Spring 2003 Events

The activites below took place during the Spring 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, January 17, 4pm
Pi Mu Epsilon Pizza Party
With ScMaTA

Tuesday, January 21 - Friday, January 24
Pi Mu Epsilon Used Book Sale
in the Mathematics Education Center, Rood 3375

Friday, January 31, 4pm
"What Do Our Faculty Do?"
Dr. Jay Wood, chair of the Mathematics Department, WMU

Friday, February 7, 4pm
"Cyclotomic-like Polynomial Factors"
Dr. Tabitha Mingus, Western Michigan University

Friday, February 14, 4pm
[title unknown]
Kirsty Eisenhart, Western Michigan University

Friday, March 14, 1:59pm
in Mathematics Department Office
Pi Day
Celebration commencing with the consumption of pie!

Friday, March 14, 4pm
"The Story of Pi"
Dr. Dennis Pence, Western Michigan University

Friday, March 21, 4pm
"The Logic of Sherlock Holmes"
Dr. Timothy McGrew, Philosophy Department, WMU

Friday, March 28, 4pm
"Cinemath: Mathematics on the Silver Screen"
Dr. Charlie Smith, Park University

Friday, March 28, 6pm
[location unknown]
The Spring 2002 PME Initiation Banquet
Dr. Charlie Smith, Park University gave the after-dinner talk.

Friday, April 4, 4pm
[title unknown]
Dr. Jeff Strom, Western Michigan University

Friday, April 11, 4pm
[title unknown]
Dr. Daniel Mihalko, Chair of the Statistics Department, WMU

Friday, April 18, 4pm
Feedback Forum
Dr. Jay Wood, Mathematics Department Chair
Open only to undergraduate and graduate students.

Monday, April 21, 12pm
in the Mathematics Education Center, Rood 3375
Final Pizza Monday
With ScMaTA

Monday, April 25, 4pm
PME Movie Night!
Free popcorn!
Discussion of mathematics followed viewing.

Spring 2003 Officers



Ben Phillips

Alexander Meissner


Vice President



Scott Herlein

Jamie Wacyk





Dana Grosser

Hillary Sulla

WSA Representative

ScMata Representative



Ralucca Gera

Barbara McKinney

Graduate Representative

Web Manager

Faculty Advisor

Tabitha Mingus

Tabitha Mingus


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.