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_______________________   Newsletter No. 8       Friday, 28 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.


- Grand Opening a Grand Success! -

The Grand Opening Ceremony for Strong College and the renovated Moore-
Strong Hall was a grand success.  Our audience filled all the chairs on 
the lawn and many more people were standing along the sides and in the 
rear of the seating area.  Greetings were offered by Chancellor Debra 
Stewart, Gina Hutchens, our College Council President, and Dr. O’Hara.
Dr. White read a poem she composed for the occasion, “I sing the College
electric” (soon to be available in local bookstores, with apologies to
Walt Whitman).  Thanks are due to many Strong College members for
helping to make it a success: RAs Allen Frady and Charlotte Williams
served on the planning committee organized by the University Development
Office, and Allen along with Kristi Davis, Meg Campbell, Kyle Webster,
and Brandi Maxwell served as ushers and tour guides.

- Haunted Halloween Masquerade Ball Another Grand Success! -

The Strong College Council sponsored a marvelously successful Halloween 
Masquerade last Thursday night in the Junior Common Room.  The 
decorations were spectacular, too, as all who saw them can attest.  (And 
equally marvellous was how the baseless fabric came down that very 
night, and left not a rack behind.)  David Day won the prize for best 
costume, and Pamela Wilson won the prize for best pumpkin — 
congratulations to all!  And special thanks to the College Council’s 
Halloween Committee who made it all possible: Gina Hutchens, Kristi 
Davis, Heather Derrington, Lynn Skinner, and Sherrill Hayes, and many 
others, too.  Gina Hutchens sends her special thanks to all who helped 
out as well: you were all awesome!

- A New Virtual Common Room: STRONG-L -

Strong College now has its own electronic discussion group!  Think of it 
as a virtual common room where members of Strong College can post 
messages back and forth to each other and everyone can listen in on the 
conversation.  Our discussion group, called “Strong-L,” is run by 
listserv software (the ‘L’ in the name stands for ‘list’, as in ‘mailing 
list’), and to participate in it you need an account on one of the 
University computers so you can send e-mail.  If you don’t have an 
account or don’t know how to use e-mail you should pay a visit to the 
computer center in the Bryan Building and they can set you up.  Strong-L
would not be possible without the help of Robert Adams who is acting as
the manager of the group; thank you, Robert!

- 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 -

Jeremy Sarine has a new radio show!  See the calendar below for details.

Allen Frady hosted a discussion on spirituality and Halloween last week 
in the Junior Common Room.

Kathy Ross took her floor on a great trip to the North Carolina Zoo. 

- Poem-of-the-Week -

The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is now appearing on the main 
bulletin board outside the College Office.  This week’s poem is — well, 
what else could it be? — “I sing the College electric” by Laurie White, 
composed specially for the occasion of last week’s ceremony.  (That 
makes it what us high-powered intellectuals call an occasional poem.)  
Check to see if you are mentioned in it (and lots of us are)!


- Monday, 31 October -

7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Committee Room: Informal Bible study every week.  
Everyone is welcome.  For more information call Allen Frady (x1632).

- Tuesday, 1 November -

7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Senior Common Room: Francophones Unifient!  Join the 
Strong College French Society — all levels of ability welcome.  Come 
for conversation, maybe a movie, who knows?  New participants always 
welcome!  (Mark Schumacher, Meg Campbell)

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

- Wednesday, 2 November -

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.

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, 3 November -

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, 4 November -

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 
lots of people will receive an invitation.

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., College Dining Area: Health Sciences Discussion 
Group. Look for RA Allen Frady and Drs. Rob Cannon and Virginia Karb. 
All pre-med, pre-vet, nursing, and related health science students 
invited for informal conversation and socializing over lunch.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.: As part of our continuing efforts to take over the 
airwaves, you may now listen to Strong College’s own Jeremy Sarine on 
“Jeremy’s Show,” WUAG Radio 103.1 FM.

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