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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 19 January 1996 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 49


Gaze at the Stars

Adam Cox has organized a trip to UNCG’s Three College Observatory this Sunday (January 21st)! It will be a joint expedition held with students from Reynolds Hall, and will leave from in front of Reynolds at 4:30 p.m. Spaces are limited, so if you want to be sure one is available for you just leave a note on or under Adam’s door (Room 267) right away. This is a great opportunity to see the universe through one of the largest telescopes in the area (administered by Strong College Fellow Steve Danford).

Literary Hour Resumes

The Cornelian Literary Society will be meeting every Monday this semester from 4:00–5:00 p.m. in the Senior Common Room. (Note the new time!) Have you never been to the Literary Hour? We just sit around and read favorite short pieces of poetry or prose; some people come just to listen in. Check your schedule for this semester to see if you are free, and come join Dr. White and the rest of the crowd in the Senior Common Room on Monday.

Lemur Fund Contributions

The Strong College Lemur Fund (Pam Jackson, Treasurer) is collecting money to “adopt” a lemur at the Duke University Primate Center. We are aiming for $50 in total. Contributions to the Lemur Fund have already been made by Sarah Beth Yuhasz, Jennifer Massey, Bob O’Hara, and an anonymous donor. Stop by the College Office for more information and to make a contribution yourself! Some time during the coming year all contributors will be able to take a trip to the Primate Center to visit our adopted lemur.

National Notice

The Directory of Residential Colleges around the world that Dr. O’Hara maintains on the Strong College World Wide Web server was listed last week in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the principal national education newspaper for university faculty and administrators around the country.

Fellows’ Lunches Resume

The Strong College Fellows meet for lunch every Friday from 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m. in the Strong College area of the Caf (the platform area in the room to the left of the large-screen TV). All Strong College Fellows are encouraged to join us again at this time. Each week the Fellows invite a few students to join their table on Fridays so that over the year most people will get an invitation. If you would like to move yourself to the top of the invitation list you’re most welcome to do so; just speak to Kim Hathcock (Room 167) who coordinates the invitations.

Campus Civility Report

Our north housekeeper Ms. Virginia Cherry baked a magnificent cake that many people gobbled up at the last College Tea—it was delicious indeed, and we are so lucky to have Ms. Cherry among us!

Marilyn Lauritzen donated a set of screwdrivers to the College tool box so that there will be as few loose screws around here as possible.

Bob O’Hara bought a new 1996 World Almanac for the Junior Common Room.

Kim Hathcock will be organizing another trip to the Well-Spring Retirement Community next month—watch for more details and let her know if you’d like to go along.


The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week appears on the bulletin board outside the College Office. This week’s poem is Robert Frost’s “A Patch of Old Snow”:

There’s a patch of old snow in a corner
That I should have guessed
Was a blow-away paper the rain
Had brought to rest.

It is speckled with grime as if
Small print overspread it,
The news of a day I’ve forgotten—
If I ever read it.



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 recognize the faces of other Strong College members. 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, 21 January

4:30 p.m.: Field trip to Three College Observatory! See above for details. (Adam Cox)

Monday, 22 January

4:00–5:00 p.m., Senior Common Room (162): Strong College Literary Hour! Bring a favorite piece of literature to read, or just listen in. Everyone is welcome! (Laurie White)

Tuesday, 23 January

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 (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)

Friday, 26 January

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 people each week so most people will get an invitation over the course of the year; see Kim Hathcock in Room 167 if you’d like to move up to the top of the list.)

Saturday, 27 January

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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