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New College Volume 3 Number 2 Spring 1987 Nimbus Nimbus: a type: of ram cloud; it is also used in reference to the glowing halo that surrounds the head of a saint. The connote tions as they refer to NC: a glow of memory a rain of fertility. Editor. Planning for the Year 2010 To assist with its long-range planning, the New College Foundation asked Provost Robert Benedetti to draw up, in consultation with the college community, a projection of the College's needs extending to the year 2010, 50th anniversary of New College's charter. Nimbus, in the person of New College Special Projects Director Jim Fenney, spoke with the provost about New College in 2010 and how we get there. Nimbus: Your long-range planning addresses three areas, colkge mission, size and the nature of faculty work in 2010. Turning first to mission, will it change? R.B.: This is where we'll see the least change. The need in 20 I 0 for a college tailored to the needs of bright, intellectually curious and serious students will be as great a now. Student and faculty will stiil come here because this is a place where they can ask the meta que tions--the questions about the questions--and be treated as sensible for doing so. Nimbus: You've presented two enrollment projections for the turn of the century, one with 600 on cmnpus and 50 off campus (pursuing off campus study or on leave of absence), and one with 600 on campus, with almost 200 off campus. Why grow at all? R.B.: Fir t, our students tell us to grow. Some are leaving because we're too small, too parochial. When the numbers get too low, and they are too low now, the like! ihood that each individual will ftnd friends and faculty with whom he or she has mutual intere ts declines dramatically Second, we lack the critical mass of faculty that permits us to properly address the core liberal arts disciplines and, additionally, respond to emergent disciplines like computer science, drama and geography. A larger srudent body, with the I: 10 faculty student ratio intact, gives us opportunity for better coverage. Third, we need enough graduates to sustain an impact on the state, on the national scene. Our grads are our product, our reason for being. If we keep graduating classes of 53, as we did last year, we simply cannot conunand the attention needed to have impact on the world beyond Sarasota. Finally, the Foundation's attractiveness to donors is very much enhanced by college growth. Donors equate growth and numbers of graduates with success, which is quite reasonable from the donor's view. Who wants to give money to a place w1th declinmg enrolhncnt. or that"'> '>0 o.,malJ no one ever hears of it? Nimbus: Why not 1,500 students, or 5,000 for that matter? R.B.: The opportunity for face-to-face interaction of each individual with every other individual is the key to "individualized" education here If we grow too much, this breaks down, and with it the intensity of the academics and the feasibility of tutorials and senior theses It's worth noting that before the baby boom and veterans educational benefits generated a huge pool of potential students, 600-800 was considered the ideal residential college iz:e. What we're doing is putting ourselves at the classic residential college size of proven educational and social effectiveness. Nimbus: Now the pool of potential students is shrinking, not growing, and even in 2010, when modest growth of the pool is predicted, there will be many more college openings than there are academically qualified students. Where will New College get its 650 or 8()() students? R B .: You might ask the same for faculty! By 2010 a serious shortage of college faculty is predicted, and by 20 I 0 most of our present faculty members will have retired Clearly on both fronts, we will have to be very competitive. When I became provost, my first priority was to restore to admissions the kind of funding and taffing levels it had when New College was launched, and I've done that. Consequently, now, in the worst possible years for recruiting students, with the pool drying up and half the merit scholars opting for engineering schools or other non-liberal arts tracks, our numbers are growing nght on target. But we can't sit back and celebrate; many of ew College's features are now offered at conventional college The senior thesis, international exchanges and off campus study, hands-on research approaches to science, freshmen working with senior professors, low student-faculty ratios -we're seeing these things at more and more college So we need to develop new options, continually strengthening the opportunities here. And we've got to enhance the faculty experience with more ''The need in 2010 for a college tailored to the needs of bright, intellectually curious and serious students will be as great as now.'' resources, more opportunities for participation in the national intellectual life Some colleges, and even state universities, are enhancing the faculty salary and benefits package with campus housing, sub idized mortgages, and the like. We need to innovate, to be creative and adventuresome New College in the '60s showed that academic rigor and innovation could be linked as they never had before. In the '70s we introduced and perfected the academic contract curriculum. I think we'll be doing innovative things in the '90s and beyond that draw people here because other college aren't doing these things. Nimbus: Fine on the numbers, but right now the New College community seems whiter than the University of North Dakota in a February blizzard. R.B.: At 2000, almost a third of the U.S. population will be ''non-white.'' Growth in the population of young people will be greatest among groups that aren't WASP or even close to WASP. The College will have to draw from, and serve, these young people, and to do that each of us at New College will have to reach out and become more culturally sensitive. We will have to provide new kinds of support and service. In many ways this is our toughest and perhaps mo t exciting challenge. I've directed admissions to address the recruitment of non-whites aggressively, but to be succes ful this very definitely must become part of the agenda of every sector -faculty, Foundation, administration, alumni We presently have no non-white Foundation trustee for example, and no black American faculty. Admission can't do it alone. Nimbus: What will teaching bright, slightly crazy students be like in 2010? R.B: Obviously faculty will conunand a greater range of teaching and research resources. They 'll be able to call up, in their offices, sophisticated data bases and bibliographies. The art historian will be able to assign prec isely selected programs of art which students will view in their rooms whenever they wish In fact, these things are possible now, but still a bit too expensive. With all the e automated resources, the pace of scholarship will be faster and students will be doing a great deal more original cholarship than is possible now when you have to wait two weeks for an inter library loan or go through slide trays trying to pick out the one you need With the heightened pace issues of where to invest one's energies, how to avoid excessive specialization, and how to balance teaching and research issues we face today will only be more pressing more devilish. But there'll be new rewards Automation will put us into the same resource base that universities have Teachers will travel more often with their students, I think We'll have faculty and students in Australia and India, perhap China and even the Soviet Union, and their counterparts will be here. Sarasota will be almost the $ize of San Diego, and we'll benefit from fantastic theater, music and art not even imagined when that charter was signed in 1960. We'll have one of the finest pieces of bayfront property remaining in Florida, and we'll use it fully Nimbus: Where do alumni fit the 2010 picture? R.B.: Alumni are central. First, alumni have the ability proven ability, now to raise funds that complement the Foundation's emphasis on endowment, endowment that must grow just for us to tay in place because we'll need so many new faculty positions. Alumni can direct their efforts to the enhancements that cnr n nlllrv" edge. a ew College education is a sound base for creative life after college. Students and alumni alike tell us that we must have a career network for students. Our new grads don't have the contacts with the folks out there who are doing it or examples of the range of career possibilities. This is a place where some of the older, ''elite'' colleges are way ahead of us because they have networks in place And they Jet prospective tudents know it! But we'll come out well because of the exciting thing s our alums do -we just have to put the information into a network so we can use it. Third, alumni are going to play a rapidly growing role in our campus intellectual life. Recently, for example, they've been on campus in a number capacities at new student orientation, at a colloquim on career planning, at commencement where they forge a bond with the new alumni. I hope to see them in the future as members of the faculty, of course, but also as vi iting faculty and consultants on a regular basis. Some you will remember the old "Student Chair," a visiting faculty position funded from student fees and sometimes filled by returning grads. Why not an alumni chair, funded and filled by alumni? Fourth, as we've said over and over in Nimbus, alums are crucial to our new student recruitment. (To make it easier on yourselves, have big fami l ie and send us the kids.) Finally, alumni are our product -I think I already said that in another conte11:t and they will be the mea ure of our contribution to the community, state, nation and world. Their halo reflect on us. Trite to say, but absolutely true
Remember When. ? 1966 Literature Seminar Reminisce and Renew Friendships '87 Reunion, May 22-24 Friday, May 22 7 p.m. thereafter Saturday, May 23 11 a.m. 5:30p.m thereafter 9 p.m. Sunday, May 24 Graduation College Hall (Old Library) Alumni Registration/Reception Hors d'oeuvres/Cash bar Music Room Beach BBQ (beer provided) Gulf Beach Re sort on Lido Key Alumni Association General Bu siness Meeting Hamilton Center Cocktails (cash bar) and Dinner Dance to 20 years of PCP favorites Brunches planned by individual target classes (cost included in registration) Accommodations: Room s and special rates are bing offered by two mo tels for the reunion. Ask for the New College reunion rooms when you make your reservation. The rooms will be held for us until May 1. Gulf Beach Resort 930 Ben Franklin Drive (Lido Beach), (813) 388-2127 double occupancy=$40 (eff. & apts. also available) Ramada Inn 6545 N. Tamiami Trail (across from airport) 813-355-7771 single=$3 5 Pei Dorms a limited number of dorm room s will be available for alums on a first come, first served basis. The cost is $10 per person per night; you furnish your own l inens. Make checks payable to USF Housing. Call (813) 355-7671, ext. 300 for information 1981 An "extra" Hamilton Center classroom 1CJ77 Waiting to practice for graduation Please help us locate "lost" alumni from the reunion target classes. Nancy Adams Clancy Cavnar Tim Fntz Gordon Jarrell Denise Miller Bonnie Saunders Gay Urvoas Kathleen Alexander Rita Christiansen Francine Gerace Richard Kainz Victor Moldovan Muriel Sauls Scott Verges Valerie Alger Susan Cohen Jennifer Glass Grant Killian George Monoson Brian Sayrs Barbara Watts Bob Beckham John Cou sineau Karen Grady Lois Kingsbury John Moody Shelley Schlicker Fred Whitelaw Marie Benedict Dianne Costello Alexander Goldstein Glenn Kirkconnell Kenneth Moore William Schulz Sandra Williamson Ray Bennett Kathy C rafton Jame s Hagert y John Kogerma James Munson Paul Shaphren Charlotte Willis Linda Benua David Cray F.L. Hannaway Timothy K o hler Lee Newton Pat Sieminski David Wills Dolph Bezoir E llen Cray Glenn Harris Alan Kraus Jeanine Peters Donna Signorelli Susan Wolf Dorothy Bobb Cynthia Cumfer Laura Heery Susan Lampp David Pini Susan Smith Gary Wright Carol Braginski Allen Dalezman Glenn Hendrix Raymond Lesser Dorothy Pulford Jeffrey Smith Sally Yee Craig Brown Ellen Dierdorf Posey Edward Henley Randy Levinson Randall Puttick Michael Sparks Elmer Zebley Phil Bunch Tim Dunsworth Ja y Henry Kenn eth McQuaig Mary Rabb Bruce Tefft Lloyd Zube Lee Butcher Alexis Durham Patrick Holleman Robert McArthur Scon Rattet Donald Thieme Alan Campion J eri Fackelman Richard Ingraham David McDuffy Ray Rosenbloom Cynthia Uhr Clayton Carpenter Janet Finney Dan Jaecks Paul McNeil ';and1 Rugcl John Uhr -------------------------------------------------------------'87 Reunion eserva Ion Please reserve places at $46.00 per person ($75.00 after May 1) for the '87 Reunion If you'll need babysitting for Saturday evening 0 or Sunday brunch 0, please give the ages of the child r en (you pay, of course). Additional ticket s for the Saturday BBQ: Children 10 and under @ $4. 50 # needed Adults and older children @ $8.00 Sunday brunch planned by Class of '67 0 '72 0 '77 0 '82 0 (Check which brunch you will attend. Cost is included in registration .) Name Amount Enclosed---------------Address ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: (day) ____________________________________ (evening) _______________________ Make checks payable to New College Alumni Association and mail to: 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243. NEW COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION What's Gnu? List any special music requests for Saturday evening dancing. 5'"00 North Tamianu l'rail S
class notes sixties sam Black says being the junior member of the faculty in 65/66 has made him feel like an alumnus He's now an attorney with a business, international and tax practice. He, his wife and three children live in washington, D.C. He sends word that Ann HartAnderson '68, a concert vocalist, also is living in Washington. Glenda Cimino '67 is director of one of Ireland's top independent publishers of poetry, Beaver Row Press A newspaper interview with Glenda, forwarded by her parents, says Beaver Row has published eighteen volumes since 1981 by poets such as Brendan Kennelly and Anne Hartigan. Jonathan Lundell '69 is the chairman and co-founder of Opus Systems, a manufacturer of small computer systems. He and his wife, Jo Chamberlain, live in Los Altos Hills, Calif. Bobbie Luther O'Brien '67 has moved from Chicago to Dallas. She's head librarian in a private, college-prep school and her husband, Patrick, is director of the Dallas Public Library. They have I'M> children, Megan (8) and Brendan (5). Bobbie is a member of the Newbery Award selection committee this year. Max Reif w69 lives in the San Francisco Bay area and has written four books of poetry, several other books and a number of songs. One of his books, The Bridge of Lights, has a scene which takes place at New College. Paul and Diana Shiphurst Ukleja '67 visited New College during Christmas break. Paul teaches at Southeastern Massachusetts University and Diana is UCLC Coordinator for Boston University Library. They're looking forward to next year's sabbatical at Kent State University. seventies David Adams '71 is visiting assistant professor of art history at the University of Montana this year. His article, "Form Follows Function: The Hidden Relationship between Architecture and Nature," will be published in the Spring 1987 issue of Orion Nature Quarterly. His booklet "Religion Enthroned:" A Rediscovered 1899 Stained Glass Mural by Frederick Stymetz Lamb will be published by the Brooklyn Museum this year. Michael Armstrong '77 received his M.F.A. (creative writing) from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 1986. His thesis, After the Zap, will be published by Warner Books in June, 1987. This year he received an Alaska State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant for travel and living expenses while working on his current novel, Arviq or, The Whale. Anita Campitelli '75 teaches Gennan at Univeristy of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her M.A. from Northwestern and has run in two marathons. She and her husband, also on the faculty at UNC, have two sons. Frank '71 and Barbara (Sieborowski) Ceo '70 n iuVcU wuh thcu t h n..:c._. :-.o n:-., 1.-n.J.nk 1\n.ay, Duv u.l Brian from Florida to Santa Barbara, Calif. this year. Dan Chambliss '75 was on campus for the month of January doing research on New College's Senior Thesis requirement for Hamilton College. While here he passed on news of Steve Jacobson '75 who just received a patent for his design of a recumbent bicycle. Steve first began building bicycles in the fall of 1971 for his first New College ISP. Steve and Llewellyn Barry w74 have been married for several years and are expecting their first child soon. Jeff Cianci '79 was recently married in Conn. and is living in Manhattan. Robert Hans '80 and Alan Newman '79 served as ushers for the wedding Jeff met his wife, Margaret, while at Columbia Business School. He's a security analyst following chemical company stocks for an investment bank. Jayne Cobb '78 is teaching the course "Resist and Application Techniques in Painting" at New College this term. Jayne is a practicing artist in the Sarasota area. Ralph Colb '72 is a member of Kibbutz Yahel near Eilat and would be pleased to be of assistance to any New College students or alunmi visiting or immigrating to Israel. Heide Catherina Coppotelli '75 a clinical and consulting psychologist in Ponte Vedra Beach Fla has recently opened her private practice. Heide earned her master's and doctorate in clinical psychology from Duke University Lincoln Diaz Balart '76 was elected to his first term in the Florida Legislature in November Brother Jose Diaz Balart '83 helped in Lincoln's campaign In January, Jose became a Central American correspondent for a new Spanish--language network the Hispanic American Broadcasting Network. John Dohrmann '72 and his wife, Debbie, have two children, Jennifer (7) and Andrew (4). He is Chief of Planning for the Puget Sound Water Quality Authority in Seattle Fay Hansen '73's book The Breakdown of Capitalism: A History of the Idea in Western Marxism, published in the U .S. and Great Britain in 85 is being translated into Japanese for publication in Japan. Terry Hoopes '76 has a new job as an employee benefit plan specialist with the United States Dept. of Labor Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration Office of Policy and Legislative Analysis. He and his wife, Maureen are the proud parents of a son, Jan1es Murphy, born Jan. 16 1987. Terry sends word that Jonathan Kroner '76 has a new job in pension administration with Ryder Systems in Miami. Harvey Klinger '72 made the news recently Syndicated "Show Biz gossip columnist Liz Smith reponed Feb. 19 to her millions of readers that New York literary agent Klinger represents JFK s fonner secretary Evelyn Lincoln, who s written her first novel. David Kramer '78 was chosen by Walt Disney Pictures to photograph the movie poster and five foot, point of purchase stand-up for the movie "Flight of the Navigator". Kramer with ttlt Disney movie poster "Flight of the Navigator" for Little Brown & Co, a publishing company owned by Time Inc He's married (Deborah) and his one child (Jay Marshall 2 years). Jim Shoemaker '74 visited recently with Ginger Lyon '74, Ed Chadd '76, Cathy Wells '74 and Duke Estes '74. Jim married Mary Lynn Nielsen on Feb. 14. Jim received his M.S., M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana, where he is now a medical resident and emergency duty physician. Jim composed a 78 page score for string quartet for the wedding ceremony and says "Many thanks to Paul Wolfe et aJ for inspiration." Jeff Sugar '76 is a resident physician in psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He'll begin a fellowship in child psychiatry at UCLA-NPI in July 1987. Paul Wendt '78 is teaching History of Economic Thought at University of New Hampshire and working on his Ph.D. thesis (Harvard Univ.). Paul says his marathon running days may be over. He had dinner in the New Orleans French Quarter recently with Seth Kaplan '80 of Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Mich and Rick Rever '79 of Los Angeles eighties Jolynn Butts '33 is on ex.pedition In the!ndfan oc:eaii, analyzing physical and chemical data with an oceanography research team. Molly Hoopes w81 proudly announces the arrival of her son, John Wesley Oden, Jr., who was born August 15, 1985. Molly says she misses spying on armadillos at Myakka! Carol Hoshall '80 was a Burks Scholar at Washington & Lee Univ where she earned her J.D. cum laude in 1983. She's now on active duty with the U.S. Navy in Charleston, SC, serving as the Staff Judge Advocate on a 660' attack submarine tender, the USS Frank Cable. Mike Lasche' '85 was appointed by Gov. Bob Graham to the Florida Bicycle Council, an advisory board on all phases of bicycling. Charlene Lenger '81 and her company, Tropex Plant Leasing, received one of the 35 1986 Interior Plantscape Association Awards for the 1,200 square foot atrium at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla. Photographs of the atrium are pictured in the current edition of Interior Landscape Industry magazine. Larry Lewack '80 is the Public Relations and Development Director for the Champlain Association For Retarded Citizens in Wmooski, Vermont. He ran for a seat in the Vermont legislature this past summer but lost out in a 5-way primary race. Danforth Lincoln '82 will be entering medical school at SUNY, Stony Brook, in September, according to Susan Kuntz Sawyer '71 lives in Vermont with her brother Rob Lincoln '83. husband. Dave, who makes fine Windsor chairs, and Nancy McEldowney '81 had been working at the children, Jonathan (7'12), George (4'12) and Annie (l'h). Soviet Affairs Desk at the State Department only 4 Susan makes quilts and wall hangings, which are pieced months when she was a member of the U.S. delegation color/pattern studies, made up of '/z" squares. She's won to the Reykjavik summit meetings last fall. a couple of awards for her work in the last year. Susan Richard Newrnan-\\Uif '81 received his Ph. D. from spends one day a month studying dyeing and surface Univ. of Rochester in 1986. He's now a member of the design with Julie Leyy '72 who "had the good sense faculty at Univ. of Florida, where he'll be working with to go back to school before she had a baby." graduate school admissions in the Dept. of Computer Betsy Kubick (Lauffer) '78 visited the campus during u nxc:ot in Rochester. Bach A. McComb '78 recently purchased the Nautilus Training Center in Sarasota The Nautilus Training and Wellness Center (as it will soon be known) will introduce members to the concept of total health and physical fitness. McComb is the author of the Megagym Workout Workbook as well as numerous articles pertaining to optimum health and nutrition. Bern Monahan '79 started on his Ph.D. in Biomedical Research in 1980 and entered the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 He's now a junior veterinary student and, as soon as he resubmits his dissertation he'll have a Ph. D He's a 2nd Lt. in the A nny Veterinary Corps, looking forward to at least three years overseas duty. Bern says best friend,Ron Tillitzky '79, is a dentist and owns two practices Pat Moscatello '74 is still practicing law in Honolulu. He s recently moved to a "yuppieish ghetto" near Diamond Head. Andy Roman '72 writes, "I went back to school a few years ago to get my R N. degree and now work in an intensive care unit in an Atlanta hospital. I also teach a course in 'Technologies for Creating' and am involved in a healing modality known as Body Electronics'. My daughter is II and lovely. At present I'm working with NC alumni David Adams '71 and Max Reif w69 in publishing a 'Coming of Age' issue of our old underground NC magazine No. 9. Remember it?'' Jay Shenk '75 received his M.B.A. in 1980 from American Graduate School of International Management. He lives in Fitchburg, Mass. and works the light' as Soo Bong would say and am in graduate school at the Univ. of Michigan in math of all things!" Joe Quick '82 developed an interest in international law at the Univ of Florida From there he's studied law at Oxford, the Sorbonne and Trinity (Ireland). For a/y 87--88 he'll be studying socialist law in Poznan, Poland. Dan Ryan '83 is working as a part--time computer consultant in London England while he's a full-time graduate student in University Trier, West Germany. He's planning on graduate school in the U .S. this fall. Dan sent word about other alums Curt Dyreson '85 is back in Utah after a visit to London, "resting after watching the World Cup on TV, and occasionally thinks about grad school." Rod Kohler '73 and his wife, Sue, have a new baby Daniel, and an older son, Ryan. Rod and Bruce Hutcheon '73 are owners of Synergistics Communications, Inc. Douglas Schmidt '80 writes, "After a teaching assistantship at Univ of Miami in Art History and graduate work in Architectural Design, I spent three years in Europe South America, Southeast Asia, the Orient and South Pacific, and was one of the first people to travel independently in Tibet. Presently I am living in Sarasota and am involved in commercial real estate sales and development." Jim Shore '83 vi ited Sarasota recently from Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, and left word he'll be doing a judicial clerkship with Judge Wiggins on the Ninth Circuit.
alumni association news Candidates For Board of Directors Next month you will receive your ballot for the first ever election for members of the New College AlunVli Association s Board of Directors Please take the time to mark your choices and return the ballot by the deadline which will be on the ballot The Board of Directors is comprised of nine memb e rs elected in at-large elections every two y ears and those alumni who are Trustees of the New College Foundmion. The following alumni are Founootion trustees and rhus members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors: Bob Allen, Jr. '78 John Cranor '67 Chris deBodisco '84, Sean Lincoln 85, Ken Misemer 68, and Carla Schroer '86. Knee-in candilklles are allowed, but, slwuld a write-in candidate be among the cop nine in number of votes, he would need to submit a written stacement agreeing to serve on the board and to attend the meetings of the board at his own expense before his election could be certified The strength and effectiveness of the Alumni Association will be measured in large part, by the amount of support it receives from the total alwnni population. One of the easiest ways you can show your support it to vote in thi s election The 19 candidates for the nine available positions on the New College Alumni Association Board of Directors are listed below. They were asked to submit a brief paragraph introducing themselves to you. Joy Bamitz '74 (Fairport, NY) While working toward a double major in biology and chemistry, I did biological research at four other institutions and pursued my interest in the humanities and social sciences. I obtained a P h .D. in molecular biology at the Univ. of W isconsin, Madison in 1982 and then joined Eastman Kodak Company to work in biotechnology research. I work with local university biotech programs and undergrad interns at Kodak and am an officer of the Crescent Trail Hiking Association. Dan Chambliss '75 is an assistant professor of sociology at Ham i lton College in Clinton, NY. He received his Ph. D. from Yale in 1982 and has been a New College Foundation Trustee, a New College fuculty member in 1'!77 and 1980, and a NCAA Board member since 1 985 In 1986, he delivered the Alumni Greetings at Commen cement. He really wants this job. Andrea Deeb 82 -I graduated in psychology. I liked Sarasota and loved New College so I stayed around another year to work in Admissions as a recruiter / counselor. It was a wonderful experience, but o n e yea r was enough, so I headed off to Duke University and a master's degree in business I graduated in 1985 and joined Towers Perrin, Forster and Crosley (not a law firm) as a general management / human resources consultant. I'm in Tampa a mere 60 miles from Sarasota I am currently a board member of the NCAA. Bill Dudley '74 (Greenwich Village NYC) i s orgi n ally from Massachusetts His area o f con c entration was economics. At present he's a Seni o r Economi s t from Goldman Sachs. He has taught at NYU Busin ess S c hool. D e p a rtm e nt o f Finan ce a nd h as se rv e d o n a number of banki ng task forces. Stephen Hall '69 ( Arlington, VA) I believe the Campus Happenings board should have representation across the years from Joe Murphy '86 teaches mathematics in a pub lic oldest to newest grads and would urge voters to reflect middle school in Charleston, South Carolina At New on this, aside from supporting the people they know College, he majored in mathematics / medieval studies I'm a practical person who believes that many alumni served on the Admissions committee, S.A.C. and require solid reasons why they should pay attention to Campus Council and was a Nat. Sci representative. activities and initiatives of the Association A board Mary Ruiz '78lives in the Sarasota / Bradenton area member needs to be a good listener as well as a where she s employed as a manager with the Manatee cooperative and creative worker. Alumni can do a lot County Community Services Department. She's for the College, but the Association has to give more orginally from New Orleans and her concentration wa; than it asks to be successful. Dedication and hard work Urban Studies She's been President of the Alumni will pay off in building an organization that provides Association Board of Directors since November 1985 useful information and services to alumni. and has been active volunteer on behalf of alumni affuirs Terry Hoopes '76 is a legislative analyst for pension for the last seven years. and welfare benefit matters with the Labor Department Michae l R usse ll '83 -I'm in internal exile, playing in Washington D.C. He received a B.A in social graduate student of an t hropology at the University of sciences and J.D. (1980) and LLM in tax law (1985) Kentucky in Lexington I'd like to participate in the both from Georgetown University. His wife, Maureen Alwnni Board in order to help insure that N .C. maintains is counsel to one of the commissioners of the its place at the center of the universe I don t mind seeing Commodity Futures Trading Commission t h e place change as long as it maintains its opposition Mark Humbert 78 is an attorney in San Francisco, to the prevailing currents of mediocrity surrounding it. Calif. If elected I will serve as a conduit for t h e views Neil Sipe '75 grad u a t ed wit h a B.A deg r ee in of the sizable contingent of New College alumni in t he Envi r onmental Stud ies. During his tenure at New San Francisco Bay Area College he worked w i thin the Environmental Studies Mike Lasche' '85 S i n ce grnduati o n I have been a P ro g ra m a nd co n ce ntr a t e d his e ffort s on l a ke bicycle activist on the local (Sarasota), statewide and management. From Sept 1'!75 to June 1m he attended national level. I am interested in board membership for the University of Florida where he obtained aM .A in the following reasons: (I) to ensure that the A l umni Urban and R egional Planning. After graduation he Associa t ion takes an appropriate role in preserving and worked as a research analyst at the Univ of Florida enhancing the New College visio n ; (2) to ensure that Bureau of Economic and Bu s iness Research the Capital Improvement Trust fund process and other concentrating on the application of microcomputers to developmental initiatives are conducted to the greatest local government planning and management. In the full benefit of New College; (3) to ensure that year end of 1985 he left the University to join M.G. Lewis reunions are well planned and coordinated Econometrics an economic consulting firm located in Jim McDonald 81 is a labor lawyer in Atlanta. He Winter Park Florida. was the first president of the New College Student Doug las Stinson '75 At New College, I was eoAssociation (successor to the SEC) and has been a editor of the newspaper a one term member of the member of the Board of Directors of the New College Student Executive Committee a "Red Cap" at the Alumni Association for the past two years. airport and on option at A r gonne National Labo r atory Jono Mill e r 74 I imagine you share my skepticism Since receiving my Ph .D. in physics (IUinoi s '81) I have regarding the val ue of these short blurbs. As a student been employed in the Kodak Res earc h Laboratories ('70-74) I was a member of S.E .C., student rep. to the where I currently hold the position of Group Leader faculty and member of the College Council. I stayed Magneto-Optics Technology Group I am a member of m Sarasota and have stayed current with the College the Town of Perinton (NY) Conservation Board. since 74. I'm both curmudgeon and problem-solver. Adam Tebrugge 8 2 During my stay at New I want alums to use campus planning to protect the College I was active in student government including quiddity of the N.C. experience I plan to organize a the reorganization of the student court. Following New Kings l ey Hall 20-year reunion College, I attended law school at Florida State and now Gary M ontin '72 (Ellenton FL) has been working work as an assistant public defender in Sarasota. I have in the environmental monitoring and planning field sioce continued to clo s ely follow activities at New College his graduation He owns and operates an environmental and know quite a few of the current students I would consulting firm which provides an array of like to see the Alumni Association be responsive to the environmentally related services to governmental and needs of these students as well as to get all past alumni private entities. He has been active in fund-raising and involved i n the co ntinued support of New College. alumni affairs sinc e hi s graduation and is a current Janet Weisenford '77 received her Masters from member of the B o ard of Direc to rs. U niv e rsity of Pit ts burgh then worked in Washington Mark Mudge '79 -I live and work in S arasota as for 5 year s. She's now a s trat egic plann e r for the Navy a sc ulptor M y medi um i s cast bronze T h ese p ieces are i n Orl a nd o, F la. J a n et is an e nthu sias ti c supporter of c urrently s howin g i n New York, Los A ngel es and New C oll eg e wh o would like to help with internship Prov i nc e town M ass., galleries. I deeply care abo ut New oppo rtu nities and pl ace ment as well as fund rai s ing She C ollege a n d am willing to help make it as wonderful w ou l d be open to s u gges t i ons for agenda item s f o r the a place as it can be. For exa mple, th e A"'l .. u"'m n '" i B o ar d Associatio n can help insure the old Libra maio to general student an d a lumni use rather than its potential con vers ion into o f fices. Harry Ras ky, international a w a rd w i nn i n g documentary filmmaker pre se nted his film T e nne ssee William s' South ," for the campus community an d th e public. H i s son Adam Rasky, i s a New Colle g e s tudent Can a New CoHege degree help you in the Real World? N ov eli s t Hilma W o litzer came to campu s for a week in O c tober a s Woodrow Wilson Fell o w Drawing on her m an y s trength s as a writer and t eac her s he too k us on to u r of a writer s w o rld -i t s plea sures, f ru s t rat i o ns, iro ni es, and uniqu e pa ce. J o ining u s fo r some of her sess i ons w it h s tudent s w e re writ e r Carol Gaskin '74 n ovelist and co lumnist Robe rt P lunk e tt a n d video camera man John Klein 73 A reporte r fro m t h e V oice of Am e r ica vis it ed N e w College and int erviewed Dr. Soo Bong Chae, Provost Benedetti, and s tud e n ts Soong-hoon Kim an d Nam Choe for the V O A program "Th e A merica n Campus" for broadcast in K orea. R o bert M Sayre V isi ting Woodrow W ilson Fellow, w as o n c ampu s for a week in Fe b r u ary mee t ing w ith s tud e nts and fuculty. S ayre, a caree r d i p lomat, has served as amb assa d o r to U ru g uay, Panama and B razil. One of his Sta t e Departme nt assignme n ts was as director of cou nt e r t errorism and emergency plan n i ng. This was the question Provost Benedetti posed to six alumni who met with students on a Tuesday morning in September Dennis Kezar '67 rector of Christ Episcopal Church 10 Bradenton. spoke with great good humor of the intellectual heights he was able to scale after his Charter Class experience Nancy Needham Newman '71 spoke of the search fur meaning her education here involved. a quest she encourages in her at Booker High School. Sarasota. Bob Thrffs '76, a Sarasota attorney in private practice impressed upon his audience the importaoce of keeping the options open so the right opportunity can be seized when it appears Linda Bartholomew '78 gained at New Collc!,>e the confidence needed to co-found and head one of Sarasota's largest full service advertising agencies Collateral Inc. Linda Bressoud Willson '79, a counselor and project director at the Women's Resource Center in Sarasota, learned here what to do when you don't know what to do. no one tells you what to do, and no one is going to make you do whatever it is you need to do Stelien Sauers '80 WdS a fun::eful advocate of using the opportunity at New College to create an interface between one's campus studies and the larger society. He is coastal zone manager fur Sarasota County's Natural Resources Management Department. S t ud e nt s, faculty an d staff b roke the daily rout ine J anuary 22 to atte n d a d ress r ehearsal of L y l e Kessler's p lay, "Orph a n s," as guests of the Asolo State T heat er. The perfo rman ce marked t h e firs t eve nt i n a two-day Drama Colloq uiu m co-spo n sored by the D i visio n of Humanities an d th e A solo State Theater. At a buffet i n C o llege Hall f ollowi n g the performa n ce, J o hn Gull ey, d i rector o f Orphan s," spoke ab o ut th e p lay and his produ ct i o n T h e Coll oqui m was conceived and orches t ra t ed by John Maclnness, Freoch l anguage and literature. A gain n e x t year? B y all means. John D. MacDonald Remembered Novelist John D MacDonald. a New College Trustee from 1969, died in Milwaukee on Dec 28 from complications following hean surgery During t h e early years of New College MacDonald taught a course in writing and was responsible for a workshop that brought outstanding national writers to the campus During the commencement address delivered 10 members of the 15th graduating class of New College in 198 1 MacDonald said What l wish for you is life l ong intellectual discontent. I want you to have that skepticism which dissects the simplistic and makes you look for bener answers than societ:y is now giving .. I imp l y that you must be. in an intellectual sense, a l oner I cannot believe that is a difficult stance for a New College graduate.'
an alum speaks early two years ago thi spring I attended the first of what were to become relatively regular gatherings of fellow New College alum living in the greater Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area That meeting was prompted by the efforts of the Admi sions Office to involve the alumni around the country in the continuous process of renewing the College, with the support of Provost Benedetti as one of the frr t steps in his plan to organize and sustam the College's first meaningful alumni association Our functions locally have been aimed at two goals : assisting Admissions with area recruiting, and providing the area alums with a local forum in which to learn about and participate in the national alumni organization. We perform bod! functions sub tantially similarly; we have parties We based our start on a nucleus of 10-15 of u in the area who had stayed m touch with one ano ther and the College, and among us, we had tayed 10 contact with a large percentage of the approximately 100 alums in t his metropolitan corridor We also shared a high degree of continued interest in the College. Just this few of us were able to get thing s rolling The fir t tep in starting this area s alumni chapter was obtaining accurate lists of the alums who are her e. Admissions wa able to get u started with a core list o!the aJumm witll aooresses) 10 tlie area, a service now transferred to the alumni coordinator, Carol Ann Wi l kinson but for a truly reasonably complete list, we had to go through the overall Alumni Directory AI o, other alu ms i n the area came forward with the whereabouts of so-called l o t" colleagues and corrected addresses In this manner we have added to or corrected the core list Adm issio n s provided us to Work Ethic in Koreatown The Protestant Work Ethic is alive and well and living in L.A.'s Koreatown. So says Ronald Riddle, ew College assoctate professor of music, who studie music in oriental cultures in both America and Asia. H e wrote about Koreatown's mu IC in Selected Reports m Ethnomu ico l ogy "If ever there was a group to make the New England Puritans look like feckless ne'er-do-wells it is the K orean-Americans," Riddle says "It is commonplace for a fam i ly breadwinner to work at one job in the daytime and another at night." "But they work at whatever is available for as long as it takes to accumulate funds to establish a small busine s--the Korean American dream." The community has few vestiges of t raditional Korea. "Most Koreans in America cou ld care less abo u t Korean music from the past," R iddle says. W hy? Mo tly because many of t he K oreans w ho move to the United States are P rote ta n ts from ci t ies. ''Christianity offered an extremely attractive alt erna t ive to the older Asian r elig i ons. Its p romise of salvat i on and it assoc i a tion w i th de m oc r acy promoted its acce p tance .'' When Japa n occ upied Korea in th e ea r ly 1900s, t he J apa n ese downpl ayed K o rea' s native mus i c. After the J a p a nese occ up a t io n e nded and the Korean War unfolded, Korea was deluged with western mu sic, The N ew College F oundation NEW COLLEGE the extent of about 25% After we had a grip on the total number of alums in the area, we establi hed a schedule of holding a party once every 3-4 months: two events (summer and winter) exclusively for the alumni and two events ( spring and fall) for pro pective new students \We have since concluded that the fall events for the pro pective students should be discontinued becau e the tudents are too involved in choosing what colleges to apply to, not which to attend ) We invite all alums to every event and Admissions identified the pro pective new tudents to invite We have held open houses C:Washlngtonese for party) for area prospective and admitted students and their parents in the falls of 1985 and 1986 and the spring of 1986 and had a few alums cover area college fairs and nights At the events attended both by alums and prospective students and parents our goal has been to give the students and parents an opportunity to discuss the nature of ew College's educational experience with us and how it equipped u to enter our various occupations and profe sions A few of us usually bring a few of our contracts and evaluations which the pro pecti v e s fmd absolutely fascinating On two other oc c asio n s ea c h year we try to hold a party ju t fi r the ar alum This ives us a chance to interact with each other socially as wcll as to discuss matter that pertain to our alumni chapter, the campus and the nationwide alumni organization Through these various events we have acquainted ourselves with one another, our wide array of talents, and the contributions we are willing and able to make toward the future of the college In order to perform our functions locally, we rei y Riddle says. The decline of Korean culture doesn't disturb Riddle. H e sees the material gains Koreans have made as more impo rt ant. Chri s E ve r ole new Director of Publi c Affair s, is writing a 5eries of articles about current resear c h of New College faculty on volunteers This means no one needs to contribute more than about 4-6 hours of time every s1x month or so, a truly sl i ght interruption of any regular routine For example, we need people to volunteer to host parties other to help with phone calls to invitees (both as a reminder and to find out how many folks are planning to attend), and till others who can occasionally contnbute an afternoon or evening to represent NC at a college fair. Other folks have come forward to volunteer their guest bedrooms for admis ions counselors on recruiting trip and their professional contacts to assist current students with internships and graduate schools We generally learn who is inclined and situated to do various tasks at these gatherings. Also at these parties, I take the opportunity to inform as many people as possible just what has been going on in Sarasota with the alumni board and otherwise, both verbally and by distributing copies of the alumni board meeting minutes and other informational material regularly sent to me by the Provost and Admis ions. A a group we are keenly interested in the plans for annual reunion the overall effort to establish an alumni association and fund-raising. Many of the alumni here, a s I uspect all over the country, are eager to assist the College in these endeavors, and in any other ways they can. David Parsons '75 is a lawyer in the enforcement division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He's been an active participant in the organization and development of the Washingtonl<imore area chapter of the alumni association Thank You! Our thanks go to all of \OU who '!e responded to the Alumni Association 's fund-raHing drive this vear. So far we've re cei1ed contributwns totaling $18,821 .21 rom /56 (ll%)ofyou. In addition you'1e made pledges or gi1en the promise ofmaJching funds from empl01ers toUJling $6,505 .00. This response the best we'\'e ever had from alumni. But it does fall shari of our goal for this year. Ht>(f particularly like to reach our goal of designating $25,()()() OOfor scholarship endowment. If you've nat made your UJX-deductible contnbution to the Alumni Assocralion thts year. plea5e send a theck today Since the summer edition of Nimbus will be an new alumni directory, we're beginning now to plan for nex t year's publications Let us know what kinds of articles an d features you'd like to see in Nimbus. We'd p a rti cula rl y l ik e t o h ear from any of you who'd be w illi n g to writ e or pro v ide art work for use in Nimbus Non Profit Org. 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