Adjunct Professor Talks About Earthworms

Adjunct Professor Erik Lilleskov (SFRES) will present "Earthworms: Not Just for the Birds" from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Portage Lake District Library.

Participants will learn that earthworms are ecosystem engineers that have huge impacts on soils and the ecosystems they inhabit, practice identifying them outside and build an earthworm home--including one for the children's area in the library.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact the library at 482-4570 or visit http://www.pldl.org .

Retirement

Karen Synder, departmental administrator in visual and performing arts, retired from Michigan Tech on Aug. 10.

Snyder began working at Tech in the summer of 1977 and has served as an administrative aid in other departments, including chemistry and chemical engineering; distance education; and visual and performing arts; as well, she was a secretary in the materials science and engineering department.

Snyder says she enjoyed the gifted people at Tech and treasures friends made in chemistry, metallurgy, fine arts, accounting, student services, publications and administration.

Giveaways

Youth Programs has the following:
* office chairs
* metal bookshelves
* small modular desk with attached two-drawer file cabinet

All items are located on the third floor of the Admin Building. Contact Deborah Maki at 487-1161 or damaki@mtu.edu .

University property may only be transferred between departments. It may not be given or sold to individuals.