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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 20 October 1995 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 41


Adopt a Friend at Well-Spring

Here’s an outstanding opportunity for all Strong College members this Sunday: Kim Hathcock will be leading a group of people out to the Well-Spring Retirement Community, a residential center for retired (but still very active) senior citizens in Greensboro, to meet and get to know some of the people who live there. Would you like to widen your circle of friends? Then join Kim and Laurie White in the Junior Common Room this Sunday, October 22nd, at 2:30 p.m. sharp for the trip, or contact Kim (Room 167; x1141) for more information. (If you are lucky, you may get to meet Laurie White’s mother who lives there and who taught Laurie everything she knows.)

Please Welcome Our New Housekeeper!

Strong College extends a most cordial welcome to Ms. Juanita Chapman, our new housekeeper on the south side of Moore-Strong Hall. Ms. Chapman has been working at UNCG for ten years, and we are delighted to have her join us this year in Strong College. (Her side of the building is already beginning to glow.) She and Ms. Virginia Cherry (our north housekeeper) work hard to keep our building in good condition—please thank them for their efforts, and help them in their work by keeping the common areas as neat and orderly as possible.

“The fewer men, the greater share of honour!”

This coming Wednesday (October 25th) is St. Crispin’s Day, the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt in the year 1415. The Battle of Agincourt is the center of Shakespeare’s Henry V, and in honor of St. Crispin’s Day we will be having a special showing of Kenneth Branagh’s version of Henry V in the Star Chamber at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. It’s a great movie, with all the requisite plot elements: romance, political intrigue, and blood and gore. What more could one ask for in an evening’s entertainment? Please join us! (Refreshments provided.)

Points of Light

Strong College was very pleased to host Prof. Aleksandra Kubicz from Poland’s Wroclaw University at Tea recently. She was most impressed by all of our students and by the College as a whole. Many thanks to Piotr Chruszczewski for inviting Prof. Kubicz to join us!

Is a Strong College dollar burning a hole in your pocket? Then stop by the College Office to cash it in on some goodies. (Librarians remember: you are entitled to $1Strong/hour; see Marilyn Lauritzen in the College Office to get paid.) We also have free key rings for everyone in the Office, courtesy of Strong College Fellow Jerome Lee.

Dr. O’Hara spent a few days at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg over Fall Break at the invitation of their Center for the Study of Science in Society. He gave two seminars and generally enjoyed the fall leaves, which are about two weeks ahead of the ones in Greensboro in turning color.

Dr. O’Hara has also donated to the Strong College coin collection a set of coins from Belgium that he saved this summer when he visited the University of Leuven. Have you not seen the Strong College coin collection? Just stop by the College Office (140) anytime to look it over. We are collecting both American and foreign coins (and we have quite a collection of foreign coins already, thanks to many generous donations from our members). Are you a coin collector or would you like to learn about coin collecting? If so, speak to Dr. O’Hara and he just might appoint you Curator of the College Numismatic Collections.

The Strong College World Wide Web page is featured right now in the Jackson Library on the bulletin board outside the Electronic CITI (near the current newspapers). Our web pages now average more than 150 visits each day from all around the world (more than 30 countries, in fact). In addition to Strong College information they contain a worldwide directory of other residential colleges like ours. Pay the page a visit, or ask Dr. O’Hara for a demonstration in the Office some time.


The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is posted on the bulletin board outside the College Office. This week’s poem is Louis MacNeice’s “Star-gazer”(1967).



Join your fellow Strong College members for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in our section of the Caf. 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, 22 October (Strong College Library open 1:00–5:00 and 7:00–11:00 p.m.)

2:30 p.m., Junior Common Room: Meet to go to the Well-Spring Retirement Community to “adopt-a-friend.” Contact Kim Hathcock (Room 167; x1141) for more information.

Monday, 23 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! (Deb Stewart)

Tuesday, 24 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)

Wednesday, 25 October (St. Crispin’s Day) (Strong College Library open 1:00–5:00 and 7:00–11:00 p.m.)

8:00 p.m., The Star Chamber (362): Special showing of Kenneth Branagh’s movie Henry V. Don’t miss it!

Thursday, 26 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, 27 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.)

Saturday, 28 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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