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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 13 March 1998 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 115


Guilford Courthouse!

If you are one of the lucky people who gets this Newsletter the moment it comes out, please join a hearty group of Strong College folks (under the command of Pam Bulgin) for a special trip this Sunday, March 15th, to see the annual reenactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, one of the major battles of the American Revolution. (This will be in place of the usual Borders Bookstore Breakaway this month.) We will be leaving from the Junior Common Room at 1:00 p.m. for the ride out to Guilford Courthouse National Military Park where the activity will take place. Come hear the cannon and watch all the people in funny costumes. It will be a wonderfully educational and entertaining event, so don’t miss it!

You Could be Council President

The office of Strong College Council President is open for next year, and you should consider running for it. This is an important position that carries much responsibility in the College. The Council President runs the weekly College Council meetings and helps to organize a wide range of events and activities throughout the year, including the Croquet Tournament and Regatta, and the Halloween and Valentine’s Dances. To run for Council President your must have attended at least two Council meetings last fall or two already this spring, and you must get 30 signatures on a ballot petition. Copies of the ballot petition are available in the College Office for all prospective candidates. The position also carries a $1000 housing scholarship provided by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. For more details stop by the College Office, or speak to Dr. O’Hara or Scott Thomason, the current College Council President.

Library Organizers

The College is very grateful to Cecilia Ruth Lance who recruited a whole bunch of people this past week to help organize the books in the Strong College Library. Much progress was made through her efforts and the efforts of Kim Fales, Heather Lloyd, Brenda Loehfelm, and David Norton. One more session should complete the task, so keep your eyes open for another opportunity to help. Thank you, everyone!

Ad Astra

Rob Lawter is now a Junior Class Delegate in the UNCG Student Government Association. Congratulations!

Hollie Jones attended the East Coast University Ambassadors conference at UNC Charlotte over Spring Break. We know she represented us well!

Kim Fales will be an Assistant Ranger at the Asheboro Zoo this summer. Hooray!

Scott Thomason, Chris Beaver, and Tim Williams recently represented Strong College at World Championship Wrestling Monday Nitro in Winston-Salem. The surprise of the evening came when world champion Sting removed his face paint and revealed himself to be none other than Dr. R.J. O’Hara. He then proceeded to maul the Masked Wrestler. A delightful time was had by all.

Three of the computers in the Strong College Library now have full Internet access at last.

Kelly Woodfin and Shelly McLain organized a terrific trip to Celebration Station for the residents on their two floors just before Spring Break. A grand time was had, and while there, Kelly, Shelly, Holli Bogle, Bri Payne, and Tammy Thorarinson won a new animal for the College Petting Zoo: Sebastian the Crab. Sebastian was presented at Tea this past week to universal applause.

Dr. O’Hara has also donated new animals to the College Petting Zoo: a purple octopus and a lobster. Come down to Tea this week to make their acquaintance.

Durenda Johnson and Stephanie Hoover sponsored in the JCR an excellent and informative session on campus safety and personal security. Many thanks to Durenda and Stephanie, and especially to the University Police officers who came over and spoke to us.

Dr. O’Hara reports that many of the most beautiful native flowers of the spring are now in bloom across the street in the Peabody Park woods. Ask him to show you some time soon, or go explore for yourself!


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 a little ditty (sung to the tune of “Yankee Doodle”) that was popular in the 1780’s. It memorializes the many skirmishes between British General Lord Cornwallis and American General Nathanael Greene (for whom Greensboro is named) that led up to the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in 1781:

Cornwallis led a country dance,
The like was never seen, sir,
Much retrograde and much advance
And all with General Greene, sir.

They rambled up and rambled down,
Joined hands and off they ran, sir,
And General Greene was like to drown
Cornwallis in the Dan, sir.


15 March (Sunday), 1:00 p.m., Junior Common Room — Trip to Guilford Courthouse Park! (Pam Bulgin)

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

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

18 March (Wednesday), 8:00 p.m., Star Chamber — Star Trek: Voyager! (Michelle Marcelais and Bob O’Hara)

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

19 March (Thursday), 4:30 p.m., Senior Common Room — Cornelian Literary Society. (Laurie White)

19 March (Thursday), 4:30 p.m., Star Chamber — Bible Study Group. (Stephanie Hoover and Jon Buford)

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

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