Fall 2011 Events

The activites below took place during the Fall 2011 semester as part of a joint program between the Math Club @ WMU and the mathematics honors society Pi Mu Epsilon. Unless stated otherwise, events took place in the 6th floor Alavi Commons room in Everett Tower.

Every Tuesday at noon
Brown Bag Lunch in the Alavi Commons
New for Fall! All students, staff, and faculty invited!

Friday, September 9, 3pm - 7pm
on Fountain Plaza
Bronco Bash 2011! At Booth 208!
Free juggling tutorials by Dr. Richter and Dr. Steve Mackey

Friday, September 16, 4pm
Pizza Party

Wednesday, September 21 - Friday, September 23
in 3375 Rood Hall
Book Sale
Lots of math text books, for $5 or less!!
Sign up to volunteer, get a free book per hour.

Friday, September 30, 4pm
"Happy Birthday, Graph Theory!"
Bryan Phinezy, Department of Mathematics, WMU

Friday, October 14, 11am
"MfA and NYC Math Trails"
Dr. Katherine Socha, Math for America
Followed by Pizza Lunch
Joint event with WMU's Statistics Department

Friday, October 14, 4pm
in 1110 Rood Hall
"Sea Battles, Benjamin Franklin's Oil Lamp, and Jellybellies"
Dr. Katherine Socha, Math for America

Friday, October 14, 6:30pm
at the Fetzer Center
Pi Mu Epsilon Induction Ceremonies and Banquet

Friday, October 21, 4pm
"Heron's Formula for Tetrahedra"
John Petro, Emeritus Professor, WMU

Friday, October 28, 4pm
"Odd Concrete Applications"
Perry Lyford-Stojic, WMU Alumnus

Friday, November 4, 4pm
"Getting Started Typing Mathematics with TeX"
Dr. Dennis Pence, Dept. of Mathematics, WMU

Friday, November 11, 4pm
"Feedback Forum with the Chair"
Professor Steve Ziebarth, Acting Chair, Math Dept.
Students only.

Friday, November 18, 4pm
"Web Design Workshop"
J.D. Walsh, Dept. of Mathematics, WMU

Friday, December 2, 4pm
"An Unexpected Decimal Expansion"
Professor Allen Schwenk, Dept. of Mathematics, WMU

Friday, December 9, 4pm
Business Meeting and Games Night
Movie: "The Great π/e Debate"
Movie featuring Colin Adams vs. Thomas Garrity
Produced by the Mathematical Association of America

To download a copy of the Fall 2011 schedule, click here.

Fall 2011 Officers

Melissa Anderson Adriane Ware

Melissa Anderson

Adriane Ware


Vice President

Richard Hollister Joseph Walsh

Richard Hollister

Joseph Walsh



Vasilije Perovic Shelley Speiss

Vasilije Perovic

Shelley Speiss

Graduate Representatives

Faculty Advisors

Niloufer Mackey Melinda Koelling

Niloufer Mackey

Melinda Koelling


Scholarship Committee

Steve Mackey Art White

Steve Mackey

Art White


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