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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 5 April 1996 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 58


The Regatta is Upon Us! Hooray!

The Second Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta will take place Sunday, April 14th! Where? On beautiful Buffalo Creek, right behind Moore-Strong Hall on the campus golf course. When? A free cookout lunch for Strong College members (while supplies last) (the supplies of food, we mean, not the supplies of Strong College members) will be provided by the Strong College Council (Sherrill Hayes, prop.) beginning at 12:30 p.m. All sorts of fun and games will be taking place on the side, including another Hat Contest (with many categories). The races themselves will begin at 2:00 p.m. (In the event of truly torrential rain, the Regatta will be rescheduled for the following Sunday, April 21st, same time, same place.)

Rules of the Races: The races are open to anyone in the University. Maximum boat size: 8 × 4 inches. No powered boats are permitted (no rubber bands, no hidden rocket engines, no batteries, etc., etc.), although sails are OK. Maximum depth of the water: real shallow (contestants are encouraged to test their boats in advance of the races). Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including fastest boat (Head of the Buffalo), gaudiest boat, and most original boat, and maybe others we make up as we go along. Fabulous prizes (to be determined) will be awarded! A number of heats may be held depending on the number of entries. All boats must be inspected before they go into the water by the Regatta Officials.

This could be your ticket to fame and fortune! Last year the Regatta was on the front page of the Greensboro News & Record, and was featured on the six o’clock TV news. If we’re lucky, this will all happen again.

Citizens of the World

A whole host of Strong College students will be travelling abroad for all or part of next year through the University’s Office of International Programs. Kyle Webster and Viviane Huestis will be going to France; Sabrina Broselow will be going to Germany; Derek Maynardwill be going to Hong Kong; and David Effren and Jamie Hager will be going to Great Britain! And these are not our only international activities: Andrew Winternitz recently won an award for his participation in a Model United Nations competition, and Strong College Fellow Janice Tulloss received funds to host a visitor from China here at UNCG. Congratulations to all!

Want to be a Media Mogul?

Then start right here on campus. The Carolinian is looking for a whole host of people to serve next year as writers, editors, photographers, and production assistants. Check any recent issue of the Carolinian for more details. Interviews begin April 15th.

Ad Astra

Adam Cox received the Ethel Stephens Arnett Scholarship for 1996–97 from the UNCG History Department. Congratulations!

Pam Wilson will be working as a counselor at Camp Swannanoa near Asheville over the summer. Well done!

Strong College Fellow Susan Shelmerdine has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to work on a commentary on the Homeric Hymn to Hermes. kala!


The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is posted on the bulletin board outside the College Office. This week’s poem is George Herbert’s “Easter Wings” (1633):

Lord, who createdst man in wealth and store,
Though foolishly he lost the same,
Decaying more and more
Till he became
Most poor:
With thee
O let me rise
As larks, harmoniously,
And sing this day thy victories:
Then shall the fall further the flight in me.

My  tender  age  in  sorrow  did  begin:
And still with sicknesses and shame
Thou didst so punish sin,
That I became
Most thin.
With thee
Let me combine,
And feel this day thy victory;
For, if I imp my wing on thine,
Affliction shall advance the flight in me.


Monday, 8 April

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

Tuesday, 9 April

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: 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, 10 April

8:00 p.m. until we get tired, Committee 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. This week: come and work on your boat design for the Regatta! Free boat-making materials will be available, as well as free coffee to keep you up late designing. (Tim Owens)

Friday, 12 April

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; 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, 13 April

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

Sunday, 14 April

12:30–4:00 p.m., Buffalo Creek behind Moore-Strong: The Second Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta! Details above.

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. Weird is part of the job. 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. 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 crew by 2001. Store in a cool dry place. Risk—risk is our business; that’s what this starship is all about; that’s why we’re aboard her. Gosh I love the Library. Next year in Jerusalem.

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