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2005 Spring Southeastern Section Meeting
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green , Kentucky, March 18—19, 2005
Meeting #1004

Associate secretary:
Matthew Miller, AMS,


Participants should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice as early as possible. Special rates have been negotiated with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include sales tax of 10.25%. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. When making a reservation, participants should state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Meeting at Western Kentucky University (WKU) group. Cancellation and early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.

Best Western Motor Inn, 166 Cumberland Trace Road (I-65 South, Exit 22 & Hwy 231/Scottsville Rd.), Bowling Green, KY 42012; phone: 270-782-3800 or 800-343-2937, fax: 270-782-2384, \$79/single or double; free high-speed Internet, indoor pool, coffee in room, Denny's Restaurant next door; about 5.5 miles to the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is February 17, 2005. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.

Holiday Inn University Plaza, 1021 Wilkinson Trace (I-65, Exit 22 & west on Hwy 231/Scottsville Rd.), Bowling Green, KY 42103; phone: 270-745-0088, fax: 270-842-9585; \$85/single or double, coffee in room, indoor pool, in-house restaurant and lounge; about 2.4 miles to the meeting site. Free limited shuttle service to campus provided by the hotel (12-passenger van). Deadline for reservations is February 15, 2005. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.

Drury Inn, 3250 Scottsville Road (I-65, Exit 22 & west on Hwy 231/Scottsville Rd.), Bowling Green, KY; phone: 270-842-7100 or 800-325-0720, or fax: 800-620-1761; \$63/single or double, complimentary full hot breakfast, indoor pool; about 5 miles to the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is February 17, 2005. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.

Baymont Inn, 165 Three Springs Road (I-65, Exit 22 & west on Hwy 231/Scottsville Rd.), Bowling Green, KY; phone: 270-843-3200; \$49 single or double; free high-speed Internet, complimentary continental breakfast, coffee in room; about 4.5 miles to the meeting site. Deadline for reservations is February 15, 2005. Be sure to check cancellation and early checkout policies.

Food Service

Information will be available at the meeting.

Local Information

The math department's webpage is located at; the university's homepage is

Other Activities

Book Sales: Examine the newest titles from the AMS! Many of the AMS books will be available at a special 50% discount available 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 will be available in several student parking lots near Mass Media and Technology Hall, with access from University Boulevard or from Normal Drive. Signs identifying the designated lots will be posted prominently on the days of the meetings. There is no fee.

Registration and Meeting Information

The meeting is on the main campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Sessions and Invited Addresses will take place in Mass Media and Technology Hall and the Academic Complex.

The registration desk will be in Mass Media and Technology Hall and will be open Friday, March 18, 7:30 a.m. ­ 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 19, 8:00 a.m. ­ noon. 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.

Social Event

All participants are invited to a reception on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The reception will be held in Mass Media and Technology Hall. The AMS thanks the university for its hospitality.

Travel and Campus Map

Western Kentucky University is located in downtown Bowling Green and is approximately 65 miles from Nashville and 120 miles from Louisville. Maps showing directions to the meeting site and campus parking locations can be accessed from .

The closest airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA), which is serviced by all major airlines.

AMS has partnered with Delta Air Lines as the official airline for meeting and business travel for 2005. Take advantage of Delta's new SimpliFares(tm) and enjoy the following benefits:

  • No Saturday-night stay required - more flexibility
  • Always affordable - Realize up to 50% savings on every day fares in the contiguous 48 states
  • Lower change fees - reduced from \$100 to \$50 to change travel plans
  • Just eight fares - less guessing and easier planning for business travel

Click on the above Delta logo to make immediate reservations on and enter SkyBonus account number US738367060 in your passenger information screen to be recognized as an AMS member. Your
benefits include:

  • No service fees
  • 1,000 SkyMile bonus points
  • Skip the airport lines; check in online

Shuttle service between the Nashville Airport and Bowling Green can be arranged through Airport Shuttle of Bowling Green (phone: 1-877-479-5483) for \$70 round-trip for individuals. Ask for the WKU corporate rate. For prescheduled groups of 6 to 14, the rate is \$40 per person round-trip. To be considered for a group, please contact before February 18, 2005.

Getting to WKU from North and South I-65

Take Exit 22 off Interstate 65. Turn toward Bowling Green onto Highway 231/Scottsville Road. Continue straight for several miles to traffic light #1, and turn left onto 31W By-Pass. At the second traffic light, turn right onto University Boulevard. At the next traffic light (one block), turn right onto Normal Drive. After the first traffic light on Normal Drive, look for Mass Media and Technology Hall on the left.

Car Rental

Avis is the official car rental company for the sectional meeting in Bowling Green, Kentucky. All rates include unlimited free mileage. Special rates for this meeting are effective March 11­29, 2005, and begin at \$25.99/day for a subcompact car at the weekend rate (available from noon Thursday through Monday at 11:59 p.m.). Should a lower qualifying rate become available at the time of booking, Avis is pleased to offer a 5% discount off the lower qualifying rate or the meeting rate, whichever is lower. Rates do not include any state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renters must meet Avis's age, driver, and credit requirements. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-331-1600 or online at Avis's Meeting Discount Number is B159266.

  Information for International Participants

International participants should view this important information about traveling to the United States.


Weather conditions in Bowling Green during March are usually cool, with lows of about 40°F and highs around 55 – 60°F