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New College Volume 1 Number 1 December 1984 Nimbus N imbus: a type of rain clo u d ; it ie a leo u sed i n reference to the glo wing h alo that surrounds t h e head of a sain t The co nn otatio n s as they refer to NC: a g low of memo r y a r ain of fert ili ty Editor new college evolves: the sudakoff center by Patricia Romano This coming January will see the opening of the new Harry Suda koff Lecture and Conference Center. This multi -purpose facility will greatly enrich New College s physical resources, providing an attrac tive forum for guest speakers theatrical productions and special The Center is the gift of Harry Sudakoff who donated $750 000.00 towards its construction. The project was coordinated by the New College Foundation The architectural design of the Sudakoff Center complements the modern angularity of the Pei campus, while softening its geometric lines with the judicious use of arches. The Center affords an interesting view from any angle. Its design is situated somewhere between Pei s cubic modules and the Mediterranean grace of the Ringling bayside buildings Major changes in landscaping will contribute to the campus; terraced land elevations running alongside U .S. 41 will afford some seclusion to the grounds, while providing an attrac tive setting for the new Center The design may be credited to the firm of Harvard, Jolly, Marcet and Associates of St Petersburg. The versatility of the Sudakoff Center is its strongest point. The 12,000 square foot interior features soundproofed partitions that can be used in several formats. Some of the possible variations include auditorium seating for 500; division of the space into four classrooms seating 50 each, and auditorium seating for 300 which may be utilized concurrently with the classroom arrangement. The reception area features a conference room for smaller meetings A movable stage and a projection booth contribute to the building s assets. The East Campus parking facilities will be augmented by a new 100 car park ing lot north of Sudakoff. The Center is under construction at the same time as the new library a $7, 000.000 00 compl e x which will provide attractive and much n e eded facilities to hous e our ever -expanding c ollection of volumes These two new addi tions are certainly changing the look of the New College campus. Sudakoff is located directly i n front of Hamilton Center; the library is located on the field that lies between U.S. 41 and the pink arch on Bayshore Drive A welcome addition (and a dramatic touch) is the sky-walkway that will span 41, so that students will no longer be subject to the vicissitudes of traffic. By next fall, we will see a beautiful and much needed complex on campus. Most NC students and staff express positive feelings about the new additions Older students hope that the Sudakoff Center will be used with an eye towards student interests. New students are excited by the expansion, and cite the new buildings as a factor in selecting New College. Helen Kesler, thesis student, says, I think it' s good that we are going to have a place for large meetings besides Hamilton Center so that it doesn t interfere with student activities Hamilton Center is the student center and when it is rented out, it is no longer available for student use I like the proposed interior design (of Sudakoff) The consensus is that the new construction is a step forward for New College. Helen's observation about the use of Hamilton Center is a valid one. An added benefit of the new Center and library is the increase in local visibility for NC Unbelievable as it may seem many local residents are not aware of the existence of New Certain Sara sota County Schools programs produce excellent students, whom NC would be wise to attract. Please turn to page 6
Dear Alumni and Alumnae; I've been asked to write this first pro fessorial column for the official alumni newsletter There' s a great deal I could write about, changes in the college in the last few years and new ideas about where we're heading in the future. I'm going to comment only on two aspects with which I'm particul arly familiar, international relations at New College and residential life. Contemporary International Relations, the introductory class so many of you have taken, continues strong. I am still using several classic articles : Kissinger on the Congress of Vienna, Allison on the Cuban missile crisis. We do a lot more with inter national economics, despite problems in explaining Special Drawing Rights! And Roger Fisher on international conflict is even more relevant than in the past. tudent interest in international simula tion and in negotiation techniques has in creased Four years ago Victor Moldovan started the student group OCTOPUIS (the Organization Created to Promote the Understanding of International Situations) which sponsors simulations during the independent study period The first year the United Nations Law of the Sea Confer ence was simulated; this year students plan to do the UN Economic and Social Council, Proposals for Establishing a Center for Conflict Resolution, and crossing discip linary lines to deal with conflict at all levels are being discussed. We' re also entering the computer age, planning to use new equipment and ap proaches to study international problems. This has already been started by some of our graduates: Margee Ensign, for instance, who fini hed her doctorate at Maryland and is now teaching at Columbia as well as doing consultant's work in Washington. Other I.R. graduates are carrymg on a variety of interesting activites: Bob Watts in the Foreign Service, Mary Burfisher in the Department of Agriculture, John Dunn representing Japanese firms in Switzer land, the Diaz -Balart brothers in Miami, Lincoln an attorney and Jose working with UP I. I continue to live in Room 141, Pei build ings and to have Tue day evening open hou es. After a period when many students wanted to live off-campus, many now wish to move back on, and we will need more dormitory space very shortly. We're work ing this year on long-range plans which include the building of more dormitories, discussing where to site them and renewing the New College dialogue about the quality of residential life. As we move ahead in these two areas we welcome comments and advice from grad uates. What were the elements of your college education which have proved most or least -valuable? What should we be teaching as we move to the 1990's? How can we internationalize New College, and at the same time develop living-learning situations to the best advantage? We need your input on these issues in order to do the best possible job -and we need your input as well on identifying the stu dents who can best take advantage of New College. Dr. Peggy Bates A Success Story Mark Winston 83 has an answer for those cynical souls who say, "What in the world do you do with a degree in Religion and Anthropology?" Mark does not teach; he applies his knowledge in a creative and useful format. He is the president of Energy Administration Services Inc. a Sarasota based company that combines business with concern for environmental resources Mark started his own company in 1983, with the help of Scott Proffitt, an anNew College student. Their goal was to provide a useful service to the community by design ing different ways to conserve water and energy. "We fell flat on our faces for the first few months," says Mark, remembering the initial struggle to stay afloat. HiR deter mination to provide a needed service paid off. Mark and his staff consider themselves energy investment specialists. Their busi nesslike approach led to a contract with Florida Pow e r and Light. Once EAS, Inc. landed the contract, the maverick company began to take off. The agreement with FPL is called Home Energy Loss Prevention (HELP). Customers who want to participate in the program pay for half the cost of improving energy conservation in their homes, and FPLsub sidizes the rest. Typical services include improved insulation, caulking, window tint ing, etc Mark illustrates the benefits of the program with the following example: a twelve dollar showerhead can save the con sumer eight dollars per month on water and energy bills In the strictest sense, the twelve dollar investment yields ninety six dollar in real benefits. In a larger sense the HELP program addresses state con cerns, such as the much publicized water shortage. Energy Administration Services can help ease the growth process in Sara sota. Mark employs six people, including him self ; he is the president of the company, and Mike Johnson, another former NC student, is the vice president. Ambitious as ever, Mark hopes to expand the company's r ach o that it will provide ervices state wide by the end of this decade. A final note from Mark : "I apply my knowledge of Anthropology every day. Left: Columbella's reproductive organ at 400 x Center : Upper right quadrant with cilia at 1600 x. Right: Base of cilia at 8000 x Photo courtesy of Chris Prescott. A New Approach to Inner Space The above images fascinate and repel. An unseen world is revealed through the use of a Scanning Electron Microscope, the pride of the NC Natural Sciences division. The SEM was acquired within the last three years, and thesis students are utilizing it to research their projects. Chris Prescott, soon to be an '85 alum, is making extensive use of the SEM for his thesis in ultra-structural embryology. Chris, a Developmental Biology student, is working on a descriptive morphological analysis of various struc tures, particularly fish eggs. Deni Galileo '83 and Mark Bruns '80 also used the SEM for their thesis projects. The eerie beauty of the SEM images speaks to a link between the seemingly disparate worlds of art and science. Dr. Morrill has produced a poster composed of images from the SEM; the images were part of Laurie Santos' thesis project in 1984. Chris Prescott and Cia Romano '83 are col laborating on an art project involving Page 2 hand-colouring of EM images, which they hope to submit as a joint entry at the Gas parilla Art Festival in 1985. Special Case Dick Canary has earned his master' s at the University of Warwick in England, where he worked with respected English mathematician David Epstein. Dick' s dissertation, A Boy's Guide to William Thurston, may become an article co authored by Epstein. Dick attended a con ference on hyperbolic geometry this sum mer, as did Thurston ('67), his mentor. Dick is now working on his doctorate at Prince ton, courtesy of a National Science Founda tion Scholarship. He hopes to participate in some type of exchange program with China after completing his Ph.D. Dick and Mary Beth King (former NC) will be married this December Dick hopes to pass his New Col lege baccalaureate sometime this fall.
sixties Anna Marie Navarro '67 heads a com pany called Work Transition, an unusual service that distinguishes itself by pro viding in-depth career counseling services Anna has had a varied and fascinating career; she was one of the first women to attend the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, where she earned her master' s. At 23, she was the Director of polling for Edmund Muskie's presidential campaign. Anna worked at a public relations finn, then moved on to Monsanto, where she estab lished a department of corporate social responsibility. Her work there eventually led her to found Work Transitions. Anna resides in St. Louis, Missouri. seventies Patrick Lawrence Desmond '75 is working on his MA at Brigham Young University. His field of study is theatre and cinematic arts. Jennifer Bennett Hebb '75 earned her MA in creative writing at Boston University in 1978. She is working in Knoxville, Ten nessee as reporter/editor for King Publish ing Co. Her husband is working on his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee. Karen L. Rembold '75 hopes to complete her Ph.D. next year at University of Wiscon sin, Madison. She is in the Educational Psychology Department and works as a graduate student lecturer at the University. She is married to Jim Kozarek, MD; they are Mom and Dad to John Paul, 1 year old. James D. Roberts '75 is president of Adaptive Systems Co. in Los Angeles Robert Nelson Allen '78 is pursuing a successful career in law. He resides in Miami, Florida, and is a vital member of the New College Alumni Network Mark A. Roth '74is now Dr. Roth, practic ing internal medicine in Beachwood, Ohio. Michael Rose '73 is deeply committed to Siddha Yoga Currently residing in Gaines ville, Michael is involved in a residential SYDA center. Michael imports Blue Pearl incense, and has recorded several cassettes of his distinctive meditation music. Leslie Boxer '75 received her master's in Social Work from the University of Ken tucky. She spent several years working at a residential school for children with emo tional problems. She is now employed by the public school system as a social worker, and she loves her work. Leslie is married to Paul Glass, and they live with their new baby, Joy, at "Wee Acres" in the Kentucky countryside. Edward Chadd '77 served in the Peace Corps in Zaire for two years. Ed has accept ed a teaching post at Coconut Creek High School in Pompano Beach, Florida. Lincoln Diaz Balart '76 completed his law studies at Case Western Reserve. Lincoln worked with the State Attorney's office in Miami, and has opened his own practice. class notes======== Mark Mudge '79 is happily sculpting a way in his Sarasota, Florida studio. Lawrence Forman '75 is the vice-presi dent of University Analytics, Inc. of Dur ham, North Carolina. University Analytics is a consulting finn specializing in compu ter software models for cash management. Lane Williamson '75 is an attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is building a lakeside summerhouse. Polly Morris '75 is completing her Ph. D in English history, while raising young Fred with her husband, Michael. Nancy Schulze Hetsko '75 is the con troller of Premium Beverage in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Barbara Ann Sham berg '75 works as a school psychologist with the New York City Board of Education. James Smith '75 graduated from Yale in 1980 with a Ph.D. in Astrophysics. He is now a staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory. James' wife, Janet, is a chem ist. Robert Stillman '75 is an Assistant Pro fessor of chemistry at the University of Tennessee. Florence Werner '75 will graduate next year from Stetson Law School. She is cur rently working as a law clerk Bruce Rohrman '75 is a resident in Neur ology at Harvard' s Longwood Neurology Program, Boston. He received his MD from Case Western Reserve in 1982. Mary-Lee Sullivan Lewis '75 is working as a school psychologist in South Dart mouth, Massachusetts. She earned two master's degrees from New York Univer sity; one in Latin American Literature and one in Educational Psychology. Kevin Robert Coffey '75 is working on his MS degree in Physics at Northeastern University. Eric Charles Samuels '75 holds an MM from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook He is the principal cellist with the Albany, New York, and Allentown, Pennsylvania symphonies. William Nathan '72 is now in automobile warehousing in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. Jennifer Hurst '73 is a partner in the law firm of Simon, Schindler and Hurst. She was recently married to Jonathan Kroner '76, who, after receiving his MBA at Emory and his JD at Miami, is now an executive with Knight-Ridder Newspapers. Jon and Jennifer are expecting a new member of the family in the near future. Marc Rudow '75 earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina in 1979 He and his wife, Deborah, have a son named Joshua. Page 3 Jeff Chan ton '75 will receive his Ph.D. in Marine Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in December 1984 He is married to Dana P Reinhold (also NC). They are the proud parents of Katherine Reinhold Chanton. Dan Chambliss '75 earned his MA M. Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale, the latter in 1982. His dissertation on ethics in nursing won the Best Medical Sociological Thesis award from the American Sociological Association. Dan has been an Assistant Professor Sociology at Hamilton College in New York since 1980 He is currently on a year' s leave, while he writes a book on Olympic swimmers. Janet Carol Heck '75 has earned her Master's degree in Rehabilitative Counsel ing from S U .N. Y., Buffalo where she plans to complete her law studies next year. Jack Massa '75 and his wife Marilyn have a son, Andrew, age two Jack is working at the Burroughs Corporation in Atlanta as a technical writer. Jack has earned his MFA in English, and is studying computer pro gramming. Sam McMillan '75 earned his MAT in Education from Duke University and is living in Asheville North Carolina, where he is a freelance writer. Vince Koloski '79 is currently a registered vocational school teacher teaching neon sign fabrication at the American School of Neon in Minneapolis Vince owns his own business, making signs and "kitschy neon geegaws." Vince's neon sculpture is con stantly evolving; his work has moved from free-standing 'cubes' to wall installations that use a color-field approach as opposed to the traditional linear approach. Vince will open a show in St. Paul this December his work will also be featured in an Art and Technology Show in St. Louis in February 1985. Vince hopes to show in Los Angeles in the spring of 1985. Kathleen Capels '70 holds an MA and Ph.D in French from Pennsylvania State University, as well as an MA in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago Kathleen served for 3lfl years as Assistant Director of the Georgia Endow ment for the Humanities. She is now the Associate Director /Grant Program for the Texas Committee for the Humanities. David Kramer '78 is a very successful photographer. He is a board member of the Communicating Arts Group in San Diego Dave won first place in the American Adver tisers' Federation "Best of the West" compe tition in 1983 His entry, a Christmas ad vertisement for Rolls Royce, features Santa Claus' hand with a distincive R / R key chain in its grasp. Dave plans to do a public service announcement for the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts. He and his wife, Martha Shaw, reside in California. Lori Hoffman Smolker '78 is the Pre Admissions Advisor for Superior Students at USF. On September 23, 1982, she gave birth to David Samuel Smolker, a momen tuous event. David Smolker '77 is the Chief Assistant County Attorney for Pasco County, Florida. Dave and Lori have bought their first house near a wildlife sanctuary in Land 0' Lakes.
David Disend '75 is organizing the NC 1975 reunion, scheduled for Commencement 1985. Dave is a tireless volunteer serving the Alumni Network, which is the happy beneficiary of his expertise. Dave is current ly at Rutgers Preparatory School, where he is the Director of Development The most recent edition of The Clearing House features a short piece by Mr. Disend Dave wants to reassure all his friends and ad mirers that "he hasn't been arrested yet." Fay Hansen '73 is the author of The Breakdown of Capitalism: A History of The Idea In Western Marxist Thought, 1883-1983, forthcoming from Routledge, Kegan & Paul (New York and London). Fay and her husband, Vince Brevetti, are the proud parents of John Hanson Brevetti, who arrived on September 7. Fay is Asso ciate Director of the Labor Research Asso ciation in New York City. Mary Jo Neitz '72 is a visiting Associate Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, where her husband, Peter Muser, also teaches ... Mary Jo is on leave from the University of Missouri; she and Peter have just bought a house in Baltimore. Joan Matthews '73 is currently with the Office of Development at Emory University. Joan plans to become active in the Alumni Network since she is still in touch with a goodly number of Novo Collegians, including Jay and Judy Lentini, Jim Locke, Ginger Lyons, David Tomlin, and Nancy Haber. This group makes Atlanta a veri table hotbed of NC types. Julie Kane '71 has recently accepted a post as Business Manager of WRDU-FM in Raleigh, North Carolina. Jay and Judy Kaye Lentini '73 are happily married and living in Smyrna, Georgia. Jay is a forensic chemist special izing in arson cases; Judy is busy with Julie, a 4 year old Montessori student, and Jerry, age 22 months, who likes to eat the piano. James Cahalan '75 has earned several degrees after graduating NC. He earned his master's in 1976, at the University College of Dublin, while on a Fulbright/ ITTFellow ship. He completed his Ph.D. in English at the University of Cincinnati. James has taught at Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts; he is now an Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. James' book, Great Hatred, Little Room: The Irish Historical Novel, has been published in the U.S. by the Syracuse University Press (1983) and in Europe by Gill and Macmillan (1984). James married Lea Masiello in 1978; they have two daughters, Carrie and Clare. David Lerner '73, after graduating from Georgetown Law School and a stint with the bureaucracy, moved to Miami where he is Associate Vice President, Investments, for Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. He was recently appointed Associate Professor of Business and Finance at Miami-Dade Community College. eighties Aphrodite Bantis '81 and Jan Luytjes '81 are married and living in Atlanta, Georgia. Jan is working at the Federal Reserve Bank while completing his Ph.D. in Economics. Aphrodite has received her master' s, and is working with battered women. Micki Roenspiess '82 has made her home in the Sarasota area until she can build a geodesic dome in the mountains. She is engaged to Mason Maddox of Sarasota. Sharon Matola '84 has opened her own zoo in Belize, Central America The government of Belize has agreed to support the zoo for two years, and Sharon is seeking patrons to help support her project. The zoo acts as a conservation center, with many of its animals being featured in documentaries. Sharon is raising many exotic animals, including tapirs, cougars, and snakes. Patron dues are $5.00 per month, and you may contact Sharon at P.O Box 474, Belize City Belize, Central America (Reprints of a Sarasota Herald Tribune article about Sharon's zoo are available through the Newsletter). Christina Salter '83 is currently serving New College as an Admissions Counselor. Should Christina survive her GRE's, she will be attending graduate school in Psy chology. Lori Shoemaker '84 spent the summer in Europe. Her trip to Paris complemented her thesis on Art and Literature during the Napoleonic period. Lori is now back in the U.S. and has embarked on a job hunt. Phil Lumsden '81 is married to Cia Romano '83, and living on Siesta Key in Sarasota. Phil continues his work in theatre, and is the Business Manager at Florida Studio Threatre. Patricia Romano '83 is currently serving New College in the position of Alumni Co ordinator/ Admissions; she is also teaching art to gifted children. Debra Iversen '84 has begun graduate studies at the School of Social Work at Columbia University. She has also obtained field placement at Yale New Haven Hospital in the neonatal unit. John Connelly '80 holds a Teacher's Certificate in Art and is pursuing employment in the Sarasota School System. Mean while, he busies himself with his musical and artistic projects, "mainly as occupa tional therapy." John Wilke '81 resides in Washington, D.C., with Miss Nancy Nadler-John spent two years with the New York Times News Service, and is currently on staff at Busi ness Week. Caroline Chambliss '82 served as a Legislative Assistant to the Maryland House of Delegates, and also completed a Legislative Internship at the Florida House of Representatives. She currently works as a Research Assistant at the Department of Community Affairs, Office of the Secre tary, in Tallahassee, Florida. Page 4 Andy Brown '83 and Nancy Winfrey '81 wrote to say that they were involved in a International Solidarity Brigade in Nicaragua. "Part of the reason for going was to help people understand that there are Americans who sympathize with the Nicaraguan people and support the Sandinistas' efforts at reform." Andy resides in Denver, Colo rado. Elizabeth Palmer '83 is currently em ployed by Stained Glass Overlay. Elizabeth is actively pursuing the refinement of her many talents. Represented by the Ultimate Talent Agency, Lizzie is modeling and preparing a composite. She also teaches dance at New College, Florida Studio Theatre, and Dance Unlimited. Elizabeth resides in Sarasota. Keith Losh '81 is now with the Ringling Museums, coordinating and hanging shows. Keith will soon be coordinating a show of recent work by New College alumni. Keith resides in Sarasota, Florida. Grover Frederick Champion '84 is the Mapping and Graphics Coordinator for the Southwest Florida Planning Council. Grover's thesis fUm., Our Vanishing Beaches, was presented to a workshop sponsored by the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget in Tallahassee on September 26th. The film has been shown at conferences in Fort Lauderdale, Sanibel Island, Rollins College, and the Wekewa Springs Conference Center. Grover has lost some hair in the process, but looks just about the same. Jose Diaz Balart '83 is continuing his successful career as a reporter. Mter a stint at WQSA News Radio, Jose signed on at United Press International as Broadcast Editor. Jose has covered some interesting stories, ranging from the Miss Universe Pageant to the food riots in the Dominican Republic during April 1984. Jose resides in Miami, where he managed his brother Lincoln's campaign in the legislature race of 1982. Robert Lincoln '83 is a consultant at Computerland of Sarasota. Rob is active in the Alumni Network, while making plans to go to law school at Florida State. Over the past three years, Rob has been involved in the Sarasota Democratic Party and several local campaigns. Danforth Lincoln '82 is taking a year off after two years as a research assistant in organic chemistry at Cornell. He plans to attend medical school next fall, after winter ing as a deck hand in the Caribbean. James McDonald '81 has graduated Georgetown Law School and is now prac ticing labor law in Atlanta, Georgia. New College Nimbus Patricia Romano '831 Alumni Admissioos Coordtnator Angela Postlethwaite e2. Alumni Foundation Coordmator AdvisoTy Group: Dr. Robert Knox, Liaison Dr. Michael l<""rame, Faculty Liaison Furman Arthur. Production Adv1sor James Jo""eeney. ProvoaL'a Liaison Mary Ruiz, Alumni Representative pozy Sapoznikoff, Student Repl"esentative Credit& : Pnot.o, page 1 : Amanda Burna Photos. SEM. page 2 c Chrio Pr .. oou Graphic. page 3 c Patricia Romano Graphic. page 4 : David Mit.oh IJ Graphic, pege 5 ; Patncia Romano Speciol Thanko To Dave J)loend. Angela Postleth wo11e l)r Bat.ea. Bob Allen Judy Lentmi and Rab Thornton and Bob Benedetti for !.heir oupport
The fabled New College Admissions Alumni Network is a reality. I would like to enlist your help in order to ensure its success. Our Provost, Robert Benedetti, and our Director of Admission, Robert Thornton, have asked me to serve as coordinator for the Network. I am a recent NC graduate, currently serving the Admissions Office in the position of Counselor. Through the Admissions Office, we plan to establish a new alumni newsletter as well as alumni chapters. The Network plans to charter alumni chapters in the following areas: Miami, San Francisco, Atlanta, New York/New Jersey, and a NC 'Local' (Tampa Bay). By the fall of 1985, we hope to charter five more, in eluding Washington, DC and Chicago. Initially, these chapters will coordinate alumni who have volunteered to help our admissions effort. However, should the alumni trustees so decide, these chapters could also form the nucleus of full-blown alumni organizations. Of course, we hope that alumni will participate in the Net work, whether they reside in a chapter city or not. Our goal is to establish communi cation with our graduates. What can you do? Network service in eludes several levels of commitment. Some may wish to phone prospective students, scan local news for items of interest (such as the names of National Merit Semifinal ists), or allow an Admissions recruiter a place to stay while traveling for New Col lege. Others may be willing to visit high schools and college fairs on behalf of NC or conduct interviews with applicants. Alumni are particularly well suited to the high school and fair visits, because the product speaks for itself. Anticipating the action of our alumni trustees, we hope that these Admissions functions will serve as a rallying point. As chapters develop, alumni may wish to diver sify their efforts to include career counsel ing, fundraising, and many other projects. Weplan to sponsor special events in the chapter cities as well as here at New College. A general reunion, such as the one that was held some years ago, is in the works. Please write and let us know what is new with you, and tell me if you would like to help. Bear in mind that many of our records are outdated, so that we would truly appre ciate any contributions of current addresses for yourself or other alumni. We encourage you to write brief pieces for the Nimbus if you so desire (I am currently its editor). You may address your correspondence to me, care of the Office of Admissions New College, 5700 North Tamiami Trail, Sara sota, Florida 33580. Our direct line is 813355-0668. I look forward to hearing from you. Patricia Romano '83 Alumni Admissions Coordinator Page 5 A Letter from the Provost This month, several alumni trustees, who will be on campus for the New College Foundation Board of Trustees meeting, will discuss organizing the New College" alumni network. The dis cussion comes after several years of on-and-off efforts to "get something started." Meanwhile, the Admissions Office, under our new director Rab Thornton, has moved de cisively to tap the interest of graduates who want to assist the admissions effort. In five key cities, the Admissions Office is establishing alumni chapters. These chapters, described in a companion story, will address admissions tasks, but can also serve as chapters in the large organization that the alumni trustees and their colleagues launch. New College has about 1,550 graduates. The 20th anniversary of our first graduation is only two-and-a-half years away. The time is right. The college needs the kind of support only graduates can offer. We must expand our ad missions reach to compensate for the shrinking pool of college-age youth and the aggressive recruiting tactics of other colleges. Graduates are effective spokespersons and are widely dispersed. They can staff college fairs, invite new admits to their homes, interview prospects, introduce high school teachers to the college and more. We also must recognize New College's need to expand its funding base beyond Sarasota. While New College continues to draw a national student body, its financial supporters are almost all local residents. Graduates can help not only with their own contributions, but by taking our message to foundations and by tapping employer matching funds. Finally, our students want better career guidance and we must respond. Because New Col lege students always have been, and remain, innovators and creators, rather than passive followers, a conventional guidance program won't work at New College. Our own graduates who have explored, experimented and taken risks--are the people best able to counsel New College students on finding and preparing for careers. I look forward to realizing a long held, elu ive goal: an alumni organization at NC! Robert Benedetti, Provost P.S. Early in the new year each of you will receive a questionnaire from my office. It will ask about what you've been doing and how you view the college and your education here. The data are crucial to our efforts to sell NC to the foundations, to donors and to prospective students. But more important, the data will help inform our community as to what roads we need to take into the future. An Alum Speaks A college with 20 years of graduating classes-less than 2,000 graduates-will not have an easy time forming an alumni organization. We Although have attempts, this time we are here to stay. For the first time w_e are orgamzmg and begmnmg to communicate systematically with support from the college 1tself. There are now five graduates on the Board of Trustees. There will be a quarterly Newsletter. We are developing five regional alumni associations this year, and we plan to have five more next year. For the first time in as long as anyone can remember, the provost's office, adRlissions, and the trustees have made alumni organization a high priority. The purpose of the etwork is to help define the college's future. By assisting with recruit ment and focusing on specific projects, we can have an enormous impact on the college. Our support is perhaps the critical factor in insuring the survival of New as an educational and intellectual alternative. Without it, the idea which is New College will surely fade. With it, it cannot. What's Gnu? Sincerely, __.. Robert N. Allen, Jr., NC '78 5700 North Tsmiami Trail Sara ota, Florida 33580 We would like to hear from you. The following lines may assist you in sending us news. questions, or addresses. Clip the coupon and mail it to NC; your address label should show on the back. Thank you. 0 1 would like more information on the alumni network
Faculty Notes Dr. Douglas Langston worked at Prince ton University this summer while writing an article which revises the standard view of Scotus doctrine The article, titled "Duns Scotus Conception of Intuitive Cognition, was written this past summer. Dr. Terry L. Palls presented a paper, "An Introduction to the Threatre of Osman Lins to a panel on Brazilian literature at the 34th Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference. The conference was held at Eastern Tennessee State University in October. Dr. Magdalena Carrasco won a Summer Stipend grant from the National Endow ment for the Humanities. Dr Carrasco spent the summer doing research on medi eval manuscripts. Her work began in Wash ington DC ; she then traveled to London, and continued on to Paris, where she availed herself of the resources at the Bibliotheque National and the Biblioth e que d e Ars e nal. Dr. Soo Bong Chae is currently working on assigned research at the University College of Dublin Ireland. Dr. Robert Benedetti and Dr. James Moseley conducted a six week summer seminar financed by the ational Endow ment for the Humanities. The seminar, attended by high school teachers, focused on the timely question of the relationship between religion and politics. James Feeney returns to New College after a decade's absence. He has been an associate dean at Empire State College, State University of New York and most recently was the editor of a major trans portation directory He is here this year to assist the Provost with a number of academic development projects, where his familiarity with the college s unique history is invaluable. Reprinted from Campus News. Admissions This faJl, New College's Office of Ad missions addresses itself to the increasingly competitive search for qualified and talent5700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 33580 L ed students. The Director of Admissions, Robert H. Thornton, comes to us with many years of experience. Rab spent the last three years with Admissions at Vassar, where a successful alumni network has been active for years. Rab has breathed a serious whiff of characteristic north-easterner energy into our sedate office. Steve Colee, who acted a Director after the departure of Roberto Noya, did a great job in '83-'84, bringing the number of the entering class up to 159. Steve has accepted a post at Macalester College in Minnesota serving as Associate Director of Admissions. Several staff changes have taken place at Admissions. Allow us the pleasure of intro ducing the following : Donna Ierulli, our Admissions Secretary, is an efficient young lady with the patience of Job. Donna handles scheduling and mailings ( which number in the hundreds). These duties are but the tip of the ic e berg for Donna, who 1s invaluable in her assis tance. Donna comes to us from Maryville College Betty Smith has undertaken the task of overseeing the financial and bureaucratic aspects of Admissions a task to which her fine-tuned organizational abilities are well-suited. Betty also performs counselor duties, focusing on transfer students enter ing from community colleges. Betty comes to us from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. Patricia Romano '83 is fulfilling the twin responsibilities of Admissions Counselor / Alumni Coordinator Cia is responsible for establishing and maintaining the New College Alumni Network, and she would be happy to receive any criticisms, comments or suggestions that would help her refine the functioning of the Network. Our valuable recruiters this fall are Christina "Slim" Salter '83, David "Grit" Mitchell '84 and Peter Arnade '84. Christina is a veteran of the two pre vious admissions campaigns. She will be recruiting in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Christina plans to enter _j graduate school in the fall of 1985. David Mitchell spent his summer work ing at the Ringling Museums. He intends to go to Europe this winter, after completing his admissions travel in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Georgia North Carolina and Ohio Peter Arnade will be recruiting in the Mid-west, visiting schools in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. He plans to go to Israel in February. The Admissions staff is assisted by Mary Stanton, Jim Owen Carla Schroer and Dawn Bialy Dawn acts as the liaison between Admissions and the student body. Dawn is also highly prized as a typist, and manages to juggle several responsibilities while completing her thesis. The Admissions staff is committed to making this year a productive one. In creased recruitment travels, improved r elations w ith local schools and the for mlltion of an Alumni Network will combine to make New College more visible It certain ly deserves the attention. Sudakoff continued A lecture series is planned for the Suda koff Center, beginning with a speech by General Alexander Haig. This lecture, the first of the New College Foundation Oxford Series for 1985, is scheduled for January. Helmut Schmidt, former Chancellor of Germany, may also be speaking at Sudakoff sometime this spring. The Foundation will continue to sponsor a forum for intellectual exchange through the Oxford Series The Sudakoff Center and the new library bring a pleasant versatility to our campus. We hope that they will enable us to expand the range of special events available to the student body and to the community. Special thanks to Spozy Sapoznikoff for her research towards this article. Non Profit Org. U S. Postage PAID Permit No. 262 Sarasota, FL Address Correction Requested