Archive for November, 2012

Zombies, luncheon resonate with donors

Zombies, luncheon resonate with donors

| November 28, 2012

Sweet Briar College business students raised nearly $3,000 in two recent fundraisers to benefit the Jennifer Hunter Yates Sarcoma Foundation. Both events were held in honor of Sweet Briar student Claire Shaw ’15, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma this summer.

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College presents ‘ASIA: An Evening of Performance’

College presents ‘ASIA: An Evening of Performance’

| November 20, 2012

Sweet Briar College’s Division of Performing Arts will present “ASIA: An Evening of Performance” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in Pannell Gallery. The event takes place in conjunction with the art exhibition “ASIA,” which opened Sept. 14 and runs until Dec. 14.

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Experts, Sweet Briar make cameos in novel

Experts, Sweet Briar make cameos in novel

| November 20, 2012

As author Barbara Kingsolver promotes her latest best-seller in interviews around the country, she mentions the help she received from Sweet Briar research professor of biology Lincoln Brower and his wife, Duberg Professor of Ecology Linda Fink.

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Renovation gift honors music professor

Renovation gift honors music professor

| November 16, 2012

Visitors to Babcock 127 will find the space much improved for teaching, rehearsing and performing thanks — in a roundabout way — to music professor and pianist Rebecca McCord.

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Y:1 students get high-tech exposure

Y:1 students get high-tech exposure

| November 16, 2012

Students in Janet Stevens’ “Economic Botany” class use iPads and high-tech photographic technology to study plant communities on Sweet Briar’s campus.

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Pannell Scholar: Engineering fits girls to a ‘T’

Pannell Scholar: Engineering fits girls to a ‘T’

| November 15, 2012

Kelsey Barta has invited Lynchburg and Amherst middle schoolers here for an after-school “Engineering for Girls” event, the first of three designed to get young girls excited about the field of engineering.

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Fisch to join riding program

Fisch to join riding program

| November 14, 2012

The Sweet Briar riding program has announced that Elizabeth “Lizzie” Fisch will join the instructional and coaching team on Jan. 1.

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Sweet Briar opens 19th-century cabin to visitors

Sweet Briar opens 19th-century cabin to visitors

| November 9, 2012

Sweet Briar’s historic 19th-century cabin will be open to visitors for self-guided tours in November and December.

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Girls on the Run returns to Sweet Briar

Girls on the Run returns to Sweet Briar

| November 9, 2012

Sweet Briar College will host the Girls on the Run of Central Virginia Fall 2012 Celebration 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

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German professor recognized by AATG’s Virginia chapter

German professor recognized by AATG’s Virginia chapter

| November 7, 2012

The Virginia chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German has created the “Ronald Horwege Award of Outstanding Service” in honor of a revered Sweet Briar professor.

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