Center for Performance Excellence

Western Washington University’s Center for Performance Excellence will offer its annual Peak Performance class, a five-session course from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday nights from April 13 through May 11 in Academic Instructional Center West Room 210 on the WWU campus.

The course is…

Ralph Vernacchia, director of the Center for Performance Excellence at Western Washington University and a professor in the Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation, will speak about the legacy of the Olympic Games at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Arntzen Hall Room 100 on the WWU…

Ralph Vernacchia, director of Western Washington University's Center for Performance Excellence, will speak on “Vancouver 2010 and Beyond: the Future of the Olympic Games” at the WWU Retirement Association luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Northwood Hall, 3240 Northwest Ave…

Erin Porter Bembry, a short track speed skater who competed for the United States in the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and Donovan Tildesley, a Canadian swimmer and multiple medalist who, blind since birth, competed in the past three Summer Paralympics, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.…

Professor Ralph Vernacchia has made a career of encouraging athletes and helping them reach their peak physical performance, but forgive him if he becomes a complete couch potato for two weeks in February.

Because when the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C., are on…

Sport psychology expert Jon Hammermeister will speak on “Principles of Olympic Excellence” at Western Washington University at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Arntzen Hall Room 100.

The event is free and open to the public.

Hammermeister works with the Army Center for…

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