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.

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.

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