Iowa Section of the MAA
Executive Committee Meeting
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Present: Ruth Berger (Competition Chair), Mariah
Birgen (Past-Chair), Carl Cowen (MAA representative), Al Hibbard (Information
Direction), Theron Hitchman (candidate for Vice-Chair Elect), Monica Meissen (Liaison
Coordinator), Larry Naylor (Vice-Chair), Scott Searcy (candidate for Vice-Chair
Elect), Karen Shuman (Treasurer), Cal Van Niewaal (Governor), Murphy Waggoner
(Vice-Chair Elect), Wendy Weber (Secretary)
Johnston called the meeting to order at 7:05am.
and welcome to visitors.
extended the thanks of the Section to Weber for serving as Secretary for
of recognizing students selected to the US Olympiad. This year six students were from
Iowa. One suggestion was to
invite these students to MUMS or to the Section meeting in the fall to
recognize their accomplishment and to hear undergraduate talks. Johnston
will take on the responsibility of recognizing these students with a
certificate and an MAA book from our collection.
will be used to send Section information to part-time faculty at 4 year
schools that also teach at 2 year colleges. Birgen will send a reminder to Meissen when the ICTM
calls for papers to encourage Section members to present and to use this
meeting as an opportunity to advertise events in the Section.
Plans for Section Officers.
Hibbard encouraged all to regularly do updates and send them to him.
Election of Section Governor
Nominations for Certificates of Meritorious Service.
of honorarium for invited speaker (who is not the MAA rep) at Section
Meeting. The possibility of
having two plenary talks on Saturday was discussed. Possible speakers could be the
past recipient of the Section Teaching Award or other members of the
the Section Meeting to the fall.
fall 2009 we will have a Polya speaker (Johnston received written
permission from the national office since our next meeting will not be
until fall 2009); George Andrews is a possibility.
Plans need to be updated.
award needs to be announced before the GovernorÕs Meeting in the summer.
Executive Committee should meet in spring 2009 (perhaps at MUMS or the
Iowa Collegiate Math Competition) to discuss progress of planning meeting
for fall 2009.
by Carl Cowen. The Iowa
Section has a good reputation in the MAA. The Carriage House is complete and being used. MAA is looking to extend
membership to Europe. The MAA
budget is fine.
on Competition. There were 21
teams and 10 colleges. Berger
will encourage representatives to contact her in the fall with their
spring break schedules to try to avoid continually having the Competition
during the same schoolÕs break.
Niewaal reported that Gallian, MAA President, has challenged all Sections
to buy a brick ($303) at the Carriage House. He will make the appropriate motion for the Iowa
Section to do so during the Business Meeting today.
will be sending out a request for a representative at Math Fest after the
and Van Niewaal reported that they will be happy to submit
recommendations to the MAA for committee service.
in this yearÕs Section NExT enhanced the Meeting; they welcomed six new
was adjourned at 8:00am.
Wendy A. Weber
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