Walla Walla University is pleased to introduce 12 new members of the university faculty: (front row, from left) Amanda Lewis, assistant professor of social work; Licci Zemleduch, instructor in business; C.J.
Kari Firestone, Walla Walla University (WWU) professor of nursing and associate dean of the WWU School of Nursing, presented the annual WWU Distinguished Faculty Lecture in November on the WWU campus.
Firestone’s lecture, “Lost voices: A biopsychosocial perspective on chronic pain,” addressed the significant health problem of chronic pain in the United States and issues such as what is chronic pain; can thoughts, emotions and behaviors really influence pain; and how can we challenge long-held assumptions about chronic pain and approaches to treatment.
As the new employer relations coordinator in the Walla Walla University Student Development Center (SDC), Darel Harwell works to provide experiential learning opportunities for students.
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.