Archive for May, 2012

Tusculum conference highlights War of 1812

Tusculum conference highlights War of 1812

| May 29, 2012

The Tusculum Institute at Sweet Briar College will host its fourth “Teaching with Historic Places” conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Registration must be received by June 5.

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Passion for history prompts gift

Passion for history prompts gift

| May 19, 2012

Cynthia Wilson Ottaway ’57 has committed $500,000, to be apportioned over 10 years, to establish the Ottaway Endowed Fund to support the Tusculum Institute. Annual contributions will be split between programming costs and building an endowment to fund Tusculum’s core mission.

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Sweet Briar riders in ANRC nationals

Sweet Briar riders in ANRC nationals

| May 18, 2012

Representing Sweet Briar at the 35th ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship, senior Lauren Perhala, junior Ali Davidson and sophomore Olivia Smith rode with a consistency that kept them competitive throughout the two-day event.

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Consistency Keeps SBC Riders Close in ANRC Nationals

Consistency Keeps SBC Riders Close in ANRC Nationals

| May 18, 2012

Representing Sweet Briar at the 35th ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship, senior Lauren Perhala, junior Ali Davidson and sophomore Olivia Smith rode with a consistency that kept them competitive throughout the two-day event. Their fourth-place overall team finish suggests the strength of the field, as they ended the show just a fraction over 10 points [...]

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Commonwealth National good show for SBC riders

Commonwealth National good show for SBC riders

| May 17, 2012

Nine Sweet Briar students recently competed in the Commonwealth National Horse Show in Culpeper, returning with four championship titles and a passel of ribbons.

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SBC riders compete in IHSA nationals

SBC riders compete in IHSA nationals

| May 17, 2012

Sarah Hibler ’14 and Kathryne Richard ’15 recently competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships in Raleigh, N.C., placing 11th and seventh in their respective classes.

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Alex St. Pierre on knowledge and Star Wars

Alex St. Pierre on knowledge and Star Wars

| May 16, 2012

“Be confident in the knowledge you have worked hard to accrue, but never assume that you know something or someone in their entirety. Never cease to inquire, to investigate, to be curious and to be adventurous.”

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‘Wicked’ Broadway sound comes to the Blue Ridge

‘Wicked’ Broadway sound comes to the Blue Ridge

| May 15, 2012

Tory Ross, who has been seen in the national tour of “Wicked” and on Broadway in “9 to 5,” will perform in a benefit concert Saturday, May 19 to support Endstation’s fifth annual Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival.

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‘And may the force be with you, always’

‘And may the force be with you, always’

| May 13, 2012

A bright blue sky speckled with the occasional cloud made for perfect conditions as the Albemarle Pipes and Drums led the Class of 2012 into the quad for Sweet Briar College’s 103rd commencement on Saturday, May 12. President Parker conferred degrees to a total of 153 undergraduate and 11 graduate candidates cheered on by a large crowd of family, friends, faculty, students and alumnae.

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Sweet Briar names top ‘all-College’ honorees

Sweet Briar names top ‘all-College’ honorees

| May 12, 2012

Each year, Sweet Briar College gives special recognition to several graduating students through its all-College awards. The following recipients were honored during commencement on Saturday, May 12.

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