Archive for November, 2011

‘Holiday Pops’ Warms up Christmas Lessons and Carols

‘Holiday Pops’ Warms up Christmas Lessons and Carols

| November 28, 2011

The Sweet Briar Choir will perform a Holiday Pops Concert from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. before the College’s annual Christmas Vespers service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 in Memorial Chapel. The pops concert program includes a jazz arrangement of “White Christmas,” and beloved favorites such as “Carol of the Bells” and “Deck the Halls,” [...]

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Jump Rhythm Jazz Project to Perform

Jump Rhythm Jazz Project to Perform

| November 24, 2011

Sweet Briar College will host a performance by the Jump Rhythm Jazz Project at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 in Murchison Lane Auditorium at Babcock Fine Arts Center. Founded by artistic director and principal choreographer Billy Siegenfeld, the award-winning Chicago-based company is noted for performing percussive, story-based dance theater. Siegenfeld and his singer-dancers use a [...]

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Vixens Widen Lead in IHSA Region

Vixens Widen Lead in IHSA Region

| November 22, 2011

Sweet Briar swept the top finishes in its home Intercollegiate Horse Show Association show, hosted at Rogers Riding Center on Nov. 12. With 37 points, the Vixens were the high-point team, while sophomore Sarah Hibler was the top individual rider in the show and classmate Olivia Smith claimed the reserve high-point rider title. Randolph College [...]

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Paddlers Show Grit in Chilly Competition

Paddlers Show Grit in Chilly Competition

| November 21, 2011

On a wet, wintry day when just getting into a canoe or kayak required a major gut check, three hardy Sweet Briar paddlers got on the water not once but twice in the Collegiate Race Series Virginia Championship sponsored by the American Canoe Association on Oct. 29. The race was held on the Rappahannock River [...]

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For Girls on the Run, Finishing is the Thing

For Girls on the Run, Finishing is the Thing

| November 21, 2011

Mary Hansen wrapped raw hands around a cup of coffee, grateful for its warmth. Gratitude of another sort caught in her throat as she shouted encouragement to the last runners turning onto Sweet Briar College’s Quad Road. They were in the home stretch of the fall 2011 Girls on the Run of Greater Lynchburg 5K, [...]

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Purvis Competes for World Championship

Purvis Competes for World Championship

| November 17, 2011

Sometime today first-year student Rosalie “Rosie” Purvis will compete in the women’s semifinal Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Partners, Girls Ready to Take Their Marks on Race Day

Partners, Girls Ready to Take Their Marks on Race Day

| November 11, 2011

More than 30 Sweet Briar students are putting their Thanksgiving break on hold so they can lend a hand at the Girls on the Run of Greater Lynchburg Celebration 5K. The College is hosting the race at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 on campus. In August, Sweet Briar announced a new partnership with the local [...]

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Portrait of a Student-athlete

Portrait of a Student-athlete

| November 10, 2011

Like the midfielder she is, Vixen field hockey player Alex St. Pierre has learned to cover a lot of ground to accommodate all the things she is passionate about. Attending a Division III school lets her do that. At Sweet Briar, athletes like St. Pierre can sing a beautiful rendition of the national anthem before [...]

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College Presents Fall Dance Concert

College Presents Fall Dance Concert

| November 4, 2011

Inspiration for the art of dance springs from many places. The beginnings of works featured in Sweet Briar College’s Fall Dance Concert, which will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 12 in Murchison Lane Auditorium, can be found any where from everyday relationships to a cave in France.

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Hibler is High-point Rider at Randolph

Hibler is High-point Rider at Randolph

| November 3, 2011

Sarah Hibler ’14 was the high-point rider at the Randolph/Lynchburg College Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Show hosted by Randolph College on Oct. 7. Class winners include Katie Drake ’14 in her first IHSA show in novice fences, Laura Leitch ’14 in advanced walk trot canter and Hibler in intermediate fences and flat. Other standings include: [...]

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