Volume 98, Issue 8 -
The Collegian is a weekly publication produced by the Associated Students of Walla Walla University.
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I’ve visited tons of schools. I’ve been to almost every Adventist University. The thing that stands out about Walla Walla is the fact that people cared about me and made it clear that they wanted me to come here. My favorite thing about Walla Walla University is the amazing people and how much they care! — Hannah Vyhmeister, Sophomore Health Science Major - Pre Physical Therapy
Professor Nestler posed for a photo with Michelle and Nicole during Cell Biology Lab a few weeks ago.
Photo Credit: Nicole Bartsch
Yes, that is a WWU diploma on display at a Capitol building office in Olympia. It belongs to Lt. Gov. Bradley Owen. In 2002, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters (Humanities) from WWU for his years of public service and work with kids and communities.
Bryan Brashear graduated from WWU in 2008, and currently resides in Bend, Oregon, where he is staying very busy growing his own real estate business of sales, renting and flipping.
His background in Communications has helped him start his own blog for which he has produced several videos as well as reviewed a number of products and locales. In addition to this, Bryan is consulting with a local organic food distributor in Central Oregon called Agricultural Connections. They connect farmers directly to consumers by delivering vegetables right to people’s doorsteps in a process Bryan describes as “the milkman of the 21st century.”
As Bryan shows, graduates can go a number of different ways with a WWU Communications degree.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. —
Photo Credit: Erick Juarez
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WWU Students often have the opportunity to spend anywhere from a semester to a year or two abroad learning different languages. ACA, or Adventist Colleges Abroad allows students to travel and immerse themselves in another culture in order to learn a new language and a new way of life!
WWU offers ACA connections in countries such as:
Interested in learning more about ACA? Click here. Want to know more about WWU’s Communications and Languages Department? Click here.
* Denotes countries in which you can earn language credit towards a major degree here at WWU
** Denotes countries in which you can earn language credit towards a minor degree here at WWU
Pictured Above: WWU students studying in France visit the Eiffel Tower!
In September, the Walla Walla University chapter of Engineers Without Borders ventured to South America to being the group’s second project. Students and faculty leaders began the planning and design of a water system for a small, remote community in Peru.
Led by Bryce Hill, Braden Anderson, Jim Wodrich, and Brian Roth, the EWB-WWU team also made contact with local Peruvian municipalities to work on projects to better the communities. Despite some communication challenges, the EWB team shared their knowledge of creating designs of each project and collected data to get the projects started. They traveled to remote villages such as Chillca, Pampachili, Phinaya, and Pitumarca – small communities high in the mountains.
A blog was kept during the expedition, and it can be viewed in its entirety at ewb-wwu.org/blog/.
Wodrich reflects on a memorable day in Peru in an excerpt from the blog:
“Suddenly, Ruben points to the sky and exclaims, ‘Condor!’ We look back at the water line route to see two condors riding the thermals above the project. Moments like these; a long day of work completed, miles hiked, thousands of feet climbed, enjoying steaming hot potatoes with new found friends, watching condors soaring high as the sun sets over the Andes. These moments our team will remember the rest of our lives.”
This is the second major project completed by WWU-EWB. A new school and related infrastructure improvements were last year in Nueva Suyapa, Honduras.
Story by Rachel Wood
Photo Credit: Brian Roth
Sometimes a picture in black and white says it all.
Art Credit: Sarah Ojeda (Sophomore International Communications Major)
WWU Alumnus Retains State Court Judge Position -
George Fearing, Walla Walla University alumnus and former Alumni Association president, was elected on Tuesday to retain his position as Position 1 Judge for the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 3, District 2.
Fearing will continue the role he stepped into five months ago when Washington state governor Jay Inslee appointed Fearing to serve in the position vacated by Dennis Sweeney, who was retiring.
WWU Alumni can go far. Take a look!
Austria Adventures -
Jonathan Comeau, one of WWU’s language students, is currently studying in Austria. Check out his blog to learn more about studying abroad!