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Spring 2016 Section Chair's Statement



INMAA Spring Meeting: Mar. 18-19, 2016, at Franklin College

Dear INMAA Friends,

I hope that the semester is going very well. As you know, this year is the centennial anniversary of the MAA Indiana Section. Therefore, I encourage you all to participate in the Spring meeting that will be held at Franklin College, Franklin on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, 2016. We will have four great speakers:

1- Edray Goins (Purdue University): Indiana Pols Forced to Eat Humble Pi: The Curious History of an Irrational Number
2- Colin McKinney (Wabash College):
3- Jeffrey Oaks (University of Indianapolis): How to think like a medieval algebraist
4- Jason Rosenhouse (James Madison University): The Monty Hall Problem, Reconsidered.

Moreover, Amanda Harsy (Lewis University) will organize a workshop for graduate students on Application session and Pre-Campus Interviews. She will continue with another workshop on On-Campus Interview in Fall 2016 at Purdue University (West Lafayette). I encourage all of our graduate and undergraduate students to join, and also invite friends from the other States to attend our meetings and benefit from Amanda’s advice for them. The Indiana NExT group panel will present on: Alternative Assessment Techniques

This meeting presents a great opportunity for you to give a talk on your research or teaching interest. Therefore, I cordially invite you and your students to contribute a talk. A call for papers, meeting registration form, and information on lodging and directions is on our web page at The deadline for the registration and the submission of contributed talks is Friday, March 4, 2016.  Also, encourage your students to participate in the Indiana Collegiate Mathematics Competition (ICMC). The ICMC registration deadline is March 11, 2016.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Executive Board for their outstanding work: Daniel Kiteck (vice-chair), Haseeb Kazi (secretary), Josh Holden (public information officer), Alex Capaldi (treasurer), Justin Gash (student activities coordinator), John Lorch (section governor), and John Rickert (past chair). I must also appreciate our Outreach Program Coordinator David Housman, Indiana Project NExT Coordinator Stacy Hoehn, and the Abstracts Editor Adam Coffman. All of them have actively helped me in effectively performing my job as the Chair of the Section. I would like to express my special gratitude to Justin Gash who, after two outstanding terms and hard work organizing the students’ competition, has decided to give the opportunity to another colleague. Paul Fonstad (Franklin College) will become the new Student Activities Coordinator.

Section Secretary Haseeb Kazi (Trine University) is going to complete his term after the Spring 2016 meeting. Our Executive Board has endorsed the extension of his term, and their recommendation will be presented at the annual business meeting for general approval.  As my term expires, Daniel Kiteck (Indiana Wesleyan University) will become the Chair of the Section for 2016-2017. The Nominating Committee has put forward Andy Rich (Manchester University) as a nominee for the Vice Chair for 2016-2017. Other nominations for the above positions will also be accepted.

The Executive Board invites your comments and suggestions for activities within the Section. Also, we are in need of volunteers to service on various committees. Please let me know if you are interested. My contact is

Alain Togbe
IN-MAA Section Chair



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