Archive for October, 2008

Dance Weekend Concludes with Professor’s Solo ‘Kinetic Playground’

Dance Weekend Concludes with Professor’s Solo ‘Kinetic Playground’

| October 31, 2008

Sweet Briar’s Fall Dance Concert will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 in Murchison Lane Auditorium. A third performance, a solo concert by Sweet Briar dance program director Mark Magruder, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. Magruder’s solo concert, “Kinetic Playground,” features his original sculpture, choreography [...]

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‘Campus-wide Day of Service’ is Nov. 1

| October 30, 2008

  In an average week, Robyn Sanderson, Sweet Briar’s director of student involvement and programming, has only so much time to devote to student community service activities. If a new student organization becomes a permanent fixture on campus, the busy co-curricular life employee will have some help coordinating volunteerism at the College. Between 9 a.m. [...]

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Robeva to Speak at Mathematics Association Meeting Nov. 8

| October 29, 2008

Raina Robeva, professor and chair of Sweet Briar’s mathematical sciences department, will speak Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Fall 2008 meeting of the Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia Section of the Mathematical Association of America. The meeting will be held at Hood College in Frederick, Md., and Robeva’s talk is titled, “A Slot Machine, a Test Tube, [...]

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Columbia University Historian to Lecture on Illegal Immigration

| October 23, 2008

The Honors Program and the Lectures and Events Committee at Sweet Briar College will sponsor a talk by visiting scholar and historian Mae Ngai, the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history at Columbia University. Her talk, “Illegal Immigration to the United States: Origins and Consequences,” will be at 7:30 p.m. [...]

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‘Cooking for the Cure’ is Nov. 16, Deadline to Enter is Nov. 2

| October 22, 2008

By Macy Stubstad ’12 Sweet Briar College’s Business Management Lab will host “Cooking for the Cure,” a chili cook-off, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 on the Upper Quad. The event will raise breast cancer awareness and benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure — Richmond affiliate. The Management Lab is a class of about [...]

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Business Students Hold Fundraisers for Susan G. Komen

Business Students Hold Fundraisers for Susan G. Komen

| October 22, 2008

Tom Loftus, assistant professor of business and self-described “pack rat,” admits he has a messy office, but now he has someone to clean it – four Sweet Briar College students, to be exact. “I was determined to get enough people to get my office neat and organized,” Loftus said Tuesday, Oct. 21 at “Cleaning for [...]

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White-tailed Deer Topic of Educational Workshop at Sweet Briar College

| October 21, 2008

Sweet Briar College and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will host an educational workshop on white-tailed deer from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28. The workshop will be held in Heuer Auditorium in SBC’s Guion Science Center. Presenters will be VDGIF wildlife biologists Matt Knox and Dan Lovelace, who are specialists [...]

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SBC Engineering Students Present Work at Friends of Library Meeting

| October 20, 2008

At a meeting hosted by SBC’s Friends of the Library, Sweet Briar Engineering students Katelyn James ’11 and Maxine Emerich ’10 will talk about the research projects that have been keeping them busy. They will speak at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 in the Browsing Room at Cochran Library. James will present “A $21,000 Fill-up: [...]

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Sweet Briar’s Ghost Tours are Oct. 27-31

| October 20, 2008

Sweet Briar College’s annual ghost tours will be held Monday, Oct. 27 through Friday, Oct. 31. The 45-minute tours will leave the Sweet Briar Museum every half hour between 4 and 7 p.m. and end in Cochran Library’s Browsing Room, where refreshments will be served. Led by members of the Chung Mung and Tau Phi [...]

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Brown reviews ‘Deaf Sentence’ for Globe

| October 20, 2008

John Gregory Brown, director of Sweet Briar College’s creative writing program, recently reviewed “Deaf Sentence,” a novel by David Lodge, for the Boston Globe. The novel, Lodge’s 13th, tells the story of a man’s struggle with impending deafness. To read Brown’s review, visit the Boston Globe’s Web site.

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