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Spreading Secularism Like the World Depends on It

June 26, 2012 Jessika Griffin

This post is inspired by a particular gentleman who stopped by our table at the farmer’s market on Saturday. He described himself as an atheist and skeptic. I began to doubt his skepticism when he started talking about how the only presidents to be assassinated in office weren’t masons, but that’s a different issue. While he was glad that we, the Secular Alliance at IU, were active, he said he could never really support using energy on something like that.

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Music Monday: 2012 Half-Year Recap

June 25, 2012 Cody Hashman

Happy half Christmas!!! For your half Christmas present I have compiled the Music Mondays since the last half-year recap. As always, if you get a chance, send your suggestions for future Music Mondays to me at chashman@centerforinquiry.net, leave a comment below, or @tweet us at @CFIOnCampus. Your suggestions, along with future and past songs, may end up in the official Course of Reason Music Monday Grooveshark playlist or Spofity playlist that anyone can listen to.

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Music Monday: The Vandals “People that are Going to Hell”

June 11, 2012 Dren Asselmeier

I'm a Vandals fan and have quite a few of their tunes in my disorganized library of MP3s going back to the advent of MP3s (or at least it felt like the advent-remember listening to .wav clips on AOL? I do). I was jamming to my Pandora playlist of NOFX radio today when "People that are Going to Hell" by The Vandals came on. I rocked out, as usual, but then I looked up the lyrics because I realized it might be a good song for #MusicMonday. Turns out it was kind of the opposite of what I figured the song was about.

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Internship Update: Stef McGraw

June 7, 2012 Stef McGraw

I’m here to give you all an update on what I’ve been doing as CFI On Campus intern, and what it’s like to work here.

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CFI Leadership Stories

June 7, 2012 Dren Asselmeier

Center for Inquiry On Campus (and its predecessor, the Campus Freethought Alliance) has been connecting students with knowledge, resources, and other leading secular activists and scientists for over fifteen years. We believe that it is our job to inspire students and to educate the secular leaders of tomorrow so that they can expand on the limits of our knowledge and bring reason to the coming generations. A big part of how we fulfill this mission of being a jumping-off point for young freethinkers is by holding our annual student leadership conference. It is a chance for students to come together in real life and relate leadership experiences, share how-to tips, make connections, and inspire each other. Several students who attended the 2011 Student Leadership Conference have offered to share their stories so that others can get an idea of what to expect, why it is important, and how you can help. This is one of those stories.

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