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A note of thanks from President Jones

A note of thanks from President Jones

| September 23, 2014

The first month of my interim presidency at this wonderful College has certainly passed in a hurry. Jan and I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and good wishes we have received.

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Habitually successful writer shares insights

Habitually successful writer shares insights

| September 18, 2014

Sweet Briar students and other fans of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley glimpsed the spirit of a writer yesterday evening in the College’s Memorial Chapel — along with sneak previews of not one but two of her forthcoming novels.

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Authors, musicians, historians and more fill events calendar

Authors, musicians, historians and more fill events calendar

| September 15, 2014

Martha Woodroof will be on campus Oct. 9 for a reading and book signing — one of a dozen upcoming events that include lectures, musical performances, arts shows, a 19th-century cooking demonstration, and the ever-popular annual Cardboard Boat Regatta brought to you by the students of ENG 110 — Designing Our World.

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College hosts global health advocate, genocide survivor

College hosts global health advocate, genocide survivor

| September 15, 2014

Sweet Briar College will present a lecture by Deogratias “Deo” Niyizonkiza at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12 in Memorial Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public.

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‘Sweet’ tips for supporting your alma mater

‘Sweet’ tips for supporting your alma mater

| September 15, 2014

Sweet Briar College gives young women the opportunity to explore their academic passions and pursue their dreams. We can’t, however, do it alone.

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New and renovated library spaces cleared to open

New and renovated library spaces cleared to open

| September 9, 2014

The librarians and staff of Mary Helen Cochran Library have announced that the new and renovated sections of the building are now open for occupancy.

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Sweet Briar Galleries opens fall exhibitions

Sweet Briar Galleries opens fall exhibitions

| September 9, 2014

The Sweet Briar Art Galleries will open three exhibitions this month, kicking off with a reception for “Exploring the Visual Experience” from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in the Pannell Gallery. The show will remain on view through Dec. 12.

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Chemistry senior advocates going green in blog post

Chemistry senior advocates going green in blog post

| September 5, 2014

Ashley Baker ’15 has published a post on Green Chemistry: The Nexus Blog on the ACS Network, a social platform of the American Chemical Society.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist to speak at Sweet Briar

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist to speak at Sweet Briar

| September 5, 2014

The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “A Thousand Acres” will appear at Sweet Briar College at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Memorial Chapel.

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Skiffle Steel Orchestra members to visit campus

Skiffle Steel Orchestra members to visit campus

| September 5, 2014

About 15 of Skiffle Steel Orchestra’s 100-plus members will perform a public concert, culminating a week of activities on campus with Sweet Briar students and community members.

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