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Dean’s Desk  
October 11, 2021
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

A Lavish Banquet Table
There are many events I look forward to each year here on our WWU campus. A few weekends ago was one of my favorites, the Longest Table. It is a celebration of gathering together friends, students, and colleagues but also a reminder of the glorious table we will share one day in the presence of God. The Longest Tables are always filled to overflowing with bountiful homemade food. The street contains myriad smiling faces ready to welcome each other to the feast. The Bible actually characterizes that feast in Isaiah as a lavish banquet. He describes the future that God envisions, no more death or tears. I'm looking forward at that "lavish" table and the glory that awaits. ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean 

The Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all the people of the world...He will swallow up death for all time. The Lord God will wipe tears away from all faces. This is the Lord for whom we have waited, let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation. ~ Isaiah 25:6-7

Calendar of Events
11 Senior Outlines/Degree Applications Due for June Graduation
20 Service Day, No Classes 8am-1pm
22-23 Family Weekend
27-28 WACTE State Meetings, Administrative Offices Closed 
4 University Assembly, 5-6:30 pm
7 Distinguished Faculty Lecture, 7 pm, FAC, CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Archer!
8 Preregistration Begins for Winter Quarter
18 PEAB (Professional Educators Advisory Board) 12-3:00 pm, Virtual
21-28 Thanksgiving Break, No Classes
1-2 NAD Endorsement Committee, Dean away
2 University Assembly, 5-6:30 pm
3 Student Teaching ’20-21 Applications Due to Placement Officer, Emily Appel
5-10 NAD Education Meetings, Dean away
13-15 Final Exams
15 WWU Employee Christmas Party
20 Fall Course Grades Due, 9am
Date TBD SEP Christmas Party, Curriculum Library
16-Jan. 2 Christmas Break
Education and Psychology News
Apples for Your Health!
Here at the School of Education and Psychology we immensely value our students and faculty’s health and wellness. This appreciation can be expressed in many ways, however this week we would like to express our gratitude by offering a free apple! Stop into the Education & Psychology office this week to get one.
Longest Table
It was a beautiful day for the annual, and first since COVID, Longest Table event sponsored by the Walla Walla University Church. Over 130 tables were set up side-to-side along 4th street for about a quarter of a mile. The School of Education and Psychology sponsored four table this year and served Indian curry, rice, naan, and other delicacies. What a wonderful reminder of the heavenly table being prepared for us in the Earth made new!
Free Gift from Your Advisor!
Visit your education and/or psychology advisor for a special gift from the department to welcome you back to campus! Note: Dr. Archer and Professor Ramoutar's advisees can get your gift from Emily Appel or the department student worker by the front office entrance.
Student Research Posters 
As you walk around Smith Hall this year you will see some new additions to the wall decor. Posters are up from the spring 2021 psychology Research Methods and Statistics class. You will find a wide variety of topics of interest to university students. Take a moment and check out what our amazing students have done.
The Dungeon 
Our department storage room, lovingly labeled "The Dungeon" got a thorough cleaning and organization thanks to our faithful staff. Summer student worker Sophie Enjati (pictured left) and Office Manager Mishelle Castiglioni (right) sorted and labeled. Thank you for a clean start to this basement hideaway for the new school year. 
Departmental Clubs Focus
Psychology Club
This last Wednesday, Psychology Club members were able to get $5 off at Rogers Bakery. What a treat!

Psychology club is for students interested in Psychology as a major or minor, or just students who are interested in the field of Psychology. The club typically has one big group event per term (Christmas party, Spring Picnic, etc.) and several small events such as movie or game nights, free coffee at the Atlas, or service events.
Questions? Contact Sponsor: Linda Ivy (
Be sure to follow the Psychology Club on Instagram (@thepsychstudents) to stay up to date on all the latest events!
Education Club
Aleah Clarke (Vice President), Sophie Enjati (Financial Vice President)

The purpose of the Education Club is to promote the professional, social, spiritual and academic interests of the club members. An additional purpose will be to share the benefits, challenges, opportunities and vision for service and leadership in education with other groups on the WWU campus and the surrounding community.

Questions? Contact Sponsor: Brian Hartmann (
If you haven't already, be sure to follow the Education Club on Instagram (@wwueducationclub) to stay up to date with the latest events. 
Faculty and Staff News
Welcome SEP Student Workers
You may have noticed our new welcome table in the main officer entry way. Here is where you will find the welcoming, friendly faces of some of our student workers. Today we introduce Kenden Staten.

Kenden Staten is a freshman psychology major who works in the front desk area in the SEP. Usually you’ll find him helping our office faculty & staff in a support role, however he also greets fellow students that pass by the SEP office. Outside of work, his interests are outdoor activities like snowboarding, water sports, and hiking. He also enjoys reading, and consistently challenging his knowledge to new horizons. If you see him in the SEP office, don’t hesitate to say hello! 
Student Teaching Supervisor Focus
We want to thank all of our amazing student teaching supervisors for the hard work they do guiding our candidates towards completion of their goals and dreams of classroom teaching. Pictured here in her new SEP logo shirt, Leslie Briggs has ben a supervisor for four years. Her background included K-12 PE teacher and school principal, among others. She brings many valuable experiences to her role in the SEP.

Professor Melody Ezpeleta has joined the School of Education and Psychology. She completed a B.S. in Psychology from Walla Walla University, and an M.S. in Marital and Family Therapy at Loma Linda University, where she is currently finishing a DMFT (Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy). Melody’s personal and professional experiences within various school systems instilled a passion to contribute to the field of marriage and family therapy and a desire to give back to the community through active collaboration with others. Melody is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, whose focus is on working with children, adolescents, and their families. Welcome Professor Ezpeleta!

Curriculum Library

Pathways 2.0 Daily Lesson Guides by Kendall Hunt. IM/TB 372.4 K339

The Curriculum Library has added five more teacher Daily Lesson Guides to the Seventh-day Adventist Pathways 2.0 literacy curriculum.  Five more are being shipped.  This series uses children’s trade books to teach reading, grammar, composition, spelling, and handwriting, etc. While the lesson plan books are identified for a single grade, in the back are worksheets for two grade levels for some subjects. This will enable a teacher to use the same text for both grades in a two-grade classroom.

Discovery Preschool
We are quickly growing our student numbers, the afternoon program is almost full and we are really excited!

Our mission at the Discovery Preschool is to immerse young children in hands-on learning experiences that will allow them to learn in a natural, playful, and social environment. Our goal is for children to experience the wonder of discovery and to enhance their innate love for learning so it will continue throughout their entire lives. The spiritual emphasis of our program focuses on promoting Christian values common to most religious faiths—such as honesty, kindness, love, patience, and sharing. 
Job Postings & More Information 

Teacher's Aide Opening at RAS
Rogers Adventist School (RAS) has several openings for the position of teacher’s aide. This position will provide WWU students with experience in the day-to-day operation of a classroom. Students will gain experience in the organizational and management skills necessary for the efficient operation of the class. Applicants should have a high school diploma (or an equivalent) and be a University student with a major in education or related subjects. The applicant should be available to work an average of 8 hours a week from 09/27/2021 to 06/03/2022. The hourly pay is minimum wage and there will be a yearly evaluation during spring quarter. MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL WORK STUDY to apply. If you’re interested and have any questions about this position you can contact Nancy Barnett at or 509-529-1850, also see Heidi Lindstrom for a letter of eligibility. 

Office Aide Opening at Davis Elementary
Davis Elementary School is looking for an Office/Teacher's Aide who will aid office staff by making copies, organizing bulletin boards, answering phones, greeting parents and visitors, aiding teachers in the classroom, tutoring, correcting papers, organizing classrooms, and watching students on the playground. MUST BE A WASHINGTON STATE RESIDENT TO APPLY. Please see Heidi Lindstrom for a letter of eligibility. Students will also need to complete the districts application. College Work Study Student 2021-2022 DAVIS Grades K-5.

Teacher's Aide Opening at Davis Elementary
Davis School has positions available for Teacher's Aide. Duties include assisting teachers in the classroom, tutoring, correcting papers, making copies, organizing classrooms, and other duties as assigned. Helping with physical education, music activities, and supervising students on the playground are also included. Job offers 4-15 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Being bilingual would be helpful. All applicants must have a high school diploma. APPLICANTS MUST BE A WASHINGTON STATE RESIDENT. Prepare to take a copy of your class schedule when applying. If interested, see Heidi Lindstrom for a Letter of Eligibility. Students will also need to complete the districts applicationCollege Work Study Student 2021-2022 DAVIS Grades K-5.

Legislative Internship Program Applications Close October 20th 
In addition to earning academic credit, interns engage as part of a team, helping solve real world problems for the citizens of Washington. These interactions provide one-of-a-kind insights into the events and legislation that impact our state every day. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and political ideologies who are active leaders, engaged in campus communities, and excited to learn about government while gaining practical job skills. Interns are matched with legislators in the House of Representatives, or the Senate based on interest areas and political ideology. The 2022 internship begins January 10, 2022 and ends March 10, 2022. Students must be enrolled juniors or seniors, in good academic standing, and receiving academic credit for the internship. The stipend for interns during the 2022 session is expected to be $2,400 per month, pending final approval. You can also find more information, as well as our application, an FAQ section, intern profiles, and more on our website.

GEAR UP is looking for tutors to work at Wa-Hi 
If you know any recent grads or current local college students looking to make extra money working part-time hours during the school day or afterschool please have them contact me. We are looking for people who can help with homework, especially math and science. For more information please contact Rachel Hicks at 509-730-9308 or email

GEAR UP is looking for tutors to work at Garrison and Pioneer
GEAR UP is looking for tutors to work at Garrison and Pioneer. Make extra money working part-time hours during the school day or afterschool. We are looking for people who can help with school work, are enthusiastic about working with middle schoolers and want to make a positive difference in student learning. For more information please contact the GEAR UP Site Manager at either school. Garrison: Terri Gingras- (509) Pioneer: Elionay Quiros Meneses-(509)


Join the Adventist Education Team 
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College Place, WA 99324

Emily Appel, Administrative Staff 509.527.2210
Mishelle Castiglioni, Executive Secretary 509.527.2211
Dr. Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean 509.527.2212

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