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_______________________   Newsletter No. 29        Friday, 21 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.


- Light, Sweetness, Fudge, and Chickens -

Several Strong College Fellows treated all the members of the Literary
Hour to a luxurious dinner in the Senior Common Room at their most 
recent meeting (you know, caviar, filet mignon, that kind of thing), and 
then led them, Pied-Piper-like, to the Alumni House where they heard 
North Carolina writer and UNCG alumna Doris Betts read from Souls Raised 
from the Dead, her latest novel.  Dr. White bought a copy of the book to 
donate to the Strong College Library, and Meg Campbell and Tim Owens got 
Ms. Betts to inscribe it to all of us, and to all of our lemurs.

- News of Members -

Dr. White and Dr. O’Hara recently hosted Prof. Patrick Bateson, Provost 
of King’s College, Cambridge University, and a group of Strong College 
Fellows at a social hour in the Senior Common Room.  Prof. Bateson is 
Dr. White’s counterpart at King’s, and he offered many insights into the 
operation of the Oxford and Cambridge Colleges, the original models for 
residential colleges at most other universities including ours.  (To 
find out more about King’s College connect to the Strong College Web 
page and look in our directory of colleges.)

David Effren was elected to his second term as President of UNCG Hillel.  
Congratulations to David!

Several Strong College students have been elected officers of the UNCG 
Fencing Club: Ann Smith is the Vice President, Jacob Freedlund is the 
Armorer, and Elizabeth Chen is the Armorer’s Assistant.  Touché!

Strong College senior Amy Garrett has received a full graduate 
scholarship to the Wake Forest University Master Teaching Fellows 
Program.  Way to go Amy!

Kathy Ross served this past year as one of the Consulting Editors for 
Inquiry, the journal of the University Honors Program.  The new issue 
has just appeared, and you can browse it in the College Library or pick 
one up at various distribution points around the campus.

Elizabeth Robinson will be hosting a party in the Star Chamber on Derby 
Day.  All native Kentuckians, and all those who wish they were, will be 
invited.  Watch for more details soon.

- 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.

- The Writing Corner Wants to Help You -

It’s getting toward the end of the semester and we suspect most Strong 
College students have papers due in the next few days.  The Writing 
Corner stands ready to help!  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, for last week’s Patriot’s 
Day, is Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Concord Hymn (1836):

          By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
            Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
          Here once the embattled farmers stood,
            And fired the shot heard round the world.

          The foe long since in silence slept;
            Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
          And Time the ruined bridge has swept
            Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

          On this green bank, by this soft stream,
            We set to-day a votive stone;
          That memory may their deeds redeem,
            When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

          Spirit, that made those heroes dare
            To die, or leave their children free,
          Bid Time and Nature gently spare
            The shaft we raise to them and thee.


- Monday, 24 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, 25 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, 26 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, 27 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, 28 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, 29 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.  
Contents under pressure.  Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.  
This offer not valid in the Delta Quadrant.  Fasten seat belts.  Mind 
the gap.  For external use only.  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™.  Keep out of reach of children.  Of course 
the ceiling leaks; that’s how you know it’s the ceiling.  Wait three 
minutes before restarting.  Do not inhale.  Wild hammocks crossing.  
Rules subject to change.  The right of translation is reserved.  Point 
away from people while opening.  Eternal vigilance is the price of 

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