Backpacking, climbing and biking excursions headline the 2018–19 schedule for the ASWWU Outdoors division of the Associated Students of Walla Walla University (ASWWU). For students who can’t seem to get enough of the great outdoors, the opportunities to get outside and explore will be plentiful this school year.
The WWU School of Education and Psychology offers three master’s degree programs in several areas of specialization. Students can choose a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), a Master of Education (MEd) or a Master of Initial Teaching (MIT). Areas of specialization include curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, literacy instruction, and special education.
In the digital age, educators find it increasingly difficult to engage students through traditional teaching methods. The modern classroom is a battlefield for attention, and far too often smartphones take the victory.
Excellence in thought is one of the Walla Walla University (WWU) four core themes. In few places is that excellence more apparent than in the honors general studies program. “The program provides an alternate general studies curriculum, which features smaller, interdisciplinary, team-taught classes,” says Cynthia Westerbeck, WWU professor of English and honors program director. “These seminar-style classes focus on active learning through reading and discussion of primary texts.”
To get college life started off on the right foot, WWU freshmen have the opportunity to be a part of JumpStart the week of Sept. 16–22. JumpStart is a week full of events and programs designed to help students learn about how WWU works and where they can find the resources to help them be successful in college.
Yara Fernandez has her eyes set on giving back to the field of health care. After having three major surgeries as a child, she is determined to help people in need of health care as she once was. “I hope to make a difference in someone’s life like the hospital staff once did for me,” she says. “I want to help others. It is my passion, and it will continue to be as I take on this journey in health care.”
Congratulations to the new officers for the Associated Students of Walla Walla University (ASWWU): Katelyn Folkenberg, president; Evelyn Ouro-Rodrigues, vice president; Lindsey Haffner, spiritual vice president; and Madilyn Malott, social vice president. The election of women to all of ASWWU’s top four leadership positions is a first for the organization and an exciting landmark at WWU.
Elected cabinet members are responsible for hiring other key players in ASWWU, including the financial vice president, marketing vice president and various department heads.
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.