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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Friday, 1 May 1998 | Per aspera ad astra | Newsletter No. 121


Outstanding Achievement!

This weekend a wide range of University awards will be presented, and many Strong College members will be among the recipients. Three of our undergraduates, Adam Cox, John Ebel (now studying in Europe), and Robert Lawter will receive the University’s Student Excellence Awards. This is one of the highest academic awards that students can receive at UNCG, and only 25 are given out each year. In addition, two Strong College Fellows will receive high honors: Virginia Karb will receive the Gladys Strawn Bullard Award for University Service, and Bruce Caldwell will receive the University Research Excellence Award for senior faculty. Congratulations to all—they bring honor to our College!

Grand and Spectacular End-of-the-Year Tea

The Spectacular End-of-the-Year Tea will be this coming Tuesday, May 5th, at 4:30! Extra special food will be available, and the traditional penny drive will be on as well: bring down all those loose pennies that are cluttering up your desk drawer and drop them in our fishbowl for the benefit of the future of Strong College. Come say goodbye to our graduates (and maybe serenade them if you are in the mood). Everyone will be there, so don’t miss it!

Non-Resident Members for Next Year

Students who have been resident in Strong College for two years and who have elected to move off campus next year may retain their Strong College membership with the permission of the Senior Tutor. Non-resident members are full members of the College in every respect but residence: they receive the Newsletter, have keys to the building, and are welcome and encouraged to participate in all College activities as usual. If you have been resident for two years and wish to retain your membership please stop by the Office and fill out a request today!

En Garde!

Hearty thanks to Dirk Smith and the members of the UNCG Fencing Team who provided us with an outstanding demonstration of their art at Tea last week. No one was killed, and only a little blood was drawn (just kidding!), so a good time was had by all. We hope to have them back again next year!

Tee Shirts!

The magnificent new Strong College tee shirts have arrived (with the beautiful design by Heather Lloyd)! If you ordered in advance you may pick yours up in the Office at your convenience. If you didn’t order in advance there are plenty available for purchase in a variety of sizes. All sizes are $10US or $20Strong. All the fashionable people on campus will be wearing them soon, so don’t miss your chance to be a trend-setter!

Strong-L Never Closes

Strong-L, the Strong College e-mail chatting group, will run all summer just as it does during the year. If you have e-mail during the summer please join in the discussion! Strong thanks to Tammy Thorarinson for doing an outstanding job all year as the manager of Strong-L!

Mother of Presidents

Be sure to see the Carolinian front page with pictures of our two Student Government Association presidents: Durenda Johnson who is completing her term, and Jon Buford who is beginning his. It’s on the bulletin board outside the College Office.


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 David McCord’s pseudo-medieval graduation ode, “Baccalaureate”:

Summa is i-cumen in,
Laude sing cuccu!
Laddes rede and classe lede,
Profesor bemeth tu—
Sing cuccu!

Scholour striveth after Aye,
Bleteth after shepskin ewe;
Write theseth, honoure seazeth,
Murie sing cuccu!

Cuccu, cuccu, wel singer A-B cuccu;
Ne flunke thu naver nu;
Sing cuccu, nu, sing cuccu,
Sing cuccu, Phye Betta Cappe, nu!


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

5 May (Tuesday), 4:30 p.m., Junior Common Room — Grand Spectacular End-of-the-Year College Tea!

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

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

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

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

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

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