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new COLLeGe nimBUS Volume 5, Number 1 Fall1988 Jane Bancroft Cook Library By action of the Florida state legislature, the USF/New College Library is now officially the Jane Bancroft Cook Library. Jane Cook is a long-time friend and benefactor of New College. As one of the founders of New Col lege, she was a member of the Board of Trustees of New College and is a trustee of the New College Founda tion. Her daughter, Jean Steele Stevenson, was a member of New College's charter class. Victor Engel, one of the New College students who did coral reef research in Belize this sum mer, is interviewed by Charles Craw ford, producer of CNN's Science and Technology Week. See Engel's account of the project on page 3.


Page2 Nimbus, Fal11988 A Letter From the President The last issue of Nimbus contained a "Mission Statement" for NCAA, and many of you took the time to write and tell us your reactions, most of which were positive. My thanks to you for your efforts; I've read all of the comments and will pass them on to the NCAA board at our upcoming November meeting. The Mission Statement clearly lays out our commitment to the New College program, and we are this year working on a more direct alumni contribution to the program: groups of alumni who can visit campus and discuss issues of concern to students and faculty. You'll hear more about these soon, I hope. Over the past year we have greatly expanded our organiza tional base. More alums are donating, corresponding, at tending chapter events and reunions, and visiting the cam pus. I hope that with this increased involvement we will see a good number of people entering the elections for the NCAA board (see announcement on page 12). Anyone interested should let us know; you needn't say the Pledge of Allegiance either. Cheers, Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll Alums Help in Orientation for 25th Entering Class More alums than ever participated in the events planned to welcome 175 members of New College's Class of 1988, the 25th entering class. A panel discussion titled "Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n Roll" was presented on Wednesday evening by current student Monica Gaughan and alums Ruth Folit '70, Mike Maher '72, Mary Ruiz '73 and Marc Weinberg '71. The discus sion ranged from information about resources available to help maintain good physical and mental health to ex hortations to take of advantage of the chance to experiment and expand one's horizons. Orientation Week ended with the traditional Community Host event when local families entertain new students and introduce them to Sarasota. The difference this year was over a dozen alums who were hosts. The student response to the alum hosts was so enthusiastic that plans are already underway to en list more local alumni to be hosts next year. What Would You Have Said? Mary Ruiz is curious about what you would have told the incoming students if you had been asked to speak. She introduced the panel with comments about the range of personal choices students would be making. "Here you Above: Jim Feeney, director of spe cial project development and Oare Dozier-Henry, student affairs director, visit with alum parlicipants in orientation panel. Left, Ruth Folit and her son and, Mike Maher and his son befo r e the alum orientation panel are at New College, which presents you with less structure and more choices than you have ever encountered." She suggested three questions students could use to help them evaluate their choices: 1. Will it enhance or erode my self-es teem? 2. Am I doing this to accept account ability for my actions or in the hopes of avoiding it? 3. Is this helping or hindering my education? Send your comments, including "What I wish someone had told me when I entered New College ... ," to Mary Ruiz, c/o New College Alumni Association, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243. Also, let us know if you would be interested in participat ing in any of next year's orientation activities.


Nimbus, Fall1988 Page3 Undersea and on T.V ,. Coral Reefers prepare for a day of diving in Belize Students Explore Coral Reef Last June, five New College students accompanied Dr. Alfred Beulig to Belize, Central America, to perform an ecological study on a coral reef. The barrier reef off the coast of Belize is the second largest of its kind in the world. This was Dr. Beulig's second summer expedition to the reef in the last two years. He is collecting data for a com prehensive model of the reef ecosys tem. This data base is invaluable for proper management of the natural resources found on the reef, and is the first step toward conservation. Each student who took the trip received ISP credit. In order to join the expedition, Dr. Beulig's students first had to take his Coral Reef Ecology class. In this class, the students became familiar with basic oceanography, theories about coral reef formation, common reef or-by Victor Engel ganisms, and research techniques primarily used by ecologists to sample vegetative growth. Interestingly enough, it was Charles Darwin who first proposed a theory on the origin of coral reefs, and his theory has yet to be disproved. Because most of the data was col lected underwater, each student had to be certified in SCUBA before making the trip to Belize. To add to their ex citement, anticipation, and perhaps even anxiety, each student had to start taking quinine as a p reventative measure against malaria. Not only could t hey expect swarms of mosquitoes and horse flies, but also sharks, barracudas, snakes, fire-coral and sweltering heat. Belize recently received her inde pendence from Great Britain and is still relatively undeveloped in com parison to other Central American countries. Located on the Yucatan peninsula just south of Mexico, Belize is quickly gaining recognition for her vast natural resources and friendly people. The barrier reef off the coast of Belize is readily accessible to American tourists. It is therefore important to understand to what types of stress the reef is most susceptible in order to avoid irreparable damage through over-exploitation. After a ten-hour trip by land, air and sea, the Nouveau Collegians fmally ar rived at Arnerigris Caye, their island home for the next four weeks. Their hotel was six miles up the coast from the nearest village, San Pedro, and was Continued on next page


Page 4 Nimbus, Fall1988 Coral Reefers, cont'd surrounded on one side by mosquito infested jungle and on the other by the clear blue Caribbean Sea. The hotel, absent of telephones, T.V., hot water, air conditioning, and for the most part, electricity, was everyone's picture of a tropical paradise complete with coconut palms, white sands, bamboo and a domesticated parrot. Dr. Beulig Tony Brown, the pa"ot, found a friend in the CNN cameraman. and his students, collectively referred to as the Coral Reefers, dined on local delicacies including lobster, conch, barracuda, seaweed soup and an oc casional raw octopus. tal clear lagoon listening to palm fronds rustle in the northeast trades? This was the setting for Dr. Beulig's underwater exploration of Belize's bar rier reef. Everyday, the Coral Reefers loaded their SCUBA equipment into a 17-foot V-hull with an old 25-horsepower outboard motor and proceeded to a nearby buoy that marked the extent of the previous The Coral Reefers island home for the four weeks in Belize day's work. Using tape measures made form old clothesline, railroad stakes, compasses and plexiglass slates for recording information underwater, the group systematically studied the coral formation on the sea floor. Using the point-quarter method originally developed for vegetative analysis, the group followed an im aginary line roughly 900 meters from the shore to the reef crest. This line was called the Mato transect because of its proximity to a nearby cut in the reef called Ehtra da de Mato. This was an intentional maneuver by Dr. Beulig to sample the coral composi tion in the lagoon adjacent to the cut in the reef crest. These cuts serve as paths through which water from the lagoon is exchanged with water from the ocean. Part of Dr. Beulig's study will be to compare the coral composi tion of the Mato transect with last year's transect taken midway between two cuts in the crest. In addition to the Mato transect, the researchers fol lowed another transect outside the lagoon. Called the Main transect because of its importance to the study, this transect was often inaccessible due to high seas and unpredictable storms. Working in pairs, the Coral Reefers took measurements at 20meter intervals along the transect. At each interval, a calibrated clothesline was fastened down perpendicular to the transect. The students measured and recorded the species, size and distance from the clothesline of the four corals closest to each of 10 points previously selected at random along the length of the line. In the event of an unknown species, the group would tag the specimen and bring it back to the lab (which was also the hotel bar) for identifica tion. The collected data were later transcribed into a notebook, and the slates The pace in Belize is very relaxed, but after a long year of study, the group had no trouble adjusting. The Coral Reefers learned quickly that most Belizeans usually don't know what time it is, nor do they care. Deadlines in Bel ize are at least twelve hours wide on the rare occasion that someone actually makes a dead line, and everyone leaves plenty of room in their schedules for an after noon siesta. Stress is hard to find in Belize. Who could stay uptight while gently swaying back and forth in a ham mock overlooking a crys-Natalie Newton, Shelly Howald and Stephanie Bohlman relax after a day of diving on the coral reef. Continued on next page


Nimbus, Fall1988 were erased for the next day. Almost all the research was done underwater, under close super vision of curious, colorful, tropical fish and very often in a surge that, to the dis may and frustration of the researchers, would suddenly push everything three feet in one direction, and back again, only to repeat the nauseating process. Despite seasick ness, sunburn, inclement weather, and lack of proper equipment, the Coral Reefers managed to com plete both transects. Not only did the researchers receive academic credit, but they were also lucky enough to be featured on Cable News Network for their efforts in Belize. A crew from CNN's Science and Tech nology Week stayed with the group at their hotel and filmed them in action on the reef. In the report, they interviewed all the stu dents and shot aerial and underwater motion pictures of the reef. The report also presented an extensive interview with Dr. Beulig in which he out lined the present and future goals of his project. The report also noted Dr. Beulig's contributions to the Coral Reef Symposium this year in Australia. He took the preliminary results of his work in Belize to Australia this August to compare them with results from research on other reefs. Dr. Beulig has recently applied for a grant to continue his work in Bel ize for the next three years. New College is lucky to have such an active biologist on the faculty. Coral Reefers, cont'd Beach view from the hotel Elaine Barnes is interviewed for the CNN program. Zunantunich, Mayan ruins in Belize Page5 After the group finished their work on the reef, they traveled into the interior o Belize to get firsthand experience of life in a third world country. They quickly learned that the standard of living in Belize is quite a bit lower than what they enjoy in Sarasota. After a brief stay in the city, the Coral Reefers visited the Belize Zoo. Sharon Matola, the founder and chairperson of the Belize Zoo, is a former student of Dr. Beulig and a New College alumna. She and Dr. Beulig are trying to coordinate theses programs for New College students. This year's group of Coral Reefers made a significant contribution to the data base for the coral reef study. In the process, they received hands on experience of ecological research methods (and problems!), and will have their names published in the final paper. The group is cur rently enrolled in a tutorial with Dr. Beulig to interpret the data and will also or ganize the results in a paper. The Coral Reefers are Professor AI Beulig, Elaine Barnes, Shelley Howald, Stephanie Bohlman, Mary Ellen Malloy, and Victor Engel. Natalie Newton ac companied the group, col lecting data for her senior thesis on the behavior of her mit crabs as well as helping on the transects. Partial support for Professor Beulig's Coral Reef project was provided by a Faculty Development Grant from the Alumni Association. Engel is a fourth semester stu dent at New College.


Page6 Nimbus, Fall 1988 Do You Know Where They Are? The names in the following list are those New College alums for whom we do not have a current address. We're prepar ing an updated directory to be published in the spring and would like to include valid addresses for as many alums as possible. Please help us. The names are listed by entering class year, as voted during the last general meeting of the alumni as sociation. If you have an addess for anyone on the list, please send it to the NCAA office as soon as possible. Thanks for your help. Class of 1964 Philip M Shenk Deborah C Boulger Class of 1972 Jennifer L. Glass Nancy C. Thompson James T. Boulger Dean G Jensen Carol Braginsky Patricia E. Wood Lee Butcher Gabrielle K Capsis David J Keeny Shelly Schlicker Brody Sharon E. Butler Antoine Chaibane Raymond S Lesser Timothy S. Dunsworth Class of 1968 David Cray Elliot H Cousins David S Lukeman Denise E. Miller Ellen N Cray Patricia Cronan Conrad MacKerron George S Monoson Mark I. Baraz Kathleen A. Crisp Susan M Dougherty David W. McDuffy Mary F O'Keefe Gregory B Bullock Duke Estes Kathy Elliott Marilyn E. McKenna Sandra A Rugel John S. Cousineau Bob T. Foster Bruce M. Floyd David R Murray Patricia A. Sieminski Kathleen S Fasnacht David R Foster Rebecca J Goldthwaite Sam H. Patterson II('"' Allen Whitt Rebecca Brandenburg Edward K Goethe Paul H Hepworth Steven H. Plotkin Gray Robin P Green Jessica Humphreys Dorothy G. Pulford Class of 1965 James A. llagerty Diana Ross Henne oraS. Jones aomi Southerland Hilary A. Blocksom Russell T Humphrey Rebecca Hurst John A Kogerma Scott C Verges Richard D Ingraham Dale Ivester Judith K. Mauer Amy Weinstein Harry Felder Ill James S Klopfenstein Charlotte G Meriweather Steve Hendricks Grant A. IGILian Helen D. Hickey Richard D Lyles George P Klein Leslie A. Miller Allan Jaworsky Charles K MacKay Peter D Lane James R Munson Class of 1975 Darien A. McWhirter III Leslie A. elson Thomas M McDaid John D Moody Candace J Lang Robert V. Phillips Hazel M. Bradford Stephen Orlofsky Tatjana Ostapoff Lynda A. Loss Adam G Schloss Dianne Costello Ann Rogers David A. Manasian James R Overstreet Katherine H. Manasian Susan H Shane Allen Dalezman Sandra Stewart Marco M Pereyma Stacey L. Dolgin George L Wargo Patrick M. McCollum A. Marie Sprayberry Melanie E. Powers Isaiah A Palmore Carol Borengasser Alexis M Durham Ill Barbara A Reeves Louise K. Rush Stillman Jan Elsaesser Class of 1966 Maxwell Reif Robert C. Schmidt David W Taylor Karen L Grady Jacques U. Baenziger Ray M. Rosenbloom Unda Squillace Gay M. Urvoas Patricia E. Hadley Steven T Cabral Bonnie S Saunders Larwrence G Tatum Jill A. Weinberg Elise Z Kaplan Ann E. Chandler John P Winikates Marsha L Turner Joanne L. Kelly Patricia S Cole Uoyd D. Zube Tim F Wilson Class of 1973 Susan S Lampp George 0 Duffee-Braun Class of 1969 James L Curtis..,.. Marjorie M. Mayfield Lawrence H Dunlap Jr. Elizabeth A. Ellis Carol W. Meyer Roland E. IGng Marie B. Benedict Class of 1971 Laura M. Heery Mary II. Rabb Ann L Lake Edward F Bums David L Sassian Robert C Mallett Elizabeth K Carlock Jolie M. Barbiere John R. Hooper Brian Sayrs William B. unez ancy M. Bates Alan H Kraus Donna M. Signorelli James D Cohn Randy S Levinson William D Patterson Gerald R Dishon Wendy S Bennett Susan B. Slocum Elizabeth A. Reid Sharon M Boothe Joanne L. Martin Peter J. Tepley James T. Ewald Josephine C. Martin Stephen G. Romero Frances W. Gardner Donald G Crenshaw Jaye A. Tullai Alfred L Scheinberg Mads Emanuelsen Robert C McArthur Cheryl A. Williams Timothy 0 Grathwol Marta Grossman Samuel B McMillan Richard I. Yates Sandra S Helling Michael M Halpern Jacques N. Meshell Class of 1976 Class of 1967 Jay A. Henry Dale J. Hopkins Darryl A. Myers Lois W Hostetler Edwin I. Malet Lee E ewton Gary D. Berkowitz Marguerite E. Bryan GaryW. Howell Patricia L. Mirenda Taeko Nomura Thomas C. Bo Cynthia D Cum fer Daryl W. Laatsch John Nuttal Patricia F. Olgilvie John W Bolin Ill Greg D. David Kenneth L McQuais Glenn B. Price Robert 0 Rush Jr. Kathy Crafton Arlene M deBianc Ellen Dierdorf Posey Diane G Roderick Maria E Russin Glenn P Hendrix-Don S. Gervich Ellen P. Scheehner Ann E. Samuelson Paul H. Shaphren Kerin L Hough Diana J. Graves Geraldine Sosnowst..-y Steven P Shwart7.1" John E Sorrell Mary McCauley Patricia Lawson Hart Kenneth R Stambaugh Bonnie B. Simmons Michael R Sparks Matthew A. Puma Timothy J. Hartnett Bruce D Tefft Catherine H. Sophian Erik C. Stabell John C Sundlof( Chester D. Heth Donald L Tipton Donald H. Specter Howard J Steinberg Donald M Tltieme Randall C. Hickman Yvonne Whitaker Katherine L Talbot Judith A. Stevens Diann B. I nge Augustus T. White Philip G. Talmage Kazuyo Tanaka Class of 1977 Gail M Johnson David B. Wills Bruce J Thiel Catherine J Jones Nancy J Wuerker Prudence D Tuttle Class of 1974 Nina Barkay Kevin L Col e Patrick J. Kelly Class of 1970 Richard M Vosburgh David Alt(eder Steven M Delamater Kelley P Meehan Michael Weisberg Cayton J. Carpenter Larry G. Reed Susan L Biringer Keith D. Williams John T. Dayton Jr. Jane Rogers Janice L Bond Oara L Wolfe Kevin M. Geraghty Continued on next page


Nimbus, Fall1988 Page 7 Lost Alums, cont d Christopher A. Doe Howard M Greenberg Carol S. Haughwout Jennifer L. Hull Herbert R. Kraft Carolyn Kregs Lee R. Liskey Deborah A Manson Claire B Robinson Wendy A. Swanbeck Cynthia L. Tucker Sandra C. Williamson Catherine A. Winn Class of 1978 Eric Berg Judith L. Brannon Craig A. Brown Rita L. Ciresi Michael J Halprin Glenn Kirkeonnell Donna P Meine! Kevin R. Perry Cynthia A. Puffer Cynthia G. Uhr John G Uhr Steven Vomov Stephen V Watson Class of 1979 Esteban M. Miranda Victor L. Moldovan Margaret S Patton""' Julie R. Walker Gerlinde V Wermuth Class of 1980 Paul B Brockway Michael D Calinski Molly Cheshire Michael G. Christy Francis L. Hanna way III Andrew A. KrolL.-Christine R. Laing Christopher A. Marinello Eric P Nolte Susan J. Wallner New College Makes the Lists You Can H elp Spread the Word New College has made the lists in 1988 Early in the year New College was included on USA Today's Most Selective Colleges list. This fall New College was named one of the 50 best bargains in education by Good Housekeeping magazine. One of the most prized listings is in the book by Martin Nemko How to Get an Ivy League Education at a State University. Nemko begins his evaluation of New College with the state ment, Choosing New College .. .is a risk. It can be the best of choices and the worst of choices. But his assessment is even handed and, in summation, he says, NC is for the Ivy-caliber student who can study without the motivation of a multiple choice test every week and who is willing to trade the pres tige of a 'name' school for the near-optimallearning environ ment. It's an especially good choice for those interested in research." A letter from alumnus Jimmy Pritchard '72 suggested men tioning the Nemko book in Nimbus and continued: In my own efforts to help the Admissions Office at New College, for the last few years I've been sending books like Ncmko 's, Richard Moll's Public Ivys and others, to local libraries and high schools for their collections of college guides. I've en joyed doing this, and I think it has been an inexpensive and efficient way to bring New College to the attention of stu dents who might not otherwise find out about it. Perhaps a mention in the Nimbus of books like Moll's and Nemko s would give other alumni the idea of buying copies of guides with particularly good descriptions of New College and donating them to local schools and libraries." Are you willing? Check your local public and high school libraries for these books. If t h ey're not there, consider making a donation. Class of 1981 Class of 1983 Thomas A Berres Kelly J Bodden Lora Sperling Haakman Craig P Bolin Peter J Spanolios Mary P Metcalf Cindy H Wong Carolyn J Miller Suzyn L Montgomery Melanie A. Newby Class of 1982 Kelly L Grifftn Class of 1984 Dale R. elson Lisa R. Roggow Lance B Newman Brian K. Sullivan l..aurinda L. Santos Susan 0 Tolleson Class of 1985 Susan D Traynham Anh T Nguyen Blake A. Wiley


PageS Nimbus, FaJl1988 Welcome to First Florsheim Professor Baird Specializes In India and Its Religion New College students are having a window to India opened to them. Robert Baird, a specialist in India and its religion, has joined the facu1ty in the Leonard S. Flor sheim, Sr. Chair. His position is funded by a $1-million endowment obtained by the New College foun dation. "Dr. Baird comes to us with a substantial international reputa tion and a commitment to under graduate teaching," said Provost Robert Benedetti. The Florsheim Chair is the first position New College has secured through the Florida Eminent Scholars Act. Six hundred thousand dollars in private dona tions were matched by $420,000 in state funds to create the endow ment. "Endowed chairs are extremely important to the future of New College," said Foundation Presi dent Rolland V. Heiser. "In recent years, the New College stu dent body has grown from 320 to over 500. If we are to maintain our traditional10 to 1 student-teacher ratio, we need endowed chairs." Baird, who specializes in India and its religion, hopes to take New College students to Asia to study in the future. He will travel to India next summer to establish contacts with colleges and universities. Baird, who comes to New College from the University of Iowa, was chosen from more than 300 applicants for the Florsheim Chair. "I was attracted to New College by the prospect of teaching bright students in small classes," he said. One former New College student played a big role in his decision. That student had applied to Iowa for Florsheim Professor Robert Baird graduate school. "The student's ap plication essay was one of the best I've read in 20 years," Baird said. "His let ters of recommendation from faculty members were outstanding. They showed that the professors really knew the student." Studying India and other Asian countries is important to college stu dents, Baird said. "To be an educated person in the 20th Century requires that a person not just learn about things that directly relate to the United States. If you d o, you have extremely limite d ho r izons A mericans often view In d ia as sim pl y an impove rished, tra ditio n al co un try that has few of the trappings of the 20th Century, Baird said. In fact, some Indians live with many of the conveniences that Americans do. "India is full of contrasts. Beside modern buses are horse-drawn carts like those used centuries ago. Computers are available, and modern corporations play a key role in the life of the country. "The education system is patterned after the British system, and well-educated Indians often speak English with a British ac cent." The old and the new often come into conflict. "A young man who has received an engineering de gree may be expected to allow his family to choose his bride," Baird said. While ancient Hindu writings teach that people from higher castes are superior to those from lower castes, the modern Indian constitution is based on equality of all people. Under Hindu tradition, the worst punishment a Brahman, a member ofthe highest class, could receive for murder would be exile. "Conflicts between religious values and the constitution's defmition of justice are one of the many factors contributing to the clogging of the India justice system," Baird said. Baird is the editor of Religion in Modern India, published by the Manohar Press of India. He is working on another book, tentatively titled Religion and Indian Natio n al Goals, which also will be p ublished by Manohar Press. Both books will be released in the United States by So u th Asia B ooks. S p eci al f r o m New College o f USF, Public Affairs O ffice


Nimbus, Fall1988 Sixties David Adams '67 is assistant professor of art histol)' at California State University, Fres no. This move, he says, "will end my recent career as an academic gypsy. David was mar ried in December, 1987. In the last year he has published a number of articles and delivered several papers on modem art and architecture. Don Aronoff '66 is alive and well in Jasper, Ind., where he runs a mental heath center. He lives with his delightful wife Sandra, and numerous animals. Marie Bryban '66 has given up resean:h for sheep farming and motherhood as the result of a move to the Coming, NY area. She also designs yams and knitwear Zelia Ellshoff '67 is a botanist at the Honolulu Botanic Gardens, gett i ng to know personally more and more of their25,000 plants She is i nvolved in a native plant propagation program with some of Hawaii s many rare native plants. Her daughter August is a senior in high school; Coral is in sixth grade. Casey Green '69 is the associate director of UCLA's Higher Education Resean:h Institute. A former bartender and cab driver, Casey now runs a national resean:h program of college students that surveys some 300 000 freshmen at more than 575 colleges each year. (This is the project that annually reports the rising interest in being well off among college freshman. ) Casey married with two children, is a frequent speaker at academic conferences, does consult ing for computer industl)' clients, wears tweeds and has a healthy contempt for the two pressing influences on his professional life--academe and yuppiedom. Ed Henley '69 is a priest in the Episcopal Church and served for the past five and onehalf years as chaplain at USF, Tampa. He is currently doing parish work and some advanced study. Amy Willis '71 sent word Bill Navidi '69 received his Ph.D. in mathematics from UC, Berkeley last year and is teaching at University of Southern California. Tamzin Lauer Rosenwasser '68 is a physician She belongs to Amnesty International, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and Oxford Committee for Famine Relief. She sends regards to Professors Oough, Knox, Berggren, Smith Griffin Hamil ton, Borden and Feeney and the following ad vice to all: "Pay attention to all your students. A lot of bright people fail due to being in poor cin:umstances Eric Lofgren '69 says he and Erica are maJcjng up for lost time with the birth of their third child in three years. Their son Spike was born this summer. Greg Talmage '71 visited the campus this summer. He has his Ph.D. in mathematics from Page9 Class Notes Seventies Anita Allen '70 is an associate professor of law at Georgetown Law School. Her book, Un easy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society, will be published this fall by Roman and Littleton Anita is working on an interdiscipli nal)' project funded by the American Foundation for AIDS Researrh with Johns Hopkins on the implications of AIDS for pregnant women Lynne Berggren '75 is worJcjng on her MBA in marketing at New York University Jeff Chanton '71 and Dana Reinbold '71 had their second child Patrick in June. Their daughter, Kate, started kindergarten this fall in Chapelllill, C Dana Clyman '70 lives in Cambridge, Mass and is president of the management consulting firm Applied Management Technologies He's working on a Ph. D at Harvard Dana wrote "Ten years in the business world was more than enough. It' s time to return to academia for a small dose of reality values and intellectual integrity." Phil Cohen '72 is a Fellow at the ational Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md. His medical researrh specialty is dermatology He has six book chapters and about a dozen articles published or i n press. Lincoln Diaz-Balart '72 has been reelected without opposition to his second term in the florida House of Representatives The election of his brother Mario also to the Florida House makes the pair the first brothers to serve together in the legislature since the 1890s David Disend '72 writes, "Life is good for us in Miami. I am particularly pleased to an nounce that we have gone over the top of our $400 million capital campaign goal with over a year remaining We are at $417 million now and should have no trouble getting to SSOO mil lion before it's over. Keep your eyes on the University of Miami we are moving fast." Lonnie Draper '75 received his M D in 1986 from University of Miami, finished his internal medicine residency this year and has ac cepted a fellowship at Johns Hopkins in emergency medicine He has just developed a computer that takes voice dictation and creates typewritten reports in medicine eliminating the need to hand write reports. Howard Fine '78 is a dentist and lives in Mt. K.isko NY Rob Fish '72 was married recently and moved to Gillette, NJ. His wife Marion, visited ew College for a while during the time Rob was here, but neither remembers meeting the other at that time Carol Flint '76 is a writer for the television series China Beach The first episode she wrote was aired in late summer. Carol Foster '73 is lecturing in computer science at Massey University in ew Zealand while continuing work on a Ph.D in cognitive science from the University of Edinburgh B. Hibbs '73 is author of the chapter "The Context of Growth : Relational Ethics Between Parents and Children in the book Children in Families published this year by Guilford Gilliam Johnston '75 has begun his residency in family practice in Augusta, Maine Conrad MacKerron '74 is a journalist at McGraw Hill in Washington. He reports on environmental issues for Chemical Week Here' s one for the i t s a small world" category Professor Gene Lewis reviewed a book, Gene Wars: Military Control Over the New Genetic Technologies about recombinant DNA research, the latest addition to the field of chemical and biological warfare, for the St. Petersburg Times this summer. After the review was published Dr. Lewis discovered one of the co-authors, Charles Piller '73, a journalist in Oakland, Calif is a former ew College student. Charles s wife is NC alumna Surry Bunnell '74 Jimmy Pritchard '72 writes Jordan Young '72 and I had a mini-reunion in Boca Grande, Fla in July When he's not making loans at the family bank in Ft Myers Jordan is adding to his reputation as Boca Grande's top amateur tarpon guide and would be happy to see former C classmates drop by for a visit and some tarpon fishing. We received the following note from a "lost alumna Anne Riggen (Wylie) Colella '72 in Prescott, Ariz. "To demonstrate that we can recognize one another even without name tags I recently met and became friends with Lynn Serviss '75 Only by chance did we discover we were both former ew College stu dents. She shared the alumni directOI)' with me, which is how I come to be writing to you. Bill Rosenberg '73 finallymadehisexpedi tion to Africa, spending about six weeks on a computerization project for the Liberian government. He wrote, "The count!)' and people are amazing! Such a profusion of Continued on next page


Page 10 Nimbus, Fal11988 Class Notes, cont' d Seventies cont' d sights sounds and smells There is a constant juxtaposition of conspicuous wealth and abject poverty The sights of some of the children begging on tbe streets are enough to make me weep and there are so many It s such a helpless feeling Lest you think it s all bad, I can assure you--it's not. The people by and large are wann and friendly with the most dist i nctive greeting I've ever encountered It s sort of a handshake but with a snappi ng of middle fingers at the end." Dave Smolker '72 recently was named a partner in the law firm of Stevens Weaver Mille r, Weissler Alhzdeff and Sitterson in Tampa Fla where he continues his practice in land use and environmental law Professor Glenn Cuomo visited this summer in Berlin with Ray Stokes '74 Ray has finished his Ph D in history at Ohio State and i s currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies Greg Talmage '71 visited on campus recently and Professor Peter Kazaks passed on the following news Greg has a Ph.D in math emati c s from University of Wisconsin and is a senior manager for lntergraph Corp. in Huntsville Ala Andrew Workman '79 and Mary Beth Faustine were married on August 1 1988 The wedd i ng was a veritable NC reunion. Mike Russell '79 wrote and read a passage on Jove and friendship. Andrew received his M .A. in history from UNC Chapel Hill and is working on his Ph D Mary Beth is working on a master s in counseling. May Wu '79 is a Walter Kaitz Foundation Fellow in the programming department of the Arts and Entertainment cable network The foundation recruits and places minorities for managerial fellowships in the cable industry At A&E May screens performing arts programs and is overseeing two special events for the 89 schedule Bill Wymer '76 is a consultant for the human resources consulting finn Foster Hig gens in Dayton, Ohio. Eighties Valerie Brown '83 is working on wildlife policy for a non-profit environmental group in Alaska Deborah DiMauro-Reeder '82 married Buddy Reeder of Sarasota on J uly2, 1988. They are living in Pompano Beach. Elisabeth Emmanuel '83 writes, "In true florida beach bum style I have moved to a house on Anna Maria Island." She is still work ing as an advertising ass i stant for The Meadows in Sarasota and even after a year still doesn't mind getting up in the morning to go to work Provost Bob Benedetti passed on a letter from Bob Freedman '83 giving news about him self and some C friends Bob just received his M.P .A. from Queen s University and is work ing on a law degree from the same school. Lucie Hostalek '83,still in search of a _green card, is living in San Francisco with Cally Waite '83, who teaches school there Rob Bilott '83 had a very successful first year of Jaw school at Ohio State Bryan Flood '83 is a legislative aide for the Board of Commis sioners in Brookhaven, NY. A collection of paintings by Michael Freed man '84 was shown during October at the Corbino Galleries in Sarasota. Lisa Fusco '82 has left Yale's MFA program in dramaturgy to accept a graduate fellowship from the German department at Columbia University where she is working on her Ph D David LaGuardia '83 is a graduate stu dent in comparative literature at the University of Pennsylvania Tammera Lee '83 is a graduate student in the University of Florida's horticultural science program. She is interested in applying a variety of propagation techniques to native species of plants Ann McKi nley '84 is a graduate student in English at the University of Florida. She s also a teaching assistant for freshman composition / Ci n dy Merchant '80writes, "my life is good and moving along at a slow and quiet pace these days. I spent two months traveling alone through the southwest this past summer. Most of my time was spent at the American Sufi Foundation summer workshop in the mountains outside Albuquerque. Now back in San Francisco, I'm studying somatic psychotherapy, Aikido and yoga, and I continue to explore my inner world through meditation, storytelling, Sufi exercises and more To earn money I work as a waitress at the Cliff House." John Milia '80 and Teresa Pierzchalla Milia '82 have a double dose of good news. Each of them completed law school at Florida State University this year and they proudly an nounce the birth of their daughter, Marin on September 13 John and Teresa plan to prac tice Jaw in the Tallahassee area. Joe Mueck '80and Terry Brown Mueck '81 visited on campus with Professor Peter Kazaks this summer They live in San Antonio where Joe is a senior analyst for TDS Systems. Erma Sanders '84 was working as a coun selor for Hamilton County (Ill.) juvenile court but the itch to study returned, so she quit She s now majoring in clinical psychology with a specialty in psychopathology and forensics at Zavier University Phillippe Seminet '83visited Sarasota this summer in between his European travels Last year Phillippe was first a camp counselor and then a math and English teacher at a private boarding school in Lausanne, Switzerland He has now returned to Switzerland to participate in the grape harvest and then will travel to Italy, Yugoslavia and Greece He intends to com mence graduate studies in philosophy at SUNY, Stony Brook, next fall Chris Martin, director ofSudakoff Center, sent word that Jim Shore '80 is vacationing in Spain Portugal and Morocco before beginning his new position with the law finn Thel en, Mar tin, Johnson and Bridges in San Francisco Jim Feeney NC special projects director sent word that "Music and Aging: a Gerontological Perspective on Jazz Musicians" by Beverly Stanton '84 appeared in the premier number of Gerontology Review, an interdisciplinary journal of essays addressing gerontological is sues. Merry White '81 continues to pain t and is now represented by International Fine Art Brokerage, Inc. Alums Help With College Fairs Rab Thornton, admissions director and his staff say Thank You to the following New College alums who've helped with admissions fairs around the country this fall. Janet Bowman, Robbie Brunger, Ross Bun a man, Caroline Chambliss, Rick Eisenstat, Julie Green, Bill Herman, Patricia Herman, Judy Lentini, Ken Misemer, David Mitchell Lori Smolker, a n d B ill Westwood. Many thanks as well to Mark Humbert, Beth Kerr, M a rk Mudge and Carla Schroer w h o organized a n d hos t ed a pa rty for Rab and San Francisco alums d u ring Rab s visit to the Bay area


Nimbus, Fall1988 Three Faculty Positions .,.:-'>..Open for A/Y 89-90 listed t>elow are descriptions or the three faculty positions (assistantprofesso:rs) for which applications being accepted fot .NY 1989-90. You, as alumni can be the bestre<:naiten of new faculty for New Col lege, Hyou are interested or1cnow someone you think: be ao asset to New College note the deadline$ and send the applications to the appropriate contact persb.ii at this address: New College of USF 5700 N. Tamiami Trail. sarasota, FL 34243. Philosopher Areas of specialization : analytic<>&ophy, philosophy of Juguage, Iogie, epistemology, pbil050pby <>f science Areas of competence: hlstmyofpbilosophy, con tenipotal)' OOI'Itinental phil0$0phy envi.ronmeotill is sues/etbicll: Ph. D. wiih teaching e-xperience Contact: Send d<>s$ier to John Moore Chairman OMston ofHumanl ties Deadline : ASAP Inorganic Chemist Qua1ifications: Ph. D. required; postdoctoral and/or teaChing e:xpedertee desirable. &t. ablisbment of te$eatch program involving undergraduates essen tiat. Contact : Send resume, statement of teaching philosophy research plans, transcripts and three lettets of reference to Paul Scudder Search Committee Chair, Natural Sciences Division Deadline: DecemberS, 1988 Economist Specializ.ation : Poosible areas i nclude interna tional economics; developmenta1 economics, e<;onomettlcs and histoty of thought Contact : Send application including resume and three letters of recommendation, to C Levy, Chaitpetson, DivisiOn or SOcial Sciences. Deadline : January :lQ, 1989 New College Nimbus Published three times per year by New College Alum ni Association Editorial Committee Carol Ann Wilkinson '64 editor, Andrea Deeb '78 Mary Ruiz '73, Adam Tebrugge 79 Gwen Davies '87 Credits: Photos: Ubral)'David Moore; All Coral Reef project -AI Beulig; Orientation -Mal)' Ruiz; Bob Baird-Carol Ann Wilkinson Graphics: page 10 Micki Roenspiess Special thanks to Jim Feeney and Debbie Ezzell for production assistance Page 11 The Annual New College Alumni Weekend WHERE On the grounds of one of the Gulf Coast's f i nest cuhural and recreat i onal the New College campus WHEN Memorial Day Weekend, May 26 28, 1989 Coincides w ith New College graduation held on the bayfront. WHY For reconc ili ation or revenge to rev i ew and renew WHO Our target group this year a r e the "Notch Bab i es" i .e., those caught between the transition of list ing alumn i by graduating year and listing by entering year. You are a member of the target group if you fall i nto any of the fol lowi ng categories : A --You entered New Co ll ege around a year divis i ble by 5, and -you were not targeted for Spring 88 reunion (5-1 0-15-20-etc years after a graduation date end ing in '3' or '8') under the old system, and --you w i ll not be largeted for 1990 reunion under the new system (5-1 015-etc years after an enter ing date ending in o or '5') or B -You think you might be, but aren, sure or C -You want to be. HOW By hook or by crook Remember, a fund is ava il ab l e for distant or travelers WOW David Pini, New College luminary, will be featured guest. WATCH Nimbus for further details and registration CONTACT Ginger Lyon, Reunion Coord i nator, your i deas for par ticipation and offers to help (Box 5544, Atlanta, GA 30307. Ph. 404/577-3014).


Page 12 Nimbus, Fal11988 Apply Now! Be A Candidate For New College Alumni Association Board Of Directors Nine Directors Will be Elected in February, 1989 Any member of the alumni association who wishes to become a candidate for election to a position of mem ber-at-large of the board of directors shall apply in writing. The application must include a statement in which the applicant agrees, if nominated and elected, to attend, at his/her own expense, three meetings per year of the board of directors, and to participate actively in the affairs of the board of directors. Each ap plicant should also submit a paragraph of information to be printed about himself/herself on the ballot. The paragraph, excluding name, class year, city and state, may not exceed 100 words. Longer submis sions will be edited to meet the 100 word limitation. All applications must be postmarked on or before January 20, 1989. Send to: Elections Committee, New College Alumni Association, 5700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243. What's Gnu? Send us your news, comments and address changes. Send to New College Alumni Association, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243 or call 813-359-4324. New College Foundation, Inc. new COLLeGe nimBUS N.C.A.A. 5700 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243 Address Correction Requested Non Profit Org U S Postage PAID Permit No 56 Sarasota FL

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