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THE Volume XII, Issue 7 I only talk in class when I haven't done the reading Students revel in Halloween PCP 'Asylum.' Friday night at 11 p.m. Palm Court was ready for Halloween's Palm Court Party. The decora tions were up. the <;ound sy tern was in place, and groups of non-New College students paced back and forth. This was the calm before the storm As the first songs of the evening started playing, New College students rushed out of their rooms and transformed the party. STORY, PAGE 5 First-year class learning more than academia By David Savarese At this very moment there are many first-year students adapting to New College life. Any transition to a brave new world can be difficult or smooth. So, after their first mod and palm court party, how are these frt>.:.h fish doing? We1l, New College is a place of miracle and wonder for some and a strange land for others. First-year student Analiz Rodriguez believes that "At New College our minds are being taught how to pass boundaries." Students like Analiz enjoy the new edu cational opportunities that college provides. One of the selling points of New College is the independent learning factor. While attending this college you are expected to be responsible for your own education, and just because it is ex pected of you doesn't mean that it happens. New students are beginning to learn that you get what you put into this program, and that studying hard is an im portant factor in becoming a neo-intellectual. There are many cliche about entering college. You hear them all soon after graduating from High School: "This will be the time of your life!" and "You have to make a decision between three things "New College rocks my face off!" at college: studying, sleeping and socializing-you can only do two" are some favored examples. Some may have laughed and scoffed at these seemingly asinine remarks, but a few of them appear to be quite true. Even though the first year students are having their first disagreements wilb Father Time, defeating him with coffee grinds and nicotine, they are still having a good time. First-year Bill Werner says, "It's good stuff!" and Chris Altes supports Bill with the claim, "New College rocks my face off!" Tuis sort of enthusiasm is all around New College. The excitement seems to be quelling, however, as time pa ses by. There is less social interaction on the benches of Palm Court, eemingly be cause tudents are more intertwined with their studies and must stay in their dorms and study. It may also be, however, that students are still catching up on the sleep that they ignored for the first six weeks of school. Some students are not enjoying New College; first-year Jennifer "Darrah" Darrah is planning on transferring at the end of this semester. She stated, "I don't dislike it, I just don't want to stay here." Each individual looks for different quali ties in a w .--EE-...... "'""F ..... Y ...... EARS---..,,....P.-14-GE--.8,...,1 November 1, 2000 College's future still uncertain by Zak Beck During the next five years, New College will see some major changes in iL fundamental structuring. Several pro posals have been offered, including total independence from all other Florida schools, each of which bas unique bene fits and challenges. In the current operating model, ad ministrative control of New College is closely intertwined with the University Program, and USF itself. New College enjoys almost complete academic auton omy from USF, though the USF president, along with the New College Foundation, holds the ultimate authority in educational decision One of the greate t benefits of this model is that the NCSA and the University Program tud nt A ociation ointly fund and manage many facilities important to stu dents. However, this association requires that University Program students al oreside in the same space as New College, which presents many challenges. According to the Mission of New College, as outlined by New College Warden Michael Bassis and ubmitted to the faculty on September 13, to fulfil] its poten-lsEE "RESTRUCTURING" PAGE 3 I French novelist Andre Gide was the subject of Professor Jocelyn Van Tuyl's installment in the faculty lec ture series. The lecture, excerpted from Van Tuyl 's upcoming book, was titled "Allegories of the Occupation: Sex and Politics in Andre Gidess World War Two Journals." STORY, PAGE 3

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2 The Catalyst BY ZACHARY K01 KOL Repulllican for ader Republicans have begun buying TV ad. featuring Ralph ader in an attempt to swing important vote away from Gore. The ads. which will be aired in Washington, Oregon and WL consin, show piece of a ader peech attacking both Gore and Bu h. Only the attacks on Gore will be aired. Since 'ader i more liberal than either the Democratic or Republican presiden tial nomine s, the Republican beli ve the ads will move upport of liberal ot crs from Gore to 'ader. Nader' chances for winning the election are slim to none, and fe\.\.cr vote. for Gore will help Bu. h when election time come along. The logic is not foolproof, how ver. Many believe the plan will backfire on the Republicans when voter learn who sponsored lbc ad This could generate fewer votes for Bush becau e of the Republican 'use of deceptive politics. Jt could al o influence liberal voter to witch their votes from ader to Gore in order to insure a lo s for Bush. In an election where polls show Bu h and Gore differing by only a fey,. per centile points, a development like this one could put either in tbe lead. Many voters have professed apathy of both candida\es, and some ources believe this Cockfighting Surges in Puerto Rico AJthough cockfighting is banned in all but three U.S. states, the business is thriv ing in the territory of Puerto Rico. It popularity ha even matched horse racing and more traditional media sport. Legi )ation currently pending in Congress that would prohibit the inter state transport of cocks used for fighting could everely hurt the busines in Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico, where cockfighting is legal. However the law would not apply to Puerto Rico. It is e timated that cockfighting generate 330 million each year in bet in addi tion to upplying jobs to tens of thousands. Hundred of thousands of CA A YS NEWS 0 spectators cram the territory' 110 regis tered arena each year. Unlike in the United States, cockfight ing enthu. iast. in Puerto Rico feel little threat from animal rights organizations. According to Associated Press writer Johanna Tuckman, Carlos Gicrbolini, head of the Department of Cocks, said, "It would be a very sad government that tried to ban cockfig. hting. No Puerto Rican politician would dare!'' Co ks used in the fights are carefull) trained and dieted before they ntcr the ring. Even the be t rarely urvive more than seven or eight matches. Spurs arc at tached to the rooster' ankle: that help to cut through their opponent flesh. 'The fight. often end in death. Violence ontinues in Middle East October 28, cia hes renewed between Pale tinian and I raeli following the fu nerals of four Palestinian who were hot the day before. At least 29 Palestinians were wounded in the fighting that erupted in Ueit Jala, .Kamallah, and the Gaza checkpoint. 1 his follows lhe 152 that were injured on October 27 when Pale tinian aclivi ts declared a "day of rage" that resulted in rna s violence. Over 5,000 have been wounded in the up heavals that began just over a month ago, nd at lea t 137 have been r ported dead. 'The violence has also put a strain on system. Even !he large t hospital in the Gaza Strip Jacks a modem ambulance, and orne victims of the clashes have died on their way to the ho pita) due to bleed ing. The fighting ha kept medical personnel working round the clock while emergency supplies and blood are being quickly depleted. A peaceful solution to the ituation i still not in ight. etirement Home Thdt October 26, Jo eph Dean Allen was arrested by Venice police and charged with exploitation of the elderly. Police claim that the directors of Village on the I le, a Venice retirement community affil iated with the Lutheran Church, have been stealing jewelry, furs and other valuable items from their dead residents for the past nine year Jo eph Dean Allen was head of security and iOuse keepm at the Village. Detective Tom McNulty says he expects to make more arrests regarding the incidents. According to police, re ident with no fami ly in the area were chosen a victim When these in'dividual pas ed away, Village employees would shop around through the resident belonging and make notes concerning the items they wanted. Security p.uards \'.ere given these lists with in !ructions to deliver the items a o i said that they don 'I expect to arrest any of the ecurity guards in the incident be cause their jobs were on the line. No evidence has shown that the guards ever benefited from the thefts. Rumors of thefts occurring at Village on the Isle have been circulating for yea It wa only a month ago that an unidentified man came forward with u e ful information that launched the current police investigation. Leukemia Scam A couple from Huntington, Indiana has been charged with three count of theft and keeping or disposing of stolen property. Eugene and Kathryn Stabe al legedly told resident of the town that their daughter Kaitlyn was sick with leukemia and only had a short time to live. Donation amounting to 13,000 wetc collected for the family so they could go to Di ncy World hefore Kaitlyn's death. Over 10 family members took the trip with Kaitlyn. Upon their return, Kathryn Stabe announced that her daughter's con dition was not a. riou as previou ly thought. Police maintain that the child is in perfect hea!lh. class from Philadelphia to Seattle. ource believe the pig's owners consid ered it a necessity, a claim that may have been backed by a doctor's note. Witne e however, observed no obvious impairments to the owner that would have required the company of a pig. Although flight attendants objected to the presence of the animal, it was cleared for takeoff. Witnesses said the pig was clean and enjoyed a nap for most of the flight. US Airways, the pig's choice for airline travel, has vowed the incident will never be repeated. Sources: Bradenton Herald, Associated Press, Herald-Tribune, NY. Times News Service, and Knight Ridder ewspapers The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.sar.u f.eduJ-catal Jl Gener.tl .ditor Kathryn Dow Managing Editor Max Campbell he Catalyst is an academic tutorial ponsored by Professor Maria Vesperi. It is developed in the ew College Publication Offic u ing Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpre s for PowerMacintosh and printed at the Bradenton !lerald with money provided by the ew College Student Alliance. Contributions may range in length from 250 to 500 words. Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 word Submis ion hould be labeled as either letter to the Fditox or contributions and include names and contact information. Layout Editor Michael Sanderson Photographer Kelly Jones Online .ditor Zak Beck Adverti ing Coordinator Anna Maria Diaz-Balart tafT Writers Ben Rub .. Ryan McCormick Price, Esq .. Bill Outlaw, Darren Guild, Zachary Konkol, David avarcsc Direct su mi ions and inquiries to: The Catalv t 5700 Tam.ami Tr. Box #75 Sarasota, FL 34243 catalyst(fr: virtu. ar.usf.edu The Catalyst re. crves the right to edit submissions for space, grammar or style. Submis ion may be saved to the Catalyst Contributions folder in the on the "Public" file server, printed ubmissions may be placed in campus box 75, and all other contributions may bee-mailed to catalyst@virtu.sar.usfedu. o anonymou submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be received by 5:00p.m. Saturday in order to appear in the following week's issue. lnfonnation about upcoming events is welcome throughout the week.

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The Catalyst N E WS N ovember 1 2000 3 Joce lyn Van Tuyl s 'irreverent' take on Andre Gide's journals by Bill Outlaw Sex, politics and the journals of French novelist Andre Gide were the subject of this month's faculty lec ture. The speech, delivered by Professor of French and Literature Jocelyn VanTuyl, was entitled Allegones of the Occupation: Sex and Politics in Andre Gide's World War Two Journals.'' This lecture was a.n ,excerpt fr .om Van Tuyl's upcoming book A Novebst s Occupation: Andre Gide in the Second World War. Tuyl opcne? the lecture with a descrip t ion of J?urnal.s: she called ."a 60-year-long pro of life wnt mg. Though t h e JOurna l s contain lillie of m t erest from a historical stan d point, Van Tuyl stated ,th ey remain. extremely inte r esting i n terms of G1de s personal htstory. The section of the journals Van Tuyl has chosen to dea l wi th, both in her lecture and in her _book, are the passages written during the _Nazi of the North African city of Tunis, dunng which Gtde was residing with the Reymond family. According to VanTuyl, tlie political tensions of the war comb ined with the stressful conditions of close res idence with strangers, and a turbulent series of sexual conflicts with the teenager Francois Reymond, create a complex interplay of issues within the framework of Gide's Tunis journals. These conflicting elements not only color the text but provide a backdrop within which Gide attempts FRW hoE 1 I tial, "New College requires a systematic change. (This inc1udes an] upgrade in the functional status for New College within USF from that of a program on a regional campus to that of a residential liberal arts honors college. [In order to fulfill this end,] New College must have access to University resources beyond those currently available to academic units of the University, because it must maintain opera tions th a t go weJl beyond what i e sential for a regional campus or for a c o llege on the Tampa campus. Also as stated by the New College mi s sion, the school must align the administrative structure of New College with the institution s mission." What this all means is that New College must be granted both administrative and academic autonomy from USF in order to offer a better e ducat i onal pro gram and that Ba s si s i s a ct i vely working 011 thi s end. One of the more important outcom e s of such a pro -Legend US F = University of S outh Florida NC= New College UP= University Program Dire c tAdrmnistrat.ive Control ---------MuchAcademic Auton omy Joint Academic and Administrative Authority utilize literary constructions-such as character studies of the sullen Francois Reymond-to make tatements about the political turmoi l of his time. In her lecture, Van Tuyl asserted that Gide utilized his character of Francois Reymond as a social symbol de ptctmg France. Young Reymond is tom between the opposing forces of his friend Victor and his grand mother. To Gide, Victor is a symbol of the occupiers, and the grandmother is a symbol of the Vichy govern ment. In Gidc's opinion, the decadent and slothful Francoise Reymond is torn between these two worlds, and is a victim of his own indulgences. Van uyl also touched on issues of sexual tension in the journals, cataloging Gide's sexually frustrated en coun ters with Francois Reymond, and his alleged sexual assault of the young boy. She also commented briefly on the circumstances and extent of Gide' polit ical a n ti-semi t ism. Van Tuyls interest in Gide began o n a camping trip when she was 16, and centered around his novel Fruits of the Earth. When asked why Gide has held her inter est, VanTuyl stated "His writing is so diverse. rt seems like he a l ways tries to counteract each book. He s t ays interesting." Moreover, during the question and answer period VanTuyl asserted that she was going to take flak for her upcoming book which she described as possessing an irreverent" take on Gide. dents, this would translate to a better resumt6 graduate schools, the goal of many Novo CoJJegians. On a more administrative level, this would allow New College to be eligible for many of what is currently the most influential national higher education ranking sys tems and many significant national foundation award programs, from which New College is currently ex cluded due to it dependence on USF. The New College Council of Academic Affairs has outlined several strategies for by which these changes may be accomplished One such idea involves phy i cally separating the University Program from New College, building, a new campus for the University Program. Though thi s prop osal would effectively estab lish clear distinction betw e en USF and New College the greate s t hindrance t o thi s plan is the cost s of con structing an entirely new campus and providing all of the re sources necessary fo r students a t b o th .. USFTampa J oint "4---llbr ry ____. Use The French novelist Andre Gide, at about the time he was writing about sexual frustration with the young Reymond. some of these strains, tbe Jane Bancroft Ubrary would still remained shared between the two entities. Still, much administrative control would lie in the hands of USF itself, instead of a separate New College authority. Another proposal includes many of the concessions of the aforementioned, but also involves a very profound distinction between the administrative control of USF as a regulatory and removed entity, and thereby allows a great deal more administrative control for the adminis tration pre ent at New College. This plan offer many extra benefits, and would allow for the University Program to further develop a clearer identity as a high quality upper level and po s tgraduate branch of USF. At the first meeting of the Council of Academic Affairs the f ollowing resolution wa s passed: "The Council of Academic Affairs hereby supports a reorga n iza tion plan for the USF/ Sarasota campus which provides for the physical separation of New College and the University Program as well as increased academic and administrative autonomy for New College. This resolution supports a strong desire by most of the mem bers of the New College community to develop a more autonomous relationship from USF. Some progress has already been made in separating New C o llege from the University Program administra tiv e ly. During F all Break, USF President Judy Genshaft e st abli shed a separate Dean for each entity on campus However given the time required for many of the pro po al s t o actually c o me int o reality the likelihood of these changes s eriou s ly affecting current students is s m a ll. Thi s model, whi c h USF Pr esident G e nshaft floated earlier thi s year, ha s in fact b ee n implem ente d on her own authority. (Thanks to NCSA, http :// virtu.sar.usf.edu/-llcsa) -

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E N1 4 The Catalyst Drunken Master lays was e to evi doers A cene of2019 L.A. from Blade Runner. a November 14 film in the 'City' f-ilm Fe!>ti\'01 by Ben Ruby Thi rear Professor a new cour. e called The City in Am ncan and (m whtch th1s r porter is currently enrolled). The course, whtch mvolve. both literature and film, provided th initial motivation for an as yet film festival that bas run for the past three weeks and will continue to run every I ue day for at least the next three week .. The for the naming of the film festival, which i devoted to mo ies havmg to do w1th th_e is open to all 'cw College Student 1 here ill be a prize, probably hke a gift rtificate. Tho. e hoping to claim said prize bnng a p1 ce of paper w1th thcu name, their box number and their ntry to the festival next screening. s of alcohol tragic turn of or our hero, and the triumphal final battle. There i some commentary made on Chine marriage that i hard for a Westerner to scrutinize, and a bit more on the aspect of son respecting their ven the subject of alcoholism is brought p in a ome what-thoughtful manner. The main thru t of the movi however, nothing whatsoever to do with the ript, but mor to do with Jackie Chan leaping around acro batically. ickino a plethora of villainou o t rior., and onsummg rna quant i i c. o ooz e c unt., T h e L e g end o f Drunken Master d liver in spade. Dimino, planned the film festi al in conjunction with its student organizer c ond-year Mtchell KrasO\v. ki, said that she ',! anted to sec the film festival work for the ame rca.-on I decided to teach the course. Because 1 know many 1 'ew OliC C students arc f.1 Cinatcd by the city, and bCC:t tse film is a growing interest OR campus. 1 also thought it would be fun." nt on to ay, "Wh n I wa an undcrgrad at Tuft they didnt do .any thm ''Jth But Tufts was ncar llarvard, nd the Brattle 'I heater u ed to ha' e a Bog, rt shv<_tl ) car. It \\a great way to bring p ople together.'' s:ud that :-.he ot mvolvcd b cau. e, "I really liked the idea of seeing the rno s on b1g :cr n in uda off." Sh ad cd that, "There are a wide range of mov1e It_ cool because they are not standard movies people wuul norm, lly. how for _around h r 1 here's film noir and all sorts of stutf.'' 1 he fdm llval, v. hich i. lcavin" its former home in udakoff, will probablv be f'.ou: Vmd ( on, hough th location i not yet fixed. ,ext 7, festl'>:tl Will bcg111 at 7 p.m. and feature two Chicago movit:s. A Ramn m the .\un, by Daniel Petrie and ba ed on a play written by Lorraine 1-.l::tnsberry, was 111 _1961. The movie tars Sideny Poitier and focu: on the hvc of one Amencan family living in Chicago. The other movie, R/ue5 by John Landis in 19 () and tar Dan Aykroyd and John Belus_hl. It ts a. clas 1c comedy and hold the record for number of cars sma h din any stngle movte. Dimino, who_pickcd the movie along with Krasowski, after takin suggestions from the students m her cia commented that, "we are doing ome classic movies, and omc fun stuff." Future movie will include Blade Runner and L.A. Story on ovember 14, and '[he C}odfather on ovcmber 21. Snack food i provided. 1lle festival will probably continue after the 21st, and organizer are open to tudcnt sugg .1 A f f t e IOns. 1 s or u ur semesters, Dmuno expres ed her de ire to sec a variety of film fcs. on campus, rably a a w. y of bringing faculty and tudents together. Dh after admitting that she started this film fe tival partially because "I am a omestck ew Y, k d h 1 or er, as. erte t at, I thtnk that films can enhance the ew CoJleoe cumcu um m many ways." ::.

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ENTERTAINMENT by Anna Maria Diaz-Balart Despite the low volume of music coming from Palm Court, the PCP still got four separate off campus noise complaints and was shut down at 2:55 am, or 3:55 am if you had not set your clock back one hour. Determined not to let the party stop a large group of Novo-Collegians began singing, but this too was shut down. Perhaps the greatest ucces of this PCP was security. There were no reports made by the cam pus police department. Sergeant O'Casio was volunteer There is a particular brand of excitement asso ciated with the first PCP of the year, and this Halloween PCP was certainly no exception. The costumed crowed filled the courtyard and danced an every available space. Brightly colored lights oscillated over the crowd illuminating students in their most creative and extravagant wear. Flash bulbs went off in every direction as friends photographed each other's costumes. Asy\um PCP thesis-student Cbristan Blystone, this was a worked technology showcase. The music, arranged by Christan, was played off a laptop computer. Projectors beamed psy chedelic images and movie collages onto four separate screens. Music rained down from speakers sitting atop third court balconies. Along with new tech nology, there were new PCP policies in place this Halloween. Glass bottles were banned from Palm Court and a wristband system was used to distinguish between students and non-students. Both new addi tions were very successful thanks to the efforts of the PCP "orderlies" (New College volunteer security) and the campus police. Beer kegs were also moved from Palm Court into Ham Center. Despite all the planning for this PCP, there were still some unexpected problems. The sound system overheated three separate times due to in sufficient electrical current resulting in a complete stop of the music. At other points some of the speakers would go on and off. Blystone re ferred to this effect as "here a speaker, there a speaker, everywhere a speaker speaker." The DJs in Third Court did not experience such technical difficulties and compensated for any music outage. Center slowed the drinking." Having the kegs in a weJI-Jit area also limited some of the chaos traditionally a sociated with kegs on balconies. Overall the police were pleased with how the party went and liked the addition of the wrist band Many ew College students were happy with the in creased security; others thought it was excessive. When asked about the security, Fourth-year Amanda Cross aid, "I thought it was really good, and really low key; [the PCP] was not as sketchy as PCPs have been in the past." Alumnus Jon Cooper, however, said that the increased safety mea ures "felt oppressive." Still most students bad a wonderful time at PCP. Forth year Chri Holleran said "I had a great time, regardless of how PCP turned out." Fourth year Gabriel Pacyniak said "the high light of the evening was the a cappella student performance at the end of the evening." This spontaneous serenade symbolized much of what Novo-Collegians felt at PCP; no matter what ob stacles arose, people were till going to have fun.

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-6 The Catalyst NEWS November 1 2000 Characters and craftspeople and activists, at the Circus McGurkis by Ryan McCormick Price, Esq. Few places on this blessed Earth of ours feature the unique juxtapositions that were available to the wondering eyes of a visitor to the Circus McGurkis, held Saturday, October 28 at the Lakeview Park in St. Pe\entb Thia bit of n.a.twal splendor played host to 1dit!liiilllllatilldlii& l
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The Catal t Peace Corps is 'the tough est job yo u 'll ever love' The Peace Corps motto, "How far are you wiir to go to make a difference: the toughest job you'll captures what the Peace Corps is really about-travel, work, fun, and helping people. ay in the Teaching Auditorium, Peace Regional Recruiter Shirley Triano talked about opportunities Peace Corps offers and showed video presentation about various Peace Corps ex periences to a small group of students and non-students. Fourth-year Jen Bossert attended the talk and 'ned her interest in the Peace Corps. "I'm not I want to do (after graduating) and I love to tra ut I don't have the money I'd be interested in doi art projects or counseling for HIV ." Bossert said the place she wou l d probably to go to is Morocco. Coincidentally, Morocco Triano spe n t her time in t h e P eace Corps volunteer Triano com m e n ted, "the tim e [she ] in Morocco was one of the b es t t imes of he r life. the talk, Triano t old a few stories of her "n'v .. n- in Afri c a includin g o n e about being on vacation and gett i ng locke d inside Victoria Falls wil d ani mals Th e Peace Corps was formed in 1961 by President F. Kennedy. It is a United States government orNEWS The Clothesline Project took its message of awareness of violence against women to Palm Court, "the center of the univer se. The solemn mood was punctuated by bells, whistles, gongs that remined those present of the frequency of viol e nt acts against wom en. Each shirt was made by a woman who was a victim of violence, or a man or woman who knows a woman who was. Most shirts' color symbolizes a are stored between

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8 NEWS November 1 2000 The First-year class: a follow-up report lf'ROM "FIRSTY l:.'AR.S" PAGE I I L..------------', c o I lege, and many students simply don't find what they are looking for here. Students can sometime be disappointed with various factors, finding exactly what they want at another school. First-year Leni Tupper says that ew College is "Craptacular!" That may be some form of Jabberwocky, but the fact that the word craptacu lar i used at all shows that this is not your run of the mill edu cational institution. 'l he madness within this school can be fun for orne and intimidating for others. Eventually these fir t-year tu dents w ill look back u pon these halcyon days with an element of nostalgia. This 1s the time when first-year adjust, adapt, evolve and begin to learn. First-year Lawrence Bowdish may be representing many new New College students when he states, "I feel that intellectually [this first module] has been challenging and the educational environment i adequately preparing me for my next fifty-eight mods here at New College.'' The two candidates for New College Student Alliance President (at press time) po eat Tuesday's P.R.ID.E. meeting. NCSA Vice President of Academic Affairs Maggie Phillips and NCSA Secretary Titus Jewell promi e to continue what they say is the succe sful presidency of Rachael Morris while offering different styles of l eader hip The Catalyst will profile all presi d ential can d i d a t e in ou r Novembe r 8 issue. The petitioning p eriod Ia ts until November 7 a t 5 p m. and the e lection i No v ember 9 in H a m i lton Center. "I feel that intellectually [this first module] has been challenging and the educational environment is adequately preparing me for my next fifty-eight mods here at New College." College Day. W e a r e l ooking for volunteer and per f ormers. If you play in a band, or know a really good local band or if you want to sponsor a really cool activity (face painting, juggling etc.) let me know. 'I he schedu l e fo r the d ay i as follow: 12 noo n bbq 1 2 -5 fo od, music and fun (c a rnival sty l e games), 5 pm Story Telling/John M o ore Show and evening activities which in cludes a play produced by Jon Spector and a musicaJ extravaganza in Sainer .... Mark your calendar and ee Alena if you can help. Independent Study Project Workshop Monday, November 13, 2000 7:00-9:00 p.m., Sudakoff Faculty and students from the Educational Policy Committee are hosting a workshop to help students plan their independent study project for January. Refreshments provided. Everyone welcome. Town meeting TONIGHT! Meet the candidates for the upcoming NCSA election, discuss the restructuring of the campus, and eat free pizza. Hamilton Center, 6 p.m. Jazz/Folk duo ZOOT wil be perform ing in Sudakoff Center November 4 at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. ANNOUNCEMENTS Transgender Activist to Speak at Sudakoff Campus P.R.I.D.E. is proud to announce their span orship of a gender work shop on the New College campus. Jessica Archer, Executive Director of the Florida Organization for Gender Equality (FORGE), will be holding the work hop on November 16, 2000 in the Sudakoff building. Archer has been a face to be known in Florida GLBT activism for over two years now. A founder of FORGE (h tt p ://www.forge 8m.com/), J essica ha been an integra l p a r t of the the annual Living Out of the Bo x confer e nce (http://genderbox.itgo.com/) and her peaking skills have been put to the test in arenas ranging from the Florida capital teps to the 2000 Florida Safe Schools Summit. She will use her unique style of interactive presenting to expo e those in attendance at her workshop for Campus P.R.I.D.E. to new ideas about gender and the gender binary system a well as the issues facing transgendered, transsexual, and gender non-conforming people. She will how how the gender binary system effects all people regardless of gender identity sex ual orientation, race, class, or age. Campus P.R.I.O.E. wholeheartedly invites all to come and enjoy Jessica's presenta tion free of charge. Your announcement could be here. But it's not. You 're reading this. That mean other people will be, too. 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