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Daisy’s Café, New Coffee Debut in January

Daisy’s Café, New Coffee Debut in January

| December 22, 2008

Sweet Briar College’s Book Shop Café will undergo a renovation during the winter break, emerging when students return to campus in mid-January as Daisy’s Café, an upscale coffee shop named for the daughter of College founder Indiana Fletcher Williams. The “rebranding,” as Steve Edwards, director of auxiliary services at the College calls it, will include [...]

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Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Kicks Off at University of Richmond: SBC president serves on state commission to observe 150th anniversary

| December 17, 2008

In 1859, the United States was still two years from the beginning of the Civil War, yet there were signs that things were about to change. John Brown led a raid on the armory at Harper’s Ferry, the slave-based economy of the South was at an all-time peak and a presidential election with some calling [...]

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Sweet Briar Researcher’s Work Featured in Children’s Book

Sweet Briar Researcher’s Work Featured in Children’s Book

| December 17, 2008

The work of Lincoln Brower, a research biologist at Sweet Briar College and expert on monarch butterflies, is included in a recently published book that seeks to explain climate change to children and young teens. “How We Know What We Know about Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming” by Lynne Cherry and [...]

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Lawson Appointed to Museum Committee

| December 15, 2008

Karol Lawson, interim director of the Sweet Briar Gallery, was recently appointed to a three-year term (2009-2012) on the Museum Committee of the College Art Association. The CAA represents the interests of college and university professors of art history and studio art. In February, Lawson will attend the organization’s 97th annual conference in Los Angeles, [...]

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Tye River ‘Little Sisters,’ ‘Little Brothers’ Visit Sweet Briar

Tye River ‘Little Sisters,’ ‘Little Brothers’ Visit Sweet Briar

| December 12, 2008

When Sweet Briar College sophomore Kelsey Smith started volunteering as a Big Sister more than a year ago, her Little Sister – then a second grader at Tye River Elementary School in Nelson County – was quiet and shy. Not so much anymore. “Now, every time I go visit, we talk about everything, draw pictures, [...]

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Students Enter Yellow Pages Ad Challenge

Students Enter Yellow Pages Ad Challenge

| December 10, 2008

This semester, students in Linda Shank’s Principles of Advertising class have been working on entries for the 2008-2009 Yellow Pages Advertising Challenge. The contest is aimed at students at two- and four-year colleges in the United States and Canada, and the object is to create Internet and print ads for a real Yellow Pages advertiser [...]

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Construction Partners Hold Open Forum

| December 10, 2008

SWEET BRIAR, Va. – The construction of Sweet Briar College’s Fitness and Athletic Center (FAC) and eco-friendly Green Village student housing is the object of much anticipation among the Sweet Briar College campus community. The initial ground breaking, the setting of foundation material of cement and steel, and the steel framing have been garnering much [...]

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Business Management Students Raise more than $4K for Susan G. Komen

| December 10, 2008

This fall, students in Tom Loftus’ two business management labs raised more than $4,000 in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Richmond Affiliate, an organization that promotes breast cancer research and awareness. According to Loftus, the total is 50 percent more than his labs have ever raised for a charity in one semester. [...]

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Lawson Granted Smithsonian Fellowship

Lawson Granted Smithsonian Fellowship

| December 8, 2008

Karol Lawson, interim director of the Sweet Briar College Art Gallery, was recently granted a fellowship by the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Education and Museum Studies in Washington, D.C. According to Nancy Fuller, research program manager at the Smithsonian, it’s a “highly competitive” selection process. Only one to four fellows are selected each year from [...]

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Construction Partners Hold Open Forum

Construction Partners Hold Open Forum

| December 8, 2008

The construction of Sweet Briar College’s Fitness and Athletic Center and eco-friendly Green Village student housing is the object of much anticipation among the Sweet Briar College campus community. The initial groundbreaking, the setting of foundation material of cement and steel and the steel framing have been garnering much attention over the campus landscape. Recent [...]

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