Pie a Professor: Students are setting up a “pie a professor” fundraiser to raise money for IJM.

Starting April 4 through April 6, students will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite professor to get pied in the face. A group of students are hosting a fundraiser to raise money for the EU chapter of the International Justice Mission. The fundraiser is being run by Jayme Fisher, Keilah Cook, Melody Sweeney, Will Cunningham and Camryn Mcwilliams.

According to IJM president Gracie McBride, “Eastern’s chapter of IJM works to support International Justice Mission’s global work against human trafficking through prayer, education, and financial support. IJM’s mission is to protect people in poverty from violence by rescuing victims, bringing criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.” All the funds raised will go directly to support Eastern’s IJM chapter.  

During the first week of April, specifically April 4, 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., students will be able to vote for a professor they would like to see pied in the face.  The students running the fundraiser have reached out to professors across campus to participate.  Thus, there is a list of candidates (i.e. professors) that students will be able to choose. If the professor’s name is not listed, then students cannot vote for that individual. The top three professors with the most votes will be pied in the face at the end of the week.

There will be a table located in Walton lobby staffed with students, so others can vote. The voting system will be $1 a vote.  Students can vote for a professor any number of times as long as they pay the fee. Thus, if a student wants to vote for a professor five times, then they can donate $5. 

At the end of the three day period, Fisher, Cook, Sweeney, Cunningham and Mcwilliams will tally the votes. On Monday, April 11, the three professors who received the most votes will be pied on the face. 

If students wish to watch their favorite professor get pied in the face, the main pie event will be located at the Walton Patio on April 11 at 3 p.m. 

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