Archive for March, 2012

2012 Presidential Medalist is Crazy Like a Vixen

2012 Presidential Medalist is Crazy Like a Vixen

| March 23, 2012

Once a year, Sweet Briar bestows upon a senior its highest honor, the Presidential Medal. Alexandra St. Pierre accepted this year’s medal from President Jo Ellen Parker on Wednesday, March 21, during the Academic Recognition Dinner. The annual event also celebrates first-year honors and dean’s list students. Speculation is typically rampant as the ritual ceremony [...]

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‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ Opens at Sweet Briar

‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ Opens at Sweet Briar

| March 23, 2012

Sweet Briar Theatre’s spring production, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the College’s Babcock Studio Theater. The performance follows a pre-show lecture at 6 p.m. during dinner in Johnson Dining Room in Prothro. Tickets are reserved and limited. Admission for the March 29 performance is free for [...]

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‘Everyday History’ on display at Sweet Briar

‘Everyday History’ on display at Sweet Briar

| March 22, 2012

Sweet Briar College will open its exhibition “Everyday History: Historical Artifacts from the Sweet Briar Collection” with a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Benedict Gallery.

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St. Pierre to Perform Voice Recital

St. Pierre to Perform Voice Recital

| March 17, 2012

Alexandra St. Pierre will perform her senior voice recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in the College’s Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

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Creative Writers Gather at Sweet Briar for Annual Conference

Creative Writers Gather at Sweet Briar for Annual Conference

| March 14, 2012

Sweet Briar will host its fourth annual Creative Writing Conference from March 22-25. Featuring public readings and craft talks by visiting writers, as well as workshops for participating undergraduate students from various states, it is distinct among writing conferences of its kind in the country. This year, Sweet Briar is expecting a total of 70 [...]

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‘A Writer’s Gotta Have Nerve’

‘A Writer’s Gotta Have Nerve’

| March 13, 2012

Since graduating from Sweet Briar five years ago with a degree in English and creative writing, Shavonne Wei-Ming Clarke ’07 has made quite a name for herself. Last fall, her short story “Third Wife” was published in the Bellevue Literary Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Set in Singapore, the narrative pays homage to [...]

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Lacrosse Magazine Features Sweet Briar Grad

Lacrosse Magazine Features Sweet Briar Grad

| March 12, 2012

Before coming to Sweet Briar in the late 1990s, Jessica Livingston ’00 hadn’t planned on playing lacrosse at all — much less becoming an All-American player and ending up on the cover of Lacrosse Magazine. Yet that’s exactly what happened. Maybe, the magazine speculates in its January issue, it is because “she can’t resist a [...]

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Tusculum Exhibition Opens

Tusculum Exhibition Opens

| March 9, 2012

This week, Sweet Briar Museum’s Whitley Gallery opened its Tusculum Exhibition, a long-term installation and the result of an arts management practicum undertaken last fall by Sweet Briar student Ann Roach ’13. The exhibit features information about Tusculum, the family home of Indiana Fletcher Williams’ mother, Maria Antoinette Crawford Fletcher, and artifacts excavated there by [...]

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Smart Strategies Make Student Debt Manageable

| March 7, 2012

Higher education reporter Liz Barry’s front-page feature in Sunday’s News & Advance sheds light on a topic that’s foremost in the minds of many college students: How to get a degree without drowning in debt. The story, “Rising student loan debt fuels concern among Lynchburg-area colleges,” examines how local colleges, including Sweet Briar, are helping [...]

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Jan Ype Osinga Dies at Age 85

Jan Ype Osinga Dies at Age 85

| March 7, 2012

The Sweet Briar community mourns the death of Jan Ype Osinga, who passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the age of 85. Osinga worked at Sweet Briar for more than 40 years. He was born in Woudsend, in the Netherlands, to the late Ieke Kampen and Johannes Osinga on Feb. 25, 1927. Osinga [...]

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