Congratulations to those students graduating at today's
commencement! The graduating class of 2007
included four mathematics majors and four computer science majors.
10 May 2007
Student awards presented
At Honors Day yesterday, the college presented our departmental awards.
Henry Phillips received the Hogan Mathematics Award,
and Whitney Maguffee received the McHenry-Lane Freshman Mathematics Award.
Departmental distinction went to McKinzie Fruchtl and Henry Phillips.
Congratulations to all recipients!
25 Apr 2008
Congratulations to Dr. Carl Burch and Gabriel Ferrer, both
computer science faculty who were recently promoted to the rank
of Associate Professor and granted tenure.
24 Apr 2008
Students present at annual Hendrix-Rhodes-Sewanee conference
On April 5, mathematics sophomore Wang Haining and mathematics senior
Jeanette Reyes presented papers at Rhodes College as part of the
Undergraduate Symposium. Two
other students attended along with Professors Collins and Wood.
7 Apr 2008
Spring programming contests
On April 4, Hendrix sent three teams to Russellville, Arkansas,
for the programming contest
and conference sponsored by the Mid-South
CCSC region. One of the teams — the Hendrix Roundabouts,
including Colby Christopher, Daniel Levy, and Eric Robbins
— placed third out of 19. The other two teams placed 9th
and 14th. Also, two seniors — David Gould and Daniel Levy
— presented papers at the conference.
Also during this spring was the annual
Programming Contest sponsored by Acxiom.
Hendrix sent only one team because it happened to occur during
our spring break. 5 Apr 2008
Summer software development experience
Dr. Burch plans to offer a three-week experience this summer
revolving around team software development. Students will be
able to earn PL credit through participating.
31 Mar 2008
Senior presentation schedule announced
The mathematics and computer science seniors will present their
talks on April 1 and 2 in MCRey 317. Full schedule. 30 Mar 2008
Results in from mathematics competitions
On February 23, Hendrix sent a team of three students to the
Arkansas Undergraduate Mathematics Competition at Henderson State
University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The team — Wang Haining,
Kyaw Soe Han, and William Rawlinson — scored 70 of a possible
100, placing them first among the eleven teams.
Also, Hendrix students competed in the 67th annual Putnam contest
in December, a nationwide contest where students discover
difficult mathematical proofs individually.
The top scorer at Hendrix this year was mathematics senior
Henry Phillips. As a team, Hendrix ranked 99th in the country.
30 Mar 2007
Student papers accepted
On April 5, two Hendrix students will present their papers at
the Mid-South CCSC Conference: David Gould (
recognition of playing card faces) and
Daniel Levy (
Fuzzy Q-learning: An application of fuzzy logic
to the Q-learning technique).
David Gould will also present his paper on April 11
at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in
17 Mar 2008
Faculty position announced
Hendrix College, a central
Arkansas liberal arts college, announces a two-year, full-time,
non-tenure-track position in computer science, starting Aug
2008. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
20 Nov 2007
Programming teams compete in ACM contest
Hendrix College sent two teams to compete in the Mid-Central Regional
ACM Programming Contest on November 3, 2007. The teams placed
11th and 83rd among the 119 teams competing.
Dr. Bill Wood joins our mathematics faculty
This fall, Dr. Bill Wood joins Hendrix's mathematics faculty.
After getting his mathematics B.A. from New College in Florida,
Wood worked for several years in computing jobs, and then he started
work on his mathematics PhD at Florida State, where he began his
research in discrete conformal geometry. After completing in 2006,
he taught at Knox College in Illinois for one year. He is starting
a three-year position at Hendrix. 20 Aug 2007
Linux network changes
Among other changes in Summer 2007, we built a closet for our
servers, so that the former
machine room can serve as a
small laboratory for student hardware projects. The full list of changes.
20 Aug 2007