Rosario Alumni Sabbath

August 27-29, 2021

Always a serene setting and enriching alumni opportunity, come for Sabbath or the entire weekend.  Activities will include a worship service, Sabbath lunch, nature walk, hot dog roast, sundown worship on the beach, a bonfire with s'mores, and lots of great music and fellowship. 

Plan to join us!

Weekend Speaker for August 27-29, 2021:
WWU Professor Emeritus of Biology, Dr. Joseph Galusha '68

Joe Galusha graduated from Walla Walla University in 1968. After teaching at Maplewood academy for three years, he and his family moved to Oxford University where he studied the social behavior of British gulls with Professor Niko Tinbergen, a founding father of animal behavior. The last part of Joe’s dissertation was supported by money from the 1973 Nobel prize to his major professor. Since 1975 Joe and his family have been teaching and supporting WWU at Rosario Beach every summer since 1975–45 years in a row. And he was there 5 years as student in the late 60’s. Joe and his wife Marilyn now live on property just west of the Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory where he reads and writes about animal behavior and hikes familiar trails in the area. Joe and Marilyn have two adult children, Joe '97 and Tami (Bunn) '94 who regularly bring their families home to enjoy making another generation of ‘Rosario’ memories.

Guests to Rosario will be expected to comply with Washington State Department of Health requirements for face coverings and masks. Learn more about requirements for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people here.

Larry and TerrieAamodt
Loy, Alex, SybilAnderson
Ken and KimAso
Darold and BarbaraBigger
Dale and KayClayton
Schuan and HollyCarpenter
BJ and HeatherChristensen
Nathan and GlendaEwer
John and PatriciaFackenthall
Tim and CarolynDinkmeier
Joe and MarilynGalusha
Ramon and NikkiGonzalez
Jeremy and KimberlyGriffin
Don and TrishHall
Joel and JeralynHeil
Micaiah and KimberleyKuzma
Jon and RachelMcElvain
John and PamMcVay
Dale and SharonPeterson
Harry and SusanRasmussen
Brian and LianaSt Clair
Jon and JoyeThorn
Nicholas and RuthWill
Dennis and BettyWoodland
Joe and CherylWren

Watch a video taken in preparation for the 2016 Rosario Sabbath weekend.  Video taken by Jesse Norris, a video producer and cinematographer living in Loveland, Colorado.  His grandparents Dale ('61) and Myrna (Fowler, att) Lent were caretakers at Rosario for many years.

Questions? Email us or call (800) 377-2586.

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