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The Best Leadership Advice I Ever Got: How to be successful at succession

November 4, 2012 Sarah Kaiser

This post is especially aimed at leaders of newly started student groups, or groups that have struggled to continue on year after year. Scroll down for my do's and don'ts of creating a succession plan for your group!

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A Brief Overview of One Student’s CSICon 2012 Experience

October 29, 2012 Thomas J. Coleman III

For those who missed it, a brief overview of the CSICon experience, from a student perspective.


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Ladies’ Night at Illini Secular Student Alliance

October 23, 2012 Sarah Kaiser

Rebecca Tippens, vice president of Illini Secular Student Alliance (ISSA), shares her perspective on women's only events, based on ISSA's experience holding a monthly Ladies' Night for group members.

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Campus Activism: University of Windsor Convocation Prayer Replaced With Moment of Reflection

October 17, 2012 Shawna Scott

Though the University of Windsor has Catholic roots, it is currently registered as a public university. When I completed my undergraduate degree and attended convocation in 2010, the convocation attendees were asked to stand and acknowledge God in the following prayer:

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Campus Groups Celebrate International Blasphemy Rights Day

October 12, 2012 Debbie Goddard

International Blasphemy Rights Day, held each year on September 30, is a day to promote the rights to freedom of belief and expression and stand up in a show of solidarity for the liberty to challenge reigning religious beliefs without fear of murder, litigation, or reprisal. The event is administered by CFI as part of its Campaign for Free Expression.

Campus and off-campus groups around the world highlighted freedom of expression by putting on events, hosting art shows, chalking, holding banned book readouts and lectures on censorship, watching "blasphemous" movies like Life of Brian, and inviting people to write on free expression boards, among other things.

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