The Collegiate Way: Residential Colleges & the Renewal of University Life  ‹›


Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 4 April 1997 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 89


Strong College Captures Many SGA Positions

Most (but still not all!) results are in from the UNCG Student Government elections. As announced last week, our very own Durenda Johnson has been elected President of the SGA. In addition, Celeste Barnes has been elected a Junior Delegate; Mi Sou Hood, Shaneeka Moore, and Gwen Kovalak have been elected Sophomore Delegates; and Scott Thomason has been elected an At-Large Delegate. Jon Buford is still locked in an electoral battle with Matt McLean for the office of Vice President. A run-off between them resulted in an exact tie of 107 votes each, so an additional run-off must be held. Please keep your eyes open for details and cast your vote!

The Regatta is Almost Here!

The Great, Grand, Spectacular, and Fabulous Third Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta is almost here! The date is Sunday, April 13th, and the place is Buffalo Creek on the campus golf course behind Moore-Strong Hall. A free cookout lunch for Strong College members will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the races themselves, open to the entire campus and the local community, will begin at 1:30 p.m. Anyone may enter a boat! Boats may be no more than 8 × 4 inches and may not be powered. In addition to the fastest boat which will receive the title Head of the Buffalo, boats may also compete in the categories Most Original Boat and Gaudiest Boat. The Strong College Corps of Engineers will be doing clean-up work on the course the Saturday before the race—come out and help them! If you miss the Regatta your grandchildren will never forgive you.

College Council Presidency is Open

The office of President of the Strong College Council is open for next year. If you are interested in running for this august and remunerative position pick up an information packet from Kim Hathcock. Our current President, Kelly Woodfin, can tell prospective candidates all the details of what the office entails. Elections will be held in the College on April 15th and 16th. Watch for more details!

High Honors

Several Strong College members have been chosen to receive high honors in the University. Cecilia Ruth Lance has been elected president of UNCG chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, the freshman honor society. Alpha Lambda Delta is a national organization that recognizes distinguished academic achievement by college freshmen. And not only that, Strong College students Monica Chew, Kristen Leagan, and Todd Thomason have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the most distinguished honor society in the country for students in the liberal arts. Congratulations to them all, and may many more Strong College members follow in their footsteps!

Ad Astra

Our own Doug Yorke has been accepted into the Summer Environmental Internship Program at The Washington Center in Washington, D.C. Well done!


The Strong College Poem-of-the-Week is posted on the bulletin board outside the College Office and is usually reprinted here. This week’s poem is taken from Robert Frost’s “Two Tramps in Mud Time”:

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And your two months back in the middle of March.…

But yield who will to their separation,
My object in living is to unite
My avocation and my vocation
As my two eyes make one in sight.
Only where love and need are one,
And the work is play for mortal stakes,
Is the deed ever really done
For Heaven and the future’s sakes.


6 April (Sunday), 1:00 p.m., Junior Common Room — Borders Bookstore trip. Meet at 1:00 for the ride out. (Pam Bulgin and Adam Cox)

7 April (Monday), 8:00–10:00 p.m., Star Chamber — WCW Monday Nitro now appearing at this time in the Star Chamber every Monday night. Come witness the future of television. (Scott Thomason)

7 April (Monday), 9:00 p.m.–late, Committee Room — The spectacular Blue Lemur Coffee Bar opens for the semester. Join Tim Owens and Sherrill Hayes, inter alia, for free coffee, music, and conversation. It’s the place to be on Monday nights!

8 April (Tuesday), 4:30–5:30 p.m., Junior Common Room — the College Tea! (Laurie White)

8 April (Tuesday), 10:00–11:00 p.m., Committee Room — College Council meeting! All Strong College members are invited to help plan all sorts of events and activities. (Kelly Woodfin)

9 April (Wednesday), 9:00 p.m.–late, Committee Room — Poker Night! (Scott Thomason and Chris Beaver)

10 April (Thursday), 4:00–5:00 p.m., Senior Common Room — Strong College Literary Hour! We sit around and read favorite pieces of prose and verse. Everyone is welcome, so please join us! (Laurie White)

11 April (Friday), 12:00 noon, Strong College dining area in the Caf — Lunch for Strong College Fellows. Students are always welcome to join us; just pull up a chair.

12 April (Saturday), 7:00–8:00 p.m., Star Chamber — Star Trek: Voyager! (Bob O’Hara and Michelle Marcelais)

OFFICIAL DISCLAIMERS: Nothing here is official. Please don’t sue us. Jolly boating weather. Major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He’d be a perfect evil Mr. Rogers. Do not eat. Machine washable and dryer safe. Choking hazard. Product and colors may vary. This does not represent the official policy of Gerald Finzi, the King Biscuit Poetry Hour, Rollo the Lemur©, Barbie of Borg™, or the Varmint Masters Association. Eye irritant. It can open doors by itself. Crayons not included. Endorsed by writers and professional hunters everywhere. Not a significant source of calories. Strawberry fields forever. Easy to clean vinyl lining. Will not craze most plastics. Macarena free. Borg implants not included. Easily slips beneath outerwear. Contains no squid. No good deed goes unpunished. Do not shake. When dry, brush lightly. The most common things in the Universe are hydrogen and stupidity. Vapors may cause flash fire. Boys have cooties. Use with good ventilation. Rubber ducky, you’re the one. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Hale-Bopp / Does drop. Shown actual size. May cause burns. If we succeed there will be many songs sung in our honor. The better our fantasies are, the better our realities can become. A decent boldness ever meets with friends. Division I creek cleaning by 2001. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Per aspera ad astra!

© Robert J. O’Hara 2000–2021