Free Ferris Wheel rides for faculty!

Raghu Parthasarathy, physics professor (and blogger at http://eighteenthelephant.wordpress.com/) passes on this post from Around the O, and asks me if I know what this is costing, who is paying, and why:
Ferris wheel will take a spin around campus on Oct. 4
A Ferris wheel will greet Ducks as they come back to school this fall.
Student activities board members decided to bring the ride to campus to kick off the school year, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Erb Memorial Union Green. Current students, staff members and faculty members can ride for free after presenting their UO ID cards and signing an activity waiver. …