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Cornelia Strong College

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Sunday, 25 April 1999 | LATE REGATTA EDITION! | Newsletter No. 149



The Fifth Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta has entered the record books! The day was sunny, the grass was green, and an ab fab time was had by all the vast crowds in attendance. Along the course Eastern Bluebirds were nesting, Black-throated Green Warblers and Chipping Sparrows were singing, and deliciously fragrant Black Locusts were blooming. But enough suspense. The winners in the top categories were:

Head of the Buffalo: Pam Bulgin and The Intrepid
Prettiest Boat: Amanda Minter and The Spice Boat
Most Original Boat: Michelle Marcelais and The Egg Barge

Dr. Bulgin’s name will go down in history along with the other distinguished winners of the race, and she has graciously donated her boat to the Strong College Nautical Museum (it is on temporary display in the College Office for all to see). Come back again next year for the Sixth Annual Buffalo Creek Regatta!

The Entire Fleet!

The Regatta would not be possible without the whole fleet of entrants. The entire roster this year, along with the major and minor prizes won, includes: Amanda Minter with The Spice Boat (Prettiest), Laurie White with Cleopatra (Most Amorous), Pam Bulgin with The Intrepid (Head of the Buffalo), Room 277 with What Is It?, Kim Fales with Decay This!, Scott Thomason with The Millard (Most Steadfast), Joshua Lister with Titanic, Cecilia Ruth Lance with Flower Power, Michelle Marcelais with The Egg Barge (Most Original), Elizabeth Hargrove with The M & M Boat, Austin Karp with S.S. Body Slam, Ray Morton with Blister P.O.S., Krista Karbowski with The Lucky Lemur (Most Unintentionally Macabre), Rachel Stanley with The Joshua, Heather Lloyd with What?, Pete Jamieson with H.M.S. Victoria, Bri Payne with Grill Stealer, Jennifer Parry-Hill with Nerman II, Shelly McLain with The Fish, and Dan Auston with The Cecilia Ruth (Most Unenvironmental). Congratulations to the captains one and all!

A Thousand Thanks!

The Buffalo Creek Regatta would also not have been possible without the dedicated work of many people, including the College Council (Heather Lloyd, President, with special help from Bri Payne, Kelly White, and Pete Jamieson), the Strong College Corps of Engineers (Tim Owens, Generalissimo, with help from Elizabeth Hargrove and Bob O’Hara), Prizemeister Laurie White, Master Chefs Eric Tysinger and Pete Jamieson, Regatta Official Jan Tulloss, and probably loads of other people we have forgotten to include. Thank you all!

Welcomers Wanted!

The Strong College Welcoming Committee wants you! At the beginning of every school year the Welcoming Committee organizes activities and events for new Strong College members to help them meet other students and faculty in the College, to give them tours of Moore-Strong Hall, and to indoctrinate them into the life of Strong College. The co-chairs of the Welcoming Committee for the coming year are Mary Minter and Kelly White, and they want you to sign up to be a welcomer! Read about what is required on the notices that have been posted around the building, and if you are interested just put your name on the sign-up sheet outside the College Office!

Wedding Bells

Our own Ray Morton and Whitney Hartsell are going to be married on May 29th of this year! In their honor, Stacy Dalton and Leslie McDougel are hosting a celebration for them in the Game Room this coming Thursday, April 29th, at 9:00 p.m. If you would like to bring a gift, paper products or everyday household items will be especially welcome. Congratulations to Ray and Whitney!

The History of Our College

The Honors Program is sponsoring student presentations of honors theses this month, and several Strong College students have or will be making presentations of their work. While all are important, one of special interest to us will be Scott Thomason’s honors thesis which is on the history of Strong College itself! Scott will be speaking this coming Wednesday, April 28th, at 11:00 a.m. in the Faculty Center, and everyone is invited! Ever wonder how Strong College got started? This is your chance to find out the whole story!

The Play’s the Thing

Our own April Thornton is pleased to announce “Spring Shorts,” a compilation of seven plays, each ten minutes in length, written by the UNCG playwriting class and performed by BFA-Theatre majors. These plays focus on the issues most important to college students: death, taxes, career, and love, and range from comedy to drama. The production will run in Taylor Studio Theatre from April 28th to May 1st at 8:00 p.m., and May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Student tickets are $5 at the box office in the EUC, or call x4TIX.

Movie Night!

Movie Night this coming Tuesday will feature The Empire Strikes Back! Come up to the Committee Room Tuesday night at 9:45 p.m. to join Dan Treharne for the free showing.

Ad Astra

Dr. O’Hara’s Book-of-the-Week this week is the immortal Moby Dick by Herman Melville, for all the sailors in this week’s race. Stop by the Office and browse it today!

There is so much news this week we couldn’t fit everything in! Watch for more happy announcements next week.


The Poem-of-the-Week is posted on the bulletin board outside the College Office and is usually reprinted here. This week’s poem is Edna St. Vincent Millay’s brief lyric “First Fig” for the busy end of the semester:

My candle burns at both ends;
  It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
  It gives a lovely light!


So much is happening the calendar wouldn’t fit!

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