Sunday, January 31, 2010

Secular Student Alliance Leadership Conference

I will be attending this conference to represent SHIFT. If anyone is interested in accompanying me, then please contact me for details.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Baha'i Interfaith Devotional

Yesterday at Plaza Fest, as the Interfaith Liason of SHIFT, I stopped by various tables and spoke with representatives of many Faith Groups on campus. I was so pleased to learn what they are doing to coordinate efforts with each other and engage the community in service for good!

I hope that many in our group can find the time to join them in their discussions and activities - in a respectful and engaging manner - so that we, as Secular Humanists, can become better represented among faith groups as community members focused on bettering humanity as well! We of non-faith have no good reason to disengage from our communities because of others' professions of faith in higher beings. I hope you agree!

This Thursday, January 28, 2010 I hope you will join the Baha'i Campus Association in their first Interfaith Campus Devotional of the Spring 2010 semester - the topic is "Economic Prosperity of Humanity," a discussion in which we very well can engage! This will be held from 7:30 - 9:00 pm in Room 319 of the Student Union Building.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Plaza Fest This Tuesday!

Are you interested in learning more about SHIFT - Secular Humanism, Inquiry and Freethought? Please stop by our table between 10am and 2pm this Tuesday, January 26, 2010! There will be snacks and handouts and plenty of good company to chat with about Secular matters. This event will occur in the ballroom of the Union Building on campus. Please help by manning the table for any amount of time or by just hanging out to chat with those who are and/or with interested passers-by.

Monday, January 11, 2010

SHIFT Happens

Every Sunday at 1:00pm! By the Pool Tables in the Student Union. And as this is the first Sunday Meeting of Spring Semester, there will be pizza and awesome company! Please join us, and bring everyone you know.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Event Report

I am pleased to report that "The Many Faces of Charles Darwin" lecture was a great success. Held on Friday, December 11, 2009 and hosted by SHIFT, The College of Science, and The Department of Biology of The University of Utah, Daniel Fairbanks' lecture was engaging and informative.

This event brought in the highest number of attendees to a SHIFT event held during the Fall 2009 semester - 22 persons total - and also brought in $45, donated by those who attended, to contribute toward our first Lecture Event of 2010! We are working on bringing in Austin Dacey, former Center for Inquiry Representative to the United Nations, on Febuary 27 at 4:00.

If you are able to contribute to the Austin Dacey event, please contact Elaine Ball at If you would like more information about Austin Dacey or how you might be able to help with this event, please contact Jason Cooperrider at