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

"Cyclotomiclike 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 afterdinner 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

President

Vice President



Scott Herlein

Jamie Wacyk

Treasurer

Secretary



Dana Grosser

Hillary Sulla

WSA Representative

ScMata Representative



Ralucca Gera

Barbara McKinney

Graduate Representative

Web Manager

Faculty Advisor

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.
