Math with the Simpsons

Dr. Sarah Greenwald – Math Morsels from the Simpsons to Futurama

“The Simpsons” is an award-winning global pop culture phenomenon.  But did you know that “The Simpsons” also contains over one hundred mathematical moments, with material ranging from arithmetic to calculus to Riemannian geometry?  There’s even a resident mathematician/inventor, Professor Frink.  Join us as we present some of our favorite mathematical excerpts from “The Simpsons,” and explore the related mathematical content, accuracy and pedagogical value.

Greenwald is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and a Women’s Studies core faculty member at Appalachian State University in the northwestern mountains of North Carolina. She is the winner of a 2005 MAA Alder Award for distinguished teaching, the 2010 Appalachian State University Wayne D. Duncan Award for Excellence in Teaching in General Education, and the 2011 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher of the Year. In 2010 she was inducted into the Appalachian State University College of Arts and Sciences Academy of Outstanding Teachers.
She has co-edited the 3-volume Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society, which was named a “Best Reference 2011″ by Library Journal. Dr. Greenwald received her Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and B.S. in math from the Department of Mathematics at Union College in Schenectady, NY.

Dr. Greenwald will be on campus ALL DAY Monday. Please join her for an informal lunch in the Fireplace Room in the cafeteria at 12 pm. SMC Professor of Spanish Lori Merck plans to tour campus with Dr. Greenwald in the early afternoon. Should you wish to meet with her individually for a chat, teaching discussion or workshop in the afternoon, please let Ms. Merck know.

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2014 Homecoming / Alumni Weekend Friday Night Events

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND! Great Weekend events with alumni and friends!

Celebrate being a SMC Pioneer at Homecoming/Alumni Weekend 2014. This year there will be many on-campus events for the entire family to enjoy. SMC Homecoming/Alumni Weekend is the perfect time to reconnect with classmates, reminisce about your days at SMC, and celebrate your love for your alma mater. We will offer casual events to encourage alumni and family attendance. There will be fun events for everyone to enjoy throughout the day. Please note that the Alumni Awards Luncheon (formally a formal luncheon) will be casual and include picnic favorites. The picnic-style lunch will be held indoors, so don’t worry about the weather. You are welcome to dress causal so you can enjoy the on-campus events that will be offered the remainder of the day. Please make plans to attend – this is a weekend you don’t want to miss.

Friday, November 14th
7:00 – 8:00pm Womanless Beauty Pageant Ellis Hall, SMC Campus
8:00 – 10:00pm Alumni & Friends Decade Party Buffalo Wild Wings Patio, 1494 W O Ezell Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29301

For more information and to RSVP please contact Becky Snow at SnowB@smcsc.edu or 864-587-4210.

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2014 Homecoming / Alumni Weekend Saturday Events

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND! Great Weekend events with alumni and friends!

homecoming logoCelebrate being a SMC Pioneer at Homecoming/Alumni Weekend 2014. This year there will be many on-campus events for the entire family to enjoy. SMC Homecoming/Alumni Weekend is the perfect time to reconnect with classmates, reminisce about your days at SMC, and celebrate your love for your alma mater. We will offer casual events to encourage alumni and family attendance. There will be fun events for everyone to enjoy throughout the day. Please note that the Alumni Awards Luncheon (formally a formal luncheon) will be casual and include picnic favorites. The picnic-style lunch will be held indoors, so don’t worry about the weather. You are welcome to dress causal so you can enjoy the on-campus events that will be offered the remainder of the day. Please make plans to attend – this is a weekend you don’t want to miss.

Saturday, November 15th
10:30-11:30am Registration & Silent Auction Fireplace Room, Burgess Student Center
11:30am-12:30pm *Alumni Awards Picnic Style Luncheon Fireplace Room, Burgess Student Center ($15 per person)  *(Casual Attire Welcome at the Alumni Awards Picnic Style Luncheon)
1:00 – 2:00pm Campus Tours and Class Reunions Various Campus Locations
1:00 – 5:00pm Family Fun Festivities Various Campus Locations (Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides, Mason Jar Decorating, Scavenger Hunt)
4:00pm Women’s Basketball Game Bridges Arena
6:00pm Men’s Basketball Game Bridges Arena
8:00pm Karaoke Sing-Off Ellis Hall, SMC Campus

For more information and to RSVP please contact
Becky Snow at SnowB@smcsc.edu or 864-587-4210 or complete this registration form.

 

SMC Pioneer Golf Classic

Tee it up for a great cause and join SMC for our fall Golf Classic.

This tournament provides program support for more than 200 student athletes who annually attend Spartanburg Methodist College. Through your generous support, these student athletes are afforded the opportunity to fulfill the dream of earning a college education. Join many SMC friends, sponsors,  and alumni for a day of golf at Woodfin Ridge Golf Club, or work the day of the tournament. Call Danny Philbeck today if you’d like to help. (864) 587-4223.

Date

  • Monday October 20, 2014
  • 7:30 AM & 12:30 PM Registrations
  • Morning Flight Shotgun Start at 8:30 AM
  • Lunch will be served at 12:30
  • Afternoon Flight Shotgun Start at 1:30 PM

Course

  • Woodfin Ridge Golf Club, 215 S. Woodfin Ridge Drive, Inman, SC 29349

Registration

  • $80 per person
  • $320 per team
  • 18-hole “Four-Person Captain’s Choice”

Prize Details

  • Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 finishing teams.
  • All participants will receive a welcome gift bag.

Contests

  • Closest to the Pin
  • Longest Drive

Mulligans and Red Tees

  • $80 per team in advance
  • $25 per person at check in

Promotional Options

Platinum Corporate Sponsor – $10,000 — Benefits: 15 teams in tournament, Banner/Sign, Golf Shirts
Gold Corporate Sponsor – $5,000 — Benefits: 8 teams in tournament and Sign
Silver Corporate Sponsor – $1,000 — Benefits: 2 teams in tournament and Sign
Foursome Sponsor – $400 — Benefits: 1 team in tournament, Red Tees, and Mulligans
Hole Sponsor Sign – $150
Luncheon Sponsor – $1,000

 

For further information or to become a sponsor call:

Danny Philbeck

(864) 587-4223

philbed@smcsc.edu

All proceeds to benefit SMC Pioneers athletic program and scholarships.