Author Archive: Janika Carey
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.
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.
Sweet Briar’s chapter of Help Save the Next Girl will hold a candlelight vigil in honor of the women in our area who have been abducted and murdered. The event will take place at 7 tonight in Memorial Chapel.
Senior Verena Joerger’s Honors Summer Research Project was hands on in a very dizzying sense. The results of her work with assistant professor Tom O’Halloran will lead to exciting research opportunities for future environmental science students.
Sweet Briar College’s Business Seminar I students will host “Taste for Adoption,” a chili tasting-event to support the Humane Society of Amherst County, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Elston Inn Conference Center on campus.
Three theater majors will stage their senior projects at Sweet Briar this semester, beginning with “The Sneeze” on Nov. 7 and 8, followed by “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf” on Nov. 8 and 9, and “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” Dec. 5 and 6.
Sweet Briar College will hold a dedication ceremony celebrating the expansion and renovation of its historic Mary Helen Cochran Library at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the library’s brand-new Rowe Periodical Gallery.
A panel of government service and international affairs professionals will share insights with students and the Sweet Briar community from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Boxwood Room at the Elston Inn Conference Center.