Mathematical Association of America
North Central Section
North Central Section, Mathematical Association of
April 26, 2008
College of St. Benedict
President Tom Sibley, presiding
Secretaryís Report (Co Livingston)
Treasurerís Report (Randy Westhoff)
- Distributed and discussed the financial report. Have 27 institutional
Governorís Report (Jennifer Galovich)
MAA presentation: Carriage House Ė our NCS brick is in the Red River of
bricks! We are entering Cycle III of planning. This relates to STEM issues,
sections, meetings and publications. Paul Zorn is heading the publications
committee. Any input on this can go to him. Other input should go to
The 2008 MAA study tour is to Peru, 2009 to Egypt.
Mathfest is August 1-3, 2008 in Madison, WI.
Information officer (Shawn Chiappetta)
- Emphasized that he will need school information in mid-September in
order to send out a hard copy newsletter. Please encourage your chairs to
respond quickly to the request for information.
- Committee members for the Teaching and Meritorious Service Awards are on
President (Tom Sibley)
- Expressed his gratitude to many people for their help during his tenure
- Thanks to Mike Hvidsten for his guidance of the Section NExT which has
been passed on to Kris Nairn and Shawn Chiappetta.
Dot Drawing: Tom Sibley and David Appleyard won the raffle for an MAA book
from the Dot Survey Raffle.
25- and 50-year membership certificates were handed out. Applause for 50-year
member Loren Larson, a speaker at this meeting.
Student Chapters (Dick Jarvinen)
- Mentorship Proposal:
- Description of MentorNet which matches college students to mentors
in several companies.
- Schools can join for $1800, organizations like NCSMAA for $1000 and
MnSCU is considering purchasing a site license.
- Proposal to use the Exxon money to gather a panel of mentors/mentees
to present at the Spring 2009 meeting.
Summer Seminar (Su Doree)
- Combinatorial Geometry, Speaker Jesus De Loera from UC Davis, July
19-23, 2009 at St. Johnís University.
President elect: John Holte
Treasurer: Randy Westhoff
Student Chapter Coordinator: Peh
At Large Member: Namyong Lee
Approved by acclamation.
Meritorious Service Award
- Gail Nelson read the citation, describing numerous professional
accomplishments of deeply appreciated NCS section winner, Dr. Richard
Jarvinen of Winona State University.
Distinguished Teaching Award
- Tom Sibley read the citation, describing the excellent instruction and
outstanding leadership provided by award winner Dr. Jason Douma of the
University of Sioux Falls.
Submitted by Co Livingston
April 28, 2008
Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 .