Archive for January, 2012

SBC’s ‘Shark Man’ to Speak on State of the Oceans

SBC’s ‘Shark Man’ to Speak on State of the Oceans

| January 30, 2012

Sweet Briar biology professor John Morrissey will kick off the Great Decisions Lecture Series 2012 with his presentation “State of the Oceans” at 3 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 2 in the Lynchburg Public Library Community Room, 2315 Memorial Ave. Great Decisions is a national, civic education program that encourages participants to learn about U.S. foreign [...]

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DOE Fund Leads to STEM Development Grant for Local Schools

| January 28, 2012

The Toshiba America Foundation has announced that it will sponsor a local K-12 school project undertaken by school divisions in Bedford, Appomattox and Campbell County in collaboration with area colleges. “Toy Race Cars, Magnets and Copper Coils” will receive $909 to fund equipment needed to implement a lesson plan created through a grant-funded partnership among [...]

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‘Points’ Opens in Babcock Gallery

‘Points’ Opens in Babcock Gallery

| January 26, 2012

“Points on a Line,” an exhibition of drawings and prints by Leigh Ann Beavers, will be on display Feb. 2 through April 29 in Sweet Briar College’s Babcock Gallery. Each of the 40 works in the show depict vines, thorns and other details of the common blackberry, rubus allegheniensis. In her artist statement Beavers notes [...]

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Lunatic Farmer: ‘Folks, This Ain’t Normal’

Lunatic Farmer: ‘Folks, This Ain’t Normal’

| January 20, 2012

 Alternative farmer Joel Salatin, whose Polyface Farm and “beyond-organic” agricultural methods have achieved fame in books and movies, will speak at Sweet Briar College on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Salatin, a prolific writer and notoriously entertaining speaker, doesn’t like to use the word “lecture,” preferring instead “performance.” Accordingly, he will perform “Folks, This Ain’t Normal,” at [...]

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For Wildlife Specialist, Summer’s Dog Days are Good Times

For Wildlife Specialist, Summer’s Dog Days are Good Times

| January 17, 2012

Kimberly Leach Burge says Sweet Briar stoked her love for “all things reptiles and amphibians,” but lately she’s developed a fondness for Boykin spaniels, too. The 2000 biology graduate is a wildlife education specialist for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. The spaniels have become an important asset to her work with a statewide project [...]

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Exhibition Stars ‘This Green Earth’

Exhibition Stars ‘This Green Earth’

| January 13, 2012

“This Green Earth: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection,” will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 in Sweet Briar College’s Pannell Art Gallery. The exhibition’s title is taken from “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey,” a poem by William Wordsworth: “ … Therefore am I still/A lover of [...]

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U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Honors ’66 Alumna

| January 9, 2012

Katharine “Kit” Baker Sydnor ’66 has received the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association’s Jane Marshall Dillon award for teaching beginning riders in the hunter jumper discipline. Read more in The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger online at NJ.com: “Recognition for a Teacher and Mentor.”

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‘Visitor’(s) from Hollywood Invade Grammer

‘Visitor’(s) from Hollywood Invade Grammer

| January 4, 2012

Jason Thielen (center), an independent filmmaker and animator, directs the cast and crew of his short movie, a visual effects thriller featuring a computer-generated creature. Actor Nathan Walker (far left) is wearing a “gray suit” with tracking markers used for reference to create realistic movement.Independent filmmakers Jason Thielen and wife Kathleen McCabe of Marina del [...]

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