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March 14, 2014

Math & Science Club raises over $120 on Pi Day


Landon WestAs part of national Pi Day, Cowley College’s Mu Alpha Sigma Chi raised $112.21 during its annual Pi Day.

Landon West, director of housing, received a pie in the face as he 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.

Other Cowley employees involved in the voting were Jenifer Bahner, Steve Cooper, Mark Dykes, Daniel Higdon, Melinda Neal, Jamison Rhoads, Ben Schears, Martin Shaffer, and Liz Shepard.

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.