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Dean’s Desk  
October 31, 2022
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

Pleased and Relieved
I was surprised when I Googled "thankful" to find this definition: Pleased and relieved, as in "They were thankful the war was over." Some of you may feel pleased and relieved this week as well. Pleased that midterms are over, relieved that the weather is cooling, and happy we are one week closer to the holidays. As we move into the crisp days of fall and towards the season of thanksgiving, I pray that you each find the support, joy, and peace you may need right now. I am so full of gratitude for you all! ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean

I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers." ~ Ephesians 1:16.~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, PhD, Dean


Calendar of Events
10 Joon Psychology Scholarship Essay Deadline
16 PESB Grant Meeting, CEED Leaders Away
17 PEAB (Professional Educators Advisory Board) 12-3:00 pm, Alaska Room
21-25 Thanksgiving Break, No Classes
29 WWU Christmas Tree Lighting, 7-8 pm
2 Student Teaching ’23-24 Applications Due to Placement Officer, Emily Appel
4-8 NAD Education Meetings, Phoenix 
5-9 Review Week
9 WWU Christmas Programs, 6 & 9 pm, UChurch 
12-14 Final Exams
15-30 Christmas Break
19 Fall Grades Due
Education and Psychology News
Fall Has Arrived
Along with cooler weather and shorter days, our local trees are transitioning into winter. Because of changes in the length of daylight and changes in temperature, the leaves stop their food-making process. The chlorophyll breaks down, the green color disappears, and the yellow to orange colors become visible and give the leaves their multiple colors. Hoping you enjoy the splendor of fall!
Movers and Shakers
Thanks to all those who keep our building in top shape, from the heat coming on, floors clean and safe, and these movers (pictured above) who help move things to new spaces.
SEP Clubs 
Education and Psychology Clubs
The SEP sponsors two active clubs in our department for both psychology and education. Faculty sponsors include Dr. Linda Ivy (psychology club) and Dr. Brian Hartman (education club). 
Psychology Club
Officers & Sponsor (Left to Right): George Perez, Elizabeth Hernandez, Dr. Linda Ivy, Jocelyn Curiel, Jessica Fernandez, Daniella Torrealba, Alexis Mountain
  • Psychology Club: @thepsychstudents 
    • Theme: Be Kind to Your Mind
    • Verse: "Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up." - Proverbs 12:25
    • Officers:
      • President: Jessica Fernandez
      • Vice President: George Perez
      • Spiritual Vice President: Daniella Torrealba
      • Secretary/Treasurer: Jocelyn Curiel
      • Social Media/Marketing: Elizabeth Hernandez
      • Social VP: Alexis Mountain
Education Club
Officers (Left to Right): Katie Alvarez, Aleah Clarke, Jacqueline Guzman, Chase Weidemann, Linnea Elias

Education Club: @wwueducationclub
Discovery Preschool
Preschoolers Explore their Environment
Discovery Preschool students headed back to school the first of September and have been enjoying sunny days outside in their playground area located on the southwest lawn of Smith Hall. Head Teacher Stacy Maxted and Assistant Teacher Elizabeth Yaw lead both morning and afternoon sessons. The preschool also hires education and psychology students to assist in their classroom. Discovery Preschool serves as a learning lab for both education and psychology classes.
Curriculum Library
Curriculum Library Hours & Resources
The Curriculum Library will now be open Monday-Thursday, 2pm-7pm. 
There will be study music playing and hot drinks (including instant coffee!) available, so this is a great place to study on your own or work with a group. A library assistant will be available during these hours to help locate and check out any books or other resources. 
Job Postings, Scholarships, & More Information 
Roger's Adventist School (RAS) Jobs
RAS is hiring part-time. We have an after care position that we need some part-time assistance with. Please contact Holley Bryant at 509-529-1850 for more information and to apply.
Psychology Scholarship Available - Submission Deadline Nov. 10 
Joon Care is making available a new scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in psychology, social work, and other fields related to mental health. Applications are now open. Joon Care is a mental health start-up that provides evidence-based therapy for teens and young adults. We’ve seen the need first hand for greater access to mental health care, that’s why we launched this scholarship. Our goal is to encourage the next generation of mental health professionals and cover some of the costs of their education. For more details you can visit our scholarship page here:
'23-'24 WSSRA Student Teacher Scholarship Available
The Washington State School Retirees’ Association will be offering student teacher scholarships again this year; there is a 4/1/23 deadline for use in 2023-24! The scholarship landing page is located at and uses a 100% online application form that will make it much easier to complete the necessary paperwork. 
Join the Adventist Education Team 
Are you searching for a job in the Seventh-day Adventist Education system of schools? Use the tools at this site to make an employment connection:
Walla Walla University
School of Education and Psychology
204 S. College Avenue, Smith Hall
College Place, WA 99324

Emily Appel, Administrative Staff 509.527.2211
Mishelle Castiglioni, Office Manager 509.527.2924
Dr. Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean 509.527.2212

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