PNW Project NExT Meeting Schedule

University of Southern Oregon

June 21-22, 2006




Wednesday, June 21


7:00 pm Dinner at Great American Pizza


8:30-9:30 pm     Discussion – Topic: What’s Happening in Your Department

                                    Organizer:  John Thurber (Eastern Oregon University)



Thursday, June 22


8:00 am             Registration/Coffee


8:10 am             Greeting and Introduction of New Fellows


8:20 am            Session 1: Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Shannon Overbay (Gonzaga University)

Chuck Dunn  (Linfield College)

            Organizer: Shannon Overbay (Gonzaga University)


9:20 am             Session 2:  Teaching Abstract Algebra through the Dihedral Group on a        Square

Chris Black (Central Washington University, Lynwood Campus)


9:40 am             Coffee Social


10:10 am           Session 3: Academic Life Beyond Teaching and Mathematics

Jenny Laveglia (Belleview Community College)


10:30 pm           Session 4: Course and Curriculum Swap Meet

                                    A: Below Calculus Emphasis

                                    B: Multivariate Calculus and Above

                                    Organizer:  Stuart Boersma (Central Washington University)


11:30 am           Lunch


1:00 pm             Session 5: Preparing Future Teachers

                        Klay Kruczek (Western Oregon University)

                        Maria Fung (Western Oregon University)

                                    Organizer: Klay Kruczek (Western Oregon University)


2:00 pm Session 6: What's NExT?

            Moderator:  Jenny McNulty (The University of Montana)


2:15 pm             Project NExT Meeting Adjourns. MAA Minicourses begin at 2:30pm


5:30-7:00 pm     Dinner at Standing Stone Brewery