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Dean’s Desk  
November 28, 2022
School of Education & Psychology
Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community

God with Us  
This time of year, Christmas is all around us and one of the best parts for me is the holiday music. There are many songs I enjoy but one of my favorites is the haunting melody of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. The words were based on a poem with its roots as far back as 15th Century France. The original text created the reserve acrostic “ero cras," which means “O shall be with you tomorrow.” This sentiment is particularly appropriate as we remember that Jesus came, is with us now, and will return at the second advent. The actual composer of the music for one of the world’s most popular carols is anonymous, yet we can rejoice because God is known to us and is with us. ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, dean

“The Lord your God is with you…He’ll calm you with his love and delight you with his songs.” ~Zephaniah 3:17 MSG


Calendar of Events
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
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 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 
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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