Welcome to the 2021 Mackinac Gazette. We are back after missing the 2020 Gazette due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We hope that you are well and that you enjoy these stories about our students, alumni, and faculty from the past two years. 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:  

Feryal Alayont (alayontf at gvsu dot edu)

David Austin (austind at gvsu dot edu)

Matt Boelkins (boelkinm at gvsu dot edu)


Meet Anna Stover, this year's Outstanding Graduate

A mathematics secondary education major, Anna has pursued a wide range of opportunities by following her interests.  Read more about Anna...


Maia Wichman is 2020's Outstanding Graduate

Now studying mathematics in graduate school, Maia loves digging into problems, especially when they appear deceptively simple.  Read more about Maia...


The math department welcomes new faculty member Lora Bailey

Professor Lora Bailey brings her love of applied mathematics and of working with students to Grand Valley's math department.  Read more about Lora...


New applied math emphasis gives students greater choice

Grand Valley's math department recently added a new applied math emphasis providing mathematics students with more options.  Read more about this new emphasis...


Char Beckmann and Karen Novotny retire after many years of dedicated service

With over 60 combined years of service to Grand Valley, the mathematics department, and countless students, Professors Char Beckmann and Karen Novotny say farewell and begin retirement.  Read more about Char and Karen...


David Austin receives national MAA teaching award

Professor David Austin received the Haimo Award from the Mathematical Association of America at the annual Joint Math Meetings in January.  Read more about David...


Meet our some of our 2021 Outstanding Students

While we weren't able to gather in person, our annual awards celebration took place over Zoom this year.  Read more about our outstanding students here...


We also celebrate our 2020 graduates

Though we were unable to celebrate our 2020 graduates due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are proud of everything they accomplished.  Read more about our 2020 graduates here...


Lessons learned from a year of teaching during a pandemic

Grand Valley's math faculty pivoted to teaching fully online over a five day period last March.  Here's what happened next...



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