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Liaison Newsletter – September 2010

To the Liaisons:

First, THANK YOU for your work. As a Departmental Liaison to the MAA, you are our key contact to your department, and especially to your students and to your colleagues that are not in the MAA. We appreciate your work.

Second, we also appreciate that as a leader in your department, you have valuable expertise that we need to tap. The MAA needs your work and your input, so each year we have a special meeting just for you at the Joint Meetings. This coming year, the meetings are in New Orleans from January 6-9, 2011, and the DEPARTMENTAL LIAISONS MEETING is scheduled for Thursday morning, January 6 from 9:30-11:00. Please make the time to attend the meeting so that we can thank you personally and so that we can get information from you about how to improve the MAA.

Tim Ray
Chair, Committee on MAA Department Liaisons

2011 Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans, January 6-9, 2011

Complete meeting information, including online registration, is available on the JMM website.

Here are some upcoming deadlines:

  • Deadline for abstract submission is September 22, 2010.
  • Abstracts for the MAA Undergraduate Poster Session, scheduled for Saturday, January 8, 2011, are now being accepted. Deadline for submissions is November 9, 2010.

Alder Award Nominations Due October 1, 2010

The deadline for receiving nomination packets for the Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member is October 1st. See for nomination procedures. The Alder Awards, which recognize the excellence of beginning university and college faculty members, are awarded annually at Mathfest. Named after Henry Alder, former President of the MAA and lifetime active member of the MAA, this prestigious award is intended to stimulate beginning faculty to accomplishment in teaching as well as in their scholarly endeavors.

For questions regarding the nomination process, please contact:
Julie M. Forster
The Mathematical Association of America
Office of Dr. Barbara Faires, Secretary
(724) 946-6923

Millikin Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference

Announcing the 4th annual Millikin Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at Millikin University in Decatur, IL (formerly the Illiana Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference).

The Millikin Conference:

  • Offers a forum for undergraduates to present results from recent research experiences.
  • Provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate to graduate schools and potential employers their abilities to engage in advanced mathematics and to disseminate their results.
  • Promotes interest in mathematics among undergraduates.

This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Nicholas Baeth from the University of Central Missouri. This conference is FREE to all student and faculty participants. Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided.

Interested undergraduates are welcome to attend this conference, whether they wish to speak or simply attend to support their fellow students. Registration information can be found here. Please note that the deadline for registration is Monday, November 1, 2010.

For additional information, contact the conference organizers, Dr. Joe A. Stickles, Jr. ( and Dr. Paula R. Stickles (

Funding for the Millikin Undergraduate Mathematics Research Conference provided by NSF grant DMS-0846477 through the MAA Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences Program.