upcoming events

February 2018

WAKE: Living With/In DisasterNew Event

When: Fri Feb 23 2018 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Where: Caples Waterfront, 315 Caples Drive

Description: Come experience performative exhibits of hurricanes and cultural memory, artifacts of disaster, and live interpretive performances in the bay itself. Exhibits will be open for half an hour before and after each performance. Each performance will last about 20 minutes each. Content warnings for descriptions of infrastructural and systemic violence, racial prejudice, police violence and death.

WAKE: Living With/In DisasterNew Event

When: Fri Feb 23 2018 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: Caples Waterfront, 315 Caples Drive

Description: Come experience performative exhibits of hurricanes and cultural memory, artifacts of disaster, and live interpretive performances in the bay itself. Exhibits will be open for half an hour before and after each performance. Each performance will last about 20 minutes each. Content warnings for descriptions of infrastructural and systemic violence, racial prejudice, police violence and death.

March 2018

Artist Conversation: It's Alive! A Monstrous Circus On Frankenstein

When: Thu Mar 1 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: ACE Lounge

Description: Talk to the artists in advance of their New Music New College live, multimedia presentation, sprawling over the outdoor Koski Plaza and all levels of New College’s ACE building. New College students, faculty and staff, abetted by ensemblenewSRQ, will sing, declaim, emote, dance, perform and wreak general havoc.

New Topics: Art, Math and Orange Peels: The Legacy of Dr. William Thurston on Math & Fashion

When: Thu Mar 1 2018 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road

Description: Dr. William Thurston 67′ was a world-renowned expert in the mathematical field of topology and a New College of Florida graduate. Join New College President Donal O’Shea and Anne-Marie Russell, executive director of the Sarasota Museum of Art, as they tease out the beauty and complexity of math and fashion using Dr. Thurston’s collaboration with the House of Miyake as a point of departure. Celebrate the interdisciplinary thinking that lay at the heart of New College and find out how peeling an orange can lead to revelations about the shape of the universe.

New Music Concert: It's Alive! A Monstrous Circus On Frankenstein

When: Sun Mar 4 2018 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Where: Koski Plaza/ACE Building

Description: 2018 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, and we celebrate by using Mary Shelley’s enormously influential work as the basis of John Cage’s Circus On, a template for turning text into a performance. “It’s Alive! a Monstrous Circus On Frankenstein” will be our live, multimedia presentation, sprawling over the outdoor Koski Plaza and all levels of New College’s ACE building. New College students, faculty, and staff, abetted by ensemblenewSRQ, will sing, declaim, emote, dance, perform and wreak general havoc. Come see the monster if you dare! Pre-concert talk: 7:30 p.m. $15, free with subscription.

New Topics: O Mother, What Art Thou? O Mother, Where Art Thou? Frankenstein at 200

When: Tue Mar 13 2018 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road

Description: In 1818, 17-year old pregnant Mary Shelley, daughter of the famous Mary Wollstonecraft, who died within days of Mary’s birth, fashioned a motherless monster in her novel, “Frankenstein.” This maternal absence let Shelley sidestep one of the era’s conventions – the monstrous mother – only to settle into the era’s alternative: the idealized, dead mother. Marilyn Francus, Professor of English, West Virginia University and author of Monstrous Motherhood, will discuss how Frankenstein and the conventions of motherhood that shaped Shelley’s novel endure, and continue to shape our notions of motherhood today.

Campus Conversation Series: Frankenstein In The Classroom

When: Thu Mar 15 2018 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: Cook Hall Living Room

Description: Featuring New College students. Part of New College's Frankenfest, celebratign the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein."

Cyber Security

When: Thu Mar 22 2018 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: Sainer Pavilion

Description: Featuring Chris Finan, CEO and co-founder of Manifold Technology, and former director for cybersecurity legislation and policy on the National Security Council staff of the White House. Citing examples like military logistics, command-and-control, and financial systems, he believes that the impacts of data tampering are vastly underestimated. Sponsored by the Sarasota World Affairs Council. Free to the general public, but reservations are recommended due to high demand. RSVP to info@sarasotawac.org or 941-487-4603.

Frankenstein At The Movies: “Gods And Monsters”

When: Thu Mar 29 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Ringling College of Art & Design Screening Studio

Description: Introductions by Ringling professor of art history and horror film expert Susan Doll. Part of New College's Frankenfest, celebratign the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein."

Write-a-thon: Game - Jam On

When: Sat Mar 31 2018 10:00am to 8:00pm

Where: To be Determined

Description: Join Ringling professor of creative writing Rick Dakan and friends for this marathon workshop that teaches students and community members how to write viable computer game narratives, with a focus on Frankenstein of course! The last hour participants present their work — come to write or just show up for the good stuff at the end!

April 2018

Artist Conversation: Dither Quartet

When: Thu Apr 19 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion

Description: Talk to the Dither Quartet, an electric guitar quartet, in advance of their April 21 New Misic New College concert. This event is free.

New Music Concert: Dither Quartet

When: Sat Apr 21 2018 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion

Description: Q: When is a string quartet not like a string quartet? A: When it’s a quartet of electric guitarists! New Music New College welcomes Dither, a New York-based electric guitar quartet dedicated to an eclectic mix of experimental repertoire which spans composed music, improvisation, and electronic manipulation. From quiet and intense to raucous and driving, Dither’s performance is sure to expand your musical horizons. Pre-concert talk: 7:30 p.m. $15, free with subscription. https://www.ncf.edu/new-music-new-college/

Performance: Frankenstein

When: Thu Apr 26 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: Black Box Theater

Description: April 26-28 at 7 p.m., New College students, with adjunct associate professor of theater Andrei Malaev-Babel create a dramatic text for performance, based on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”

Performance: Frankenstein

When: Sun Apr 29 2018 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Where: Black Box Theater

Description: New College students, with adjunct associate professor of theater Andrei Malaev-Babel create a dramatic text for performance, based on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”

May 2018

Spring Classes End

When: Wed May 9 2018 9:00am to 10:00am

Commencement

When: Fri May 18 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Bayfront

Description: New College of Florida will celebrate its 52nd Commencement, sending off the 2018 graduating class with a sunset ceremony on the College’s Bayfront. Read more at www.ncf.edu/commencement

August 2018

Orientation Begins

When: Sat Aug 18 2018 9:00am to 12:00pm

Description: First-year and transfer students attend a special extended New Student and Transfer Orientation (August 18-26, 2018) that will help you prepare to navigate our academic program and allow you the opportunity to meet the new friends and network that will get you to your graduation day. Learn more at http://www.ncf.edu/orientation