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Page2 Nimbus, Fall1990 The Prez Speaks: Part IV An Interview without John Klein by Jono Miller This article says it is an interview, which it isn't; and that it is without John Klein, which is generally true. But does the one generally true" observa tion make the fust revelation more ac ceptable? The one that admits to lying? More disturbing, perhaps, is that this article is getting self-referential in the fust paragraph, which is usually a bad sign. decision has been made on campus governance. Maybe you were hoping to be spared a personal account of how the fundraising went. How could you have known that fundraising discus sions took up most of the last Board meeting? Of course, since fundraising is really a means to an end, you're probably wondering why your Board has been focusing so much on the means and not the end. Jumping to conclusions about how we spend money. And sentence fragments. Our recent fundrais ing has been very suc cessful, at least quite suc cessful. And I have been personally involved, call ing close to 80 alums Jono Miller, NCAA president and Mary Ruiz, fundraising chair, during the recent phonathon. and writing thank you post cards to everyone who gave. Wondering if those one dollar donors think I'm being insincere when I thank them. Bad because the purpose of such ar ticles, ostensibly, is to provide alums with timely information regarding the state of New College from the Presi dent they elected, yet self-referential articles usually wind up seeming self serving, cute, and confusing. The preceding sentence misrepresents the true state of affairs. Of course, it is technically true that they (you) elected the author (me) to the Board, but none of you could have known that they Board would turn around and elect me President. In other words, unless you were serving on the Board, you didn't elect me President. It's para graphs such as this one that lend cre dence to the belief that self-referential writing is usually a bad sign. They usually wind up seeming self-serving, cute, confusing, and needlessly repeti tious. Especially in light of the fact that you've read two paragraphs and learned virtually nothing. Or very little. Instead of reading self-referential paragraphs, you were probably hoping for some incisive follow-up to previous stories about topics such as campus governance. I'm guessing you had little or no way of knowing that no real I'm not. Wondering how we use those dollars. And sentence fragments. We get more use from the dollars. At least better value. But there is still a role for sentence fragments. Luckily, a new, encompassing vision of how we 're using dollars did emerge at the last Board meeting. Boy, one clear sentence can really get your hopes up. Can't it? Because the Board is envisioning three separate programs: one each for faculty, alums and students. That is: Faculty Development Grants, the Alumnae/i Fellow Program, and some new emerging assistance for student work. And we've taken steps to endow the first two. So we have this emerging troika or triangle or trium verate. Except that troika and trium virate suggest some kind of leadership and this is a paragraph about how we'll spend the money we raise, not leadership. So just remember the three programs. This paragraph deals more with leadership. Maybe not what you're ex pecting. Or another lie? Who knows? And sentence fragments. Faulty refer ences. We're talking about leadership in the New College community. Par ticularly regarding fundraising leader ship. The leadership afforded by the New College Foundation and the leadership provided by the New Col lege Alumnae/i Association They're not the same. The need to be com plimentary. And complementary Cooperating. Not confusing people, like donors Such as donors. Working something out. But the details aren't fixed. I probably shouldn't have men tioned it But it was a major outcome. Maybe there will be more to say next time. If not, there will be some explain ing to do. Actually it seemed like our most productive meeting. And amiable. We used lots of great images and metaphors. Even mixed metaphors, such as: ''that opens a whole new ball of wax." We called ourselves (alum nae/i) beautiful, wise and poor. Not entirely true, either. But inaccurate trivia has little to do with productivity. Productive because we're moving forward with an alumnae/i database students can access. Productive be cause there were no big fights. Produc tive because we heard from two faculty members. And students. We gave a small group some money for an JSP. In the Everglades. And ways to help regional chapters. Such as "sticky labels." Sentence fragments again. And working on interviewing some critical early novocollegians. Of course, this may not be the type article that convinces readers that things are going well. Those that read this far. Not many details. We're talk ing about concerns. About leadership. Writing. Editing. And sentence frag ments. The big picture. But this was never billed as a John Klein article. Just the opposite. It was never billed as an ar ticle, if you want to get technical. I was getting tired of those inter views. Not John Klein. Don't jump to conclusions, as I accused you of doing in the fourth paragraph. He's been great. Helping out in lots of ways. I hope you'll consider coming .to the reunion. Giving money. Servmg on the Board. And sentence fragments. They all have their places.


Nimbus, Fall1990 Page 3 Alunmae/i Fello11\fS on Campus Fellowships encourage alums to share enthusiasm and expertise with students The New College Alumnae/i Fellowship Program needs you, your imagina tion, and your support. Beginning fall term 1990, the New College Alumnae/i Association will sponsor alumnae/i to retum to Sarasota and share their talents with the New College community. The above call for alumnae/i fellow proposals in June produced 40 responses by September. The first four fellows have been chosen and three of them have been on campus. his list of clients is "eclectic and diverse almost like a New College education!" He represents everything from highly literary frrst novels published by Knopf to mega-selling popular non-fiction like Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know. The fourth fellow selected is Casey Green '69, senior research associate at University of Southern California's Center for Scholarly Technology. Before moving to U.S.C., Casey was as sociate director of the nation's largest empirical study of higher education, the annual UCLA freshman survey. He also has expertise in using technology as a campus resource. His book, Who's Going to Run General Motors? was published by Peterson's Guides this fall. He will be on campus in February 1991. The following brief reports by Hall and Howard (below and on page 4) will give you a taste of their presenta tions. Klinger, Hall and Lonnie Draper have some comments about coming back to New College (pages 4, 5 and 7). Beginning on page 5 are sum maries of the fellowship proposals now under consideration. In September, Nancy Flatter Hall '65 presented a three-part seminar, "Not-For-Profit Entrepreneurship or How a Do-Gooder Can Be a Go Getter." Nancy, who has a Harvard M.B.A. to go with her New College B.A., is fmance director for a state wide (Md.) public service agency Not-for-profit Entrepreneurship: Capitalism with a Conscience and owns a financial management firm specializing in not-for-profit agencies and small, socially-respon sible for-profit enterprises. Par ticipants in her seminars included current students, local alums and individuals from the community. In October, Andrew Howard '75, assistant professor at Western Oregon State University, presented a series of lectures and discussions dealing with current political and social conflicts in Central America. Topics included Colonialism and Underdevelop ment, The Guatemalan Revolution, Landlessness and Environ mental Destruction and Contem porary El Salvador. The alumnae/i association worked with students in The Jose Marti Latin American Studies Organization to promote Andy's visit. In November, Harvey Klinger '69, owner of a literary agency in New York, presented a series of seminars to acquaint students with the world of book publishing. Topics included everything from "How do I get a job in publishing? How do I get an agent?" to the sometimes harsh, but real prob abilities and possibilities for being published and having a career as a writer. Harvey says by Nancy Hall, 1990 Alumnae/i Fellow Perhaps the first no-for-profit entrepreneurs were those monks who supported their good works by selling the products of their vineyards. For many of us our frrst business experience was when we went door-to-door selling Girl Scout cookies. Entrepreneurship for no-for profit organizations is not a new concept, but rather is one that is regaining popularity as agencies are looking for ways to ensure continued survival in the face of declining government support. Not-for-profit organizations need to do an internal review to determine if they have resources that can be used to generate additional funds. Can they expand their constituencies? An example of expanding constituencies is a shelter for battered women that developed a counseling program for the men who were batterers. In order to en sure participation, the program was marketed to the judges in the area, who have in turn referred men to the program as a condition of probation. Other exContinued oo page 8 Nancy Hall watches as her husband and partner, George Brannick, models a T-shirt from one of their clients.


Page 4 Social Background of Central American Political Crises by Andrew Howard, 1990 Alumnae/i Fellow With the decline of the East West contentions of the Cold War, renewed attention becomes focused upon the vast economic disparities between North and South as the most relevant framework for under standing contemporary world af fairs. In a world where the 2.5% of the population with over 100 hec tares (250 acres) of land control3/4 of the world's resources, land con centration is more pronounced in Latin America than in any other region. World systems theory, popularized by Andre Gunder Frank and Immanuel Wallerstein, situates the origins of this state of af fairs within the Spanish Conquest of the 16th century and the ascendancy of AngloAmerican global commer cial hegemony from the 17th to the 20th centuries. World market for ces, reinforced by U.S. military ad venturism in the Caribbean (the "gunboat diplomacy" of 1898-1933), induced a rapid expansion at the beginning of the twentieth century. This was closely associated with a proliferation of labor repressive military dictatorships in the region, best exemplified by the 1932 mas sacre of 30,000 Salvadoran peasants who had sought to regain the lands expropriated from them by coffee producers during the preceding cen tury. The period following World War II has witnessed a rapid ac celeration of the conversion of Central American resources into commodities for world trade. New export crops (cotton, sugar and beef) have supplemented tradition al exports such as coffee and bananas. Capital intensive agricul ture has denied most rural farmers access to land, urban labor markets have failed to keep pace with labor surpluses generated in the rural sec tor. At the same time multinational fmancing of economic diversifica tion has burdened governments with debts of crisis proportions. The traditional harmony of Central American peasants with the land has been disrupted, as the domina tion of fertile lands by elites corn pels the rural poor to cultivate mar ginal lands on hillsides, mountain tops and rainforests, creating problems of erosion, flooding and soil destruction. Elite cotton growers have poisoned the land and the water with dangerous pes ticides long banned in the United States. Nonetheless, the marginal ized semi-proletariat of migratory agricultural workers in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala in recent years have constructed high ly politicized resistance movements bridging the traditional social chasm between urban and rural workers. In El Salvador, the most marginalized rural strata of the Andy Howard and David Smolker, Special Projects chair for the Alumna eli Association, with students Roberto Pacheco and Jeff Lagozzino. northern highlands have sus tained the FMLN insurgency for more than a decade, while extremely powerful urban unions insist on social reform and genuine peace negotia tions. In Nicaragua, the 120,000 peasant families who benefited from Sandinista land reform have stalemated the plans of the scion of the most powerful 19th century lan downing family to return to a purely export -driven develop ment program. Despite hundreds of thousands of vic tims of right wing death squads, Central American workers and peasants maintain great hope of transform ing their historic misery. Nimbus Fall1990 Back to the Future (the New College version) by Harvey Klinger, 1990 Alumnae/i Fellow My return to New college for the first time since graduation 18 years ago was a strange, but wholly satisfying experience. Strange because I was conducting semi nars to students who, for the most part, were infants when I was an NC student, but satisfying because the major changes at the school that I might have an ticipated, were not, I'm happy to report, in evidence. In fact, my recent visit proves that even at New College, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Although I harbored fears of a campus riddled with Young Republicans, bare feet and jeans were the norm (as usual). While I wondered if making money would be the most important issue facing stu dents as they listened to me talk about the realities of the publishing industry, the subject of money was rarely broached. Needless to say, it's bard for me to know in retrospect how my own classmates would have struck a literary agent visiting the campus 18 years ago. I would hope, however, that we would have been viewed as having ajoie de vivre and an almost insatiable appetite for learning and experiencing everything and anything possible. If I noticed anything especially dif ferent in 1990, it was a sense that some of that occasionally reckless enthusiasm for life was missing. Perhaps it's the dif ference between being a child of the '60s versus one bred on Ronald Reagan. The students seem to have become somehow more serious in their dispositions so that at times I found myself wanting to take a few by the shoulder, shake them a bit, and tell them to relax and enjoy their college years. Time, I have found, has a nasty way of getting ahead of us far too quickly. I was we when I last saw Hamilton Center. In spite of it all though, I like to think that a part of me has never lost thatjoie de vivre I experienced in my undergraduate years. Time does indeed march on. At New Col lege, however, it appears to stand fairly still. As I found myself staring across the bay from College Hall as I bad done so many times years ago, I felt reassured that the school has retained its unique identity as a place where students can go to learn, to grow, and to dream.


Nimbus Fafl1990 Alum Fellow Harvey Klinger Fantasy Camp Alumnae/i Fellow Nancy Hall describes her feelings about the experience There are a lot of 40-year-old men in Baltimore who each year eagerly await the start of the Orioles Fantasy Training Camp. These guys spend a lot of money and abuse aging bodies just to recapture the dreams of their youth. It is worth it so they can pretend that they are Cal Ripken Jr., hitting a home run or having yet another error-free game. I've just returned from Florida after spending a week at a different kind of Fantasy Camp. It didn't cost much money; I have no sore muscles. My Fan tasy Camp was a visit to New College as an Alum nae/i Fellow. I am seldom bored since I work with bright, com mitted human service professionals and environmen tal activists. However, I do get frustrated because the emphasis is too often on finding a fast flX to today's problems and not enough time is spent on developing a plan for tomorrow, next week, or .next year. My dream is to gie all the. folks I work wtth the time to do long-range planmng and the money to invest in innovative programming. This dream came true on a small scale when I was able to lead a seminar at New College. Participants included current students, former students, and in dividuals from the community. For a total of about five hours, people were able to put aside today's problems and think about the of the agenctes with which they are currently and about organizations they themselves would like to start. I was able to say to these people that it was OK to take the time to think about tomorrow. They thought about tomorrow and next year and even into the next century. I may not have hit a home run at my Camp in Florida, but I got to work wtth some very special people and I got a base ?t or two. New College, thank you for the opportumty. PageS Alumnaefi Fellow Proposals We were inundated with ap plications for spring 1991. The selection committee will be working with faculty, students and staff to schedule individual and group presentations. (See page 6 for infonnation about ap plying for a fellowship.) PAULADOMITES '66, Pittsburgh, Pa., and LUKE SALISBURY, Chelsea, Mass. a series of seminars entitled "Making It As A Writer," during whlch they will present lectures on "pitfalls to avoid, where the work is, how to fmd it, how to make it pay. And how to stay alive until it does." In particular, fiction writing, magazine writing, and baseball writing will be discussed. Both alums are professional writers. GEORGE FIFIELD '69, Jamaica Plain, Mass., and JOHN KLEIN, Sarasota, Fla. teach a three day class on the history and application of video formats. The proposal includes both technical and creative instruction. Both alums are professional video artists. JEANNE THOMAS '69, San Francisco, Calif. conduct a workshop entitled, "Playing the Fool and Getting Paid For It," on the subject of profes sional success in show busi ness. In particular, the workshop would focus on the professional dimension of work in show business and creative work as a clown. Thomas is a clown by trade and proposes to pass on her clowning skills as well. MICHAEL ARMSTRONG '74, Anchorage, Alaska assist Mac Miller in teaching an ISP on creative writing. The primary focus on this writing project is creative. Armstrong is a science fiction writer by trade and adjunct professor of composition at UAA. JIM COHN '69, Greenville, S.C. "Creating New Litur gies: Religious Experience in the Nineties," an experiment for students to create a religious service with music, poetry, and liturgical elements of their own choosing. In addi tion, students will participate in Cohn's own "Service of Songs and Finity," a liturgical exercise featuring original poetry, "the recorded music of Rickie Lee Jones, Laurie Anderson, and others ... and new versions of old forms ... through the revision of sexist or incredible elements." Cohn is an ordained rabbi. SUZANNE McDERMOTT '85, Boston, Mass. presentation on the subject of architecture in Sarasota. Drawing, painting, and research are the three main methods of exploration of this subject. Some attention to the archltectural heritage of the NC campus itself will be given. JAMES ACKERMAN '64, Falls Church, Va.-teach stu dents the basics of plastering, including the preparation of walls for fresco painting. Al though Ackerman is an in surance salesman by trade, he has many years' experience as a plasterer. JOSHUA BREAKSTONE '72, Cincinnati, Ohio a four part presentation, including a final recital, on the subject of jazz. Breakstone is a profes sional jazz musician. He is par ticularly concerned with the relation of movement to and from the instrument as theoretical expressions of jazz improvisation. Breakstone would be supported musically by the Louis Farkovich Trio. Continued 00 page 6


Page 6 N i mbus Fall 1990 Alumnae/i Fellow Proposals (continued) Continued from page 5 JAY P. WHITE '70, Minneapolis, Minn. a poetry workshop first ex amining the way Lowell, Bishop, and Jarrell created the mid-century American poetic language and then applying their principles' to students' own verse. White, a poet, was 1990 commencement speaker at New Col lege. Booker Visual & Performing Arts Center and is a speaker for the Florida Studio Theatre's lecture series. DAVID ADAMS '67, Reno, Nev. a series of lectures on "Fruitful Alter natives from German Culture," includ ing phenomenology and Green ac tivism, new approaches to contem porary art, and anthroposophy and holistic views of society. Adams is an assistant professor of art history. MITCH WELLS '82 and HEIDI WALTZ '80, Hillsboro, Ore. a semi nar on the art of ftlm. This would in clude a symposium on ftlm aesthetics and the screening of one or two ftlms, then the making of a ftlm "centering on the theme of love." Wells and Waltz are both involved in making documentaries and comedies. SUSAN JONES MANNINO '79, Sarasota, Fla. teach an oral presenta tion workshop. Both physical and in tellectual dimensions of oral presenta tion are discussed. Mannino is an actress, teaches speech and acting at ANDERSON BROWN '78 Boulder, Col. -workshop on environ mental philosophy and animal rights. Topics would include animal rights, animal mind, environmental ethics, en vironmentalism and science policy, and environmentalism and post modernism. Brown is writing his Ph.D. dissertation at University of Colorado's Center for Values and So cial Policy and has lectured on the above topics. STANLEY HERWITZ '74, Wor Interested in an Alumnaeji Fellowship? The Alurnnae / i Association wants to encourage fellow proposals which involve several alums in related areas. We hope the above listing will spark some innovative col laborations. To submit an application, for an individual or group, use the following format guide. Be as brief as possible. Send your application to the alumnae/i office. Be sure to include phone numbers where you can be reached in the day and evening. Fellowship Application: 1 Describe the fellowship activity. Specify any planned or potential collaborations with fellow alum nae(t, students, faculty or others 2. Describe your experience relevant to the proposed fellowship activity 3. Prepare a preliminary budget. Include travel to and Sarasota, materials, publicity, printing, etc. You will recetve a per diem allowance of $150 to cover room meals and car rental in Sarasota. 4 What resources are needed, including rooms, eqUtpment or other facilities on campus? 5. List any funding or resources available from other sources. 6. Include a one paragraph summary similar to those (subject, your background) and a one page (750 word maximum) for a publicity Oyer (tttle, description, information about you). cester, Mass. -lec tures and discus sions on evapotranspiration and hydrology, satel lite observation of vegetation, rain forest ecology, and island bio-geog raphy. Herwitz is an associate professor of biogeography and biology at Clark University. NEIL SCHECK ER '72, Philadel phia, Penn. -a workshop on "Psychiatry for Young Scientist Practitioners of Life: The Unconscious and Modern Ap proaches to Emo tional Disturban ces." The seminar is to include an intro duction to the uncon scious, psychopathology, and the medicine involved in treating it. Schecker is in his fourth year of psychiatric training at the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital. MARTIN SCHWARTZ '66, Cambridge, Mass. presentation on medical research, its successes and failures, and the role of Eastern medicine in modern medical practice. Some introduction to the philosophy of science will be given as well. Schwartz is on the teaching staff at Harvard Med School. RANDALL MOON '73, Seattle, Wash. seminars on application of molecular and genetic techniques to dissect vertebrate embryonic develop ment and discovery and function of a new class of protooncogenes involved in embryonic development and human diseases. In addition, he would like to give a workshop on rapid and non radioactive procedures for whole mount localization of RNAs and proteins in embryos. Moon is with the school of medicine at the University of Washington. ROBERT PHILLIPS '69, New York, N.Y.-expose students to the career of clinician-scientist through his own research. He is particularly in terested in the relation of clinical trial organization to the scientific process. Phillips is an MD/PhD clinician. TONY GIORDANO '78, Mt. Airy, Md. molecular biology workshop which will cover aging and Alzheimer's disease, careers in science, the grant process and cloning. The cloning will be based on a eDNA library plated at NIH and brought to NC by Giodano, a fellow in the molecular section of NIH/NIA's neurosciences lab. ANDY ROMAN '68, Kennesaw, Ga. a workshop on "Centropic In tegration," which is to include. evoca tive music, the healing tribal ctrcle, breathwork, and newer methods of diagnostic irridology, super-saturation, emotional factltta tion, and body electronics point hold ing. Roman is a professional Centropic Integration facilitator. MARY COX '76, New York, N.Y. seminar on the Foreign Exchange Market. Particular areas of study menContinued on page 7


Nimbus Fall 1990 Alumnae /i Fellow Proposals (continued) Continued from page 6 tioned are the "real-world defmition of supply and demand through game simulation of a market," and the nature of the market and its participants. Cox has been a market analyst and foreign exchange trader. ADAM TEBRUGGE '79, Sarasota, Fla. take five stu dents through the Sarasota criminal justice system. Tebrugge is an assistant public defender for Sarasota County. TOM YORI '68, Brooks, Maine-present a three-day seminar on the uses of patriotism. He will appear in the costume of a Civil War Quaker, a fighter on the Union side in the War Between The States, and then in modern dress lead a discussion of the personal views on patriotism of students present. In both the VietNam conflict and his fic tional Civil War involvements, Y ori was a conscientious objec tor but a military man. Y ori has written a monograph about his participation in the re-enact ment of the Battle of Gettysburg. SIDNEY JONES '71, Brook lyn, NY seminar on the situa tion of international human rights in Asia. Ms. Jones is Ex ecutive Director of the human rights agency Asia Watch. DAVID SCHWARTZ '66, Harrisburg, Penn. -a one-day workshop about his work with disabled persons in Pennsyl vania. Schwartz is Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Plan ning Council. He is particularly concerned with the experiences of disability in relation to New College life. DONNA GOMIEN '69, Oslo, Norwaya five-day course on international human rights, focusing on the issues of history, international and regional human rights and sovereignty systems, and human rights cases in regional and UN systems. Gomien has worked for the Council of Europe's Human Rights Documentation Centre and is now engaged in doctoral reserach on comparative criminal procedures. ALLEN LEVY '72 and Roxanne Levy, Croton-on-Hud son, N.Y.-a workshop on meditation and stress reduction. They bring twenty years of train ing in America and India to their practice of meditation therapy. BOB FREEDMAN '83, Kingston, Ontario, Canada speak to NC students about the law school experience, which he has just completed. He will focus on certain dangers NC stu dents, with their background in"creative, liberal thinking" face in law school. A. VERNON WOODWORTH '70, Milton, Mass.-a five-day series of workshops and seminars on Jungian psychology with such varied topics as the mentor relationship, dream analysis (over breakfast), ar chitecture, and anima/animus. Woodworth is a counselor. CHRISTOPHER ARBAK '67, St. Louis, Mo.presenta tion on behavioral science in the design of complex man-machine systems. Arbak is an experimen tal psychologist involved with designing and evaluating ad vanced fighter cockpits at Mc Donnell Aircraft. MARY COX '76, New York, N.Y.-sailboarding lessons. Cox has been sailboarding for 10 years, is an advanced level sailer and has taught windsurfing for four years off Lang Island, NY. Instruction would include all levels from beginning to ad vanced. These summaries were prepa1ed by Jonathon White, a prospective 1991 graduate and student advisor to the alumnae/i fellow selection conunittee. Page 7 Student Gender Symposiwn in February Interested in speaking? The Gender Symposium Initiative, a student group, will be sponsoring a Gender Studies Sym posium February 14-16, 1991, the same weekend as the 1991 alumnae/i reunion. The Symposium will bring together speakers with a diversity of views on the topic of gender studies, representing different fields of study. Lec tures, discussions and interaction between speakers and students will be featured. This event has been organized entirely by students and was born in their desire for more women's! gender studies classes on campus. The student organizers feel alumnae/i would make excellent additions to this symposium with their experience in the field, as well as with New College. Any alums interested in speaking at this symposium should contact the Gender Sym posium Initiative, Box 323, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34243. A Letter to the Editor What a great idea, a "New College Alumni Fel lowship Program." When I read your announcement the frrst thing that came to mind was a recent experience be tween myself and a group of New College stu dents. Last summer I flew to Belize, Central America to meet Dr. Alfred Beulig and a group of New College students. As an alumnus with prior research experience in coral reef biology and a medical doctor I felt uniquely qualified to share time supporting their efforts. I spent seven days with the students giving them insights into medicine, coral reef biology and the New College spirit. Teaching in the open atmosphere of a foreign country was a great experience. I received much gratification from my interactions with the stu dents. They seemed to have gotten a great deal out of the adventure and they rewarded me with praise, appreciation and friendship. I am pleased to see that New College chose to formalize and support what is already a tradition of alumni returning to New College and leading the future alumni into a great world. I plan to return to Belize with a future group of New College students and will apply to the fellow ship program at that time. Lonnie Draper '75 Baltimore, Md.


PageS Entrepreneurship (continued from page 3) amples of organizations expanding constituencies are art groups training elementary school teachers who in turn will share the information with their students, and colleges of fering programs to members of the community. Can the organization sell its ex pertise? One agency developed a brochure on choosing child care. The brochure was written on the fifth grade level. This brochure is being sold to similar agencies in other states and is also being sold to personnel offices of businesses who employ entry level workers. Does an organization have extra anything? Extra space can be rented out. Extra personnel can be contracted out another agency on a long or short term basis. Money Guide names New College best value in nation The fall issue of Money Guide magazine bas designated New College/USF the #1 public education value in the country. The magazine said, "New College combines the best of two worlds: a strong academic program on a par with selective private collges; plus low, state subsidized tuition When private schools were factored in, New College placed #4. In an examination of 1,000 in stitutions of higher learning, seventeen different factors were taken into consideration by the editors in selecting the best values. These included gradua tion rate, SAT scores, stu denUfacuJty ratio, and number of books in the library. Money Guide is a quarterly publication of the Time Inc. magazine conglomerate. N i mbus Fall1990 We're New College, Who the .... by Tod Gentille The other day I spotted a Simpson's T -shirt.. It reminded me of something that happened while I was at New Col lege. The T-shirt showed a picture of the male adolescent Simpson with the East LA haircut saying, "I'm Bart, who the hell are you!" Which as a few of you know bears an uncanny resemblance to a rallying cry for New Collegians that was often repeated during the '77-'78 academic year. During the heady days of the late seventies, it was fondly remembered that new College was once a private in stitution. Many still bore resentment to USF for the perceived tarnish they con tributed to New College's image. (To this day I imagine very few alumni respond that they attended USF or even New College of USF.) When USF decided to take our money as well as our pride, it was time to wage war. An edict was issued from the Tampa campus of USF that a portion of student activity funds from all branch campuses would be con tributed to the USF football team. Oh goody! As you can imagine, USF foot ball was a hot topic of interest at New College during that time. An informal poll revealed that the average New College student attended 0.0 minutes of USF football. If you think saving trees is a hot topic for revolt ... Several rebel-oriented activist types (a.k.a. third-year students) organized a vocal segment of the student body to protest this peculiar tax. After aU, rebelling against unfair taxes seems a generally well-supported if not downright patriotic cause. Passive measures, letter writing campaigns and heated phone calls didn't produce the desired result. A contingent of angry volunteers was assembled to aid the upcoming meeting of the USF students who spawned this odious decree. Being none too weU versed in Robert's Rules of Order, we were perceived as a some what unruly mob. The chairperson at the meeting kindly informed us as to the proper rules of behavior, which we promptly ignored. Speeches from New College students were greeted with frequent interruptions of applause. We were also informed that applause was not permitted at the meetings. This pronouncement was, of course, greeted with applause. During the meeting it was explained that the reason New College was required to contribute to the USF foot ball team was vaguely related to some notion that the football team lent fame, glory and prestige to the New College campus. This was not well received. In fact, it led Mark Mudge to make hitherto unknown emotion laden and somewhat vituperative remarks. Mark took great pains to elucidate to the assembly that New College was the number one ranked school in Florida. In addition, he pointed out, New College was the number one ranked school in the entire Southeast. He questioned the ranking of the Tampa campus, but to no avail. It was at this point that Mark uttered the words of which Bart Simpson himself would have been proud"We're New College, who the fuck are you!" The phrase even made its way onto T-shirts. Unfortunately, mass market ing and media hype were not as evident as they are today and the T -shirt was somewhat less popular than Bart's. Alas, Mark's eloquent and moving speech was to no avail. The Tampa stu dent council members voted to keep our money and part with a small modicum of their prestige. Luckily an energetic and devious-minded future lawyer managed to make the bureaucracy work for New College. A rider was attached to a bill in the state legislature making the filching of funds from satellite campuses illegal. We of course voted to use the recovered funds for printing more T -shirts. Tod Gentil/e '77 misremembers nwst of his New College Days from his home in Redondo Beach, Calif. U1len not wntmg silly artides on his Macintosh he can be found '>Yindsuifing '>Yith his wife, Lisa Nonis 78.


Nimbus Fall1990 Page9 Practical Proposals by Students by Waldo Proffitt [The Environmental Audit of the USF/New College campus done by a group of about 30 New College stu dents] demonstrates, to my satisfaction at least, that thinking and planning about such matters as the disposition of solid waste, energy and water con servation and land use does not have to be done on a grand scale by certified professionals and allowed to trickle down. It can start with a fairly small com munity. A great deal of good, solid work can be done by intelligent citizens, in this case students. They can, and did, gather a lot of in formation at practically no cost, infor mation which, if you hired consultants to start from scratch, would come very dear. For instance, they wanted to know how much and what kind of trash and garbage is generated on the cam pus, so they went to the trash bins and dumpsters, sorted, classified and weighed the contents. They needed information about the water and energy systems and equip ment on the campus. They looked, and then they asked the experts to provide facts and specifications about the fiX tures and equipment they had seen. They consulted the experts and the per tinent publications for information about how things could be done better. I found the students' observa tions about water and energy an inter esting and instructive example of what can be done basically with eyeballs and common sense. For example: They looked at the shower heads in the Pei dormitories and sug gested they be replaced with new "low flow" shower heads. They counted 141 shower heads in the dorms, calculated the amount of water that could be saved on two 10-minute showers per day per room, and estimated the new shower heads would save 900,000 gallons of water a year and pay for themselves in one month. [These have already been installed.] They looked at the toilets in the dormitories and in Hamilton Cen ter, and calculated that installing new ultra-low-flush toilets would save 3,780 gallons of water per toilet per year and pay back the cost in 10 months. They looked at the faucets in the sinks of dormitory rooms and in public restrooms and recom mended installation of new faucets with a maximum flow of three gal lons per minute. Expected savings would come to 2.5 million gallons of water a year, or $12,690 per year, a rate which would pay for the new faucets in four months. The students had equally specific recommendations with respect to ways to reduce energy use. They said: "The new generation of energy-effi cient lamps, ballasts, fiXtures and reflectors can dramatically reduce energy and maintenance costs without incurring a large investment.... Once in stalled, some of our energy-efficient lighting alternatives can use up to 75 percent less energy than present-day products, and have a service life of more than 10 times current products." They recommended replacing 610 incandescent light bulbs in Pei dorms with compact fluorescent bulbs. At $24 each, the fluorescent bulbs are not cheap, but savings on electric bills will pay for them in two years. The students made similar suggestions for class rooms and for Hamilton Center. The students turned their attention to another big energy user --air con ditioning. They recommended install ing 141 ceiling fans in the Pei dorm rooms. They found, in a survey taken in conjunction with the environmental audit, that more than 65 percent of the students said ceiling fans would sig nificantly reduce their use of air con ditioning. They estimated that fans would reduce consumption of electricity by 105,000 kilowatt hours a year and would pay for themselves in two years. [Fan installation is under consideration.] They recommended installing win dow fllr:n immediately on all dormitory windows facing east or west and on all other windows as funds become avail able. The payback on that would take more than seven years, but the cost would be only $5,500. They bad a couple of suggestions carrying heavy costs and offering heavy savings. One was to retrofit the air handlers in the Jane Cook Library with passive heat dehumidification, a process spun off from NASA technol ogy which allows an air conditioning system to lower humidity without using more energy. ... Installation of the passive heat system would cost $45,000, the stu dents estimate, but would save 260,000 KWH and $18,000 a year. An even more expensive suggestion is to replace chillers in the older cam pus buildings, some of which have been in use for 25 years. Replacement would cost $97,000 but would increase chiller efficiency by more than 30 per cent and save $27,000 a year. [Housing director Mark Johnson says replace ment of the Pei dorm ale is under dis cussion.] ... I am not here to promote any of the suggestions. I just want to call your attention to the fact that important in formation about your environment can be compiled by men and women without a lot of degrees listed after their names, and facts so gathered are often so powerful that remedial ac tions emerge almost as axioms. That said, it helps to have access to expert advice, as did the New College students. And the proper thing to do is give credit to the experts. The students did that, too In fact, one of the best parts of the audit as published was the acknow ledgements, which thanks several New College professors and staff members, and said: "A very special thanks goes to Robert Bregel and Physical Plant. Bob sat through our endless questions and answered them all with a smile. Without him, this report would have been devoid of all the relevant techni cal information." A gracious touch, I thought. Our thanks to Waldo Proffitt and the Sarasota Herald Tribune for pennission to reprint portions of Proffitt's 6/14/90 ediJoriaJ. To obtain a copy of 17te Environmental Audit, send $5 to SUSTAIN, New College BaK 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243.


Page 10 Nimbus Fall 1990 Just when you thought elections were over ... by Mark Mudge and Mark Humbert It's election time for the NCAA Board. There are many ways to aid the Alumnae/i Association and serve the New College co mmunity. You can serve on the Board of Directors. You can help New College become what it can be. Most of the good we can do will be done by people not on the Board. Here's what the association is doing. Tbis will only happen with your support. The association sponsors three grant programs surround ing a core network of alumnae/i services. The grant programs are the Alumnae/i Fellowships, opportunities for alums to return to New College and share their talents; Faculty Development Grants, resources for faculty to en hance their professional abilities; and student project grants, encouragement to current students to make the most of their time at New College. If present alumnae/i giving levels continue to grow, not only will Alumnae/i Fel low and Faculty Development Grant funding be main tained, but in five years, each program will possess a dedi cated endowment of $75,000. For the first time, the associa tion approved a modest student project grant which will send ten students into the Everglades over ISP. This student grant program, still in its infancy, has enormous potential. The faster the organization grows, the faster we will realize its promise. The core alurnnae/i service network binds the operation together. When the NCAA began, newsletters, reunions, directories, our data base and basic staffing were our frrst priorities. Today, thanks primarily to our executive director Carol Ann Wilkinson, we have a rich data base and an of-' fice regularly staffed by real human beings. The office not only coordinates on campus activities, grants, reunions and fundraising, but also manages our information system. By the frrst of the year NC students will be able to access selected fields from the alurnnae/i data base at the student computer lab. don't be surprised to received a phone call from a student asking about your work, graduate school, in terests, or who knows what else. What do we need to accomplish all this? We need ac countants, doctors, lawyers, trapeze artists, fundraisers, mothers, fathers and fools. Whether you run for the board or run away from the board, we need nrn to care for New College. If you don' t want to run for the board, get involved. Get involved locally, wherever you are. We need you, New College needs you New College will become what you help create. Marie Mudge 74 and Mark Humberl both from San Francisco, are members of the New College Alumnae!i AssociaLion Board of Directors. Apply Now! Be a Candidate for Alumnaeji Association Board of Directors Every odd-numbered spring, the Alurnnae/i Association elects nine directors to serve two years on the board of directors. Candidates are self-nominated and elected at large. By choice and necessity ours is a working board, i.e, don't run just for the honor and glory! The board's responsibilities include but are to: fmance (budgeting and' fundraising, fundraising); organiza tion (seTVJces to members such as newsletters reunions, organization, support for actiVIties, networking, etc.); and spe Cial proJects (evaluating, planning for and promotmg the grant programs, art shows, special requests, etc.). To run, an applicant must submit a state ment agreeing, if nominated and elected, to at tend, at his/her own expense, three meetings per year of the board of directors and to par ticipate actively in the affairs of the board of directors. Each candidate may also submit a statement (experience, plans, ... ) to be included on the ballot. (Maximum length is 150 words. We'll edit for length if you don't.) All applica tions must be postmarked on or before January 28, 1991. Send to Elections Committee, New College Alumnae/i Association, 5700 N. Tamiarni TraiJ, Sarasota, FL 34243.


Nimbus, Fall 1990 Brian Albritton '75 is a litigation as sociate with Holland and Knight's Tampa, Fla., office. He earned his masters degree in '82 from the Harvard Divinity School and his law de gree in '88 from Boston College (cum laude). Brian Albritton Hilary Anthony '76 (Chapel Hill, N.C.) is attending UNC's program in City and Regional Planning working toward her Ph.D .. Her area of interest is farms on the urban fringe. Chris Armen '71 (West Lebanon, N.H.) is working toward a Ph.D. in computer science at Dartmouth. Interim Provost Peggy Bates en countered two alums at the African Studies Association conference in Bal timore this fall. Darcy Ashman '74 teaches at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vt. Alicia Renne '67 has finished her Ph.D. in anthropology at New York University and will be doing post-doctoral re search in nutrition and population problems in Africa. Kay Todd '64 passed on news of Bob Beckham '64. Tom Todd '64 met Bob's sister in Atlanta recently and learned Bob died of the flu in New York City about 10 years ago at the age of 31. Kay also sent an article from the September/October 1990 issue of Country Journal, "The Good Life on $5,000 a Year." It's a fascinating ac count written by sculptor Jay Kawatski's wife, Deanna, about their Class Notes life in the woods of British Columbia. Beatrice Boles '68 is "wintering" in Mexico while teaching there. Her tem porary address is Hotel Santa Fe, APDO 96, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico. Scott Broeder '86 is operations director in the Washington office of the Honorable John G. Rowland, a Republican representative from Con necticut. Peggy Carroll McCauley '77 (Bur tonsville, Md.) works for a small health consulting firm, definitely New Age woman-owned and inspired. Her oldest daughter was married in Oc tober a big DO (definitely Old School)! Peggy recently extended a business trip to Seattle to include her dream, a trip to Vancouver and Alas ka. She says all is well and New Col lege is a happy memory. Dan Chambliss '71 is spending the year on Lookout Mountain in Tenn. while be writes a book on nursing. Dan Catalano '86 says he's training his lice to dance at Wilford Acadamy of Beauty in Atlanta. An-Chih Chang '86 (Minneapolis, Minn.) is working toward a Ph.D. in medical chemistry at the University of Minnesota. Ralpbael Colb '69, a 1974 Clown College graduate, teaches English at Page 11 Hebrew University in Jerusalem and stars in Sholem the Golem, a production of his Clown Theatre troupe. Congratulations to Linda Convissor '70 and Bruce Guild '62 on the birth of their son Jacob Ethan on May 12. Ed Cosla '75 is a sound engineer and composer in New York City. He took a break from painting his Sarasota house to visit the alumnae/i office last summer. One of his most recent accomplishments is a 20minute piece which premiered at the American Dance Festival (and was reviewed by the New York Times.) Dale Dagenbach '73 has moved to Winston-Salem, N.C., where he teaches cognitive psychology at Wake Forest University. Steven DaVerne '77 is an artist whose work is represented in Tampa, Fla., by Nuance Galleries. His current art work is focused on learning in con temporary society. His art has been exhibited in National Exhibitions in New York City, California, Arizona, and Florida. This year several of his works will be published in "The New York Art Review'' and "American Ar tists: An Illustrated Survey''. Tom Dayton '74 (Somerset, NJ.) is giving up his postdoctorate research at Contirwed on page 12 Raphael Colb and friend from the Clown Theatre troupe


Page12 Continued from page II IBM's Watson Research and taking on a permanent job in human-computer interactions research at Bell Com munications Research in Piscataway, NJ. Frank S. Dopp '78 {Menlo Park, Calif.) married Dr. Lani Warren on September 8, 1990. Congratulations! Alums attending the wedding were Sid Ansbacher '78 and Warren Johnson '78. Frank is a brigade physician at Fort Ord, Calif. David Hartley '64 (Douglasville, Ga.) joined the staff of Inner Harbour Hospitals as clinical director at The Shoals, a wilderness-based psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents. Before moving to Georgia, David was in private practice in Raleigh, N.C. Before that, he was staff child psychiatrist at the John Umstead Hospital in Butner, N.C. David says he was drawn to Inner Harbour by the opportunity to work with seriously ill young people and the chance to rnn It is own program in a nonprofit en vironment. "I am used to treating very difficult kids and welcome the chal lenge of working with young people who have not responded to treatment in other hospitals. My job is to work with the staff, to set the standards for care and to deal with attitudes toward patient care. It is essential that we look for the problems underlying a child's behavior and not simply deal with the behavior itself" Class Notes Bill Dudley '71 and Ann Darby were married on September 8th and have moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. Congratulations to Daniel and Valerie Ethridge Tharnish '78 (Sarasota) on the birth of their second daughter, Rachael, on October 23. Emily Feigenson '72 has moved to Los Angeles (10917 Rochester Ave., 90064.) She's an assistant rabbi at University Synagogue. Jean Feingold '66 has written two books, Creating a Fanners Market Start ing Fonn Nowhere and Flat/anders' Guide to the Smokies. The Smokies guidebook is 58 pages of the kind of in formation a Chamber of Commerce will never gjve you. Copies are $8 from Business communicators, P .O. Box 5633, Gainesville, FL 32602. Jean developing a free lance career writmg PR and marketing materials, manuals, newsletters, etc. for companies that don't have in house set-up for these things. Monte Fisher '73 is assistant coun sel to the Inspector General at the Natural Science Foundation. He'll be involved in investigations of scientific misconduct by NSF grantees, which will tap both his scientific (Ph.D. in chemistry '83) and legal (J.D. '86) back grounds. His non-work time will con tinue to be filled happily by his two year-old son, Tobi, and his wife, Julie. Bryan Flood '83 New York, N.Y) was press secretary and principal spokesman for the statewide campaign of Pierre Rinfret, Republican can didate for Governor of New York. Candice Flores '78 has moved to New York City and is publicist for her long-time musical idol, tenor Jose Car reras. 60 Minutes recently filmed a seg ment featuring Carreras which will air sometime this fall. Guy Germanio '79 married Melissa Walker August 11, 1990 at New Col lege. Best Wishes! Best man at the bayfront ceremony was Nick Carlson '80; maid of honor was NC student Rhoda Kennedy. Among the many alums attending were Joni Burnette '84, Michael McDuffie '79, Mel Potter '85, Gene Stackpole '80, and Adam Tebrugge '79. Nimbus, Fall1990 Michele Gregoire '85 (Santa Fe, N.M.) sends a message to any students who read Nimbus, Be nice to my sister Nancy, a ftrst-year student." Michele is tutoring a girl whose sister works with Amy Smoker '84, a book store manager in Austin, Texas. How's that for a tortuous small world? Michelle also insists Ron Carver, Sargent Levitt on Bamey Miller, gave her a CIA in scripted wristwatch. After starting AT &T's flrst "intrapreneural" venture in 1984, Joseph Haaf '72 helped negotiate the 1987 employee buyout of the business, which became Truevision, Inc., a pioneer in the area of computer and video graphics. He recently left the company and the field of computer graphics to enter law school at bia University. This will be Joe's third career change since leaving NC and be says he's looking forward to several more. John Hansen '76 went around the world (vacationing). In two weeks saw four continents. While on vacatiOn he saw former NC math professor Nick Passell on a train from Versailles to Paris! Nick's a professor at of Wisconsin, Eau Clair. John posttion as a consultant with Booz-Allen takes him all over: last year he was in In donesia; this year he'll be in New Zealand until Christmas; after that, who knows?. Gregory Harris '86 working on his masters' in international ment at Thunderbird, The Amencan Graduate School of Management in Glendale, Anz. Patty Hoban (Seattle, Wash.) received an M.A. in classics from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1988 She married Terry Lawrence, an Evergreen State College graduate (They both have non-traditional educa tion flowing through their veins.) Patty is a fmancial aid counselor at k University. She says her work and Latin help her immensel.Y m mter preting the federal atd regula tions. Patty has no identifying year by her name because she vehemently op poses the system voted by the alum-Continued on page 13


N i mbus Fall 1990 Continued from page 12 nae/i association of identifying alums by year of entry rather than gradua tion. (She entered in '81, graduated in '85.) If you share Patty's desire to be identified by graduation year, let her know. It sure sounds like a plank in an election platform. Melanie Hubbard '84 is in the M.A./Ph.D. program in English and comparative literature at Columbia University. She says there are many NC folks living there and the informal network is strong. Melanie also says Columbia is a good place if you want to continue to shape your own program. Susan Jensen '70 is out of the gal lery business for the moment. She and still photographer Ray Ng will be married soon. Gail Johnson Farra '67 is an R.N. in obstetrics at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian, Michigan. Susan M. Keating '76 and Norman A. Worthington III '77 (Belvedere, Calif.) will be married on December 29, 1990. Congratulations! Whitney Laughlin '71 is in a two year doctoral program in Education Management at Berkeley. Larry Lewack '76 is director of ad missions for Burlington College, a small, non-traditional college designed primarily for adult students. It has an evaluation system instead of grades, small seminar-type classes and a contract-based learning option. Sounds familiar, eh? Larry and his wife, Peggy, are looking forward to the birth of their first child next year. They would welcome contacts from NC alums and include the offer of a cozy place to spend the night when you visit Vermont. Maren Donaldson Lewis '78 has received a four year fellowship to at tend the graduate school of Princeton University. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology. Maren is living in the graduate residence center and would like to hear from novo collegians! Robert Lincoln '77 (Tallahassee, Fla.) says that after years of delibera tion, law school is his "irnmenant (sic)" destination. He is currently en-Class Notes rolled in FSU College of Law as well as working as a legislative assistant for Joint Select Comm/Growth Manage ment. He also informs us that his brother Dan Lincoln '78 is starting his residency in Pittsburgh. Scott Lukeman '74 earned his Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biol ogy from the University of Miami. He then worked for two years at UC-San Diego studying Kidney Membrane receptors and electrolyte regulation. His next position was with Telios Pharmaceuticals where he was leader of a group "developing 21st century drugs to affect blood clotting and cell adhesion disorders". Soon he will be in northern Italy where he will work as director of cardiovascular research for a medium sized company. He and his wife, Mary Flatt of Sarasota, have a 1-year-old daughter and are expect ing another baby in December. Congratulations to Wendy and Robert Macdonald '73 on the birth of their daughter, Sarah Lindsay, on August 12, 1990. Bill May '77 graduated from Harvard Law School in '88 and has been living and working in Manhattan since then. He says that on two different Tuesday nights he met New College alums at a piano bar. The first encounter was with Lisa Robertson '79, who was visiting from Las Vegas and the second, a few weeks later, was with Liz Palmer '79, who had just moved to New York. David C McCan '83 (New York, N.Y.), a graduate student in anthropology at Brandeis University, has received a Fullbright for study in New Zealand. Matthew McCarthy '69 talked to John Klein '69 during this year's phonathon and said he's embarrassed that his class gave only $6,000 last year. "Look at all the doctors!" Matthew also asks you to juice up the resume information. He says he's tired of biodegradable software mer chants. John McLean '72 has spent much of the last four years out of his depth, so be says, in the Red Sea off the coast of Sinai and will be spending the next couple of years in the Coral Sea Page 13 off the coast of Queensland. ("Good reef is hard to fmd.") John is married (Terry Nelson) and has a daughter (Hava, 11) and a son (Kyle, 9). He also notes that he'll "continue to play with minds on the side". He is leaving his position as psychology unit head at the American University in Cairo and moving to the psychology department, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, 4067, Australia. Keith Mills '85 received his Master of Arts in Teaching in history from Colgate University and now is teach ing high school in Davies, Fla. Chenoweth Moffatt '75 (Cambridge, Mass.) has recently been appointed coordinator of public infor mation for publications at Radcliffe. Former jobs include: manager of corporate programs at the National Governors' Association, editor of the Harvard Graduate Society Newslet ter, and director of the alumni associa tion for the Graduate School of Arts. Gwen Perkins Murphy '82 this Contiroted on page 14 Zelia EllshofT '67 is a botanist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser vice, Honolulu Field Office. She writes, "Hawaii has the highest percentage of its flora endangered and threatened of any state, and they are in the middle of a project to get legal protection for many of these plants. The Sie"a Club Legal Defense fund sued the U.S. Department of the Interior for their lack of timely listing of plant species. In the 17 years of the Endangered Species Act's existence, only 19 Hawaiian plants hadve been listed. We have proposed over 50 species this year .... and will be proposing 100 more over the next two years .... Look for similar actions in other areas of the country with high rates of unique plants and endangemJent, such as Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, and Califonnia. And please support the environmental organizations in your area which are involved in conservation."


Page 14 Continued from page 13 year received an M.F.A. in sculpture from Boston University's School for the Arts. Gwen's husband, Peter, is an equity trader for Fidelity Manage ment and Research. Denise Neville '85 is studying to be a teacher of English and history m the post-graduate teacher training program at the University of Kent (Gr. Britain). Her new address is 47 St. Martin's Road, Canterbury, Kent CT11QP, and she welcomes cor respondence from former classmates. Billy Patton '81 just got back from a hitch-hiking/back-packing tour of Northwest. He is presently teach piano and "having lots of interestmg In January, he will be startmg a graduate program in piano at C.U., Boulder. Marsha Pool '85 is leaving Sarasota and her position as com puter support specialist in NC's office and moving to San FranctSco. She'll be assistant registrar and a Ph.D. candidate in East-West psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Kevin Quinn '71 moved from D.C., to Bowling Green, Ohio, 10 August. He's an assistant professor of economics at Bowling Green State University and would love to hear from novo collegians in the area. Matthew H. Reynolds '87 and Karen Jackson had a daughter_ Rafael this past summer. Con gratulattOns! P_hilip Rich '72 was married in Apnl1990. He met his wife Shelley at Sun Bank, where he works. Phil and Shetley live in the Orlando Fla area. ., Notes getting ready to put in her spring gar den. She teaches and is a counselor at Deanza College in Cupertino, Calif. Lynwood Sawyer '69 passed on this message by way of John Klein during the phonathon. "Chase Manhattan has evaporated. My bankruptcy reor business is doing well, but no creahve work." Kate Schwettman Sorensen '74 has turned a vandalized ranch into a retreat/training center, mostly for Navajo, Hopi and Apache youth and adults. She and her husband Mark also set up nonprofit corporatiOns to encourage art and entrepreneurship on the reservations. In their spare time(?) they run a small bed-andbreakfast operation to promote intercultural understanding and pay some bills, so please stop by the Gateway Ranch if you're near Flagstaff, Ariz. Eric Siegel '85 and Laura Ericson Siegel '85 are in Tallahassee in Graduate School. Eric is getting his masters degree in social work and loving every minute of it. Laura has a Fellowship to study law and ts more than a bit disconcerted by all of the emphasis on grades! Congratulations to Marc Silver man '70 and Lynne Berggren '71 on the birth of their son, Jason Tyler, on July 30. J?avid Smolker '71, who practices enVIronmental and land use law in Tampa, Fla., recently joined the law firm Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn. Bill Rosenberg '73 (Springfield, NJ.) will be listed in the 1991 Who's Who in the Com puter Industry. Lori Hoffman Smolker '74 com pleted a B.A. in elementary education at USF in spring 1990 and was honored at graduation as a King/0' Neal scholar for maintaining a 4.0 point average. After being traded by Nancy and co. for undisclosed future draft choices, Sam Staton '81 com pleted a B.S. in mathematical at University of Central Flonda, then a M.BA. at Florida State University. Sam is currently working in Orlando as a systems analyst and hasn't played defender Christine Sal ter '79 lives in a beautiful cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains and is Sam Staton Continued on page 15 Nimbus, Fall 1990 Faculty Development Grants Foster Undergraduate Research Developing Exchange Program Biologist Sandra Gilchrist and chemist Suzanne Sherman used a 1990 Faculty Development Grant to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research with a group of students in April. Three stu dents made presentations one stu dent participated as an observer and one student submitted an abstract but was unable to attend. Since all disciplines are represented, students get a chance to see what peers feel about undergraduate education in different disciplines and systems. In addition, students who present their own work enjoy positive feedb ack and renewed excitement about their research through interactions with students from other schools. A paper written by students Marni Burton and John Collins, "Levels of Herbivory on Black and White Mangroves," was ac cepted for publication in the NCUR Proceedings. Sandra Gilchrist's 1989 grant was for attending the 1990 Jnterna tional Crustacean Conference in Brisbane, Australia, where she was a plenary speaker. The 1989 grant not only provided direct support for the conference but also was used to leverage support from the USF Faculty International Travel Fund Gilchrist's talk dealt with changes in chemoreception and behavior as I crustaceans become more terrestral ized and was based on work done at New College. Following the con ference, Gilchrist visited with a facul ty member and exchange officer at University of Melbourne and in itiated discussion of a possible change program for students and faculty. Copies of the complete reports from which these summaries were drawn are available upon request from the Alwnnae/i Office.


N i mbus, Fall1990 Page 15 THE ANNUAL NEW COLLEGE ALUMNAE/I ART EXHIBIT CAL E NDAR : By J an. 1 0 1991 s.nd in signed registrati on form J an I S 31, 1991 New College A lumm an d gra d uatmg s t udents may enter u p t o two w orks. : Prefer Fme Arts graduates and/or A rt professiOnals. A ll work must be oogma t and "ehii>Jt Jonready" All 2 w ork must t:Je properly Wifed and r eady f o r hanging. rece ivi ng dates A ll w ork must have t. 0 Tags (Jrmly attached F eb 7 5, 199 1 ehlbnto n dates RECEIPT OF REGISTRATION AND WORKS : F eb 18 work return ed C O D The Artrst must pay l or shrppmg to New College, C / 0 Carol Ann Walkrnson. A lumnaefr Assocratron, 5700 North Tamramr Trarl, Sarasota. FL. 34243 r-------, -------------------------1.0. TAG #1 t REGISTRATION (Pho t oCoprasaraaccep t able) I-Artist : 1 A rtist. Phon e ( ) T itle: Address : I T itle #1: I M e daum: 1 Titl e #2 : P r ice # 2: Pr ice: : P ric e #1; r-/ 0. TAG #2 A-,-, r-ea_so_n -able-c-ar _e_ w_rll_be_g_rv_e_n 1-ow-or-ks-s-ub_rrn_t-te-d -and-seLc-ur-uy-w-,1 -1 be-pr-ov-,ded-th-rou_g_ho_u_t t-he Artist: Tatle: Medaum: 1 exhrbllro n however, all works wrll be shrpped, handled and d r splayed a t the artrsrs rrsk. I under I s tand and agree tha t nerther New College nor rts a thhates wrll be responsoble lor lOss or damage o f any work whrl e rn t ransrt or rn !herr cust o d y Srgned regrstratron must be received prror to 1 acceptance of any artwork I I P rice: L l SIGNATuRE--------------DATE ___ ...... -----Continued from page 14 in days. Congratulations to Ron and Syl via Greenwald Stella '69 (Augusta, Ga.) on the birth of Angelina Clare, who joined Adam (5) and Miriam (3) on 7 11-90. Congratulations to Ann Marie and Ray Stokes '74 on the birth of Nikolas, their second son, on Sept. 24. Elizabeth Strange and Chris Ber taut '78 were married in May of this year Michael Tammenga '73 received his masters degree in art history from Vanderbilt and then went into a doctoral program in Art History at Washington University, StLouis. He has done curatorial work at both The Washington University Gallery of Art and a large loan exhibition of American and British landscape paint ings. After this he switched to study ing microcomputers. Now, he has an associate's degree in data processing from Washington University and is presently an information center analyst at Barnes Hospital. Mike says he occasionally runs into Phoebe Cirio Keeney '73, a social worker and family planner if St. Louis. If anyon e else is out there in St. Louis, look him up! Pete Tepley '75 has gone back to school. He's a student at University of South Carolina law school. Congratulations to Deborah Saemann Turner '84, the proud mother of Matthew, born on 7-24-90. John Van Ness '68 qualified in Oc tober as a registered architect in Vir ginia. David Walton '64 is a pharmacist living and working in Ocala, Florida. Congratulations to Mary Ruiz '73 What'sGnu? and Dennis Wilkison on the birth of their son Jesse Barron, in August. Rosalie Winard '69 is completing an 11-year project, a photo essay about an autistic man, which will be publish ed as a book. Arlana Young '76 and her hus band spent six years of struggle, stress and hard work to put a new, public, non-profit community radio station on the air in California. (The first official on-air date was 10/15 /89. ) Now a year later, they're moving to Haines, Alaska, to work for a public radio station there. We'd like to hear from you. Send news, comments or address changes to New College Alumnae/i Association 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243 Thank you.


Page 16 Nimbus, Fall 1990 The One And Only Important Twenty Year Reunion Feb. 15-16 1967-1973 were some amazing years at New College Have you made plans yet to come back to the central focus of your life two decades ago? Did you call three New College people that you would like to see after the ravages of so much time and space? Do you think it possible that a large group of us rock & roll throwbacks could generate an exceptionally good weekend that will perpetuate the myths and legends another twenty years? If the answer to any of the above questions is NO ... Hurry, go to a doctor. Make yourself well again and get those plans together now. This one is it. This is the spe cial one, the big one. (All the other gatherings you've heard about were precursors, pale im aginings of what a real reunion of early New College minds and spirit can do. (Happily it's minds and spirit that count here ... if it were bodies, none of us would show up!) Spend some time, contact a friend or two that you haven't seen since the days of yore. Tell them to be there or you won't talk to them for another twenty years and by then we'll all live on the moon anyway. Don't worry about what events are planned. We will use our brilliant genius to come up with something. We hope many of you musician types will show up and we can have some old fashioned good times. If not, we canal ways watch rented videos in the auditorium. One simple and heart felt final re quest. Please come, I would really love to see you. John Esak Reunion Technical Support Consultant Celebrate Presidents' Day at New College New College Nimbus Published three times per year by New College Alumnae/i Association, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, (813) 359-4324. EDITORIAtJPRODUCTION COMMITIEE: Ben Ford '83, Chair; Susan Burns '76; Jim Feeney; Monica Gaughan '86; John Klein '69; Merlin Mann '86; Jono Miller '70; Carol Ann Wilkinson '64, editor. Special thanks to students Sherri Lea Cle ments and Rhoda Kennedy for their assis tance. PHOTO CREDITS: pp. 2 & 4, Carol Ann Wilkinson; p.3, Mary Ruiz; all other photos supplied by subject. GRAPHICS: Class Notes, Micki Roenspies '79; Art Show, Steve Williams '78; Palm Court, Betsy Olsen Bowen '65. \.J PRINTED ON 100% RECYCLED PAPER New College Foundation Alumnae/i Association Nimbus 5700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243-2197 ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Permit #56 Sarasota, FL

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