News from the Campuses of . . .
INDIANA UNIVERSITY - PURDUE UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Doug Townsend has left his campus administration position and returned
as Associate Chair in the math department.
Peter Dragnev and Yifei Pan are on sabbatical for Fall 2010.
Professor Bill Frederick and long-time department secretary Janet Kruse
retired in Spring 2010.
INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY - Marion, Indiana
Indiana Wesleyan University had the following students: Chad Waddington
accepted into PhD program in math at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Nathan Fast as IT Security Analyst for McDonald's, Drew Simmons to work
for NSA, and five students accepted as middle school or high school
We have one faculty retiring after over 40 years, Terry Porter, and we
are looking to fill the spot, starting Fall 2011.
PURDUE UNIVERSITY - West Lafayette, Indiana
The department welcomes six new faculty members: Drs. Andrew Tom, Ariel
Barton, Calem Eckhardt, Selma Yildirim Yolcu, Luis Lomeli, and
PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTH CENTRAL - Westville, Indiana
Dr. Alain Togbe, professor of Mathematics at Purdue University North
Central, is spending fall 2010 at "l'institute de Mathematiques de
Bordeaux", Universite de Bordeaux I. Specifically he is collaborating
with Professor Yuri Bilu of the institute on various projects of
Diophantine equations. Dr. Togbe will also attend conferences and
visit other universities in France.
Dr. Aaron Warren, Professor of Physics at Purdue University North
Central was instrumental in the acquisition of a double horizontal
sundial which was recently installed at PNC, in the plaza between the
Schwarz and LSF buildings. This sundial was donated by Dr. John Davis
as a result of his being awarded the 2009 Sawyer Dialing Prize from the
North American Sundial Society (NASS). It is tradition that the prize
money be used to support the commissioning of a public sundial. In
addition, the sundial's pedestal was partially funded by a donation
made by Mr. Frederick W. Sawyer III, President of NASS. The sundial
combines two forms of dial, one being the standard horizontal 'garden'
sundial, and the other indicating the position of the Sun relative to
WABASH COLLEGE - Crawfordsville, Indiana
Professor of Computer Science David Maharry retired this summer. Dave
first came to Wabash in 1979 as the director of the computer center and
to teach computer programming. He joined the department a decade later
after he designed the computer science minor. He also recently
completed his second term as chair of the division of mathematics and
the natural sciences.
In other news, Assistant Professor Chad Westphal is up for tenure this
fall, and the department will be hiring a tenure-track position to
replace the one vacated when J.D. Phillips resigned last summer to
become the department head at Northern Michigan University.