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Scroll through the links and information below to find out what you’ll need to know as you begin your studies at New Saint Andrews College.
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The Latin class is divided into two groups: Honors and Non-Honors Latin. A placement test is given during Prologus week to determine into which class a student enrolls.
There is a vocal skills component for Music during the Freshman year. For some Freshmen this will be participation on the college choir; for others it will be a vocal technique class. The music director will hear all Freshmen sing during Prologus week and direct each student into one or other of these options.
It is in these small groups that the instructor is able to push his/her students to greater depth of understanding, increased clarity of expression and more thoughtful interaction with the ideas central to the class.
Jerusalem Sevens is a men’s sevens rugby league. It’s intra-mural (literally, inside “the wall”) with three game days during the Jerusalem academic term. Depending on participation, we have three or four teams, and the winning team is awarded a trophy on the final game day. It’s NSA’s oldest sport.
Nicea Women’s Volleyball League plays during Nicea academic term, obviously. There are three game days and the are either played at the Logos Field House, or at The HIRC (Moscow’s rec gym). Practices are held at UI’s PEB (Physical Education Building).
Westminster Term Soccer League is our newest league. It’s a co-ed soccer league that plays during Westminster Term. Most of our games last year were played at Guy Wicks Field at UI. A trophy is awarded to the winning team.
You can sell many of your books back to the bookstore during Westminster term. The Bookstore Manager will send out a list of books that will be accepted – check your books against that list and make sure they are in decent condition, and then bring them in to the bookstore. You will receive credit on your student account or the bookstore will write you a check, whichever you prefer.
We recognize that any specific dress code can always be circumvented in effect while obeyed in the letter. Therefore we urge our students to work at establishing a Christian culture, not only in our cultivation of mind, but also in our manners and appearance. Matriculating students who have earned 32 credits toward their degree program qualify to acquire and wear academic robes at appropriate college functions. Qualified students must wear academic robes to Disputatio sessions, all oral exams, Convocation, and any other occasions where they are called for. The robes embellish, but do not replace, the standard semiformal dress.
Student robes may be purchased from the college Bookstore.
Appropriate male dress begins with the foundation–a button down shirt tucked into long pants with a belt and dress shoes. Upperclassmen (sophomores to grad students) are allowed to wear smart denim pants (jeans); lowerclassmen are restricted to the following: khakis, corduroys, and other dress pants (no jeans). The other element of the men’s dress guidelines has to do with “dressing up the foundation.” The men are to dress up their outfit with at least two dress-ups. Appropriate dress-ups are as follows: a necktie, a sweater or sweater vest, a jacket, or dress pants (e.g. khakis, corduroys, dress slacks).
Appropriate female dress should be beautiful, modest, and professional. The base principle is that a woman should not look out of place at the same event as a man who is wearing a coat and tie (or the equivalent, as specified in the men’s dress code). Appropriate female dress begins with the foundation: a dress, skirt & nice top, or dress pants & nice top, and dress shoes. Female upperclassmen (sophomores to grad students) are allowed to wear denim pants (jeans). However, in order for jeans to be appropriate they must qualify as dress pants, which means they must be a dark wash in a dressy cut without fading or tears. Leggings or tights may not be worn in place of pants. The women are to dress up this foundation with a dress-up (two dress-ups when wearing jeans). Dress-up items include jewelry, dressy scarves, heels and blazers. Hair styles and makeup can also dress an outfit up or down, but these should be considered part of the foundation rather than as add-ons.
These guidelines describe a minimum requirement of dress that is meant to inform the students’ understanding of the dress code. Again, please remember that a student may technically follow these guidelines without achieving the appropriate standard of dress. When faculty or staff members believe a student’s pattern of dress and behavior violates the intent of the dress policy, they will inform the Director of Student Affairs, who will meet with the student and prescribe appropriate corrective actions. If the student fails to follow the prescribed corrective actions and/or continues conduct which violates the dress policy in his or her pattern of dress and behavior, the Director of Student Affairs will bring the student before the Disciplinary Hearing Board. The Board will hear the accusation and supporting evidence, and will also hear any denial or other remarks, if any, from the student. The Board will then present a recommendation to the Provost, who will make a final determination on the matter.
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