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_______________________   Newsletter No. 4     Friday, 30 September 1994
__Per aspera ad astra__

Items for the Strong College Newsletter may be submitted at any time
to the College Office (Room 140), and by 12:00 noon on Thursdays for 
inclusion in the next week’s issue.  Events are open to all members of 
Strong College unless otherwise indicated.


- Welcome to Families! -

A hearty Strong College greeting to any parents and other family members 
who may be here this weekend in connection with the University’s Family 
Weekend.  We hope you will enjoy your visit, and will come back often!  
Dr. White and Dr. O’Hara and all the Strong College staff are always 
happy to have parents and other family members of our students stop by 
for a visit.

- Strong College Library Opens -

The Library is open!  The Strong College Library, Room 330, is now open 
for our members’ use.  The current hours are: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Monday 
through Thursday, and 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.  The 
Library has been established through the cooperative efforts of many 
members and friends of Strong College who have donated books and other 
materials.  The collection will continue to grow through the year and 
the facilities in general will get better and better.  Special thanks 
are due our volunteer librarians, without whose help the Library 
couldn’t run: Meg Campbell, Tara Cowan, Heather Derrington, Tricia 
Esposito, Kristen Fisher, Gina Hutchens, Brandi Maxwell, Woto Nyomba, 
Jena Poindexter, Kisha Robinson, Jeremy Sarine, Ann Smith, Rifkin Young, 
and head librarian Susan Wyant.

- News of Members -

Naiya Becker’s poem “Passages” will be published soon.  Congratulations 
to Naiya on what we are sure will be the first of many more to come!

Several Strong College musicians participated in Joseph M. Bryan 
Recognition Day in downtown Greensboro on the 9th of September: Monica 
Chew, Lisa DiLuigi, Richard Glass, Keith Grush, Shekinah Shahid-el, and 
Robert Stockburger.  Thanks to them all!

- Gardens and Grounds -

Sheila Schurer and Bob O’Hara met recently to talk about gardening and 
landscaping possibilities for Strong College during the coming year and 
into the future.  Any students who expressed interest in gardening and 
landscaping should have received note from Ms. Schurer already.  If you 
haven’t heard from anyone but are interested in joining in (and getting 
your hands dirty), be sure to come to the President’s Tea on October 5th 
and look for Ms. Schurer, or give her a call at x5241.

- President’s Tea -

All members of Strong College are invited every week to the President’s 
Tea, which takes place Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Junior Common 
Room.  This informal social hour is the perfect time and place to meet 
some of your neighbors and to make new friends.  Be there!  (That means 

- Poem-of-the-Week -

A new tradition begins: The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is now 
appearing on the bulletin board outside the College Office.  This week’s 
poem is Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night.”

  Do not go gentle into that good night,
  Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
  Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

  Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
  Because their words had forked no lightning they
  Do not go gentle into that good night.

  Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
  Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
  Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

  Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
  And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
  Do not go gentle into that good night.

  Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
  Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
  Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

  And you, my father, there on the sad height,
  Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
  Do not go gentle into that good night.
  Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


(Anyone who wants to announce an event or happening of any kind is free 
to insert a notice in this calendar — just bring your text to the 
College Office and give it to Dr. O’Hara, or slip it under the door if 
he isn’t there.)

- Everyday -

Come join your fellow Strong College members for breakfast, lunch, and 
dinner in the Caf — we eat in the raised section of the State Dining 
Room, right behind the food serving room.  Bring your roommates and 
neighbors, too!

- Tuesday, 4 October -

7:00 p.m., Senior Common Room: Parlez-vous Francais?  Organizational 
meeting for a grass roots French interest society!  (Meg Campbell and 
Mark Schumacher)

10:00 - 10:45 p.m., Committee Room: Strong College Council meeting.  
Help to plan all sorts of events and activities for Strong College — 
get involved!  (Gina Hutchens, President)

- Wednesday, 5 October -

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Junior Common Room: President’s Tea.  All Strong 
College members are invited to this informal social hour.  It’s the 
social event of the Strong College week.  (Strong College Gardeners 
should look for Ms. Schurer at Tea this week to talk about plans for the 
Strong College grounds.)

11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.: Listen to Strong College’s own Kathy Ross on 
“The ’Eighties Show,” WUAG Radio, 103.1 FM.

- Friday, 7 October -

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.: College Dining Area: Senior Common Room Lunch, 
for Fellows of Strong College and invited students.  The Fellows will be 
inviting a few students to join them each week, so that over the year 
everyone will receive an invitation at least once.


Tuesday, 25 October: St. Crispin’s Day, when gentlemen in England now a-
bed shall think themselves accursed they were not here!  Watch for more 

Wednesday, 26 October: The University’s official rededication ceremony 
for Moore-Strong Hall, and opening ceremony for Cornelia Strong College.  
Famous people, funny clothes, and a good time for all.

Thursday, 27 October: A “Howl”oween Masquerade!  10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 
in the Junior Common Room, sponsored by the Strong College Council.  
Watch for more details.

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