Author Archive: Christy Jackson

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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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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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Alumna’s ‘deep and abiding connection’ to College lives on

Alumna’s ‘deep and abiding connection’ to College lives on

| November 13, 2014

Shirley Hauseman Nordhem ’42 considered her education at Sweet Briar “a gift” from her parents, according to her daughter Julie Nordhem Stevens. Throughout her life, she remained committed to repaying that gift by supporting the College.

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Strategic planning update from Paul Rice

Strategic planning update from Paul Rice

| November 10, 2014

The Sweet Briar College Board of Directors just concluded its fall meeting. At that meeting, Elizabeth Wyatt ‘69, vice chair of the Board of Directors, and chair of the Strategic Planning Initiative Working Group, reported to the full Board on the status of the group’s progress.

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Fun and creativity meet at Explore Engineering

Fun and creativity meet at Explore Engineering

| September 26, 2014

During Explore Engineering Design, participants are taught engineering skills such as building circuits and 3D computer modeling. Watch what happens when they put those skills to use.

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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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Important update from President Jones

| September 3, 2014

To the Members of the Sweet Briar Community: This morning was a disturbing one for us all. Thank you for your cooperation in the lockdown procedure as Campus Safety, with the help of local law enforcement and the Virginia State Police, secured our College. You will continue to see an increased police presence and security [...]

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Important update from President Jones

| September 2, 2014

I met last evening alone at 7:30 with all the residents of Meta Glass Hall. When I returned to Sweet Briar House, I found a message from a student confessing by name to the incident last week.

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Sen. Mark Warner to visit Sweet Briar

Sen. Mark Warner to visit Sweet Briar

| September 1, 2014

The College Democrats will sponsor a visit from Sen. Mark Warner on Thursday, Sept. 4.

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Update from President Jones

| August 30, 2014

An update from President Jimmy Jones regarding developments in the Meta Glass incident.

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