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_______________________   Newsletter No. 25        Friday, 24 March 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 First Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta! -

Plans for the Regatta are flowing along.  The Regatta will take place on 
Wednesday, April 5th, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m on Buffalo Creek behind 
Moore-Strong Hall.  Enter your own boat!  The rules in brief are: (1) 
maximum boat size: 8 × 4 inches; (2) no powered boats, although sails 
are OK; (3) entry fee $1.00 — register in advance with the College 
Council to guarantee yourself a place (entries will be accepted at the 
time of the race, but only if there is space available); (4) all boats 
will be inspected before they go into the water.  Want to help plan?  
Want to be an Official?  Come to the College Council meeting Tuesday 
night at 10:00 p.m. in the Committee Room (230).

- The Senior Tutor’s Walks -

After the President’s Tea each Wednesday afternoon be sure to come on 
the Senior Tutor’s Walk with Dr. O’Hara.  He reports a number of natural 
history observations on recent walks in our vicinity, including a pair 
of Mallards performing courtship displays on Buffalo Creek behind Moore-
Strong Hall, Dark-eyed Juncos and Rufous-sided Towhees in the West Woods 
outside the JCR windows, and a Brown Thrasher and several Yellow-rumped 
Warblers along the golf course.  A few days ago he found a crayfish in 
the Creek, and David Hagey and Rifkin Young report that they found about 
15 crayfish in the branch of the Creek that runs behind Cone Hall 
through Peabody Park.  The camellias, azaleas, and redbuds in bloom in 
the West Woods are truly spectacular, even if their setting is a bit run 
down.  Don’t let the spring pass without enjoying them.

- News of Members -

India Ochs is running for President of the Student Government 
Association.  We wish her luck in her campaign!

Strong College freshmen Sherrill Hayes, Tim “Lemur” Owens, and Brad 
Rosenthal (or some part thereof) appeared on the front page of the 
Carolinian last week relaxing in their Wild Hammock Preserve where they 
were photographed by Andrew Payne.  Did you miss it?  Check the bulletin 
board outside the College Office (140).

Meg Campbell had a Letter to the Editor published in the Carolinian 
recently; it’s also available on the Office board.

Mark Schumacher recently donated to our Strong College coin collection 
an assortment of foreign coins that he and his mother Dorothy Ann 
Schumacher had collected, some of them from countries that don’t even 
exist anymore (like the USSR).  We didn’t know coins as small or light 
as some of these were made.  Thank you!

- Library Donations -

The Strong College Library has received a very substantial donation 
in recent days.  Prof. Gilbert Gottlieb of the Psychology Department 
donated to us more than 30 texts in his own field of developmental 
psychology, and these will be appearing in the Library shortly.  Prof.
Gottlieb deserves our sincere thanks.

- Parking Lot News -

As many Strong College members know, the University is proposing to 
build a parking lot this summer on the golf course behind Moore-Strong 
Hall.  A number of faculty members feel that building a lot in this 
location will cause us all to lose one of the most attractive areas of 
our campus.  The highest value for which a university stands is the 
right of its members to express their views on any subject in a free and 
responsible manner.  When that right is lost, a university ceases to 
exist.  Whatever your opinion may be about this proposed parking lot — 
either for or against — you should feel free to find out the facts and 
make your views known if you wish.  The formal plans for the lot are 
available for public viewing in the Gray Home Management House across 
the street from Moore-Strong Hall, and a copy of the plans is also 
available in the Strong College Office (140).

- Poem-of-the-Week -

The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week appears on the bulletin board 
outside the College Office.  This week’s poem is W.B. Yeats’s The Lake 
Isle of Innisfree (1892).


- Monday, 27 March -

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.  (Meg Campbell, Amy Garrett, Karen Meyers)

- Tuesday, 28 March -

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, 29 March -

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)

5:00 - 5:30 p.m., Junior Common Room (136): The Senior Tutor’s Walk, 
leaving from the JCR at the end of Tea.  Work off some of those cookie 
calories and enjoy the natural history of our beautiful campus.  (Bob 

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.  (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, 30 March -

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)

8:00 - 10:00 p.m., The Star Chamber (362): Thursday Night Movies!  
(Thomas Dort)

- Friday, 31 March -

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

11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.: Listen to Strong College’s own Erik Talley on 
“The Carnival of the Damned,” WUAG 103.1.

1:00 - 5:00 a.m. (Saturday morning): Listen to Strong College’s own 
Connell Green and Kamanda Nyomba on “The Dungeon,” WUAG Radio, FM 103.1.

- Saturday, 1 April -

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!  (Bob O’Hara)

OFFICIAL DISCLAIMERS:  Nothing here is official.  Please don’t sue us.  
Duck!  Objects in mirror are larger than they appear.  Mind the gap.  Do 
not inhale.  Past performance does not guarantee future results.  This 
does not represent the official policy of the United States Government, 
the State of North Carolina, or the fabled Lost City of the Lemurs™.  
Think continually of those who were truly great.  This offer not valid 
in the Delta Quadrant.  Wait three minutes before restarting.  Void 
where prohibited by law.  Drink plenty of fluids.  No one under 17 
admitted without parent or guardian.  Your mileage may vary.  Two 
captains, one destiny.  Does not include tax, title, or destination 
charges.  All trademarks are the property of their owners.  For external 
use only.  Wild hammocks crossing.  Rules subject to change.  Unleaded 
fuel only.  Keep out of reach of children.  Store in a cool dry place.  
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