Author Archive: Citlali Molina

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Students develop prosthetic hand

Students develop prosthetic hand

| August 5, 2010

The young women in Sweet Briar College’s Wyllie Engineering Program have no illusions about the difficulty of the task they have chosen. They intend to produce a prosthetic hand that looks and performs like the real thing — for less than a thousand dollars.

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Basbanes Award Recognizes Students for Book Collections

Basbanes Award Recognizes Students for Book Collections

| April 21, 2009

Sweet Briar College students Sarah Strapp and Laura Dietrich were recognized recently as winners of the College’s annual Nicole Basbanes Student Book Collecting Contest.

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Sweet Briar Ribbons in ANRC Nationals with Third-place Win

| April 21, 2009

Sweet Briar College rode to a third-place finish in the American National Riding Commission national championship, held Friday through Sunday, April 17-19, at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in North Carolina.

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Spring Dance Concert Features Usual Suspects and Wannabe Tree

| April 16, 2009

A couple of years ago, with a semester of Ballet 101 under his belt, Sweet Briar College Chaplain Adam White started pestering dance professor Mark Magruder about performing in one of his upcoming dance concerts.

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Craftsman Shifts Focus from Wood to Words

| April 16, 2009

Cauliflower popped and crackled in a hot pan on John Casteen’s end of the phone while he spoke of publishing his first book of poetry. He was sautéing vegetables for dinner, pausing occasionally to gently but firmly referee his son and daughter’s play.

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WVTF Call-in Show Hosts Panel on Private Colleges and Financial Aid

| April 15, 2009

Sweet Briar financial aid director Bobbi Carpenter appeared on WVTF’s live call-in show, “Evening Edition,” with Michelle Davis, financial aid director at Lynchburg College, and Jennifer Braaten, president of Ferrum College and former chair of the Council for Independent Colleges in Virginia.

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Sweet Briar College Hosts ‘Sk8tapalooza’ April 18

| April 15, 2009

Sweet Briar College will host “Sk8tapalooza” from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Rotary Centennial Riverfront Skate Park in Lynchburg. The event was organized by several Sweet Briar students for a special study on marketing for non-profit organizations

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International Writers Series Welcomes Bulgarian Writer April 23

| April 14, 2009

Sweet Briar College’s International Writers Series concludes Thursday, April 23 with Bulgarian writer Dimiter Kenarov.

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NSF Awards Sweet Briar $563,500 for Women Engineers

| April 14, 2009

Sweet Briar Engineering has received a $563,500 grant from the National Science Foundation, with $490,000 of that amount designated for need- and merit-based scholarships.

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Amnesty International at SBC Focuses on Issues at Home

| April 14, 2009

Sweet Briar’s Amnesty International club is organizing “Awareness Week” April 21 through 24 featuring a series of events to highlight problems that Americans face at home — HIV and AIDS, hunger, homelessness and domestic abuse.

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