May 31, 2012
Photo by Chris Drake
SAVE THE DATE
Spring Break All Day Sun, Mar 29
Spring Quarter Classes Begin All Day Mon, Mar 30
CommUnity 11:00 am - 11:50 am on Tue, Mar 31
University Assembly 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm on Thu, Apr 02
Don’t forget to visit the WWU Events Calendar!
100 with 100
100 with 100 is a final push to get 100 students or groups to donate $100 to the Coloring Without Lines service project! The project will only be funded if the minimum $10,000 goal is reached. The ending date for this fundraiser will be at the end of ASWWU’s Yard Sale, June 1. Contact ASWWU President James Oliver for details on how to get involved at: email@example.com or (707)337-7814.
Meeting for anyone interested in Island SM positions
Date/Location: 8 pm on Thu, May 31 at Ministry Activity Center, 313 College Ave.
Tonight, come and talk with students who have just returned from Majuro and other islands. There are still many urgent student missionary positions to be filled in Pohnpei, Majuro, etc.
Musicians for Summer Vespers!
Do you play a musical instrument and are planning on staying in Walla Walla over the summer? We are looking for musicians for summer vespers. If you would like to be a part of this opportunity, e-mail Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm writing this message from the room of a beautiful house that overlooks Brisbane, Australia and the Gold Coast. I'm here doing a week of prayer this week and it's been absolutely amazing. But my heart is always back in Walla Walla, and as I often do at this time of the year, I wanted to share with you a message about God's sovereignty in our lives.
It's the story of the rose.
One day, a teacher and his student were walking along a path, when the teacher stopped, plucked a rose that had not yet bloomed and gave the bud to the student who had been wondering what God wanted to do with his life. The teacher then instructed the student...
"Open the rose without tearing any of the pedals."
The student tried, but it was impossible. Frustrated with a pile of torn pedals in his hand, the student said, "I can't do it. Why would you ask me to do something I can't do?"
The teacher looked with love and compassion on his student and said, "Exactly, my son. You can't force open the pedals of a rose; only God can do that...the rose opens when it is ready. It is the same with your life. You can't force it to open and be what you want when you want it. You have to trust God to guide and direct your life as His will determines."
King Solomon, the wisest man to ever live next to Jesus, once said, "He makes all things beautiful in it's time." Ecclesiastes 3: 11.
God will make your life beautiful as you trust in Him.
May you find peace in this time of business, and you may sense His presence near you, working in you and through you to make all things beautiful.
by Paddy McCoy, WWU Associate Chaplain
It's the last official vespers of the school year (there is a vespers next week to celebrate with graduating seniors) and it's going to be creative, reflective, and worship-filled so we hope you'll come out. There will be special music, lots of singing, painters and sketchers, potters and more. There will be drama and scripture and a thought on God's will for your life. Rumor has it your chaplain may even make an appearance from Australia. Hope to see you there at 8 p.m. to welcome in the Sabbath.
The Awakening's LAST SERVICE
If you missed the announcement this last weekend, The Awakening team has made the collective decision to close the doors after June 2's Awakening Service (which will be epic by the way, with special toys for all and previous Awakening leaders including TROY AHRENS, who is coming in to celebrate). This decision was made by the core team with the belief that the Spirit was leading in that direction. The Awakening has been a great blessing to many throughout the last 11 years, and what happens next year is really up to you, but come and help us celebrate this ministry on June 2, 2012, at the FAC 10:30 a.m.!
Sabbath lunch to honor SMs, ACA, graduates
Date/Location: 1:15 pm - Noon on Sat, Jun 02 at Lawn in front of the FAC
Come to Sabbath Lunch to congratulate and honor WWU graduates, out-going SMs and ACA students. FAC lawn or Breezeway (depends on weather). All are welcome. Faculty and staff bring food for your family and a little more. Drink, tableware, burrito bar and much more are provided.
Sponsored by: Student Missions, Languages, Servants of the Master, Office of Diversity
A Falafel Musical
Date/Location: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Sun, Jun 03 at CTC: the Black Box
A Falafel Musical
By Jennifer Landaverde
This Saturday and Sunday: take a break from studying and come experience our student written/student directed musical. (It’s only ONE hour long!)
Saturday, May 2: 9 pm
Sunday, May 3: 6 pm and 8 pm
There is minimal seating so reserve your tickets online! http://www.wallawalla.edu/life-at-wwu/wwudrama/reservations/
Spring Concert: WWU BIG BAND
Date/Location: Thu, May 31 at Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Spring Concert: WWU Big Band
Michael Agidius, director
Thursday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.
Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium.
Come and enjoy the music of Dave Mills, Erik Morales, Michael Buble, and many more.
Junior Class Ice-Cream Feed
Location: Centennial Green
All juniors are invited to an ice-cream feed on Centennial Green from 12-2:00p this Friday. Sponsored by your class officers.
A Notable Afternoon
Friday, June 1, 3-5 pm at Pioneer Park Band Stand, Walla Walla. This fundraising event will feature the WWU Steel Band, as well as several talented student soloists. During the concert, there will be a silent auction, where you may bid on items from area businesses/artisans. Popcorn, soft drinks, face-painting, balloon animals, and other family-friendly activities will also be available.
ASWWU Yard Sale
Date/Location: 2 pm on Fri, Jun 01 at WWU Alumni Center Parking Lot
Today is the last day to reserve a spot for the Yard Sale! Sign up at www.wallawalla.edu/form/as-yard-sale. The Yard Sale will take place at the Walla Walla University Alumni Center parking lot from 2-6pm on Friday, June 1st. If your items are not sold, you have the option of keeping your proceeds or you can choose to donate them to ASWWU. All ASWWU profits will go to Coloring Without Lines!
Village Club Event
Date/Location: 7 am on Mon, Jun 04 - 3:30 pm on Tue, Jun 05 at Rogers Bakery
Come to Rogers Bakery for a $5 voucher to be used during store hours on Monday or Tuesday. Pick up vouchers from 7:00-Noon on either day. Bring your VC friends and join us for some free food!
Tip of the Week: 5 Tips For A Successful Study Period
We know it’s not easy to remain focused when revising for those all-important exams, especially with so many distractions around at university. With the study period well underway and exams looming we have put together 5 of what are, in our opinion, the best tips to improve your chances of studying success.
1. Start Early. Sleeping in and revising late will leave you sluggish, unmotivated and distracted. Starting early will ensure you feel you have achieved and also have some time to relax with friends.
2. Put a timetable up and send it to your friends. Then people will know when you are supposed to be revising, which will lessen distractions and increase motivation.
3. Go Old School. Print all the information you need from your computer then switch it off. With technology comes many distractions, take it old school with paper and colorful pens for increased success.
4. Utilize what you are learning. Don’t just sit and stare at facts until you think you have memorized them. Answer practice questions and write mini essays about what you are learning to ensure you truly understand and can use your knowledge.
5. Potassium. Eat bananas to enhance focus and increase energy. Don’t fall into the trap of living off caffeine, go for a slow energy release and feel sustained for longer.
Tip courtesy of grb.uk.com
Last update on May 31, 2012