Archive for April, 2008

Sweet Briar Honors Committee awards 2008-2009 Honors Scholarships

| April 30, 2008

The Honors Committee has selected the Honors Scholarship recipients for the 2008-2009 academic year.

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Business, Econ Students’ Projects Benefit Habitat for Humanity

| April 29, 2008

This spring, Sweet Briar’s business management and economics students completed projects to benefit the Amherst County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. While the business management lab students organized several events in support of Amherst County Habitat – logging more than 1,600 volunteer hours and raising more than $1,500 – economics students researched the social and economic impact of the local affiliate.

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Rainville Named Founding Director of Tusculum Institute

| April 29, 2008

Lynn Rainville, who has served as an assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology at Sweet Briar College since 2001, was recently named founding director of the Tusculum Institute. Her official title will be research professor in the humanities, and the position is effective July 1.

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Amid Speeches, Sweet Briar Breaks Ground for New Fitness Center

Amid Speeches, Sweet Briar Breaks Ground for New Fitness Center

| April 28, 2008

Where the grass next to Sweet Briar’s 77-year-old Daisy Williams Gymnasium stretches away into fields and trees, a crowd gathered on the evening of Friday, April 25. Pink hard hats handed out for the occasion bobbed against verdant green. Perched atop the heads of giddy Vixens and their supporters, the hats had exactly the desired [...]

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Virginia Naturalists Rally at Sweet Briar College

| April 28, 2008

The Sweet Briar biology department and the Central Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program will host an “Advanced Training Rally” Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4 at the Elston Inn & Conference Center and its surrounding environs on the College’s campus.

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Sweet Briar President Announces Plans to Retire in 2009

Sweet Briar President Announces Plans to Retire in 2009

| April 28, 2008

Elisabeth Showalter Muhlenfeld announced on April 26 that she will retire from her position as president of Sweet Briar College in June 2009. She will leave a community deeply grateful for 13 years of distinguished service, during which she guided Sweet Briar through both good and difficult times. She has chosen this time in large measure because of a successful strategic plan implemented four years ago that has allowed the College to flourish.

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Registration Open for Kids In College

Registration Open for Kids In College

| April 24, 2008

What could be more fun than heaving rocks with catapults or trebuchets like ancient warriors? Or learning to swordfight? Or turning things found in nature into works of art? Or learning to tap dance, knit or play soccer? Or speak Russian?

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Students Perform April 28 and 29

| April 23, 2008

Sweet Briar College music students will perform at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 28 in the annual Spring Student Recital. Held in Memorial Chapel, the event will feature vocal and instrumental performances by students taking lessons from the College’s music faculty.

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Sweet Briar Riders Finish Strong in ODAC Championship

Sweet Briar Riders Finish Strong in ODAC Championship

| April 23, 2008

The Vixens took home a yellow ribbon from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship held April 11 at Bridgewater College, tying with Washington & Lee University for third place in the equestrian competition. The team from Hollins University won overall, with Bridgewater claiming the second-place spot.

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Sweet Briar Digs in for Yellow Ribbon in National Collegiate Riding Championship

Sweet Briar Digs in for Yellow Ribbon in National Collegiate Riding Championship

| April 23, 2008

The American National Riding Commission Championship, held April 19 and 20 at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., pitted nine colleges against each other for the ANRC’s national title. Thirty-three riders competed.

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