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_______________________   Newsletter No. 14      Friday, 9 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.


- Study Hard, and Have a Wonderful Break! -

The President and Fellows of Strong College wish all our undergraduate 
members the best of success in their exams, and a happy and peaceful 
holiday season.  We look forward to your return next year!

- New Staff Member Joining Us Next Semester -

We are very pleased to announce that a new staff member will be joining 
us this coming semester!  Ms. Shirley Delva, a graduate student in the 
UNCG School of Education, will be taking over many of the daily Resident 
Director duties from Dr. O’Hara, who will be enabled thereby to devote 
more of his time to developing Strong College programs and activities 
for the coming year in his capacity as Senior Tutor.  Ms. Delva is 
originally from Haiti, and she did her undergraduate work at the 
University of Florida.  Please introduce yourself to Ms. Delva when the 
new term begins, and welcome her to our community of Strong men and 

- The New Year Also Brings a New Chancellor -

The new year will also mark the arrival of Dr. Patricia Sullivan as the 
new Chancellor of the University.  Strong College welcomes Dr. Sullivan 
to Greensboro and to the University, and hopes she will be able to join 
us for tea sometime during the coming semester to meet all our members.

- The Tree!  The Tree! -

Many thanks to all who decorated the lovely tree in the Junior Common 
Room, and thanks especially to Pam Wilson who loaned us the tree itself.  
(And thanks also to Brandi Maxwell, who loaned us a smaller tree which 
graces the Senior Common Room.)  (We are a new College, y’know, and 
these things take a long time to grow.)

- Last President’s Tea of the Year! -

This will be your last chance to join President White for tea in 1994.  
Stop by the JCR this Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. for snacks and conversation.  
It’s the study break of the Strong College week!

- Strong College Tee Shirts Make Great Holiday Gifts! -

Why not pick up several for your friends and family?  They will be 
available at tea on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., and are also available at 
any time from your RA.  Only $6.00!  Such a deal!

- Quiet Hours Extended for Exams -

Extended quiet hours for exam period are now in effect in all campus 
residence halls.  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.  Let them have your respect and consideration by keeping the 
noise levels down all week.

- Cyberspace Never Closes (Strong-L Open Over Break) -

Why not keep in touch with your fellow Strong College members over break 
through Strong-L, our e-mail discussion group?  Moore-Strong Hall may be
closed, but Strong College’s virtual common room will stay open for

- 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 lines come from 
Alfred Tennyson’s In Memoriam (1850), and for the holidays we print them 
here as well:

                Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
                The flying cloud, the frosty light:
                The year is dying in the night;
                Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

                Ring out the old, ring in the new,
                Ring happy bells, across the snow;
                The year is going, let him go:
                Ring out the false, ring in the true.


It’s going to be a quiet week in Strong College

- Wednesday, 14 December -

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Junior Common Room: President’s Tea!  Stop by the JCR 
for some delicious goodies and informal conversation.  It’s the social 
event of the Strong College week.  This will be the last President’s Tea 
of 1994.  See you all in 1995!  (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.

- Friday, 16 December -

Last day of exams (yippee!).

- Saturday, 17 December -

10:00 a.m.: Moore-Strong Hall closes for winter break.  Please remember 
to unplug all electrical appliances, close your windows, take out your 
trash, and lock your door behind you.  Enjoy the holidays!

- Sunday, 8 January 1995 -

2:00 p.m.: Moore-Strong Hall re-opens for the Spring Semester.

OFFICIAL DISCLAIMERS:  Nothing here is official.  Please don’t sue us.  
No caffeine.  Mr. Daniel looks like a spaniel.  All trademarks are the 
property of their owners.  No refills.  For external use only.  Soft 
shoulders.  This does not represent the official policy of the United 
States Government, the State of North Carolina, or the Angolan Christmas 
Tree Mining Co.  Void where prohibited by law.  No one under 17 admitted 
without parent or guardian.  Wait three minutes before restarting.  Your 
mileage may vary.  Please recycle.  Rules subject to change without 
notice.  Very low sodium.  Keep out of reach of children.  Store in a 
cool dry place.  Does not include tax, title, or destination charges.  
The right of translation is reserved.  Per aspera ad astra!

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