Archive for June, 2012

Sweet Briar wins four international awards

Sweet Briar wins four international awards

| June 29, 2012

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has announced the 2012 winners of its international Circle of Excellence Awards. Sweet Briar College’s media, marketing and communications office took home four of them.

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Man drowns in lake at Sweet Briar College

| June 28, 2012

A Lynchburg man drowned Tuesday night after his boat capsized in the upper lake on the campus of Sweet Briar College.

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Open house for young artists is June 29

Open house for young artists is June 29

| June 22, 2012

Prospective students interested in the arts are invited to visit Sweet Briar College from Friday, June 29 through Sunday, July 1, for the BLUR Open House. High school students planning to attend the 2013 Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists (BLUR) are also welcome. The open house introduces participants to the College’s vibrant art [...]

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Marine biologist to appear on ‘Virginia Farming’

Marine biologist to appear on ‘Virginia Farming’

| June 21, 2012

Professor of biology and Sweet Briar’s resident “shark man” John Morrissey will appear on “Virginia Farming” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 22 on the public television station WVPT.

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Earthworms, tsunamis and dance moves

Earthworms, tsunamis and dance moves

| June 18, 2012

More than 80 regional elementary school teachers flocked to Lynchburg College on Thursday and Friday to participate in a series of hands-on workshops demonstrating innovative approaches to teaching STEM lessons in grades 4 and 5.

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They’re back

They’re back

| June 12, 2012

Meta Glass Residence Hall was the scene of faux carnage this weekend as independent filmmakers Jason Thielen and wife Kathleen McCabe returned to campus June 9-10 to continue making a pilot visual effects thriller.

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Sweet Briar’s engineering camp is taking applications

Sweet Briar’s engineering camp is taking applications

| June 11, 2012

Sweet Briar College is inviting high school girls to sign up for its summer “Exploring Engineering Design” course to be held July 22-27. The class is open to rising juniors and seniors; deadline to register is June 20.

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Alumna shares her ‘Art, Soul & Destiny’

Alumna shares her ‘Art, Soul & Destiny’

| June 8, 2012

Sweet Briar Class of 1980 graduate Jill Steenhuis recently published “Art, Soul & Destiny: An Artist’s Journey from America to Provence.” Available for pre-order online, the book is a culmination of Steenhuis’ 31 years as an American living in Provence.

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Sweet Briar and LC move forward on STEM project

Sweet Briar and LC move forward on STEM project

| June 5, 2012

Sweet Briar and Lynchburg College will hold a STEM conference at Lynchburg College June 13-15. Participating teachers will present results from the colleges’ shared curriculum development project, “Central Virginia Collaborative for Developing STEM Lessons to Improve Learning in Grades 4 and 5.”

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Sweet Briar students explore teaching at R.S. Payne

Sweet Briar students explore teaching at R.S. Payne

| June 1, 2012

At Sweet Briar, internships are a vital part of the academic experience. For the past few weeks, rising seniors Alyssa Berkeley and Jessica Murphy have been teaching at Lynchburg’s Gifted Opportunities Center at R.S. Payne Elementary School.

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