With a week and a half to go, we are getting the details for our U.P. Math
meeting in place. We've had a full program of contributed talks offered, have
two main speakers coming from Lower Michigan, and things are falling into
place for a useful gathering.
The meeting will be in the New Science Facility at Northern Michigan
University. We will gather in the atrium on the first floor for
refreshments and socializing and then move into an adjacent classroom, NSF
1205, for the sessions. The location will be the same on Friday
afternoon and Saturday morning. Visit this link
to find a schematic of the
building that shows how to get to the atrium.
There is NO REGISTRATION FEE. The costs are being covered by the Michigan
Section - MAA and Northern Michigan University. (If you are not a member of
MAA and its Michigan Section already, show your appreciation by joining and
paying the dues that make this event possible.) You will be responsible for
your own lodging and meal expenses.
We have made reservations for Friday dinner at the Northwoods Supper Club. We
can have a private dining room there, and the food is very good and not too
If you plan to come to dinner, it would be helpful to know this in advance so
that they can set up for the right size of a group. Reply to me if you expect
to come out to dinner.
Our main speakers will be Steven Schlicker of Grand Valley State University
and John Mooningham of Saginaw Valley State University. Steve is the Chair and
John is the Past Chair of the Michigan Section of the Mathematical Association
of America. They are continuing the tradition of having representation from
the Michigan Section Executive Board at our Upper Peninsula meeting, and we
are pleased to have them.
We have a nice collection of contributed talks as well. The topics will offer
something of interest to nearly everyone.
ABSTRACTS AND OTHER DETAILS:
Visit this link
to view the web pages we have set
up for this meeting, to read abstracts of the talks, and to get other details,
including possible schedule changes.
Here is a description of how to get to the NMU New Science Facility from out
1. Come into town on business US-41. (From the west, you bear left near the
Holiday Inn rather than taking the path of least resistance which follows the
bypass. From the south, continue straight on Front Street rather than turning
left onto the bypass.)
2. The east-west segment of business US-41 is Washington Street. From
Washington Street, turn north on Lincoln Avenue. (Lincoln starts at
Washington and only goes north up a steep hill. There is a traffic light
there, and it is near the Metz Baking Company.
3. Go about a mile on Lincoln until you get to Fair Avenue. Turn right on
Fair. (There is a traffic light there too. You will see Marquette Senior
High School behind some houses on the left.)
4. Go several blocks on Fair until you go over a small hill and see campus
buildings ahead and on your left. Turn left onto Elizabeth Harden Drive at
the first opportunity. West Science will be the second building on the right
and New Science is just behind it and attached. Turn left into the parking
Park across the street from the science building in the faculty/staff lot. At
that time on Friday, there should be ample space. Rather than deal with
temporary parking tags, we have an arrangement with campus security for
"fixing" any parking tickets that may get issued by an overzealous operative
who didn't get the word about this event.
One of the guys on our committee reminded me to emphasize that we will have
refreshments near at hand both Friday and Saturday. (He said, "tell them we
will have 'punch and pie,'" quoting from an episode of South Park, but really
it will be cookies, etc. rather than pie.)