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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 6 October 1995 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 40


The Senior Tutor’s Awards

Strong College is an academic community, and one of its reasons for being is to encourage academic excellence among its members. In keeping with the goals of our College, Dr. O’Hara will this week present this semester’s Senior Tutor’s Awards. The Senior Tutor’s Awards are given to those students who, as members of Strong College last semester, achieved a semester grade point average of 3.75 or above. The presentations will take place on Tuesday the 10th at Tea (4:30 p.m. in the Junior Common Room), and the recipients will be: Lori Allen, Monica Chew, Adam Cox, Ashley Dees, John Ebel, Heather Fisher, Sherrill Hayes, Viviane Huestis, Jared Karro, Tiffani Myers, Kami Periman, Kathryn Ross, Sibyll Spoons, Kyle Webster, and Susan Wyant. Congratulations to them all!

Sing, Sing, Sing!

The Strong College Barbershop Harmony Group, under the leadership of Deb Stewart, will be meeting every Monday at 9:00 p.m. in the Junior Common Room. Come and join them, or just hum along!

Literary News

This coming Thursday (October 12th) at 7:30 p.m. the Cornelian Literary Society will have a special field trip to hear poet Fred Chappell read from his new book Spring Garden at the UNCG Alumni House. (This will be in lieu of the usual 5:00 p.m. meeting on Thursday.) We will gather in the Senior Common room at 7:30 p.m. and walk over together to the Alumni House. Please join us!

Hold on to Those Keys!

October is Crime Prevention Month, and Strong College Fellow and Adopt-a-COPP Jerome Lee has generously donated a large supply of free (!) key rings to us—any Strong College member who would like one may have one. They come in a variety of bright colors (so they are easy to find) and have a stretch band so you can slip them around your wrist. Never lose your keys again! Drop by the College Office and pick up your free key ring today!

More Strong Thanks and Members’ News

Strong College congratulates our Honorary Fellow Patricia Sullivan on her grand installation as Chancellor of the University last week. Many Strong College members were there in the audience, marching in the procession, and signing in the choir. When all was accomplished the sky seemed clearer and the birds’ songs brighter than they had been for many years.

Adam Cox would like to thank everyone who went to see Seven, and to apologize for scaring them so much. (Just because he’s Sloth doesn’t mean he’s dead.) After Fall Break Adam will be leading the Strong College Film Society every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. over to the Jarrell Lecture Hall to see the free (!) double features. Watch for more details.

Charlotte Williams thanks everyone who participated in her Avon make-over party on October 5th—her entire corridor is now radiating beauty.

Strong College is most grateful to Laura Reese for accepting the position of Associate Horticulturalist to the College. Laura and Maureen Lett will be keeping all of our plants green and happy.

Laurie White gave a spirited presentation at the 19th Annual McIver Conference (organized by Strong College Fellow Laura Hill) on Founder’s Weekend. The topic was “Challenges of Change” (especially change in higher education), and Dr. White mentioned Strong College several times. Check out the bulletin board outside the College Office for an article about the conference from the Greensboro News and Record.


The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is posted on the bulletin board outside the College Office. This week’s poem is Walt Whitman’s “A Clear Midnight”:

This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best,
Night, sleep, death and the stars.


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, and our own Jennifer Massey as soloist.

Monday, 9 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.

9:00 p.m., Junior Common Room: Barbershop Harmony Group! See details above. (Deb Stewart)

Tuesday, 10 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, 12 October (Strong College Library open 1:00–5:00 and 7:00–11:00 p.m.)

7:30 p.m., Senior Common Room (162): Special meeting of the Cornelian Literary Society—we will meet in the Senior Common Room and then walk together to the Alumni House to hear poet Fred Chappell read from his latest book Spring Garden. Everyone welcome! Laurie White)

Friday, 13 (Yikes!) 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.: Fall Break begins. (Yay!) Dinner today is the last regular meal served in the Caf. Meal service will resume Wednesday, October 18th. If you are going away for Fall Break please be sure your room is securely locked, your windows are closed, and all electrical appliances are unplugged (except refrigerators, aquaria, and answering machines). Staff will be inspecting all rooms over the Break.

Saturday, 14 October

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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