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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 2 February 1996 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 51


The Senior Tutor’s Award

Strong College is an educational community, and it was established to promote the personal and academic development of all of its members. Every semester the College recognizes those undergraduates who distinguished themselves academically during the previous term (earning a grade point average of 3.75 or above) by presenting them with the Strong College Senior Tutor’s Award. This semester’s awardees are: Jamie Bailey, Sabrina Broselow, Monica Chew, Piotr Chruszczewski, Joy Clark, Karen Cox, Ashley Dees, Amy Durham, Gregory Eaddy, John Ebel, Payton Farnell, Deborah Guida, Sherrill Hayes, Dennis Hopson, Chelsea Houser, Viviane Huestis, Colleen Huley, Rhonda Kearney, Kathleen Lance, Kristen Leagan, Catherine Marcello, Melanie Marsh, Shelly McLain, Stephanie Nance, Kami Periman, Carrie Plew, Karen Poston, Sara Pulley, Joshua Purvis, Laura Reynolds, Kathryn Ross, Victoria Severt, Mickela Smith, Deborah Stewart, Karen Strom, Walker Stroud, Kimberly Thompson, Shekinah Walsh, Carrie Wisch, Danielle Wise, Kevin Wright, Susan Wyant, and Julie Zimmerman. Please congratulate them all, and join us at Tea this week when Dr. O’Hara will present the awards.

Strong College Valentine’s Day Soirée Thursday Evening!

The Strong College Council is sponsoring a grand Valentine’s Day Soirée this Thursday evening from 8:00 p.m. until late into the evening! Dancing in the JCR, and “Singles Coffee Bar” in the Game Room. Bring your favorite coffee mug! (Preferably one that makes a statement about who you are.) Open to everyone in Strong College (and one guest per person.)

Mi, mi, mi… (ahem)

Hey all of you wonderful music majors! I am merely a poor, very poor, college freshman. This semester I am taking voice class. So, if any of you (or someone you know) has a book entitled Royal Stanton: Steps to Singing for Voice Class that you would like to let me borrow for this semester, or would be willing to sell for cheap (like $5), please call me. My name is Sarah Beth and my number is x1056.

Campus Civility Report

Kim Hathcock is the proud aunt of a 7 lb. 8 oz. baby boy, Richard Cameron Porter—congratulations!

The Strong College Petting Zoo keeps growing at a rapid rate! New donations of a Triceratops and a Raccoon have just come in from Mark Schumacher and Jennifer Massey. We will soon have to build an annex (or an ark) to hold all the animals.

Ms. Cherry baked yet another cake for Tea last week, and boy was it good. We thank her very much!

The Office of International Programs has left a stack of brochures in the College Office about UNCG’s study abroad programs. Want to go away? Then pick up a brochure and see what this fabulous program has to offer!

More contributions to the Lemur Fund continue to flow in, and we have almost reached our goal of $50! The most recent donations have come from Robin Banker, Karen Cox, and Jena Poindexter—thank you!

Before you head off to the Valentine’s Day Soirée, why not cash in your supply of Strong Dollars for candy hearts and chocolate kisses in the College Office.

A dedicated group of money handlers searched through the Endowment Fund at Tea last week to fill out the College coin collection, and had much success. They also counted more pennies, bringing the Endowment Fund to a new all-time high of $77.50.


The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week appears on the bulletin board outside the College Office. This week’s poem is from Robert Frost’s “Birches” (1916):

When I see birches bend to left and right
Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
I like to think some boy’s been swinging them.
But swinging doesn’t bend them down to stay
As ice-storms do. Often you must have seen them
Loaded with ice on a sunny winter morning
After a rain. They click upon themselves
As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored
As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel.
Soon the sun’s warmth makes them shed crystal shells
Shattering and avalanching on the snow-crust—
Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away
You’d think the inner dome of heaven had fallen.


Monday, 5 February

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, 6 February

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)

10:00 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)

Thursday, 8 February

8:00 p.m. on, Junior Common Room: Strong College Valentine’s Soirée! Dancing in the Junior Common Room, Singles’ Coffee Bar in the Game Room, and fun and happiness everywhere! Sponsored by the College Council with the help of tons o’ people. Don’t miss it!

Friday, 9 February

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, 10 February

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

OFFICIAL DISCLAIMERS: Nothing here is official. Please don’t sue us. No customers need apply. If all else fails, throw some monkeys at it. All trademarks are the property of their owners. Do not inhale. This does not represent the official policy of Boutros Boutros Barbie, Mr. Squirrel, the late and much lamented Strong College Snow Person™, or the Enchanted Umbrella Forest, Inc. Not a significant source of calories. Very low sodium. Contains no squid. Keep out of reach of parking lots. No one under 17 admitted without parent or guardian. $77.50. May suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds. Test on an inconspicuous spot. Refrigerate after opening. Yeep, yeep, yeep. Wait three minutes before restarting. Good while supplies last. Rules subject to change without notice. The right of translation is reserved. Division I bobsledding by 2001. Store in a cool dry place. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Risk—risk is our business; that’s what this starship is all about; that’s why we’re aboard her. Per aspera ad astra!

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