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The SFL Executive Board is the principal entity that drives SFL as an organization. The Executive Board is in charge of SFL’s strategic decisions and carrying out the majority of SFL’s projects and activities. SFL’s rapid growth and success has been due primarily to the dedication, passion, and hard work of the Executive Board. Selection to the SFL Executive Board is highly competitive and carries significant responsibilities.  However, it is also an incredibly rewarding opportunity to make a difference in the world.

For more information on the Executive Board and to submit an application, please visit: http://studentsforliberty.org/about/apply-for-the-2012-2013-sfl-executive-board/.

For two nights only, January 17th and January 26th, a new documentary about Ayn Rand and her most famous work “Atlas Shrugged” will be screened in theaters across the country. Ayn Rand & the Prophesy of Atlas Shrugged “examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand’s epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America.”

This film serves not only as a warning about the direction the country is headed as Ayn Rand’s predictions come true, but it is also a great introduction to the novel and Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism. This is a great event to start the semester and energize the students in your club about liberty.

Visit this link to find the screening closest to you and to buy your tickets, and check out the trailer!

The following is a guest submission by Kevin Rutter, president of Rutgers Libertarians, describing his student organization’s newly published magazine. Click here to read the fall issue of their publication, The Invisible Hand.

Here at Rutgers University, our libertarian student organization decided to publish a magazine because we felt that the biggest problem with libertarianism is its lack of exposure. In political discussion with students, we have found that many of them agree with the majority of libertarian views but are simply unaware of what our philosophy exactly is. To remedy this situation, my group decided to publish a magazine to clear up common misconceptions about the libertarian viewpoint. Thus, The Invisible Hand was born.

We view The Invisible Hand as a tremendous opportunity to bring the ideas of libertarianism to students by distributing issues at dining halls and student centers. In this manner, someone who may have never had exposure to libertarianism before can open the magazine up to a random article and think to themselves, “Hmm, this seems like a good idea.” We aim to have our articles address current events and, if possible, even campus news. This gives articles a context for the reader so they may say, “Hey, this applies to me right now, right here.”

For you libertarian clubs out there considering starting a publication, I offer two tips regarding long-term planning and delegation. First, you want to begin your journey with a clear view of what you want the publication to look like while maintaining some wiggle room to change a few things if need be. As for delegation, it is necessary to make sure that one person isn’t doing the bulk of the work. You could ask multiple people to write articles, have one person do editing, formatting, marketing, the finances, etc. If everyone has something to do and is in constant communication, things will go a lot smoother and the project will likely turn out better. It is also important in planning to know how you will distribute your publication (i.e. what will have the best effect, what will allow the most people to read it, etc.).

Starting a publication is not an exact science. So, be sure to look back on each issue and ask yourself what worked and what did not so as to to fix any problems for the future. But, if you keep at it, you will produce a terrific media outlet to spread the message of libertarianism to the masses. That’s what we have done at Rutgers with The Invisible Hand, and we hope you can follow suit at your university as well!

The National Rifle Association is coming to this year’s International Students For Liberty Conference! In addition to being a Bronze Level Conference Sponsor and hosting a permanent exhibitor table throughout the conference, the NRA will also be hosting a full-length NRA University Seminar.

The full NRA University session will span over two breakout sessions on Saturday, February 18. The first portion will cover gun rights and their importance, and the second portion will discuss how we as college students can defend those rights.

Also, all NRA University attendees will receive a FREE one-year membership to the NRA, as well as hats, t-shirts, and other NRA gear.

If you’d like to attend NRA University at the ISFLC, please RSVP on the Facebook event page. For more information, please e-mail NRAU@nrahq.org.

To be eligible to attend NRA University at the International Students For Liberty Conference, you must be registered to attend the conference. Click here to register.

The LearnLiberty team at the Institute for Humane Studies has just released their first “counterpoint” video featuring a  LearnLiberty style response to popular anti-market videos on the internet. Today’s video features Prof. Art Carden addressing The Story of Broke, a new installment of the The Story of Stuff Project which has over 8 million views combined and is being shown in schools across the country.

Check out LearnLiberty’s new video!