Thursday, June 6, 2013
The New College Alumnae/i Association is relying more and more on social media to get the word out about events, opportunities, and alumnae/i news. We have re-assessed our presence on Facebook and recognize that some changes are long overdue. We will be discontinuing and deactivating the Facebook user N.C. Alum and the New College Alumni Facebook group as of August 1, 2013.
Today we are launching an official New College Alumnae/i Association Facebook Page, which can be found at facebook.com/newcollegealumassociation. While this page will serve as our exclusive facebook communication tool to the entire New College alumnae/i body, there are many smaller facebook groups which remain active and which we encourage you to join in order to get to know members of your local communities. We have listed those below.
Also, a reminder that you can find the NCAA on our official New College of Florida LinkedIn group.This is a great resource if you're hoping to connect with New College alums professionally, or if you're interested in finding jobs or internships posted by the NCAA or other New College alums. We also have many subgroups including
New College Alumnae/i in International Relations
Current Facebook groups include:
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Please RSVP for this event to the New College Foundation at 941-487-4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Commencement on the Bayfront
New College Alumnae/i Association’s Graduate Reception at the Keating Center
Palm Court Party (Biodiversity theme)
Saturday, May 25, 2013
For New College students, shadowing, mentoring and internship experiences off-campus help bridge the gap between academic classroom preparation and the transition to work, careers or graduate school. These opportunities allow students to combine practical work experiences with a structured learning component. Students who intern generally cultivate better employment prospects than those who do not hold internships. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reports that interns receive more job offers and find first jobs sooner than job seekers who have not held internships.
For internship providers, shadowing, mentorship and internship experiences are an opportunity to participate in the educational process while receiving valuable work contributions from students. Organizations benefit from interactions with bright students who possess a wide range of skills and capabilities. If hired, a former intern will rarely require the same level of training and orientation as a non-intern hire. When staff shares expertise as professional mentors they will usually be rewarded with unique insights, personal satisfaction and gratification as they work with students. Students bring fresh energy, abilities and enthusiasm to the workplace.
If you know of or would like to provide a potential internship opportunity for students please email us at email@example.com or give us a call at 941-487-4900. We will be including any responses we receive in career services' internship showcase event for students on Tuesday, October 23rd.
In your email please inform us of the nature of the internship, its location, the duration, required hours, whether it is paid or unpaid, the name of the contact person, and any other additional information. The more detailed the better!
We look forward to hearing from you.
Due to these circumstances, the NCAA has removed the Four Winds Forum and will now focus on growing our current Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter sites. We have created several small groups on Facebook and Linkedin to mimic those found within the old Affinity Circles site. We will also use our official Linkedin group and the various subgroups as a forum for alums and students to intermingle and ask for career advice and mentorship.
We are currently looking for alums to help us manage our Facebook and Linkedin groups by posting new and diverse content and encouraging their friends to join. If you are interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you would like to create your own specialized group not found here please let us know and we will be happy to work with you on establishing it.
Current Facebook groups include:
Current Subgroups of our official Linkedin group include:
One perquisite of being associated with the college more or less continuously for four-fifths of its existence is gradually discerning patterns about the institution and one of the most gratifying patterns to recognize has been the college’s persistent, if not high-profile, efforts for social justice and the extension of rights. College protests objecting to a cavalcade of wars are no doubt predictable, but what outsider would guess that discernibly Anglo-American sculptor Jack Cartlidge helped provide leadership for the local NAACP, that a student newspaper editor defiantly and illegally ran ads for abortion providers, that charter class students rendered graffiti a form of civil disobedience by painting over WHITES ONLY and COLORED signs around town, and that 40 students were arrested in 1988 for daring to protect trees?
These acts reflect both the courage and conviction of the New College community, but no act represents personal sacrifice at the level of Nan Freeman, who lost her life in an effort to secure rights and benefits for striking sugar workers in 1972. Although I was also a New College student at the time, I claimed no special relationship with Nan. Yet the memory of her story surfaced whenever I saw contemporary students working for farm worker rights. Last fall I approached Jordan Buckley at a WSLR event. Jordan is a young activist and I assumed he was a New College student or alumnus. In fact he is working for Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida, which is partnering with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and he found Nan’s story intriguing and compelling. Jordan’s interest, the leadership of student Claire Comisky and Students Working for Equal Rights, (SWER) conspired to make the fortieth anniversary of Nan’s death (January 25th) a time of remembrance and re-dedication to the plight of Florida farmworkers. At the time Trader's Joe's had not signed a commitment for the "penny a pound" campaign. Now they have and the spotlight shifts back to recalcitrant Publix.
With your help, we can easily move up. If we have over 100 new donors at donations of just $25 each, we will win 1st place and receive an additional $20,000 prize!
We can do this! Let's show Sarasota and beyond how much we love New College. Go to www.givingpartnerchallenge.com. Search for New College and donate now!
The Challenge runs through 6:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, March 28th.
In addition, please check out our New College profile at The Giving Partner site at www.thegivingpartner.org (just type "New College" in the search field). The Challenge is an initiative of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Manatee Community Foundation - with the support of the Patterson Foundation.
Thank you once again for your generous support!
March 5, 2012
The New College sailing team is hosting its first ever intercollegiate regatta! Please join us at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron on March 17th for all or part of the day between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm. Light bites will be served and lunch will be available for purchase at the Squadron. Bring the whole family! Kids are welcome. We are also taking people out on boats to view the race from the water. Please indicate in your RSVP to email@example.com whether you would prefer to watch the race from land, on water, or from your own boat, if you happen to be a boater. See the invitation for more details.
The spring edition of the New College Magazine will feature books and scholarly articles published by faculty and New College alums. This "On the Bookshelf" section was last published in the spring 2010 issue of the magazine.
If you have a book or article that has been published since the spring of 2010, please email the following information to Linda Joffe, Associate Director of Public Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1. We look forward to receiving your submission.
Your alumnae/i publication, the Nimbus, has been completely redesigned. Many thanks to Alumnae/i Coordinator Sarah Thompson and Graphic Design manager Brittany White for their hard work in taking your ideas and suggestions and incorporating them into the newsletter's new look. The online version includes some hyperlinks. Read the Fall/Winter 2011 issue (#69) here.