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Dean’s Desk  
March 23, 2020
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community
A Life of Abundance 
Last week the Walla Walla University Church went online. Pastor Beccai shared the story in Matthew 15 of Jesus feeding thousands with a few loaves of bread and small fish. They were sitting by the Sea of Galilee when he performed this miracle and the Bible says "They all ate and were satisfied" (vs. 37, NIV). Afterwards there were enough leftovers to fill twelve more baskets. Jesus provided plenty for everyone and I imagine those extras helped feed even more in other ways. Sometimes we are tempted to give in to scarcity thinking - never enough, avoiding risk, and being fearful about what little we have. Instead, Jesus offers us his life of abundance, providing more than we could imagine and challenging us to truly believe it. ~Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean

Grace and peace by yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. - 2 Peter 1:2, NIV
Calendar of Events
19-27 Spring Break
30 Spring Classes Begin - ONLINE

13 Summer registration opens
13 Full year (2020-2021) registration opens for juniors and seniors
27 Tentative return to classes
29 UCC Board of Education

10 Mother's Day
18-22 NADOE Meetings
25 Memorial Day, Classes will not meet
28 PEAB Student Teaching Portfolio Reviews, Alaska Room, 1-3 pm
Education and Psychology
Spring Quarter Class Resources
All classes will be held on D2L and will include these and other featuresContents page with your class syllabus, live or recorded lectures , assignment details, links, and more; Discussion boards specifically designed to lead students to a deep understanding of the course material and to the accomplishment of course objectives; Assignment dropboxes for course work 
IT is setting up an individual Microsoft Teams site for each Spring 2020 class.  You will be added to the Team for your class before it begins.
Tutoring will be available online through the Student Development Center.
Online Library Services
Research Assistance This page connects students to frequently asked questions, chat when it is available, email to librarians, phone numbers, and social media for library updates. Students may use LibAnswers to search for already answered questions or to ask their question and send it to be answered during business hours.
Research in Your Discipline These guides provide an overview of research within a particular discipline. They provide information about which databases to search, a review of how to search the catalog, and there may be additional links to websites, statistical data, and other sources as appropriate for each discipline. Guides are currently available for 11 disciplines. If your discipline is not represented and you would find one useful please email and I’ll move your discipline to a top priority spot.
Distance Learning at WWU Libraries Created for our distance learning students, this is a general information guide. As the physical library is closed, some services will not be available. We will try to update or note services so that this is up-to-date for spring quarter.
Smith Hall Office Remodel Dedication Service - POSTPONED
Due to the university going online through April, our scheduled celebration of the office remodel has been postponed to Fall 2020. Thank you to Dr. and Mrs. Elmar and Darilee Sakala for their generous gift.
Discovery Preschool
Discovery Preschool on Hiatus
The preschool will be following the university's COVID-19 response and suspend preschool classes through April. Contact director Stacy Maxted for any updates. 
Valentines Party Fun
Curriculum Library
Have you browsed the Curriculum Library’s webpage?  There are links for the T & L classes, bibliographies, crafts, die cut ideas, puppet scripts, NES study helps, and more. Take a look:

This year is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. Cobblestone magazine features some of the advocates for women’s suffrage from 1848 up to the present. One early advocate, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, dedicated over 50 years to the cause, but didn’t live to see it happen. Western states led the way with Wyoming granting women the right to vote in 1869, followed by Colorado, Utah, and Idaho in the 1890s and Washington State in 1910. Do not miss the editorial cartoons for and against women voting. Cobblestone magazine features a single American history topic each issue. If you are going to teach social studies, you should get acquainted with this magazine.

Employment Opportunities
Fletcher Academy Teachers Needed for 2020-2021
This school located in Canada is looking for teachers with a combination of skills in the following areas:
  • Spanish 1 & 2
  • World History
  • English
  • Computer Applications 
  • Freshmen PE
  • Gymnastics
  • Intramurals Director
  • Attendance Officer
If you are interested you can email a resume to or contact principal Phil Wilhelm at (828) 989-2046.
Elementary Teacher Needed Next Year in Iowa 
The Muscatine Seventh-day Adventist Church has a small school and is looking for a teacher to begin teaching in the 20/21 school year. If you are interested in finding out more about this position, you can Dwayne Paul at  
Teach in Mongolia
Gateway International Academy is 
looking to hire recently graduated education majors in a variety of positions in their new international school in Mongolia. Teaching positions include campus chaplain, high school or middle school religion, English, math, science, and social studies. To learn more contact Joanne Kim at for more information.
Other News
Psychology Students Inducted into Honor Society
The 2020 inductees to Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society, celebrate with their faculty sponsor, Dr. Austin Archer. Students inducted include Isabella Constantino, Tamara Kibukevich, Emma Meadowbrook, Jade Turner (back row), and Riley Blake, Carmella Sorensen (front row). Congratulations to these student on their hard work and dedication to excellence.
Special Education Masters Degrees Fully Online
If you are a practicing certified elementary or secondary teacher, you can earn your master’s degree in special education (M.Ed. or M.A.T.). Teachers who enroll in our SPED program:
     • Enjoy the flexibility of a fully online format.
     • Complete the program in one or two years, or in a flexible  part-time plan.
     • May be eligible to receive a discounted graduate tuition rate.
 Learn more and apply today at NPUC teachers who want to apply should go through the same process as they do for summer courses:

We also offer an undergraduate special education endorsement that can be added to a teacher education degree. Visit with an advisor today by contacting Emily Appel (undergraduate programs) at, or Debbie Smart (graduate programs) at We would love to help you reach your goals!
Walla Walla University
School of Education and Psychology
204 S. College Avenue, Smith Hall
College Place, WA 99324

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

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