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Dean’s Desk  
October 10, 2022
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

Shine Like the Stars in the Sky
Star gazing is one of my favorite pastimes, one that I find comforting and satisfying. In reading Philippians 2 recently, I was reminded that God intends us to shine like the stars in the sky. However, being a shining star in the lives of others is directly connected to living my life without grumbling, complaining, and arguing. As a citizen of a very privileged society, I usually think nothing of expressing how I feel about my drink not being hot enough or the air-conditioning not being cool enough. But scripture explains that if I want to be a shining light for others I need to live my life in a positive, uplifting way. ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean

"Do everything without grumbling or arguing...then you will shine like the stars in the sky."  ~ Philippians 2:14-16.


Calendar of Events
11 Internship Meet-up, 11-2 pm, Kellogg Hall
19 Service Day, classes will not meet from 8am-1pm
25-28 WACTE State Meetings, Administrative Offices Closed
26 UCC Board of Education
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
Students Tour CPHS
Last week, students considering the teaching profession in the Introduction to Education class took a tour of our local College Place High School located on the south end of College Avenue.
Longest Table
School of Education and Psychology hosted four tables recently at the annual Longest Table event. The faculty and staff made curries, rice, naan and other delicious foods. Thanks to all who stopped by!
Smith Hall Access
Starting fall quarter, to continue providing a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, and pre-school, entry to Smith Hall will require ID card access. This includes both main lobby entrances and the first floor west entrance (Discovery Preschool). Please call the main office at (509) 527-2211 if you need assistance.
Education and Psychology students sing for Convocation CommUnity

Last Tuesday, Chase Wiedemann, Jamie Palmer, and Josh Price were among the men of ICantori who sang “A Little Song of Life” during the year’s first CommUnity program. Chase Wiedemann and Jamie Palmer are both seniors in the Education department, and Josh Price is a junior in the Psychology Department.
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). Join both club Instagram pages here:
  • 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: @wwueducationclub
Education Club
Officers (Left to Right): Katie Alvarez, Aleah Clarke, Jacqueline Guzman, Chase Weidemann, Linnea Elias
Psychology Club
Officers & Sponsor (Left to Right): George Perez, Elizabeth Hernandez, Dr. Linda Ivy, Jocelyn Curiel, Jessica Fernandez, Daniella Torrealba, Alexis Mountain
Discovery Preschool
Preschool Fall Session Begins
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 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. 
Welcome Stephanie!
Stephanie Onthank is the new librarian of Smith Hall’s third-floor Curriculum Library. In addition to managing the resources available for check-out and creating a study space for students, Stephanie is the point of contact for Curriculum Library access outside of its normal hours. If after-hours access is needed, make an appointment with Stephanie Onthank at or 509-527-2110.
The SEP Wishes Franice Stirling a Happy Retirement 
After over 34 years working as our Curriculum Library Director, Franice Stirling (pictured above with her husband Ralph, WWU engineering department Instrument Engineer) retires October 1, 2022. It is sad for us to see her go, but we are happy for her as well. The department held a farewell picnic in the College Place Lions Park recently celebrating her years of dedicated service.
Job Postings, Scholarships, & More Information 
School of Education and Psychology is hiring student workers
If you are interested in working as an office assistant in the School of Education and Psychology, email your resume and a letter of recommendation to Mishelle Castiglioni ( 
Psychology Scholarship Available
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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