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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 28 April 1995 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 30


Good Luck With Finals!

Classes are ending and final exams are beginning soon! We wish all Strong College undergraduates good luck with their studying and their exams. Remember to keep the noise levels down to an absolute minimum in Moore-Strong Hall beginning on Monday evening. And remember that even after you have finished your own exams your neighbors may not have—please be considerate of everyone around you. And while this is a time that most people buckle down and work, it can also be a time when a few people become especially irresponsible. If you run into any serious problems don’t forget that the College staff and the Police (x4444) are available to help.

If You Have Decided to Move Off-Campus Next Year…

If you originally signed up to return to Moore-Strong Hall next year but have since changed your mind and have decided to move off campus, remember that you have until May 15th to cancel your housing contract with the Office of Housing and Residence Life and incur no penalty.

Derby Day is Coming!

The 1995 Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday, May 6th, and all Strong College members are cordially invited to an exceedingly genteel Derby Day Party in the Star Chamber, hosted by Elizabeth Robinson and Shannon Downer. Watch for more details around the building or on Strong-L, or call Elizabeth at x1044.

Contribute to Our Scrapbook

Do you have a small memento of the first year of Strong College that you would like to contribute to a College scrapbook that Dr. O’Hara is putting together? A photo, a flyer, a drawing, or any other thing? Just drop it by the College Office and Dr. O’Hara will try to give it an archival home.

News of Members

Rachel Torr donated a set of British coins to our growing foreign coin collection. Stop by the College Office to look it over. Thank you, Rachel (and we will be sorry to see you go back to England).

Sibyll Spoons will be spending the summer in Costa Rica working at the La Suerte Biological Research Station, as the Greensboro News and Record announced a few days ago. Check out the bulletin board outside the College Office for more details. Congratulations, Sibyll!

Meg Campbell donated some beautiful stamps from Finland and Australia to the College stamp collection, and some of them even have holographic cartoons on them. Wow!

Come to the Honors Convocation

Every year around this time the University honors some of its most distinguished members at the all-University Honors Convocation. This year’s Convocation will take place on Reading Day, Tuesday May 2nd, at 8:00 p.m. in the Alumni House. Several Strong College members will be participating, too: Strong College senior Amy Garrett will offer a welcome to all in attendance and Prof. Bruce Caldwell of the Department of Economics will deliver the convocation address. The event is open to the public—don’t miss it!


The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week appears each week on the bulletin board outside the College Office as well as on our e-mail discussion group, Strong-L. This week’s poem is Theodore Roethke’s “The Sloth” (which we certainly hope will not describe anyone here for the next few days).


Monday, 1 May (Last day of classes)

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, 2 May (Reading Day — No classes held)

8:00 p.m., Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House: Annual University Honors Convocation, open to the public. Strong College Fellow Bruce Caldwell of the Department of Economics will deliver the keynote address. Come celebrate the achievements of some of the University’s finest students.

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, President)

Wednesday, 3 May (First day of exams)

4:00–5:00 p.m., Junior Common Room: 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: 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 O’Hara)

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, 4 May

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, 5 May

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, 6 May (Derby Day! — See announcement above)

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)

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