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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 22 March 1996 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 56


Regatta Plans Flow Along

The Second Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th, and we hope all Strong College members, friends, and families will take part! All activities will take place along Buffalo Creek behind Moore-Strong Hall. A cookout will begin at 12:30 p.m. along with assorted outdoor games (including an Easter egg hunt!), and the races themselves will start at 2:00 p.m. Boats may be up to 8 × 4 inches in size, with no power but sails. Come to Tea or to the College Council meeting, or just keep your eyes on the bulletin boards for details.

The Unity Games are Coming!

Strong College members Anita Todd and Tiffany Harris are the co-chairs of this year’s UNCG Unity Games, sponsored by the UNCG chapter of the NAACP. The Unity Games are a day of fun events open to all members of the UNCG community, and they are designed to promote diversity, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. The Games will take place in the UNCG soccer stadium on April 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and both individuals and campus groups may participate. Join the fun! More information about the Unity Games is available on the bulletin board outside the College Office.

Cover Your Head!

Strong College hats are still available from Danielle Dinse. Blue and white are both available, and the cost is $13.00. All the fashionable people on campus will be wearing them soon, so don’t miss your chance to get in on this style wave right from the beginning!

Musical Dates for Your Calendar

Two Strong College students will be giving recitals during April in the School of Music: Monica Chew (piano) will be performing in Hart Recital Hall on Friday, April 5th, at 5:00 p.m., and Jennifer Massey (violin) will also perform in Hart Recital Hall on Sunday, April 21st, at 12:00 noon. Admission to both performances is free. Don’t miss the chance to cheer on our fine College musicians!

And not only that: the UNCG School of Music and the UNCG Theatre will present Cendrillon (Cinderella) in Aycock Auditorium, April 11–14 at 8:00 p.m. Molly Henderson and Lisa DiLuigi will both be in it! Call Aycock for tickets and more information.

Ad Astra

Strong College’s budding film director Kristen Leagan and the smashing fresh actor Todd Thomason were featured on the front page of the Elkin Tribune newspaper this week. They were in Elkin filming last weekend. (Kristen is rumored to be planning a six-hour epic documentary on the Buffalo Creek Regatta, as well; watch this space for opportunities to try out for the part of the Buffalo.)

Chris Beaver, Victoria Severt, and Ann Smith have all passed the United States Fencing Association basic foil coach’s exam, and are now USFA certified coaches—congratulations!

Dr. O’Hara has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the journal Systematic Biology, the leading academic journal in his field of research.

Mark Schumacher has contributed several Mexican coins to the Strong College coin collection—thank you! Want to browse the collection? Stop by the College Office anytime. We have many coins from around the world, all donated to us by Strong College members.

Strong College’s own Jared Karro is serving on the University’s World Wide Web Advisory Board. The purpose of the Board is to work on the design of the official UNCG web pages, and to decide what information should be available through them.


The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week appears on the bulletin board outside the College Office. This week’s poem is from Gerard Manley Hopkins’ “Spring” (1918):

Nothing is so beautiful as spring—
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.


Monday, 25 March

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

Tuesday, 26 March

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: 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, 27 March

8:00 p.m. until we get tired, Game Room: The Blue Lemur Coffee Bar is open for your enjoyment and caffeination. Come to calm down or wind up, study or stare into space, play cards or listen to music, think or not think, talk or not talk. (Tim Owens)

Friday, 29 March

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.)

9:00 p.m., The Star Chamber: X-Files Friday Night! Join your fellow Strong Collegians for X-Files Friday Night! (Kelly Woodfin)

Saturday, 30 March

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

OFFICIAL DISCLAIMERS: Nothing here is official. Please don’t sue us. Give me a home where the buffalo roam. Keep from freezing. No customers need apply. All trademarks are the property of their owners. Do not inhale. This does not represent the official policy of James Elroy Flecker, the Henley Royal Regatta or Buffalo, New York. Mind the gap. Not a significant source of calories. Very low sodium. Contains no squid. No one under 17 admitted without parent or guardian. $82.50. May suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds. Look left. Test on an inconspicuous spot. Refrigerate after opening. Wait three minutes before restarting. Good while supplies last. Rules subject to change without notice. The right of translation is reserved. Division I Easter egg hunting 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. Weird is part of the job. Resistance is futile. Per aspera ad astra!

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