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_______________________   Newsletter No. 13      Friday, 2 December 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.


- Special Holiday Tea -

Dr. White and several distinguished culinary guests will host a special 
Holiday Tea on Wednesday the 7th of December.  Lots of delicious home-
made food will be in attendance, and we hope you will be, too.  Don’t 
miss it!  And if you would like to help Dr. White set up for the 
occasion please let her know (or just show up a bit early).

- Strong College Tee Shirts Make Great Holiday Gifts! -

Why not pick up several for your friends and family?  They will be 
available at the Holiday Tea on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., and after that 
from any RA.  Only $6.00! Such a deal!

- A-Caroling We Go -

Join a group of Strong College members to sing Christmas carols, 
Wednesday night December 7th.  Meet at 8:00 p.m. in the Junior Common 
Room; call Kris Davis (x1054) for more information.

- Special Literary Hour on Thursday -

The Strong College Literary Hour takes place each Thursday from 5:00 - 
6:00 p.m. in the Senior Common Room (Room 162), and everyone is invited 
to come and read a favorite poem or story, or just listen in.  This week 
for the second half of the hour Dr. O’Hara will read as a special treat 
Dylan Thomas’ story A Child’s Christmas in Wales.  If you like 
literature, good stories, or just holiday fun you won’t want to miss it.

- Quiet Hours Extended for Exams -

Extended quiet hours for exam period begin in all campus residence halls 
on Thursday, 8 December (Reading Day).  Instead of ending at 10:00 a.m., 
quiet hours continue through the day until 7:00 p.m., and then begin for 
the evening at 8:00 p.m., continuing again until 7:00 p.m. the next day, 
all through the remainder of the semester.  Please remember that even if 
you don’t have an exam on a particular day your neighbors may, and may 
be studying all around you.  Give them your respect and consideration by 
keeping the noise levels down all week.

- News of Members -

Prof. Timothy Johnston, Strong College Fellow, donated a set of the 
compact edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (complete with 
magnifying glass) to the Strong College library!  Now you can hunt 
through it to find the longest word (which Dr. O’Hara already knows).  
Thank you, Prof. Johnston!

Monica Chew gave a wonderful concert of piano music by Bach, Satie, 
Chopin, and others last week in Curry Auditorium.  Well done!

- Poem-of-the-Week -

The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is now appearing on Dr. White’s 
bulletin board outside the College Office.  This week’s poem, because 
everyone should keep the pressure of exams in perspective, is Walt 
Whitman’s “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” (1865).


- Monday, 5 December -

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, 6 December -

7:00 p.m., Senior Common Room: Special musical edition of the Strong 
College French Society!  Our own Shekinah Shahid-el and Monica Chew will 
perform pieces by several dead French guys (they were alive when the 
pieces were written, we suspect).  Food and conversation go along with 
the performance and both are free.  Don’t miss it!

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, 7 December (Last Day of Classes) -

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Junior Common Room: President’s Holiday Tea!  Stop by 
the JCR for some delicious goodies and informal conversation.  It’s the 
social event of the Strong College week.  (Laurie White)

8:00 p.m., Junior Common Room: Meet to go Christmas caroling.  Call Kris 
(x1054) for more information.

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, 8 December (Reading Day) -

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!  
This week’s special: Dr. O’Hara will read Dylan Thomas’ story A Child’s 
Christmas in Wales.  (Laurie White, Ann Smith)

- Friday, 9 December (First Day of Exams) -

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.: College Dining Area: Senior Common Room Lunch, 
for Fellows of Strong College and invited students.  This will be the 
last Senior Common Room lunch until next semester.

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.

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