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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Sunday, 1 October 1995 | LATE EDITION — SPECIAL CROQUET ISSUE! | Newsletter No. 39


Croquet Tournament a Smashing Success!

The First Annual Strong College Croquet Tournament was a grand success and a magnificent time was had by all. The sun was out, the breeze was blowing, and several parts of the lawn were green. Strong College salutes all the contestants for their competitive spirit—they are examples to us all: Pamela Beach, Lisa and John Bennett (parents of our own Stephanie Bennett), Adam Cox, Michael Johnson, Timothy Johnston, Whitney Mason, Laura Reese, Victoria Severt, Nicole Strossi, and Kyle Webster.

The Trophy!

Strong College Fellow Laura Hill donated to the College a magnificent silver plate which will be the permanent trophy for the Strong College Croquet Tournament, and it will stay with the College forevermore. Stop by the Office to view this new treasure, and extend your thanks to Laura Hill for her generosity.

Hats, Hats, and More Hats!

Croquet was only a small portion of the day, however. Far more fierce competition was evident in the Best Hat Contest, contrived and presided over by Strong College Fellow Denise Tucker. The winners in all categories were: Best White Hat: Sarah Beth Yuhasz. Best Vintage Hat: Laura Reese. Best Straw Hat: Timothy Johnston. Best Flowered Hat: Denise Tucker (who made this judgement with complete impartiality, she assures us). Best Strange Hat: Rachel Wojnar. Best Rainy Day Hat: Sherrill Hayes. Best Hat for a Strong Man: Cliff Rhodes. Most Outlandish Hat: Mark “Frisbee” Schumacher. Most Proper Hat: Pamela Bulgin. And Best Hat in Laurie White’s Opinion: Laurie White (this was the biggest surprise of the event). The Grand Prize for Best Hat in show was very hotly contested, and a playoff had to be held beside the court with the assistant of James Vines who was superintending our delightfully fun Hit the Stake Contest. The finalists took their shots, and Rachel Wojnar triumphed! Congratulations to Rachel for Best Hat in Show, and thanks once again to Laura Hill who donated a $20 gift certificate from a local restaurant as the grand prize. And all the winners in all categories received prize certificates crafted by Denise Tucker herself.

So Many People Helped We Can Hardly Name Them All

Strong College is also most grateful to Sherrill Hayes, Tim Owens, Turkesshia Moore, Freda Moore, Cliff Rhodes, Shannon Downer, Mickela Smith, and the entire baking crew who made and served so many wonderful goodies (one in the shape of our coat of arms!) for the enjoyment of the contestants and the spectators; to Sarah Beth Yuhasz and her assistants for the chalk illuminations around the piazza; to Marilyn Lauritzen, Flamingo Wrangler to the College; and to Bob O’Hara and Kyle Webster for the excellent programs (which won the Award for Typographic Excellence sponsored by the Federation of Associated Greensboro Croquet Societies). And of course we thank the whole audience of students, parents, faculty, and alumni who enjoyed the day with us. See you all next year!

If Music be the Food of Love, Play On!

All of Strong College is most cordially invited to a piano recital by our own Monica Chew this coming Friday, October 6th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Hart Recital Hall of the Brown Music Building. Monica will perform works by Chopin, Mozart, and Prokofiev. One hour of charm and emotional vertigo is guaranteed.

And not only that, please join us for Gypsyfest, two concerts of vivacious chamber works and virtuoso solo pieces for strings and piano featuring Strong College Fellow Eleanor McCrickard as guest lecturer, Saturday, October 7th, at 8:15 p.m., and Sunday, October 8th, at 4:00 p.m. in the Hart Recital Hall, Brown Music Building. Wow!


The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is posted on the bulletin board outside the College Office. This week’s poem is from the 47th section of Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself, “I am the teacher of athletes”:

I am the teacher of athletes,
He that by me spreads a wider breast than my own proves the width of my own,
He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.


Monday, 2 October (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, 3 October (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., Committee Room (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, 5 October (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, 6 October

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.)

6:00 p.m., Hart Recital Hall, Brown Music Building: Piano recital by our own Monica Chew. See details above.

Saturday, 7 October

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

8:15 p.m., Hart Recital Hall, Brown Music Building: Gypsyfest! A concert of vivacious works for strings and piano featuring Strong College Fellow Eleanor McCrickard as guest lecturer. See details above.

Sunday, 8 October (Strong College Library open 7:00–11:00 p.m.)

4:00 p.m., Hart Recital Hall, Brown Music Building: Gypsyfest! A concert of vivacious works for strings and piano featuring Strong College Fellow Eleanor McCrickard as guest lecturer. See details above.

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