The American Scientific Affiliation

ASA NewsNote November 14, 2017

Dear Colleague,

November is the month we often focus on all that we are thankful for. Here at the ASA, we are thankful for you and God's faithful provision to our organization. Whether you are a student, a professional, an educator, or a retiree, we value each one of you.

Our student membership drive has been extended through December 31. If you haven't already, encourage the students in your life to take advantage of afreeASA membership.

Please take a moment to read about the many notable ASA news items taking place around the world.

With gratitude in Christ,

Leslie and Vicki


Fall Student Membership Drive

Thank you to all who have participated in our Student Membership Drive and to those students receiving their first NewsNote, welcome! We are so glad you've joined.

Remember, there are benefits for every ASA chapter in this competition.

  • For every 10 new students, $100 is awarded to that chapter.
  • The chapter welcoming the most new students will receive $500.

Frontrunners are:

1. Grand Canyon University– 38 students

2. UNC Chapel Hill– 9 students

3. Northwestern University– 7 students

The competition has been extended to December 31.Every chapter still has a chance. Please help us reach our goal of 200 new student members!

On the Radio in L.A.

Leslie will be hosting the next Science & Faith radio show on KKLA (99.5 FM) next weekend. The show will air at midnight on Saturday morning, November 18. The theme of the show will be, "Moving Beyond Tim and Origins: Engaging Science & Faith in the Here and Now." Listen live at this link:


Or if you'll be sleeping at that time (like most of us!), wait for a link to the podcast following the show.


CSCA Call for Abstracts

Our affiliate, the CSCA, is holding a conference addressing science and Christianity co-hosted by Trinity Western University, May 11–14, 2018.The abstract submission deadline is January 15, 2018. For more information about the conference or to submit an abstract, clickhere.


CSCA Videos

CSCA has assembled some excellent video recordings of chapter speakers. Please check them all out at this link:

Constitution and Bylaws Survey and Forum

Please take a moment and complete this onlinesurveyregarding potential changes to the C&BL. There is also anopen forumfor discussion of the proposals. All feedback is much appreciated!

ASA 2018 Annual Meeting in Boston

Mark your calendar now for next year's Annual Meeting at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. Program Chair Michael Paul is putting together a terrific program. View the promo slideshere. You won't want to miss it! Stay tuned for the upcoming Call for Abstracts.


Employment Opportunities

The AAAS's Dialogue on Science, Ethics, & Religion (DoSER) is hiring. The world of science and religion is a small one and DoSER is growing and looking to find just the right person committed to furthering the important dialogue between the scientific and faith communities. to view both openings.


ASA Online Member Directory

Trying to look up a fellow ASA member? Don't forget about our online member directory. This is a useful tool for connecting members across the globe. Use your log in to sign into the ASA website and the directory can be found under the 'Membership' tab. To edit your own directory information, click on 'Manage profile/Edit Bio'.

Local Chapter Happenings

Southern California Christians in Science Winter Day Conference, January 27, 2018, at Cal Baptist University. Clickherefor more information or to register.



We would love to help you publicize your local chapter events in our next News Note! Contact Kristen Broughton for details at

Annual Fund& Capital Campaign Update

Annual Fund

By now you should have received our Annual Fund appeal letter in the mail. We hope you enjoyed reading Faith's testimony of what the ASA means to her, and we know many of you have similar stories. Our Annual Fund goal this year is $150,000. We truly appreciate all gifts. You can mail in your donation to the ASA home office or donate onlinehere.

Capital Campaign

Thank you to the many who have generously participated in our capital campaign. We have successfully raised $144,739 to date and have just $5,261 remaining to meet our goal of $150,000. If you have not yet made a gift, or are in a position to make an additional gift, we would be most grateful! Donate onlinehere.

Prayer Committee

It is very clear from recent news events that prayer for our country and for each other is essential. As an international organization, we realize many of you might be or know people affected by recent acts of violence or natural disasters. We are looking for ASA prayer warriors to pray intentionally and regularly on behalf of and for the ASA as we seek to care for each other in a Christ-like manner. Would you be willing to serve on this important committee of our organization? If so, pleaseemail Vickifor specific details.

Student Scholarship Fund

We had a record number of students, 67 in total, at our 2017 Annual Meeting. Many of them were able to attend due to the scholarship funding we were able to provide. Thanks to many of you who have already generously given to the scholarship fund. If you have not already done so, would you considermaking a giftnow to help us replenish the fund?

Holiday Shopping with the ASA

As the holiday season approaches, we want to remind you of ways to support the ASA through your shopping.

1.Visit theASA virtual bookstorethrough Christian Book Distributors and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the ASA.

2. ASA is a member ofAmazon Smileso please designate ASA as your supported organization every time you purchase through Amazon.

3. Gift amembershipto another friend, colleague, or family member.

See You on Facebook

There are two ways for ASA members to connect and interact on Facebook. We would love to see you there!

Find us at our page and you will find many interesting, intriguing, compelling, and educational posts in your newsfeed. And each is an opportunity to interact with great resources and other ASA members.

TheNexus Forumis a place for ASA members to connect and engage as an online community. The forum is a closed group, and ASA members can request to be added to the group Forum posts are designed to allow members to get to know each other, share from experience, find support and encouragement in their personal and professional development. Posts will introduce new topics of discussion with specific questions designed to lead to dynamic interaction with fellow ASA members.

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