In the media

01 29 15
Phys.org
A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to a new study published in the journal Energy & Fuels. The researchers, led by Greg O'Neil of Western Washington University and Chris Reddy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, exploited an unusual and untapped class of chemical compounds in the algae to synthesize two different fuel products, in parallel, a from a single algae.
01 29 15
The Seattle Times
Will Braden’s story started with a cat and a camera and now it’s stretched across the nation. That particular cat, a regal-looking feline with white paws and a white belly accenting a jet-black coat, used to be named Henry. (He now goes by Henri.) Henri achieved YouTube stardom in black-and-white videos made by Braden, a Seattle filmmaker, in 2012, starring a laconic Henri looking pensive and musing, via subtitles, about lofty subjects such as “I’ve always felt that art is futile ... like hope or scratching posts.”
01 29 15
The Western Front
Western Washington University’s improvisation group Dead Parrots Society is going to nationals in the College Improv Tournament for the fifth year in a row. The team won first place at the Northwest regional match of the tournament Saturday, Jan. 17, in Seattle, advancing them to the national competition that will be held in Chicago where they will compete against 13 other improv teams from around the U.S. and Canada.
01 29 15
The Bellingham Herald
Western Washington University women’s basketball player Taylor Peacocke is trying something a bit different this offseason — or at least her basketball offseason. Peacocke is officially listed on the Vikings’ softball roster, as she attempts to be the rare two-sport athlete at WWU.
01 29 15
GoSkagit.com
Students named to the fall 2014 honor roll at Western Washington University in Bellingham were in the top 10 percent of their class. Asterisks indicate a 4.0 grade point average.
01 29 15
GoSkagit.com
Local author William Dietrich will sign copies of his latest book, “The Murder of Adam and Eve,” from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Burlington Costco, 1725 South Burlington Boulevard, Burlington.
01 29 15
Contra Costa Times
Local Peace Corps Volunteer Leaving for Vanuatu: Nicole Proctor has been accepted into the Peace Corps and is departing for the Republic of Vanuatu, an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, to begin preservice training as a Peace Corps health volunteer.
01 28 15
The (Everett) Herald
My violin was stolen from my house just before Thanksgiving. I can't get through a day without thinking about it. Like many people, I've lived through burglaries before and had many valuable and sentimental things taken. But no theft has hit me harder than the loss of my violin.
01 28 15
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
Western Washington University will host information sessions at Olympic College’s Bremerton and Poulsbo campuses about WWU’s Poulsbo-based bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration. Olympic College students, community members and local businesses are invited to attend to learn more about the program and meet the new academic program director, Mary Sass.
01 28 15
North Kitsap Herald
Since the demise of the auto row, south Viking Avenue has had an identity crisis. An eclectic mix of businesses, and some large chunks of vacant real estate, line the thoroughfare. If you were so inclined, you could get the car worked on, grab a bite to eat, buy stuff for the house, get a haircut, get a spray tan, get a tattoo, and have an afternoon cocktail, all within walking distance. (You can buy quilting materials, and go to church there, too.) Walk up the hill and catch a movie. Walk toward the water and stroll County Road 59 Park. City officials say Viking Avenue lacks cohesiveness, that it’s a place you drive to for a specific reason but don’t stay long.