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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Monday, 15 April 1996 | LATE REGATTA EDITION! | Newsletter No. 59


Second Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta a Spectacular Success!

The Second Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta was a grand success! The sun was out, the creek was flowing, the breeze was blowing, Very Important People were everywhere, and a grand time was had by all. Thirty-one boats were entered in the race, with Strong College Fellow Jan Tulloss officiating, and (drumroll, please) the winners are:

Head of the Buffalo: Bruce Caldwell and U.S.S. ClaireSam
Second Place: Tim Owens and Bugboat
Third Place: Roseann Harriott and Natsalon

Gaudiest Boat: Dayton Cheatham and Peace Warrior
Second Place: Andrew Winternitz and En Fuego
Third Place: Shelly McLain and H.M.S. Cherry Pepsi

Most Original Boat: Holly Harrison and S.S. Garbage Barge
Second Place: Jack McDonald and Chinese Junk
Third Place: Andrew Payne and River Duck

And the winners in the Hat Contest are: Most Original Hat: Jamie Hager. Most Beautiful Hat: Shelly McLain. Most Comical Hat: Mark Schumacher. Most Jane-Austen-like Hat: Kelly Woodfin. Most Practical Hat: Mac Bulgin. Most Nautical Hat: Pam Bulgin. Hat Most Likely to Succeed: Tim Johnston. Cutest Hat: Linda Danford. Most Popular Hat(s): Bob O’Hara and Jan Tulloss. And finally, Best Hat in Laurie White’s Opinion: Laurie White!

Thanks From the Strong College Council

The Strong College Council would like to thank all who helped with and attended the Second Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta. Special thanks to Tim Owens (Corps of Engineers), Andrew Payne (Chef), Rachel Wojnar (Setup), Kelly Woodfin and Shelly McLain (Dessert and Setup), Kim Hathcock, Adam Cox, Deborah Stewart, and Pam Wilson (Easter Egg Hunt and Prizes), and many others. We would especially like to thank Dr. O’Hara and Dr. White for everything they did (list too long to write). (And Dr. White and Dr. O’Hara extend special thanks to Council President Sherrill Hayes, who also did so much we can’t list it all.) See everyone next year! (Postscript: Meat Fest ’96 was also a wonderful success. To all those who did not attend, don’t feel bad, we’ll do it again someday.)

College Council Elections for Next Year

Elections will be held this week for next year’s Strong College Council President. Speeches will be given at Tea on Tuesday and polls will be open 5:00–7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Results will be given in next week’s Newsletter. All Strong College members are welcome and encouraged to take part in the activities of the Council.

Ad Astra

Our own Nykizza Hardywas named a Human Environmental Sciences Freshman Scholar for having a 3.4 GPA, and she also received the UNCG Multicultural Dietetics Scholarship—congratulations, Nykizza!

Laura Geouge, Amy Liu, and Ileana Rodriguez will be performing on Friday, April 19th, at 4:00 p.m. in a Piano Studio Recital in Hart Recital Hall. Don’t miss them!

And: Jennifer Masseywill be giving a violin recital in the Hart Recital Hall on Sunday, April 21st, at noon!


The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is posted on the bulletin board outside the College Office. This week’s poem is from “Paul Revere’s Ride,” part of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863):

Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
He said to his friend, “If the British march
by land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,—
One, if by land, and two, if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm.”…

So through the night rode Paul Revere;
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm,—
A cry of defiance and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo forevermore!
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere.


Tuesday, 16 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. This week we will have short presentations by candidates for College Council President for next year. (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, 17 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, think or not think, talk or not talk. (Tim Owens)

Friday, 19 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.)

4:00 p.m., Hart Recital Hall: Piano Studio Recital featuring Laura Geouge, Amy Liu, and Ileana Rodriguez.

9:00 p.m., The Star Chamber: X-Files Friday Night! (Kelly Woodfin)

Saturday, 20 April

10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium: Unity Games: Celebrate diversity through games, fun, and laughter! (Anita Todd and Tiffany Harris)

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

Sunday, 21 April

12:00 noon, Hart Recital Hall: Violin recital featuring our own Jennifer Massey.

OFFICIAL DISCLAIMERS: Nothing here is official. Please don’t sue us. Give me a home where the buffalo roam. No customers need apply. All trademarks are the property of their owners. Do not inhale. I think you are sitting on my Strong Dollar. This does not represent the official policy of Concord, Massachusetts. 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. Caution: Do not poke or jab with lightsaber; will not easily collapse if jabbed into an object, individual, or animal. 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 III baseball 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. Per aspera ad astra!

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