By Terra Chambers

In honor of Darwin Week, the Boise State University Secular Student Alliance (BSUSSA) will be offering two events. The first event is a lecture by Janet Layne and Dan Barker.

Layne is a professor in biological sciences and will be lecturing on evolution. Barker is going to be lecturing on the topic of losing faith in faith.

The lecture is going to be held at Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (BUUF) on Thursday Feb. 6.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the lecture starting at 6:30 p.m.

Jake Wolford, president of BSUSSA and the organizer of the events is excited to see his hard work paying off.

“This is going to be fun,” Wolford said.

Barker will also be performing his hit songs and be participating in a Q&A section with the audience members.

This event is free to the public but donations are appreciated.

The next event will be a debate regarding the existence of God.

The debate will take place on Feb. 7 in the SUB Simplot Ballroom.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will start 7 p.m. Barker will be debating on behalf of BSUSSA and Bill Pubols, executive director of the Biblical Studies Center in Boise, will be the opposition. BSUSSA is hoping for close to 300 people in attendance.

Barker is a member of the speakers bureau for Secular Student Alliance with an interesting background.

Barker was an evangelical  preacher for 19 years then gave up his faith.

Barker is now a co-owner of the Freedom from Religion Foundation.

The debate will also have a Q&A session. This event is also free.

For more information on these events or to contact BSUSSA  visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/bsu.ssa/ or email at boisestate@secularstudents.org.