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/NEWS RELEASE NEw CoLLEGE SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33578 1 144 -3/18/68 813 / 355-7131 Ref.z Furman c. Arthur SPECIAL TO THE HERALD TRIBUNE FOR USEs THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1968 STUDENTS TO MAN CENTER. Practical experience combined with teaching is in the offing for New College studenta with the community as a beneficiary. Under the direction of Dr. Jack Rains. chairman of the Division of Social Sciences. a workshop-style course is being organized to begin on March 25. Dr. Rains' plan ia to use students to staff a day cara center, established by Sarasota United Need for children from ages 3 to 5 in Newtown. Each New College student enrolled in the course is expected to put in a minimum of four hours a week at the center, plus attending a class meeting which would be in the nature of a staff conference on the educational philosophy of the Day Care Center and individual problems encountered in the operation of the center. Dr. Rains will have the group apply cuarent educational theories and practices for the particular age bracket. Student Barbara Hanna is assisting Dr. Raina in designing the workshop course. * SPRING VACATION This week is spring vacation on the New College campus, an innovation for students and faculty. For one week between terms, the more
NEW COLLEGE Page 2 students and faculty will have a break from claaswork. For moat it will be highly w lcoae, since last week was a grueling one for first and second year students. First year students took comprehensive examina tions in several fields, while for second year students it was a week for qualifying examinations which sought to determine their readiness to continue to study in the field of their major interest/. Many of the students elected to spend the vacation on campus. tc '* REGENT CHAIRMAN TO SPEAK Next Nonday, 25) the Sarasota Chapter of the American Association of University Women will bring Florida Board of Regents Chairman Chester n. Ferguson to Sarasota to speak on higher education. Ne College i cooperating with AAUV1 by making Hamilton Center available for the talk, because of its interest in the theme of Ferguson's address. He will spe k specifically on th isau of excellence in higher education, a theme New College bas been stressing since its founding. It SARAB LAWRENCE PROFESSOR HERE Prcfessor Bert James Loewenberg, director of the Center for Continuing Education and Community Studies at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. is visiting Sarasota and New College this week. Professor Loewenberg has been a of the faculty of Sarah Lawr nee for many years, teaching in the area of American history. -more -
NEW COLLEGE Page 3 STUDENT SEMINARS SUCCESSFUL Third year student Jerry lieugarten, ch irman of the New Colle e student Public Relations Committee, reports that the three seminars be organized this past term for community adults et with outstanding success. The three seminars--in religion, philosophy and literature--were led by student-teachers for five weeks Enrollment had to be limited because of the excellent response and 7 5 per cent of those who re istered stayed with the seminars to the end. Jerry, who hao to give up the project for next term in order to prepare for graduation in June, is turning over direction of the seminar pogram to Sarasot n John Thompson, a first year. student. Present plan is to enlarge the scope of the offerine during the coming term and to expand them into the social sciences and the natural sciences, in addition to the humanities. Full descriptions of the next eries will be released shortly.