Pink snow and Skullcandy

Western Today staff

Western Window episode 23

This month’s show is hosted by Chris Roselli of the WWU Alumni Association and Teena Thach, a student at Western. Following is the story lineup for this episode:

  • Pink Snow – Western Biology faculty Robin Kodner is researching a unique type of algae that lives in snow. How do these colonies of algae that cause huge banks of pink snow in the springtime react to changing conditions, and what can we learn from their DNA?
  • Zero Waste – Western is known as a very “green” school, with forward-thinking students, faculty and administration that care about sustainability, but the university is still a long way from the goal is becoming a zero-waste institution. Knowledge is the key to taking the next step.
  • Skullcandy – Western alumnus Hoby Darling made his loves of snowboarding, music and the outdoors and uses them to shape his company, Skullcandy, into one of the industry leaders in headphones and audio technology.
  • E-ATRC – Western’s Ershig Assistive Technology Resource Center is a storehouse of items and information that enhance the lives and boost productivity for people with disabilities. The center provides tools as well as training for members of the local community, as well as grants for families and those in need to help purchase tools to improve their lives.
  • WWU Sailing Team – Western’s sailing team attends races year-round. The close-knit nature of the team, combined with the strategy and athleticism needed to be successful, drive these Vikings in their push to reach nationals each year.
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 10:20am