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Speaker Event Planning Checklist

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event checklistOne of the most popular events that SSA affiliates put on is bringing a speaker to their campus. These events, if done well, can engage communities, spark discussion, educate the public and build momentum for your group on campus.

SSA eMpirical No. 34 - Year End Celebrations!

Get Ready for Darwin Day 2009

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Repost with permission from the Humanist Network News.

This Feb. 12, people around the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth.

Atheists Read Religious Texts for Charity

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Reading Religious Texts for Charity
Penn State Atheist and Agnostic Association member Yasic Naumenko (senior-physics) reads a passage from the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. PHOTO: Peter Tesoriero

This story originally appeared in The Daily Collegian Online (Penn State's morning newspaper) on 9/22/2008, and is used by permission.
Article by Erin Rowley, Collegian Staff Writer.

Nat Jackson read passages from the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster Saturday to crowds walking past the Allen Street Gates.

Before reading verses about how the Spaghetti Monster created the universe, he put on a black eye patch, the required attire for the Spaghetti Monster's believers.

That text was one of more than a dozen religious books -- including the Bible and the Quran -- put on display by the Penn State Atheist and Agnostic Association, of which Jackson (senior-anthropology) is president. Passersby could donate money in return for hearing club members read aloud from the book of their choice.

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