David Penning will offer the next ITS Friday presentation at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in the Reading Room on the fourth floor of Spiva Library.

Penning’s presentation is entitled “Why Did it Have to be Snakes? Interdisciplinary Studies of Limbless Reptiles.”

An assistant professor in the Department of Biology and Environmental Health,  he recently lent his expertise in the snake world to “Secrets of the Dead: Graveyard of the Giant Beasts,” which aired on PBS in November. A crew from the Discovery Channel was on campus recently to film a segment with Penning for an upcoming program.

The Ideas That Stick presentations encourage the campus to come together for a free exchange of ideas. All members of the faculty and staff are invited. No RSVP is necessary; refreshments will be provided.