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Spring 2009 - Section News


News from the Campuses of . . .

FRANKLIN COLLEGE - Franklin , Indiana

The mathematics faculty at Franklin have prominent positions in college governance this year. Robert Talbert is serving as chair of the college-wide Promotion and Tenure Committee and John Boardman as vice-chair of the Faculty Steering Committee, which oversees faculty governance and serves as liaison between the faculty and the administration. Both those committees have three members and are elected by the faculty. Dan Callon is Coordinator of the Liberal Arts Curriculum and a member of the Academic Advisory Council, having been appointed by the administration with input from the faculty. Not to be outdone, first-year faculty member Justin Gash, a DePauw alumnus with a Ph. D. from Indiana University, was voted by Student Congress as the faculty member of the month in November.     TOP

INDIANA UNIVERSITY - PURDUE UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Douglas Townsend is now Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs and Director of Graduate Studies.

Lowell Beineke's name was added to Purdue University's Book of Great Teachers. His term as Editor of The College Mathematics Journal concluded at the end of 2008.

Student Drew Swartz gave a poster presentation at the Joint Meetings in Washington in January.     TOP

INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY - Marion , Indiana

Dr. Gail Greene just finished her fall sabbatical researching programs for the mathematically gifted at liberal arts colleges. They took five undergraduates to the Joint Meetings in Washington and are having them now give "something I learned" talks in our weekly department colloquium.     TOP

TAYLOR UNIVERSITY - Upland, Indiana

Mark Colgan has assumed the role of chair for the Taylor University Mathematics Department effective January 3, 2009. He replaced Dr. Ron Benbow.

The Senior Mathematics Capstone class went to the Joint Mathematical Meetings in Washington, D.C., in January 2009. The students said they enjoyed the experience, the talks, and the world's longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere. However, most voted against the Euclidean Algorithm in the CNN United States of Mathematics Presidential Debate to the chagrin of their professor Jeremy Case.     TOP

UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis, Indiana

Three members of the department took one-semester sabbaticals this school year: Haitham Alkhateeb and Nadjib Bouzar took the fall off, and Jeffrey Oaks is taking the spring off. Also, Haitham was recently promoted to full professor.     TOP

WABASH COLLEGE - Crawfordsville, Indiana

Profs. Bob Foote and Will Turner continue their year-long sabbaticals, and the department is in the process of hiring a tenure-track replacement for Mike Axtell, who left at the end of the 2007-08 academic year for a tenure-track position at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

"Modeling Blood Flow in Time Dependence," by Bryant M. Watkins (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Bo Xu (Columbia University), and Dezhi Xu (Wabash College), was among the 2009 MAA Undergraduate Poster Session Prize winners at the Joint Mathematics meetings in Washington, D.C. Their research was done in the 2008 Wabash Summer Institute in Mathematics (WSIM) and advised by Chad Westphal (Wabash College).     TOP

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