We have a lot of upcoming events, including a great opportunity to volunteer:
* This Friday, January 15, we will have our first Ask an Atheist booth of the semester. It will go from 11-1 in the MU at the north table in the basement by the stairwell (look for Zach and Tori with the sign)
* Brunch this Sunday: 11am at Seasons dining center (in MWL) in the Harvest room
* Volunteering at ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support): Monday the 18th 2-4pm. We will be moving around furniture and restructuring some areas of the shelter. RSVP on Facebook.
* Clubfest II: Wednesday, January 20 · 5-9PM · Great Hall and Ballrooms, Memorial Union
Due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday we will not be having our weekly meeting.
This is the last week of AAS activities for this semester. If you have suggestions for events over break, please suggest them on the AAS Facebook discussion board or comment here.
As you register for classes for next semester, please keep in mind that AAS meetings for Spring 2010 will be Monday nights 7-8pm in the MU Gold room.
Thu Dec 3, 2009 7pm – 8pm AAS Meeting – Memorial Union Gold Room (2nd floor, near Multicultural Center)
Fri Dec 4, 2009 11am – 1pm Ask an Atheist Booth – UDCC Commons area
Sun Dec 6, 2009 11am – 1pm AAS Sunday Brunch – Harvest Room of Seasons Marketplace on Campus
At this week’s meeting, we’ll watch the movie “Flight From Death“.
Have a happy winter break!
Please choose which nights are best for you to have AAS meetings next semester at this Doodle Poll.
Thanks very much to everyone who helped make the Superstition Bash a wonderful success. This week, we have another special event: a panel discussion about evolution organized by our Vice President Brian Gress.
- AAS meeting. Thursday 7pm MU Gold Room. Interviews with Ames High School students for an AP class project.
- Evolution: Why it is true and why it matters. Thursday 8pm MU Sun Room. Join us to celebrate the 150 anniversary of On the Origin of Species, one of the most influential writings of all time. The night will include talks by Drena Dobbs, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molec Biology, Jill Pruetz, Anthropology Department, and Justin Rice, EEOB. Following the talks we will open the floor to discussion and Q&A. RSVP.
- Ask an Atheist. Friday 11am-1pm UDCC Commons.
- Sunday Brunch. Sunday 11am-1pm The Cafe in Somerset (2616 Northridge Pkwy, Ames, IA). RSVP.
- Thanksgiving week event to be announced. Where/when would you like to share a meal with AAS members who are in town for the break? Vote at this Doodle poll.
This is the big week! The much awaited Superstition Bash is Friday the 13th. Of course, there are other activities this week as well:
- Interfaith Discussion of the MU Chapel. Monday 7-9pm MU Gold Room. This discussion will hopefully lead to a greater understanding of how to make the chapel more inclusive.
- Silent Vigil for LGBT Equal Rights. Tuesday 5-7pm Lake Laverne. This vigil was organized by Chris from Collegiate Methodist in response to the recent vote to take away equal rights in Maine, and to stand with our LGBT sisters and brothers in the quest for equal rights. RSVP.
- AAS Meeting. Thursday 7-9pm MU Gold Room. At this meeting, we’ll discuss the latest draft of the AAS logo and plan for the Superstition Bash. Planning for the Superstition Bash is almost complete, but we need AAS members to help with the Superstition Stations. Important: if you can’t make it to the meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help!!! Also, if you have any skeptical, science, etc themed music email email@example.com so we can get it on the playlist.
- Ask an Atheist and Hug an Atheist booth. Friday 11am-1pm UDCC Commons.
- Superstition Bash! Friday 7-11pm Molecular Biology. RSVP. For full details, see the AAS blog.
- Brews and Views. Monday 7-8pm Old Chicago. Join people from a variety of religious-type student groups for a discussion of how evangelism may or may not fit in with multiculturalism. RSVP.
Here are this week’s events:
- GSB Meeting – Wed 28 Oct (today!) 7pm MU Campanile Room – Discussion of the MU Chapel. See the AAS blog for more info.
- AAS Meeting – Thurs 29 Oct 7pm MU Gold Room – Critical Bible study with guest speaker Randy Henderson from Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers. Bring a bible or two so you can follow along.
- Ask an Atheist – Friday 30 Oct 11am-1pm UDCC Commons – Recruit new members to AAS and help show people that atheists are nice people too.
Some additional info:
- If you didn’t get a chance to record your Coming Out Atheist story, you can record it on your own and send to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to our YouTube channel (still under development). If you did record your story, please let us know if you do not want it posted online and if you do not want your name listed with the video and/or audio.
- The Superstition Bash is approaching FAST! If you want to help with either the display case or the superstition stations, please email email@example.com ASAP. If you already signed up to help, you’ll get an email about that soon.
- We decided on Russell’s Teapot for our logo at the last meeting. It is currently being designed.