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Nimbus (Summer 1990)


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Nimbus (Summer 1990)
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new coLLeGe Volume 6, Number 3 Judy Tyrrell Savage '70 and Steve Jacobson '71 visit during the 1990 reunion. The collage in the background, Stimulus by Drew DeWitt '84, was part of the Alumnae/i Art Show. Tuna Companies Act to Protect Dolphins Green peace biologist Lesley Scheele '7 4 helped implement a strategy of working from within the corporate structure to force tuna companies to adopt rules protecting dolphins by Susan McConnell Editor's Note: Last spring Nancy Fe"aro, director of records and registra tion, called saying she'd recognized Les ley Scheele's voice on a television news report, but missed the name of her or ganization. When a call from Greenpeace's southeast regional direc tor verified Lesley's role in the tuna/dopltin controversy, Susan McConnell, acting director of public af fairs for the Sarasota campus, inter-viewed Lesley and other Greenpeace staffers by phone. Tuna salads and casseroles can now be enjoyed guilt free by environ mentally concerned consumers, thanks to an environmentalist move ment that ended with the three largest U.S. retailers of canned tuna-H. J. Heinz (Starkist), Bumble Bee Seafood, Inc., and Van Camp Continued on 13 lmBUS Summer 1990 Alunmae/i Art Show Works by 26 New College artists were exhibited during graduation week by Jodie Yeakel Sparked by the ideas of Merry White '81 and spurred on by the or ganizational skills of Jayne Cobb '75 and Carol Ann Wilkinson 64, a group of local alums, sponsored by the New College Alum.nae/i Association, worked together this spring to put together the 1990 Annual Alumnae / i Art Exhibition. The purpose of this show was to represent alumnae/i sup port for the New College fme arts pro-Story continued on page 3; pictures of the art show on pages 4 and 5. A guest studies a paintjng by Alumnae/i Fellow Michael Freedman '84. See page 3.


Page2 Nimbus, Summer 1990 NCAA President Speaks: Part m Third in a Series of Interviews with Jono Mille0 G. C. by John F. Klein The D-9 Caterpillar tractor's motor roared. I was in ecstasy operating the giant machine, with Jono at my side directing me at the controls. You see, we (Jono and your bumble Alumass reporter) had conceived a wonderful idea for a fundraiser. We had entered a bid for the grading contract at the new Fine Arts Campus on the Caples Estate. Jono and I and Peggy Bates (who, by the way, bas turned into a hel lacious back-hoe operator) have been working on the project for months now. At this writing we have an even grade of the entire Caples property to about one foot above Bay level. Next week we will macadam the entire area, and install the commemorative "Name who talked about what they did in col lege. NC alums really have a differen t approach to life than the average per son, and were comparing notes on what they were doing professionally in child-rearing, around the deaths of parents, etcetera. It was not just a nos talgia trip. It was talking to each other to help solve problems and share solu tions about their current lives. People viewed each other as resources with valuable insights." In order to make the reunion more worthwhile for alums and students, Jono wants to move the event to a date somewhere between January and March. Reasons: The current Memorial Day weekend date excludes some alums who have family respon sibilities. The students, especially the graduates, are either gone, leaving or busy with their own families, and have lit tle interest in alums on their graduation weekend. The winter/spring weather is better for weak skinned Northerners and more attractive for vacationers. Jono wants to coor dinate the event with some meaningful non PCP dialogues, as NCAA Miller '70 at May board meeting With DavJd D1send '72 and Dav;d Smolker '71 was done successfully at the charter class gathering this year, to which guests were in vited to speak on the Greenspace" markers where trees and other flora have been removed. The new Arts Campus will be beauti ful-imagine, it will have 3,500 parking spaces, almost as many as Hertz at the new airport! It's all shaping up perfect ly. Jon? and I are growing very fond of operatmg heavy equipment. Comfortably perched on the cool metal seat of the Cat, Jono and 1 talked about current issues at Old Gnu. Areas we touched on were: The Reunion "It wasn't just a group of people topics ranging from the environment to baseball. Fundraising We had a 38% participation last year, which is very good on a national average. We are to commend ourselves. The average gift was $84 -higher than expected. We will have a phon-a-thon again this fall, coor dinated by Mary Ruiz, who by that time will be a mother. This year we will attempt to be more sophisticated in the fund-raising process, and will be doing some fundraising in colJabora tion with the NC Foundation. One problem: NC alums do not fit the standard national profiles used by fundraisers. For example, many of our M.D.'s are close to broke, be cause they are more likely to be working at non-profit AIDS clinics than doing plastic surgery in Palm Springs; likewise, some of our most endearing and eccentric beach bums are rolling in dough! (Your humble writer spoke to a few people at the reunion who pledged money and were never sent forms or instruction as to how to deliver their pledges. My suggestion to any of you who fit this descrip tion is to send a check to the Alum nae/i Association at the address on this publication, and to quit bitch ing! Everybody screws up once in a while.) Alumnae/i Fellows There has recently been a mail ing to all alums on this topic. A brief recap: The Alumass has allocated $15,000 to pay for alums to visit the campus as lecturers, instructors, ad visors, performers, entertainers, consultants, crackpots and shysters, from September '90 to May '91. The abovementioned letter from the Alumass office supplies details on how to nominate yourself or others for one of these coveted fellow ships. J ono points out that the alumnae/1 fellowships are truly as they will play a central pass ing down New College trad1t!ons on a shared campus. It is essent1al we continue to support this program. Quotable Quote from the Prez: Provost Peggy Bates announced at the last board meeting that the alumnae/i could pick whomever we wanted for Alumna eli Fellows, but that she had the final veto over who was seated in said chru.r. Jono's response: "She may have misspoke." When not busy grading the and inLerviewing Jono, John Klem 6 9/lves and works in Sarasota.


Nimbus, Summer 1990 Page 3 Alumnae/i Art Show Continued from page 1 gram and the artists it has and con tinues to challenge. As with past alumnae/i art shows, this exhibition, presented from May 21st through May 27th in College Hall, was planned to coincide with commence ment and alumnae/i reunion events. What distinguished this show from its predecessors was increased planning, funding and participation. A call for entries from interested alums appeared in Nimbus earlier this year. Submission deadlines were largely ignored, requiring flexibility by the Ex hibition Committee and some delays in preparations. In any case, 47 works by 26 artists fmally (and finely) were exhibited. A List appears below. Quality paralleled diversity, which was everywhere apparent. Media ranged from the more traditional: paint ing, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, weaving; to collage, laser Xerox and even video. Not surprisingly, subject matter and content were just as varied. Particularly striking were the graphic intensity of George Fifield's Fish, and the an guished expression of Thomas Graers Impotent Ambiguousness Watching the Tidal Wave. On a subtler note the sensi tive portraits Ron and Mary by Suzanne McDermott and the soft, symbolic musings of Susan Keating's Bonsai and Mirror, Mirror were captivating as well. Tempering all of this diversity was the elegant and relaxed atmosphere of College Hall. In the words of New Col lege professor John Moore, the exhibi tion represented "the best use to which the building has been put to date." Alums registering for the weekend en joyed the stimulating environment of artwork and architecture and the chance to see familiar names, if not familiar faces, in a familiar space. The 1990 New College Alumnae/i Art Exhibit reveals a strong and lively commitment to the arts within the New College community past and present. May this show be on1y a hint of exciting things to come. Many thanks to the following alums, without whom this exhibition could not have been realized: Merry White '81, committee chair; Jayne Cobb '75, co chair; John Connelly '76, printing; Drew DeWitt '84, installation; Jeanne Jochens '75, catering; Merissa Lovett '83, press releases, security; Carol Ann Wilkinson '64, alumnae/i association liaison & receiving; Steve Williams '78, design, printing, lights & de-installa tion; Sonia Wu '81, a lot of everything and packing & shipping; and Jodie Yeakel '79, de-installation & packing. And thanks to all who participated and attended. Jodie Yeakel 79 is an attist and gallery assistant in Sarasota. Alum Exhibitors and Their Works D. Wagner "Dogfish" Appleton '81 Fla. Hirchhike to Heaven Mixed Media Whaterwalk Mixed Media Mary Cameron '76 Bradenton, Fla Fish Folly Acrylic Grover F. Champion '76 St. Petersburg, Fla. Argus Plaza: 2375 AD. Computer Art Cobb '75 Sarasota, Fla. Figures on Pedestals Mixed Media John L. Connelly '75 Sarasota, Fla. quus Color Laser Xerox Portrait Color Laser Xerox Drew DeWitt '84 Sarasota, Fla. Stimulus Mixed Media Geo.-ge Fifield '69 Jamaica Plain, Mass. FTsh Ink Print Untitled work from the series Color Xerox Conspiracy and Other Occurrences Diane Godzioski '84 Sarasota1 Fla Portrait on Canvas on Painred Bureau Thomas Graef '83 Monmouth Beach, .J. Impotent Ambiguousness Oil on canvas Watching the Tidal Wave 144,000 wlth Mimic Oil on canvas Susan Keating '76 Woodland Hills, Calif. Bonsai Mirror Mirror Charcoal Charcoal Don Kendzior '84 Bradenton, Fla. Contemporary Chicago La Dame dans le Pare Pen arx:i Ink Color Photograph Merissa Lovett '83 Sarasota, Fla. Fragile F!CYNer Mixed Media Marcy Denmark Manning '71 SterlingWVa. Jonah and the Whale oodcut arx:i Ink Noah and theM< Woodcut and Ink Fran Gardner Mather '69 Asheville, N.C. Two Untitled scarves Fiber Suzanne McDermott '85 Sarasota, Fla. Ron Mary David Mitchell '80 Silver Springs, Md. For Aunt Lvdia Further Adventures of Dr. Sor Mixed media Mixed media Watercolor Penard Ink Mark Mudge '74 Mountain View, Calif. Three Untitled Works Mixed Media Sorrowing Anima Bronze Ivan Myjer '77 South Kearny, N.J. pitasis Aetytic and cardboard R. H. "Seth" Piercy '66 Sarasota, Fla. Toxic Reef Untitled Mixed Media Mixed Media Beorry P. Shorn '85 Miami, Fla. Dendrobates Auratus Acry!ic Frog Prince Acrylic Justin P. West '72 Northampton, Mass. What We Exoerlence Was Once a MemoTY, Vtdeo Carousel, The Island: A Video Trilogy, iii(/ Arrivals M. H. White '81 Sarasota, Fla. Reclining Nude Janice Wilke '76 Philadelphia, Penn. Bromeliad Stevenson Williams '78 Sarasota, Fla. The Blue Wind The Red House Untitled Sonia Wu '81 Sarasota, Fla. Green Carp Modest Jodie Yeakel '79 Sarasota, Fla. Typhon Acrylic Pastel Mixed Media Mixed Media Ceramic Alabaster Terra Cotta Acrylic on linen


Page4 Figures on Pedestals by Jayne Cobb '75 Fish Folly by Mary Cameron '76 The Red House by Stevenson Williams '78 Alunmae/i Art Show Bromeliad by Janice Wilke '76 I ,. Mary by Suzanne McDermott '85 Nimbus, Summer 1990 Fragile Flower by Marissa Lovett'83 Frog Prince by Benny Shum '85 Hitchhike to Heaven by Dogfish Appleton '81


Nimbus, Summer 1990 Page 5 ':It:, Alunmae/i Art Show Reclining Nude by M H. White '81 Further Adventures of Dr. Sor by David Mitchell '80 Bonsai by Susan Keating '76 Impotent Ambiguousness Watching the Tidal Wave by Thomas Graef '80 Argus Plaza: 2375 A.D. by Grover Champion '80 Contemporary Chicago by Dan Kendzior


Page6 Nimbus, Summer 1990 '1 Like the Idea of Teaching" An inteNiew with Professor Suzanne Shennan, New College's newest chemist by Merlin D. Mann Professor Suzanne Sherman joined the New College faculty in August '89 as assistant professor of chemistry. She holds degrees from SUNY-Alban cy and MIT and completed post-doc torate work at Harvard just before moving to Sarasota. Her classes here have included General Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Rio-Inor ganic Chemistry, the last of which she has special ized in since her under grad days at Albany. Nimbus: Up until now, most of your work has been conducted at much larger universities. What made you come to New College? Sherman I interviewed at a number of state schools and wasn't excited about what I saw. Students weren't motivated and the faculty didn't seem too interested in teaching. In fact, at one place, I had the chair of a chemistry department tell me that he hoped I didn't like to teach since he didn't want to hire someone who'd spend most of her time teaching. Nimbus Why's that? Sherman Well, it seems most state universities want to be MIT or Berkeley. Nimbus In terms of research? Sherman Right. Many just want their faculty to acquire grant money and make the school into a big research institution. Nimbus As a teacher, that must be frustrating. Sherman Sure. Although the big schools have better facilities and funding, they don't seem like very much fun. I like the idea of teaching and don't want to hear someone tell me "/hope you don't like teaching because you should be writing some more grants." U?tat's worse, one grant just isn't enough for many of these schools. I know people out there who have all the money they need to nm their research program but are still being told they should write more grants and spend less time teaching. I fee/like I'd get tired of that. Professor Suzanne Sherman Nimbus here? What else attracted you Sherman 77ze area for one thing. After my interview I stayed a couple of extra days on St. Annan d's and loved the climate but of course it's New College that made me move here. Nimbus How do you feel about the contract system? Sherman I think it works as long as a student has the right sponsor. For example, there can be problems when there is a sponsor who really suits a certain student, but that sponsor already has too many sponsees. Yes, I like the contract system. I like -well, I shouldn't say I enjoy writing evaluations because the actual process is not that much fun but I fee/like I'm giving students a lot more input and that's really important. I think it's a lot better than giving a Cor a B and not having students really know what to work on. Although they may feel/ike they know their stuff, it may not come across on exams. Obviously, the subjectivity involved can be both a disadvantage and an advantage. I've had some students who didn't do well on the exams, yet I knew from talking to them that they knew much more than appeared on paper, so I could say so in their evaluation. You can't do that with a letter grade. Nimbus Outside of academics, how do you perceive your role as a sponsor? Sherman I think it's positive. I'm not sure there's enough guidance readily available to stu dents here. I don't want to be a parentand I don't think most students want one but I do want to be available to students to help with issues in their lives, outside of their intellectual development. Nimbus Apart from the problems we've already discussed, like funding, what do you see as disad vantages of the school's small size? Sherman From my point of view, there is a problem in that there are only two other chemists on the faculty; I wish there were more people to interact with. 17ze more chemists you have, the more potential there is for overlap. For instance, if I go to Paul [Scudder] and ask him about something pertaining to inorganic, he might not know the answer. But, if there were another inorganic chemist here, our chances would improve. The other problem is that because of the size of the faculty, some areas just aren't covered. In addition, with more faculty, the facilities would im-Continued on page 15


Nimbus Summer 1990 Page? A Special Thank You to Our 704 Contributors You helped us set records tor amount givenJJIKJ. number of participants. Total cash contributions, including company matching gifts, were $68,204.54. In kind contributions included computer hardware and software, prizes and other support tor fund-raising and special events, display easels and original art. The 38% participation rate is double last year's rate. The amounts listed by Abby Allgood Misemer Jane Snyder Stauffer Ira K Glasser Amy S D iamond class Include cash con-Kenneth F Moore Curtis C Stokes Casey Green Holly S Exner tributions and company Jerrold L. Neugarten John D. Westlie Janet J Gusukuma Ruth E Folit matching gifts Richard F. Ogburn 1968 Ira P Halberstadt Thomas P Fruechtenicht Margaret Spurrell Okere Edward J Henley Carol L. Gaskin 1964 Edna Walker Paulson 38% (30 of 78) gave $3,545 Patricia Barrand Herman E Kemeys Goethe 46% (31 of 67) gave Lawrence Paulson Claire E Hinkle Usa Feigelis Goldring $16,048 08 Vicki Pearthree Raeburn Karen M Adams Lucinda Snyder Holmes Douglas E Goodfriend Deane L Root Aimee Fisher Anderson James K. Hunter Diana Ross Henne Jim Ackerman Lucius A Salisbury Ill Earle A. Barnhart Bruce A. Hutcheon Francis G. Hertz Esther L. Barazzone Leslie T Schockner Prof. Alan Campion Jack T. Jordan Unda Squillace Jackson Thomas L Bell Theodore M Shoemaker Bruce M Cleary Joel S Judd Eileen Stubensky Jacobs Betsy Yocher Carter Eric P. Stauffer Gayle Coons Chuck Kinney Richard A Kahn Estate of William Chadwick Gary E. Williams Susan Alkema da Silva John F. Klein Keith I. Kennedy Fay Clayton 1966 John D. Dohrmann Harvey Klinger David B Land John M Cranor Ill Kathleen S. Fasnacht Pauline Mead Knox Julie A Levy Rachel A Findley 43% (22 of 51) gave $805 Helen R. Gabel Rod E Kohler Ginger Lyon Carola Hoigne Fleener Don Goldberg Jerald B. Krauthamer Joan S Matthews lnge Fryklund Bruce M Allen Janet Goldwater Michael J Kuhling Andrew P. McCormick Bruce Guild Kit A Arbuckle William S Herman Jay Lentini Jonathan E. Miller Charles H Hamilton Donald M Aronoff Kennard R. Honick Judith Kaye Lentini Patrick M. Moscatello Kenneth R. Hammond Jacques U. Baenziger Jennifer Hurst David S. Lerner Ellen Goldhamer Mullins David P. Hartley Claudia A Blair Roger J. Klurfeld Harry M Uebersohn Susan T Pugh Carol Worby Holder Carlene Valentine Borchert Timothy A Kohler Frances Gardner Mather William M Quay Pauline Jung Kehoe Marie D. Bryhan Sarah White Leslie Matthew F. McCarthy Leslie S Reinherz Dennis D. Kezar Michael R. Curry Richard D. Lyles Bob McGarey DrewS. Rose Deborah Fulk Kirby Claudia Bolin Harding Ross M Madden Mary Jo Neitz Andrew J. Sacks Kenneth R. Misemer Leander S Harding, Jr Frank A McKenney Robert A Phillips Carla J. Sarett Anna M Navarro Beth Schauerhamer Kuehn James D. Miller Dennis F Saver Barry J Sheingold Roberta Luther O'Brien K Linda Moeller Mansour Philip L. Notermann Lynwood Sawyer James D Shoemaker Charles F. Raeburn Gary M. Moriello Tatjana Ostapoff Scott H Schade David S. Silverman Kathleen Dively Raskin Kenneth G Peffers Laurel Roth Patton Eleni Malanos Silverman Marc E. Silverman Jeanne Rosenberg David L. Rottman Kelly B Pratt Stanley E Skubic Smitty Elizabeth Ash Sanford Charity M. Rowland Richard H. Roberts Ellen Horowitz Stein Susan J. Spieker Judith Randall Shealy David B. Schwartz Fred S Silverman Norman P. Stein William H. Swanson Henry E. Thomas, Jr. Elizabeth Crosby Schwartz R. Elizabeth Watson Michael Tweed Susan Wolf Swartz William P. Thurston Barbara Hanna Sheldon William R. Westwood Allie Roberts Wade Vivian S Tseng Samuel Treynor Pat Shuck Robert J. Womack Christopher R. Van Dyk David M Walton Nancy Orr Storey 1969 Erika D Walker Carol Ann Childress Wilkinson Janis K. Wolak 44% (55 of 126) gave 1970 Kathy J. Wallens Carol D. Warner 1965 1967 $6,476 42% {62 of 146) gave Tish Webster 53% (29 of 55) gave $2,685 30% (18 of 61) gave $2,070 Lyssa M. Andersson $5,742.50 Marc L. Weinberg Mark A Andrews Betsy Wells David R. Allen J Arbak Thomas C. Atchison Renee A Baran Jay P. White Denby M. Barnett Sharron Shelton Arbuckle Barbara A Beaman Joy T. Barnitz Alyson Haley Woodworth Robert W. Baughman Charlotte G. Carter Martha E. Beauchamp Usa Berley A. Vernon Woodworth Irving Benoist Bloss Michelle A. Clayton Douglas B. Bitman John F. Blakeslee Andrea L. Zucker Deirdre Fennessy John J. Esak Jeanne F. Bojarski David L. Breecker George A Finkle Gail J. Farra Malcolm J Brenner Laura Breeze 1971 Robin Day Glenn Christine A Hope Bill Burger Greg Brooks Daniel 0. Haggarty Dorothy Bobb Massey Paul R. Carlson, Jr. Lynda Loss Caesara 45% (55 of 122) gave Nancy Flatter Hall Nicholas E. Munger James D. Cohn Dana R. Clyman $6,140 John L. Hart Norbert Musial Raphael Colb William B. Conerly Cheryl D Hess Samuel D. Sapp Vincent F. Cox Edward F. Connor Candy K. Boyd Jet Lowe Susan Kuntz Sawyer Lewis F Dalven Unda Convissor Robert G. Brunger Thomas 0 Manteuffel William E. Schaub Robert B. Danielson Thomas M Corwin Hall McAdams Margaret L. Sheeran Ellen Dierdorf Destray Nancy Hopper DeJudith Segal McCall Timothy E. Snyder Alexis E. Finlay Cherney Continued on page 8


PageS Nimbus, Summ e r 1990 Thank You to 1989-1990 Contributors Continued from 7 Elizabeth L Carney Margee Ensign Claire Bailey Carraway Allison H Wilcox Daniel F Chambliss Frazier Carraway Montgomery K. Fisher Jan Elsaesser Clark Janice S Wilke Jennifer G Collins William E. Wymer Daniel Cobb Vicki Harris Aock Jeffrey P Chanton Kevin A Coffey Carol L. Foster Carl 0 Costello Arlana F. Young Margaret Chapman Philip J. Cohen James E. Foster Matthew B. Curtis 1977 Mary E. Connors Mark E Davis Leslie J Greene-Smith Lonnie M. Draper John D Corrigan David Disend 8. Janet Hibbs Richard A Drummond 33% (32 of 98) gave Richard E. Doblin Jane C Dudley Bruce D Jacobs John M. Dwyer $1 282.61 Leslie K Dougall Mark P. Famiglio Kit Jennings Virginia L. Elgin Jennifer Sharp Dudley Emily H. Feigenson Julian M. Kaplin Jr Mark W Evans Diane Basara William C. Dudley Richard P. Fiocca Jonathan E. Kroner Rhonda K. Evans Usa Siegfried Bohn Richard S Eissenstat Robert S. Fish Robert S Uoyd Karen Grady Ford Sharon Carthew Chester Susan Filak Florence Werner Foster Robert L. Macdonald Andrea Ginsky Paula J Deutsch David L Goldman Leslie Boxer Glass Cynthia Keppley Mahmood Jerry Gips Bonnie Sehenuk Nancy L Hammond Catherine Roberts Gorvine Eva Pischnotte McGuigan Sandra Payson Gips Fitzgerald Charles Harb James W. Gutner Rick Reibman Edward M. Greenfield Tod E. Gentille Bram S. Haver Joseph W. Haaf Roger A. Rosa Claudia E Harsh David L. Giancoli Dianne K Hederich Janet C Heck William A Rosenberg J Gilliam Johnston Glenn D. Haake Jaime Henriquez Nancy Schulze Hetsko Mary L. Ruiz Elaine Goldenberg Katz Usa 0 Habblitz Nan Houghteling Barbara Tubbesing Jefferson Robert 0. Rush, Jr Betsy Kubick Carol L Hoshall Kim Pauly Irish Steve Jacobson Sheri L. Katz Steven C Sauers Hannah W Uppner James J Jacque William S Jelin Bruce D. Kohrman Nina M. Stern Dory Cartlidge Lock Victoria A. Kazmerskl Steve Kaplan Susan W Kramer Vogel Robert B. Mack Kimberly J. Keene Monika Klein Stuart D Levitan Penny A. Zaleta Bach McComb Steven L. Linsey Nancy Kriegel Allen S Levy Chenoweth Moffatt William L. May Lori Feldman Lieberman 1974 Peter Pavchinsk i Stephanie Gillespie Melnick Whitney Laughlin Susan Ball Uoyd Joy Ellen Peace Ivan A. Myjer JoAnn Levin 42% (35 of 84) gave $2,085 David H. Upsey James D. Lock Donald F Richmond Patricia Newman-Wolfe Marcy Denmark Manning Kim J Logan Robert N Allen Jr Betty T Rushton Lea Curry Nigon John A. Massa Mileva Daugherty Loo Deborah Fagan Amar Timothy A. Seaver Daniel P Phillips Robin A. McEntire Scott H Matthews Michael A Armstrong Johan P. Suyderhoud Sarah E Priest Thomas C. McGuigan Polly Morris Robert D. Atkinson Peter J Tepley Andrew J Ran sick James A. Mercer-Smith Jennifer Pingeon Cheri Belz Andrew W Tucker Olga T Ronay Julie Johnson Omohundro Jeffrey J. Prior Ula Bricklin Barbara L. Watts Jodi L Siegel David W. Parsons James W. Pritchard Beverly A. Brown Cheryl A. Williams Carol A. Sirko Candice A. Reffe Shanna E. Ratner Luc Cuyvers Randy Winchester Julia A Sorokurs Nancy J. Reichman Rebecca McCombs lbbinson Mark C Davis 1976 Cynthia Tucker Wheeler Dana P. Reinhold Mark A. Roth Amy G Dickman Mary Jo Cooper Williams Karen L Rembold Judy D Schatz Kevin Aynn 38% (30 of 78) gave Linda Willson Marc S. Rudow Neil H Schecker Adam J. Ginensky $1,982.50 Nancy L. Winfrey Ann E. Samuelson Martin A. Schwartz Jennifer L. Glass Michael A Wujtowicz Barbara A. Sham berg Russell 8 Selman Susan Harris Hank Blumenthal Shelly Yogman Yomano Bryna S. Siegel Sally A. Stephens Judson W Harvey Susan C Burns 1978 David L. Smith David W. Taylor Hanh Nguyen Herwitz Jeffrey Cianci Wendy A. Smith Kristin I Taylor Stanley A. Herwitz Douglas A Cochran 38% (30 of 78) gave David Smolker Unda Mitchell Thompson Terence J. Hoopes Mary L. Cox $1,499.50 Douglas G. Stinson David L Tomlin Fredricka Fleenor Joyner Eric M. Cumfer Lynne M Tarakan Mary Hill Wise Louis D. Joyner Jane Fedor Anderson G. Brown Sally Felder Tuohy 1973 Thomas J. Kapostasy Carol Aint Clancy A. Cavnar Usa McGaughey Tuttle Lesley $. Kaplow Bruce W Glassford Rita L. Ciresi Madeline Snow Typadis 40% (40 of 101) gave $4,827 Raymond S Lesser Robert S Glazier Robert C Cottrell Wendell P. Wagner, Jr Andrea Martz Robert S. Hans Frank S Dopp Amy C. Willis Louise Uner Barrett Glen A. Merzer John L. Hansen Eileen McMahon Engel William D. Witherspoon Ronald L. Bergwerk Mark C. Mudge Ronald J. Helmuth Howard A. Fine 1972 Joseph W. Blagden, Jr James A Parry Glenn P. Hendrix Karen H. Flax Anne Brennan Robert A. Pel! Ursula T. Hotchkiss David S Goldwich 43% (56 of 129) gave Bizabeth A. Bryant Lori Hoffman Smolker Debra A. Jenks Michelle Ippolito $4,734.50 Mary E. Burfisher Barbara 0. Stabin Aric A. Johnson L. Michelle Jones Bien Glessner Burrows Dennis P. Swaney Stephanie E Johnson James H. Kurt Katherine E. Armendt Maureen T. Cannon William T Thompson Lawrence D Lewack Shuman L. Lee Dale .4/mstrong Edward A. Chadd Robert E. Turffs Joseph J. Melnick Seth B. Upsay Donna E. Baker David A. Chilcott Amy Weinstein Brenton B Miller Kevin L. Magee Jennifer S. Bennett Mary E. Clark Janet M Weisenford Frank Montaniz Carol A. Mahler Joyce E. Boehmer H. Catherina Coppotelli 1975 Alan Newman Sharon A. Matola June K. Bronfenbrenner Theodore H. DeWitt Judith Mendelsohn Rood James J. McDonald, Jr. Beth Brown Ruth I. Dreessen 35% (37 of 107) gave $1,785 Henry C. Smyth John H. Buchanan Aron Z. Edidin Jr. Jo Ann Weisenford Mark R. Buntaine Robin Hoffmaster Edldln Carole Olambliss Brannock Jonathan C Weiss Continued on page 9


Nimbus, Summer 1990 Thank You to Contributors Continued from page 8 Harry Moulis Aora M Gagliostro William B. Groben II Richard E. Newman-Wolfe Jamie A. Gegerson Andrew L. Howlett Kevin A. Perry Patricia K. Hoban Ann L. Katzman Patricia C Quets Joanne Meyer Donald J Kendzior Renee D Reinhardt Terri Brown Mueck William C Kerr Roxanne Reddy Rehmann Rey A. Sia Herman L Kopecek Thomas A. Schmidt Peter J. Spanolios Kathy Mock Leatham Kent T Simendinger Cooney Tickner Ann E. McKinley Valerie Ethridge Tharnish Meredith M H White Patricia Murer Jonathan B Turner SoniaWu Elizabeth T Pare Susan H. Vinton 1982 Marcela Swiger Schiller Annette Vollmer West Leslie S. Smart 29% (17 of 58) gave $435 50 Richard C Smith 1979 Deborah Saemann Turner 25% (21 of85) gave $1,085 James F. Belanger Jesse White Daniel H. Bosch Cynthia J. Whitney Valerie L. Alger Amanda Burns 1985 Janet E. Bowman Jerry J Chance Maryalice Citera Deborah A. DiMauro-Reeder 29% (19 of 65} gave $390 Candyce Hunt Cohen Karen A. Duhring Melissa Cahill deFiebre W Jeffrey Edenfield SueS. Ball Gerald A. Gaul Tracey G. Gallagher Kathleen N Boyle Un dsay A. LaBurt Tammera M Lee William M Brown James Oliv ier Cynthia A Unke Nishma J. Daya Angela W. Postlethwa i te Anne G. Mclean Joyce Hewes Dennehy Jody Emerson Quintana Teresa Pierzchala Milia Dennis M. Gephardt Juan J Quintana Mark L Page Richard A. Giardino Charles C Rutheiser Crist A Sperling Tyler Hathaway-Bevington William C Schulz Ill Shelley Varnum Eric M. Howard Adam Tebrugge JulieT. Viens Michael L Johnson Robert W Tennies William C Wolfe Keith A. Mills John M Vande Walle Leon F. Porter Dorothy Srygley Wells 1983 Grace M. Roegner Robert C Westerfeldt 32% (19 of 60) gave $488 Benny P Shum Andrew A. Workman Eric A Siegel May J. Wu-G i bson Robert A. Bilott Laura Ericson Siegel Jodie A. Yeakel Sarah W. Blanchard Carol i ne M. Wampole Michael J Brustad Edmund Wtedamann 1980 Robert E Clayton John Wong 25% (18 of 73) gave $662.50 Usa Gordon Aeckenstein 1986 Bryan W Aood Christopher N DeBodisco Benjamin J. Ford 36% (4 of 11) gave $105 Marjorie Mack Genter Robert C. Freedman Margaret M. Hammel M Allen Hopper Laurie Cameron Marcella A Kolmeier Soon L. Urn Monica M. Gaughan Mary E. Lawless Greg Marques-Cooper Laurie Lewis Pedersen Elizabeth A. McCain Leslie A. Miller Karen Stasiowski John L. Milia Michelle S Person David E. Mitchell Bret Pettichord 1987 Joe Mueck Cheryl S. Roesel Christopher J Reid Barbara E. Nimershiem Philippe P. Seminet Eric P. Nolte Arthur B Skafidas Parents/Staff Elizabeth A. Osuch Gabriele B Stalinski J J Baker Paul W Pare Douglas L. Tucker Jim Feeney Donald B. Sanderson Jean Schutt-McTavish 1984 Ms Janice M. Freeman Mr & Mrs A. Richard Works Lori A. Shoemaker 32% (25 of 78) gave $676 James M Shore Zeynep Alsan Matthew I. Wahl Jannice Ashley 1981 Jennifer E Belt Patrica Vaughn Brown Total: 27% (13 of 48) gave $374.85 Leslie A. Chertok 38% (704 of 1873) Wei-Chin Fang Alice A Burton Amy J Ferris gave $68,204.54 Andrea E Calender Michael J Freedman Thank You! Susan J Dauer Kathryn M Galt Page 9 1990 Faculty Development Grant Awards The Faculty Development Grant selection committee, which included alwn.oae/i representative Jim Gutner '72, awarded the following grants, total ing $4,100: Sandra Gilchrist (biology) $800 for travel with Suzanne Sherman (chemistry) to Fourth National Con ference on Undergraduate Research in Schenectady, N.Y., April19-21, 1990; Karsten Henckell (mathematics/com puter science)$400 for participation in conferences in Australia, July 1990; Jeffrey Hixson (French)$500 for travel to France to collect course materials and to work at the Cinemathe que in Paris, July 1990; Peter Kazaks (physics) $900 for travel to the Ninth International Sym posium on High Energy Spin-Physics in Bonn, West Germany, Sept. 10-15, 1990; GaryMcDonogh (anthropology); $900 for research on Oral Historical Narratives from Working Class Women in Barcelona, Spain, summer 1990; Mac Miller (literature)$200 for participation in the Sandhills Writers' Conference in Augusta, Ga., May 1012, 1990; Russell Sizemore (religion)$400 for travel to Annual Meeting of the Society for Christian Ethics Jan. 10-13, 1991. Th'! be..s t t. h \ ng abau.t 0 .,. f,-.oa'Yl Ne_w Colleje. is i' c h.1v:n1' a t:.hdt:.. no one.. re;;}d. /


Page 10 Warner Books \Popular Library is publishingAgviq: The U!hale this sum mer. It's the second novel by Michael Armstrong '74. The novel is about a white woman anthropologist's struggle to survive in a north Alaskan Eskimo village after a nuclear war; it's also about whales. An advance review by Whitley Strieber called it "an extraordi nary book." Look for Michael's science fiction short stories in a variety of magazines and anthologies. Some of his non-fiction essays were published in We Alaskans. In addition to writing, Michael has done some archaeological surveys (Peard Bay, Deadfall Syncline, Wulik River) in one of which he was the sole discoverer of a small lithic scatter. In addition to his finds, including some wonderful microblades and cores of the Arctic small tool tradition, these field trips have pushed the number of Michael's trips to the Arctic Circle to more than 10 and given him a new ap preciation for the abilities of Alaskan bush pilots. Michael still lives in Anchorage, where he teaches English, creative Class Notes writing and dog mushing at University of Alaska. Recently, he was elected vice president of the Rabbit Creek Com munity Council, whose sole power is to state strong opinions on issues like rezon ing which the city government ignores. However, Michael says, "I didn't have to declare myself a Republican to get elected. This is the lowest political office one can probably acquire in the United States, and the highest office I aspire to." Melissa Birch '71 was awarded tenure at the University of Virginia in the Darden Graduate Business School this spring. While at the Western Economics Association meetings in San Diego in July, Melissa ran into Allen Parkman, former New College economics professor and now at the University of New Mexico. He was presenting a paper on economic reforms in the Soviet Union. They reminisced about NC folks and wondered who else in the econ profes sion is a NC person and where econ people from NC have ended up. Lisa Siegfried Bohn '77 (Myakka City, Fla.) says motherhood, which began with the arrival of their daughter, Sasha, on Jan. 28, is the big 111anks from AdmicJsions gest challenge she's had since N.C.! She leads nature walks at Crowley Nature Center with baby in tow. Lisa wonders if Carole Purdy is out there anywhere. With another great class coming in this fall, it's time again to thank all of you who have helped our annual search for Novo Collegians We truly appreciate your efforts Rest assured that we'll be in touch again in '90'91. The following is a list of those alumna eli who conducted interviews and attended college fairs on behalf of New College: Dan Bosch Caroline Chambliss Freddie Clary Fay Clayton Lis Emmanuel Bill Dudley Steve Duprey Bruce Fagan Bryan Flood Alexander Goldstein Mark Gottlieb Patty Hoban Jennifer Hurst John Klein James Kurt Lindsay LaBurt Judy Lentini Rob Lincoln Jim McDonald Thomas Miranda SamMisemer KenMisemer Abby Misemer Dave Mitchell Joy Ellen Peace Bill Rosenberg David Russell Philippe Seminet Julie Viens Robert Westerfeldt Laura Breeze '70 was named development director of Sarasota's Asolo Center for the Performing Arts in April. Laura was the ad ministrator (and only full-time paid staff member) of the $10 million capital fund cam paign for the new Asolo Center. Fol lowing achievement of the initial goal in 1989, Laura Nimbus, Summer 1990 continued to administer the capital campaign in its second phase, working to raise funds needed for equipment and furnishings. Laura's background in cludes extensive theater experience, in cluding four years as manager of The Players of Sarasota and three years as assistant stage manager and lighting technician at the Asolo, as well as a broad base of business experience. Charles Briggs '78 (Torrance, Calif.) is a contract negotiator with the Air Force Space Systems Division in Los Angeles. Beth Brown '72 finished her resid e n cy in family practice at Montefiore in the Bronx in June 1988 and moved to the San Francisco Bay area. She began working for a large HMO, Maxicare, and by Apri11989 had learned more than she ever wanted to know about bankruptcy proceedings. For the past year she's been working as a clinic doctor for the city and county of San Fran cisco. She is also an assistant clinical professor at the U.C.S.F. Family Health Center. Beth frequently sees Jack Tranor (aka Jack Freeze). Her household includes several creatures, including Spot, the Invisible Queen of Destruction. Mary F. Connors '71 has joined the core faculty of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. When not working she likes to relax with her husband, Roger Thomson, and their dog, Sam, on their 52 acres of woods with trout stream in south western Wisconsin. Steven DaVerne '77 (Lutz, Fla.) ex hibited paintings and mixed media works in the Park Shore Gallery of Naples, Fla. during April and May as part of their show, Mists of South west Florida. Our thanks to Professor Gail Mead for letting us know about Steve's show. Carol Foster '73 changed hemispheres when she moved from Massey University in New Zealand to the Centre for Cognitive Science at Univer sity of Edinburgh in Scotland. Again thanks go to Gail Mead for the news that Jason Glance '82 received an M.F.A. from George Washington this year. His Continued on page 11


N imbus, Summer 1990 Page 1 1 IIIJIIil Class Notes .... Continued from 10 thesis candidate show was in the Dimock Gallery at G.W.U. during May. Herb Guggenheim Yf4 organized the sixth annual marathon reading of James Joyce's Ulysses at the Irish Times Saloon in Washington, D.C. The 35hour, non-stop reading was designed to promote appreciation of Ulysses and to help raise money for the Washington Literacy Council. Herb is artistic direc tor of Pleasant Dream Productions in Washington. Gregory Hall '84 wiU be entering the master's program in city and regional planning at the University of Pennsyl vania this fall. He is in Sarasota this summer, where he is writing the preliminary outline for an architectural monograph. Greg sends word that Maurie Ann ZifT '84 is alive and weU at Brandeis and is, miraculously, one year closer to her doctorate in psychology. Rachel Hamilton '82 is a graduate student in anthropology at Tulane University in New Orleans. She's busy working on a master's thesis on funerary temples of Mesoamerica. Her work is based on a four and a half month stint at the Maya site of Copan, Honduras, with NC professor Tony Andrews' brother, Will. The structure she excavated was a funerary temple. Rachel wiU begin her dissertation work next May at the Maya site of El Balam, Yucatan, where she will be excavating households and determining what the 'real Maya' were doing. In addition, Rachel is the frrst chair for the new stu dent committee of the Society for American Archaeology. Carlye Hendershot '84 received a B.S. in nursing this year from Univer sity of Florida. Her first job as an R.N. will be on the night shift in the emergency room (yes, by choice!) at University Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. She's re searching the possibilities of nursing in a third-world country or doing Red Cross disaster relief work. Carlye says, "My three years at UF really made me ap preciate New College. But, bey, at least I got to graduate with a cap & gown!!" Kim Pauly Irish '71 (Gathersburg, Md.) sends greetings from the newly-expanded Irish family. Hilary Grayce ("hilarious gift of God," originally due on April Fools' Day) was born 4/6/90. She joins her two-year-old brother, Brad, and displaces her mother in dad's affection "the neonatal other woman has arrived." Dave Middleman '69, an actor and private investigator in Dallas, was visited recently by old friend Jim Feeney, director of special project development. They were guests for din ner, along with Berkely Miller and Claudia Lawrence and sons, of Pat Keller '85 and Lis Emmanuel '83, who recently moved to Arlington, Texas. Pat has an executive position in a huge tire supply business and Lis is job-hunting in the marketing and promotion fields. Miller taught sociology at New College in the mid-80s and spouse Lawrence was an admissions counselor. They are happily settled at Kansas State Univer sity in the other Manhattan, the smaller, calmer one. Feeney was in Texas not to see Ernest Tubb's birthplace but to attend a conference on research by undergraduates at "primarily undergraduate institutions." Leslie Miller McVae '72 has re-es tablished contact with NC after moving to St. Petersburg, Fla., where she's a special projects producer for WTSP TV. Before coming to Florida, Leslie worked for USA Today on TV in Washington. We discovered a familiar name in Continued on page 15 Simulation includes Soviet Students Westerfeldt in first arms control simulation to pit US students against Russians Robert Westerfeldt '79 recently participated in the first arms control simulation in the country which in volved Soviet postgraduate students The four day simulation at Colum bia University recreated the ongo ing START talks. American par ticipants included government offi cials as well as students from Colum bia, Maryland, MIT and UCLA. The visiting Soviets acted, naturally enough, as the USSR's negotiating team. Robert reports that the simula tion itself was a success, but that the most interesting part was "learning about our guests." The Soviet stu dents were from a program of study affuiated with the prestigious Mos cow think tank, the Institute of the USA and Canada (ISKAN). This arms control department is sponsored by a number of leading Gorbachev advisors and "new thinkers," including the strategist Andrei Kokoshin and the physicist Roald Sagdeev. Unlike the U.S., the Soviet Union does not have a long heritage of civilian input into defense policy. The Soviet military is very skeptical about civilian control and frustrates independent analysis. In fact, re search fellows at ISKAN get most of their information about the Soviet Union's military fwm American sources, which tend to be more forthcoming! The Soviet students were unani mous in their feeling that perestroika and glasnost represent enduring so cial changes. Predictions concerning Gorbachev's personal future, how ever, were mixed. If fact, several of the Soviets saw Western enthusiasm for Gorbachev as uninformed, just the replacement of a negative stereotype by an equally simplistic positive one. Of course, one of the benefits of Soviet-American projects is to break down stereotypes in general. Organizers hope that the joint arms control simulation will become an annual event, and have already set up a return engagement in Moscow next year involving many of the same participants.


Page 12 Nimbus, Summer 1990 Iii Class Notes from New Lori Ackerman '87 (Hauppauge, N.Y.) will attend Boston University Law School. Enis Alsan '85 will continue work ing as a dental assistant for Family Dentistree in Sarasota, Fla. Rino Avellenada '86 (Sarasota, Fla.) has a full scholarship to Vander bilt University to study Latin American culture and history. Matthew Baker '87 (Yorba Linda, Calif.) has been accepted to Univer sity of Miami Medical School's M.D./Ph.D. program. Grant Balfour '86 (Lantana, Fla.) plans to come back to Sarasota this fall to work for awhile before going on to graduate school in English. Wiebke Breuer '86 (Ely, Iowa) will begin law school at Tulane University this fall. Tony Bolante '86 (Orlando, Fla.) will join Tom Ronca '81 at the Asolo Center for the Performing Arts in Florida State University's M.FA. program. Clairellen Catalano '85 (Naples, Fla.) has an assistantship at Penn. State to research salmonella in chick en eggs on a grant funded by the Pen nsylvania Department of Agriculture. An-Chih Chang '86 (San Jose, Costa Rica) will study pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Min nesota College of Pharmacy's department of medicinal chemistry. William Cheatham '86 is working for a year with the Public Health Unit of Palm Beach County, Fla., before at tending medical school. Merrill Cole '87 (Scottsburg, Ind.) is a teaching assistant in writing this summer and will be a graduate assis tant this fall on Epoch Magazine while in the master's program in literature and creative writing at Cornell University. Krystin Draper '86 is working for a Sarasota attorney this summer before heading to Portland, Ore., and Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School. Maureen Donnelly '87 (St. Louis, Mo.) received the National Consor tium of Physical Sciences Fellowship for Women and Minorities and will be in the mathematics graduate program at University of Washington. Jennifer Grannick '86 (Glen Ridge, NJ) will attend Hastings School of Law Rowan Jacobsen '86 (Deltona, Fla.) will be entering the graduate writing program at University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Paul Kennedy '85 (Sarasota, Fla) is working in a rare books store, com posing and planning for a stint of educational travel. Moni Lewman '87 (Boynton Beach, Fla.) will be working in London, England, this fall and would welcome news from alums who are there now or have friends who have worked there. Adam C:ler, Wiebke Breuer, Jennifer Grannick and Mem/1 Cole just heard Ginger Lyon '70 tell the alumnae/i, "As long as you have access to the mtellect and imagination, you will never lack of n?urishment." Ginger was the oftJcJa/ toaster at the association's annual champagne toast to new graduates following graduation rehearsal. Molly Malloy '86 is working in Sarasota this year while completing her graduate school applica tions and taking the GRE. She's interested in the master's program in historic preservation at the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design. Merlin Mann '86 (New Port Richey, Fla.) says, "This summer I'm living by my feeble wits and relying upon the kindness of strangers." He's writing an article for a F.E.H.-funded film project on the ethics of leadership in media, looking for free lance work, writing and using PageMaker. He would appreciate your prayers. Robyn Mowery '85 (Woodbridge, Va.) is visiting her father and working in Virginia for six months before head ing to Denver in January. She and NC student Stacy Moore will share an apartment until time for grad school. All who will be passing through Den ver should give them a call. Robyn also sent a report on the wedding of new grads Marnie Savage Burton '86 and Michael Burton '86 on May 27th. The reception was held in College Hall. The celebration was attended and enjoyed by many NC faculty and students. NCers in the wedding party included Kristina Graves (brides maid), John Collins (best man), Dave Rosenblum and Mike Grabenstein (ushers), and Kurt Bersani, Felicia Dalson, and Robyn (musicians). The big news in the life Matthew Reynolds '87 and his wife, Karen Jack son, is the imminent arrival of a new baby. Matthew will stay in Sarasota until1991, looking at grad schools and sailing the bay. Todd Rymer '75 (Miami, Fla.) will be in the hospitality management pro gram at Florida International Univer sity. Victor Mangome '87 (Tampa, Fla.) will be attending law school at Univer sity of Nebraska on a full academic scholarship. He was voted an Out standing College Student of America this year. Adam Oler '87 is in New York th1s summer, beginning a graduate program in international and public affairs at Columbia University. Christopher Patton '85 (Smyrna, Tenn.) is entering medical school at University of Tennessee. Alex Pogel '85 (Plantation, Fla.) will be studying mathematics at Purdue University Elizabeth Plumley '86 (Brandon, Fla.) will study psychology at Univer-Continued on page 14


Nimbus, Summer 1990 Dolphin Protection Continued from page 1 Seafood Co. (Chicken of the Sea)deciding to phase out the use of tuna caught by nets that trap and drown dolphins. Lesley Scheele '74, small cetacean project coordinator for Greenpeace International, was instrumental in the drive. Citing a need for environmental groups to work from within to af fect change in current public policy, Scheele said her group from Greenpeace bought shares in Heinz, attended shareholders meet ings, and entered a shareholder's referendum requiring labeling stat ing that the tuna may have been caught at the expense of dolphin life. That drive was backed-up by letter writing campaigns and product and store boycotts. Also, a bill in Congress threatened to im pose what the companies now have done voluntarily. "Consumers turned this (issue) around just by saying 'enough is enough,"' she said. Heinz and Bumble Bee will phase out purchases of tuna from drift-net users in three months. Van Camp's has not yet established a timetable. But the fight to protect the world's dolphin population is far from over, according to Scheele. "There is a danger that products may be inadvertently or deliberately mislabeled," she said. Dolphin safe catches will be certified by ob servers stationed on the tuna boats. Europe could also become a "dumping ground" for contraband tuna. Scheele is now in Europe in forming European consumers about the dolphin's plight. "Con sumers look to us for information on what is dolphin safe," she said. In addition to dealing with the dolphin/tuna controversy, Scheele is concerned with the dolphin die off in the Gulf of Mexico. Now known as the 1990 Phenomenon, the dolphin death toll in the Gulf topped 320 from January to the first of May, and stranding reports are still coming in. Greenpeace has formed Stranding Networks to lo-cate and collect carcasses within a matter of hours of their hitting the beach. Each carcass is a piece in the 1990 Phenomenon puzzle, and necropsies performed by a Greenpeace marine mammal pathologist could yield the answer. In the past two years there have been similar die-offs of dolphins on the East Coast, humpback whales in Cape Cod, and seals in Europe. During the East Coast incident, said Scheele, "we were getting six or more animals a day in a 20-mile stretch of beach." There has been much controversy over the cause of the dolphin deaths. Red tide toxins, contaminants, or a combina tion of the two may have weakened the animals' immune systems, making them more susceptible to naturally occurring infections. Scheele is concerned with sharing the information gathered from necropsies. If that's not done, she says, the 1990 Phenomenon could yield no more answers than we already have. Scheele began her work at Greenpcace as a canvasser in Boston in 1980. In 1981 she cam paigned for the environmentalist organization on whale, seal, and nuclear issues. From there she served as co-director/campaigner in Jacksonville, Fla. ('82-'83) and as sea turtle project coordinator for Greenpeace International ('84 '85). Since 1985 she has worked out of Fort Lauderdale as small cetacean project coordinator for Greenpeace International. Scheele said her time at New College was "a great experience. I found an extended family of self motivated people." During her stay in Sarasota, Scheele worked as volunteer on a project studying wild populations of bottlenose dol phin in the Sarasota!fampa Bay. She also spent three months in American Samoa researching coral reef ecology/degradation as part of her studies in marine mammology and marine biology at New Col lege. "New College allows you to go out and make a difference in the world," she said. Page 13 Michael Freednlan Receives Alumnae/i Fellow Grant Editor's note: The alumnae/i associa tion board gave Michael Freedman '84 a $1,000Aiumnae/i Fellow grant for his art show, "Soul to Soul: A Concert in Modem Art." Other funding for the show included grants from the New Orleans Contemporary Art Center and the Florida State Ans CowlcU. Following are excerpts from Freedman's report to the alumnae/i board. Soul to Soul: A Concert in Modem An took place on March 23, 1990 and was a tremendous success. Over 400 people from diverse social groups including many stu dents and alumni attended the combination art opening and blues performance. It was an exhilarating night of art and music. The show took place in College Hall on Sarasota Bay. Thirteen works of Freedman's blues series were displayed throughout the stately mansion. Each painting was placed to take advantage of the building's interior space. A crowd amassed, creating a steamy atmosphere in the concert hall -people crowding together to hear the blues. In front of this large enthusiastic throng, Grace Roegner performed three sets of highly energized blues songs. After experiencing the music, the participants were compelled to look again at the paintings. Gretchen Brodtman '86, a student of food and folklore, catered the buffet served during the show. Two students helped serve and clean up. Comments during the show were over whelmingly positive. Participants were impressed with the concept of the combina tion show and its "seamless execution." Our event allowed members of the Sarasota community to experience two modern American art forms simultaneously. On May 7, 1990, Grace and I held an informal grant writing seminar in Hamilton Center for the New College Com munity. A small group of highly interested students attended and left excited about the possibilities of applying for grants.


Page 14 Nimbus, Summer 1990 Teresa Harshman Harrison '72, Jim Hunter '69, Lee Harrison '68 and Roger Klurfeld '68 can afford to laugh; they aren't aware of the splash they're about to receive from John Klein '69. 1990 Reunion The hours of (sometimes frustrating) work put in by 1990 reunion co-coordinators Brian Albritton '75 and Ginger Lyon '70 paid off during the Memorial Day weekend. Seventy-five alums plus assorted spouses, children, friends and faculty en joyed returning to Sarasota and renewing (or making new) ac quaintances. The weekend began with Ginger's toast to new graduates on Friday morning. Poet Jay P. White '70 enter tained and challenged with his commencement address, The Value of the Creative, Inner Life (or how to thrive in the real world after swimming with the pink sea cow). Alums visited, dined and participated in a "Demographic Bee" dreamed up and administered by Dan Ryan '77 and Ginger. Class Notes from New Continued from page 12 sity of Calif., Santa Cruz. Curtis Press '88 (Wellesley, Mass.) will be at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Deanna Rieder '86 says "Who gnows?" what's gnu. She's moving from Sarasota ("a dead, pretentious town"), probably to sunny, friendly Melbourne Beach, Fla. Deanna will be pursuing a career in the mental health field and working toward her master's. .Lisa Russell '87 (Valrico, Fla.) is domg some traveling and some work. Who knows where? Rymer '75 (Miami, Fla.) is workmg on a thesis regarding the potential symbi_otic relationship be tween eco-tounsm and environmental preservati.on. He plans to graduate Flonda International University mDecember. Rachel Schendler '86 is in Martha's Vmeyard for the summer will be working for the Student Conservation in fall and hopes to be traveling m MeXIco next spring. Paul Strack '86 (Sarasota) is taking a away from schooling before up an assistantship in mathe matics at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Tina Suau '86 and Paul Vrablic were married on July 14 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Following a honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico, they're moving to Chapel Hill, N.C., where Tina will be working in anatomy and cell biology at UNC Chapel Hill. Annemarie Succop '85 (Seattle, Wash.) has been in graduate school at University of Washington for the past year. She's only run into one other NC person there and asks, "Where is everyone?" She's in a cognition and perception program, doing vision re search and she misses New College much more than she thought she would! Karen Volkman '87 (Ruskin, Fla.) has poems appearing in a number of publications, including The Florida Review, Kansas Quarterly, Passages North Nebras ka Review, Outerbridge South Florida Poetry Review. She recent ly received first prize in poetry from the Sandhills Writers' Con ference and an Emerging Artist Grant from Hillsborough County, Fla., to attend the Mount Holyoke writers' conference in June. This _Karen will enter the graduate wntmg program at Syracuse University on a very generous fel lowship. Glenn Whitehouse '86 (Geneva Fla.) has been awarded the U.I. Fellowship, the top graduate award from the University of Iowa. Mark Wilkins '86 (Coral Springs, Fla.) will be studying history at University of Florida. Gene Witmer '86 (Lake Park, Fla) will begin pursuing his doctorate in philosophy at Rutgers University this fall. Ann Wnorowski '86 is working for Greenpeace this summer in Jackson ville Beach, Fla., as a "canvaser." In the fall she's going either to Washington, D.C., as a public defender intern or to Memphis, Tenn., for law school. Samantha Kavky '85 and Liz Ciofa/o '87 look pleased foflowing graduation rehearsal.


Nimbus, Summer 1990 Sherman Continued from page 6 prove. Nimbus So you're an advocate of expansion? Sherman I like the idea of expansion, but I think it's wishful thinking for now. From what I've seen so far, it looks like the New College administration would love to expand. My impression, though, is that USF is not even thinking in those tenns. Nimbus How does it feel after one year here? Will you stay awhile? Sherman Yes, I'll stick around a while. I like it a lot here and I feel/ike I've had a positive impact on the students. I also think that things will get even better as I get more involved with students and as I get more used to the school and being a sponsor. Merlin Mann '86 wiU represent the 1990 graduating class for a three-year tenn as a trustee of the New College Foundation and a diredor of the New College Alw?Vzae/i Association. New College Nimbus Published three times per year by New College Alumnae/i Association, 5700 N. Tamiami Trait, Sarasota, FL 34243, (813) 359-4324. EDITORIALJPRODUCTION COMMITIEE: Ben Ford '83, Chair: Susan Burns '76: Jim Feeney; Monica Gaughan '86: Drew Howlett '84; John Klein '69; Suzanne Mc Dermott '85: Jono Miller '70; Carol Ann Wilkinson '64, editor. Special thanks to Marsha Fottler and Donna Bagnall for their assistance. PHOTO CREDITS: pp.1, 4, 5, 10, 13 Dave Moore; pp.2, 12, 14 Carol Ann Wilkinson '64: p.6 Suzanne McDermott '85; p.14 Ginger Lyon '70. GRAPHICS/CARTOON: pp. 4-5 Steve Williams '78; pp. 1 o, 11, 12, 14, 15 Micki Roenspiess '7; p. 13 Steven Hawson '85 ... \J PRINTED ON 100'1' RECYCUD PAPER P a g e 15 Class Notes Continued from page 11 the paper recently. Abby Misemer '65 (New Port Richey, Fla.) has been ap pointed to a term on the board of Southwest Florida Water Management District, better known to local residents as SWIFTMUD. Her tenure on this board should keep Abby's life full of controversy since water allocation is a perennial source of disputes in south Florida. Barbara Nimershiem '80 is a can didate for her Ph.D. at University of Michigan a candidate who loves com pany, she says. So, if you're ever stuck in the Midwest, remember Ann Arbor is an oasis and stop to visit Barbara. Michael Owens '84 has been work ing in the Boston area for the past year and will be studying environmental law at Vermont Law School this fall. Michael hopes to be accepted later in the school year to the joint degree pro gram to be a candidate for both a J.D. and a M.S.L. (masters in the studies of law). Anyone interested in envirorunen tallaw can contact Michael this fall in care of Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont. He says Julie Viens '82 and Mark Gottlieb '82 are alive and well and living in Cambridge. Julie is working and attending Harvard Education School part-time, while Mark has plans to attend Northeastern University School of Law in the fall. The Calling, the fust novel of Richard Sanford '68 (Issaquah, Wash.), bas been published by Hodder and Stoughton, London, England. Richard sent a copy to Mac Miller and the jacket says, "Wonderfully frighten ing, The Calling is a novel to savour and succumb to, a superb bow from an author who is destined to become a What'sGnu? major name in the field." Richard lives east of Seattle with his wife, Renee, and their four-year-old daughter, Sara. Patricia Secrest '85 (Mill Creek, Penn.) will be a graduate student in chemistry at University of Pittsburgh. Philippe Seminet '83 (Sarasota, Fla.) has been accepted into the University of Florida's master's pro gram in French and will be a teaching assistant there this fall. Nina Stern '73 (New Hope, Penn.) received an M.A. (Master in Architec ture) from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in June. Lee Sullivan '75 is off to the west coast as a visiting assistant professor at Reed College and would love to know of other New College alums in the Portland, Ore., vicinity. She's leaving a visiting post as Spanish literature professor at Bard College. Lee received a Ph.D. in June from Boston University, after visiting Boston for two years and Madrid, Spain, on a teaching fellowship for another two years. She reports that she also "visited" a doc toral program in educational psych for two years at N.Y.U. and the school psychology profession in Mas sachusetts for four years, not to men tion an eight-year marriage, divorce court ... Lee wonders: Do other New College alums suffer from that "just visiting" mid-life crisis or is the illusion of permanence the only real crisis to avoid? She presented a paper at the Latin American Poetry Conference at University of Maine on the Sandinista poet, Ernesto Cardenal. Marcela Swiger Schiller '84 (Safety Continued on page 16 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 Class Notes Continued from page 15 Harbor, Fla.) and her husband, Matt, recently spent a weekend with Dave Russell '84 and Joan Hourican '85 at the Nature Conservancy Preserve in Jupiter, Fla., where Joan is completing her internship. They watched log gerhead turtle babies crawl from their two feet deep nests to the Atlantic Ocean (among other things). Marcela will be taking a six week leave of absence in August from her job at the Pinellas Economic Development Council in Clearwater, Fla., to travel to Costa Rica for intensive language and culture studies at the Forester International Institute in San Jose. Robert We terfeldt '79 has been accepted at Columbia law school for this fall where he will continue pursuing a joint degree program leading to both a law degree and a master's in international affairs. Allison Wilcox '76 (Palm Beach, Fla.) ac cepted an HMO job, but says they're a bunch of megalomaniacs so she probably won't last long. She and her British love have just spent a couple of months on a 32' boat sailing from St. to Venezuela and back. She plans to be m the Palm Beach area at least a year, if "my poor manner and politics don't get me fired first." Allison's health is still precarious but she says every sip of champagne inspires Susan Zilber '71 moved to Los Angeles five years ago to be director of licensing at Paramount Pictures. In Sept. 1988, she started a agency representing authors of adult fict1on and non-fiction books. One of her clients' books was recently on the New York Times bestseller list for two weeks. Nimbus Summer 1990 1990 Conununity Hosts [! by Sonia Wu Once again, the time is coming for a new crop of New College stu dents to take over the campus for a week. One of the "traditional" orien tation activities has been the com munity host program -a chance for first-year students to spend a day with someone local (alum, staff, foun dation associate, or anyone else who wanted to help out). This year, to celebrate the Inter national Year of the Novo Collegian, we're having the event hosted just by alums in the Sarasota Bradenton area. There's no need to do anything fancy (though you have our en-couragement if so inclined). Be creative, latdback, both or whatever. Mind you, since the bulk of our new folks are underage, we must discourage you from serving them alcohol. Admissions (my department) will send a letter to all enrolled stu dents telling them when Com munity Host Day is (Sunday, -----"' August 26 at noon), and asking them if they want to participate, what they plan as a major, and what they'd Like to do for the day. We'll ask them again during orien tation because, in true NC form, some of them wait till the last minute to make their decisions. Returning students (orientation leaders) will also be invited to par ticipate. If you want to host a group please contact me, Sonia Wu, at New College Admissions, 355-2963. I need to know how many students you can host and the type of activity (picnic, beach, boating, canoeing, swimming, lunch and conversation, etc.). For those of us who prefer a little more breathing room, there will be a pot luck beach party. Call if you decide to go, so we can get a rough count of participants, coordinate food as signments and arrange transporta tion for the students. There's potential here for good fun. Let me know if you're inter ested in taking part. Sonia U1l '81 is an admissions counsellor for New College. 1991 Reunion New College Foundation N.C.A.A. Nimbus 5700 Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243-2197 Non-Profit Org. U .S. Postage Paid Permit #56 Sarasota, FL Target classes are 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972 (entering years) ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED Kingsley Hall participants Where are you? A special focus of the reunion will be an examina tion/celebration the Kingsley Hall experiment (spring of '7.1). j The reunion will be in the Late winter/early spring of I 1991. If you are interested in helping plan events or con tact alums, call or write John Esak., (1991 Reunion Coor dinator) Nexus, Inc., 38 Garrett St., Warrenton, VA 22186, (703) 439-8383; Jono Miller, 2325 Ashton Rd., Sarasota, FL 34231, (813) 922-1645; or Carol Ann Wilkin son, N C.A.A., 5700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL 34243, (813)359-4324.

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