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Virtual club starts contest

By Devin Rodgers/reporter

TCC’s Virtual Psychology Club is holding an online contest Saturday, April 7, with the winner walking away with $100.

The online contest consists of three rounds, each consisting of one question.

Students can use the Internet to answer the questions, which are “pretty much straight forward and from any aspect of the field of psychology, including its history, application and new cutting edge developments,” James Brooks, NE psychology professor, said.

The first question will be posted at 7 a.m. in the VPC section on CampusCruiser.

The first 10 students to e-mail with the correct answer will be eligible for the second round. The winners of the first round will be notified by e-mail through CampusCruiser.

The second question will be posted at 8 a.m., and the first five students who answer correctly will proceed to the third and final round.

The final question will be posted at 9 a.m. The first three students to answer the last question correctly will win a cash prize.

The first place winner will receive $100; second place gets $50, and third place gets $25. The three winners will be contacted by e-mail that day.

Brooks said the money for the contest is being provided by the NE Campus student activities department.

Any full or part-time TCCD student registered in an introductory psychology course after April 14 and who is a member of VPC is eligible to participate. Students must include their telephone number, class course section number, campus, day and times of class as well as instructor’s name in all e-mails for each round.

All personal information will be treated as confidential, Brooks said.

“ The psychology club is a unique student activity club in that meetings take place in ‘psyberspace,’” Brooks said.

Brooks said VPC members can attend meetings whenever their time permits and students can interact with one another through discussion boards, chat rooms and e-mail.

“ [VPC] allows students to be a member of the club without having to reschedule classes and take away from spending time with family and friends or working outside of classes,” he said.

Students have an opportunity to interact with professionals in the field of psychology or related fields from around the country and, in the not too distant future, around the globe, Brooks said.

“ I have found that total membership numbers in the club are too much a function of word of mouth,” he said.

“ A marketing approach was needed. That’s why I came up with the idea for the contest—to help increase awareness of the club,” Brooks added.

More information about the contest and VPC membership can be found on Brooks’ faculty Web site available through

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