Press Release

March 14, 2008

**Cowley's�Pi Day raises $180**

As part of national Pi Day, Cowley College’s
Mu Alpha Sigma Chi raised $180 during its annual Pi Day.

Jason O’Toole, director of student support services and talent
search, and Todd Shepherd, chairman of Cowley’s Social Science
Department, received a pie in the face as they had the most points in
the voting.

Voting was done by placing coins in contestant’s jars. The coins
counted as positive votes, with pennies counting as one point, nickels
as five points, dimes as 10 points, and quarters as 25 points. All paper
cash was worth the face value in negative points.

O’Toole finished as the champion with a positive 4,450 points,
while Shepherd was second with a positive 3,316 points.

Other Cowley employees involved in the voting were Shayla McDonald (1,177
points), Sue Saia (655 points), Vince DeGrado (316 points), Cathy Hendricks
(92 points) and Greg Nichols (negative 4,097 points).

In mathematics, Pi serves as the symbol for the ratio of the circumference
of a circle to its diameter. Pi is a transcendental number, meaning it
will repeat indefinitely without ever appearing exactly the same; however,
Pi is usually calculated to 3 digits, 3.14. Therefore, Pi day is celebrated
on March 14.