ASMS swept the 12th Annual Mobile Math Olympiad. Sophomore Eric Wu won 1st Prize and was invited to participate in Colorado Math Olympiad, which is paid for by the Alabama Space Grant. Senior Felipe Shinsato won 2nd Prize, while sophomores Alexander Peeples and Justin Wahlers won 3rd Prize. Math instructor Natalya Prokhorova sponsors the team.
Junior Jane Murphy has been awarded a prestigious Oxbridge Academic Program scholarship for $3800, which can be used towards four weeks of study at Cambridge University this summer. Murphy is currently in an Advanced Latin Directed Reading course with Classics instructor Dr. Malcolm Donalson studying St. Augustine’s Confessions.
It is time to announce ASMS Alumni Weekend 2012. The dates this year are June 8-10, 2012. All alumni are invited, and the classes of 1997,2002, and 2007 will be celebrating their 15, 10, and 5 year reunions.
Events will include a welcome reception Friday night as people get in from out of town, time at the school on Saturday, and a group dinner on Saturday night. We are pleased to be hosting events and guests at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel this year for a reduced rate of $104/night. To make reservations, please visit the link as soon as possible as the rate will expire in mid-April.
The payment details of the event are still being worked out,but will be out ASAP. Expect around $60 per person for the weekend with includes your dinner on Saturday night.
-Thanks and the AAASMS Alumni Council hopes you see you in Mobile!
Last week ASMS students took a break from normal classes and worked on a Special Project. The 2012 Special Projects included: The American West in Film, Berlin, The Creative Photography Workshop, Creative Writing Workshop, Culinary Adventure, Culture Through Wire, Paper and Color! (Los Alambroides), Curtain Up! Goes Multimedia, Ghosts of Mobile, Habitat for Humanity, Holography, Methods in Scientific Research, The Mathematics of Codes and Ciphers, Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media, Stained Glass 101, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, and Wall Street.
You are invited to the ASMS Gallery opening this Friday, March 9, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The show is entitled Contrived Serendipity: Wood-Fired Ceramics by Tony Wright, and it will run from March 9 until May 4. Wright is an instructor at the University of South Alabama and in his artist statement he says:
“Since the spring of 2004, I have regularly participated twice a year in firing with wood the forty-foot long anagama style kiln at the University of Montevallo affectionately known as the ‘Fat Bastard.’ The surface on each form is the result of the direct interaction of ash and flame with the clay body used to create it. Like many, I was initially drawn to the community spirit and team effort such an imposing tool requires, but did not consider myself a wood fire potter. As a self-professed ‘control freak’ with both form and surface, I was not easily willing to embrace the random nature of the process. With each successive firing, however, I have been bitten deeper by the firebug as the kiln routinely provides an exciting finish to my work that could not have been achieved completely by my own design.”
The ASMS Gallery is managed by art instructor Orren Kickliter. For more information, email email@example.com.