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News Release (September 3, 1967)


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News Release (September 3, 1967)
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News Release New College, For Use: Sunday, September 3, 1967; Vol. 1 - No. 4 - 8/30/67; Sent to: Tampa Tribune, St. Pete Times, Bradenton Herald, Herald-Trib. (Sara.)
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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September 3, 1967


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I NEWS RELEASE NEw CoLLEGE SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33578 813 / 355-7131 FOR USE: Sunday, September 3, 1967 Vol. 1 No. 4 -8/30/67 Ref: Furman c. Arthur Sent to: Tampa Tribune, St. Pete Times, Bradenton Herald, Herald-Trib.(Sara.: SARASOTA--First students of the largest entering class of New College begin arriving today and all are expected to be on hand by Monday evening. Elaborate plans have been made to indoctrinate these students into their new life during the next few days and to prepare them for the busy academic year ahead. For the next four days, most of the waking hours of the 123 new students will be occupied with meetings with various members of the faculty, upperclass students, and staff members. They will be tested and registered and the whole time will be leavened with some social and recreational activity. A special committee under the direction of Dr. Peter F. Buri has laid the plans for the orientation of the new students, and nearly 50 upperclass students have been invited to return to campus early to help to make the program successful. more


NEW COLLEGE Page 2 Labor Day will be a work day on the New College campus as the new students complete their check-in at Hamilton Center. Together with their parents, they will be welcomed at a president's reception. Then they will have dinner together, and see a movie to be shown in the new auditorium. Tuesday morning, the three divisional chairmen begin to outline to the entering students what is expected of them in terms of the basic program of study, the comprehensive examinations that will face them, the independent study work they will have to do, and the other academic obligations they will have to meet. After having lunch with their advisors, students will meet individually with them in the afternoon. Tuesday evening, Dean of Students Dr. George W. Petrie III will describe student campus life and the regulations and organizations that are a part of it. All day Wednesday plus Thursday morning will be given over to a testing program by College Examiner Dr. John w. French to help determine student academic achievement in comparison with his fellow students and other students across the nation. The students also complete their first language examinations and also questionnaires which are used later in the counseling process. Upperclass students begin arriving Thursday and the whole college community is invited to attend a picnic at the White Sands Cabana on Siesta Key Thursday afternoon. Following the picnic, students will take part in a presentation and discussion of some of the facets of pop culture. Friday is registration day for both new and upperclass students and the whole day is given over to this process. more -


NEW COLLEGE Page 3 Friday evening begins one of the most important parts of the week, a conference on educational innovations. This event is to include all members of the college community and some invited resource persons. Giving the keynote address on educational innovation on Friday night will be Esther Raushenbush, president of Sarah Lawrence College and an Honorary Fellow of New College. Saturday morning will be set aside for panel discussions on educational philosophies and innovation and the remainder of the day will be for discussions of related subjects with a concluding session late in the afternoon. In the evening a group of students will present a special revue in the Music Room of College Hall. Sunday afternoon, there will be demonstrations of sailing, ballet, art and music in several sections of the campus to acquaint new students with some of the activities in which they might take part. A final orientation event will be held September 12 when the Trail National Bank will be host at an evening reception for the new students to introduce them to members of the Sarasota and Manatee County Communities. Two new members recently joined the Class of 1970 bringing it to 123, largest by 12 of any of the preceding classes. Nine groups of students are assisting Dr. Buri and Dr. Petrie in plans for the orientation week. Ellen Tisdale, a second year student from Patrick Air Force Base, is in charge of the general student orientation group while Miss Irving Benoist of Winnetka, Ill., has charge of the student section of the educational conference. Assisting Dr. Buri and Dr. Petrie are staff members Earl A. Helgeson, Frank Meyer, Dr. Arthur MeA. Miller, and Peter W. Odell. 30 -

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