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Dean’s Desk  
March 30, 2020
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community
From Fear to Faith
The story of Jesus sleeping in a boat during a storm on the Lake of Galilee (Mark 4:35-41) always takes me to the thought of how easy it is to give in to fear rather than believe in God's ability to calm the storms of my life.  This has been true in many situations such as choosing a major to study in college, friend and family relationships, or simply concern for my sick neighbor. When I turn from fear to trust and faith in God's personal care for me I ultimately experience the calm that he promises. ~Debbie Muthersbaugh, Dean

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?". ~Mark 4:39-40 NIV
Calendar of Events
30 Spring Classes Begin Online
13 Summer registration opens
13 Full year (2020-2021) registration opens for juniors and seniors
20 Fall Quarter Registration, Sophomore
27 Fall Quarter Registration,Freshman
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
8-10 Spring Quarter Final Exams
14 Graduation
21 Father's Day
22 Summer Courses Begin
Education and Psychology
Technology Resources
Spring courses will include many of the following resources. Feel free to contact your instructor if you have any questions about the interactions in individual classes.
  • Desire 2 Learn ( – D2L is the primary repository for all information related to your online classes. You can expect to see course information, syllabi, updates from your professor, and where you will submit the majority of your coursework and view grades.  
  • Microsoft Office ( – You can access the entire Office suite here online. You’ll use the waffle menu in the upper left to toggle between your productivity apps. You are also entitled to download the most recent version of the Office suite to your computer at the link provided. 
  • Microsoft Teams ( – This allows your professors to connect with you, and you to connect with each other. You can chat, share files and video call individually or in groups. There are downloadable apps for computers and smartphones which can be downloaded from within the web version. 
  • Adobe Software ( – Adobe is extending the use of their software to all students and educators through May 2020 in an effort to aid online learning. Logging into Adobe’s website with your WWU credentials will grant you access to the entire Adobe software suite.

You can access the online training for all these resources by browsing to And don’t hesitate to reach out to IT with your technology questions or concerns by phone (509-527-2317) and email (

SPECIAL NOTE: 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.
  • 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.
Curriculum Library
Northwest Creation Network is packed with links, all from a Biblical worldview. You will find a Wiki encyclopedia, videos, audios, PowerPoints, coloring pages, and much more. A handy subject index will help you find materials on various science topics. This site should prove very useful for online instruction.
Discovery Preschool
STEM Day Tennis Ball Track
Top 10 List
10 Favorite Recipes
This week we start a top ten list of various topics of interest, beginning with one of my favorite subjects, food! Here are the top ten recipes from a popular online source for vegetarian cooking:
1. Fried Rice
2. Lentil Soup
3. Baked Falafel
4. Tacos
5. Soba Noodles
6. Pinto Pasole
7. Vegetable Paella
8. Lasagne
9. Cauliflower and Chipotle Sauce
10. Minestrone Soup
Do you agree with this list? Do you have your own topic of interest?
Source: Cookie + Kate 
Stats of the Week
Other News
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  
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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