla University (WWU) campus for the North American Division Ministerial Conference.

WWU Hosts First Design, Innovation Event

June 26, 2017 / Elisabeth Brassington

During the first Walla Walla University (WWU) collaborative innovation laboratory in February, WWU student teams in College Place, Wash., presented new, marketable, patentable product prototypes and ideas to a panel of judges comprised of experts from a variety of industries. During the two-day event, the judges provided feedback to the students who then had 24 hours to incorporate that feedback into their project proposals before competing against other teams in a second round of presentations.

Engineering Professor Returns From Winter Project in Guam

June 04, 2017 / Kyler Alvord

While members of the Walla Walla University (WWU) community struggled their way through mounds of snow and subzero temperatures last winter, Rob Frohne, professor of engineering, enjoyed the tropical climate of Agat, Guam. Frohne spent winter quarter on sabbatical applying his electrical engineering skills at the Adventist World Radio (AWR) shortwave station for the Asia/Pacific region.

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