## News

Video: What it’s like to be part of Gamma Phi Circus. Junior math major Thomas Kawalek is one of Gamma Phi's student leaders this year. He’s proud to live up to Gamma Phi's values: Commitment, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Unity, and Service, or CIRCUS. [Read the rest]

Pi Day to be celebrated by honoring former student. Pi Day is Saturday, March 14, when the calendar reads 3/14/15, which is the estimate for the number Pi at 3.1415. The actuarial science sequence at Illinois State University will celebrate the day by awarding a scholarship to honor an alumna who died too young. [Read the rest]

Mathematics team receives grant for High Performance Computing cluster. Mathematics professors Olcay Akman and Papa Sissokho have received a grant for a minicluster to use for computing-intensive modeling research. [Read the rest]

## Spotlight

A biologist and a statistician walk into a bar…. Mathematics Professor Olcay Akman’s research interests recently took him to the Florida Everglades, where he used his data analysis and modeling knowledge for cross-disciplinary research. [Read the rest]