
of the Mathematical Association of America 

Fall 2004 Newsletter  

Contents 





TRISECTION
MEETING of the MAA ILLINOIS, INDIANA, and KENTUCKY SECTIONS AND MIDWEST HISTORY of MATHEMATICS 

UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE Evansville, Indiana November 56, 2004 

The featured speaker on Friday is:  
Woody Dudley formerly at Depauw University who will reprise his wellknown talk on trisectors.  
The featured speakers on Saturday are:  
Ron Graham, President of Mathematical Association of America  
and  
Brian Conrey, Executive Director, American Institute of Mathematics.  
MEETING REGISTRATION:
Registration can be made online at INMAA Online Registration. The regular meeting registration fee, if you register before October 8, is $15. After October 8, the registration fee is $20. There is no registration fee for students. 
Directions
to the University of Evansville Campus From the North: Follow US 41 South into Evansville to Lincoln Avenue. Turn left on Lincoln Avenue and go approximately one half mile. The University sits on the left and parking is available in the front oval, or in Lot C. To access Lot C, turn left at the stoplight onto Weinbach Avenue and then another immediate left into the lot. From the South: Follow US 41 North into Evansville. Turn right onto Lincoln Avenue and travel approximately one half mile. The University sits on the left and parking is available in the front oval, or in Lot C. To access Lot C, turn left at the stoplight onto Weinbach Avenue and then another immediate left into the lot. From the East: Taking Interstate 64 West towards Evansville, merge onto exit number 29A, this is I164 South. Drive about thirteen and a half miles and merge onto exit number 7B, IN66 West (or the Lloyd Expressway West). Turn right, and head west about 4 miles. Take the Weinbach Avenue exit, and turn left at the stoplight. Go through the next 2 stoplights, staying on Weinbach Ave., about one half of a mile. Turn right at the third stoplight, onto Lincoln Avenue. The University of Evansville is about a half a block west and sits on the right. From the West: Taking Interstate 64 East towards Evansville, merge onto US 41 South via exit number 25A into Evansville. Travel about 14 miles after exiting and turn right onto Lincoln Avenue. Go approximately one half mile. The University sits on the left and parking is available in the front oval, or in Lot C. To access Lot C, turn left at the stoplight onto Weinbach Avenue and then another immediate left into the lot. 

Campus Map A campus map of the University of Evansville is shown to the right, and can be found at http://www.evansville.edu/aboutue/campusmap.asp Parking on Campus On Friday and Saturday, participants can park where they find space. Security will not be giving citations on these days due to the conference. Parking lots close to the meeting locations are circled in yellow. The buildings used during the conference are designated with red arrows. 

Onsite
Registration The MAA meeting will be held in the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. On campus registration will be held in the Koch Center Atrium beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday and 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. The onsite registration fee is $20. All participants, including students, are expected to signin at the registration table. 
Meal Reservations Dinner will be served in the McCurdy Alumni Memorial Union Building. Dinner will be a buffet and the cost is $20 per person. Lunch will be served in the McCurdy Alumni Memorial Union Building. Lunch will be a buffet and the cost is $9 per person. Advanced reservation is required for lunch and dinner and must be made no later than October 8, 2004. Reservations must be made online at INMAA Online Registration. Math Competition Undergraduates, join us November 5, 2004 for a special mathematics competition commemorating the Trisection Meeting! This competition will consist of multiple choice questions over topics ranging throughout the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. Scoring will be done by taking the number of questions answered correctly and subtracting onequarter of the number of questions answered incorrectly. There will be no penalty for answers left blank. We will have awards for the overall winner and the top three finishers by class. Also, all who compete will receive some recognition of participation. The competition is free. Preregistration is required by October 8, 2004; please email mailto:maa (at) evansville.edu?subject=COMPETITION REGISTRATION with the subject line "COMPETITON REGISTRATION". Include in the body of the email your name, school, and class (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). Please be aware that the competition registration is separate from the conference registration. To register for the conference and to make reservations for meals, you need to visit the Indiana MAA website (http://www.maa.org/indiana) Area Accommodations Casino Aztar Hotel
8005440120 http://www.casinoaztar.com/hotel/ Fairfield Inn East
8124717000 Hampton Inn
8124735000 
Other Area Hotels 

River House
8124253176 Radisson Hotel 8124248000 Marriott Hotel 8128677999 8002289290 Holiday Inn  Airport 8124246400 8004654329 Drury Inn North 8124235818 Holiday Inn 8124730171 8004654329 Signature Inn 8124769626 8008225252 Holiday Inn Express 8128671100 
Lee's Inn
8124776663 8007335337 Comfort Inn 8124772211 Drury Inn East 8124713400 8003787946 Red Roof Inn 8124763600 8008437663 Residence Inn 8124717191 8003313131 Baymont Inn 8124772677 Best Western 8124713414 Studio Plus 8124790103 
Student Accomodations Limited student housing will be available on a first come/first serve basis. Students are expected to bring sleeping bag, towels, etc. Interested students should email their name, year in school, affiliation and gender to mailto:maa (at) evansville.edu?subject=Conference Student Housing. Area map located below with larger version at http://www.evansville.edu/docs/areamap.pdf. Additional Info: maa (at) evansville.edu 
Friday, November 5, 2004
Next Three Tables are for Parallel Sessions

Friday, November 5, 2004

Saturday, November 6, 2004
Next Three Tables are Parallel Sessions

Welcome,
Awards and Invited Address
Next Three Tables are Parallel Sessions

Invited Address

Friday, November 5, 2004
Should Number Theorists Study Set Theory? Andy Martin, University of Kentucky
The number of times an anonymous rule violates independence in the 33 case Robert C. Powers, University of Louisville
A Mathematical Tour of England Herbert Kasube, Bradley University
Using Mathematica in Mathematical Programming Dirk Schlingmann, Eastern Kentucky University

Grundy Values for Combinatorial Games via the Von Neumann Theory Robert Riehemann, Thomas More College
The Queens Problem Doug Chatham, Morehead State University
Daylene Zielinski, Bellarmine University
Cubic Curves in the Plane of a Triangle Clark Kimberling, University of Evansville

Christopher Schroeder, Morehead State University
Some results related to the integral mean value theorem Prasanna Sahoo, University of Louisville
Dan Hrozencik, Chicago State University

7:458:45 in Dunigan Hall Angle Trisectors Woody Dudley, formerly at DePauw University
Saturday, November 6, 2004 8:308:55 in KC131
Values for Partially Defined Cooperative Games David Housman, Goshen College
Grahical Approach and Property Tests in Fair Division Problems with Indivisible Objects and Monetary Compensation Aeron Huang, Goshen College

8:308:55 in KC101 Quantitative Literacy: Theory into Practice Rick Gillman, Valparaiso University
Christine Leverenz, Georgetown College
A Mathematics Educator in a Mathematics Department: A Case Study Paula R. Stickles, Indiana University
The Mathematical Foundations of Shape Perception Morteza Seddighin, Indiana University East
Leonhard Euler, Hopeful Trisector, or: What Euler's Line Was Really For Homer S. White, Georgetown College

alBiruni's trigonometry: one millenium later Daniel E. Otero, Xavier University
10:3011:30 INVITED ADDRESS in Cokes Lecture Hall
Tight Subdesigns of the HigmanSims Design Steven Klee, Valparaiso University
1:001:25 in KC131
1:301:55 in KC131

12:3012:55 in KC101
Using Reading Assignments in First Semester Calculus Joe Stickles, University of Evansville
Using OnLine Courseware to Implement StepWise Learning for Math Students Ken Luther, Valparaiso University
Equations in Arabic Algebra Jeff Oaks, University of Indianapolis

For the Recorde: the coming of mathematical texts to the British Isles Michael Wodzak, William Woods University
Writing a History of the Kentucky Section MAA Richard M. Davitt, University of Louisville Leanne Faulkner, Kentucky Wesleyan College
Ron Graham, President of the Mathematical Association of America

Project NExTIN (New Experiences in Teaching), a program of the Indiana section of the Mathematical Association of America which is an offshoot of the national Project NExT, is a yearlong program geared toward new or recent doctoral recipients in the mathematical sciences who are employed by Indiana colleges or universities. While the national Project NExT requires applicants to be no more than two years removed from confirmation of their doctorate, we at Project NExTIN will accept applications from any faculty interested in participating. We especially encourage those who are new to their section and those who are pretenure to apply. Through a series of workshops in conjunction with the Fall trisection meeting and the Indiana section meeting in the Spring, as well as through informal chats, participants will explore key aspects of life in academia while building lasting relationships with other participants and with senior faculty mentors from around the region. The following topics are representative of issues to be addressed Preregistration for 2005 ICMC For the 2005 ICMC at Indiana Univesity Purdue University Fort Wayne, we strongly recommend that teams preregister, so that the host institution can reserve enough rooms for the contest. Teams that preregister will be guaranteed admission to the contest, while those teams that register onsite will be granted admission provided that space is available. To preregister, please visit the Section website http://www.maa.org/indiana
in January 
Ball State University The Department welcomes Irene Livshits in a tenuretrack position, with emphasis in numerical computational mathematics. Irene received her Ph.D. in 1995 at the BarIlan University Weizmann Institute of Science and was most recently employed by the University of Central Arkansas. This year the Department is running tenuretrack searches in both mathematics education and statistics. The Ball State University Mathematics Exchange continues to feature the work (both original and expository) of undergraduate mathematics majors. Information about the journal as well as submission instructions may be found at www.bsu.edu/virtualpress/mathexchange/. Butler University The Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science here at Butler has two new faculty members this fall. Scott Parsell is an assistant professor of mathematics. Scott is a University of Michigan Ph.D. (MIT undergrad) with a research interest in number theory. He comes to us from a postdoc at Penn State. Kristin Bunnell is a new lecturer in our department. Kristin has an M.A. in mathematics from Clemson (Elon College undergrad) and comes to us after serving as a lecturer at Clemson. We also announce the retirement of Professor Bay Chotlos after at 30year career at Butler. Depauw University Underwood Dudley has retired after 37 years of teaching at DePauw. He plans to continue doing mathematics in Florida, where he is moving this fall. Michelle Penner has joined the faculty of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania after 5 years at DePauw. Ellen Maycock has just begun a 3year term as chair of the Mathematics Department. The Department has welcomed three new faculty members this fall. Andrew Ellett ( Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University, in Martingale methods in finance), Rahim Elghanmi (Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, in differential geometry), who recently taught at Butler University, and Joung Min Song (Ph.D., University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, in analytic number theory), who just completed a postdoctoral position at Rice University Goshen College David Housman received funding to support four undergraduates from underrepresented groups during the Goshen College Maple Scholars Program in summer 2004 as part of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)'s National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, a project of the MAA's Strengthening Underrepresented Minority Mathematics Achievement program funded by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.
John LaMaster was named the Friends of the University Outstanding Teacher for 2004 and was promoted to Senior Instructor. John is the first faculty member on campus to hold this newly created title. He has been a leading advocate of effective use of technology in the classroom and has also made sweeping reforms in the way we teach college algebra. Lowell Beineke is now firmly in charge of The College Mathematics Journal (CMJ), having recently taken over as editor. Ray Pippert will retire this year after 40 years of service to the department and the university. Ray has done extensive research in graph theory as well as held numerous positions of leadership in the department and the university. He has also found time to visit nearly every habitable country on earth. I'm sure his travels will continue in earnest after retirement. Indiana University Purdue UniversityIndianapolis News from the IUPUI Department of Mathematical Sciences:
Indiana University Northwest Purdue welcomes the following new faculty:
David Finn and Jeffrey Leader were awarded tenure, while Jerry Muir left RoseHulman to go to University of Scranton and Tanya Leise left RoseHulman to go to Amherst College. Professor Steve Carlson will spend the winter and spring terms of the 20042005 academic year as a Visiting Mathematician with the Washington, DC headquarters of the Mathematical Association of America. His duties, which fall under the direction of the MAA's Department of Programs and Services, will involve supporting MAA regional sections and special interest groups, promoting new MAA curricular guidelines, facilitating professional development opportunities, and other assignments as they arise. Professor John Rickert is on sabattical this year at the NSA in Fort Meade, Maryland. So you can ask what he is doing on his sabbatical, but most likely he will not tell be able to tell you. RoseHulman welcomes three new faculty members,
Taylor University Matt DeLong was awarded tenure. Bill Klinger is returning to teaching
after serving as the interim Academic Dean for the institution. Jeremy
Case is returning to teaching after a spring semester Sabbatical. Student
News: Michael Anderson participated in an REU at Iowa State University. The department added a bachelor of science degree with a major in mathematicsinterdiciplinary.
The requirements include a core of 40 hours of math and a minor in accounting,
economics, finance, biology, chemistry, computer science, or physics.
TriState University 
2004 Awards The 2004 Distinguished Service Award was received by Don Miller (St. Mary's College). There was no award given for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics by the Section in 2004. Call for Nominations for the Indiana Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics Nominations for the thirteenth annual Indiana Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics are now being welcomed. The Indiana Section Selection Committee will choose one of the nominees for the Section Award. The awardee will be honored at the 2005 Spring Section meeting and will be widely recognized and acknowledged within the Section. The awardee will also be the official Section candidate for the pool of Section awardees from which the national recipients of the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Awards will be selected (except that one of the national winners may be selected from another source). There will be at most three national awardees, each of whom will be honored at the national MAA meeting in January 2006 and receive a $1000 check and a certificate. Anyone is entitled to make a nomination, but nominations from mathematics department chairs are especially solicited. Although it is not mandatory, involvement of a nominee in preparing the nomination packet is permitted and encouraged. However, selfnomination is not permitted. A previous nominee for this award who did not become a Section awardee can be nominated again. Indeed, the Section has instructed the selection committee that ``meritorious nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Award which do not result in an award will be continued as active nominations for next year's Distinguished Teaching Award and, if again not successful, will be continued for a third year as well." Eligibility
Guidelines for Nomination Nominees should
Nominations must be submitted on the official ``Nomination Form," a copy of which may be obtained from David Housman by using the address listed below or by email dhousman (at) goshen.edu. Please follow the instructions on the form precisely to assure uniformity in the selection process both at the Section and National levels. If a file on a Section awardee significantly exceeds the prescribed limits (as stated on page two of the Nomination Form), it will not be considered for a national award and will be returned to the Section. Please send six copies of each nomination packet to: David Housman, Department of Mathematics so as to be received no later than February 1, 2005. The Section Selection Committee will select the Section awardee prior to February 15, 2005, at which time it will communicate its selection to the national selection committee so that the national committee can then make its selections. We look forward to your participation in this exciting MAA venture of taking substantive action to honor extraordinarily successful teaching. We want to see such teaching recognized at all postsecondary schools. We depend on you to help us identify those who merit such recognition. Call for Nominations for the Indiana Section Distinguished Service Award The Indiana Section Distinguished Service Award was established in 1992 to annually honor a member of the Section for his or her extraordinary contributions to the Section and outstanding efforts consistent with the stated purposes of the MAA and the Section, namely, assisting in promoting the interests of, and improving education in, the mathematical sciences in America, especially at the collegiate level. The Service Award Committee is soliciting nominations for the 2005 award, which will be presented at the Section's Spring 2005 Meeting. If you wish to nominate an individual, please send a letter of nomination and support to David Housman, Department of Mathematics so as to be received no later than February 1, 2005. Footnotes:^{1} ``teaching" should be interpreted in its broadest sense, not necessarily limited to classroom teaching (it may include activities such as preparing students for mathematical competitions at the college level, or attracting students to become majors in a mathematical science). ^{2} ``influence beyond their own institution" can take many forms, including demonstrated lasting impact on alumni, influence on the profession through curricular revisions in college mathematics teaching with national impact, influential innovative books on the teaching of college mathematics, etc. 