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Tackling substantive issues in sport

The third National Conference on Sports Pedagogy (NCSP) has had to pack so much into this year’s gathering, entitled “Best Practices in Movement Education to Develop Champions for Life”. This is simply because of all the larger issues and changes confronting sports, particularly in education.…

Women in Business: Q&A with Elke Govertsen, Founder of Mamalode

How has your life experience made you the leader you are today?
I was raised between Alaska and MT-- so I grew up with hard working, make-your-own-way types of people.

When I was 25 I contacted a terrible case of typhoid fever which led to a series of surgeries and infections. A…

Pro Bowler Matt Overton to speak at Feb. 24 event on campus 2014-02-18
Alumnus killed in avalanche

Western alumnus Jake Merrill, 23, was killed in an avalanche Tuesday, Feb. 11, while guiding a backcountry skiing expedition in Northeastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains.
Merrill was one of two guides leading the six-skier and two-guide expedition.

Bellingham man among two who died in Oregon avalanche

A Bellingham climber and skier is one of two people who died in an avalanche Tuesday, Feb. 11, on Wallowa Mountain in northeast Oregon, according to the Baker County Sheriff's Office.

On Thursday the local sheriff's office identified 23-year-old Jake…

Russell receives national leadership award 2014-02-10
'I-Spy Walk' at Beaver Lake

Children will get to participate in their own specially designed Sammamish Walk at 10 a.m. June 15 at Beaver Lake Park. Children and their parents will seek out hidden items as they explore the trails that lace through Beaver Lake Park. Two parks and recreation students from Western Washington…

Keeler co-authors article in Recreational Sports Journal 2012-10-30
Soroptimists celebrate award winners at luncheon, Wednesday

The Friday Harbor chapter of Soroptimists International honored Mollie Kohring of Lopez Island with its 2012 Violet Richardson Award, which recognizes individuals for volunteer community service.

Kohring joined the Lopez Island Conservation Corps in 2007 and has been an active participant…

Russell co-authors book on adventure therapy, to present research at APA convention 2012-03-09
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