Keith Russell

Russell receives national leadership award

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Keith Russell, professor and director of Western Washington University's recreation degree program, was given a 2014 Leadership Award this past weekend from the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs.


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Faculty attending fall commencement announced

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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.


Names of faculty attending 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, set for Dec. 15:


Myers, Russell write chapters in new book on environmental and conservation psychology

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Western Washington University professors Gene Myers (Environmental Studies) and Keith Russell (PEHR) wrote separate chapters in the recently published "The Oxford Handbook of Environmental and Conservation Psychology" from Oxford University Press. Myers' chapter, titled "Children and nature," runs from page 113 to page 127. Russell's chapter, "The therapeutic use of nature," runs on pages 428 through 445.


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RSP's Faculty Research Presentation Series highlights research and creativity

Judy Pine, an assistant professor of anthropology at Western Washington University, stands with a group of Lahu speakers in China. Courtesy photo

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Marion Brodhagen

Keith Russell

Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre

Kelly Jantzen

Elsi Vassdal-Elli

John Korsmo

WWU faculty presented their research in the arts, sciences, humanities and other fields in a series of noontime lectures sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Presentations included:


Robinson, Kuntz to receive Mayor's Arts Awards April 25

Local actor Robert Muzzy, former Mayor Mark Asmundson, KAFE 104.1 DJ Dave Walker, Flynn Larson, Alala Tate, Fairhaven professor Stan Tag, former Mayor Tim Douglas, local actor JD Merris, Bellingham High School drama instructor Teri Grimes, Michael Spinale and others pose for a publicity shot for "The Wutcraker," a parody of that famous ballet, written, directed and produced by Fairhaven College instructor, Drue Robinson. Courtesy photo

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Drue Robinson, founder and director of the Bellingham Children's Theatre, wrote and directed her first play as her senior project at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University.

For the past three years, she's been teaching alternative creative performance to current Fairhaven students on the very stage that inspired her.


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

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Keith Russell, an associate professor of Physical Education, Health and Recreation, has co-authored the book "Adventure Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice," recently published by Routledge Mental Health. Also, Russell will be presenting research on adventure therapy at the American Psychological Association Convention in 2012.


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Russell to present on research in adventure therapy Feb. 2

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Keith Russell, as associate professor in the Physical Education, Health and Recreation Department at Western Washington University, will present "Adventure Therapy as an Alternative Substance Abuse Treatment: A Case Study of the Shunda Creek Program" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in Communications Facility Room 105.

The presentation is part of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Faculty Research series.


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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Keith Russell to receive Distinguished Researcher Award at Las Vegas conference Nov. 6

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Keith Russell, an associate professor in Physical Education, Health and Recreation, has been selected as the 2010 Distinguished Researcher by the International Association for Experiential Education. Russell will receive the award Nov. 6 at the international conference in Las Vegas.

The Distinuguished Researcher Award requires a minimum of 10 years involvement and is intended to provide recognition of exemplary research productivity and visibility in the fields of experiential education.


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