Archive for May, 2011

Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival Kicks Off

Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival Kicks Off

| May 30, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011 The Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival starts its fourth season at Sweet Briar College with a play to make kids of all ages giggle. The festival’s resident playwright Josh Mikel wrote “Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island” just for “kids and the young at heart.” The play opens Wednesday, June [...]

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Tech and Society students take ingenuity to Brazil

Tech and Society students take ingenuity to Brazil

| May 30, 2011

A team from Sweet Briar College is in Ilhéus, Brazil, for the next two weeks working to improve the daily routines of clients in an occupational therapy clinic.

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C-SPAN Broadcasts 2011 Commencement Address

| May 29, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011 Lara Merriken’s commencement address to Sweet Briar’s Class of 2011 during graduation on May 14 was televised on C-SPAN on May 29. Click here to view the video. Lara Merriken is the founder of the whole-food snack bar company LÄRABAR. Merriken sold the company to General Mills in 2008 and now [...]

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Summer Theater Merriment Locally Flavored

Summer Theater Merriment Locally Flavored

| May 27, 2011

The Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival is a truly Central Virginia experience. Shakespeare outside against a mountain backdrop, picnic dinners and local wines from vines growing practically next door — it’s not your typical night at the theater. The annual festival, now in its fourth year, is produced by Endstation Theatre Company on the campus [...]

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Sweet Briar’s Young ANRC Team Shows Promise

| May 20, 2011

Sweet Briar’s American National Riding Commission team competed in the national division at the ANRC’s 34th annual National Intercollegiate Equitation Championships in April, placing fifth overall. Alexandra Davidson ’13, Elizabeth Hansbrough ’13 and Olivia Smith ’12 rode for the Sweet Briar team. The Vixens were strong in the hunter trials phase and dressage sportif, placing [...]

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‘Phantom’ Star Brings Broadway to the Blue Ridge

‘Phantom’ Star Brings Broadway to the Blue Ridge

| May 17, 2011

Sweet Briar College’s resident Endstation Theatre Company is bringing a sampling of big-time musical theater to Central Virginia with a fundraising event featuring Broadway performer Sean MacLaughlin. MacLaughlin, who is Raoul in the Broadway production of “Phantom of the Opera,” will perform in a benefit concert to raise money in support of Endstation’s fourth-annual Blue [...]

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Anything is Possible — So Change the World, Class of 2011

Anything is Possible — So Change the World, Class of 2011

| May 15, 2011

The Albemarle Pipes and Drums marched regalia-clad processors in and out of Sweet Briar College’s 102nd commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, setting the tone for a festive atmosphere.

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Top ‘All-College’ Honorees Named at Commencement

| May 15, 2011

Each year Sweet Briar College gives special recognition to several graduating students through its all-College awards. The following recipients were honored during commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14.

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Class of 2011 senior awards announced

| May 13, 2011

Each year, Sweet Briar College presents a number of awards to seniors to honor their academic excellence in specific disciplinary areas across the liberal arts and sciences and their exemplary contributions to the welfare of the College community.

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Professor Breaks Down End Times Predictions

| May 13, 2011

As Judgment Day looms, professor of religion Cathy Gutierrez found herself being asked to explain just why it is that some people believe the Rapture is coming on May 21. She made two radio appearances on the same day to discuss the topic, including a nationally broadcast story on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” [...]

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