Author Archive: Janika Carey
When the first 51 women enrolled in Sweet Briar Institute in 1906, they were making history — in more than one way. At the time, most women didn’t go to college, especially not in the South. More than a century later, first-year students at Sweet Briar College are still doing their own thing: they’re among just two percent nationwide who chose to go to a women’s college in 2014.
Sweet Briar’s chapter of Help Save the Next Girl will hold a candlelight vigil in honor of the women in our area who have been abducted and murdered. The event will take place at 7 tonight in Memorial Chapel.
Three theater majors will stage their senior projects at Sweet Briar this semester, beginning with “The Sneeze” on Nov. 7 and 8, followed by “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf” on Nov. 8 and 9, and “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” Dec. 5 and 6.
Sweet Briar College will hold a dedication ceremony celebrating the expansion and renovation of its historic Mary Helen Cochran Library at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the library’s brand-new Rowe Periodical Gallery.
A panel of government service and international affairs professionals will share insights with students and the Sweet Briar community from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Boxwood Room at the Elston Inn Conference Center.
Sweet Briar College’s Babcock Season continues with a performance by dancer, choreographer and teacher Claire Porter, who will present “Job Set” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Murchison Lane Auditorium in the Babcock Fine Arts Center.