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_______________________   Newsletter No. 17      Friday, 20 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.


- Congratulations to Our College Council Officers! -

At the first meeting of the Strong College Council for the new semester 
the following students were elected as officers: Pamela Wilson, 
President; Lynn Skinner, Vice President; Jacob Freedlund, Treasurer; 
Amanda Brooks, Secretary; Brandi Maxwell, Historian; Kisha Robinson, 
Residence Halls Association Representative.  Congratulations to them 
all!  All Strong College undergraduates are invited and encouraged to 
take part in the Council’s activities; stop by at the next meeting: this 
Tuesday from 10:00 - 10:45 p.m. in the Committee Room (Room 230).

- Strong College Library Re-opens (yay!) -

Thanks once again to our distinguished team of volunteer librarians (Meg 
Campbell, Tara Cowan, Adam Cox, Kristen Fisher, Christy Jones, Woto 
Nyomba, Jena Poindexter, Ann Smith, Veronica Stroud, Charlotte Williams, 
and Rifkin Young) and to their leader Susan Wyant, the Strong College 
Library (Room 330) will be opening for business this Monday at 1:00 p.m.  
The Library hours for the semester are:

     Sunday             (closed)           7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
     Monday             1:00 - 5:00 p.m.   6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
     Tuesday            1:00 - 5:00 p.m.   7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
     Wednesday          1:00 - 5:00 p.m.   6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
     Thursday           1:00 - 5:00 p.m.   7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
     Friday-Saturday    (closed)           (closed)

- The New Strong College Writing Corner -

Did you notice how the Library is opening a bit earlier on Monday and 
Wednesday evenings this semester?  Thanks to the very good offices of 
Strong College Fellow Karen Meyers, Director of the University Writing 
Center in the McIver Building, Cornelia Strong College will have its 
very own Writing Center annex beginning Monday, January 30th.  Strong 
College students Meg Campbell and Amy Garrett are being trained by Ms. 
Meyers, and will be available every Monday and Wednesday in the Library 
from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. to offer advice and counsel for anyone working on 
a writing assignment for any course.  Watch for more information!

- In Other Library News… -

A recent field trip to the University Warehouse on Oakland Avenue made 
by Laurie White, Bob O’Hara, and Woto Nyomba, yielded a number of new 
(old) pieces of furniture for Strong College, among them a small drawing 
table which now resides in the Library.  Any students taking art classes 
that want an inclined surface to draw on might like to avail themselves 
of it.  (We’ll probably bring the electron microscope over on the next

Bob O’Hara and Kathy Ross made yet another field trip, this time to 
KMart (going out of business, everything 30% off; how could we resist?) 
and picked up several very nice carpets to warm the Library floors and 
your feet.  They do wonders for the Library’s atmosphere, and we hope 
you will enjoy them.

Foithermore: Prof. Steve Danford, one of our Strong College Fellows, 
collected $80 in donations from the Fellows (thank you!) at the end of 
last semester, and along with Dr. White and Dr. O’Hara he selected a 
whole carton of books and maps for the Library.  These have recently 
been delivered, and once they receive our stamp they will be available 
for browsing by all.

And also: Our thanks to Woto Nyomba for donating two stamps from the 
United Arab Emirates to our growing 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 is Dylan Thomas’s 
“In My Craft or Sullen Art” (1946).


- 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, 24 January -

10:00 - 10:45 p.m., Committee Room (230): Strong College Council 
Meeting.  All Strong College students welcome to attend and participate 
and to help plan Strong College activities.  (Pamela Wilson, President)

- Wednesday, 25 January -

4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Junior Common Room (136): President’s Tea!  Stop by 
the JCR for food and drink and informal conversation.  It’s the social 
event of the Strong College week.  This week we will extend a special 
welcome at Tea to all the new members of Strong College who have joined 
us in the past few days.  Don’t miss it!  (Laurie White, who promises 
you don’t have to sing if you don’t want to.)

11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.: Listen to Strong College’s own Kathy Ross on 
“The ’Eighties Show,” WUAG 103.1 FM.

- Thursday, 26 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, with or without lemurs.  (Laurie White)

- Friday, 27 January -

12:00 noon, Strong College Dining Area in the Caf: 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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