2007-08 News

Seniors graduate

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

Professors promoted

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 annual Hendrix-Rhodes-Sewanee 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 Arkansas Intercollegiate 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. More information… 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 (Fragmentation and 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 Maryland. 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. More information… 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. More information.

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