Archive for February, 2011

Bestselling author of ‘Quarterlife Crisis’ to speak at Sweet Briar

Bestselling author of ‘Quarterlife Crisis’ to speak at Sweet Briar

| February 25, 2011

Sweet Briar College will host a lecture and book signing by New York Times bestselling investigative journalist Alexandra Robbins, author of “The Overachievers” and “Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3 at the Elston Inn Conference Center. Admission is free. Robbins will speak about issues relating to two of her books “The [...]

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Vixens Send Two Riders to IHSA Zones

| February 25, 2011

On Sunday, Feb. 20, Sweet Briar’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team members competed in two shows at the University of Virginia. The morning competition was the final Region 2 regular season show. The regional finals were held in the afternoon to determine who would advance to Zone 4 finals. Sweet Briar wrapped up the regular [...]

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Soprano Louise Toppin Hopes Listeners Find New Favorites

Soprano Louise Toppin Hopes Listeners Find New Favorites

| February 25, 2011

Soprano Louise Toppin, a finalist in the Munich International Competition and winner of the Metropolitan Opera regional auditions, will perform music by well-known European and African-American composers at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4 in Memorial Chapel at Sweet Briar College. Toppin says her programs are always intended to both educate and entertain. “I enjoy [...]

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‘Dine to Build’ Supports Habitat for Humanity

| February 25, 2011

Sweet Briar College’s business management lab will host “Dine to Build,” a spaghetti dinner fundraiser, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at Ascension Episcopal Church in Amherst.

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One Wins High Point; One Qualifies for Regionals at Hollins IHSA Show

| February 24, 2011

Sweet Briar’s Ali Davidson ’13 was the high-point rider at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association competition at Hollins University on Feb. 19. Davidson led the Vixen IHSA team, winning first place in the open over fences and open flat. Also bringing home ribbons were first-year Olivia Smith, who was third in open over fences and [...]

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Bradt Fund Engages JYF Community Through Distinguished Speaker Series

| February 23, 2011

Sweet Briar’s Junior Year in France will host the inaugural Patricia Nichols Lectureship in French Arts and Literature with guest speaker Philippe Labro on March 15 in Paris. Labro is a distinguished novelist, journalist, film director and television executive. Labro attended Washington and Lee University in the 1950s when he was 18 and wrote a [...]

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Alouf Leads Education Association

| February 22, 2011

Jim Alouf, Sweet Briar professor of education and director of the College’s master’s in teaching and education programs, was recognized as the new president of the Association of Teacher Educators at the organization’s annual meeting on Feb. 16. He will serve during the 2011-2012 term. Jonathan Green, dean of the College, and his wife, Lynn [...]

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‘Feast’ on Gospel Music Feb. 27

| February 22, 2011

Sweet Briar College’s annual Gospel Fest, featuring some of the area’s best gospel choirs and singers, will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 in Memorial Chapel. Among the groups and soloists who will be performing are Ordained Voices of St. Mary Baptist Church, Paul Kee of Fellowship Church of Christ, Oak Hill Baptist [...]

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Inaugural Admissions Open House a High Point for Prospective Riders

| February 21, 2011

The Sweet Briar riding open house on Feb. 18 and 19 was Phoenix Ray’s third visit to campus, suggesting she already has a strong interest in attending the College. Nonetheless Ray, a junior high school student from Cookeville, Tenn., is serious about riding in college, so meeting with the program’s instructors (both human and equine) [...]

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Students walk in CIA’s wingtips through crisis simulation

| February 21, 2011

A team of five international affairs students from Sweet Briar recently traveled to the College of William & Mary’s new Cohen Career Center to participate in a first-time event — a competitive foreign policy crisis simulation.

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