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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 21 November 1997 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 107


Senior Dinner a Great Success!

The First Annual Strong College Senior Dinner was a great success. The Fellows and Seniors ate in the Magnolia Room of the main dining hall, the caviar was excellent, senior pins were presented, and a great round of speeches and toasts were delivered. We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Thanksgiving Break

Resident members who are leaving for Thanksgiving Break are reminded: please close all your windows before you leave, take out your trash, and be sure to lock your doors. Have a great time and get plenty to eat!

Strong-L Never Closes

If you can connect to your e-mail account from home, and you can’t bear to be away from all of your friends here in the College, remember that Strong-L never closes, and you can keep chatting away from anywhere in the world. In fact, we just heard from Kristie Parker and Ann Tillman, two Strong College students who are spending the semester in Spain. Even if you aren’t in such an exotic locale, send us a report on your Thanksgiving dinner.

Decorate the Tree!

The first College Tea after everyone gets back from Thanksgiving Break will be the annual tree decorating Tea! Get yourself into the festive spirit! All the decorations will be brought down from the Committee Room, and everyone will have a chance to put up an ornament. Don’t miss this delightful annual tradition.

Mr. Daniel Looks Like a Spaniel

And speaking of annual traditions, the Cornelian Literary Society invites everyone to Dr. O’Hara’s annual reading of Dylan Thomas’s story A Child’s Christmas in Wales on Thursday, December 4th, from 4:30–5:30 p.m. in the Senior Common Room. Crunches, cracknels, humbugs, glaciers, marzipan, and butterwelsh for the Welsh.

The Grand Holiday Tea and Penny Drive

And speaking of even more annual traditions, the Grand and Spectacular Holiday Tea and Penny Drive will be Tuesday, December 9th, at the usual time (4:30–5:30 p.m.) in the Junior Common Room. Start clearing your social calendar now.

Ad Astra

Our own Kathleen Lance along with Strong College alumna Anita Todd appear on the Chancellor’s Christmas card this year. Take a look at it on the bulletin board outside the College Office.

The Funky Lemurs (Evan Brown on trombone, Jon Buford on sax, Sherrill Hayes on guitar, and Jeremiah McCluney on an instrument to be announced) held an informal jam session in the JCR recently. They are looking for more people to join the band.


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 Robert Frost’s “Tree at My Window” (1928):

Tree at my window, window tree,
My sash is lowered when night comes on;
But let there never be curtain drawn
Between you and me.

Vague dream-head lifted out of the ground,
And thing next most diffuse to cloud,
Not all your light tongues talking aloud
Could be profound.

But, tree, I have seen you taken and tossed,
And if you have seen me when I slept,
You have seen me when I was taken and swept
And all but lost.

That day she put our heads together,
Fate had her imagination about her,
Your head so much concerned with outer,
Mine with inner, weather.


24 November (Monday), 10:30 p.m., Star Chamber — Join us for Daria. (Jennifer Rogers)

25 November (Tuesday), 4:30 p.m., Junior Common Room — College Tea! It’s the social event of the College week.

26 November (Wednesday) — Thanksgiving Break begins!

1 December (Monday) — Thanksgiving Break ends and classes resume.

1 December (Monday), 10:30 p.m., Star Chamber — Join us for Daria. (Jennifer Rogers)

2 December (Tuesday), 4:30 p.m., Junior Common Room — College Tea! Come decorate the College Tree!

2 December (Tuesday), 9:00 p.m., Committee Room — College Council Meeting. (Scott Thomason)

3 December (Wednesday), 9:00 p.m., Star Chamber — Star Trek: Voyager! (Michelle Marcelais and Bob O’Hara)

3 December(Wednesday), 10:00 p.m., Star Chamber — South Park! (Ryan Kelly and the College Players)

4 December (Thursday), 4:30 p.m., Senior Common Room — Annual reading of A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

5 December (Friday), 12:00 noon, Strong College section in the Caf — Fellows’ and Students’ Lunch.

7 December (Sunday), 1:00 p.m., Junior Common Room — Borders Bookstore Breakaway!

9 December (Tuesday) — Exam period begins.

9 December (Tuesday), 4:30 p.m., Junior Common Room — Grand Holiday Tea and Penny Drive!

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