CFI On Campus Updates
February 16, 2012
As a writer for the Freethinking blog, and a Campus Organizer for CFI On Campus, I want to let my worlds collide and tell everyone about the cool things that students have been doing. Our affiliates work hard to organize and coordinate events, support groups, volunteering projects, and much, much more. Students are our future, and you should know about them because they’re going to be the future leaders of our organizations and movements.
Joe Bochinski leads a group of skeptics and secularists at Bowling Green State University called Bowling Green Secular Society. They recently were the focus of an article in their school’s paper, and they are busy planning to host James Croft for a debate in March. Details aren’t set yet, but we’re excited to be working with them on this event! Read the article at BG News.
Several groups had successful celebrations for Darwin Day, on or around February 12. There is a very active group at Broward College that always looks for the most fun and educational content. See Darwin Day–Broward College to check them out.
Illinissa is a group that continues to wow CFI supporters by being dedicated to community service and rigorous inquiry. We love them. Find out more about Darwin Day at Illini Secular Student Alliance.
University of Kansas Society of Open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics (KU SOMA) recently held ReasonFest, a regional event to promote reason and critical thinking in the square states. Check their website or Facebook as they post content from the awesome speakers they hosted.
University of Northern Iowa Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI) are almost finished with Darwin Week. They have worked hard to put on this event for several years now, and I heard that the talks were as good as ever. They even set up a video stream for people around the world to enjoy the outcome of their hard work. Check the Darwin Week at University of Northern Iowa website for all of the info and post-event media.
Students For Free-thought in Flint, Michigan (a new group, headed by super-energetic Daniel Grasso) is another group that has been busy with their regular events and hosting a talk for Darwin Day. Check their Facebook page for more information.
The staff at CFI On Campus works to promote the Center for Inquiry mission among students and young people. We think that young people are our future, and secularism will not exist if we do not foster, mentor, and utilize the passion of the next generation. Students are some of our most active and inspirational members, and they’re capable of more than we even know. Check CFI On Campus for updates, or donate to help us continue to grow this program. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about us!
#1 Observer26 (Guest) on Saturday February 18, 2012 at 7:59pm
Does/Can this blog contain or link to a list of campuses on which there are chapters of CFI?
I might wish to donate to a particular chapter, but am unlikely to search all archived Updates to try to figure out if a particular school has a chapter.