Fall 2003 Events

The activites below took place during the Fall 2003 semester as part of a joint program between the Math Club @ WMU and the mathematics honors society Pi Mu Epsilon. Unless otherwise stated, events were held in the Alavi Commons Room on the 6th floor of Everett Tower.

Friday, September 12, 4pm
Pi Mu Epsilon Pizza Party

Monday, September 15 - Wednesday, September 17
in 3375 Rood Hall
Pi Mu Epsilon Used Book Sale
From 10 a.m - 4 p.m. every day.

Friday, September 19, 4pm
"Factorization in the Gaussian Integers"
Dr. Joe Buckley, Professor Emeritus
of the Mathematics Department, WMU

Friday, October 3, 4pm
"The Geometry of Perspective Drawing"
Dr. Jeffrey Strom, Western Michigan University

Friday, October 10, 4pm
"Linear Recurrence Relations"
Dr. Radu Teodorescu, Western Michigan University

Friday, October 17, 4pm
Games Night
Have fun playing all sorts of games
(Mancala, Rummikub, Chess, Yahtzee, etc.)

Friday, October 24, 4pm
"Separable Preferences and Admissible Characters"
Dr. Jonathan Hodge and Micah TerHaar, Grand Valley State University

Friday, October 31, 4pm
"Adventures in automated reasoning"
Michael Kinyon, Western Michigan University

Friday, November 14, 4pm
"On Regression toward the Average"
Dr. Josh Naranjo, Statistics Department, WMU

Friday, November 21, 4pm
Feedback Forum
with Dr. Jay Wood, Mathematics Department Chair
Open only to undergraduate and graduate students.

Friday, December 5, 6pm
PME Movie Night!
A movie and free popcorn
Discussion of mathematics to follow viewing.

Fall 2003 Officers



Jim Clarkson

Dana Grosser


Vice President



Allan Bickle

Erin Addison





Ralucca Gera

Ben Phillips

Graduate Representative

Graduate Representative



Nick Scoville

Barbara McKinney

Graduate Representative


Faculty Advisors

Tabitha Mingus Jeff Strom

Tabitha Mingus

Jeff Strom


Chapter History

Our chapter was established in 1988. Before a chapter can be established at an institution, the PME National Council requires clear evidence of an ongoing history of student mathematical activity outside the classroom, and adequate support for these activities.

We were the fifth chapter to be established in Michigan, and hence were assigned the fifth letter of Greek alphabet: epsilon. Thus, our official name is:

The Michigan Epsilon Chapter
of Pi Mu Epsilon

Do You Know More?

Some information about previous semesters is incomplete. We ask anyone with photos, documents, or details about missing events to inform us using our Contact Information.