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_______________________   Newsletter No. 15       Friday, 6 January 1995
__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! -

Welcome back and happy new year to all returning members of Strong 
College!  We hope the coming semester will be successful and rewarding 
for all.

- Welcome a New Member of the Strong College Staff -

Ms. Shirley Delva, a graduate student in the UNCG School of Education, 
joins the Strong College staff this semester.  Ms. Delva will be 
carrying out many of the daily Resident Director duties that Dr. O’Hara 
performed during the Fall, such as building maintenance, administration 
of hall finances, and most disciplinary proceedings.  She and Dr. O’Hara 
will be working together closely for the first few weeks of the 
semester, and thereafter Dr. O’Hara will be concentrating his efforts on 
the development of our formal and informal academic activities and on 
the future growth of Strong College in his capacity as Senior Tutor.  
After a bit of “musical rooms” Ms. Delva may be found in Room 145, and 
Dr. O’Hara in Room 140.  Please introduce yourself to Ms. Delva and 
welcome her to our community of Strong men and women.

- Who’s Who (Being a Brief Outline of Strong College Faculty & Staff) -

President: Dr. Laurie L. White (140), Honors Program and Center for
   Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts

Senior Tutor: Dr. Robert J. O’Hara (140), Center for Critical Inquiry
   in the Liberal Arts and Department of Biology

   Prof. Bruce J. Caldwell, Economics
   Prof. Kenneth L. Caneva, History
   Prof. Robert E. Cannon, Biology
   Ms. Brenda M. Cooper, Alumni Affairs
   Ms. Linda C. Danford, Classical Studies
   Prof. Stephen C. Danford, Physics and Astronomy
   Prof. Susan B. Haire, Political Science
   Mr. Jerry W. Harrelson, Admissions
   Dean Timothy D. Johnston, CCILA and Psychology
   Dean Virginia B. Karb, Nursing
   Ms. Toni F. Knight, Education
   Prof. Derek Krueger, Religious Studies
   Prof. Julian Lombardi, Biology
   Prof. Marilyn May Lombardi, English
   Dr. Charles H. Lyons, International Programs
   Ms. Karen L. Meyers, English
   Prof. Sarah M. Robinson, Exercise & Sport Science
   Mr. Mark Schumacher, Jackson Library
   Ms. Sheila Schurer, Arts and Sciences
   Dean Susan C. Shelmerdine, Classical Studies

Associate: Mr. Carl Schurer, Photographer
Honorary Associate: Charles Vere, Lord Burford

Resident Director: Ms. Shirley Delva (145)

Resident Assistants:
   Mr. Thomas J. Dort (122)   Ms. Kathryn R. Ross (167)
   Mr. Allen R. Frady (222)   Ms. Veronica L. Stroud (322)
   Mr. Woto Nyomba (267)      Ms. Charlotte R. Williams (367)

North Housekeeper: Ms. Virginia Cherry (161)
South Housekeeper: Ms. Eva Hicks (135)

Strong College Council:
   Ms. Gina D. Hutchens, President (111)
   Mr. Lynn Skinner, Vice President (272)
   Ms. Pamela J. Wilson, Secretary (370)
   Ms. Rocetia L. Robinson, Residence Halls Association Rep. (169)

- Where’s Where (Being an Outline of Celebrated Strong College Places) -

The College Office (140), where you can stop by to chat with Dr. White 
or Dr. O’Hara, leave items for the Newsletter, and generally partake of 
the rarefied atmosphere.

The Junior Common Room (136), the living room of Strong College, 
complete with piano.  The JCR is the home of the President’s Tea, every 
Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.  Open at all times.

The Game Room (130), with TV, pool table, card table, and vending 
machines.  Open at all times.

The Library (330), established through the generous donations of 
students and faculty.  The Library has a growing collection of general-
interest books, and several computers.  It is open during posted hours 
thanks to the efforts of our team of volunteer librarians, and locked at 
other times.  (The Library staff will be meeting during the first week 
of the semester to work out a schedule for the coming term.)

The Senior Common Room (162), the faculty common room used for faculty-
sponsored events such as the French Society and the Strong College 
Literary Hour.  Strong College faculty have keys.

The Committee Room (230), headquarters of the Strong College Council and 
used by the Council and other recognized student organizations in Strong 
College.  Strong College Council officers have keys.

The Star Chamber (362), formerly the smoking room, now our non-smoking 
TV room, complete with a Pepsi machine.  Watch Star Trek here.  (There 
are reputed to be other things that one can watch on TV, but we don’t 
know anything about them.)  Open at all times.

The Virtual Common Room (Strong-L in cyberspace), our email discussion
group for all Strong College members.  Check the instructions on Dr.
O’Hara’s bulletin board outside the College Office for instructions on
how to sign up.  Open at all times for sure.

- Poem-of-the-Week -

The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is now appearing on the bulletin
board outside the College Office.  Our first poem for 1995 is Emily
Dickinson’s gem-like lyric “Answer, July.”


- Sunday, 8 January (1995!) -

11:00 a.m.: Moore-Strong Hall reopens for the Spring Semester.

- Wednesday, 11 January -

8:00 a.m.(ugh): Classes resume.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Junior Common Room: First President’s Tea of 1995! 
Stop by the JCR for food and drink and informal conversation.  It’s the 
social event of the Strong College week.  (Laurie White)

- Friday, 13 January (uh-oh) -

12:00 noon, Strong College Dining Area: First Senior Common Room lunch, 
for Strong College Fellows.

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