JESSICA SEWING | Collegio Reporter
On Wednesday, March 14, the Oval was filled with fun and excitement over pie. Professors dressed in ponchos and green science goggles had whipped cream pies thrown in their faces to celebrate Pi day.
Chad Arnett says he was riding through the Oval when the Chemistry Club asked him to par- ticipate and pie a professor.
“The best part about throwing the pie was being the first one to do it,” said Arnett, senior in construction management.
Jessica Wade was helping run the event and she was persuaded to pie Howard Smith, dean of the college of education, and Jean Dockers, direc- tor of teacher education.
“I work in the College of Education,” said Wade, freshman in nursing. “So it was kind of fun to get to pie the two of them.”
The wooden cutouts were hand-painted by Miles Crowley. Crowly says it took him roughly
an hour to paint each one free hand. “We decided that a gorilla and a professor
would be cool,” said Crowly, junior in biology. The PSU Chemistry Club hosted the event.
Students could donate $1 and toss a whip-cream covered plate into a professor’s face. Nearly a dozen professors supported them by volunteering their time to help the organization raise money.
“We were trying to create a fun way to both celebrate pi day and raise money for a good cause,” said Sara Verga, senior in biology.
All of the proceeds were donated to UNICEF Tap Project. UNICEF Tap Project has raised more than $3 million in the United States and has helped provide clean water for millions of children globally. It is the first program of its kind, and the UNICEF Tap Project has become a dynamic movement that affords everyone the opportunity to help provide children around the world with safe, clean water. 2012 UNICEF Tap Project Funds will specifically target the countries of Togo, Vietnam, Mauritania, and Cameroon.