In Your Face


Professor Bill McCloskey and six other volunteers took pies to the face to raise money for M.A.S.S.

The club raised $220 and threw a total of 12 pies at the willing victims.

They called the event "Pi Plus One Day" 3.14 +1 = 4.14

The actual Pi day in March was on a Saturday and was during Spring Break, so the club decided to push the event to April 14.

The Math and Science Society took donations to throw pies in the faces of volunteers.

Each volunteer had a bucket with their name printed on it and club members wheeled around a cart to collect donations.

"The students did everything," said Chemistry professor Lori Bean, adviser of M.A.S.S.

For every $20 in a volunteer’s bucket, one pie was thrown.

Any person who made a $20 donation got to throw the pie themselves.

Political Science professor Joanna Sabo took advantage of that opportunity to throw a pie in the face of colleague Bill McCloskey.

McCloskey and Math professor Kathy Shepard tied for most pied; both had three pies thrown at them.

M.A.S.S. is using the money earned to help finance a trip in mid-August to Mammoth Caves in Kentucky.

Other volunteers for the fundraiser included Lisa Reaume, Jamie Deleeuw, Rob Krueger, Eric Swank, and Jim Vallade

Event organizers said they want to thank all the volunteers and the custodial staff for their help.

M.A.S.S. is now selling Little Caesar’s Pizza Kits to help fund their upcoming trip.

Bean said the club is fantastic this year and that they dedicate a lot of time.

"They are a very, very active group," she said.