Hope you enjoyed your winter break! We've been in the office all month, hoping to get you prepared for the spring semester! We're also excited to mention that plans for Darwin Day 2012 have begun, so don't forget to start planning for that-- February will be here so soon! We've got some exciting announcements coming up in the next few weeks as well, so be sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled! If you really want to start your semester off with a bang, don't hesitate to email us and ask us for help! Let's make this semester a great one. :)
Back to School Week
Spring Semester is finally here and now all of you are back in school!
Start the semester strong by looking for an activity fair where you can table. SSA provides free tabling supplies
for your group. You can also do a flyer campaign around campus. Just please abide by your campus' flyer policies when doing so. We have tons of premade flyers
available on our website for you to choose from.
Also look at our activity packet for tabling
, detailing all you need to know to successfully get your name out there and encourage fellow students to join your group.
Darwin is one of the great emancipators of the mind. I like to see him as the one who struck the final nail in the coffin of the God explanation. Insofar that he forever changed the world for the better, directing science (and therefore the mass consciousness) in the right direction, we ought to celebrate his life and accomplishments.
Darwin Day is February 12th, in just a few more weeks. You can see if the International Darwin Day Foundation has any events close to your area by clicking here. Also check out our Darwin Day metapacket for ideas if your group wants to put on their own event.
U.S. House Grading From Secular Coalition
The Secular Coalition for America has released the 2011 report card for members of Congress and from their perspective, House member grades are abysmally low. They rated each member of Congress according to how they voted on seven church/state pieces of legislation (or amendments). Feel free to use this information for voting, lobbying etc. We pay these people to represent us after all, so they might as well do their job.
You can check out the report card, how they calculated the results and other specifics here