{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang1033{\fonttbl{\f0\fmodern\fcharset0 Courier New;}{\f1\fswiss\fcharset0 Arial;}}
\viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs20 Dear Editor,\par
\par
This email is to inform you that a group of four\par
Kent State students are submitting a paper\par
for publication in the Rose-Hulman Journal.\par
The title of the paper is "Heads Up". They wrote\par
the paper using Microsoft Word. Since I have only\par
a UNIX mailer in my office the paper, abstract and\par
biographies are being emailed by one of our office \par
staff.\par
\par
I can vouch that this paper is original work and that the \par
four students were undergraduates enrolled at Kent State \par
when they did the work for this paper. \par
\par
Their research was done in the 2002 spring and summer terms. The four students were enrolled in a "Numbers and Games" \par
class in the Fall 2001 semester. The course was taught \par
"Moore style" without a textbook but we covered elementary \par
combinatorial game theory as in "Winning Ways for your \par
Mathematical Plays". The group of four continued the \par
following semester in a seminar with the intent of doing \par
some original work. \par
\par
One of the students (Alison) invented the game "Heads Up"\par
and we spent the rest of the semester analyzing it and \par
reading some papers about impartial games. The group was\par
not able to do a complete analysis but did come up with\par
some nice theorems about the game. The four students \par
wrote separate sections of the paper. They finished this by \par
May 2002. Two of the four left in June. The other two \par
(Alison and Sarah) and I spent the summer combining the \par
four files into one. \par
\par
At present Alison, who was a Junior at the time, is beginning \par
student teaching, the other three are in graduate school.\par
\par
Jack Neuzil\par
Assistant Chair\par
Dept. of Mathematical Sciences\par
Kent State University\par
jackn@mcs.kent.edu\par
\par
\f1\par
}