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Mathematical Sciences

IMS Department Events


In addition to guest speakers and special presentations each semester, the department hosts the following events each year:


Department Kick Off Picnic

The department picnic is typically held on the second Friday of the fall semester and is open to all students in the major and department faculty and their families. The picnic is held in the fellowship hall of the Grantham BIC Church. Volleyball, outdoor games, and board games are available with plenty of free food.


Homecoming +/-3 Breakfast

Each year on Homecoming Saturday, department graduates who graduated in the current calendar year and those one or two years prior are invited to a free brunch at Brothers Restaurant from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Department students in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th years are also be invited. Email our administrative assistant, Jean McCauslin ( in September if you are interested in attending.


Alumni Mathematics Teacher Dinner

Each fall, our MATH 407 class of current student teachers invites Messiah alumni who are middle or high school Mathematics teachers to join them for dinner in the Private Dining Room. They are very interested in hearing your advice for new teachers, how to find a good job, and how to be an effective and sane teacher of adolescents. If you are a secondary Mathematics teacher and would like to reserve a place, please email Dr. Hare ( by the end of October. The dinner will be held in the Private Dining Room from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. It is free, and the conversation friendly and helpful.


School of Science, Engineering and Health Symposium

The annual student symposium is held on the last Friday before final exams of each spring term, sponsored by the School of Science, Engineering, and Health. This event features student presentations on projects in the seven departments comprising the School. All are invited to attend as guests of the college for the day. For details, see





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