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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 23 August 1996 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 65


Welcome to All!

Welcome to all our new members of the Class of 2000, and welcome back to all returners! The Strong College Newsletter is distributed each week to all members of the College as well as to a number of University offices.

Who’s Who (Being a Brief Outline of the Strong College Faculty and Staff)

Senior Fellow: Dr. Laurie L. White (140), Honors Program and Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts

Senior Tutor: Prof. Robert J. O’Hara (140), Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts and Department of Biology

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Melanie J. Abrams (140)

Assistant Senior Tutor and Resident Director: Kimberly E. Hathcock, R.N. (145)

Resident Assistants:

Ms. Deborah K. Stewart (112)
Ms. Durenda M. Johnson (167)
Mr. Adam L. Cox (212)
Ms. Pamela J. Wilson (267)
Ms. Mickela L. Smith (312)
Ms. Charlotte R. Williams (367)

North Housekeeper: Ms. Virginia Cherry (161)

South Housekeeper: Ms. Juanita Chapman (135)

Where’s Where (Being a Brief Outline of Celebrated Strong College Places)

The College Office (140), where you can stop by to chat with Dr. White, Dr. O’Hara, or Ms. Abrams, leave items for the Newsletter, and generally partake of the rarefied atmosphere.

The Junior Common Room (136), the living room of Strong College, complete with piano. The JCR is the home of the College Tea, every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Open at all times.

The Game Room (130), with TV, pool table, card table, and vending machines. Open at all times.

The Library (330), established through generous donations from students and faculty. The Library has a growing collection of general-interest books, and several computers. It is open during posted hours thanks to the efforts of our team of volunteer librarians, and locked at other times.

The Senior Common Room (162), the Fellows’ common room used for faculty-sponsored events such as the Strong College Literary Hour. Strong College Fellows have keys.

The Committee Room (230), headquarters of the Strong College Council and home of the spectacular Blue Lemur Coffee Bar, and used by the Council and other recognized student organizations in Strong College. Strong College Council officers have keys.

The Star Chamber (362), our comfy TV room, complete with a Pepsi machine. Watch Star Trek here. (There are reputed to be other things that one can watch on TV, but we don’t know anything about them.) Open at all times.


The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is posted on the bulletin board outside the College Office, and is sometimes reprinted here. This week’s Poem-of-the-Week is the anthem of the Cornelian Literary Society, a student society founded by Charles Duncan McIver and Edwin Alderman in the earliest years of our University:

In joy and praise come let us sing
With anthem clear and strong;
Let all Cornelian voices ring
In free, exultant song
Of pride for that fair name we bear—
Cornelian! glorious word
To make us gladly do and dare,
Whene’er ’tis gladly thought, whene’er ’tis heard.

We’ll onward, upward ever move,
Our footsteps forward pressed;
Together move in sister-love
Unto the mountain’s crest,
To gain the fair, wide spreading view
Which round the mountain lies,
And gives us understanding new,
Enlightening our eager eyes.

May Cornelia’s name have ne’er a stain
From any daughter’s deed.
For her all glory will we gain
And give her honors meed;
For firm and staunch we e’er will stand
Unto each other true,
And loyal to our noble band,
Hers—yea, her own, our whole lives through.


Saturday, 24 August

7:00–8:00 p.m., The Star Chamber: Star Trek: Voyager! Start the year off right! (Bob O’Hara)

Monday, 26 August

4:00–5:00 p.m., Senior Common Room: First Literary Hour of the year! We sit around and read favorite pieces of literature, or just listen to other people read. Everyone is invited, especially new College members! (Laurie White)

Tuesday, 27 August

4:30–5:30 p.m., Junior Common Room: The First Grand College Tea of the year! Stop by the JCR for food and drink and informal conversation. It’s the social event of the Strong College week. (Laurie White)

Friday, 30 August

12:00 noon, Strong College Dining Area in the Caf: First Senior Common Room lunch of the year, for Strong College Fellows.

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