“Pie a Professor” a big success

Drs. Sharp and Boyle

Dr. Sharp jeers pie throwers while Dr. Boyle waits his turn.

Tri-Beta Biology Club held a “pie your professor” fundraiser in the Mabee Room today.  Faculty and staff were “pied” by students for $1 (throwing the pie from a 15 foot distance) or $5 (squishing a pie in the face).  The pies were whipped cream on paper plates.

All the supplies were donated by Sam’s Club.

The fundraiser netted $280 for the club, lots of laughs, and sticky goggles.  The results are listed below, most popular victims first:

  • Jason Feltz – 47
  • Joel Brant – 35
  • Pam Veltkamp –35
  • Vanessa Roberts Bryan – 28
  • Larry Bonds – 27
  • Larry Sharp – 27
  • TJ Boyle – 26
  • Dana Lee – 22
  • Sam Ferguson – 22
  • Richard McLamore – 21
  • Joel Whittemore – 13
  • Christopher Andrews – 12
Dean of Students, Vanessa Roberts-Bryan

Dean of Students, Vanessa Roberts-Bryan was vigorously pied.

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Partial solar eclipse event in Wilford Stadium

Solar Eclipse Abilenians viewing the solar eclipseOn October 23, about 50 Abilenians joined Dr. Wayne Keith of the McMurry Physics Department in the President’s Box at the top of Wilford Memorial Stadium to view the partial solar eclipse.

Special glasses with solar filters designed specifically for safe viewing of the eclipse were distributed to participants.

The viewing began at approximately 4:45 p.m. and ended at sunset.  Dr. Keith set up his professional telescope for those who wanted a closer look.  The photographs at left were taken during the event by Dr. Keith.

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