Press Release

March 15, 2013

**Cowley's Pi Day raises $220**

Cowley College’s Mu Alpha Sigma Chi raised $220.47 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 point getter, Scott MacLaughlin, theatre director, was out of town. So, the second place contestant, Liz Shepard, Upward Bound director, received a pie in the face.

Patty Mugler, administrative assistant to the athletic director, did
the honors of throwing the pie.

Other Cowley employees involved in the voting were Adam Borth, April
Nittler, Meg Smith, Ben Schears, Jason O’Toole, Martin Shaffer,
and Steve Cooper.

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.

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