Walla Walla University

Apr 08

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Thanks so much for visiting WWU during our March and April UDays events. We’re so excited that you’re interested in WWU. 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us! 

We would love to have you all as the WWU Class of 2018!

“My favorite thing about WWU is the chance to influence the future leaders of our nation, our world, and our church. The responsibility is sobering, but it’s also exciting! It simultaneously keeps me young and gives me gray hair.” — Dr. Josepher Montes, Professor and Chair of the Business Department of WWU

Get your juice on! CABL will be juicing fresh fruits and veggies outside the Admin building this Wednesday, April 9th between 11am-1pm. See you there!

Get your juice on! CABL will be juicing fresh fruits and veggies outside the Admin building this Wednesday, April 9th between 11am-1pm. See you there!

Apr 07

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

25 Ways to Keep College Costs Down: Part 14

Check for Added Fees.

Some classes have varying fees that generally range from $15 to $150, which are listed in the Financial Bulletin. 

Apr 06

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Apr 05

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”” —

John 8:12

Happy Sabbath!

Apr 04

Sundown
Photo by Paige Nettland, Freshman at WWU

Sundown

Photo by Paige Nettland, Freshman at WWU

Apr 03

The Collegian: Special April Fool's Edition -

Take a look at what The Collegianstaff put together for this year’s April Fool’s Student Newspaper!

According to this issue:

Professor Uses Model Trains as Learning Tools

Every student has struggled with math’s difficult abstractions. Tangible models and real-world examples are friendly methods for making math easier. Ken Wiggins, one of Walla Walla University’s legendary mathematics professors, makes learning fun with model trains.

Wiggins first used the train as a conceptual model in calculus courses at Walla Walla University. The following problem was taken from a Calculus I assignment:

“A railroad is to pass through a valley. The track will slope downward with a grade of 3%, and it will slope upward out of the valley with a grade of 2%. Find an appropriate second-degree polynomial to determine the shape of the vertical curve that this railroad will make and the bottom of the valley.”

Wiggins showed students sections of model railroad track with dimensions proportional to the problem statement.

WWU’s engineering students respond well to such applicable problems; watching these concepts in action can connect students’ schoolwork to their future professions.

Years after introducing his trains in WWU courses, Wiggins realized that the tiny locomotives would be a perfect learning tool for elementary and middle school students. Children have a difficult time understanding intangible and invisible concepts. Starting this year, Wiggins has taken his demonstrations to local elementary school classrooms so children can experience math for themselves.

In recent presentations for Green Park Elementary fourth graders, Wiggins used miniature railroad landscapes to teach size and scaling. This served as an intuitive supplement for recent lessons in multiplication and division.

For older students, he placed objects of various weights onto trains before forcing them up tracks of varying slopes. The mini-locomotives’ changes in speed and power demonstrated simple algebra equations.Wiggins encourages students to consider careers in engineering and technology.

By showing children the fun side of science, he hopes to generate life-long interest in learning. This June will mark the end of his 34 years of teaching at WWU, but he intends to stay on track by engaging young minds in the Walla Walla Valley.

Story by Taylor Sarrafian

Apr 02

Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. - Isaiah 64:8 #pottery #clay #bibleverse (at WWU Fine Arts Center)

Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. - Isaiah 64:8 #pottery #clay #bibleverse (at WWU Fine Arts Center)

25 Ways to Keep College Costs Down: Part 13

Be Aware of Fees for Joining Clubs.

While it’s good to get involved, there are generally fees associated with joining clubs - so don’t join ones that you don’t have time to attend or don’t plan to participate in. 

Apr 01

Spring has come!
Photo by Brooklynn Lason, Sophomore WWU History Major

Spring has come!

Photo by Brooklynn Lason, Sophomore WWU History Major

Mar 31

25 Ways to Keep College Costs Down: Part 12

Before you go…

Make sure your plans to study abroad don’t add another year to your program. While studying abroad can enrich your college experience, the available coursework doesn’t always match perfectly with your degree requirements. For more information about Adventists Colleges Abroad, visit wallawalla.edu/study-abroad.