Archive for September, 2008

Spirits Un-dampened at Founders’ Day

Spirits Un-dampened at Founders’ Day

| September 29, 2008

On Founders’ Day, Friday, Sept. 26, the decision was made, in light of an all-day rain which showed no signs of stopping, to forego the ritual procession to Monument Hill in favor of a drier option.Each year after the Founders’ Day Convocation, a mile-long trek is made to Monument Hill, the final resting place of Sweet Briar College founder Indiana Fletcher Williams and her family.

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Muhlenfeld Feted by Sweet Briar Community at Homecoming 2008

| September 29, 2008

It rained on Sweet Briar’s first-of-a-kind Presidential Pink Shoe Parade during Homecoming 2008, but that didn’t stop it from happening. It simply took a different route to its destination – the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, which was moved to the Williams Gymnasium pool because of the weather.

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President Arrives for Regatta in High Fashion, Sees Snowmobile Cruise to Victory

| September 29, 2008

It rained on Sweet Briar’s first-of-a-kind Presidential Pink Shoe Parade during Homecoming 2008, but that didn’t stop it from happening. It simply took a different route to its destination – the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, which was moved to the Williams Gymnasium pool because of the weather.
Even as the drizzle was turning into a steady shower, President Elisabeth Muhlenfeld climbed gamely into the giant high-heeled shoe on wheels, giving no outward sign of its less-than-luxurious interior upholstery.

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Construction to Begin on Green Village

Construction to Begin on Green Village

| September 26, 2008

Running out of living space for residential students was a problem Sweet Briar College was glad to have entering the 2008-2009 academic year. Nonetheless, it will be a relief to College officials — who scrambled to create enough housing to keep pace with increased enrollment — when the first phase of a planned development called [...]

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Student-curated Exhibits at SBC Museum

| September 26, 2008

There are three new exhibits at the Sweet Briar Museum, compiled by Sweet Briar College students in the Arts Management Curating, Collecting and Connoisseurship class.The new assemblages — “Sweet Briar Fashion: The Early Years” by Rebecca Olander ’09, “Dining at Sweet Briar Plantation” by Caroline Rainey ’09 and “The Will of Indiana Fletcher Williams” by Britt Patterson ’09 — will be on display through the end of the 2008-2009 academic year.

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Karl Tamburr, Professor of English at Sweet Briar, Dies

| September 22, 2008

The Sweet Briar community was saddened to learn of the death of Karl Tamburr on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. Tamburr, 60, was a professor of English at the College for 33 years. He died after a brief illness.

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Sweet Briar Engineering hosts fifth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

Sweet Briar Engineering hosts fifth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

| September 22, 2008

Sweet Briar students taking Engineering 110 – Designing our World: An Introduction to Engineering Design – will compete in the fifth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the College’s Lower Lake

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IHSA team members named for 2008-2009 season

| September 18, 2008

On Friday, Sept. 12 the Sweet Briar Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team tryouts were held to determine which riders would represent Sweet Briar for the 2008-2009 school year.

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Local artist displays work at Sweet Briar

Local artist displays work at Sweet Briar

| September 17, 2008

Paintings by local artist Ivar Strand will be on display Sept. 25 through Feb. 8, 2009 in the Benedict Hall Gallery at Sweet Briar College. The exhibit will open at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25 with a reception and gallery talk by the artist.

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Building interest in Math, Science among middle school girls

| September 17, 2008

Sweet Briar College will host a one-day science workshop for girls in grades six through nine from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 in Guion Science Center.

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