Academic Services

KGTS/Positive Life Radio Network

KGTS is federally licensed as an educational, community-service station. Owned by Walla Walla University and operated as an Academic Support department, the station serves the Communication and Languages Department and others by training students in broadcasting, management, audio production, sales and development, engineering and research. KGTS/Positive Life Radio Network is funded primarily by listeners and local businesses with support from WWU. (509) 527-2991 or

At Positive Life Radio, we are compelled to:

  • Be approachable
    Philippians 1:9-11 So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush.... making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God.
  • Demonstrate integrity
    1 Chronicles 29:17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things have I given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.
  • Pursue a devotion to service
    Matt 5:14-16 Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

Who We Are:

  • A community of believers—the staff, the listeners, supporters and friends.

  • A cooperative effort of partnering stations around the Northwest—and around the world on our website.

  • Financially supported and programmed for people of many faiths.

  • Ownership of stations broadcasting Positive Life Radio. All station owners are non-profit organizations as defined by the IRS.

How We Do It:

  • Music with a message that encourages and challenges us all.

  • Heavy involvement with community events: bringing you concerts by Christian artists, assisting local churches in promoting their events, and partnering with them in serving the communities we’re in.

  • Through our Hands & Heart initiative. International projects such as Rice for Cambodia and Days of Compassion; local projects such as Christmas in July food drive.

Why We Do It:

  • We have a love for God, our communities, our neighbors, and the beautiful Northwest.

  • We are excited about sharing with others how God has changed us and can change them as well.

WWU Libraries

Faculty librarians, library staff, and student assistants seek to inspire excellence in thought by bringing people and information together in innovative ways at the WWU Libraries including Peterson Memorial Library on the College Place campus, the School of Nursing Library on the Portland campus, the MSW focused library on the Billings campus, and distance learning students. From each campus, librarians are available to facilitate student success by helping students learn information literacy concepts, connect to reference and research support, and access academic sources.

LEARN. DEVELOPING THE INFORMATION LITERATE STUDENT. Beginning with JumpStart, the university library’s Information Literacy Program supports student growth in research and encourages critical thought about information and learning processes throughout the student’s academic career. Closely aligned with the university’s general studies objectives, this program provides students with the opportunity to learn about the contextual authority of information, explore information creation as a process, consider the value of information, practice research as inquiry, scholarship as communication, and searching as exploration.

CONNECT. RESEARCH AND REFERENCE ASSISTANCE. Librarians, library staff, and library student assistants are dedicated to serving the information needs of students and faculty. They seek to facilitate student success through assistance in finding articles and other resources for papers, speeches, and other assignments through Research Guides, databases, face-to-face interactions, chat and email reference, and the LibAnswers Knowledge Base. More in-depth research consultation with faculty librarians is also available.

ACCESS. RESOURCES AND RESEARCH CENTRAL. Research Central, WWU’s online discovery system, connects students and faculty on all campuses to the WWU Libraries’ collections. The combined WWU libraries contain over 490,000 items, including books, eBooks, print and online journals, videos, DVDs, and streaming video. Over 100 full-text databases provide access to thousands of journal articles, academic videos, and reference resources. Subscriptions for many of the library’s databases are made possible by membership in library consortia such as the Adventist Library Information Cooperative (ALICE) and the Orbis Cascade Alliance. Off-campus access is available to current students and faculty with their university login.

Research Central also connects students to resources in the university’s Curriculum Library (School of Education), Hutto Patterson Research Center (history department), and the English department’s film literature collection.

Summit Borrowing in Research Central, made available through membership in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, offers direct access to over 28 million items, including books, eBooks, sound recordings, and films held by academic libraries throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. College Place and Portland students, faculty, and staff may request Summit items online directly through Research Central. Material pick-up is available for the Peterson or Portland libraries and delivery time is typically five to seven business days.

Interlibrary Loan. For those items not available in the university’s collections or Summit, yet needed for either course work or faculty research, the university libraries offer an interlibrary loan service for resources available within the United States. Requested materials generally arrive within two weeks.

STUDY AREAS. Study spaces are available on every campus. Peterson Memorial Library offers online room reservations, accessible through the library’s website, for a number of its study areas.

CURRICULUM LIBRARY. Located in Smith Hall and operated by the School of Education, the Curriculum library contains K-12 textbooks, children’s literature and magazines, standardized tests, math and science manipulatives, games, puppets, die cutter and dies, laminator, copier, computers, and scanner.

Veterans Benefits

Walla Walla University is an approved training institution for veterans eligible for educational benefits. The required course load is twelve hours per quarter in order to maintain eligibility to receive maximum benefits. If you have questions about veterans' policies, please contact the Veterans Administration coordinator in the Academic Records Office (509) 527-2811.

Walla Walla University in accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. WWU will not prevent the student’s enrollment, assess a late penalty fee, require student to secure alternative or additional funding, deny access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills.