Archive for April, 2011

Taylor Named ODAC Tennis Rookie, Player of the Year

Taylor Named ODAC Tennis Rookie, Player of the Year

| April 30, 2011

First-year player Ariel Taylor of Springfield was named both Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year. Taylor also was named to the ODAC first team at No. 1 singles. At the first singles position, Taylor went 16-0 for the season, 9-0 in the conference.

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Junior is Indonesia Bound for Summer Internship

Junior is Indonesia Bound for Summer Internship

| April 29, 2011

Sweet Briar College junior Corinne Adams of Acton, Mass., is preparing to spend her summer helping to prevent domestic violence as an intern at a women’s crisis center in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Adams, who is majoring in English and creative writing with a minor in government, won the competitive grant from the Freeman Indonesian Non-profit Internship [...]

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Sweet Briar Names New Dean of the Faculty

Sweet Briar Names New Dean of the Faculty

| April 28, 2011

Amy Jessen-Marshall, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, has been named vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Sweet Briar College. Sweet Briar President Jo Ellen Parker announced the appointment, which will begin in July 2011. Jessen-Marshall takes over for Jonathan D. Green, [...]

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Lt. Gov. Bolling speaks at dinner to celebrate entrepreneurs

Lt. Gov. Bolling speaks at dinner to celebrate entrepreneurs

| April 23, 2011

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling was the keynote speaker at a dinner on Thursday evening organized by Sweet Briar’s business department in honor of local entrepreneurs.

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Divas Search for Selfless Man in ‘Too Many Sopranos’

Divas Search for Selfless Man in ‘Too Many Sopranos’

| April 22, 2011

Sweet Briar College’s Opera Workshop is back with its own production of Edwin Penhorwood’s comic English opera, “Too Many Sopranos.” Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 in Murchison Lane Auditorium. In director Marcia Thom’s version, four divas arrive at heaven’s gates only to discover that they must [...]

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Composer Looks Back at Body of Work

Composer Looks Back at Body of Work

| April 20, 2011

Jonathan Green has composed more than 40 pieces of music for Sweet Briar’s Concert Choir during his time as a professor and dean at the College. For his final Spring Choir Concert before taking a new post as provost and dean of the faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University, Green has selected highlights from this 15-year [...]

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Community Hits the Hardwoods for Habitat

| April 15, 2011

On Sunday, April 3, students in Sweet Briar’s business management lab hosted the Hoops for Habitat 3v3 Basketball Tournament at the College’s Fitness and Athletics Center to raise money for Amherst County Habitat for Humanity. Many hours went into planning the tournament, which raised $672. Fifteen teams of either three or four people participated and [...]

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Technology + flexibility = cool classroom

| April 14, 2011

When Sweet Briar’s first students took their seats in Benedict 101, they sat in the 1906 version of a state-of-the-art classroom.

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College Sponsors Equine Apprentice Program

| April 14, 2011

Sweet Briar College has recently signed on as presenting sponsor of the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association’s Equine Junior Apprentice Program: Your Backstage Pass. Previously known as the Junior Career Development Program, the Equine Junior Apprentice Program provides junior and collegiate riders with an opportunity to apprentice for a day with a competition judge, show manager, [...]

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Scholarship Paves Way to Study Turkish

Scholarship Paves Way to Study Turkish

| April 12, 2011

Erin Dalvini of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a junior anthropology major at Sweet Briar College, has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study in Ankara, Turkey, during the summer of 2011. Dalvini will attend the TÖMER Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Centre at Ankara University. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is administered by the [...]

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