Fall 2014 Events

The activites below took place during the Fall 2013 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.

Every Wednesday at noon
Brown Bag Lunch in the Alavi Commons
Bring your lunch and socialize with fellow students and faculty. Everyone is invited!

Friday, September 5
Bronco Bash
See you there at Booth 203!

Friday, September 12, 4 p.m.
Pizza Party!

Friday, September 19, 4 p.m.
The University Libraries: Your Tool for Mathematics Learning and Research
Edward Eckel, Engineering and Applied Sciences Librarian, Western Michigan University.

Wednesday - Friday, September 24 - 26, 10a.m - 4p.m.
Booksale, Rood Hall Rm 3375
Tons of math, math education, and statistics books for $5 or less.

Friday, October 3, 4 p.m.
The Hungarian Algorithm: A Solution to the Assignment Problem
Brian Hadley, Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University.

Friday, October 10, 4 p.m.
The $25,000,000,000 Eigenvector: The Linear Algebra Behind Google
Drew Gorzen, Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University.

Friday, October 17, 4 p.m.
Feedback Forum
Professor Gene Freudenburg, Chair, and Professor Annegret Paul, Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University
Share your ideas to make our department a better place!
Students only.

Thursday, October 23, 4 p.m.
2014 Distinguished Alum Colloquium
Who's number one? From ranking to bracketology
Professor Timothy Chartier, Davidson College, NC.

Friday, October 24, 4 p.m.
The Story of Math: The Language of the Universe
Professor Marcus du Sautoy, University of Oxford, England. Video produced by the BBC and Open University.

Friday, October 31, 4 p.m.
Taking a look at THE BOOK
Professor Emeritus Art White, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University

Friday, November 7, 4 p.m. Rood Hall, Rm 1104
Mirror Image Symmetry from Different Viewpoints
Public Lecture by Professor Erica Flapan, Pomona College, Claremont, CA.

Friday, November 7, 6 p.m. Fetzer Center
Pi Mu Epsilon Initiation Ceremony & Banquet
Light After Dinner Talk by Professor Erica Flapan, Pomona College, on How I Developed My Teaching Style

Friday, November 14, 4 p.m.
2014 Emeriti Colloquium
Groups, Graphs and Automorphisms
Professor Emeritus Joseph Buckley.

Friday, November 21, 4 p.m.
Career Management for Math Majors
Karen Steeno, Career Development Specialist, WMU

Friday, December 5, 4 p.m.
Business Meeting & Movie Night
Movie: The Music of the Primes. Produced by the BBC and Open University.

Fall 2014 Officers

Joshua Withee Katie Hillenbrand

Joshua Withee

Katie Hillenbrand


Vice President

Lawrence Cuneaz
Jamie Hallas

Lawrence Cuneaz

Jamie Hallas



Megan Kuk Brian Hadley

Megan Kuk

Brian Hadley

Graduate Representatives

Faculty Advisors

Niloufer Mackey Steve Ziebarth

Niloufer Mackey

Steve Ziebarth


Pi Mu Epsilon Scholarship Committee

Art White Jay Wood

Art White

Jay Wood


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