Author Archive: Jennifer McManamay

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Interim president installed during 109th Opening Convocation

Interim president installed during 109th Opening Convocation

| August 28, 2014

Sweet Briar’s 109th Opening Convocation, the official start of the new academic year, began with the installation of James F. Jones Jr. as the College’s 11th and interim president.

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Academic awards presented at Opening Convocation

Academic awards presented at Opening Convocation

| August 28, 2014

A number of academic prizes were awarded during Opening Convocation on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

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Skiffle brings Trinidad’s music, culture to Sweet Briar

Skiffle brings Trinidad’s music, culture to Sweet Briar

| August 15, 2014

Jeff Jones’ ambitions for a genuine and lasting relationship between Sweet Briar and the Skiffle Steel Orchestra are taking shape — including a concert on campus by Trinidad’s famed steel pan musicians.

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SBC returns 400-year-old artifacts to Quapaw Tribe

SBC returns 400-year-old artifacts to Quapaw Tribe

| July 25, 2014

A month ago, Karol Lawson surveyed the trunk of her Volkswagon Jetta and judged its contents — carefully packed in clean white boxes wedged among quilted blankets — ready for a journey of more than 1,000 miles.

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AREVA sponsorship bolsters recruitment tool

AREVA sponsorship bolsters recruitment tool

| July 16, 2014

A healthy economy needs a steady pipeline of capable technical workers who also bring different different viewpoints to the problems engineers wrestle with every day. That’s why AREVA Inc., a world leader in nuclear power, supports Sweet Briar’s Explore Engineering.

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Private colleges ready to welcome prospective students

Private colleges ready to welcome prospective students

| July 15, 2014

Prospective students are invited to participate in Virginia Private College Week from July 28 to Aug. 2, hosted by the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia and its members, including Sweet Briar.

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Two former professors die

Two former professors die

| July 15, 2014

Sweet Briar is mourning the loss of two longtime community members. Gregory Armstrong, 80, Charles A. Dana Professor of Religion (emeritus), died on July 2. Professor emerita of library science Patricia Smith Wright, 79, died on July 4.

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Working together to build a technical workforce

Working together to build a technical workforce

| July 9, 2014

During the week of July 20-25, more than 20 high school women will immerse in Sweet Briar’s summer Explore Engineering Design, an intensive one-credit college course and a pretty thorough introduction to what engineers in the real world do.

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Riding Center hosts EAP regional clinic

Riding Center hosts EAP regional clinic

| July 8, 2014

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association will hold an Emerging Athletes Program regional clinic Wednesday, July 9, through Sunday, July 13, at Sweet Briar’s Harriet Howell Rogers Riding Center.

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James F. Jones Jr. named interim president

James F. Jones Jr. named interim president

| June 30, 2014

James F. Jones Jr., retiring president of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, has been named the interim president of Sweet Briar College.

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