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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 15 September 1995 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 37


Is There a Strong Dollar Burning a Hole in Your Pocket?

Then stop by the College Office for some edible goodies, available at two for $1Strong. Our College Librarians are now on salary so you can expect to see them all gaining weight over the coming months.

Do You Have a Green Thumb?

Strong College is in need of one or two College Horticulturalists to take charge of all our plants in the various common rooms. The Office will provide a watering can and some fertilizer; you can do the rest! Speak to Marilyn Lauritzen in the College Office if you’re interested.

I just want to … sing!

Deb Stewart is looking for any Strong College men or women who might be interested in forming a Barbershop Harmony group. Call her at x1127 for more information.

From the Committee on Gracious Living

The Committee on Gracious Living reminds everyone that a clean College is a happy College. All trash should be properly disposed of in the dumpsters behind Moore-Strong Hall, and not left in the corridors or in the rest rooms. If you move the furniture around in one of the common rooms for a meeting or a game, please put it back the way you found it when you are done. And never ever remove furniture from the common rooms—this furniture is for all to use. When furniture disappears from common rooms, we call the police.

Games, Games, and More Games

Not only are the pool cues and balls now available for everyone to use (just ask any RA to sign them out to you), our College croquet set is also now available for circulation. Just ask any RA and you can borrow it to practice for the upcoming tournament. And speaking of the tournament, we certainly hope you have marked your calendars for September 30th! We ought to be able to accommodate about 12 players for the tournament itself—we hope you will want to be one of them!

News of Members

Elizabeth Robinson will soon have a column in the Carolinian. Watch for it!


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 by E.E. Cummings:

when serpents bargain for the right to squirm
and the sun strikes to gain a living wage—
when thorns regard their roses with alarm
and rainbows are insured against old age

when every thrush may sing no new moon in
if all screech-owls have not okayed his voice
— and any wave signs on the dotted line
or else an ocean is compelled to close

when the oak begs permission of the birch
to make an acorn—valleys accuse their
mountains of having altitude—and march
denounces april as a saboteur

then we’ll believe in that incredible
unanimal mankind (and not until)



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

Monday, 18 September (Strong College Library open 1:00–5:00 and 7:00–11:00 p.m.)

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, 19 September (Strong College Library open 1:00–5:00 and 7:00–11:00 p.m.)

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

9:30 p.m., Junior Common Room: 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).

Wednesday, 20 September (Strong College Library open 1:00–5:00 and 7:00–11:00 p.m.)

5:30–6:30 p.m., Strong College area of the Caf: Strong College Computer Table! Beginners and experts welcome to join in the conversation. (Asbestos suit optional.) (Bob O’Hara and Rob Furr)

Thursday, 21 September (Strong College Library open 1:00–5:00 and 7:00–11:00 p.m.)

5:00–6:00 p.m., Senior Common Room (162): The Strong College Literary Hour wants you! We sit around and read favorite pieces of poetry and prose, and have a rollicking good time. Everyone is welcome to join in or just sit and listen. (And if you are lucky you may get to hold the lemur.) (Laurie White)

Friday, 22 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, 23 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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