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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Sunday, 26 April 1998 | Special Edition — Late Regatta Issue | Newsletter No. 120

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fourth Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta a Grand Success!

The sun was shining (unlike last week), the wind was blowing (to the considerable advantage of boats with sails), the creek was flowing (thanks to the work of the Strong College Corps of Engineers), and a spectacular time was had by all the multitudes at the Fourth Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta, our best Regatta ever.

And the Winners Are…

Thousands of prizes were awarded in hundreds of categories, but the three top finishers in the principal divisions of speed, beauty, and creativity were:

   Head of the Buffalo 1998:   Sabrina Payne with The Basket Case
             Prettiest Boat:   Cecilia Ruth Lance with The Garden Weasels
         Most Original Boat:   Michelle Marcelais with Caf Creation

The final heat between The Basket Case and Tim Williams’ boat The Wanderlust was intense, but the wind filled the sails of The Basket Case and it crossed the finish line first. The names of these winners will go down in the annals of the College and will be remembered for a thousand years.

Congratulations to All the Entrants

Competition is nothing without competitors! There were a record total of 36 boats entered in this year’s Regatta! In order of their registration they were: The Grapes of Wrath (Denise Tucker and Laurie White), The Bonds of Beauty (Laurie White and Denise Tucker), Sailing (Frances Lake), Goldie (Bob and Connie Berry), Yellow Submarine (C.J. Heidel), Killer (Jay Ewing and Greg Shealy), Water Weable (Chris Butler and Brenda Loehfelm), H.M.S. Death Star (Room 220), U.S.S. Dark Side (Evan Brown), The Stalag 13 Special (Malisa Myers), Caf Creation (Michelle Marcelais), Relics for Lopez (Michelle Marcelais, Jon Buford, and Hollie Jones), Cleopatra’s Barge (Pam Bulgin), Cornelia Strong College Train Station (Kathleen Lance), The Floating Gift (Cecilia Ruth Lance and Kathleen Lance), The Garden Weasels (Cecilia Ruth Lance), The Millard (Scott Thomason), The Colored Froggies (Room 208), The Purple Jet (Kim Fales), Striped Mess (Matt Yates), In the Pink (Shelly McLain), Le Coeur d’Elvis (Sara Pulley), S.S. Hale-Bopp (Todd Thomason), H.M.S. Kasey (George Woodfin), Eric’s Float (Eric Tysinger), The Basket Case (Bri Payne), Superjudge (Sherrill Hayes and Dave Day), Blue Lemur (Tim Owens and Heather Lloyd), The #2 (Laura Lloyd), Shirley’s Boat Life (Shirley McLain), U.S.S. Mitali (Rosanne Harriott), The Wanderlust (Tim Williams), Hattie B. (Tom Kirby-Smith), “A” Boat (Amanda Waterhouse), and Christina’s Boat (Christina Caltagirone). The wonderful showing made by all these boats made the Regatta the wonderful event that is was. Thanks and congratulations to everyone!

A Million Helpers!

The Regatta would not be possible without the help of a gazillion Strong College people! We are grateful to (and we hope we get everyone): Adam Cox, Sherrill Hayes, C.J. Heidel, Cecilia Ruth Lance, Kathleen Lance, Heather Lloyd, Bob O’Hara, Tim Owens, Scott Thomason, Eric Tysinger, Tim Williams, Kelly Woodfin, and George and Kasey Woodfin for helping to set up; the Strong College Corps of Engineers including Tim Owens (Generalissimo), Heather Lloyd (Adjunct-Generalissimo), Sherrill Hayes, C.J. Heidel, and Tim Williams; Cecilia Ruth Lance, Kathleen Lance,and Scott Thomason for buying the food; Ken Caneva and Jan Tulloss for officiating; Amanda Minter and Jan Tulloss for ice and coolers; Sherrill Hayes and Eric Tysinger for being chefs du jour; Bob O’Hara for the program; Kyle Webster for the magnificent program illustration; C.J. Heidel for the award certificates; Michelle Marcelais and Laurie White for prize shopping and judging; Shelly McLain for being the official starter; Bob O’Hara and Dave Norton for the trophy; and C.J. Heidel, Cecilia Ruth Lance, Kathleen Lance, Heather Lloyd, Laura Lloyd, Bob O’Hara, Tim Owens, Scott Thomason, Todd Thomason, Tim Williams, Kelly Woodfin, and George and Kasey Woodfin for cleaning up! All these people show Strong College at its best!

Poem-of-the-Week

The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is posted on the bulletin board outside the College Office and is usually reprinted here. This week’s poem is John Masefield’s “Sea-Fever” (1912), for all the captains of the day:

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely seas and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

STRONG COLLEGE CALENDAR

27 April (Monday), 9:00 p.m., Committee Room — The Blue Lemur Coffee Bar with the usual free coffee!

28 April (Tuesday), 4:30 p.m., Junior Common Room — College Tea! It’s the social event of the week.

28 April (Tuesday), 9:00 p.m., Committee Room — College Council Meeting. (Scott Thomason)

29 April (Wednesday), 8:00 p.m., Star Chamber — Star Trek: Voyager! (Michelle Marcelais and Bob O’Hara)

29 April (Wednesday), 10:00 p.m., Star Chamber — South Park. (Ryan Kelly and the College Players)

30 April (Thursday), 4:30 p.m., Senior Common Room — Cornelian Literary Society. (Laurie White)

30 April (Thursday), 4:30 p.m., Star Chamber — Bible Study Group. (Stephanie Hoover and Jon Buford)

1 May (Friday), 12:00 noon, Strong College section in the Caf — Fellows’ and Students’ Lunch.

5 May (Tuesday), 4:30 p.m., Junior Common Room — Grand Spectacular End-of-Year College Tea!

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