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Sweet Briar Riders Qualify for National Show

| April 13, 2012

The Sweet Briar riding program is sending two riders to compete for national championships at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association finals. The show will be held May 3-6 at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, N.C. On Saturday, April 7, three Vixens competed in the Zone 4 finals — the qualifiers for the national show [...]

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Sweet Briar Names Distinguished Alumna of 2011

Sweet Briar Names Distinguished Alumna of 2011

| April 13, 2012

Teresa Pike Tomlinson graduated from Sweet Briar in 1987, the same year the College established its Distinguished Alumna Award. Twenty-five years later, Sweet Briar announced that Tomlinson is the Distinguished Alumna of 2011. Given out by the board of the Alumnae Association, the award honors alumnae, preferably graduates, who have brought distinction to themselves and [...]

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Lecture Features ‘Shakespeare’s Sisters’

Lecture Features ‘Shakespeare’s Sisters’

| April 11, 2012

Sweet Briar alumna Diana Maury Robin ’57 will present this year’s Gerhard Masur Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Wailes Center. “Shakespeare’s Sisters: Voices of Italian Women Writers in England, 1500-1820” is sponsored by Sweet Briar College Friends of the Library. The talk is free and open to the public. Robin [...]

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Sweet Briar displays ‘Modern Reflections on African Society’

Sweet Briar displays ‘Modern Reflections on African Society’

| April 11, 2012

“Modern Reflections on African Society,” an installation of African Art, will open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Babcock Gallery at Sweet Briar College. The exhibition is presented by Professor Cathy Gutierrez’s “Religions of Africa” class and will be on view until May 4. Junior McKinsey Skeens is one of the [...]

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Vixen Riders are 2012 ODAC Champions

Vixen Riders are 2012 ODAC Champions

| April 9, 2012

Sweet Briar director of riding Mimi Wroten was named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year on the same day her program claimed its second ODAC title since winning the conference’s inaugural riding championship 25 years ago. The Vixens won two of three rounds of competition in the 2012 ODAC Equestrian Championships on Friday, [...]

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‘And Then Mozart Stole It’: André Hartmann Performs the History of Music

‘And Then Mozart Stole It’: André Hartmann Performs the History of Music

| April 6, 2012

Before his show Wednesday night at Sweet Briar, German cabaret artist André Hartmann greets each attendee individually. Having performed in front of 200 people in Washington, D.C., the day before, the 35-year-old Bavarian clearly appreciates the College’s intimacy. “The sense of community here is wonderful,” he says, and he’s not just talking about Sweet Briar. [...]

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Studio Art Majors Display Sculpture and Mixed Media

Studio Art Majors Display Sculpture and Mixed Media

| April 6, 2012

An opening reception for “Two Ways: Sweet Briar College Studio Art Majors’ Exhibition,” featuring Krista Maldonado and Ellen Reid, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the College’s Anne Gary Pannell Center Gallery. Hosted each year by Sweet Briar’s gallery staff, the studio art majors’ senior thesis exhibition is the [...]

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College Hosts 85th Annual Horse Show

| April 6, 2012

Sweet Briar College will host its 85th Annual Horse Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Rogers Riding Center. The show is one of the College’s longest-running open competitions. As a sanctioned Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association event, SWVHJA members may earn points [...]

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Steve Wassell Makes List of ‘300 Best Professors’

Steve Wassell Makes List of ‘300 Best Professors’

| April 5, 2012

Sweet Briar College professor of mathematics Steve Wassell is one of the country’s best undergraduate teachers according to The Princeton Review. Wassell is profiled in the Review’s new book, “The Best 300 Professors,” published April 3. The Princeton Review, known for its student survey-based college rankings and annual “Best Colleges” guide, teamed up with RateMyProfessors.com [...]

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Environmental Forum Features ‘Wildlands, Woodlands and Farmlands’

Environmental Forum Features ‘Wildlands, Woodlands and Farmlands’

| April 4, 2012

Brian Donahue will present his talk “Wildlands, Woodlands and Farmlands: Visions of Landscape-scale Conservation” at Sweet Briar College’s Julia B. Waxter Environmental Forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Wailes Lounge at the Elston Inn Conference Center.  Donahue, who teaches American environmental studies at Brandeis University, will focus on the “Wildlands and Woodlands” [...]

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