1999-02 News

New Faculty Member

Chris Mouron joins the department for the year while Dwayne Collins is on sabbatical at Acxiom. Chris received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech in 1998 and specializes in topology, continuum theory and dynamical systems. 1 August 2001

New Members of Pi Mu Epsilon

Eleven Hendrix students were recently inducted into the Hendrix chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, a national honorary society for mathematics. The new members are:

  • Brian Alford (sophomore)
  • Don Porter (fresher)
  • Sarah Bates (sophomore)
  • Elizabeth Fite (sophomore)
  • Cortney Higgins (junior)
  • James Horey (fresher)
  • Derek Leonard (sophomore)
  • Meghan Williams (sophomore)
  • Josh Karlin (sophomore)
  • Jared Williams (fresher)
  • Tim McKuin (sophomore)

The following new officers for the comming year were also elected:

  • President Ben Goodwin
  • Vice President Adrienne Wells
  • Secretary-Treasurer Sara Pennington

1 June 2000

NCUR held in Bozeman, Montana

Majors in the department who gave talks included:

  • Michael Chaney (sophomore) - Hilbert's 16th Problem [Advisor: Dr. Eslinger]
  • Ben Goodwin (sophomore) - Graph Automorphism Groups of the Bond Lattices of Trees and Forests [Advisor: Dr. Sutherland]

25 April 2000

Mathematics Symposium

Mathematics and Computer Science Department faculty members Bob Eslinger and Dwayne Collins attended the Hendrix-Rhodes-Sewanee Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 14–15.

Majors in the department who gave talks included:

  • Ben Goodwin (junior) - Graph Automorphism Groups of the Bond Lattices of Trees and Forests [Advisor: Dr. Sutherland]
  • Adrienne Wells (junior) - Wavelets and Image Processing [Advisor: Dr. Collins]
  • Karle Harper (sophomore) - Wavelets and Image Processing [Advisor: Dr. Collins]

14–15 April 2000

Mathematics Conference

Mathematics & Computer Science Department faculty members Dwayne Collins and Bob Eslinger attended the Annual Meeting of The Mathematical Association of America Oklahoma-Arkansas Section at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR on March 31 and April 1.

The following students gave presentations:

  • Ben Goodwin (junior) - Graph Automorphism Groups of the Bond Lattices of Trees and Forests [Advisor: Dr. Sutherland]

1 April 2000

Faculty Position in Mathematics for 2000–2001

Hendrix College invites applications for a tenure-track position in mathematics at the assistant professor level beginning fall 2000. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics by the start date and be committed to excellence in teaching undergraduate mathematics in the context of a liberal arts college. Applicants who may increase the department's strengths in applied mathematics are especially welcome but all areas of interest will be considered. Responsibilities include teaching courses at all levels of the curriculum, directing undergraduate research, and sustaining professional growth.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness), and a letter of application addressing the applicant's teaching interests and scholarship goals in a liberal arts environment. Evaluation of applicants will begin on January 3, 2000 and will continue until the position is filled. Mail applications to

David C. Sutherland, chair
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, Arkansas 72032

Hendrix, a private, residential, baccalaureate liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church, has a coeducational enrollment of 1,100 students. The Department, with five full-time faculty, has a vigorous undergraduate research program and offers a major in mathematics and a combined major in computer science and mathematics. Hendrix is situated in Conway, Arkansas, a city of 40,000 thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. An equal opportunity employer, the College seeks to increase the diversity within its faculty, staff, and student body. Women and members of minority groups are specifically encouraged to apply.

October 1999

Faculty Position in Computer Science for 2000–2001

Hendrix College invites applications for a new tenure-track position in computer science beginning fall 2000. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science by the start date and be committed to excellence in teaching undergraduate computer science in the context of a liberal arts college. Rank and salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience of the successful candidate.

Responsibilities include teaching courses at all levels of an expanding computer science curriculum, directing undergraduate research, and sustaining professional growth. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help shape the direction of the program's growth. Possibilities also exist for further development of our current faculty involvement in applied research with area industries.

Hendrix, a private, residential, baccalaureate liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church, has a coeducational enrollment of 1,100 students. With average SAT scores of 1260 and ACT scores of 27.3, Hendrix students in the freshman class are well prepared for the rigorous academic environment of a national liberal arts college. The Department, currently with five full-time faculty, has a vigorous undergraduate research program and offers a major in mathematics and a combined major in computer science and mathematics

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, transcripts , three letters of references (including at least one who can address teaching effectiveness), and a letter of application addressing the applicant’s teaching interests and scholarship goals in a liberal arts environment. Evaluation of applicants will begin on January 20, 2000 and will continue until the position is filled. Mail applications to

David C. Sutherland, chair
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, Arkansas 72032

Hendrix is situated in Conway, Arkansas, a city of 40,000 thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. An equal opportunity employer, the College seeks to increase the diversity within its faculty, staff, and student body. Women and members of minority groups are specifically encouraged to apply.

October 1999

Student Publication

David Warren, who graduated in 1998, has just been notified that his senior project will appear in the next issue of the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal. October 1999

MathFest

Ben Goodwin represented the department this summer at MathFest in Providence, Rhode Island. Ben gave his presentation Bond Lattices. August 1999