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Really, really, really tired. PARKVIEW: WHAT IT OFFERS STUDENTS Nick Napolitano [This is the first of two aricles The Catalyst will be running on the Parkview Counseling Center. In this first arttcle, we look at what Parkview provides. In the second article, we wtll try to provide different student opinions on Parkview. have any comments you would like to make, contact The Catalyst at box 139.-ed.] Do you find yourself bottling your emotions becau e you feel you can't safely talk to anyone? Are you sick of bumming a ride off your friend's roommate to the local clinic? With exorbitant medical fees, inaccessibly expensive psychia trists, and a vicious gossip mill. some tudent feel they have no one to tum to. They wait for the bad cough to turn into the flu, or for their stre s levels to nse so high they rival Mt. Evere t. What can these people do? Why, go to Parkview House. of course I ow in its sixth year. the Parkview Hou e provides New NSF AWARDS GRANT TO NEW COLLEGE From the New Colege Foundation: The ational Science Foundation ( SF) has awarded New College a 688.321 grant toward the construction of a new 16,832 sq. fl. manne biology research facility that will replace inadequate lab The total cost of the project is approximately $2.4 million. The proposed building is part of the ew College/USF master plan and is much needed; New College ha had no new con truction in natural ciences since the 1960 's. "The succes of our propo al, which was rated econd out of I 02 in it group by the SF, i due in large part to a long hi tory of excellence in undergraduate student rese arch in marine biology." observed Project Director, Dr. Leo Dem ki. "This new facility will afford generations of future biology student in creased opportunitie to study local marine life while giving our faculty laboratory resources competitive to those u ually associ"GRA T" CO TINUED 0 PAGE 5 Volume IV, Issue 13 November 23, 1994 WHERE'S THE T O FU? Rocky Swift The food from the cafeteria i sometimes difficult for student to identify; but Sunday the 13th, Marriot suffered from this recognition problem as well. An entree labeled and de scribed as vegetarian did in fact include chunks of non-vegetable substances, namely chicken. The erver, a New College student, was told by dinner cook Armando that the dish was vegetarian when the student voiced his concern over the ingredient The erver subse quently told incoming dinner patrons that the dish was indeed vegetarian. Unwilling carnivore, Jeff Robert aid, I a ked if it wa vegetarian and he said yes .. .I ate a piece of it and aid, Wow, that's the mo t meat-like non-meat thing I've ever eaten."' Student surprised to find fowl in their meal returned it. Other entree choices for the disappointed vegetarian were beef stroganoff and tacos that sported an ominous looking meat substance. Cafeteria director Manny Pa arin was not working on the weekend and is not sure what went wrong. The be t expla nation that Manny said he could give is that the cafeteria wa under taffed and that Armando forgot to make a vegetarian entree. Manny say that several changes have been made to en ure that these mistakes do not happen again. A new cook will start work next Wedne day. as Armando takes on other duties. Also, Manny says that he will begin working on the weekend to make sure the cafeteria operates smoothly. ''I'm orry," says Manny, I promise it won't happen again." Another development in the cafeteria saga is Marriot' discontinuance of food card credit exchanges after thi year. According to Manny, this ruling has come down from hi bos and there i nothing he can do about it. The practice of exchang ing food card credit is again t the tipulations of the Marriot contract, but will be carried out for the remainder of the c hool year. Manny wants to remind students that the cafeteria will be clo ed Thur day and Friday next week, and that Saturday will have a limited menu.
2 The Catalyst November 23, 1994 Editorial The Presidency is potentially the most important position in the NCSA. It provides a voice for students in administration policies and decisions. Yet this year's election has been beset by problems. Some minor points we'd like to bring up : First off. there were three deadlines for getting petitions in to run for CSA President a week ago. The first and second times around, no one turned anything in. For the third deadline, the petitions (both of them) came in at the last minute. Secondly, Meet the Candidates was announced at the last minute (well, the night before) Third, only one of the two candidates actually spoke at Meet the Candidates, a forum intended for students to actually get to know the candidates' positions. Fourth (and this is the part we love), the student body, after having a whole weekend in which they have no further info on the candidates, probably will not see them, and have abso lutely no way to decide one way or another who they want to vote for, will be asked, on Monday, to select their spokesperson to the administration for the next year. Fifth, The Catalyst has to resort to writing this general editorial about the election process instead of covering the actual election because the whole election process takes place over the span of Lime it takes to gather and lay out one issue. None of this is the fault of any one person. But there are faults and we believe the NCSA presidential election process needs changing. Here are some ideas. The NCSA constitution should be amended to allow more time between the deadline for petitions and the day of elections. As it is now, students have almost no time to learn what issues a candidate supports. what s/he plans to do in office, or even if s/he can form complete sentences. True, there is Meet the Candidates, but that's a one-time event and is notonously under-attended-even by the candidates. We will admit that one reason The Catalyst is bringing this up is that we did not have time to cover the election our selves. On the other hand, if we didn't have time to learn about the candidates, could anyone else? Second, the lack of candidates (and the amount of time it took to find them) indicates another problem. Students, by and large, do not have the time for a work-intensive, poorly defined job. The duties of the President are listed in the NCSA Const!Lution but copies of that are hard to find. Furthermore, they are not even well-defined 1n that. We call upon the new President to create a solid, specific list of the President's duties. Sfhe should then see about delegating some of those duties among other NCSA officers to reduce the Presidency to a more manageable post. The NCSA Presidency is too important to treat lightly. Let's all consider what we can do to strengthen it. The Catalyst General Editor: Ken Burruss Managing Editor: lien Zazueta-Audirac Staff Writers: Graham Strouse Rocky Swift, Jake Reimer, Kate Fink, Nick Napolitano and Kristina Rudiger Contributor: Adam Stone Layout: Kelcey Burns and Michael Hutch Business Managers: Gary Smith and Anjna Chauhan The Catalyst is also available on-line at http://www.sar.usf.edu/-reffelllcatalyst/catalyst.html Direct inquiries/submissions to our Computer Guy, James Rcffell (email@example.com) Co-Sponsored by Dean and Warden Michalson and Professor Vespcri Printed at Bradenton Quick Print Letters to the Editor should be submitted on disk if possible, if not then in type. to Box 139, the Catalyst envelope on the door of the Publication Room, or mailed to: 5700 N Tamiami Trail, Box 139 Sarasota, FL 34243 The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for reasons of space or grammar.
The Catalyst November 23, 1994 3 A Letter to the Editor To the editor: The ignorance of James Reffell is truly astounding Truly. I am fully aware that due to the enormous controversy surrounding it, the history of the Vietnam War is rarely even mentioned until high school, but I would hope apparently vainly-that before writing what I will politely call an editorial focusing upon that war a supposedly responsible publication would do a modicum of research. Although initially the draft for the Vietnam War allowed many exemptions for such things as attending college, being married with children, etc, the system evolved into birthday lotteries-birthdays were chosen at random and those born on that day would be drafted. Reffell is not only unaware of this, he is entirely unaware of the current political impetus that may very soon result in abolishing selective service registration Reffell is also ignorant of many other basic facts : he is writing an editorial about Veterans Day, but the nomenclature completely passes him by; he thinks he s talking about War Day. Such a holiday has yet to exist. And whatever Veterans Day has evolved into as regards the three-day weekend mentality for those who have fewer personal connections to this century's various wars, it was established to honor those who served in the military. It was not intended as the celebration" that Reffell interprets it to be, but as a memorial. In other words, Reffell i selling up the "straw-man of War Day" to glorify his personal stereotypes of what New College students are as regards political financial, racial, class, and ethnic types Reffell makes many ignorant statements about New College: "a predominantly white and middle class school," "mo t NC tudent come from parents who were ... exempt from the draft," "have few personalties with veterans," "we do not have the economic impetus to enlist." I could go on, but I feel these arc sufficient examples. Guess What James! All of your preconceived ideas about New College students may apply to your circle of friends but there are other people attending this school too Some of us have more conservative political beliefs Some of us aren't apathetic Some of us took part in Veterans Day memorials. Many of us had parents in the Vietnam War. Many of us have been or will be going into the military. Some of us ARE veterans. Some of us have financial difficulties Some of us don't have parents paying for our schooling. Some of us aren't middle class Some of us aren't citizens of this country. Some of u aren t White. Perhaps the only general statement that can be made to cover all New College students is that we are all New College students: for some reason and the reasons vary the non-traditional educational format of New College attracted all of us. I am also extremely dismayed that the publication that I started last year-my baby if you will should be used as a soap box for such ignorance. The front page should be reserved for news, not vitriolic exhortations I would perhaps be much more understanding had this editorial" been labeled as such but it wasn't; it was presented as if the staff of The Catalyst expected it to be approached as a newsworthy item Perhaps I should be the one shouting baby killer. Leslie Shaffer [Leslie Shaffer's letter contains a factual error. Leslie has done no work on The Catalyst other than contributing an article this semester. While The Catalyst welcomes reactions to its articles, we do not appreciate personal attacks. In future, any such letter will not be printed-ed.] Leslie Shaffer makes several misleading statements about myself and my article in last week s Catalyst titled "Forgetting Veteran s Day. Shaffer implies first that I am entirely ignorant about the Vietnam War; secondly that my views of New College are limited and stereotyped, and lastly that the purpose of my article was to set up the 'straw-man' of 'War Day' to glorify those stereotypes she accuses me of As I stated in the article, my father is a Vietnam Veteran, and while I did not go into detail about that war or the draft, it was not because of ignorance; rather because the Vietnam War was only a facet of the larger subject I addressed. Shaffer attacks as a stereotype my statement that New College is a predominately white and middle-class school" I stand by this statement as fact Look aratmd you! Or better yet get the statistics from admissions. Shaffer s last assertion is the most tmubling-one would infer from her invective that I was attacking New College for celebrating War Day. As for how I suggest we observe Veteran s Day, I quote the conclusion of my article: "On Veterans Day I will not celebrate. I will not forget, either. I will honor those who died and those who lived and went to war and I will fight like hell to prevent future wars so that I and those around me will never have to make that choice." -James Reffell
4 The Catalyst November 23, 1994 "PARKVIEW" CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 College with a counseling and wellnes center Its director is Anne E. Fisher, who is also one of the coun elor Both he and Richard Welker have their doctorates in clinical p ychology, and are almost alway on hand. Chris Pantzi and Deborah Perry arc al o counselors. having their doctorates in social psychology The two have e tablished practice in Sarasota. and work at Park view one day a week. "There's a lot of networking among us," explain Fisher. "If I'm not sure how to approach a student's problem. I can a k [the other three] for their advice. It is this kind of interaction that make u. top-notch.'' Thi is the fir t year that ew College ha had the service of a p ychiatrist. Doctor Robert Mignone serves as "an adjunct to the coun elor to help with student who have already been counseled,'' ays Fi her. "He is not available to someone who calls and says, 'Hello, I need to make an appointment to sec the psychiatrist.'" All the coun ehng IS left to either Fisher or one of her staff. Mignone's purpo e i to provide prescriptions for medication. Previously, students had to either travel to Tampa to see Dr. Weinberg (who then worked for the school), or visit one of the costly Sarasota psychiatrists. "He really saves student a lot of time and money," note Fisher Mignone is available for two hours on Friday morning. Also new thi year is the urse Practitioner. Judith Bungarz. She i trained to give physicals treat common and chronic illness, prescribe medications and treatment therap1es, and order and interpret diagnostic te t Bungarz usually handle six students a day. It is projected that she will have had 1300 visits by the end of the school year. "The most common prob lem she reveals, "would probably be upper respiratory infec tion." Visits to the nurse. as well a with any of the coun elor are I 00% free of charge. Students may also visit Doctor Ed Carlstrom at St. Armand Medical Center at no co t. "The only thing a tudent pays for are hots, test X-rays'' etc. Dr. Carl trom offer the e services to New College/UP students at 50% off the usual price. ext year," hopes Fisher, "[Parkview House] might provide certain thing for free ... like strep tests or basic bloodwork Thi would be done through an increase m the student health fee. Judith is available between 3 and 5 on Monday and Wednesday, and between 2 and 4 on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Another function of the Parkview House is to provide support groups An eating disorders group already exists. A proposed thesis-student support group might form in the spring. To observe World AIDS Day on December 1st, Parkview House ha invited a PWA (Person With AIDS) to speak to the campus. Fisher explains, "Many first-year tudents come to New College, some leaving home for the first time, and form the impres ion that in this isolated self-contained campus AIDS isn't a problem [when] ... there arc [several] people with HIV on this campu ." On December 6th, there will be a workshop on regmnmg self esteem and self-confidence during stressful ituations. A lot of our programs are ba ed on tudent interest." Everything at Parkview House is trictly confidential. Even when coun elors talk w1th each other about a specific ca e, it i done privately and without mentionmg names There arc, however, time when confidentiality can be justifiably breached. ''That happens," elaborate Fisher, "when someone is a danger to themself (suicide), a danger to others (homicide), or a danger to children (child abuse). We are required by law to report [poten tial] homicide and child abuse." And in dealing w1th suicidal students confidence i only broken "if they become unwilling to work with us," and decide to take their own dra tic measures. When asked if she felt that tudents utilized Parkview Hou e. Anne Fisher responded, "I think so, although there's always a group that worries about coming or who have miscon ception about coun cling in general." She went on to say, "At graduation Ia t year, I was ... surprised at how many students [ knew." After checking her records she discovered that of the 110 tudents that had graduated, 44 had come to Park view House for individual p ychotherapy. "And that number doesn't include tudents who were in group therapy, or who came to work hops There are many reason that motivate a student to seek counseling from Parkview. The biggest one, accordmg to Fisher, is "depression and anxiety, usually stress-related.'' Other reasons include family issues ("this can e pecially become a problem around the holidays. when students go home"), relationship is ucs, "personal development" uncertainty (Am I unhappy at ew College? Would I be unhappy anywhere I went? Is college right for me now? etc.), eating di order dealing with childhood abu e, and overcoming introversion Many students also com plain "that they feel stupid, not as smart as their peers. There arc no grades, or measure to know how you're doing," a reassurance which Fisher says that many students need. "From what I've been hearing, there is also a tendency around here for students to minimize how much time they pend working" which could easily intimidate other student<;, especially new one The average number of sessions is three or four. "That's u ually how long it takes for a person to resolve their conflict." Parkview House provide a student with an attentive counselor who helps the student to do what he or she knows to be right. "We don't tell them what to do ... we give them a concentrated (Continued on next page) -
The Catalyst November 23, 1994 5 time to deal with their problem, so that it docsn'tJUSt Sit there." In the past Parkview has succes fully worked in conjunction wtth RAs and Tim Richardson to help students resolve their conflicts Some students. however, decide they don't have time to deal with certain problems, hkc prior abuse, because they have too much school work. ''These students sometimes come in thc1r fourth year, and say 'I might as well get it will it's free."' This might sound like a superficial reason, but when one realizes that "p ych1atrists in the area arc charging between $100 and $130 per hour money becomes a concrete concern. Students are saving hundreds, if not thou and of dollars. "We're here because we want to be-we enjoy our job we like helping students," says Fi her, adding with a laugh "we' re certainly not here for the money." subliminal message #236: We are the mind of GOD, enjoy us with cheese. BUY SELL TRADE (813) 366-1373 USED OP RARE DOWNTOWN SARASOTA 1488 MAIN ST SARASOTA. FL 34236 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK (813) 751-9123 IIAIIl TOUCII A Full Service Family Salon Sarabay Plaza 6513 1 4th St. W #113, Bradenton FL 34207 GRANT" CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ated With larger instttutwns." The new fact !tty is expected to be l ocated on or ncar the bay front so that seawater can be pumped to state-of-the-art cu l ture rooms, aquaria and labs. Prese n t l y sea water and marine organisms are transported from Sarasota Bay to campus laborato ries in private vctuclcs Water storage silo will give students the opportunity to do studtes of stratification within an aquatic environment. There wi l l be room to SCUBA dive in t he si l os and researche r s will also be able to usc observation port located along the ou t side of t he stlos The arrangement of the teaching and research aquaria man open bree t cway will take adva n tage of the natura l sea breezes for cool i ng t he a rea. The NSF award i a match i ng grant. It now remains for ew College Foundation to raise the matching funds. "For New College to continue to compete in attracting scie n ce-m i nded, t op students a n d impressive teac her', this new fac i lity i s critical," emphasized Rolland V. Heiser, President of the cw Col lege Foundation "The dollar-for-dollar match wi l l enhance our abi l ity to attract donors to t his project. w h ic h i a major priority under t h e category of phys i ca l enhancement s i n the Board of Tr u stees goal and objectives for supporting ew College." SAC MEETING MINUTES M onday, November 14, 1994 members i n atte n dance: Amy Lai t i n e n Sara Kuppin, R occo Magl io, Tracie Merri tt Meg M oore, J ake Reimer, Adam Sto n e (chair). Stephanie We is the meeting went a s follow s : Playground$1,875 was allocated for th e purchase of 6 swings and a geo dome. Aimee Placas A [sic] see-saw will also be b u ilt b y ew Collegiates, with a separate allocation Scavenger Hunt-a n o nymou s l y s u b m itted, the Scavenger Hunt req u este d a n d was allocated $50 Pre-Med Society-$20 for admi n ist r a t ive costs-letters to colleges, etc. S teph anie Weiss A directive concerni ng the c h eck-ou t of e q u ipment fo r m the equ ipment room w a reviewed and w ill be brough t t o th e n ex t R A m ee t i n g. Firs t Court BBQ -$1 SO was allocated for food for thi Saturday' BBQ. T racie M e rr i tt M eg M oore
6 The Catalyst November 23, 1994 ALTERNATIVES TO THE MAN IN THE MASK Graham Strouse ran? What would happen if we held an election and nobody (Note to reader : That's not a typo. He spelled it that way.) Ask us grizzled fourth years more about phil. It give us an opportu As you re no doubt aware this is what very nearly happened Monday presidential election was beset by a rather di turbing lack of candidates. John Graham and Warren "Trip Linerooth were the only candidates to turn in petitions and they only did so at the last minute. So what drove the candidates away? Wa it apathy? Was it fear? Perhaps it's a manifestation of the small govern ment craze now sweeping America. Regardless, a honcho-le helm s pells trouble for New College Without a president, we'd have h a d no one to intercede with Deans Schenck and Michalson no one to pre ide over Towne Meetings, no one to keep tudents informed Furthermore, say current CSA President Ed Moore, c iting a little known con titutional clause a rudderless New College quickly transforms into a huge fe tering pumpkin We tudent morph mto mice, thus giving malicious nonstudent s a great opportunity to steal our computers and drink our beer while we chitter about mindlessly. Plus, the cats will try to cat us In a desperate attempt to avert this potential disaster, I, Graham Strouse, electioneer extroardinare recently embarked upon an eleventh hour search for pre idential hopeful With the aid of a large band of burly sailors, I managed to impress five. Although it i now a moot point I till believe that any of my candidate would have made an excellent President. For posterity' sake I shall reveal them. My fir t alternative candidate for the NCSA Presidency is Harvey, the six foot rabbit from the Jimmy Stewart movie of the arne name You know Harvey, don t you? You don't? Let me introduce you to ... Hey, he wa right here a minute ago. Harvey planned to run on the libertarian ticket. He i a big believer in invisible government." There are advantage to having a giant white rabbit as President. He's quiet fairly ea y to feed and he won't be overly burdened by admini trative overload Thi is because he is far too stupid to get stressed out over uch matter as he is, after all a rabbit. L.L. Cool J i my econd candidate Mr. Cool J ran for The NCSA Presidency in November, 1992 He came in fourth out of seven candidate thanks to the brilliant promotion of hi campaign manager. onetime New College great phil gregory nity to be nostalgic We like that. My third candidate actually wa President of NCSA a few years back. Steve Waldman, a k a Fuzzy Steve' was one of NC s greatest leader ever And with even year of under graduate experience, no one knows the ystem better. Unfortu nately, Steve graduated last year and i thus not enrolled Then again neither are any of my other presidential hopeful and unlike many of the other Steve live in town and occa s ionally shows up on campus Look for the short slightly hunched over furry man with the glasse and the big mile He may be nak e d Candidate numero quatro is Jael wife of Heber the Kenite. Jael comes to u traight from Judges 4 of the Old Testament. Jael was an Israelite sympathizer wh o rammed a tent peg through the temple of an enemy general who had ought succor amongst her tribe. I believe that Jael is the type of woman who could provide the sort of firm leadership we need to deal with the powers that be in Tampa (USF) and Tallahassee, where, by the way the new Secretary of Education want to cut funding to public schools by 50%. My fifth and last pro peel for the CSA presidency is the inimitable Hugh Roarty. Officer Roarty is a natural leader with experience, intelligence, and an appreciation of fine journalism What's more, he likes bagpipe music Very presi dential. Well that's my alternative ballot. Pretty impressive list for a last minute search, don't you think? Too bad we'll never know how the election would have turned out. Oh well. Hail to the Chief.
The Catalyst November 23, 1994 7 WHAT HAVE Y O U DO NE F O R ME LA T ELY? Adam Stone, SAC Chair (box 467, 346-2637) GUIDE TO THE SAC PUBLISHED Heard the occasional complaint that New College student government is a smoke filled room, impenetrable to outsiders and incomprehensible to all? Well, no more. Everything you could ever wonder about the SAC and much much more has just been compiled in the "Field Guide to the SAC." The document contains information about what the SAC docs, how it allocates money, how to ask for money, good proposal writing, and how to spend money once it is allocated to you. The guide is available in the rack in front of Barbara Berggren's office. DID YO U KN O W? That the SAC allocates money at every weekly meeting through out the year. This semester, SAC meetings happen every Monday night at 9:00pm in the student government offices or the fishbowl. Come for the fun, stay for the free beans. SAC ADOPTS SATAN No, not the prince of darkness, it's the System for Allocation Tracking At Newcollege. SATAN is the new form used by the SAC to assist requesters in understanding their allocat i ons. SATAN will be used throughout this year to handle requests and will allow students to view the breakdown of their allocation hy individual item and the reasoning behind the funding decision You can view your SATAN form in the SAC folder in Barbara Berggren's office. WHAT I S T H E SAC? Just in case you don't know, the SAC is the elected body in charge of student affairs. The SAC spends its time all ocating money to groups requesting funds for campus-wide activities. The SAC is made up of eight elected members, two from each residence year. Wanna know more? Come to one of your meetings, every Monday in the NCSA Offices or the Fishbowl. MAC LAB NEWS Five new computers and two new TA's are the big news in the MacLab. Two of the computers were donated by the Foundation and fixed up with SAC money. A total of four TA's are now available to assist you. Check their hours on the posted signs. FEEDBACK O N GUEST S PEAK E R S NEE D E D Guest speakers are one of our most expensive investments. Most recent ly, the campus hos t ed Dr. Trinh at a cost of almost $4000. Do you think guest peakers are a worthwhi l e invest ment at this level? We'd like to get your feedback on th]s issue. Talk to one of your SAC members, drop a note in the SAC mailbox or come to our next mee t ing. OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOW E R Jake Reimer N ews : Thousands of acres of Florida cropland were devastated by Hunicane Gordon's romp across the state last week. Losses were estimated to be as high as 200 million dollars and 6 people were killed in storm-related acciden t Mobile home residents in communi t ies along t he East Coast were h1t with heavy damages. Gaston Dunnell, who e home was destroyed by high winds seemed to take it in stride. "You make the best of it. That's all," h e said. "We're still walking around. That's the main t h ing." A scientist at Brigham Young Universi t y may he the first person to uccessfully isolate DNA from 80 million year o l d dinosaur bones. W11ile visions of Jurassic Park spring to mind, Dr. Scott Woodward, the director of the study stated, "It's science fiction, pure fantasy, and that's not going to happen." Last week the FDA approved the use of Prozac. a commo n anti depressa n t drug, to treat the eating disorde 1 Bulimia. Although Prozac 's mood-nlte r ing characteristics have made t h e d r ug con t roversia l psycho l og i st seem to agree that it may be ab l e to help some B u lemics. Numbers to Know: Amount won by retired General Norman Schwaukopf on Jeopardy.': $14,000 (it all went to charity). -Number oftimes in four weeks that Gabriel Feldman fell overboard after a storm knocked out his radio and left him adrirt in the Atlantic: 4. -Unconfirmed number of members of t he "Michigan Militia," a group of predominantly white. middle-aged men that IS "prepar ing to defend itself against the U.S. government'' 12.000. Number of members who convened la t week to practice military techniques: 1 00. SAN FRANCISCO STYLE HEALTJ IY MEXICAN FOOD 1430 MAIN ST. SAR.ASOT A 366-94 39 LIVE MUSIC SAT. 8:30PM-I! PM SAT. F
8 The Catalyst November 23, 1994 ANNOUNCEMENTS Professors Terry Palls and Jane Stephens will be reviewed in early January 1995, as part of the regularly scheduled reviews of faculty. The PAC assessment will include, among other things, an evaluation of the faculty member teaching, scholar hip, and community involvement and contribution. If your knowledge extends into these areas we would appreciate your comments The information we seek is not simply a "for or against" vote, but rather a critical evaluation We need your letters as soon as po sible; all letters must be IN THE FILE BY 5:00PM, JANUARY 7, 1995 but MAlL NOW AND AVOID THE CHRISTMAS RUSH. In accordance with the Board of Regents policy, letters will be filed in the Provost's Personnel Records for faculty members and will be available only to authorized individuals (including the per on about whom the letter i written), and of course to PAC member We cannot use anonymous letters. PLEASE sign your letter All letters hould be sent to Peter A Kazaks, Division of atural Sciences. * We are two thesis students who need volunteers to participate in our thesis projects. Time: 2 3:30 pm Friday Decem ber 2nd. We'll have food and drink -and CASH!! We really need your help-we can't do the projects unle we have enough participant And we need to know a soon a po sible. If you can help. please contact one of us: ebastian (box 352, phone: 3669042) or Raymond a (box 231 ). QUICK UPDATES AND COMMENTS By the Time You Read this, the Pool Should be Open So aid Fitness Center Director Judy Roningen during a brief poolside chat with The Catalyst last week. According to Roningen, all we've got left to do is replace the filtration plug chemically balance the pool chlorinate it, and sweep the edge. Then HRS come in to bless it. Roningen projected Monday the 21st a the target date for opening both the pool and the hot tub Just thought you'd like to know New College Student Chosen for Oxford Exchange Deborah Goodwin has been cho en for the New College tudent exchange with New College of Oxford University. Deborah will spend most of next semester working and studying there under tutors selected for her academic field. We want to congratulate Deborah on being cho en and wish her a fantastic time m England. We're All Victims in This Society Catalyst general editor Ken Burruss received a letter in the mail this week from the Probation and Parole Services regarding Stephen Kizlik. Burruss had played a role in Kizlik's arrest earlier in the semester. The letter was asking for Burrus 'approval for Pre-Trial Intervention for Kizlik since, according to the letter, Burru s was the victim of Stephen Kizlik. The letter also asked if Burru s, a victim, wi hed to seek re titution from Kizlik. So far Burrus has not been able to contact the probation officer directly involved to clear up the matter. Asked for a comment, Burru s imply said, "I'm confused." 3913 Brown Avenue Sarasota, Fl 34231 Voice /Fax (813) 365-3658 Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.5 p.m. Closed Sunday 10% DISCOUNT OFF PURCHASE WITH STUDENT I.D. DON'T WAIT TO MAKE HOLIDAY AIRLINE RESERVATIONS! ... WE ALWAYS SEARCH FOR THE BEST PRICES! LOWEST FARES ARE THE EARLIEST BOOKED IN TOOAY'S MARKET *** WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS *** 5131 N TAMIAMI TRAIL Airpprt Travel Center 'Jt:t:g/J()7 FUU SERVICE TRAVEL AGENCY \J\.J\.r. /I