Dr. Campbell in Hendrix Web site's spotlight
Hendrix's Web site highlights mathematics faculty member
Dr. Duff Campbell, discussing his career background and his
experiences as a Hendrix professor since 2000. [Story]
20 Jul 2011
Class of '11 graduates
Today's commencement ceremonies honored 12 students
graduating in department-related majors.
In computer science were
Kelly Attaway, Brett Geren, Malcolm McCrimmon,
Albine Niwemugeni, and Savanna Sneeringer.
In mathematics were Dana Callaway, Mireille Mutesi,
Gilbert Ndayambaje, and Jay Porter.
Matt Demmler and Whitney Maguffee graduated with both majors.
And Winn Haynes completed a customized
interdisciplinary major in bioinformatics.
We congratulate our newest alumni and wish them well!
14 May 2011
Student awards presented
At Honors Day today, the college presented our
Dana Callaway and Jay Porter received the
Hogan Mathematics Award;
Winn Haynes received the Parker
Undergraduate Mathematics Research Award;
Brett Geren, Winn Haynes, and Whitney Maguffee received the
Eslinger Computer Science Award;
and Vivian Dong, Sara Hales, and Grace Trees received the
McHenry-Lane Freshman Mathematics Award.
Departmental distinction went to
Dana Callaway, Matt Demmler, Brett Geren, Winn Haynes,
Whitney Maguffee, Gilbert Ndayambaje, and Jay Porter.
Congratulations to all recipients!
28 Apr 2011
Students and faculty return from conference
At the 34th annual
Hendrix-Rhodes-Sewanee Undergraduate Symposium,
held April 8–9, at Rhodes College, two Hendrix
students spoke about their senior projects at the symposium:
Whitney Maguffee spoke on
P vs NP: Proof Barriers,
while Gilbert Ndayambaje talked on the
Basics behind the
Science of Hidden Information, Cryptography.
Faculty members Dr. Camfield and and Dr. Campbell
coordinated the trip.
11 Apr 2011
Seniors present projects April 4–6
Eleven seniors will present their senior projects Monday
through Wednesday of next week, starting at 3:00 each day in MCRey 315.
The students include five computer science majors, four mathematics majors,
one student majoring in both, and one student completing an
integrated studies major in bioinformatics.
Full schedule. 1 Apr 2011
Student awarded Goldwater honorable mention
Mathematics sophomore Erik Istre was awarded honorable
mention in the Goldwater Scholarship competition.
The scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the
fields of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering;
it is an honor simply to be nominated as one of the top four
students from Hendrix.
The other three nominees from Hendrix — all
juniors in other science disciplines — were awarded the
Of the 1,095 nominees
selected by schools, 275 were awarded scholarships and 199 were awarded
honorable mentions. 30 Mar 2011
Teams place first at state mathematics contest
Results are in from this year's Arkansas Undergraduate Mathematics
Competition held on February 26 in Searcy, Arkansas.
competed, representing six colleges from around Arkansas.
For the sixth consecutive year, a team from Hendrix won first place.
That team included Samuel Boren, Riley Capshaw, and Trang Nguyen.
Another team from Hendrix won seventh;
it included Erik Istre, Sreesh Reddy, and Dallas Tompkins.
29 Mar 2011
Programming team places first at ACM contest
The team of Becca Emrick, Brett Geren, and Jack Sudyka
earned the top spot in Arkansas at the Mid-Central USA
Regional ACM Programming Contest on November 6, 2010; they
placed 16th in the overall five-state region out of 142 teams,
the fourth best regional ranking ever achieved by a Hendrix team.
Close behind them were the other Hendrix team of Matt Demmler,
Domingo Galdos, and Whitney Maguffee, who solved just as many
problems correctly but with a higher time; they placed 27th in the five-state region.
This good performance continues Hendrix's consistently strong
performance: We rank sixth in average ranking over the previous
five years, outflanked only by five large universities -
University of Illinois (in Urbana-Champaign),
University of Chicago,
Illinois State University,
and the University of Kentucky.
6 Nov 2010
Welcome, Dr. Camfield
We're pleased to welcome Chris Camfield as our newest tenure-track
assistant professor of mathematics. Dr. Camfield received his
undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University
of Cincinnati, and he completed his mathematics PhD there in 2008.
For the last two years, he served as a visiting professor at
Kenyon College. Dr. Camfield provides some much-needed expertise in
mathematical analysis, specializing particularly in geometric measure
theory and analysis on metric spaces. 8 Sep 2010
Upgrades to our computing facilities
Summer 2010 saw a substantial upgrade in all of the department's
computing laboratories. All student Linux stations were replaced with
new computers, while the Windows stations were upgraded so that
Windows 7 could then be installed on them. Moreover, the lab
used for CSCI/PHYS 135 saw dramatic improvements as well.
The full list of changes.
24 Aug 2010