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Fact and fiction collide in professor’s debut novel

Fact and fiction collide in professor’s debut novel

| December 18, 2014

Seth Clabough wasn’t thrilled when he realized the hero of his novel was completely obsessed with quantum physics. It meant he had to do a bunch of research.

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A holiday message from President Jones

A holiday message from President Jones

| December 15, 2014

On Sunday, Dec. 7, the Sweet Briar choirs and orchestra presented a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmastide in Memorial Chapel. I was honored to join Chaplain Dori Baker in presiding over the service, and I am pleased to share some highlights with you in this video.

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New program roots students in Sweet Briar history

New program roots students in Sweet Briar history

| December 12, 2014

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.

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Make a gift, make a difference this holiday season

Make a gift, make a difference this holiday season

| December 11, 2014

Mary “Frère” Murchison Gornto ’69 and her daughter, Catherine Gornto Freeman ’92, make regular annual gifts to the College. Gornto believes December is a good time of year to be thinking about — and supporting — others.

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Coach Boylan recognized for outreach

Coach Boylan recognized for outreach

| December 9, 2014

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and U.S. Tennis Association have presented Sweet Briar head tennis coach and interim athletic director Teresa Boylan with the 2014 USTA/ITA Mid-Atlantic Campus & Community Outreach Award.

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Student-faculty duo publishes paper in national geophysics journal

Student-faculty duo publishes paper in national geophysics journal

| December 4, 2014

Senior Verena Joerger is a co-author of a paper published in an American Geophysical Union journal, along with assistant professor of environmental science Tom O’Halloran, who spearheaded the project.

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Vespers strikes traditional note; ‘Holiday Pops’ sets festive mood

Vespers strikes traditional note; ‘Holiday Pops’ sets festive mood

| December 1, 2014

Sweet Briar College will hold its annual Vespers service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in Memorial Chapel, preceded by a Holiday Pops Concert at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Both are open to the public and admission is free.

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Annual student tradition celebrates the season

Annual student tradition celebrates the season

| December 1, 2014

Sweet Briar students will gather for the College’s Christmas Tree Lighting and caroling at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, on the quad in front of Memorial Chapel.

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Lecturer to talk about ‘Dave the Potter’ project

Lecturer to talk about ‘Dave the Potter’ project

| November 25, 2014

Lynnette Overby, a professor of theater and dance at the University of Delaware, will present a talk about her multidisciplinary work “Dave the Potter” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Pannell Gallery. Her lecture is free and open to the public.

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Vixens lead pack in IHSA standings

Vixens lead pack in IHSA standings

| November 19, 2014

Sweet Briar’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team has an eight-point lead in the IHSA’s Zone 4, Region 2 standings following this weekend’s home show.

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