Archive for February, 2012

Engineering Sounds Great to Local Middle School Girls

Engineering Sounds Great to Local Middle School Girls

| February 28, 2012

Twenty-five sixth-grade girls from Nelson Middle School in Lovingston came to Sweet Briar yesterday for the first Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The event was organized by Hank Yochum, director of the Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program, and project coordinator Paulette Porter-Stransky as part of National Engineering Week (Feb. 19-25). While Sweet Briar has [...]

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Iranian Writer Shares Bestselling Memoir at SBC

Iranian Writer Shares Bestselling Memoir at SBC

| February 28, 2012

Iranian-born writer Jasmin Darznik will read from her book, “The Good Daughter: A Memoir of my Mother’s Hidden Life,” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the Browsing Room at Cochran Library. The reading is free and open to the public. Darznik, who lives in Charlottesville and teaches English and creative writing at Washington and [...]

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Vixens Finish Second in IHSA Region, Send Three Riders to Zones

| February 28, 2012

Three Sweet Briar riders qualified to compete for Intercollegiate Horse Show Association individual zone titles at the back-to-back regular-season finale and Region 2 final competitions at the University of Virginia on Sunday, Feb. 26. As a team, the Vixens held on to their second-place standing to close regional IHSA competition for the year.

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Engineering Sounds Great to Local Middle School Girls

Engineering Sounds Great to Local Middle School Girls

| February 24, 2012

Twenty-five sixth-grade girls from Nelson Middle School in Lovingston came to Sweet Briar yesterday for the first Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The event was organized by Hank Yochum, director of the Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program, and project coordinator Paulette Porter-Stransky as part of National Engineering Week (Feb. 19-25). While Sweet Briar has [...]

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Vixens Head Into Regional Finals in Second Place

| February 23, 2012

With one regular-season competition remaining for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 4, Region 2 title, Sweet Briar is in second place in the standings, just five points behind Bridgewater College. The two region leaders tied for second place with 36 points at the most recent IHSA show at Hollins University on Feb. 18. Hollins [...]

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‘Entangled Lives’ is Journey of Discovery and Healing

‘Entangled Lives’ is Journey of Discovery and Healing

| February 23, 2012

The ease with which Pam Smith and Ann Neel shared a stage in Sweet Briar’s Memorial Chapel Wednesday evening belied some difficult times in their relationship. They were strangers who’d become friends and collaborators through a mutual passion for genealogy, both tracing their family roots wherever they led from Randolph County, Mo. About two years [...]

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Anthropologist Eric Gable to Speak on ‘Jefferson’s Ardor’

Anthropologist Eric Gable to Speak on ‘Jefferson’s Ardor’

| February 23, 2012

Discussions about race and culture figure prominently on Sweet Briar’s calendar this season — whether it’s “TestingTolerance,” this year’s Honors Program theme, or two women’s “Entangled Lives.” But what was Thomas Jefferson’s take on these issues? Professor of anthropology Eric Gable attempts to answer this question from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the 1948 [...]

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Annual Gospel Fest Set for Feb. 26

| February 19, 2012

Sweet Briar College will host its annual Gospel Fest at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in Memorial Chapel. Gospel Fest is a longstanding tradition at Sweet Briar, known to draw some of the region’s finest gospel singers and choirs. It has variously been described over the years as a “feast to the ears” and a [...]

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Sweet Briar ‘Cave Women’ Encounter Bat Epidemic

Sweet Briar ‘Cave Women’ Encounter Bat Epidemic

| February 17, 2012

For those who like dark places and clambering between rocks, caves are pretty exciting already. But if there’s one thing that can up their wow-factor, it’s bats. Recently, Sweet Briar students saw both during SWEBOP’s spelunking trip to Island Ford Cave in Covington. The group was led by director of outdoor programs Tasha Purcell and instructors Jordanne [...]

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‘Entangled Lives’ Exposes America’s Complex Racial Story

‘Entangled Lives’ Exposes America’s Complex Racial Story

| February 15, 2012

Sweet Briar College will host “Entangled Lives,” a presentation by two women who share an extraordinary and complicated history, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Memorial Chapel. It’s a tale that traverses much of the country, including Virginia. Ann Neel and Pam Smith thought their stories first intersected in 1990, when Smith called Neel [...]

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