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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 25 August 1995 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 34


Grand Opening Tea a Grand Success!

The first College Tea of the year was a grand success! Thousands of people attended, the caviar, milk, and honey flowed, and a momentous time was had by all. Were you not there? Horror of horrors! Then you must join us this coming Tuesday (and every Tuesday throughout the year) from 4:30 to 5:30 in the Junior Common Room.

The Library Opens Sunday!

Thanks to an outstanding show of support by nearly 20 volunteer librarians, Dr. O’Hara and Susan Wyant have been able to work up a weekly schedule for the Strong College Library this semester, and the Library will open for business on Sunday evening, 27 August, from 7:00–11:00 p.m. The regular hours will be:

                                  Afternoons                       Evenings
     Sunday                        (closed)                    7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
     Monday                     1:00 - 5:00 p.m                7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
     Tuesday                    1:00 - 5:00 p.m                7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
     Wednesday                  1:00 - 5:00 p.m                7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
     Thursday                   1:00 - 5:00 p.m                7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
     Friday                        (closed)                        (closed)
     Saturday                      (closed)                        (closed)

The Library wouldn’t exist without the generous support of all those who have donated books, money, and time, and for this semester’s open hours we thank: Sabrina Broselow, Piotr Chruszczewski, Adam Cox, Rob Furr, Laura Geouge, Susan Gibson, Debbie Guida, Chelsea Hauser, Angie Hinson, Liza Jackson, Jennifer Massey, Beth Newell, Andrea Parsons, Sara Pulley, Cliff Rhodes, Todd Thomason, Laurie White, Kelly Woodfin, and Doug Yorke.

Literary Hour Resumes

The ever-so-much-fun Cornelian Literary Hour resumed this past week on Thursday from 5:00–6:00 p.m. in the Senior Common Room. Come join us this week! We sit around and read favorite short pieces of poetry or prose. Everyone is welcome to join in or just come and listen.

How Green is My College

Strong College needs one or two Recycling Officers who will help promote recycling in Moore-Strong Hall, supply recycling bins for student rooms and common areas, and otherwise Do Good. If you’re interested contact Doug Yorke in Room 178 (x1846).

News of Members

Strong College Fellows Charles Lyons and Laura Hill have donated more books to the College Library, and Strong College’s international exchange student Piotr Chruszczewski donated our first book in Polish. Many thanks to all!

Kevin Howard now works at the computer lab in the Bryan Building; stop by and say hello.

Jean and Dr. Terry Cox (Adam Cox’s parents) very generously donated a newspaper subscription to Strong College, and it will begin shortly. (Assuming we can figure out a way to get it delivered.) Thank you!

Our Fearless Leader Laurie White is a regular movie reviewer for the High Point Enterprise, and you can read her latest work on the bulletin board outside the College Office.

Watch for photography by Strong College’s own Andrew Payne every week in the Carolinian.


The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is posted on the bulletin board outside the College Office, and is sometimes reprinted here. This week’s poem is Anne Bradstreet’s memorial “To the memory of my dear and ever honored father Thomas Dudley Esq. who deceased, July 31, 1653, and of his age 77”:

One of thy Founders, him New England know,
Who stayed thy feeble sides when thou wast low,
Who spent his state, his strength and years with care
That after comers in them might have share.



Join your fellow Strong College members for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in our section of the Caf. It’s a great way to start to get to know people, and recognize the faces of other Strong College members. We eat in the raised area of the room just off the main serving room (the room to the left of the large-screen TV). See you there!

Sunday, 27 August

7:00 p.m., College Library (330): The Strong College Library opens for the year (yay!). Please stop by between 7:00 and 7:30 for a half hour of noise and refreshments (that means food) after which everyone will be very quiet and will study very hard.

Monday, 28 August

7:00 p.m., Committee Room (230): Small-group Bible study sponsored by the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. For Strong College and Hawkins Hall women every Monday at this time. Contact Jena Poindexter for more information.

Tuesday, 29 August

4:30–5:30 p.m., Junior Common Room: The First Grand College Tea of the year! Stop by the JCR for food and drink and informal conversation. It’s the social event of the Strong College week. (Laurie White)

9:15–10:00 p.m., Committee Room (230): Strong College Council meeting. All interested students are invited to join the Council officers to plan activities and events, and generally contribute to the life of our College. Call Sherrill Hayes for more information (x2375 and no voice mail).

Friday, 1 September

12:00 noon, Strong College Dining Area in the Caf: Senior Common Room lunch, for Strong College Fellows and invited students. (We try to invite a few different people each week so most people will get an invitation over the course of the year.)

Saturday, 2 September

7:00–8:00 p.m., The Star Chamber (362): Star Trek: Voyager! Join us in the Delta Quadrant. (Bob O’Hara)

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