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_______________________   Newsletter No. 27         Friday, 7 April 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.


- Buffalo Creek Regatta a Huge Success! -

The First Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta on April 5th was a spectacular 
success!  The sun was shining, the creek was flowing, the birds were 
singing, the people were laughing, and a good time was had by all, from 
students to faculty to members of the local community.  About 25 boats 
were entered in all.  The Regatta was featured on the six o’clock news 
on Channel 2 television that evening, and appeared on the front page of 
the Greensboro News and Record the next day, not to mention on the front 
page of the Carolinian the day after (a photograph of Brandy Maxwell and 
Trish Barrington taken by Andrew Payne).  And the winners were:

   Fastest Boats:
      Head of the Buffalo:  Sean Stroupe and “Sailboat”
      Second place:         Austin and “Super Streak”
      Third place:          Georgia Frierson and “GK”

   Gaudiest Boats:
      First place:          Gabriel Morgan and “The Pink Lady”
      Second place:         Shannon Downer and “H.M.S. Azalea”
      Third place:          Zach Mull and “Señor Mariposa”

   Most Original Boats:
      First place:          Robin Banker and “The Trojan”
      Second place:         Meg Campbell and “H.M.S. Flip Flop”
      Third place:          The Brothers of Beta Omicron Beta and
                               “Chappaquiddick II”

Many thanks to all who helped, especially the Officials (Adam Cox, Trish 
Barrington, Gloria Gibson, and Andy Crabill) and the Corps of Engineers 
(Sherrill Hayes, Brad Rosenthal, David Day, Adam Cox, and Tim Owens).

- The Writing Corner Wants to Help You -

The Strong College Writing Corner wants to help you with your writing 
assignments for any and all courses.  The Writing Corner is an annex of 
the University Writing Center in the McIver Building, and it is operated 
by Strong College members Meg Campbell and Amy Garrett who have been 
specially trained by Karen Meyers, Director of the Writing Center and a 
Strong College Fellow.  Having trouble with that essay due next week?  
Need advice on how to arrange your materials for a writing assignment?  
Bring your notes up to the Writing Corner.  The Writing Corner is open 
every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the Strong College 
Library (330).  Be sure to take advantage of it!

- A Large Library Addition -

Prof. Randolph Bulgin of the English Department has donated a large 
collection of books, primarily English literature, to the Strong College 
Library.  Shannon Downer and Dr. O’Hara recently stamped them all with 
our library stamp, and the entire collection should be appearing 
upstairs very soon.  Our sincere thanks to Prof. Bulgin for his generous 
gift.  And speaking of additions to the Library, Dr. White recently 
donated several brand new volumes she received from Atticus Bookstore to 
the Strong College Library as well.  Thank you!

- News of Members -

Venus McKenzie helped with the Focus Program a couple weeks ago, and 
somehow her name was omitted from our earlier acknowledgement.  Sorry, 
and thank you, Venus!  (The Editor’s Secretary will receive fifty 

Strong College Fellow Timothy Johnston, Professor of Psychology and 
Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a 
$100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support the 
Greensboro Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation.  
Congratulations to Prof. Johnston!

Anita Todd had a letter to the editor published in the Carolinian last 
week describing the many successful events that took place during the 
campus-wide celebration of Black History Month in February.

Phil Lyons has a radio show on WUAG 103.1 FM, but the day and time of 
its broadcast are classified.

- Poem-of-the-Week -

The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week appears on the bulletin board 
outside the College Office.  This week’s Poem-of-the-Week is the opening 
of the General Prologue to Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, “Whan 
that April with his showres soote.…”


- Monday, 10 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, 11 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, 12 April -

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, 13 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, 14 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, 15 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.  
Hail to the Chancellor!  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.  Do not inhale.  Wild hammocks crossing.  Rules subject to 
change.  The right of translation is reserved.  Eternal vigilance is the 
price of liberty.  Think continually of those who were truly great.

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