upcoming events

April 2017

Lecture: Enhancing Local Sustainability Through Resilience Planning

When: Wed Apr 26 2017 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Where: Sainer Pavilion

Description: James Murley, chief resilience officer for Miami-Dade County, is hosted by New College’s Environmental Studies Program and the Division of Social Sciences. During Murley’s tenure, Miami-Dade has developed plans to mitigate effects of climate change. Climate change is a topic in courses taught in several New College programs, including environmental studies, anthropology, and political science.

Creative Writing At New College Welcomes Virgil Suárez

When: Wed Apr 26 2017 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Where: ACE Lounge

Description: Join us as we welcome visiting poet Virgil Suárez. Professor Suárez is a professor of English at Florida State University. He specializes in creative writing (fiction and poetry) and Latino/a (especially Cuban-American) literature. His poems trace the emotional upheavals endured by those in permanent exile. Peppering his narrative, free-verse poems with references to family members, friends, historical figures, and both real and imagined situations, Suárez connects his personal experience as an immigrant with larger themes of identity, history, and language. The event is free and open to the public thanks to the support provided by a grant from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

Spring Master Class Series: Urban Choreography with Tetris

When: Wed Apr 26 2017 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: College Hall Music Room

Description: Exploring Urban Styles and techniques in a class setting with a compositional twist, led by choreographer and dancer Kris Tetris. Event is free and open to the public thanks to the support provided by a grant from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

Take Back the Night

When: Wed Apr 26 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Z Green

Description: Take Back the Night is a international event that empowers communities to end sexual and intimate partner violence. We will be starting our night at Z Green with a keynote talk by Becca Tieder, one of the founders of the One Student organization. We will then have a candlelight vigil and walk to the Bay for a Survivor Speak Out. Contact Shelby Statham (shelby.statham13@ncf.edu) or Mandy Parente (aparente@ncf.edu) with any questions or concerns.

Feminist Fridays

When: Fri Apr 28 2017 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Where: ACE Lounge

Description: Professors Catherine Kaukinen (Criminal Justice at UCF), Michelle Hughes Miller (Women’s and Gender Studies at USF), and Rachael Powers (Criminology at USF) edited the forthcoming volume Addressing Violence Against Women on College Campuses. The women bring together academic, activist, and administrative perspectives to discuss how institutions of higher education currently understand and respond to violence against women. They will share some opening remarks and then entertain discussion with the group.

Thesis Exhibition: Artists' Reception

When: Fri Apr 28 2017 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: Isermann Gallery

Description: The New College of Florida Art Department presents the 2017 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition, DENOUEMENT.​ This exhibition is the culmination of yearlong studio art research project undertaken by two New College students; Visual and Critical Studies AOC Francisco Andres Perez, and Art AOC Julia Pope. Perez uses the tradition of geometric abstraction to explore image consumption in the 21st century. Employing cut paper installations Julia Pope explores the ways in which Florida’s natural landscape is transformed through urban development. The artists will be present during the opening reception. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Café Away by the Bay: A Public Poetry Reading

When: Fri Apr 28 2017 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: Chickee Hut

Description: Hosted by New College and the Booker Middle School Dragonfly Poets. All poets and musicians are welcome to come and contribute. Everyone whose work was selected for the "Poetry: Art of the Book" project has received a special invitation to come and read their poetry. Project participants will also be able to bind and take home their limited edition copy of "The Aching Cool: An anthology of exploring natural, artificial, and personal places and spaces." Please bring your picnic and chairs. This event is free and open to the public.

Fin de fiesta

When: Sat Apr 29 2017 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where: Koski Plaza

Description: Part of the Cubano-American community project, a morning workshop to practice Afro-Cuban dance rhythms, experience Cuban poetry as performed by Leymis Wilmott and the Sarasota Modern Dance Company, learn about Cuban-American culture through Ybor City history, and have fun with traditional Cuban stories told with puppets.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

When: Sat Apr 29 2017 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Campus Police Department

Description: Campus Police will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Members of the community are encouraged to drop off potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at the Campus Police Department, where officers will safely dispose of them. Participation in the program is anonymous. The Campus Police Department is at 501 College Drive,. An on-site prescription take-back container is also available where anyone can bring in prescription medication anytime. No liquids or needles will be accepted. For questions, please contact Campus Police at 941-487-4210.

We Serve You!

When: Sun Apr 30 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: Z Green

Description: New College Student Alliance officials will be serving you food catered by Thai Spice! Featuring music from NewCats and Acapellago. Please go online at https://docs.google.com/a/ncf.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNIPT3yOgCseBWXiK-JCmePp35sOVLjFaPV0bNAPLDWqWklQ/viewform to secure your spot for dinner.

May 2017

Lecture and Discussion -- State and Personhood in Denmark: Welfare Scripts of Healthy and Active Aging

When: Thu May 4 2017 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: College Hall Music Room

Description: Do citizens have a moral responsibility to be healthy? The Danish government’s role includes coaching citizens to lead healthy and active lives to the very end. Bjarke Oxlund, an anthropologist from the University of Copenhagen, will argue that living up to these “scripts” of healthy and active aging have become moral imperatives, according to which personhood and individual worth and worthiness are measured and evaluated. The talk, which is sponsored by the Teresa Jackson Weill Gerontology Fund, is open to the public.

R.A.D. Training (Rape Aggression Defense System)

When: Sat May 6 2017 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: New College of Florida

Description: R.A.D. is a program of realistic self defense tactics and techniques for women. There is a $20 nonrefundable fee to attend the class. Contact Campus Police Officer Jennifer Coley at 941-487-4210 or email jcoley@ncf.edu.

R.A.D. Training (Rape Aggression Defense System)

When: Sun May 7 2017 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: New College of Florida

Description: R.A.D. is a program of realistic self defense tactics and techniques for women. There is a $20 nonrefundable fee to attend the class. Contact Campus Police Officer Jennifer Coley at 941-487-4210 or email jcoley@ncf.edu.

Senior Thesis Showcase and Reception

When: Mon May 15 2017 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: Caples Campus

Description: A celebration of the work of graduating Envrionmental Studies students. Open to all students, faculty and staff. Please RSVP by May 1 to ltownsend@ncf.edu.

New Scholars Showcase

When: Fri May 19 2017 9:00am to 3:00pm

Where: Sudakoff Conference Center

Description: New Scholars is an annual spring celebration of student research and thesis work. This event celebrates the philosophy that student work should be viewed beyond the classroom walls, not only to their peers but to the Sarasota and Bradenton communities at large. It is the embodiment of New College of Florida’s mission, which offers an education rich in hands-on research, student-faculty collaboration and independent study.

Commencement

When: Fri May 26 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Bayfront

Description: New College of Florida will celebrate its 51st Commencement, sending off the 2017 graduating class with a sunset ceremony on the College’s Bayfront. Read more at www.ncf.edu/commencement

January 2018

Klingenstein Lecture: “Rethinking The Jewish Catacombs”

When: Tue Jan 16 2018 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Where: Sainer Auditorium

Description: Nicola Denzey Lewis is on the faculty of Religious Studies at Brown University, and author of "The Bone Gatherers." Her research centers on the city of Rome during the Roman Empire and late antiquity. The lecture is sponsored by New College of Florida, The Klingenstein Chair of Judaic Studies and The Jay Rudolph Endowment. The public is welcome.