March 2017


Cubano-American Community Project Wraps Up With Lecture, Festival

The Cubano-American Community Project wraps up its events series in April with a final lecture, cultural workshop and a monthlong exhibition.

The lecture series, led by New College of Florida, was designed to build awareness in Sarasota and Manatee counties of the deep roots that Cuban and Cuban-Americans have in this region of Florida, and to encourage community engagement with cultural, economic and civic opportunities for Florida-Cuba relations today and into the future.

All events are in English and free to the public. Read more about the project from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and keep up with news on the project’s Facebook page.

Coming up in April:

Jane Bancroft Cook Library at New College from April 1-30, 2017
An exhibition highlighting the presence of Cubans and Cuban-Americans in West Central Florida, including the 19th century Cuban ranchos fishing industry, the late 19th century Ybor City cigar industry, and the unique stories of individual Cubans and Cuban-Americans who live in Southwest Florida and contribute to our communities today.

TUESDAY APRIL 25, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.
Mildred Sainer Pavilion, New College of Florida
5313 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL
Dr. Rafael M. Hernández, chief editor of Temas magazine, will speak about the implications for Cuba brought forth by its new relationship with the United States. Dr. Hernández has been a visiting professor at various universities (Columbia, Brown U.S. Universities Consortium, Renmin University in Beijing). His expertise involves Cuban and U.S. policies, inter-American relations, and Cuban culture, society and politics.

SATURDAY APRIL 29, 2017 | 10 a.m. to noon
Koski Plaza, Cook Library
New College of Florida, Sarasota
A morning workshop to practice Afro-Cuban dance rhythms, experience Cuban poetry as performed by Leymis Wilmott and the Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company, learn about Cuban-American culture through Ybor City history, and have fun with traditional Cuban stories told with puppets.

New Music New College

New Music New College’s big, bold season continues this spring. Tickets are FREE for New College students, faculty, and staff, as well as students, faculty, and staff of SCF, USF Sarasota-Manatee, Ringling College of Art & Design, Eckerd College, and Booker/VPA High School—please bring your school ID. Just bring your ID to the concerts. Learn more about New Music New College here.

For everyone else, single event tickets are $15, and season tickets to all concerts are a bargain at $60. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Coming up:

April 21 and 22
Terminals Part II: In Transit

Concerts: Friday, April 21, 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 22, 3 p.m.,
Mildred Sainer Pavilion
Pre-concert talks: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Artist Conversation: Thursday, April 20, 5 p.m., Mildred Sainer Pavilion (free)
Composer/drummer Bobby Previte was awarded the 2015 Greenfield Prize by the Hermitage Artist Retreat to compose a new work, and NMNC will present the world premiere twice, Friday and Saturday.

Special Events

April 9 | 4 p.m.
The Sarasota Wind Quintet

Music by New College Student Composers
College Hall Music Room (free)
In collaboration with the Sarasota Wind Quintet, one of the chamber groups of the Sarasota Orchestra, a number of New College students will take compositions from workshop stage through final completion.

May 17 | 7 p.m.
Electronic Music Class Concert:

The Final Projects
Mildred Sainer Pavilion (free)
As the culmination of Visiting Assistant Professor Mark Dancigers’s Electronic Music class, New College students will present their final projects in a free concert, emphasizing pairings of music and visuals, including short film scores and more.

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Chapter Events

The New College of Florida Alumnae/i Association’s chapter program is designed to strengthen the relationship of alumnae/i with the life of the College. Chapter events and regional online chapter groups provide opportunities for alumnae/i  to participate in social, recreational and educational programs that encourage professional and social networking.

Alumnae/i interested in participating in organizing chapter events and activities are supported by NCAA staff and the communication/events board liaison. These individuals are your link to information about NCAA and the benefits, services and advice that will help make your chapter event a success.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Upcoming Chapter events are planned in the following locations, with dates to be determined.

St. Petersburg, FL
Sarasota, FL
Miami, FL

Previous Events

Feb. 25, Chicago: Alumnae/i gathered at 11:30 a.m. for lunch before at Lovely Kitchen and Cafe, located two blocks from National Improv tournament venue, Vittum Theater. New College’s very own team, “Comedy Friends!” competed in the tournament and placed fourth nationally!

Feb. 2, New York: Alums and students attended the UN Youth Assembly for a special gathering at The Perfect Pint.

Jan. 21, Washington, D.C.; Alums and students on ISP met at the home of NCAA Board Member Jordan Clark ’04.

Jan. 10, Tallahassee: Welcome reception and kickoff for the 2017 Semester in Tallahassee program hosted by Gene Rivers ’74 at Keller Williams Town and Country Realty.

Dec. 3, Miami. New College NCAA Gathering at the home of New College alum Kathleen Zorn ’72 and her spouse Peter Zorn in Coral Gables.

Oct. 27, Atlanta. New College NCAA and NovoNetwork Gathering at Alum Glenn Hendrix ’76 Law Firm.

Oct. 13, Washington, D.C. New College NCAA and Novo Network Gathering alum and student gathering at the National Press Club. Event hosted by Hazel Bradford ’75.

If you have any recommendations on a location or are interested in attending a specific gathering please email!

To let the Foundation know of an upcoming event, or to RSVP for chapter events please contact the NCAA at or 941-487-4684.

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