IMACC News and Notes from the Membership

Joan Bookbinder, Elgin Community College, received the ICTCM award for Excellence and Innovation with the use of technology in collegiate mathematics at the Chicago Conference in November. At that conference she made a presentation, "College Algebra Online - from Idea to Reality". Joan also presented at the Atlanta AMATYC Conference. Her talk was "You want me to teach where?"

Marvin Johnson of College of Lake County has been appointed Conference Chair for the AMATYC Year 2000 Conference in Chicago.

Phil Demarois of Harper College received one of the first Excellence in Teaching Awards given by AMATYC at Atlanta.

Merc McGowan and Nancy Vrooman of Harper College received an award from NSF for Exemplary Community College Activities related to K-12 Teacher Preparation. Each received a stipend and will attend a conference in Washington as part of the award.

Gerry Delano and Kirk Yenarall joined the faculty at Lincoln Land Community College in August. Gerry will teach mathematics and Kirk will teach mathematics and computer science courses.

The following community college faculty are serving on the Illinois Articulation Initiative Panel for mathematics majors. Tom Anderson, Malcolm X; Brad Belt, Shawnee; Lisa Benson, Olney Central; Daryl Clevidence, Carl Sandburg; Tom Cochran, Belleville; Lowell Doerder, Black Hawk; Robert Hessel, Rock Valley; Marvin Johnson, Lake County; Jack Mummert, Southeastern Illinois; and Jim Trefzger, Parkland. Jack Mummert of Southeastern and Herb Kasube of Bradley University co-chair this group. In addition there are twelve members of the group from public and private four year institutions and three members from the transfer coordinators group in Illinois.

TI-83 in Developmental Mathematics Summer Short Course

June 22-25, 1998 at William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois

Contact Al Olsen for Details Telephone: 847-925-6405

The 1998 ICTCM Conference will be held November 19-22 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans. The theme is "People, technology and all that Jazz." The emphasis of the conference will be on the enhancement of teaching and learning in the classroom through technology. Principal speakers will have a reduced registration fee of $65. For further information contact Joan Bookbinder at Elgin Community College, telephone 847-697-1000, EXT 7505 or by e-mail at

Lisa Carrington of Olney Central College was married to Sam Benson on February 21 in Olney, IL. Best wishes to Lisa and Sam.