Category Archives: Upcoming Events


By Jimmy Palmer,
President, RU Secular Humanist Club

'Humanists Against Malaria' Bakesale

Every time I am asked in front of Brower Commons, a known hotspot for fundraising and protest, to sign a petition I ask the obvious question, “What does this petition support?”

So I would be doing you a disservice if I were to ask you to join Rutgers University Secular Humanists (RUSH) and ask you to be a student Humanist without backing up what these items entail.

This will give you a good idea what to expect of RUSH, Humanism, and me, if writing is of any indicator.

RUSH is a brand new student organization which has its main goals in mind to, “…understanding the nature of humanity, promote humanism, and bettering the world through community service.” Taken from our Facebook page, we have outlined (more…)

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This September, at the Chaplaincy’s first event of the semester, we will be presenting David Niose, the President of the American Humanist Association.

He will be presenting his new book Nonbeliever Nation: the Rise of Secular Americans.

The meeting will be Sept 17th at 7:30pm at the RU Student Center in Multipurpose Rm A, New Brunswick.

Details about the event in the flyer below:

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The Chaplaincy is finally finishing up its plans for the Fall Schedule.

Below are our current plans for the semester’s events.

Let us know what sounds good or what else you might like to see.  Suggestions, comments, squeels of excitement?  Write them in the comments below!

Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans

Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular AmericansMonday, September 17, 2012, 7:30pm, Rutgers Student Center

David Niose, President of American Humanist Association, discusses his new book, Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans, about “how public policy has been decimated by the rise of engaged religious fundamentalists since 1980” and how the modern secular movement (more…)

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Student Orientation Schedule – June-Aug 2012

If you can attend, we would love to have you.  If you’re showing up just to see the tables, make sure to stop by!  You can either help us set up or just keep up company.  Please send us an email if you would like to come.  Thanks!

Tuesday, June 12th (Transfer/Adult)
Wednesday, June 13th (Transfer/Adult)
Monday, June 18th (First-year)
Thursday, June 21st (First-year)
Monday, June 25th (First-year)
Thursday, June 28th (First-year)
Monday, July 2nd (First-year)
Monday, July 16th (First-year)
Thursday, July 19th (First-year)
Monday, July 23rd (First-year)
Wednesday, July 25th (Transfer/Adult)
Thursday, July 26th (First-year)
Monday, July 30th (First-year)
Thursday, August 2nd (First-year)
Monday, August 6th (First-year)
Thursday, August 9th (First-year)
Monday, August 13th (First-year)
Wednesday, August 15th (Transfer/Adult)
Wednesday, August 29th (Transfer/Adult)


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Tabling at RU New Student Events – May-Aug 2012

The Humanist Chaplaincy regularly Tables at Student orientations throughout the summer.  This year we have over a dozen events planned and will be sending out more information as they approach.  Most events are for either Incoming Freshmen or Transfer Students.  However, like this previous weekend, we also set up tables for Alumni events.

Even if you don’t know what ‘Tabling’ is, you’ve likely already seen it.  The Chaplaincy sets up a fold-able table, among sometimes dozens of other organizations, and then sets up poster boards, pamphlets and other information about the Chaplaincy.  In past events we’ve also had games, like Guess the Humanist.

We could always use help setting up for events or you could come by just to keep us company.  If you are already familiar with the Chaplaincy, please come and talk to students that stop by to ask questions.  If you are an incoming Rutgers student, please stop by as well!  We would love to have conversation.

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Interfaith Service & Alumni Tabling – Sat May 12

To all Humanist Alumni,

For the second year in a row, I’m speaking at the “All-Alumni Interfaith Chapel Service,” which is Saturday, May 12, at 9am in Kirkpatrick Chapel.  I hope to present our perspective by reading a poem I think of as a Humanist and a universal human affirmation.

The poem is called “I Will Not Die an Unlived Life.”

Afterwards, from about 10:30 until 2pm, I will be at a table with some humanist alumni on Voorhees Mall.


Thank you very much,
Barry Klassel

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