Archive for July, 2012

SBC holds seminar for German teachers

SBC holds seminar for German teachers

| July 31, 2012

German teachers from around the country arrived at Sweet Briar College on Sunday to attend the eighth annual “TPRS Coaching and Learning” seminar, which runs from July 29 through Aug. 3. The seminar focuses on “Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling” (TPRS), a method developed by Blaine Ray. In the last 20 years, TPRS has [...]

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Sweet Briar intern is bound to travel

Sweet Briar intern is bound to travel

| July 31, 2012

When working for a travel organization, chances are you’ll get to do quite a bit of sightseeing and traveling yourself — and what better place to do that than in London? This summer, Sarah Hibler ’14 has been interning with BritBound, a travel company that helps foreigners who are relocating to the U.K.

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UVa writers find new muse at Sweet Briar

UVa writers find new muse at Sweet Briar

| July 30, 2012

It’s a Thursday morning in July, and the second session of UVa’s Young Writers Workshop is in full swing. For 30 years, high school kids from across the country and abroad have been gathering to immerse themselves in their art. But one thing is different in 2012: It’s the first time the workshop is taking place on the campus of Sweet Briar College.

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Sweet Briar hosts Virginia Historical Societies Conference

| July 30, 2012

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources and Sweet Briar College’s Tusculum Institute will hold a workshop-based conference for historical societies Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Elston Inn Conference Center at Sweet Briar College. The conference, which includes an interactive workshop, is geared toward anyone who is involved in one of the hundreds of historical societies [...]

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Engineering camp powers girls’ imaginations

Engineering camp powers girls’ imaginations

| July 27, 2012

In front of Guion, two high school girls work feverishly on a rusty pink bicycle. The project is part of a hands-on engineering camp for girls interested in “Exploring Engineering Design” at Sweet Briar College.

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SBC’s Wittman performs with Ash Lawn Opera

SBC’s Wittman performs with Ash Lawn Opera

| July 26, 2012

Loretta L. Wittman, associate professor and director of Sweet Briar’s musical theater program, is performing in Ash Lawn Opera’s production of “The Music Man” this summer in Charlottesville.

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Private colleges host tours July 30-Aug. 4

| July 23, 2012

Sweet Briar College will welcome rising high school juniors and seniors and their families for tours and information sessions as part of Virginia Private College Week from Monday, July 30 through Saturday, Aug. 4.

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Aaaaahhhh! G-ghosts!

| July 19, 2012

Wow. We suspected the Sweet Briar College episode of “School Spirits” on SyFy would be sensational — and it was. That Lucian is one bad dude. If you believe in ghosts.

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Dalvini returns to Turkey as Fulbright grantee

Dalvini returns to Turkey as Fulbright grantee

| July 18, 2012

Erin Dalvini ’12 has received a 10-month Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for the 2012-2013 academic year. She will be teaching at Amasya University in Amasya, Turkey. She is the second Sweet Briar graduate in as many years to go to Turkey as a Fulbright ETA.

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Intern’s opportunities click in D.C.

Intern’s opportunities click in D.C.

| July 17, 2012

Whether you’re looking for that first job or the perfect internship, networking is key — especially when the network is made up of Sweet Briar alumnae. This spring, Sarah Lindemann ’13 connected with NCWO president Susan Scanlan ’69, who offered her a PR and photography internship in Washington, D.C.

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