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_______________________   Newsletter No. 28        Friday, 14 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.


- Special Welcoming Tea this Week for Next Fall’s New Members! -

Don’t miss Tea this Wednesday, because Dr. White has extended a special 
invitation to all the new on-campus members who will be joining Strong 
College next fall.  Come and meet your new neighbors and make some new 
friends!  We hope all our guests will keep coming to Tea for the rest of 
this year, and we know they will be coming every week next year.  Don’t 
miss it!

- More Regatta Thanks and Congratulations -

So many people helped with the Buffalo Creek Regatta it is almost 
impossible to list them all.  We want to extend additional thanks this 
week to Brendan Walsh who was a great help to the Corps of Engineers, 
and to Pam Wilson, Kathy Ross, and Tim Owens who helped man the sign-up 
table in the Atrium.  And did you see the congratulations to all the 
winners in the April 14th Carolinian?  No?  Then take a look on the 
Strong College in the News section of the bulletin board outside the 
College Office.

- And If You Thought the Regatta Was Fun… -

Start practicing your swing, because the great event for next Fall will 
be the All-University Croquet Tournament, held on our very own East 
Lawn!  (We will try to dig out some of the half-buried chunks of metal 
and fill in the ruts and gravel patches before then if we can.)

- Make a Fashion Statement -

Have you seen the new ultra-cool Strong College patches?  Stop by the 
College Office to take a look.  Only $4.00 while supplies last.

- News of Members -

Dr. O’Hara gave a talk this past week at Yale University on his research 
into the history of evolutionary biology and the historical sciences.

- 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!

- 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 A.E. Housman’s famous 
lyric “Loveliest of trees”:

                    Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
                    Is hung with bloom along the bough,
                    And stands about the woodland ride
                    Wearing white for Eastertide.

                    Now, of my threescore years and ten,
                    Twenty will not come again,
                    And take from seventy springs a score,
                    It only leaves me fifty more.

                    And since to look at things in bloom
                    Fifty springs are little room,
                    About the woodlands I will go
                    To see the cherry hung with snow.


- Monday, 17 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, 18 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, 19 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, 20 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, 21 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, 22 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.  
Beware of sticky wickets.  Objects in mirror are closer than they 
appear.  Fasten seat belts while seated.  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.  Think continually of those who were 
truly great.

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