Dr. Casey is one of my absolute favorite features of this school. He runs with the best of us. Rain or shine, he is always down on the field with us for football games and he is always walking around campus talking to students. Earlier in the semester I, with my co-director, went to his office in hopes of him helping us with a fundraiser for our show. We were just going to make an appointment with him when he stuck his head out and said, “Hey, I heard your voices. I’ve got about 5 minutes. Want to talk now?” We said sure and followed him back to his office. It was great to be able to sit with him and talk about our upcoming events. When we asked him if he would be willing to be pied in the face for charity, he without hesitation said yes.
So his name went on a bag and the person to raise the most money would be pied in the face later in the semester. The fundraiser was a huge hit and we made so much money. Even the people we had pulled for the competition were putting money in Dr. Casey’s bag because of how fun it would be to see Dr. Casey with pie all over him. The fundraiser ended and the Facebook event went up to see Dr. Casey get pied in the face. Finally the day came. He came prepared with towels and a photographer. The anticipation grew and grew and Dean Gerl put a coconut cream pie into his face. It didn’t do much to the pie though so Dr. Casey himself auctioned off another shot. So one of his staff members donated $10 for another chance. That time, there was pie everywhere. It was hilarious. We got so many awesome pictures.
It was a great event and raised a lot of money for Vagina Monologues. I’m so glad we decided to do it. He has already said he would be on board if we chose to do it again as well. Maybe next semester right before the show? We’ll see. Even though the event took place outside in November, we still had quite a crowd of people there to watch which was awesome. I am so proud to be a part of a school that is so close to their president that pieing him in the face isn’t considered to be something mean but instead to be something fun that raises money for great causes. The person in charge of Vagina Monologues has already told us she is stealing our idea. I’m so glad to be a part of things on campus that both students and faculty enjoy!