Archive for February, 2009

Nutritionist’s Lecture Feeds the Mind to Help Nourish the Body

| February 28, 2009

Liz Lipski, a board-certified clinical nutritionist and author, will present “Food as Information: How Alien Foods Change the Way We Feel” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 in the Boxwood Room at Sweet Briar College’s Elston Inn & Conference Center.

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Journalist to Speak at Sweet Briar’s 100th Commencement

| February 27, 2009

Award-winning journalist Margaret Warner is slated to speak at Sweet Briar College’s 100th commencement exercises on May 16.

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Deer Excluded in Pursuit of Research

| February 27, 2009

Two Odocoileus virginianus cruising the northern base of Monument Hill for tasty shoots poking through the forest floor stop suddenly.”What the heck?” one mutters to the other. “Hal, do you see that?” Before the white-tailed deer is a black mesh fence, nearly invisible in the gloaming light but for the yellow and white plastic flags tied along its length. Inside the roughly 49- by 33-foot enclosure, is nothing different than what is outside the fence — yet.

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Sweet Briar Vixens are IHSA Regional Champions

| February 26, 2009

Sweet Briar College’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team lost its leader and a great mentor when head coach Jon Conyers died in November after battling cancer. Then-assistant coach Emily Casali took over the team, and she and her Vixens rode their way to their first regional championship since 2006.

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SBC to Host First Undergraduate Creative Writing Conference

| February 24, 2009

Sweet Briar College’s inaugural undergraduate Creative Writing Conference will be held Thursday through Sunday, March 5 through 8 at the Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center.

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Tennis’ Edahl and Maldonado Receive ODAC Recognition

| February 24, 2009

Sweet Briar College tennis players Virginia Edahl, a junior from Charlotte, N.C. and first-year Krista Maldonado received recognition from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) for their outstanding play this weekend

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Sweet Briar Students Named to ‘Who’s Who’ in 2009

| February 23, 2009

Sweet Briar inductees to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” have been named for 2009, recognizing them as outstanding national campus leaders.

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Tennis Travels to Salem College for Season Opener

| February 19, 2009

The Sweet Briar tennis team will begin the 2009 spring season with their first match on Saturday February 21 at Salem College (1-0) in Winston-Salem, NC. The following day, the Vixens will take on Greensboro College (0-1) in at Bur-Mil Park in Greensboro. The Sweet Briar tennis home opener is scheduled for Friday February 27 against Washington and Lee University.

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Students Attend Leadership Conference

| February 19, 2009

While attending the National Collegiate Leadership Conference last weekend at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Rachel Sullivan ’09 and Heather McTague ’11 learned a few things about their personalities and leadership styles.

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A look back at competitive riding in the early 1960s

A look back at competitive riding in the early 1960s

| February 19, 2009

During the 45th reunion of the Class of 1963 last spring, a group of former Sweet Briar riders began recalling what the College’s equestrian program was like in those days.

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