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jmcclain19
09-26-2007, 04:27 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070925/ap_on_fe_st/odd_nerd_auction;_ylt=AnPLssAMb6EyL2mv2cOO2sCs0NUE


PULLMAN, Wash. - Looking to recruit more women, and perhaps date some sorority women, the largest computer club at Washington State University hopes to hold a "nerd auction."
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The idea is to trade their computer skills to sorority girls in exchange for a makeover and, possibly, a date.

"You can buy a nerd and he'll fix your computer, help you with stats homework, or if you're really adventurous, take you to dinner!" Ben Ford, president of the Linux Users Group, said on its Web site.

Ford acknowledged that some of the group's 213 registered members may not be ready for the auction block.

"The problem is that we're all still nerds. Let's face it, guys. If anyone's going to bid on us, we'll need some spicing up," he wrote. "And who better to help with that than sorority girls who like nothing better than a makeover?"

This all began as an effort to recruit more women into computer science programs and a public relations class decided to help.

"Our conclusion was that they need to promote themselves better, then specific ideas were presented to them," said professor Moon Lee, who taught the public relations class. "They made suggestions to work with specific groups such as sororities. Sorority groups tend to have a very good social network."

Ford, who has an undergraduate degree in computer science and is pursuing a master's in business management, has spoken to several sororities, but so far none has committed to the project. A call to the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life at WSU by The Associated Press was not immediately returned.

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RBA
09-26-2007, 08:08 AM
Looks like they are just copying the reality tv show Beauty and the Geeks.

DoogMinAmo
09-26-2007, 10:52 AM
Looks like they are just copying the reality tv show Beauty and the Geeks.

And now the CBS comedy "Big Bang Theory."

I guess it is a tried and true formula.

westofyou
09-26-2007, 10:57 AM
That's GIK's school..... Pullman means.."Nowhere" in the local native tongue I think. ;)

Yachtzee
09-26-2007, 11:20 AM
Maybe they should try following the lead of WSU alumnus Tom Tuttle of Tacoma, WA and join the Peace Corps.

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WMR
09-26-2007, 02:16 PM
Josh, c'mon fess up, that's how you met your wife, isn't it?

Sea Ray
09-27-2007, 04:39 PM
I have a niece who is a freshman at WSU and has pledged Theta. Her response after I asked her about the program was as follows:


we are doing it!!!!

I think they're hoping to meet the next Bill Gates...

mole44
09-28-2007, 04:21 PM
I have a niece who is a freshman at WSU and has pledged Theta. Her response after I asked her about the program was as follows:



I think they're hoping to meet the next Bill Gates...

she hot?

Sea Ray
10-03-2007, 02:01 PM
she hot?

Not that I should be judging such things but yes her peers seem to think so.

15fan
10-03-2007, 02:33 PM
"Well...I think I can fix your problem, but it's going to require me putting my jump drive in your USB port."

;)

pahster
10-03-2007, 02:40 PM
she hot?

Classy...

GIK
10-03-2007, 06:29 PM
Now why didn't I ever think of that?