Archive for August, 2012

Valuable lessons for Sweet Briar’s 107th year

Valuable lessons for Sweet Briar’s 107th year

| August 30, 2012

Sweet Briar’s 107th Opening Convocation on Aug. 29 began with a list of cheerful announcements from President Jo Ellen Parker — eleven classroom renovations, an updated servery in Prothro, the library construction and three generous donations to the College would all create “just the right environment” for learning, Parker said.

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Sweet Briar honors outstanding students

Sweet Briar honors outstanding students

| August 30, 2012

A number of academic prizes were awarded to outstanding Sweet Briar students during Wednesday’s 107th Opening Convocation.

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Asian art on display

Asian art on display

| August 30, 2012

Sweet Briar College will open its exhibition “ASIA: Selections from the Permanent Collection” with a reception at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in Pannell Gallery. The exhibition runs until Dec. 14 and is free and open to the public.

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Diversity unites

Diversity unites

| August 28, 2012

There is more to the notion of “diversity” than meets the eye, say a group of passionate Sweet Briar upperclasswomen. And they’re not afraid to expose some of their rawest emotions to explain what they mean.

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A look at how ‘Sweet Briar Creates’

A look at how ‘Sweet Briar Creates’

| August 23, 2012

Sweet Briar College will open its fall arts season on Thursday, Aug. 30 in Benedict Gallery. The first of a series of three exhibitions, “Sweet Briar Creates I” celebrates artwork by professors, students and friends during the early days of the College.

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Beautiful campus, accessible profs, et al. keep SBC on top-20 lists

Beautiful campus, accessible profs, et al. keep SBC on top-20 lists

| August 20, 2012

Sweet Briar College is ranked in five of the Princeton Review’s top-20 lists in its 2013 college guide, which was released today. Sweet Briar moved up three spots from last year’s list of America’s most beautiful campuses, coming in at No. 3, according to the Princeton Review’s “The Best 377 Colleges.”

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Smarter classrooms, revamped dining service await students as summer draws to end

Smarter classrooms, revamped dining service await students as summer draws to end

| August 16, 2012

Carpenters, electricians and installers of all stripes have descended in force on Sweet Briar’s campus this summer as a number of classrooms and the Prothro serving area undergo makeovers.

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Waxter Forum creator dies

Waxter Forum creator dies

| August 15, 2012

The Sweet Briar community was saddened to learn of the death of Julia “Judy” Baldwin Waxter ’49 on July 30, 2012.

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Cochran Library plan honors past, serves future

Cochran Library plan honors past, serves future

| August 14, 2012

Construction crews have broken ground on a new wing on the west side of Sweet Briar College’s Mary Helen Cochran Library. The work is the first of three phases that will include removal and replacement of the Dana Wing, a 1967 addition to the north side of the historic 1929 building.

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