Jill Heckathorn

Faculty attending fall commencement announced

Western Today staff

The following faculty members should have received a memo from Jana Schueler of the Registrar's Office confirming their attendance at fall commencement on Dec. 14: Beth Boland, Randall Burtz, Brandon Dupont, Jasmine Goodnow, Thor Hansen, Jill Heckathorn, Dave Hirsch, Liz Mogford, Deb Nelli, Tom Read, Keith Russell, Joan Stevenson, Charles Sylvester, Larry Symons, Lucky Tedrow and Christopher Wise.


Adaptive Sports Day teaches empathy, inspiration

Video shot and edited by Sam Heim | University Communications and Marketing intern
Sam Heim
Communications and Marketing intern

The Adaptive Sports Day is part of a required course in the Recreation Degree Program at Western Washington University. Committed to the principle of social justice, the program prepares students to work in diverse settings and design inclusive recreation environments.


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Camp TEAM connects Western students with community members with disabilities

Camp Team 2011. Produced by Bennett Video Productions and Mikula Media
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Jill Heckathorn, a senior instructor in Physical Education, Health and Recreation at Western Washington University, has been honored for her work with Camp TEAM, a summer camp she created almost a decade ago for community members with disabilities.

The 2011 Peace Builder Award in education was bestowed by the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Friday night at the center's annual gala in Bellingham.


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Three WWU faculty members to be part of Innovative Teaching Showcase

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Western Washington University’s Center for Instructional Innovation and Assessment has announced the nominees who will be featured in the next Innovative Teaching Showcase, to be published in June: