Dean’s Desk October 24, 2022 School of Education & Psychology Weekly e-News for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community
My Saltiness Recently I made some soup that definitely needed more salt, but I ended up putting too much in which made it worse. It reminded me of the Bible verses in Matthew 5 that say we are the salt of the earth and I was challenged to consider my "saltiness." Salt is a catalyst and a catalyst promotes change. What am I doing to make a positive change? Second, change can also cause adversity. But in adversity is where our strength or "flavor" is developed. Third, since Jesus challenged me to be salt, can I use my vocation to change lives through service? After all, we are the salt that was made to promote change. ~ Debbie Muthersbaugh, PhD, Dean
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything." ~ Matthew 5:13
Calendar of Events
25-28 WACTE State Meetings, Administrative Offices Closed
26 UCC Board of Education November
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 December
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 in the field of education for their career took a tour of our local College Place High School located on the south end of College Avenue.
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 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).
Psychology Club Officers & Sponsor (Left to Right): George Perez, Elizabeth Hernandez, Dr. Linda Ivy, Jocelyn Curiel, Jessica Fernandez, Daniella Torrealba, Alexis Mountain
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
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 Officers (Left to Right): Katie Alvarez, Aleah Clarke, Jacqueline Guzman, Chase Weidemann, Linnea Elias
Education Club: @wwueducationclub
Preschoolers Explore their Environment 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 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.
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 Stephanie.email@example.com or 509-527-2110.
Job Postings, Scholarships, & More Information
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.
Psychology Scholarship Available - Submission Deadline Nov. 10
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: https://www.joon.com/scholarship-fund.
'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 www.wssra.org 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:https://jobs.adventisteducation.org
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