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_______________________   Newsletter No. 19      Friday, 3 February 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.


- Advice to Freshmen -

“Leave no stone unturned to insinuate your selves into the favour of the 
head, and senior-fellows of your respective colleges.  Whenever you 
appear before them, conduct yourselves with all specious humility and 
demureness; convince them of the great veneration you have for their 
Persons, by speaking very low, and bowing to the ground at every word; 
wherever you meet them, jump out of the way with your caps in your 
hands, and give them the whole street to walk in, be it as broad as it 
will.  Always seem afraid to look them in the face, and make them 
believe that their presence strikes you with a sort of awe and 
confusion.”  (Nicholas Amhurst’s magazine, Oxford University, ca. 1721)

- The Printer Works at Last -

The Macintosh laser printer in the College Library is now up and running 
(and thanks to Robert Adams for tracking down a copy of the missing 
printer driver).  Feel free to use it to print out your work as needed, 
though try to conserve paper as much as possible.  (We don’t have a 
source for paper, and may have to sell it to patrons at $1.00 per 100 
sheets.  There are Mac floppy disks available from the librarians for 
$1.00 each.)  At the moment the IBM computers in the Library are not 
connected to the printer, only the Macs; nor is email available in the 
Library yet, though we hope it will become available there sometime 
during the semester.

- The Strong College Writing Corner -

Having trouble arranging your thoughts for a paper you have to write?  
Can’t figure out what the professor’s instructions mean?  Why not pay a 
visit to the new Strong College Writing Corner, open every Monday and 
Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the Strong College Library.  The 
Writing Corner is an official annex of the University Writing Center in 
the McIver Building, directed by Strong College Fellow Karen Meyers, and 
both the Writing Center and our own Writing Corner offer advice and 
consultation on writing assignments for any course.  The Writing Corner 
is staffed by Strong College students Amy Garrett and Meg Campbell — 
pay them a visit and watch your work improve.

- Get a Job -

Many thanks to Donna Seckar and Robin Brown of the Career Services 
Center who joined us at the President’s Tea last week and gave us an 
overview of the services provided by their office.  Did you (horribile 
dictu!) miss Tea?  Then stop by to visit them in their native habitat on 
the second floor of the Foust Building, Room 207.

- Disturbing News -

A number of Strong College members have learned that the University is 
proposing to destroy some of the wooded area behind our building to put 
in a parking lot.  The impact of this proposal on Strong College’s own 
development plans were not considered, and it raises serious questions 
for us about security, congestion, noise and air pollution, and 
aesthetics.  A committee of the Fellows will try to look into this 
matter further.

- Poem-of-the-Week -

The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is now appearing on the bulletin 
board outside the College Office.  Our poem this week is the second 
stanza of Stephen Spender’s masterpiece “I Think Continually of Those 
Who Were Truly Great” (1933):

      What is precious is never to forget
      The essential delight of the blood drawn from ageless springs
      Breaking through rocks in worlds before our earth.
      Never to deny its pleasure in the morning simple light
      Nor its grave evening demand for love.
      Never to allow gradually the traffic to smother
      With noise and fog the flowering of the spirit.


- Monday, 6 February -

6:00 - 7:30 p.m., College Library (330): The Strong College Writing 
Corner is open for you!  The Strong College Writing Corner is an annex 
of the University Writing Center, and offers advice and counsel to 
students working on papers for any course.  You don’t have to have a 
specific problem in mind: you can just stop by to talk about your 
assignment and try to clarify your ideas.  (Meg Campbell, Amy Garrett, 
Karen Meyers)

- Tuesday, 7 February -

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, 8 February -

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.  (Laurie White)

6:00 - 7:30 p.m., College Library (330): Strong College Writing Corner 
open and ready to offer advice and counsel on any writing assignment you 
may have for any course.  Don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage 
of it!  (Meg Campbell, Amy Garrett, Karen Meyers)

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, 9 February -

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, 10 February -

12:00 noon, Strong College Dining Area in the Caf: Senior Common Room 
lunch, for Strong College Fellows and invited students.

- Saturday, 11 February -

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Listen to Strong College’s own Jeremy Sarine on 
“Jeremy’s Show,” WUAG Radio, FM 103.1.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m., The Star Chamber (362): Star Trek: Voyager.  Don’t 
miss it!

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