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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 22 September 1995 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 38


The Croquet Tournament is Upon Us!

The First Annual Strong College Croquet Tournament will take place next Saturday, September 30th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in conjunction with Alumni Homecoming and Parents’ Weekend. Come out an join us on the East Lawn! This will be one of the big events of the Fall and you won’t want to miss it. Will your parents be here for the weekend? If so, bring them along! We are on the program of events for Alumni Homecoming also, so we expect a good number of spectators as well. Want to help or play? A sign-up sheet for players is now on the door of the College Office (Room 140)—we should be able to accommodate about 12 players in all (6 each in two preliminary rounds, and then a playoff round for the top four). People who want to help in other ways should come to the Council meeting this Tuesday for more details. And of course start ironing your Strong College tee shirt for the day itself! (As we all know, white is the proper color to wear to a croquet tournament.)

The Council Wants You!

Here are five fun ways you can help the Strong College Council this week. Come to the Council meeting at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday night in the Committee Room (Room 230, above the Game Room) to find out more: (1) Help plan and participate in the croquet tournament; (2) Help plan the Halloween Dance; (3) Get involved with intramurals; (4) Join the Strong College movie committee; and (5) Learn the true identity of Batman. To find out more about these and other things join us on Tuesday night! (Sherrill Hayes, x2375)

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.

Drum Roll Please…

Maureen Lett was appointed College Horticulturalist at a gala ceremony attended by all the best people. She has already given names to all our plants so we will be able to address them properly, and will be tending to their needs throughout the year. Would you like to get in on the action? We have plenty of plants to go around, and will be glad to accept applications for the position of Associate Horticulturalist from anyone with the requisite qualifications (able to hold a watering can).

I just want to … sing! (In harmony, of course)

Deb Stewart hopes anyone interested in participating in the Strong College Barbershop Singing Group will join her in the Junior Common Room this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. for an informal get together. Call her at x1127 for more information. (Razor and shaving brush optional.)

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Friday the 29th is the last day to sign up for a recycling bin in Moore-Strong Hall. Get yourself a bin to keep your recyclables in, and make it easier to take them out to the recycling dumpster behind the building. Sign up outside your RA’s door. Want to find out more about recycling in Strong College or on campus generally? Contact Doug Yorke in Room 178 (x1846).


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 Philip Larkin’s “Myxomatosis” (1955), for the chestnut collecting crew:

Caught in the center of a soundless field
While hot inexplicable hours go by
What trap is this? Where were its teeth concealed?
You seem to ask.
      I make a sharp reply,
Then clean my stick. I’m glad I can’t explain
Just in what jaws you were to suppurate:
You may have thought things would come right again
If you could only keep quite still and wait.



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, 25 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 information.

Tuesday, 26 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)

7:00 p.m., Junior Common Room: Barbershop Harmony Group interest meeting! (Deb Stewart)

9:30 p.m., Committee Room (230): Strong College Council meeting. All interested students are invited to join the Council officers to plan events, and generally contribute to the life of our College. (Sherrill Hayes)

Thursday, 28 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, 29 September (Last chance to sign up for a recycling bin in Moore-Strong Hall)

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 students each week so most people will get an invitation over the course of the year.)

Saturday, 30 September

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., The East Lawn: First Annual Strong College Croquet Tournament! Fame and fortune await the winner! Fun awaits all who attend! Don’t miss it!

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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