Spring 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, January 15, 4 p.m.
Pizza Party!

Friday, January 22, 4 p.m.
The Joy of Primes & The Joy of Mathematical Magic
Arthur Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
Video Presentation, The Teaching Company

Friday, January 29, 4 p.m.
Graphs and Sudoku: A Colorful Connection
Yuya Kono, Graduate Student, WMU

Friday, February 5, 4 p.m.
Feedback Forum
Dr. Steve Ziebarth, Chair, and Dr. Annegret Paul, Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics, WMU.
Share your ideas to make our department a better place!
Students only.

Friday, February 12, 4 p.m.
The Probabilistic Method: Putting Randomness to Use
Dr. Patrick Bennett, Professor of Mathematics, WMU.

Friday, February 19, 4 p.m.
Hidden Orbits, Cobwebs, and Walks on Graphs
Robert Kipka, Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen's University, Canada.
WMU Math Alum.

Friday, February 26, 4 p.m.
The Fluxional Calculus of Fermat
Eli Meert, Graduate Student, Math Department, WMU

Friday, March 4
Spirit Day

Friday, March 11
Spring Break

Monday, March 14, 1:59 p.m.
Pi Day!
Celebrate with a plethora of decimal digits and delicious delights!

Friday, March 18, 4 p.m.
Analysis and Reasoning
Emma Trevino
Project Manager, Common Core State Standards
San Francisco Unified School District

Thursday, March 24, 3:30 p.m.
Actuary Day
Chris Place, Senior Actuary, Willis Towers Watson
Brendon Farrell, Actuarial Technician, Auto-Owners Insurance
Laars Helenius, WMU Graduate Student, and former Actuary

Friday, March 25, 4 p.m.
3307 Rood
Games Night!

Friday, April 1, 4 p.m.
To Infinity and Beyond!
Brent DeJong, Graduate Student, Math Department, WMU

Friday, April 8, 4 p.m.
Axioms to Actuality, Backpacks to Briefcases, Classes to Companies: Mathematics Students' Transition into Industry
Eric Anderson, Data Analyst, Priority Health
Kathryn Hillenbrand, Hydrogeologist, Phillips Environmental Services
Joshua Withee, Software Developer, Accenture
All three are WMU Math Alums!

Saturday, April 9
11 a.m., Fetzer Center
Pi Mu Epsilon Initiation Ceremony & Mathematics Department Awards Day

Friday, April 15, 4 p.m.
Bishop Berkeley: A Contribution in the Negative
Michael Bell, Graduate Student, Math Department, WMU

Friday, April 22, 4 p.m.
Business Meeting, Dinner and Movie Night
Come celebrate the semester's end! There is no charge for this event.

What is Math Club?

Math Club @ WMU is dedicated to promoting engagement in mathematics, by creating opportunities for learning and fun.

Current Officers

Lawrence Cuneaz Nathaniel Haeussler

Lawrence Cuneaz

Nathaniel Haeussler


Vice President

Jamie Hallas
Josh Mussche

Jamie Hallas

Josh Mussche



Sean English Richard Hollister

Sean English

Richard Hollister

Graduate Representatives

Faculty Advisors

Niloufer Mackey Steve Mackey

Niloufer Mackey

Steve Mackey


Steve Ziebarth

Steve Ziebarth