Welcome to the 2005 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.
David Austin (austind at gvsu dot edu)
Greetings from Department Chair Steven Schlicker
Department chair Steven Schlicker discusses faculty news, program news, and other exciting developments going on within the math department. Read more
Meet our five new faculty members
Steve Blair, Manish Chakrabarti, Shelly Smith, Sailakshmi Srinivasan, and Matt Wyneken are the five new faces that have proved to be great additions to the math department. Read more about them here.
Family Math Night is a good way for students to get involved in the community
Imagine elementary age children and their parents together engaged in creative mathematical activities helped out by Grand Valley students and faculty in a fun atmosphere. Now you've got the idea of Family Math Night. Read more about it here.
Faculty News and Awards
Char Beckmann, Ted Sundstrom, and Jon Hodge are some of the math faculty to be featured here.
Kristina Lund is this year's outstanding graduate
Kris Lund wasn't always a math major, but her decision to switch majors ultimately earned her the title of Outstanding Graduate. Read more
Outstanding Students Honored
On Friday, April 1, the department welcomes its most impressive students and their families to the annual awards banquet at the Alumni House. Read more
Get to know faculty members Esther Billings and Gene Dornbush
With Esther Billings leaving to take a sabbatical and Gene Dornbush retiring at the end of the year, it is time to get to know these outstanding math faculty. Read more about them here.
Get to know alumnus Wendy Hahn
Wendy Hahn has utilized her mathematics major and engineering minor to gain a career in flight management systems in Grand Rapids. Read more