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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 17 November 1995 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 45


Thanksgiving Break!

Thanksgiving Break begins this Wednesday at noon, and continues through Sunday. If you are leaving Moore-Strong Hall please be sure to close all your windows, empty your trash, and unplug any non-essential electrical appliances. The building will remain open over the break for those people who will be here or who will be leaving late or returning early.

The Holiday Tea is Coming

The grand and spectacular Strong College Holiday Tea is coming December 5th! Dr. White is cornering people left and right to sing, cook, play instruments, and decorate. If you want to help, just let her know. We have a College tree that we will begin to decorate on the first tea after Thanksgiving Break, and will leave up for the rest of the season. (Pam Wilson donated it to us last year; thank you, Pam!)

Pictures on the Web

Thanks to the efforts of Derek Lidbom, Bob O’Hara, and Rob Furr we now have a small collection of pictures of Strong College people and events on the Strong College web pages. Derek’s borrowed scanner did most of the work, and we hope to get a few more pictures done before he has to return it.

Strong People Move in High Circles!

Our own Elizabeth Robinson got to meet Vice President Al Gore in Raleigh a few days ago, and got her picture taken with him! Check out the xeroxed version on the door of the College Office. We hope to have a scanned copy up on the Strong College web pages soon. (Elizabeth reports that Al promised to add a special Strong College line to the federal budget before the end of the year, assuming there is a federal budget by then.

Strong-L Never Closes

If you have a computer and a modem at home, remember that Strong-L and our Strong College web pages never close. You can dial up the University computers from home and keep on talking to your heart’s content.

Needle Artists Wanted

Are you skilled in embroidery or needlepoint? Would you like to make a permanent contribution to the Strong College environment? If so, please speak to Dr. O’Hara, who has a special task for you.

Ad Astra

The American chestnuts we have been collecting all Fall are now in the hands of our two College horticulturalists, Maureen Lett and Laura Reese, who will be tending them over the winter in an attempt to get them to sprout. If we are lucky, when you come back for your 50th Strong College Reunion we will have a grove of spreading chestnut trees on the College grounds.

Strong College’s Molly Henderson and Josh Stalls have been appearing this week in Aycock Auditorium in the opera Amahl and The Night Visitors—wow!

Deborah Stewart sponsored a great movie marathon in the Junior Common Room—thanks, Deb!

Jacob Freedlund took a national ranking at last week’s vocabulary fencing tournament—congratulations, Jacob!

And speaking of fencing, Ann Smith has been asked to serve as a volunteer fencing coach in Wilmington. Well done, Ann!

Strong College Fellow Sally Robinson has generously donated a bright orange tool box to the Strong College Office, so all the stray tools Dr. O’Hara has been accumulating over the past year will have a home. Thanks, Sally!


The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is posted on the bulletin board outside the College Office. This week’s poem is from Robert Frost’s “A Leaf Treader”:

I have been treading on leaves all day until I am autumn-tired.
God knows all the color and form of leaves I have trodden on and mired.
Perhaps I have put forth too much strength and been too fierce from fear.
I have safely trodden underfoot the leaves of another year.


Monday, 20 November (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, 21 November 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, 22 November

12:00 noon: Classes end for Thanksgiving break.

Thursday, October (Thanksgiving!)

All day: Eat, eat, eat.

Friday, 23 November

All day: Sleep, sleep, sleep.

Monday, 27 November

8:00 a.m.: Classes resume for the final part of the semester.

Thursday, 30 November

7:00 p.m., Junior Common Room: A health presentation with Charlotte Williams and Michelle Price on contraceptive issues: “Women: Do you know your options?” A friendly and informal discussion for women to ask questions and learn about what is available for them.

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