ATTENTION ALL FRESHMAN: Where do you like to eat and hang out? Who have you enjoyed learning from at WWU? How have you experienced Sabbath? If you have not already done so, come to the Marketing and University Relations office in ADM 016 on Monday, April 30 between 3 and 6 p.m., answer these questions on camera, and get a $5 gift card to Blue Palm.
We need close to 20 pop-up tents/awnings for our annual Food Fair on June 3. The tables of food need to be covered and we would appreciate anyone who is willing to lend us their tent for this purpose. If you are able to or know someone who is, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much!
651 students completed the survey, our best response ever! Your responses will help us identify ways we can improve library resources and services. Congratulations to the gift card drawing winners • $100 Amazon Gift Card–Jack Rasmussen • $50 Amazon Gift Card–Amy Lunderville • $50 Amazon Gift Card–Sasha Voll • $25 Walmart Gift Card–JanaAnn Fukuda • $25 Walmart Gift Card–Becky Flakker
117 Faculty and administrators completed the Library survey, far surpassing the 38 completed in 2016. With this level of participation we can be confident in using the data you have provided (85% confidence level, +/- 5%) to identify ways we can improve library resources and services. We appreciate your support!
Join us in celebrating Women's History Month today through Friday April 27 by purchasing original artwork done by Walla Walla students. This artwork will be on display in the Atlas during business hours, and all proceeds will be going to the local women's shelter. Sponsored by the Department of Diversity
Want to jam out on some instruments, chat with friends and get some smoothies for $1.50? Come to the SAC on Thursday night for tWWUnes, a jam session hosted by Cameron Penaflorida and Juice Marape. Make sure to talk to them for your smoothie discount. Please email ASWWU.SOCIAL@wallawalla.edu for more information.
Are you hungry for waffles and have a few ideas, comments and concerns for some new social events? Come down to the ASWWU boardroom every Tuesday morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM for some fresh waffles and some warm drinks with our friendly neighborhood Social VP Tim Kosaka. He'd be more than happy to hear your ideas or simply chat. For more information please email ASWWU.SOCIAL@wallawalla.edu
Celebrate WWU's core theme generosity in service at our Homecoming Banquet, Thursday, April 26, 6:00 p.m., doors open at 5:30 pm. Fabulous food and a special program, and the opportunity to celebrate honored alumni and interact with fellow alumni visiting our campus. Tickets are $25. Learn more and purchase tickets at https://wallawalla.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/.
Cruise on in for the 20th Annual Alumni Car Show on Sunday morning, April 29, Havstad parking lot from 10 am - 1 pm. Enter your unique vehicle, or vote for your favorite from more than 50 entries. Find details or register at https://wallawalla.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/car-show/.
Line up with Dallas Weis '74 for a 5K run/walk Sunday, April 29, 7:30 am at the WEC. WWU students enter for free; other entries $16. Proceeds go to worthy student scholarships. More details at https://wallawalla.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/.
Five amazing seminars to choose from during homecoming weekend—“Nutrition and Exercise for Your Golden Years,” “The Life of a Pot,” “Adventist Archaeological Work in Jordan: Madaba Plains Project at 50," “Preventing Suicide and Improving Mental Health," and ”Servant Leader...". ALL are welcome to attend. Find times and presenter info at https://wallawalla.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/schedule/.
Mark your calendar now with two great options for Friday evening, April 27: Piano vespers at 6:30 pm in the FAC, and the always popular PRISM vespers at 8 pm in the church (no late entry). Find more homecoming details at https://wallawalla.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/schedule/.
Close the Sabbath with a concert inspired by Psalm 150. "Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary... Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet... Praise Him upon the loud cymbals... Praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals... Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord."
Parking behind the Administration Building and other marked spots in the Havstad parking lot will be limited to handicapped parking, and alumni guests only. PLEASE WATCH FOR POSTED TEMPORARY PARKING INSTRUCTIONS. Thank you so much for your patience, and for warmly welcoming our guests this weekend! www.wallawalla.edu/homecoming
As part of this year’s homecoming celebration, we are delighted to include a few events highlighting the 50th anniversary of Adventist archaeology in Jordan. Join us for a variety of celebratory events over the course of Homecoming Weekend 2018! For more on MPP @ 50, and a list of events and times, please visit: https://www.wallawalla.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/madaba-plains-project-anniversary/
As part of homecoming weekend, Sabbath church services will feature special speakers.Paul Dybdahl '92 for First Serv, and John Cress '78 for Second Service. For sermon titles and speaker bio, visit https://www.wallawalla.edu/alumni/events/homecoming/schedule/
Five alumni have been selected as Alumni of the Year 2018! Don Hall '68, religion major, chemistry minor; Beverly Buckles '78, social work and home economics majors; Hansel Fletcher '83 and '85, biology major; Christian Sharma '08, theology major; and Alexa Sharma '08, speech communication major. You can greet and congratulate them in person at homecoming banquet, and throughout the weekend!
A horn recital will be presented by Roylan Messinger, Aubrey Boyd, Dean and Lorrie Kravig, Alyson Atwood, Rebekah Fink, and Jerry Bobbitt. They will play the music of Dukas, Rosetti, Gliere, Humperdinck, and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Dean Kravig is an adjunct faculty member of the WWU Department of Music.
If you are looking for education related to your retirement planning strategy, have questions about recent retirement changes, or want to learn more about the importance of saving, our Empower Retirement representative is here to help! Schedule a half-hour meeting with our plan representative, Marula Blue, by contacting Laura Boyd at ext. 2820.
Come to the front yard of the Atlas and grab some healthy snacks provided by ASWWU Social this coming Monday from 6:45-7:15 PM.
Thursday, April 26, 4:00 - 5:00 PM and Sabbath, April 28, 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Talk to one of the Madaba Plains Project’s archaeologists, view artifacts from the dig, and learn about the people who lived during Bible times. The exhibit is part of the Madaba Plains Anniversary celebration during Homecoming Weekend and Friday afternoon’s "Life of a Pot," William Landeen Library Lecture. All are welcome.
Friday, April 27, 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Jody Washburn and Monique Vincent use an ancient pot to illustrate the avenues of inquiry that come together in archaeological research, both on the dig and in scholarly resources. The making and use of a pot brings to life the cultural framework of ancient societies and reminds us that the people who lived thousands of years ago shared the same concerns as we do.
Join us May 1 for a special presentation by Katie Kissinger. Her book, Anti-Bias Education in the Early Childhood Classroom, will be the basis for this interactive workshop. Come learn about how we can help students with disabilities fully integrate into the education experience. All are welcome to attend. Free snacks will be included, plus a chance to win a copy of Katie Kissinger’s book.
For the first time ever in Circle Church history, we will be worshiping with Berean Fellowship at the FAC! Come this Saturday at 10:30 am! You will be able to worship in a new way, with new people, and hopefully walk away more like Jesus! This service has been planned for over a year and I pray that each one of you will come and worship with us!
We are excited to welcome the following employees at WWU: Bayli Boyd (Administrative Assistant for Social Work). To learn about new employees, please visit https://wallawalla.edu/new-employees.
Staff Council is hosting Historical Tours of Walla Walla presented by WWU's very own Professor Montgomery Buell. There are three available tours to choose from. Due to limited capacity, to guarantee your spot on the tour, please RSVP as soon as possible at: www.wallawalla.edu/scevents
The Dean's Lists for Winter 2018 are now available. This recognition requires a minimum of 15 credits of graded work, A-F, with a GPA of 3.5-3.749 for the Dean's List and 3.75-4.0 for the Dean's List of Distinguished Students. We are proud of these students' achievements. Please congratulate them as you have the opportunity! View the lists at https://www.wallawalla.edu/academics/deans-list/
Join the Tread Shed & WWUcycling club on Sabbath, May 12, as we ride the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. It is a 72-mile paved trail through Idaho wilderness country. We leave WWU at 6am and return at 10pm. For more details, photos and maps click on the links at https://aswwu.com/#/departments/tread_shed. Get outside and have an adventure! To signup email Gary.Rittenbach@WallaWalla.edu.
Carols Schwantes, St. Louis Mercantile Library Endowed Professor of History Emeritus, will be presenting an illustrated history of the role and impact of railroads on western expansion and the development of the American frontier. The lecture will be preceded by a reception from 12:30 to 1:00 PM. Reception and lecture are open to all. History Department Colloquium credit will be available.
Are classes stressing you out? Does life seem too serious right now? It sounds like you need to have a good laugh! Come join ASWWU Social on Saturday, April 28 at 8:30 PM for Battle of the Comedians at the Blackbox Theater! Grab a few friends, cheer on the contestants and laugh your heart out. Space is limited so please visit https://aswwu.com/botc to reserve your free tickets.
Spring has sprung, which means that the Spring Banquet is approaching! It's time once more to find some courage and ask someone to be your date. Join ASWWU Social and return to the Roaring Twenties! There'll be great music, great food and much more. Be prepared to jazz it up on Sunday, May 6 at the Gesa Powerhouse! Please visit http://aswwu.com/banquets to reserve your ticket before they run out.
ASWWU is hosting a weekend retreat at Rosario! Come stay at the beautiful Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory Friday, April 27th through Sunday, April 29th. For $20, students will have food and lodging covered, as well as be able to participate in activities hosted by ASWWU Outdoors and ASWWU Spiritual. Sign up now on ASWWU.com or at https://wwuform.formstack.com/forms/aswwu_rosario