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Dean’s Desk  
December 5, 2022
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

Peace on Earth 
Soon week ten of fall quarter will end, next week final exams will be complete, and the year 2022 will be in the history books. One word that is particularly meaningful to me during the holidays is peace. The peace Christ refers to in John 14: 27 when he says, "My peace I give to you," is a hope and reassurance that goes beyond what this world can offer (Philippians 4:7), a promise of eternal peace in the midst of troubles. It is permanent, guaranteed, and eternal (Hebrews 6:18–19). In this context, peace is translated from the Hebrew word “Shalom," a common greeting by New Testament Jews. The word shalom does not mean the absence of troubles or worries but a peace during those worries. As I remember the peace God promised us, I rejoice in all He has provided. ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, dean 

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27.

Calendar of Events

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
29 Education Social Dinner and Interviews
23-26 Day on the Hill/WACTE State Meetings, Administrative Offices Closed
Education and Psychology News
Senior Class Officers
Congratulations to our education and psychology student leaders voted to be 2022-2023 senior class officers. Way to go Natasha, Linnea, Rosa, Aleah, and Jennifer. We are so proud of you!
PEAB Meets for Fall
The Professional Educator Advisory Board (PEAB) required for WA State teacher educator programs, met recently to discuss the ongoing business of teacher preparation requirements. Thanks to all the local superintendents, teachers, principals, and other educators who support our teacher preparation program.
Smith Hall Gets Festive
The holiday season is upon us and we are getting it ready to enjoy the next few weeks before the long Christmas break. Come stop by the main offices to relax around the Christmas tree (pictured Mishelle Castiglioni). Or enjoy a warm drink and music in the Curriculum Library (third floor). You might even see some twinkling lights in your professor's office or random plates of cookies here and there.
SEP Celebrate Dean Muthersbaugh
Recently the faculty and staff  gathered to celebrate dean Muthersbaugh's coming retirement. After twelve and a half years in the WWU School of Education and Psychology, there were special fun laughs to share and stories for reminiscing. It truly has been an amazing team to to share in the work of service for our students.
SEP Clubs 
Psychology and Education Club Christmas Party
Friday evening psychology and education clubs combined for the 2022 Christmas Party. Lots of pizza, desserts, and presents were enjoyed by everyone.
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
Technology Pop-Up
Library Coordinator Stephanie Onthank created a pop-up using educational technology from the past. This tech history museum is still available for viewing in the Curriculum Library. See if you can guess what each item is, what it was used for, and if you know who invented it.
Curriculum Library Hours & Resources
The Curriculum Library is now 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 
Virtual Math Tutors is a non-profit project which provides free math tutoring to K-12th grade children via zoom.  We were founded during the pandemic and have found there's still a huge, ongoing need to help children catch up in math. We need more student volunteers to help us meet the needs of the millions of families who are struggling to catch up on learning as schools re-open. We provide free training so no experience is required to become a tutor. Here is some more in-depth information about the program and how to become a tutor: Feel free to reach out to Manisha Snoyer, Co-Founder and Volunteer at
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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