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This Week: Last Day to Pre-Order Shirts for SSA West!, Student Memberships, Campus Organizers Speak at Secular Summit

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Last Chance to Pre-Order Shirts for SSA West!

Today is the last day to pre-order an SSA West shirt! This is the only chance to guarantee a shirt (in your size!) to be picked up at the conference.

To pre-order, simply note you want a shirt when you register. If you've already registered, can pre-order separately using this form. We have SSA East shirts for pre-order as well.

Student Memberships


Want sign your entire group to have Student Membership benefits? We offer a seamless process for you to sign your members up just for that! As always, Student Memberships provide members with these benefits:
  • Membership in the nation's largest network of secular students
  • Membership card and awesome SSA swag
  • Discounts to our Annual Conference (registry pricing)
  • Eligibility for Leadership Travel Aid funding
  • Access to our Affiliate and Member Store
  • Opens access to our individual student resources/services.
Remember, that memberships only last a year, so be sure to renew and sign up the new students joining your group this fall. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Student Memberships.You can still sign up for student memberships individually here.

Campus Organizers Speak at Secular Summit

Those of you lucky enough to have registered for SCA's Lobby Day this past Sunday will get the opportunity to see some familiar faces from SSA national during the event. Lyz Liddell, Andy Cheadle-Ford and Dan Pemberton will present on Strategies for Student Advocacy on Campus. The presentation will cover one of our favorite focus areas.

Finally, if you paid for your registration, contact Austin Cooper at SCA to get reimbursed. See you in D.C.!

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Members from North Idaho College Philosophy Club with Steven Pinker.

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Edwina Rogers

Edwina Rogers joined the Secular Coalition for America as the Executive Director in May 2012. She boasts two decades of experience on Capitol Hill as a lobbyist and attorney, including roles as General Counsel for several high profile politicians. Rogers has extensive experience as a public policy expert, worked for two Presidents and four Senators, and in her most recent role as Executive Director of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, she organized a coalition that included major employers, consumer groups, labor unions and health care providers, and successfully implemented the Patient Centered Medical Home model around the country.
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This Week: SSA 2014 Annual Conference Excitement!, FFRF Secular Prayer Contest, Why Groups Die and How to Avoid It

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SSA 2014 Annual Conference Excitement!

If you've never been to one of our Annual Conferences, check out the excitement you've been missing from past participants. You'll love our 2014 Annual Conference all the same!

You can still register for both conferences here!

FFRF Secular Prayer Contest

Our friends at the Freedom From Religion Foundation just launched the Nothing Fails Like Prayer award. The award comes as a response to the Supreme Court decision in Greece v Galloway sanctioning sectarian prayer for city and county governments.

While the religious can give sectarian prayers, so can you! The FFRF will reward the best secular invocation at a government meeting every year. Winners will be invited to repeat the invocation at the opening of the FFRF's annual convention. All expenses will be paid to bring you to the convention and you will receive a plaque and $500 honorarium. Visit their website to learn more details about the award.

Why Groups Die and How to Avoid It

Even if it looks like your group is doing all of the right things, it may just be a couple years from death. You may be seeing your group on the decline and simply not know how to break the death spiral.  Here we will walk through some of the problems that you may not see right now, and how to overcome them before it is too late.

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Group Photo of the Week

Student leader from Boise State University Secular Student Alliance in response to a campus preacher. Check out our resource for campus preacher bingo!

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Andy Norman

Andy is a humanist activist, a philosopher, and a dynamic presenter. His provocative presentation "Out Your Doubt: Freeing Your Closet Humanist" has thrilled audiences and galvanized a thriving humanist community in Pittsburgh.

Andy is a sought-after speaker who can paint a vivid picture of the moral imperative to dismantle destructive religious ideologies. He can delight and challenge an interfaith crowd, elicit latent humanism, and demonstrate that religious ethics is incoherent.
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This Week: Housing for SSA West, FREE Admission to Lobby Day & Secular Summit, Center for Inquiry is Hiring!

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Housing for SSA West

Dorm housing for SSA West ended yesterday but you are still free to register for the conference! You might be able to find a deal on a hotel or hostel near the area. This looks like a good place to start. See you at the conference soon!

FREE Admission to Lobby Day & Secular Summit

Breaking news! The Secular Coalition for America is now offering free admission to their Lobby Day and Secular Summit events until registration closes on June 1st for all students. Be sure to tell your friends! All you have to do to get free admission is check the "Student/Scholarship Participant" box when you register.

Already registered and paid money out of your pocket? SCA will reimburse you if you simply contact Austin Cooper to get a refund.

Center for Inquiry is Hiring!

The Center for Inquiry is looking to hire a Campus/Community Organizer and a Database Administrator. You can find details of the positions on their website. You can always find job, internship and volunteering opportunities on our jobs page.

The Campus and Community Organizer position's application deadline is May 27th. CFI is apparently accepting applications for the Database Admin. position indefinitely.

Group Photo of the Week

Members from UW-Whitewater Secular Student Alliance invite Hemant Mehta to speak!

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Dave Muscato

Dave Muscato is the Public Relations Director for American Atheists, a 501(c)(3) national non-profit advocating for total separation of church & state, defending the civil rights of atheists, and encouraging atheists to be out & proud about their beliefs. He is a writer, musician, and activist from the United States. He writes for the University of Missouri Skeptics, Atheists, Secular Humanists, & Agnostics (SASHA) blog, The Humanist Community at Harvard University (HCH) blog, and SkepticFreethought.com.
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This Week: Early Bird Registration Ends May 15th!, Sunday Assembly Summer Volunteer Opportunity, Free 6 Month Amazon Prime Membership

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Early Bird Registration Ends May 15th!

Want to spend a weekend making friends and meeting leaders in the secular movement? Our Annual Conference is coming up, with two locations: ‪#‎SSAEast‬ in Columbus, OH, and ‪#‎SSAWest‬ in Phoenix, AZ! Early registration discounts end Thursday, May 15th!

Register now and take advantage of early bird pricing!

Sunday Assembly Summer Volunteer Opportunity

The Sunday Assembly, which started in the UK and now has 26 locations worldwide, is trying to expand even more. They're planning on having 100 locations worldwide by the end of 2014. To reach that goal, they need the help of volunteer organizers during the summer to help. If you are interested then be sure to contact them about this opportunity.

Find full details about this opportunity on our jobs page.

Learn more about the Sunday Assembly on their website.

Free 6 Month Amazon Prime Membership

Students get a free 6 month Amazon Prime membership. That means for six months you get free 2 day shipping, special deals and promotions specific to students and a $10 credit for every friend referred. All you need to do is sign up with an .edu email address or by various other means to prove you are a student and bask in the free Prime membership.

This would go great with the Amazon smile and special link for SSA!

Group Photo of the Week

Members from the Secular Student Alliance at the University of Akron in a billboard ad from our friends at Freedom From Religion Foundation.

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Monster On Sunday
Monster On Sunday is an Atheist Rock band, formed 2012 in Portland Oregon, now based out of San Diego California. Songs range from punk-rock styles by artists such as Bad Religion and NOFX, to inspirational songs like "Imagine" by John Lennon. Monster On Sunday performs great live shows driven by the passionate voice of a female lead singer Tally Cass and backed by the heavy handed alternative guitar style of Steve Cass. Monster On Sunday has performed with Shelley Segal, and they are very active in their local atheist community.  Book this awesome show today!
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