Fall 2016 Events

Numerous activites take place each semester, held jointly with WMU's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honors society. Unless specified otherwise, events are held in the Alavi Commons, on the 6th floor of Everett Tower. Refreshments are available at 3:50pm for Friday events.

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 9, 3 - 7 p.m.
Bronco Bash!
Stop by Booth 467 near the flagpoles.

Friday, September 16, 4 p.m.
Pizza Party!

Friday, September 23, 4 p.m.
Quant Your Way to Cash
Matthew Ross, Assistant Professor of Finance, WMU
Held in the Greenleaf Trust Trading Room, 2145 Schneider.

Wednesday, September 28 thru Friday, September 30
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Book Sale! 3375 Rood
Tons of math, math ed, stat books! No book over $5.

Friday, October 7, 3 p.m.
Making a Living and a Life: The Irrevocable Gift of Opportunity
Jonathan Hodge, Department of Mathematics, Grand Valley State University

Friday, October 14, 4 p.m., 1110 Rood Hall
The First Function
Carl Pomerance, Department of Mathematics, Dartmouth College

Friday, October 21, 4 p.m.
Career Strategies for Aspiring Mathematicians
Karen Oberhill, Career Development Specialist, WMU

Friday, October 28, 4 p.m.
Vampire Numbers & Belphegor's Prime
Laars Helenius, Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics, WMU

Friday, November 4, 4 p.m. 1110 Rood Hall
Fall Public Lecture
Math in the Third Dimension: Getting Started with 3D Printing
Professor Laura Taalman, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, James Madison University.

Friday, November 4, 6 p.m. Fetzer Center
Pi Mu Epsilon Initiation Ceremony & Banquet
Holding Math in Your Hands
Light After Dinner Talk by Professor Laura Taalman, James Madison University.

Friday, November 11, 4 p.m.
The Road to Graduate School

Friday, November 18, 4 p.m.
How Many Ways Are There to Tile Your Bathroom Floor?
Ranjan Rohatgi, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Thursday, December 2, 4 p.m.
Business Meeting & Movie Night

Friday, December 9, 4 p.m.
Department Holiday Potluck

Current Officers

Jamie Hallas
Josh Mussche

Jamie Hallas

Josh Mussche


Vice President

Elizabeth Sprangel Maria Talanda-Fisher

Elizabeth Sprangel

Maria Talanda-Fisher



Sean English Richard Hollister

Sean English

Richard Hollister

Graduate Representatives

Faculty Advisors

Niloufer Mackey Steve Mackey

Niloufer Mackey

Steve Mackey


Steve Ziebarth

Steve Ziebarth