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_______________________   Newsletter No. 26        Friday, 31 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!  This Week! -

The Great Regatta is upon us!  Whether you enter a boat or not, be sure 
to be outside this Wednesday between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. on the golf
course in Peabody Park behind Moore-Strong Hall for the festivities!
Dr. White and Dr. O’Hara have collected an assortment of Fabulous
Prizes!  Dr. O’Hara also has quite a few pieces of surplus styrofoam
left for anyone who hasn’t yet begun construction.  A team of dedicated
posters has blanketed the campus with announcements (and more will be
coming the day or two before the event), and a table will be set up
near the Caf on Monday evening to solicit entries from all over.  Win
fame and fortune!  Enter the Great Buffalo Creek Regatta!

- It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s… -

Dr. O’Hara saw a flying squirrel one evening this past week in the woods 
next to the Gove Health Center, just across the street from Strong 
College.  If you keep your eyes open to the world around you who knows 
what you might see.  (Have you noticed the Mourning Dove nest in one of 
the flowering trees on College Avenue, a nest that hundreds of people 
walk by every day?)  And have you seen the Brown Thrasher in our West 

- News of Members -

Derek Maynard donated a complete set of Japanese coins to our rapidly 
growing foreign coin collection.  Many thanks to Derek!

Strong College Fellow Charles Lyons, Director of the Office of 
International Programs, has received a two-year grant from the United 
States Information Agency to support student exchanges with Poland.  

Elizabeth Robinson will be an exchange student in England at the 
University of Hull next year.  (And we intend to keep her apprised of 
what’s going on back home in Strong College by regular email.)  
Congratulations to Elizabeth!

- “Focus” Program a Great Success -

The University Admissions Office ran a very successful Focus Program 
last Friday for prospective UNCG students.  Dr. White extends special 
thanks to Strong College undergraduates Woto Nyomba, Kathy Ross, Brad 
Rosenthal, Sherrill Hayes, and Tim Owens who gave tours of Moore-Strong 
Hall and encouraged many fine high school students here for the Focus 
Program to apply to join us next year.

- Library Vacancies -

As a result of some students’ schedule rearrangements there are now a 
few uncovered hours in the Strong College Library schedule.  If you 
would like to join our group of volunteer librarians (and have a good 
opportunity to concentrate your studying for two or three hours each 
week) please speak to Dr. O’Hara in the College Office.  The Library is 
kept open thanks to the dedicated efforts of all of our volunteers; 
here’s your chance to make an important contribution to the life of 
Strong College.

- Poem-of-the-Week -

This week’s Poem-of-the-Week is the anthem of the Cornelian Literary 
Society, one of the three student societies founded by Charles Duncan 
McIver and Edwin Alderman in the earliest years of our University:

          In joy and praise come let us sing
            With anthem clear and strong;
          Let all Cornelian voices ring
            In free, exultant song
          Of pride for that fair name we bear—
            Cornelian! glorious word
          To make us gladly do and dare,
            Whene’er ’tis gladly thought, whene’er ’tis heard.

          We’ll onward, upward ever move,
            Our footsteps forward pressed;
          Together move in sister-love
            Unto the mountain’s crest,
          To gain the fair, wide spreading view
            Which round the mountain lies,
          And gives us understanding new,
            Enlightening our eager eyes.

          May Cornelia’s name have ne’er a stain
            From any daughter’s deed.
          For her all glory will we gain
            And give her honors meed;
          For firm and staunch we e’er will stand
            Unto each other true,
          And loyal to our noble band,
            Hers—yea, her own, our whole lives through.


- Monday, 3 April -

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, 4 April -

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

- Wednesday, 5 April -

3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Campus Golf Course: The First Annual Buffalo Creek 
Regatta!  See details above.  Don’t miss it!

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, 6 April -

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; we will supply the lemurs.  (Laurie White)

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

- Friday, 7 April -

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, 8 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.  
Give me a home where the buffalo roam.  Objects in mirror are closer 
than they appear.  Mind the gap.  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™.  This offer not valid in the Delta 
Quadrant.  Wait three minutes before restarting.  Void where prohibited 
by law.  Drink plenty of fluids.  Do not inhale.  Wild hammocks 
crossing.  Rules subject to change.  The right of translation is 
reserved.  Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

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