Winter 2000 Events

The activites below took place during the Winter 2000 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 28, 4pm
"Turn Those Lights Out Now!"
Dr. Allen Schwenk, Western Michigan University
Pi Mu Epsilon pizza party to follow.

Friday, February 4, 4pm
"Trouble in Democracy:
The Separability Problem in Multiple Elections"
Jonathan Hodge, Western Michigan University

Friday, February 18, 4pm
"Calculus Plus Topology Equals..."
Michele Intermont, Kalamazoo College

Friday, March 17, 4pm
in 1104 Rood Hall
"Magic in Mathematics"
Esther Tesar, Educational Testing Service

Friday, March 24, 3:30pm
Pi Mu Epsilon Initiation

Friday, March 24, 4pm
in 1104 Rood Hall
"Paradoxes of Traditional Thinking"
Peter Hilton, SUNY Binghamton and
Jean Pederson, Santa Clara University

Friday, April 14, 4pm
Annual Business Meeting and Pizza Party
With a talk by Dr. John Martino of WMU:
"Henri Poincare and the King of Sweden"

Winter 2000 Officers



Raluca Muntean

Sarah Laarman


Vice President



Jennifer Sikorski

Daniele Bortolotti




Vince Castellana

Graduate Representative

Faculty Advisor

Niloufer Mackey

Niloufer Mackey


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

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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.