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Poet of the people takes job to heart

Poet of the people takes job to heart

| February 20, 2014

From the moment Natasha Trethewey took the stage in Murchison Lane Auditorium last night, she had everyone’s attention — including that of a tiny, resolute stinkbug perched stubbornly on the podium.

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‘Hidden History’ uncovers African-American heritage in Virginia

‘Hidden History’ uncovers African-American heritage in Virginia

| February 18, 2014

Sweet Briar College research professor Lynn Rainville has released “Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia,” a book chronicling 200 years of African-American cemeteries in this area and the stories behind the individuals buried in them.

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Sweet Briar hosts annual Gospel Fest

Sweet Briar hosts annual Gospel Fest

| February 17, 2014

Sweet Briar College will host its annual Gospel Fest at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in Memorial Chapel. The concert will be followed by a soul food community dinner in Prothro Dining Hall during regular dinner hours.

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SBC senior stages Japanese play

SBC senior stages Japanese play

| February 14, 2014

Latoya Letmon ’14 will present her senior directorial project, “The Love Suicides at Amijima” by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, and Sat., Feb. 22, in the Babcock Studio Theatre at Sweet Briar College.

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Mother’s memory fuels support for Sweet Briar

Mother’s memory fuels support for Sweet Briar

| February 12, 2014

For Robert Livingston Gipson, giving to Sweet Briar is deeply personal. Since 2001, he has been honoring the memory of his late mother, Madeleine LePine Gipson ’33, by donating to causes he believes would have mattered to her.

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U.S. poet laureate to read at Sweet Briar

U.S. poet laureate to read at Sweet Briar

| February 12, 2014

Sweet Briar College will host 2012-2014 U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey for a reading and book signing at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Murchison Lane Auditorium in Babcock Fine Arts Center.

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Lisa Taylor joins College as major gifts officer

Lisa Taylor joins College as major gifts officer

| February 12, 2014

Lisa M. Taylor has joined Sweet Briar College as a major gifts officer. A native of Lynchburg, Taylor graduated from E.C. Glass High School and received her bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communication studies from the University of Virginia.

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Gallaher named ODAC Coach of the Year

Gallaher named ODAC Coach of the Year

| February 10, 2014

Vixen coach Jason Gallaher was named swim coach of the year by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference at ODAC’s 2014 Women’s Swimming Championship last weekend in Greensboro, N.C.

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Sweet Briar hosts 17th annual Leadership Conference

Sweet Briar hosts 17th annual Leadership Conference

| January 30, 2014

“Courage and Confidence” is the theme of Sweet Briar’s 17th annual Student Leadership Conference, hosted by the Leadership Certificate Program. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the College’s Elston Inn Conference Center and is open to all college students.

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Robin Davies celebrates 25 years at Sweet Briar

Robin Davies celebrates 25 years at Sweet Briar

| January 27, 2014

A guest lecture by Harvard geneticist Raju Kucherlapati will be held to honor biology professor Robin Davies’ 25th anniversary on the faculty at Sweet Briar. The lecture will take place at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the 1948 Theater in the Fitness and Athletics Center, followed by a reception.

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