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_______________________   Newsletter No. 7       Friday, 21 October 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.


- What a Busy Week -

There are so many things happening this week in Strong College that we 
can hardly keep them all straight!

- The Official Grand Opening Ceremony, Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. -

This is the big event you’ve all been waiting for: The University’s 
official grand re-dedication of Moore-Strong Hall and opening of Strong 
College.  The Chancellor and Trustees of the University will be there, 
along with alumni, faculty, and all sorts of other people.  The Strong 
College Fellows will all be dressed up in academic robes, and a grand
time will be had by all.  You are very strongly urged to attend (and
besides, there will be free food, not to mention some music).  The
ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. on the east lawn in front of Moore-
Strong Hall, and it will be followed by a reception in the Junior Common
Room.  Be there!  (And wear your Strong College tee shirt proudly.)

- Haunted Halloween Masquerade Ball! -

The Strong College Council presents the Great Halloween Masquerade Ball, 
Thursday, October 27th from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in the Junior Common 
Room!  Refreshments, dancing, tombstones, pumpkins, palm reading, and 
more!  Strong College members $2.00 ($1.00 with a Gold Card); members 
may bring one guest for an additional $1.00 (only one guest per Strong 
College member, please).  Everyone is encouraged to dress up (though it 
is not required), and there will be a prize for the best costume.  All 
residents of Moore-Strong Hall should receive invitation cards under 
their doors; please return the cards right away to Gina Hutchens (Room 
111), or call her at x1186 for more information.  (Admission will be 
more at the door, so get your tickets in advance.)  Wow!

- Pumpkin Carving Contest! -

Bring your carved pumpkin on Tuesday morning October 25th to Gina 
Hutchens (Room 111) or on Tuesday afternoon October 25th to Heather 
Derrington (Room 118).  Your pumpkin will be displayed in the Junior 
Common Room on Wednesday and Thursday, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize 
ribbons will be awarded to the best ones of the bunch!

- Kill Off Your Roommate or Friend -

Well, sort of… Write an epitaph (ten words maximum) and return it to 
either Sherrill Hayes (Room 211) or Heather Derrington (Room 118) with 
25¢, and they will prepare a custom-made tombstone that will be 
displayed at the Halloween Dance.  Please reply by Tuesday, October 

- Need a Quiet Place to Study? -

Visit the Strong College Library (your library, Room 330).  Thanks to 
our crack team of volunteer librarians it is open for your reading and 
studying pleasure Sunday 7:00 - 11:00 p.m., and Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 
5:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

- News of Members -

Andrew Payne’s father, Mr. John L. Payne, very generously donated 
another IBM-compatible computer to the Strong College Library.  We thank 
him indeed for his gift!

- Poem-of-the-Week -

The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is now appearing on Dr. White’s 
bulletin board outside the College Office.  For this celebratory week 
our poem is “I think continually of those who were truly great,” a short 
masterpiece by Stephen Spender (1933).


- Monday, 24 October -

7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.: Strong College Movie Night, sponsored by the 
College Council.  Check your local bulletin board for more information.

- Tuesday, 25 October (St. Crispin’s Day) -

7:00 p.m., Senior Common Room: Francophones Unifient! … Pour une 
Soirée Improvisé.  Elle est comme “Evening at the Improv,” mais vous 
êtes le comédien.  C’est un soir de jeu d’amusement, et de drame … venez 
avec du jambon et du fromage … au sens figuré, bien-sûr (demandez à Meg 
Campbell).  N’oubliez-pas: la nourriture est gratuite.  ***Notez: la 
grammaire ne représentent pas de groupe***.

8:00 p.m., Senior Common Room: Dr. O’Hara will be showing Kenneth 
Branagh’s production of Shakespeare’s Henry V — come see one of the 
great dramatic stories of all time, and a great modern film!  (And 
appreciate the strange and marvellous irony of watching it immediately 
after the French Soirée.)  Everyone welcome.

- Wednesday, 26 October -

4:00  p.m., East Lawn and Junior Common Room: The Official Grand Opening 
of Strong College and the re-dedication of Moore-Strong Hall.  
Refreshments will be served, and everyone is invited.  See above for 

7:00 and 9:00 p.m. or thereabouts, Committee Room: Another Strong 
College Movie Night, sponsored by the Strong College Council.  At 7:00 
p.m. Rockula, and at 9:00 p.m. The Lost Boys.

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

- Thursday, 27 October -

5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Senior Common Room: Strong College Literary Hour.  
Everyone invited!  Bring a short piece to read aloud (your favorite 
poem, a piece of a short story, or a speech from a play, for example), 
or just join us and listen in.  New participants are always welcome!  
(Laurie White, Ann Smith)

- Friday, 28 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 
most everyone will receive an invitation.  (The location will be a bit 
vague this week since our dining area has been commandeered for a 
Halloween event.)

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.: College Dining Area: A first meeting for the 
Health Sciences discussion group!  Look for RA Allen Frady and Drs. Rob 
Cannon and Virginia Karb, somewhere in the vicinity of the Caf TV.  We 
plan to move this group into the Strong College Dining Area next week, 
and have it as a regular event every week at this time.  All pre-med, 
pre-vet, nursing, and related health science students invited for 
informal conversation and socializing over lunch.

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