Archive for April, 2012

Youth Dancers Find Their Own Groove at Sweet Briar

Youth Dancers Find Their Own Groove at Sweet Briar

| April 27, 2012

Sweet Briar College will host its annual Community Youth Dance Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in Murchison Lane Auditorium. The event features choreography and performances by local children who participate in dance classes at the College. It is free and open to the public. Dance professor Ella Magruder, who directs the youth dance, [...]

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Fairy Tale Expert to Speak on Hunger Games

| April 24, 2012

Sweet Briar College will present “From Hunger Narratives to Hunger Games: Fairy-tale Tricksters,” a talk by renowned fairy tale scholar Maria Tatar, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Boxwood Room at the Elston Inn Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Sweet Briar’s Lectures and [...]

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Biologist Argues Fishery is Risky Business

Biologist Argues Fishery is Risky Business

| April 24, 2012

  Soon, cownose rays will be arriving at their summer breeding ground in the Chesapeake Bay. They swarm into the Bay, by some estimates in the millions, setting up an inevitable clash between man and fish that seems to escalate with each migration. The rays — big mollusk-eating predators — are blamed for harming commercial [...]

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Sweet Briar Hosts Girls on the Run Spring 5K

Sweet Briar Hosts Girls on the Run Spring 5K

| April 20, 2012

Sweet Briar College will host the Girls on the Run of Central Virginia Spring Celebration 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5 on campus. The Lynchburg-based Girls on the Run council has already held one race at Sweet Briar since the two women’s organizations announced a partnership in August 2011. Formerly known as Girls on [...]

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Sweet Briar Choir and Orchestra Present Spring Concerts

Sweet Briar Choir and Orchestra Present Spring Concerts

| April 19, 2012

At Sweet Briar College, the month of April promises to end on a musical note, with the Spring Choir Concert taking place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in Memorial Chapel, followed by the Spring Chamber Orchestra performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, also in the chapel. Both events are free and open to [...]

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Sweet Briar Celebrates 26th Annual Arts Day

Sweet Briar Celebrates 26th Annual Arts Day

| April 17, 2012

The 26th annual Arts Day will be held at Sweet Briar College on the morning of Friday, April 20. Shelbie Filson, who is organizing this year’s event, says the College is expecting 314 Amherst County fifth-grade students. Before attending workshops across campus, the students will eat breakfast in Prothro Dining Hall beginning at 9:15 a.m. [...]

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Endstation Says ‘Come Play’ in Central Virginia

Endstation Says ‘Come Play’ in Central Virginia

| April 17, 2012

From June 1 to July 22, the Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival, produced annually by Endstation Theatre Company and held at Sweet Briar College near Amherst, Va., is inviting visitors from around the region to “come play” in Central Virginia. Festival audience members will be offered discounts at various local restaurants, wineries, breweries and hotels [...]

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Business Sophomores Place Second in State

| April 13, 2012

Emily Cochran ’14 and Katie Drake ’14 recently placed second in a statewide competition sponsored by Virginia Phi Beta Lambda. Cochran scored second highest in the state on a statistical analysis test, while Drake was second on a financial concepts test. Phi Beta Lambda, the college and university division of the Future Business Leaders of [...]

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Spring Dance Concert Features ‘Tusculum Ghosts’

Spring Dance Concert Features ‘Tusculum Ghosts’

| April 13, 2012

Sweet Briar College’s annual Spring Dance Concert will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, and at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Murchison Lane Auditorium. A dynamic mix of modern dance, ballet and multimedia performance, the show includes several guest artists, as well as Sweet Briar faculty and students. Samantha Angus ’05, who [...]

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Sweet Briar Riders Qualify for National Show

| April 13, 2012

The Sweet Briar riding program is sending two riders to compete for national championships at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association finals. The show will be held May 3-6 at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, N.C. On Saturday, April 7, three Vixens competed in the Zone 4 finals — the qualifiers for the national show [...]

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