Welcome to the 2014 Mackinac Gazette. We hope that you enjoy these stories about our students, alumni, and faculty. Please note that past newsletters are available through the links at the left. If you have a suggestion for a story for a future newsletter, we would love to hear from you; please feel free to contact any of the editors.

Editors:  

David Austin (austind at gvsu dot edu)

Matt Boelkins (boelkinm at gvsu dot edu)

Pam Wells (wellsp at gvsu dot edu)


Jenna Carpenter delivers inaugural Mosaic Lecture

Dr. Jenna Carpenter

Dr. Jenna Carpenter of Louisana Tech visited Grand Valley in March spoke about women’s contributions to the history of computing while delivering the first annual Mosaic Lecture.  Read more ...


Beth Bjorkman is this year's Outstanding Graduate

Beth Bjorkman

Drawn from Menominee by the sense of community she found in the Meijer Honors College, Beth Bjorkman has thrived at Grand Valley while majoring in mathematics, doing some impressive research, and mentoring new students.  Read more ...


Catch up with alumna Meghan Burke

Meghan Burke

After graduating from Grand Valley with a sociology major and a mathematics minor, Meghan Burke has moved on to a faculty position in the Sociology Department at Illinois Wesleyan University. In this interview, she tells us about her journey.  Read more ...


Seven GVSU mathematics faculty honored for their service

Early Campus

Most Grand Valley students spend about four years of their lives at the university before moving on to a career or further schooling.  Meet some mathematics faculty who have spent 10, 25, and even 40 years working with students at our university.  Read more ...


Students honored for their outstanding achievements

The mathematics department gathered on April 18 to say goodbye to its graduates and to celebrate the accomplishments of many of its students.  Read more ...


Math department offers resources for inverted classrooms

As the practice of the inverted classroom attracts increasing attention across the nation, Grand Valley's math department offers resources to students and teachers through its YouTube channel.  Read more ...


Family Math Night celebrates 10 years at GVSU

Family Math Night

For the past ten years, Grand Valley’s future elementary teachers have brought fun, engaging, standards based mathematics activities into the community of local elementary students and their parents.  Read more ...


Support the Mathematics Endowment Scholarship Fund

With the ever increasing cost of higher education, many of our students struggle to meet their expenses. Please consider helping by making a contribution to the Mathematics Endowment Scholarship Fund.  Read more ...