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2003 Spring Central Section Meeting
Indiana University, Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana, April 4—6, 2003
Meeting #985

Associate secretary:
Susan J. Friedlander, AMS


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the property listed below. Special rates for the meeting are available at the property shown below for the period of April 3-6. Hotels have varying cancellation or early checkout penalties; be sure to ask details when making your reservation. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved in the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) Hotel. The IMU Hotel is located at 900 East Seventh Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47405. The hotel is a completely modern facility located in the center of the Indiana University campus. To make your reservation, please telephone 1-800-209-8145. When you call please indicate that you are attending the American Mathematical Society Sectional Meeting so that your reservation will be made within the block of rooms reserved for the meeting. Rates range from \$68 - \$95 for single occupancy and \$76 - \$103 for double occupancy plus tax. We encourage you to make your reservation by Friday, March 21, 2003 after that date any unreserved rooms will be released for sale to the general public. The IMU Hotel accepts all major credit cards.

Rooms are also available at:

Best Western -
812 332 2141
4501 E. 3rd
Days Inn -- 812 336 0905 (only a few)
800 329 7566
290 Matlock Road
Econo Lodge -- 332 9453
2601 N. Walnut
Fairfield Inn 812 331 1122
120 Fairfield Drive (very few)
Hampton Inn
812 334 2100
2100 N. Walnut
Quality Inn 812 323 2222
1100 West Rappel Drive
Super 8 812 323 8000
1000 W. State Road 46
Travelodge 812 339 6191
2615 E. Third
University Plaza Hotel 812 334 3252 (only smoking available)
1710 N. Kinser Pike
Grant Street Inn 812 334 2353 (two rooms on April 5)
310 N. Grant
Rodeway Inn 812 332 9811
126 S. Franklin Road

Courtyard by Marriott
812 335 8000
310 S. College
Ask for code AMEC to reserve a room


Food Service

The Indiana Memorial Union provides a variety of food service options including six eateries and three snack shops. Food service outlets range from fast-food type service to the elegant Tudor Room for a relaxing buffet lunch.

For a city of its size, Bloomington, Indiana has a delightful selection of ethnic restaurants. In the area immediately west of campus you will find a unique blend of ethnic restaurants including Moroccan, Indian, Japanese, Italian, Korean, in addition to several casual pubs. All are within easy walking distance of the Indiana Memorial Union

Local Information

The following web pages will prove useful as you plan your travel to Indiana University and the Bloomington community:

Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana Memorial Union
Bloomington Community
Bloomington Shuttle Service

Indiana University is often cited as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation. The 1,930-acre woodland setting is a harmonious blend of natural landscape and campus buildings constructed predominately of native limestone. More than a hundred years ago the Board of Trustees selected this woodland site to become the home of the university. The university has actively worked to preserve portions of the original woods and maintain them in their natural state. As late as the 1980's the university designated a large central campus area to the development of an arboretum. During your visit in early April spring will just be beginning.

Other Activities

Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Many of the AMS books will be available at a special discount offered only at the meeting. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership Services.

AMS Editorial Activity: An acquisitions editor from the AMS Book program will be present to speak with prospective authors. If you have a book project that you would like to discuss with the AMS, please stop by the book exhibit.


Parking is available in two lots adjacent the Indiana Memorial Union, one immediately to the east of the IMU and a second just across Seventh Street to the north. Both of these lots are complimentary for IMU Hotel guests. The daily charge for non-IMU Hotel guests is currently a maximum of \$6.50/day.

Registration and Meeting Information

The meeting will be held in the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) situated in the heart of the woodland campus of Indiana University-Bloomington. The IMU is the world's largest student union.

The registration desk will be located in the Conference Lounge on the Mezzanine Level of the Indiana Memorial Union. The desk will be open Friday, April 4 from noon until 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 5 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Fees are \$40 for AMS or CMS members, \$60 for nonmembers; and \$5 for students/unemployed/emeritus, payable on site by cash, check or credit card.


The nearest major commercial airport is the Indianapolis International Airport. The Indianapolis Airport is located approximately 45 miles from Indiana University. Travel time to the Indianapolis Airport is about one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes. All major auto rental agencies are represented at the Indianapolis Airport.

Shuttle service from the Indianapolis Airport to the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) is conveniently provided via Bloomington Shuttle Service, Bloomington Shuttle Service operates on a fixed schedule arriving and departing the IMU nine times each day. The shuttle departs from the Ground Transportation Center located on the baggage claim level of the Indianapolis Airport. To make your reservation please telephone 1-800-589-6004. The current charge is \$20.00 one way and \$35.00 round trip. Travel time from the airport is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. To view a complete schedule and make your reservation online, please visit the Bloomington Shuttle Service webpage at

If your travel schedule does not permit the use of the Bloomington Shuttle Service, you may arrange door-to-door service through Signature Limousine Service. This service is also operated by Bloomington Shuttle Service at the number listed above.

Car rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent A Car for the period March 28 to April 13, 2003, beginning at \$23.99/day for a subcompact car at the weekend rate (the weekend rate is available from noon Thursday until midnight Monday) All rates include unlimited free mileage. Rates do not include state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverage's, or gas refueling charges. Renter must meet Avis' age, driver, and credit requirements, and return to the same renting location. Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online at Please quote Avis Discount Number B159266 when making reservations

Driving to Indiana University:

From the South:

  • The best route is from Louisville, Kentucky. Take I-65, the four-lane interstate, north from Louisville to Columbus, Indiana. (Approximately a one hour drive.)
  • From Columbus, take Indiana Highway 46 west to Bloomington. (State highway is two lane and winds through the hills.) Travel east approximately one hour to Bloomington. Upon entering the commercial and residential district, Highway 46 becomes East Third Street. Continue heading west on Third Street through the stop lights at K-Mart/Marsh Supermarket, College Mall Road (Shell Station/Red Lobster), Eastland Plaza, High Street, Jordan Avenue. (Third Street becomes one-way street heading west between the High Street and Jordan Avenue stop lights.) Turn right (north) at Indiana Avenue, the next stop light. Indiana is a one-way street going north. Go three blocks to the second stop sign (3-way stop), which is intersection of Seventh and Indiana. Turn right (east) on Seventh. Turn right at the second stop sign, into the Indiana Memorial Union circle drive/parking lot.

From the West:

  • From St. Louis and points west, take Interstate 70 east to Terre Haute.
  • From Terre Haute, take Indiana Highway 46 east to Bloomington. (State highway is two lane and winds through the hills.) Travel east approximately one hour to Bloomington. Westbury Village will be on the left (north) of the road as it crosses over Highway 37 and leads into Bloomington. Highway 46 becomes 17th Street at this point. Once you have entered Bloomington, continue to the second stop light (College Avenue). College is one-way going south. Turn right on College and continue to 7th Street. Turn left (east) on 7th Street. Continue through the four-way and three-way stops (approximately eight blocks) to the Indiana Memorial Union.

From Evansville, IN, take Highway 41 north to Terre Haute. See directions above.

From the North:

  • From Chicago, take Interstate 65 to Indianapolis. Take 465 Bypass southwest to Highway 37.
  • From Detroit / Lansing areas, take Highway 69 to Indianapolis. Take 465 Bypass southeast to Highway 37.
  • From Indianapolis, take Indiana Highway 37 (four-lane state highway with many series of stop lights) south. Travel south for approximately one hour to the first Bloomington exit (College Avenue/Business 37 exit). Continue south on College as it becomes one-way. Turn left (east) on 7th Street. Follow directions listed above in Terre Haute entry.

From the East:

  • From Columbus, OH, take Interstate 70 to Indianapolis. Take 465 Bypass south to Highway 37.
  • From Cincinnati, OH, take Interstate 74 to Indianapolis. Take 465 Bypass south to Highway 37.
  • Follow directions listed above from Indianapolis.


Early April daily temperatures normally range from a daily high of 63° (f) to a low of 42° (f). Spring also tends to be a rainy time of year, so be sure and bring an umbrella or raincoat.