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SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

Congratulations to Kutztown Team "Bernoulli:" Bobby Koch, David Nelson, and Ryan Rudnitskas for sharing the Cumberland Valley Math Modeling Challenge (CVMMC) "Best Presentation" title with Shippensburg University Team "1710" in a virtual tie, the first tie in the 9-year history of the CVMMC. (On a 42-point scale, the average score differed by 0.04 points between the two teams.) These two teams also earned "Honorable Mention" awards for their Executive Summary.

Congratulations to Kutztown Team "Cauchy:" Matthew Bartlett, Diego Manzano-Ruiz, and Safal Raut Chhetri for earning the CVMMC "Outstanding Winner" title for the best Executive Summary.  

The Cumberland Valley Math Modeling Challenge is an annual 24-hour math modeling contest. Teams select one problem out of two, develop a mathematical model to solve the problem, write an executive summary, and give a 10-minute presentation. A faculty panel scores the executive summaries and the student competitors score the presentations.   The math modeling teams will present their solutions and their CVMMC experience at the next Math Club meeting on Tuesday, October 17.

AUGUST 25, 2017

Department of Mathematics professors Dr. Yun (Amy) Lu and Dr. Wing Hong Tony Wong were recognized with prestigious awards at today's Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration.

Dr. Lu was awarded the Chambliss Faculty Research Award; inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, professor emeriti of physical science, the award is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship and can be awarded only once within a person's career. Dr. Lu winning the Chambliss Award

Dr. Wong was awarded the John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.  This award was established by John P. Schellenberg, emeriti professor of physical science, faculty alumni, and friends to recognize an early career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work.  

Dr. Wong winning the award

For more information, please visit the Department of Mathematics Faculty Awards page!

JUNE 2017

Diego Manzano-Ruiz, a mathematics and philosophy major, and Dr. Tony Wong were recently recognized for the research they conducted last summer in graph theory as part of the KU BEARS grant program.

Click here to read more!

Dr. Wong with research student Diego Manzano-Ruiz

MAY 5, 2017

Please join us in congratulating our Spring 2017 graduates, as well as celebrating the following students' achievements:

Math celebration pictures

  • Nathaniel Benjamin: Kappa Mu Epsilon Award, Mathematics Award, Mathematics Undergraduate Research Award, Mugridge Research Symposium Silver Medal, Student Teaching Award, William Lowell Putnam Competition
  • David Foley: William Lowell Putnam Competition
  • Shannon Golden: Mugridge Research Symposium Gold Medal
  • Jacob Kramer: William Lowell Putnam Competition
  • Diego Manzano-Ruiz: Mugridge Research Symposium Bronze Medal
  • Jacob McCann: William Lowell Putnam Competition
  • Charles Nace: J. Dwight Daugherty Award
  • Jiao Xu: Mathematics Undergraduate Research Award
  • Stacey Hart, Shannon Golden, Robert Koch, Serena Mang, Diego Manzano-Ruiz, Karina Naugle, Charles Poli, and Jordan Russial were inducted into the Kappa Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Society.

MAY 2, 2017

Kutztown University Radio (KUR) interviewed KU Math Professor Dr. Kunio Mitsuma, who discussed his story of what brought him to the U.S. from Japan and why international students should consider KU for their education.  

To listen, click on the embedded You Tube video!

APRIL 21, 2017

Congratulations to Mathematics majors Nathaniel Benjamin and Jiao Xu, Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award recipients!

Nathaniel Benjamin, of Zionsville, Pa., has been awarded a Silver Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award from Kutztown University. Benjamin is a mathematics and secondary mathematics education major graduating in May. He received the award for his successfully completed research projects.

The bulk of his research has been a part of his Honors Thesis, which he has been conducting since spring 2015. For his project, he created his own three-valued logic system that generalized the standard Boolean operations of AND and OR. This research earned Benjamin a second place finish at the Department of Mathematics' Mugridge Symposium, an annual celebration of undergraduate research.  During his time at Kutztown University, Benjamin has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average, served as president and vice president of Kappa Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society and been inducted into both the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and the Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society.


Nathaniel Benjamin

Jiao Xu, of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, has been awarded a Copper Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award from Kutztown University. Xu is graduating in May with a degree in mathematics. She received the award for her successfully completed research projects.

She has presented her research, which was mainly focused on probabilities, and her findings at the 2015 Fall Meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the Mathematics Association of America and the Third Annual Larry Mugridge Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics Research in spring 2016, where she won a gold medal.  Xu also received a Carole and Ray Neag Undergraduate Award for her research, a Department of Mathematics Scholarship, and has been inducted into the Kappa Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Society.  After graduating, Xu will attend graduate school and plans to be an actuarial scientist.

Jiao Xu

MARCH 29, 2017

Kutztown University students Joe Ritzko and Dan Steinberg, second semester seniors with dual majors in physics and math, have been working in conjunction with the Kutztown Borough's wastewater treatment plant as part of Dr. Eric Landquist's "Mathematical Modeling" course.  Their work has had enough impact to potentially save the borough thousands of dollars.

Click here to read more!

MARCH 16, 2017

The Math Kangaroo Competition is an international event, which is held annually on the third Thursday of March.  It has been taking place in the U.S. since 1998 and it attracted over 28,000 students nationwide in 2017.  Any student first through twelfth-grade qualifies. The competition questions are appropriate for the students' ages, and are interesting and challenging.  On March 16, Kutztown hosted this successful event with 53 registered students in this first group of participants. Math Kangaroo Day 2017 Group Picture

JANUARY 11, 2017

H.S. Math Day Team

The Department of Mathematics hosted a High School Mathematics Day for Girls.  Despite the inclement weather, over 60 female students and faculty from eight local high schools came to campus for this event. The goal was to interest young women in continuing to study mathematics and to pursue careers involving mathematics, the sciences, technology and engineering by offering role models and mentors. For more information, please click here.


The team of Kutztown students Nate BenjaminDavid Foley, and Jacob McCann earned first place in the 2016 LVAIC (Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges) team math competition, defeating teams from Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, and Muhlenberg College.  They finished with a very impressive score of 93 out of a possible 100 points!

Moreover, two other Kutztown teams finished in the top five in the field of fifteen teams.  Please congratulate Nate BenjaminBrooke EshbachGrant FickesDavid FoleyShannon GoldenRobert KochJacob KramerDiego Manzano-RuizJacob McCannBethany TirrellJiao Xu, and Guozhi Zhang on their outstanding performance!  Most of these students have dedicated significant time to training with Dr. Tony Wong to prepare for competitions like this one.
LVAIC team

NOVEMBER 5, 2016

Zach Kern and Diego Manzano-Ruiz at the PASSHE STEM conference

Mathematics majors Zachary Kern and Diego Manzano-Ruiz each gave an oral presentation on their research results at the 3rd Annual PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) hosted by Millersville University.  Zachary Kern's talk was entitled "An Empirical Analysis of Three Population-Based Metaheuristics for Solving the Multidimensional Knapsack Problem".  His mentors Dr. Yun Lu and Dr. Francis Vasko also attended the conference.  Diego Manzano-Ruiz's talk was entitled "Vertex Coloring Game on Graphs".  His mentor Dr. Tony Wong also attended the conference.  


Dr. Eric Landquist at the OR 2016 Conference in Hamburg, Germany

The paper "The Generalized Steiner Cable-Trench Problem with Application to Error Correction in Vascular Image Analysis," by Dr. Eric Landquist and Dr. Francis Vasko of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science graduate students Mr. Gregory Kresge (MS '13) and Mr. Adam Tal (MS '12), and researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Yifeng Jiang and Dr. Xenophon Papademetris, was presented by Dr. Eric Landquist at "OR2016," the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society in Hamburg, Germany on September 1, 2016, at the invitation of one of the session chairs. Their article introduced a new computationally hard problem and efficient solution heuristics, motivated by its application to automating error correction in CT scans. Graduate students Mr. Kresge and Mr. Tal played an essential role in the success of this interdisciplinary project by efficiently implementing complex algorithms and data structures capable of computing with massive data sets produced by CT scans.  While the majority of the roughly 700 participants at OR2016 were from Germany, every habitable continent was represented at this international conference. 

FALL 2016

The Department of Mathematics, in partnership with the Department of Business Administration, is excited to announce a new minor program in Actuarial Sciences.  For more information, please visit the official webpage, check out the new Statistics and Actuarial Science Club, or contact Dr. Ju Zhou.

AUGUST 17, 2016

Dr. Landquist, Dr. Amy Lu, Dr. Fran Vasko, and Mr. Dylan Gaspar '16 presented at MOPTA

Dr. Eric Landquist, Dr. Yun Lu and Dr. Francis Vasko, and Mr. Dylan Gaspar '16 (BS Math and BS Computer Science) presented papers at the Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications (MOPTA 2016) Conference at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., August 17-19. Dr. Landquist and Mr. Gaspar jointly presented the paper entitled "The Euclidean Steiner Cable-Trench Problem."  Dr. Lu and Dr. Vasko jointly presented two papers.  The first paper entitled "An Empirical Study of Population-Based Metaheuristics for the Multiple-Choice Multidimensional Knapsack Problem" was joint work with Mr. Kenneth Zyma when he was a computer science Graduate Assistant working under the direction of Dr. Vasko and Dr. Lu. The second paper was entitled "What is the Best Continuous Metaheuristic to Solve the Set Covering Problem?"  Also, Dr. Vasko and Dr. Lu were organizers and session chairs for two sessions on metaheuristics. 

The goal of the MOPTA conference is to present new developments from different areas of optimization.  Because this conference has been held annually at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., since 2009, one might perceive this to be a local conference. However, nothing could be further from the truth! This is a highly international in scope conference with world renowned speakers and attendees. This year in addition to speakers from prestigious academic institutions in the USA such as Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, and Stanford, there were speakers from Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, India, Lebanon, The Netherlands, Oman, Scotland, and Taiwan.

JULY 1, 2016

KU mathematics student identifies flaw in published research article

This past spring semester, Nathan Betts '16 was searching the web for articles dealing with the assignment problem for his senior seminar project.  He found the article "A New Approach of Solving Single Objective Unbalanced Assignment Problem" by Yadaiah and Haragopal published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Operations Research (AJOR), 2016, 6, 81-89.   He was suspicious of the approach discussed in the paper and brought it to the attention of his operations research professor, Dr. Fran Vasko.  Together they studied the approach and Dr. Vasko confirmed Nathan's suspicions that the approach did not guarantee the optimal solution to the assignment problem (as claimed by the authors).  Nathan Betts and Dr. Vasko wrote a rebuttal paper proving by counter example that the proposed method in the paper by Yadaiah and Haragopal does not guarantee the optimal solution to the assignment problem. 

The paper by Mr. Betts and Dr. Vasko entitled "Solving the Unbalanced Assignment Problem: Simpler is Better" was recently published in the AJOR, 2016, 6, pp. 296-299 (click here to read it!).  Due to the circumstances surrounding the paper, the editor waived the open access fee for the Betts and Vasko paper.          

APRIL 29, 2016

Please join us in congratulating our Spring 2016 graduates, as well as celebrating the following students' achievements:

April 2016 Math Department Celebration Pictures

  • Nathaniel Benjamin, Mugridge Research Symposium Silver Medal & Kryptos cryptanalysis competition TURING level of achievement
  • Dylan Gaspar, Mathematics Undergraduate Research Award
  • Richard Lichtenwalner, J. Dwight Daugherty Award
  • Laura Myers, Kappa Mu Epsilon Award
  • Kevin Ruppert, Mathematics Award & William Lowell Putnam Competition & Kryptos cryptanalysis competition TURING level of achievement
  • Danielle Sienko, Mugridge Research Symposium Bronze Medal
  • Jiao Xu, Mathematics Scholarship & Mugridge Research Symposium Gold Medal  
  • Casey Charterina, Jacob Christ, Odysseus Fox, Logan Hartman, Jacob Kramer, Lisa Lawson, Jiao Xu, and Guozhi Zhang were inducted into the Kappa Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Society.

APRIL 22, 2016

Congratulations to Mathematics major Danielle Sienko for her receipt of a copper Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award in the categories of successfully completed research projects and outstanding service to the Kutztown University community. She has developed a solution procedure that can easily be used to assign class times to final exam time slots such that the number of students that are scheduled for three exams in one day is minimized. She has been able to show that using this mathematical approach reduces the number of students with three final exams scheduled in the same day by about 50%. 

Due to her continued work with the registrar's office, her approach will be implemented in Fall 2016.

Danielle Sienko holding her Chambliss Award

UPDATE (October 7, 2016): The number of students scheduled for three exams in one day in Fall 2016 would have been 956 under the "old" system; this was reduced to 416 by implementing Danielle's algorithm.

APRIL 14, 2016

Congratulations to Mathematics majors Nathaniel Benjamin and Kevin Ruppert for cracking all three cryptograms and earning the the TURING level of achievement in the 2016 Kryptos undergraduate cryptanalysis contest. Nathaniel and Kevin were one of 18 teams out of 92 teams that competed to attain this distinction. Congratulations to Computer Science majors Tom Kratz and Bill Schilling for cracking two of the three cryptograms to earn the BABBAGE level of achievement. Tom and Bill were one of 18 teams to attain this distinction.

APRIL 8, 2016

We are excited to announce that Kevin Ruppert earned 10 points (77.9 percentile) in the 2015 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition, which put him up against the best students from across the United States and Canada.  Well done!

APRIL 2, 2016

Two Kutztown mathematics students spoke at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Sectional Meeting at Muhlenberg College.  Dylan Gaspar spoke about "A Steiner Optimization of the Cable Trench Problem" and Richard Lichtenwalner discussed "An 'Unreal' Infinity".  They were accompanied by their advisors, Dr. Landquist and Dr. Kronenthal, respectively.

EPaDel Photos

JANUARY 9, 2016

Dr. Eric Landquist spoke to Seattle Fox News affiliate Channel 13 “Q13,” KCPQ, regarding the mathematical probability of the Seattle Seahawks winning the Super Bowl!

DECEMBER 4, 2015

The Department of Mathematics met today to celebrate the many achievements of our students.

Pictures from the December 2015 Math Graduation Celebration

Congratulations to all of our Fall 2015 graduates, as well as the following award winners:

  • Outstanding Student Teaching Award, Mathematics: Jenna Marrazzo
  • Virginia Tech Regional Mathematics Competition:  Michael Bosetti, Kevin Ruppert, and GuoZhi Zhang
  • Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges Mathematics (LVAIC) Competition: Nathaniel Benjamin,  Michael Bosetti, David Foley, Dylan Gaspar,  William Harwi,  Jacob Kramer, Gabriel Olah, Kevin Ruppert, Jiao Xu, and GuoZhi Zhang

NOVEMBER 14, 2015

Ms. Jiao Xu (left), a mathematics major in her junior year, gave a presentation titled "Coinbinatorics" at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Sectional Meeting at Delaware Valley Uni​versity. She attended this conference with Dr. Wing Hong Tony Wong (right), her research advisor, and Dr. Brian Kronenthal.​

Math major Jiao Xu presenting at the Fall 2015 Mathematical Association of America sectional meeting Dr. Wing Hong Tony Wong presenting at the Fall 2015 Mathematical Association of America sectional meeting

NOVEMBER 8, 2015

Ten Kutztown students competed in the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) Mathematics team competition.  They all represented Kutztown very well!  Our KU teams ranked ahead of the teams from DeSales, Muhlenberg, Moravian, and Cedar Crest, only finishing behind teams from Lafayette and Lehigh.

KU team 1: David Foley, Jiao Xu, Guozhi Zhang

KU team 2: Nathaniel Benjamin, Jacob Kramer, Kevin Ruppert

KU team 3: Gabriel Olah and two students from DeSales

KU team 4: Michael Bosetti, Dylan Gaspar, William Harwi    

Students interested in participating in next year's competition, who did not compete this year, are encouraged to please let Dr. Kronenthal know.  Also, students may be interested in problem solving training sessions offered by Dr. Wong.    

Congratulations and great job to all of our competitors!



Kutztown University's Department of Mathematics was recently highlighted for its cutting-edge work in applied mathematics at the 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), August 10 - 14, 2015, in Beijing, China. KU was one of only nine institutions in the world to be recognized. 

ICIAM is organized by the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the umbrella organization of professional applied mathematics societies world-wide, including the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

KU's Department of Mathematics' applied mathematics research was highlighted in a six minute video that was broadcast at the conference. The video focuses on the 2002 seminal paper on the Cable-Trench Problem (CTP), which was authored by Dr. Francis Vasko, Dr. Ken Stott, Mr. Rob Barbieri, Dr. Brian Rieksts and Mr. Ken Reitmeyer. Stott was a Bethlehem Steel researcher (now retired). The other three co-authors are Kutztown University graduates. Extensions and applications of this CTP work have been published world-wide in research journals. 

The video includes interviews with faculty members Dr. Francis Vasko, Dr. Eric Landquist, Dr. Yun Lu, Dr. Paul Ach; recent computer science graduate, Mr. Ken Zyma; Kutztown University President, Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson; and Acting Provost, Dr. Anne Zayaitz.

In the video, Landquist discusses recently published work with Vasko on extensions of the CTP that have applicability to improving medical imaging. Zyma discusses his Master's thesis research in which he uses the CTP to find a cheaper cabling network to connect an array of radio telescopes for inclusion into LOFAR, the world's largest connected radio telescope. 

Members of the Kutztown University applied mathematics faculty are also very involved in the development of new solution approaches for solving complex combinatorial optimization problems that have many real-world applications. In the video, Lu discusses the need for metaheuristics as key solution strategies for these very difficult problems.


AUGUST 10-14, 2015

KU mathematics professor Dr. Yun (Amy) Lu attended the 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015) in Beijing, China. She gave two invited talks that were based on joint work with Dr. Fran Vasko, KU mathematics professor, and Kenneth Zyma, a former KU graduate student in the Department of Computer Science. Furthermore, Kutztown University's Department of Mathematics was one of only nine institutions world-wide to be highlighted for its cutting-edge work in applied mathematics at this conference. The Department of Mathematics' applied mathematics research was highlighted in a six-minute video that was broadcast at ICIAM 2015; to watch it, scroll up to the next entry on this page!
Dr. Yun (Amy) Lu at the ICIAM

JUNE 26, 2015

Congratulations to the following Mathematics Majors for making the dean's list for Spring 2015:

  • Jesse Bailey
  • Brandon DeWitt
  • Jacob Kramer
  • Zachary Moran
  • Curtis Reigle
  • Paul Schwartz
  • Danielle Sienko
  • Ernest Tessein
  • Jiao Xu


MAY 9, 2015

Congratulations to our graduating seniors!

KU Mathematics Graduating Seniors


MAY 1, 2015

The Department of Mathematics met today to celebrate the many achievements of our students. 

May 2015 Math Department Celebration Pictures

  • Outstanding Mathematics Student: Katelyn Cicozzi
  • KME award for Mathematics: Aubree Beck and Brandi Lees 
  • Outstanding Student Teaching Award, Mathematics: Alex Goveo 
  • Undergraduate Research Award: Jesse Bailey and Hallie Langley
  • Mugridge Symposium Award for Undergraduate Research
    • First Place: Hallie Langley
    • Second Place: Kevin Ruppert
    • Third Place: Andrew Douventzidis
  • William Lowell Putnam Competition (an extraordinarily difficult six-hour mathematics competition between students throughout the United States and Canada): Adriana Kaplan (46.0 percentile), Jacob Kramer (46.0 percentile), Nathaniel Benjamin (38.4 percentile), Dylan Gaspar, William Harwi, Kevin Ruppert
  • Inductees into the Kappa Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Society: Edward AndrescavageNathaniel Benjamin​William HarwiStephanie KleinHallie LangleyLaura MyersCharles NaceFelipe PorcellaCurtis ReigleJustine RossiDanielle Sienko, and Duc Tran


APRIL 27, 2015

It was announced today that Katelyn Ciccozzi '15 has earned a 2015 Chambliss Student Academic Achievement gold metal! During summer 2014, Katelyn conducted a research project in astrophysics at Rutgers University under the supervision of experts in the field. Her research focused on finding a new tool for comparing merging dark matter halo histories. She presented her findings at a national meeting of the American Astronomical Society in January 2015. Katelyn will graduate this May with a dual degree in mathematics and physics. Congratulations Katelyn!
Katelyn Ciccozi won a Chambliss Award for Academic Acheivement

APRIL 10-11, 2015

On Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11, the Kutztown University Department of Mathematics hosted the 2015 PASSHE Mathematics Association (PASSHE-MA) conference. More than 70 participants from 19 institutions gathered to discuss mathematics and mathematics education. There were more than 40 faculty and student talks over the two days, including seven Kutztown students and ten Kutztown professors who presented their research.  

2015 PASSHE-MA Pictures

This conference was highlighted by two plenary talks. The first, on Friday evening, was by Dr. Neil Sloane, President of the On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS) Foundation. The OEIS is a free website ( that contains information about a quarter of a million sequences, and is often called one of the most well-known and useful mathematical sites on the internet. The second plenary talk, on Saturday afternoon, was by Dr. Jenna Van Sickle from Fontbonne University. Dr. Van Sickle told us about incorporating student-led learning into courses; she explained how this can engage and inspire students, as well as improve the classroom culture.

The Kutztown Department of Mathematics dedicated this conference to Professor Randy S. Schaeffer, who passed away unexpectedly on October 22, 2014. He was a distinguished member of Kutztown University, a valued colleague, educator, mentor and friend who will never be forgotten.

The PASSHE-MA conference is held annually, rotating among the PASSHE universities. It was last held at Kutztown in 2002. 

MARCH 19, 2015

Dr. Eric Landquist appeared on Channel 69 WFMZ to discuss the probability of picking a perfect NCAA tournament bracket!


JANUARY 10-13, 2015

Professors Botzum, Kronenthal, Landquist, Lee, Lu, and Wong traveled to the Joint Mathematics Meetings, a national mathematics conference in San Antonio, Texas, to present their research.

Pictures from the 2015 Joint Math Meetings


OCTOBER 22, 2014

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Randy Schaeffer '72.



It is with great pride that we announce that Jesse Bailey, Zach Moran, and Ian Tomes have won the 6th annual Cumberland Valley Math Modeling Challenge held at Shippensburg University! This prize is awarded based on the presentation of their problem and solution as judged by the other competitors. Their problem was to determine a rating system that identifies the best U.S. city in which to live for people in the 18-35 age range, 36-64 age range and the 65+ age range. They had 24 hours to develop a model, write a two-page summary of their solution and propose a presentation of their solution. They have agreed to present their solution at the October 14 Math Club meeting. Come check it out. Congratulations!

CVMMC 2014



The cover of the September issue of Mathematics Teacher highlights the article Probability and Perception: The Representativeness Heuristic in Action, written by Dr. Lu and Dr. Vasko, Department of Mathematics, and Trevor J. Drummond and Lisa E. Vasko.

Cover of Mathematics Teacher September 2014


 JULY 17, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dr. Larry R. Mugridge, professor emeritus of mathematics, who died July 17, 2014. Mugridge was on the faculty at KU from 1972 until his retirement in 2011. Kutztown's Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics Research is named in his honor.

Dr. Mugridge's Obituary


JULY 14, 2014

OR Insight: 25 articles from 25 years

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the journal OR Insight, its editors have reviewed the papers published over the last three decades and have made a selection of 25. These reflect both the way the application of OR has developed over the years and the different areas which have benefited from its application. OR in action has always found a home in OR Insight.

Although all 25 articles are interesting, you might want to consider article #21 by Dr. Vasko and Dr. Ache, Department of Mathematics, and Natalie Snow, Institutional Research. The link is


MAY 30, 2014

Congratulations to the following Mathematics Majors for making the dean's list:

  • Christina Carl
  • Katelyn Ciccozzi
  • Billy Cimorelli
  • Carisa Druckenmiller
  • Dylan Gaspar
  • Jeffrey Kraft
  • Hallie Langley
  • Zachary Laurente
  • Jacob Levan
  • Jessica Mayer
  • Sarah McQueen
  • Joseph Ritzko
  • Kevin Ruppert
  • Danielle Sienko
  • James Valek
  • Lauren A. Williams


MAY 14, 2014

Congratulations and thanks to the 2014 Faculty and Staff Recognition Honorees:

  • Dr. Deborah Frantz on her retirement.
  • Professor Kanchan Kumar for 30 years of service.


MAY 2, 2014

The Department of Mathematics Congratulates this year's Undergraduate Prize Winners:

  • Mathematics Award - Sarah McQueen and Lauren Williams
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon - Michael Rex and Lauren Williams
  • Mathematics Outstanding Student Teacher - Jennifer O'Brien


AUGUST 23, 2013

Professor Randy Schaeffer, Associate Professor of Mathematics was awarded the
2013 The Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching