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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 30 August 1996 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 66

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Borders Bookstore Breakaway!

Books, books, and more books! If you love books, to browse, read, study, or covet, then join our own Adam Cox and Pam Bulgin this Sunday for the first Borders Bookstore Breakaway. On the first Sunday of each month a group of Strong College folk will take a ride out to Borders, the best bookstore in Greensboro, where you can spend two or three hours just browsing around. The campus bookstore is fine for textbooks but it doesn’t have much of anything else; Borders is the bookstore of your dreams. There is even a coffee shop there if you want to have lunch! The group will assemble at 12:00 noon in the Junior Common Room for the ride out (so be on time), and they will return about 3:00 p.m. This will be a treat for everyone, so don’t miss it. And come again next month!

Chat About University Life with Strong College Fellows

Attention, Strong College Freshmen: there are still a few places in our friendly and delightful Introduction to University Life seminar with Strong College Fellows! Do you crave personal attention? Do you want to get to know a faculty member and find out what the faculty do? Do you want to get a personal tour around the campus to see some of the University’s academic highlights? Then you should sign up for one of the last spaces in the University Life seminar, because it starts next week! A complete description is on the bulletin board outside the College Office, and the sign-up sheet is there as well. Don’t miss this opportunity to start the year off right.

Emergency!

Are you a fan of the hit TV show ER? Then come join Eric Harrington and a host of other Strong College people just like you for the first ER social hour, Thursday night (and every Thursday night thereafter) from 10:00–11:00 p.m. in the Star Chamber. Stethoscope optional.

And speaking of hit TV shows, don’t forget to join us for Star Trek every Saturday night at 7:00 p.m., too!

Welcome to Professor Marsh

Strong College is very pleased to welcome Professor Carol Marsh of the School of Music as a new Strong College Fellow. Professor Marsh will be joining us for Tea and for all sorts of other College events, and she will give added grace to our musical life. Please make her feel welcome.

Grand Opening Tea a Grand Success!

Last Tuesday’s Grand Opening Tea, hosted by Dr. White, was splendid fun! All in attendance will be immortalized by their signatures on an elegant panel drawn by our own David Day, a panel that will eventually appear in the Library along with those from past High Teas. Strong College Tea is the social event of the week, and it takes place every Tuesday in the Junior Common Room from 4:30–5:30 p.m. Come every week, all year long, and your life will be complete.

Blue Lemur Opening a Grand Success!

The Blue Lemur Coffee Bar opened this week for the new year and all in attendance are agreed that it was a grand success. The coffee and the conversation flowed, the cards were dealt, and the movie played (Leaving Las Vegas), and a grand time was had by all thanks to the efforts of our own benevolent coffee-despot Tim Owens. The Blue Lemur will be open every Wednesday night from 9:00 p.m. until midnight in the Committee Room—if you miss it you will be missing something very special.

Campus Civility Report

The Junior Common Room will now occasionally carry for your browsing pleasure the Sunday Times of London, one of the pinnacles of world journalism. It will be coming to us courtesy of Pam Bulgin and Mac Bulgin—please leave it in the JCR newspaper basket each week for all to enjoy.

The Strong College Library has received donations in the past few weeks from many people, including Laura Hill, Charna Howson, Jood Schachtschneider, and Janice Tulloss. This sort of personal generosity is what has made Strong College—thank you!

Poem-of-the-Week

The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is posted on the bulletin board outside the College Office. This week’s poem is J.V. Cunningham’s “For a College Yearbook” (1960):

Somewhere on these bare rocks in some bare hall,
Perhaps unrecognized, wisdom and learning
Flash like a beacon on a sleeper’s wall,
Ever distant and dark, ever returning.

STRONG COLLEGE CALENDAR

Sunday, 1 September

7:00–8:00 p.m., Star Chamber: Star Trek Voyager! Start the year off right! (Bob O’Hara)

Monday, 2 September

4:00–5:00 p.m., Senior Common Room: First Literary Hour of the year! We sit around and read favorite pieces of literature, or just listen to other people read. Everyone is invited, especially new College members! (Laurie White)

Tuesday, 3 September

4:30–5:30 p.m., Junior Common Room: Strong College Tea! Stop by the JCR for food and drink and informal conversation. It’s the social event of the Strong College week. (Laurie White)

10:00–10:45 p.m., Committee Room: Strong College Council Meeting! Everyone is invited to help plan Strong College Social events and get to meet a whole host of enthusiastic Strong College members. The Croquet Tournament will be here before we know it, and we will be making plans soon. Join us! (Rachel Wojnar)

Wednesday, 4 September

9:00 p.m.–12:00 midnight, Committee Room: The Blue Lemur Coffee Bar! (Tim Owens)

Thursday, 5 September

10:00–11:00 p.m., Star Chamber: ER watchers’ group! Join us for medical excitement. (Eric Harrington)

Friday, 6 September

12:00 noon, Strong College Dining Area in the Caf: Lunch for Strong College Fellows.

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