Farewell sendoff for Paul Vavra

Friends in the Phoenix Bookstore are having a farewell gathering for Paul Vavra, the Bookstore’s shipping and receiving manager as well as all-around systems guru, from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 17) in the 1965 Room of the University Union. Bookstore director Greg Kannenberg calls Vavra the “Handy Man, and the “plaid” fabric that has bound us together at the Bookstore for more than 10 years. He’s off to greener pastures in retirement.” Refreshments will be served.