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Dean’s Desk  
November 14, 2022
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

Being grateful is a recognition of value generated from within. It helps to refocus on what we have instead of what we lack. According to UC Davis psychologist Robert Emmons, research shows that simply keeping a gratitude journal—regularly writing brief reflections on moments for which we’re thankful—can significantly increase well-being and life satisfaction. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they're thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. As we prepare to celebrate being thankful, let's take time to notice the simple things we can be grateful for today.  ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, dean

Calendar of Events
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
2 Winter Classes Begin
9-13 ASWWU Week of Worship, NOTE: Shortened Class Schedule
Education and Psychology News
Fall Has Arrived, Winter's on the Way
Last week brought some cold temperatures, a few snowflakes, icicles, and evening ended with a sunny, leaf-filled day. That's about how it is here in the Walla Walla Valley as we embrace the coming holidays.
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 
Psychology Club
At Barn Party, Psychology Club hosted a booth that featured corn hole and the crowd favorite: Italian ices, colored/flavored according to the 5 emotions from the Pixar movie, Inside Out.
Barn Party Fun
Education club booth provided yummy pumpkin pie for sale at the recent Barn Party. It was a big hit and the pie completely sold out! (Pictured Aleah and Katie.)
Discovery Preschool
Discovery Preschool Gets a Visit from Education Students
This week, Intro to Education students had a learning lab in Smith Hall’s Discovery Preschool.
Both groups of students enjoyed this visit, as Intro to Education students had a chance to apply their growing knowledge of classroom culture, and Preschool students met new friendly faces to read and learn with.
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 
Teaching Position Open In Colville, WA
Colville Valley Junior Academy, (90 minutes North of Spokane, WA), is seeking a grades 5-8 lead teacher. Preference goes to multi-grade experience and current certification. If interested, please send a resume to the Education Department of the Upper Columbia Conference:
Check Out the WWU Scholarships Page
There are many scholarships that are available to students from Walla Walla Symphony society to summer camps. For these and other scholarship options, visit
Washington Achievement Council Scholarships
Check out for more ways to apply for financial aid.
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.
'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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