|MARCH 2017 ISSUE
Dear <<First Name>>,
"It's always more fun to share with everyone."
Lately, I've been thinking about those lyrics from entertainer Jack Johnson's catchy tune, The Sharing Song
. Indeed, it's true--blessings are sweeter when you can enjoy them with others.
This year we celebrate WWU's 125th birthday, and it'll certainly be much sweeter if we celebrate together!
Join us for Homecoming Weekend (April 27-30)
, where you'll experience a full slate of rich activities. You shouldn't miss this year's Thursday night banquet program, featuring all of WWU's living past presidents. Hit the links on Friday for a spectacular day of golf
. On Sabbath, soak in the wonderful music (that organ!) as we worship together, and then close out the day with the Messengers (and more birthday surprises). And don't miss our annual Alumni Fun Run and Car Show...and lots
Find a complete schedule and registration information here
Whether you spend the weekend or just drive in for a day, WWU's birthday celebration will be that much better because you are with us. See you soon.
Vice President, University Relations and Advancement
Celebrating 125 Years During Homecoming Weekend
This year, we are celebrating our 125th birthday throughout the year, and most certainly during Homecoming. Enjoy celebrations throughout the weekend as we recall the blessings of our university's history. In addition, we will be celebrating the Aviation Program's 50th anniversary and 10 years since the establishment of the WWU chapter of Engineers Without Borders.
The Messengers, the well-known WWU singing and traveling group lead by Mike Loewen in the 1970s and 1980s, will have a reunion as well as a concert Saturday evening during our "Blast from the Past" birthday celebration.
Our honor classes this year are 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1987, 1982, 1992, 1997, and 2007.
A weekend schedule as well as registration information, discounted hotel listings and photos from the 2015 celebrations are online
. You are also welcome to call Alumni and Advancement Services at 1-800-377-2586.
Aviation Program Marks 50th Anniversary
The Aviation Program is celebrating 50 years of flight this year. Today, they have a fleet of seven planes, including this Piper Arrow (pictured right). The program offerings have expanded through the years to include bachelor of science degrees in aviation and aviation management.
You can also learn more about the program at fly.wallawalla.edu or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wwuaviation.
Have news to share?
Send it to us at email@example.com.
ASWWU Sends Refugees to School
This year, the Associated Students of Walla Walla University (ASWWU) are working with Impact Hope to help Congolese refugees in Rwan
da finish high school. Founded by Hans Thygeson (1990 business administration major) and his wife, Mindy, Impact Hope sends displaced student refugees to Adventist boarding schools for around $600 per year.
When ASWWU contacted Impact Hope, they had sponsored around 200 refugees to attend Adventist boarding academies in Rwanda. In fall quarter alone, ASWWU’s Hope in the Hills
campaign raised enough to send an additional 77 refugee students to school! The ASWWU goal is $75,000 and they are nearly 75 percent complete.
We’re inspired by how our students practice generosity in service, a core value here at WWU. And you can be part of it too! Find more information or contribute to ASWWU’s Hope in the Hills campaign by clicking this link
Construction Begins on Bowers
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday, Jan. 16, to mark the beginning of a renovation project that will transform Bowers Hall, home of the Walla Walla University School of Business. Click here
to read more.
• Come stay with us.
The three alumni guest rooms, housed in the Havstad Alumni Center, continue to be a great and convenient value for lodging in the WW Valley. Formerly managed by Alumni and Advancement Services, the Alumni Association is now overseeing their usage. To make an online reservation, click here
. The rate is still $60/night plus tax.
• Camper/RV accommodations available.
Looking for a place on campus to stay while visiting? Camper/RV parking is available behind Sittner, the men’s dormitory. Power, water, and sewage hook-ups are included in the $10 nightly fee. It is a first-come, first-serve arrangement. Contact Sittner Hall if you have questions: (509) 527-2111.
• Share what's new in your life!
Whether you're recently married, received a promotion or an award, completed a new degree, or had a baby, we want to hear about it. Send your information to: University Relations, 204 S. College Ave., College Place, WA 99324.