Message from the President Spring 2015

Dear OhioMATYC Member,

Fall has come and gone and spring semester (in January) is here! It seems like only yesterday we were outside in t-shirts and shorts now we are reaching for gloves, scarves and hats. Isn’t Ohio great? It was great seeing everyone at the 2014 AMATYC Conference at the Opryland Hotel, in Nashville, Tennessee. The accommodations at the hotel were outstanding and the presentations were outstanding as well. I particularly enjoyed the presentation by Herb Gross, founding President of AMATYC. Herb’s perspective on the history of AMATYC and higher education in general was both informative and inspiring. If you were unable to attend the conference, you may listen to Herb’s presentation and the entire Saturday morning session at

The 2014 Spring meeting held at Mohican Lodge and Conference Center was a great success. More than 50 individuals attended last year’s spring meeting. Special thanks to our sponsors for providing lunch for the membership. Additionally, I want to express my thanks to Sandy Franz and the rest of the OhioMATYC Executive Committee for all of the time and hard work they expended ensuring that last year’s conference was a success!

At the OhioMATYC Business Meeting last spring, I announced that Sandy Franz had decided to step down as Past President of OhioMATYC. According to the OhioMATYC By-Laws, “any vacancy in an elected position will be filled by the Executive Committee for the unexpired term.” As a result, I am pleased to announce that the Executive Committee has appointed Chelle Younker to serve as the Interim Past President of OhioMATYC. Chelle is a Professor at Terra Community College and a longtime member of OhioMATYC having previously served as President-elect, President and Past Presi-dent; as well as a number of other positions on the Executive Committee. Please be sure to congratulate Chelle on her appointment.

2015 OhioMATYC Spring Meeting

The upcoming 2015 OhioMATYC Spring Meeting will be held on April 10th and 11th at Punderson State Park; located 40 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio on Route 87. Similar to last year’s conference, the conference will begin with lunch at noon on Friday. On Saturday, sessions will begin at approxi-mately 8:30 am and end at Noon on Saturday. More information will be forthcoming. I hope as many as possible will be able to attend. Further, please consider presenting at the conference. As one of the few organizations in Ohio focused on the teaching of mathematics at the post-secondary level, attending an OhioMATYC conference is a great way to enhance ones teaching ability. It also allows one to catch up with friends and colleagues from across the state. Register early by March 21 to receive $10 off the cost of the conference registration. Additionally, why not take the opportuni-ty to ensure that your membership to AMATYC is current? At the meeting of the Mid-West Region’s Affiliate Presidents held at last year’s AMATYC conference, it was noted that a significant percentage of AMATYC members/conference attendees were NOT members of their associated affiliate. This is very surprising given the relatively low cost of membership dues for state affiliates. It should also be noted that the number of delegates that the Mid-West region receives depends on the number of AMATYC members who also belong to their associated Mid-West region affiliate.

2015 AMATYC Conference

The 41st AMATYC Annual Conference, will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 19 – 22. This year’s theme is “Jazz it Up” so please make plans to attend. Additionally, please consider either presenting or serving as a presider at this year’s conference. The deadline for presentation proposals is February 1. See you there!

2016-2017 AMATYC Executive Board Nominations

Serving as an AMATYC Officer is a great way to increase your level of involvement with the national organization. It also affords one with an excellent opportunity to serve through leadership. Nomination materials for the 2016-2017 AMATYC Executive Board are now being accepted. The positions being slated include President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and the 8 Regional Vice-Presidents. Please contact Tony Ponder (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), should you have questions about the nominating process and/or visit the website below. Please note that nomina-tions must be submitted as a PDF to Jim Roznowski no later than February 1, 2015.

See you at Punderson!

~Anthony Ponder, OhioMATYC President