Free@VT Weekly Announcement

Welcome back Freethinkers! I know many of you are just getting back into town, so I wanted to fill you in on some of the things that we’ve been working on, and some of the events that are coming up in the next two weeks.

A lot of work has been done over the past couple weeks developing promotional materials for the club. We’ve made posters, an A-frame, and finalized our table layout for Gobblerfest. We also had a booth at the LGBTQ Hokie Hi this week, and met several people that might be interested in joining the club. Josh Clark and Brian Farrell have been hard at work respectively creating our lineup of speakers and organizing the Breakfast Club.

The breakfast club is a Friday event starting on the second week of classes, facilitating discussion between people of different religious and political leanings. It will be held at 10:10am in the large dining area on the first floor of Turner Place. Visit the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/freebreakfast/) if you’re interested.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 27 – This coming Tuesday will be the first meeting of the semester. We will be in Squires, Brush Mountain B from 7:00 to 8:30. It will be one of our normal discussion meetings; definitely try to make it if you can.

Tuesday, Sept. 3 — During next week’s meeting, Dr. Zack Lewis will be giving a presentation entitled “Secrets that Scientists Don’t Want YOU to Know About”. The meeting will be in the same time/place as the previous week.

Wednesday, Sept. 4 – We will be having an information table starting around 10:00 outside of D2. Contact Zack Lewis if you’re interested in volunteering to staff the booth. Here’s a link to the Doodle poll: http://doodle.com/f34qeix6ir6bb4tm

Friday, Sept. 6 – We will have a table at Gobblerfest from 4:00-8:00. More detailed information will be coming soon. We will also have our 1st Friday of the month event, where we will be watching TED talks of your choosing. That will take place in Squires 219 from 8:00-10:00 PM.

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In addition, Cory Brunson (jabrunso@vt.edu) has offered to begin regular (daily) posting on relevant topics to foster a more public discussion forum—if enough club members are interested! If you are, just subscribe to the RSS feed and let him know. The blog also welcomes posts from members any time on any topic. Make an account at the website, or email your post and nom de blog to Cory.

Here’s a link to the Free@vt RSS feed: http://www.freeatvt.org/?feed=rss2

There is a group of us that go climbing at Crimpers Climbing Gym in Christiansburg during the week, and some of us will be going this Monday (today) at 6:00. It costs $18 to rent shoes and climb for the evening. Check out their website at http://www.crimpersclimbing.com/.

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Visit our website (http://www.freeatvt.org) or our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/24398461218/) for more information.