Monday, February 16, 2015

ETSU Natural History Museum & Gray Fossil Site: All About Gray Fossil Site's Red Panda

ETSU Natural History Museum & Gray Fossil Site: All About Gray Fossil Site's Red PandaBristol’s Panda (Pristinailurus bristoli), found only at the Gray Fossil Site, is an ancient North American relative of the living Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens). Known from intact skeletons, it is the most complete fossil ailurid from North America and most complete ailurine found anywhere else in the world....

Friday, July 13, 2012

Interfaith Forum 2012

For those of you that missed our amazing Forum here is the video archive from April 2012. Enjoy and share!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Final S.A.N.E. Meeting

    • Wednesday
    • 7:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Rogers-Stout Hall 102
  • Great Darwin's finches, its been another year! Come to our last meeting where we will have officer elections for next year, a discussion of possible future projects, and head to a fine establishment afterwards to celebrate a good year.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Trans-faith forum ends interestingly - East Tennessean

   Here is a simple review from the primary campus newspaper. The review covers one of the questions asked during the Q&A as well as the general atmosphere of the entire forum.

     This event will definitely lead us into doing more events and having a greater awareness around campus. We meet weekly in Rogers-Stout on the first floor Wednesdays at 7 pm. We welcome everyone so stop by and be part of something awesome.

Trans-faith forum ends interestingly - East Tennessean

Trans-Faith Forum Review:We Are At War in Iraq Because Iraq Is The Number One Producer of Asparagus

     This is one of our earliest reviews and it seems quite a good representation of what took place. Overall it was a well attended event with lots of grounds issues covered in such a short time. 

     This event should definitely lead the charge to further events where we can collaborate, debate, come up with new ideas to generally help our society. 

Be on the lookout for future awesome S.A.N.E. events!

Beware the Pure Spirit, Let the Flesh Instruct the Mind: We Are At War in Iraq Because Iraq Is The Number O...: "I had the pleasure of attending a Transfaith panel discussion last night here on ETSU’s campus. There was a great deal of interest in this forum discussion, the room was packed. I had wondered whether this type of discussion was going to be well received by students on campus. This topic and the ensuing discussion were important to all of those attending. I find it amusing that the organizers of this event were atheist and agnostics ETSU’s own S.A.N.E. These fine students have presented in my undergraduate class for the past couple of years. My students are always astonished when they come to present, that is, they are not expecting such down-to-earth, laid back fellow students. I think that in their minds, they are expecting to see goth/emo students all dressed in black and spewing forth flames and nihilism from their various body orifices. SANE folks are generally disarming in their appearance and presentation style........"

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Trans-Faith Forum

"Hello and welcome!! Please see more below

The SANE (Skeptics and Atheist Network of ETSU) group is hosting our first ever Trans-Faith Forum!! Co-sponsoring the event are as follows: CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ), RUF (Reformed University Fellowship), the Catholic Center, the Dharma Community, MSA (Muslim Student Association) and the Philosophy Club.

The skinny: a panel of representatives from the listed groups will be answering questions from our moderator.

The thick:

The event is a panel of students representing themselves as members of different religious associations and speaking from the perspective of Islam, Buddhist, different types of Christianity, as well as non-theistic. Our moderator, the amazing Dr. Chris Dula, will be presenting our panel with questions for them to address. The forum is NOT a debate, but an introductory non-proselytizing Q&A where no one is set out to be shown right or wrong. The purpose is only to show different perspectives on questions that we, as people of any religious association, often ask ourselves or each other. Our goal is to promote mutual respect and understanding between people, no matter their faith or lack thereof. There will also be a time after the event for an audience Q&A where anyone attending can directly ask our speakers questions.

This event is FREE, and open to the public, APRIL 12TH, 6 PM. At the ETSU, Culp Center BALLROOM (top floor).

More information and details will follow:
If any group, organization, or company wishes to help advertise the event, we can list you as a supporter and include you in our credits for the event. If another student group wants to be involved feel free to contact me, Ben Luther or Bryce Watson

We're still waiting on confirmation for speakers, although each of these groups have signed on, but so far they are as follows.

CRU unsure as yet
RUF unsure as of yet
Catholic Center- Father Mike possibly
Dharma- unsure as of yet
MSA- Rana Zakaria
SANE- Benjamin Luther and Perry Winters

I'll adjust the info as it comes in.

Quote from Dula
"I'm honored to have been asked to be the Moderator for this unique and interesting event...the major goal is promotion of completely respectful education and communication across a wide variety of world views, from monotheistic, to polytheistic, to atheistic. The only requirement of audience members in an interest in the topic and a willingness to listen to all sides peacefully. Panel members don't claim to be authorities (though some clearly are), but rather will be representing themselves as individuals within various groups. Standardized questions have been prepared by a working group of members from these great organizations, and an audience Q&A will occur after the formal session. Hope you can join us!"

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day! S.A.N.E. Meeting 29FEB2012

S.A.N.E. Meeting

  • Location: Rogers Stout Hall 102
  • We will be discussing the shadowbox, future events, and to celebrate the opening of our bank account we will have PIZZA! Come join us!

  • Come enjoy Leap Day at Rogers-Stout Hall Room 102 on the ETSU campus! Bring a friend.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

S.A.N.E. Movie Night!

S.A.N.E. Movie Night! 22February2012

Like aliens? Carl Sagan? Jodie Foster? Contact. Come watch it.

Bring a friend or a few. We will be showing this awesome movie in Rogers-Stout Hall Room 102 and we will be starting at 7pm. See you there!