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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 3 April 1998 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 118


President Buford!

Congratulations to our own Jon Buford who will be the next President of the UNCG Student Government Association! This is the second year in a row that Strong College has held this position, as Jon succeeds the current SGA President Durenda Johnson. Alas, our Vice-Presidential candidate, Hollie Jones, was not successful in her electoral bid, but we have no doubt that she will continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the coming year as a Delegate-at-Large. Two additional Strong College members were elected to the post of Junior Delegate: MiSou Hood and Melissa Johnson. Participation in SGA is an excellent way to get involved in the life of the campus. If you’d like to be involved in SGA work next year talk to one of these people and see what they have to say!


The Fourth Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta is coming Sunday, April 19th! A cookout lunch for all Strong College members will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the races themselves will begin around 2:00 p.m. The rules in brief: boats may be no more than 8 × 4 inches, and must be unpowered (though sails are permitted). Keep your eyes open for more details, and come to Tea and Council if you want to help out! If you don’t enter a boat, your grandchildren will never forgive you.

Strong College Art Show

The first Strong College Art Show will be opened at Tea on April 7th and will run until April 17th. Heather Lloyd and the College Council are the sponsors, and entries from Strong College members will be accepted in all media (sculpture, paintings, drawings, needlework, photographs, etc.). Fellows are especially encouraged to contribute items for the exhibit also! If you have questions please call Heather at x2191.

Fall Schedules

As you plan out your schedule for next fall in the coming days, don’t forget to leave Tuesday afternoons free from 4:30–5:30 p.m. for the Strong College Tea!

World Travelers

Three Strong College students will be participating in study abroad exchanges next year through the University’s Office of International Programs: Tim Williams will be going to Baden-Württemberg in Germany, Rodney Garrison will be going to the University of Oulu in Finland, and Katina Kearney will be going to the University of Plymouth in England. These three people will have a wonderful time indeed; but why are there not more people going? You should consider the study abroad program, which costs no more than a regular semester at UNCG and which can send you to dozens of places around the world. Stop by the OIP in the Foust Building, or speak to Strong College Fellows Charles Lyons and Steve Flynn—they can start you on the adventure of a lifetime!

Ad Astra

Strong College’s Che-Von Rodwell was crowned Miss NBS 1998 at a pageant sponsored by the Neo-Black Society a few days ago. Congratulations, Che-Von!

Our own Kathleen Lance has been accepted into the UNCG graduate program in speech pathology, so she will continue with us next year after she completes her undergraduate degree this May. Congratulations, Kathleen!

Security Officer Alice Chavez recently contributed a whole bag-full of pennies to the College fishbowl. Thank you, Officer Chavez!

In a cosmic convergence of some kind, both C.J. Heidel and Bob O’Hara independently contributed beautiful plates of new stamps to the Strong College stamp collection this past week: a “World of Dinosaurs” sheet from C.J., and a Mars Pathfinder sheet from Dr. O’Hara. The College stamp and coin collections are in search of a curator: interested philatelists and numismatists should speak to Dr. O’Hara.

Star Trek: Voyager has moved to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. Join the rest of the crew in the Star Chamber every week at that time to watch! (Ad astra indeed.)


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 “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” for the spring:

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.


6 April (Monday), 9:00 p.m., Committee Room — The Blue Lemur Coffee Bar with the usual free coffee!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19 April (Sunday), 12:30 p.m., Buffalo Creek behind Strong College — The Fourth Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta!

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