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_______________________   Newsletter No. 12     Friday, 25 November 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 Back! -

The President and Fellows hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving 
break, and wish everyone success during the remainder of the term.

- The New Old TV Room -

Thanks to the good offices of our housekeeping staff, the one-time 
Smoking Room (Room 362) has now been converted into a non-smoking TV 
room for your amusement and edification.  As a Smoking Room the space 
just didn’t work well because there wasn’t adequate ventilation and the 
carpet absorbed too much of the smoke.  The whole room has now been 
cleaned, and the TV is up and running, so all Strong College members are 
invited to make use of this room in addition to the Game Room for 
general TV viewing.  (It has a Pepsi machine in it, too.)

- Special Holiday Tea -

Dr. White and several distinguished culinary guests will host a special 
Holiday Tea on Wednesday the 7th of December.  Hardboileds, toffee, 
fudge and allsorts, crunches, cracknels, humbugs, glaciers, marzipan, 
and butterwelsh for the Welsh.  Or at least home-made cookies and other 
goodies.  Don’t miss it!  And if you would like to help Dr. White set up 
for this happy occasion please speak to her this week at tea; she will 
be glad for your help.

- Feed the Birds -

Take a peek at the new bird feeder attached to the window in the Junior 
Common Room, and see how long it takes the birds (and the squirrels) to 
find it.  If it is successful, the Senior Tutor will provide regular 
ornithological reports in this space through the winter.  Stay tuned.

- 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.

- Have a Maintenance Problem in Moore-Strong Hall? -

Remember you can always call the new fix-it line, 334-FIXT (FIXT from 
campus phones), and the maintenance staff will get to it as soon as 

- 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 Richard 
Wilbur’s “First Snow in Alsace” (1947).


- Everyday -

Join your fellow Strong College members in our section of the Caf for 
breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  We eat in the raised area of the room 
just off the main serving room (to the left of the large screen 

- Monday, 28 November -

8:00 - 9:00 p.m., Committee Room: Informal Bible study every week.  
Everyone is welcome.  For more information call Allen Frady (x1632).

9:00 - 10:30 p.m., Committee Room: Women’s Self Defense Class for all 
interested Strong College women.  Instructors: Woto Nyomba, Strong 
College RA and United Martial Arts Club Vice President, and Jonathan 
Plyler, UMAC Black Belt Committee.

- Tuesday, 29 November -

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, 30 November -

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Junior Common Room: What? You haven’t been to the 
President’s Tea yet?  Here’s another chance for you: stop by the JCR for 
a snack and informal conversation.  It’s the social event of the Strong 
College week.  (Laurie White)

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.

- Thursday, 1 December -

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, 2 December -

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.: Listen to Strong College’s own Jeremy Sarine on 
“Jeremy’s Show,” WUAG Radio 103.1 FM.


Wednesday, 7 December: A special President’s Tea for the Holidays, with 
home-made cookies and all kinds of other good stuff.  Don’t miss it!

Thursday, 8 December: A special Strong College Literary Hour in the 
Senior Common Room: Dr. O’Hara will read Dylan Thomas’s story A Child’s 
Christmas in Wales.

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