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_______________________   Newsletter No. 16      Friday, 13 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.


- The Senior Tutor’s Award -

Strong College is an academic community, and one of its reasons for 
being is to encourage academic excellence among its members.  In keeping 
with the goals of our College, Dr. O’Hara will present this week the 
first Senior Tutor’s Awards to those Strong College undergraduates who 
distinguished themselves during the Fall of 1994 by achieving a semester 
grade point average of 3.75 or above.  These awardees will be honored 
this Wednesday at the President’s Tea and presented with a certificate 
in recognition of their achievement.  The recipients of the Senior 
Tutor’s Award for this past semester are: Lori Allen, Jamie Bailey, 
Flora Baker, Monica Chew, Jennifer Conner, Ashley Dees, Lisa Di Luigi, 
John Ebel, Jill Foard, Allen Frady, Keith Grush, Holly Hampton, Viviane 
Huestis, Pamela Jackson, Della Jenkins, Jared Karro, Derek Maynard, 
Deborah McGarry, Rebecca Morgan, Kathryn Ross, Anna Searcy, Rachel 
Tipping, Rachel Torr, Kyle Webster, Charlotte Williams, Christopher 
Witmore, Susan Wyant, and Rifkin Young.  Congratulations to them all!

- Great Moments in Western Civilization -

Seldom does one have the opportunity to participate in a moment of 
epochal importance for civilization, but this very week that opportunity 
is open to us all.  On Tuesday night from 8:00-10:00 p.m. the new series 
Star Trek: Voyager will premier.  Strong College members are invited to 
convene in the Star Chamber (Room 362) to watch this episode, and to 
inhale the heady atmosphere so they can tell their grandchildren that 
they were there.

- Council President Departs <snif> -

Gina Hutchens, Strong College’s first Council President, will be leaving 
us (alas) to take up a Resident Assistant position in Jamison (which she 
seems to regard as a higher position that the one she has now, something 
that we find difficult to believe).  Gina did a wonderful job getting 
our new Council started completely from scratch at the beginning of the 
year, and has directed it to ever greater heights as the year has gone 
on.  We will miss her, and we do wish her well in her new position.  The 
offices of President and also Treasurer of the Council are now vacant, 
and anyone interested in participating in Council activities should be 
sure to go to the first meeting of the new year, Tuesday night at 10:00 
p.m. in the Committee Room.

- Room Change Information -

Residents of Moore-Strong Hall should watch for posted notices about the 
room change schedule this week.  Changes within the building will be 
dealt with first, and then a small number of new residents will join us 
from outside.  Strong College now has a formal application process just 
like the Residential College in Mary Foust Hall, and the only people who 
will be coming in are those who completed their applications at the end 
of last term and have been accepted by the admissions committee.

- Library Opening Soon -

Susan Wyant and Bob O’Hara and the whole Strong College Library staff 
are working up a schedule for the new semester, and expect to have the 
Library open again soon.  Watch for more news in this space.  In the 
mean time we extend our thanks to Patricia Barrington for her donation 
of several books to the collection, and to Brandi Maxwell for some 
additions to our stamp collection.

- Poem-of-the-Week -

The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is now appearing on the bulletin 
board outside the College Office.  This week’s poem, in recognition of 
Martin Luther King Day, comes from Winston-Salem native Langston Hughes: 
“Theme for English B” (1951).

- 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 


- Everyday -

Come join your fellow Strong College members for breakfast, lunch, and 
dinner in the Caf — we eat in the raised section of the State Dining 
Room, right behind the food serving room.  Bring your roommates and 
neighbors, too!

- Tuesday, 17 January -

8:00-10:00 p.m., The Star Chamber (262): The premier of Star Trek: 
Voyager!  (Bob O’Hara)

10:00-10:45 p.m., Committee Room (230): First Strong College Council 
Meeting of the new year.  All Strong College students welcome to attend 
and participate.

- Wednesday, 18 January -

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

- Thursday, 19 January -

5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Senior Common Room (162): Strong College Literary 
Hour.  Bring a favorite short piece to read or just sit back and listen.  
Everyone welcome.  (Laurie White)

- Friday, 20 January -

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

- Upcoming Events -

Dr. White will be showing several movies this semester in the Senior 
Common Room for students in her FMS 110 and ENG 341H classes, and she 
cordially invites any interested Strong College members to join her 
group.  All showings are at 3:00 p.m., and the schedule is as follows: 
Monday, 30 January: Pride and Prejudice (1940); Monday, 20 February: 
Frankenstein (1931); Monday, 13 March: Romeo and Juliet (1968); Monday, 
20 March: A Christmas Carol (1951); Tuesday, 21 March: West Side Story 
(1965); Monday, 10 April: A Room with a View (1984); Monday, April 24: 
Remains of the Day (1993).

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