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Professors to get pied

Students who are burned out from spending hours in labs and days in the library finally have a chance to show their chemistry and biology professors how they really feel – for a small fee, that is. FIMRC, the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children, is helping SMU students say what they’ve always wanted with pies.

Pie Your Prof kicks off in front of the Fondren Science Building today at 3 p.m. Students and faculty alike are invited to bring money and a strong throwing arm.

“It’s an awesome idea,” Noelle Robillard, a junior CCPA major, said. “I’m really bad at science, and throwing stuff at teachers makes me feel a lot better about it.”

It costs $2 to toss one pie and $3 to hurl two, a seemingly tiny price to shower homework-slinging teachers in whipped cream. Ten faculty members will be on the chopping block: Professors James Waddle, Michael Lattman, Edward Biehl, Steve Vik, John Maguire, David Son, Brent Sumerlin, Andrea Adams, Karen de Olivares and Ricardo Rodriguez.

“One of my students asked me and I thought, ‘Why not?'” Waddle said. “I just hope there isn’t a long line with thick pies.”

Members of FIMRC spent much of the day Tuesday visiting classrooms around campus plugging the fundraiser.

“We’re really excited about this; it should be a great event and nobody has done this before,” Sara Gingrich, the mastermind behind the fundraiser, said.

Gingrich hopes the event will bring new members to FIMRC, which just received official status on campus. The group, focusing on mission trips in the Dallas area, strives to support the effort to provide medical care for millions of underprivileged children around the world.

FIMRC’s first meeting will be held April 8 at 3:45 p.m.

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