Archive for March, 2011

Recital Celebrates 25 Years of Teaching, Community

Recital Celebrates 25 Years of Teaching, Community

| March 31, 2011

Pianist Rebecca McCord, a professor of music at Sweet Briar, will perform a Silver Anniversary Recital at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8 in the College’s Memorial Chapel. McCord will include on the program some of the piano’s most beloved repertoire, including Frédéric Chopin’s “Scherzo No. 3” in C-sharp minor and Johannes Brahms’ “Intermezzo” in [...]

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Campus Environs Yield Dance Concert Props

Campus Environs Yield Dance Concert Props

| March 31, 2011

Bamboo harvested from the campus’ deep woods, vocals by women singing medieval texts — oh, and an Astroturf ramp and puffy plastic bags. Such a list can only describe Sweet Briar College’s Spring Dance Concert, which is set for 8 p.m. Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 in Murchison Lane Auditorium. Student choreographers Jessica [...]

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Campus Environs Yield Dance Concert Props

Campus Environs Yield Dance Concert Props

| March 31, 2011

  Bamboo harvested from the campus’ deep woods, vocals by women singing medieval texts — oh, and an Astroturf ramp and puffy plastic bags. Such a list can only describe Sweet Briar College’s Spring Dance Concert, which is set for 8 p.m. Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 in Murchison Lane Auditorium. Student choreographers [...]

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Conference Brings Wealth of Writers to Campus

| March 30, 2011

Student writers who have been chosen from among their peers at colleges and universities across the country will gather at Sweet Briar College to take part in an intensive four-day workshop. Sweet Briar’s third annual Creative Writing Conference for undergraduates will be held Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10 at the Elston Inn Conference [...]

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‘Real Women’ Show Paintings in Benedict

‘Real Women’ Show Paintings in Benedict

| March 28, 2011

An opening reception and gallery talk by the artists of “Real Women Who Paint: Five Artists” will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31 in Benedict Gallery at Sweet Briar College. Works by area painters Janet Dance, Cheryl Hawkins, Kaye Lipscomb, Kelly Mattox and Nancy McDearmon will be on view through May 23. The [...]

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Kat Alexander receives Presidential Medal

Kat Alexander receives Presidential Medal

| March 25, 2011

Kathryn “Kat” Alexander was named the 2011 recipient of the Presidential Medal, the highest honor that Sweet Briar bestows on students.

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Lecture Focuses on Preservation’s Green Side

| March 25, 2011

Jean Carroon, author of “Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings” and a principal at Goody Clancy, a Boston-based design and planning firm, will present a lecture on sustainable preservation at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in the 1948 Theater in the Fitness and Athletics Center at Sweet Briar College. Carroon will talk about the need to [...]

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Students Invited to Poetry Symposium

| March 23, 2011

Four Sweet Briar students were invited to present original poetry or papers on poetry at Virginia Military Institutes’s fourth annual Poetry Symposium. This year’s symposium, which focused on war poetry, began Friday, March 4 with a reading by Iraq War poet Brian Turner, author of the award-winning “Here, Bullet” (2005). A winner of the Alice [...]

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Professor Remembered Through Living Memorial

Professor Remembered Through Living Memorial

| March 17, 2011

Professor Dave Orvos arrived at Sweet Briar in 2000 to help establish the College’s environmental studies department. A biologist and toxicologist with experience in industry and teaching, he created a major in environmental science and helped develop the newly expanded environmental studies major while building the department as its first chair. David Robert Orvos died [...]

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Art of Surprise: Look and Occasionally Even Touch

Art of Surprise: Look and Occasionally Even Touch

| March 17, 2011

Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg will present a gallery talk at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 in Sweet Briar College’s Babcock Gallery during an opening reception for her art exhibition, which will be on display through May 8. Hochberg, who chairs the fine arts department at Kutztown University, will address her role as both artist and department [...]

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