Archive for June, 2013

Common Reading to inspire action

Common Reading to inspire action

| June 20, 2013

Reading can be a passive and solitary pastime, but not if nearly everyone on campus is captivated by the same book — nor if that book challenges us to see the world from someone else’s perspective. Sweet Briar’s 2013 Common Reading selection is meant to do just that and more: to spark discussion, but also action.

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A little change goes a long way

A little change goes a long way

| June 14, 2013

When Frances Kirven Morse ’68 arrived at Sweet Briar, the times they were a-changin’. That was fine with the young woman from Columbus, Ga., who was always singing along to Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez and Dylan.

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Arts boom as UVa’s Young Writers take residence

Arts boom as UVa’s Young Writers take residence

| June 14, 2013

Sweet Briar College will welcome back the University of Virginia’s renowned Young Writers Workshop for its second year in residence on campus this summer.

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Letter from President Parker on death of Liz Wilson ’13

Letter from President Parker on death of Liz Wilson ’13

| June 13, 2013

It is with great sadness that I write to tell you of the death of Elizabeth “Liz” Wilson ’13, who in May received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with minors in business and classics.

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BLUR summer camp opens June 16

BLUR summer camp opens June 16

| June 7, 2013

Sweet Briar College’s third annual Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists will be held June 16 through July 7 on its campus. This year, the camp has added music and technical theater to its repertoire of theater, creative writing and visual arts.

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Litigation Counsel of America taps ’72 alumna

Litigation Counsel of America taps ’72 alumna

| June 5, 2013

Marion F. Walker ’72, an attorney of counsel with Fisher & Phillips LLP, was formally inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America at the LCA’s recent 2013 Spring Conference & Induction of Fellows.

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Griffith named Mullin Scholar

Griffith named Mullin Scholar

| June 4, 2013

The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California has selected Sweet Briar assistant professor of English David Griffith as a Generations in Dialogue, or GID, scholar. He is one of six young academics chosen from among 121 applicants.

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Annual workshop highlights ‘Civil Rights in Education’

| June 3, 2013

Sweet Briar College will host the annual Teaching with Historic Places workshop, co-sponsored by the Tusculum Institute and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, on Saturday, June 15. This year’s theme is “Civil Rights in Education.”

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