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March 12, 2009

Cowley's�Pi Day raises $290


Pi DayRaising over $100 more than they did a year ago, Cowley College’s Mu Alpha Sigma Chi raised $290 during its annual Pi Day on Thursday. The event is part of national Pi Day.

Voting was done by putting coins or bills in the contestants 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.

The top-two point getters, Mark Britton, registrar, and Kristi Shaw, director of student life, received a pie in the face.

Britton finished as the champion with a positive 5,935 points, while Shaw was second with a positive 2,088 points. Shayla McDonald, director of admissions, had the luxury of throwing the pies into the face of the contestants.

Other Cowley employees involved in the voting were Scott Layton (773 points), Amy Slane (209 points), Willy Lucero (122 points), Vince DeGrado (78 points), Dane Straight (30 points), Sue Saia (negative 639 points), and Greg Nichols (negative 833 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.