Archive for August, 2011

Wyllie Engineering Receives ABET Accreditation

| August 30, 2011

Sweet Briar College’s Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program has received accreditation for its engineering science degree program from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. ABET Inc. is the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. Accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process that evaluates curriculum, faculty, facilities [...]

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None Likely to Forget Start of 106th Session

None Likely to Forget Start of 106th Session

| August 25, 2011

President Jo Ellen Parker began the Opening Convocation of Sweet Briar’s 106th session on Aug. 24 with what she acknowledged probably wouldn’t be the last earthquake reference of the day.

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Wroten Starts New Year in the Lead

Wroten Starts New Year in the Lead

| August 20, 2011

The walnut trees along Sweet Briar Drive have begun to drop their leaves, a sure sign students are due back on campus. As first-years, who arrived this weekend, explore their home for the next four years, upperclasswomen will be absorbing what’s new and what has stayed the same. Returning students know to expect a little [...]

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Local Artists’ Pride in Place on Display

Local Artists’ Pride in Place on Display

| August 17, 2011

Local artists behind the works in “Red Clay and Blue Mountains: Celebrating Amherst County” will be on hand for a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 in Benedict Gallery. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition, which will be on view through Nov. 20, is a nod to [...]

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Sweet Briar Sponsors, Hosts Girls on the Run

Sweet Briar Sponsors, Hosts Girls on the Run

| August 16, 2011

Sweet Briar College and Girls on the Run of Greater Lynchburg have announced a partnership aimed squarely at achieving their shared goals: educating and empowering young women. The women’s college will be a sponsor and will host the next central Virginia-area Girls on the Run 5K race on Nov. 19 on its 3,250-acre campus in [...]

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Alumna Brought Afghan Students, Sweet Briar Together

Alumna Brought Afghan Students, Sweet Briar Together

| August 4, 2011

Last May, during Sweet Briar’s commencement, a quiet scene unfolded among people special to one another in extraordinary ways. The larger story had, in fact, taken place over the previous four years. Two Afghan students hugged the woman who’d make their educations in the United States possible. One, Fazila Noorzad, wore Anne Parker Schmalz’s 1962 [...]

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Engineering Campers Drum Up Bright Ideas

Engineering Campers Drum Up Bright Ideas

| August 1, 2011

“Can we get a drum roll from the drum shirt?” Bethany Brinkman asked, and Lydia Fleck promptly obliged, tapping out an electronic tattoo on her belly. The fanfare heralded the moment all gathered in Heuer Auditorium were waiting for. Would the Rube Goldberg machine work? Brinkman, who’d overseen its construction by Fleck and 21 other [...]

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