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Steve Wassell Makes List of ‘300 Best Professors’

Steve Wassell Makes List of ‘300 Best Professors’

| April 5, 2012

Sweet Briar College professor of mathematics Steve Wassell is one of the country’s best undergraduate teachers according to The Princeton Review. Wassell is profiled in the Review’s new book, “The Best 300 Professors,” published April 3. The Princeton Review, known for its student survey-based college rankings and annual “Best Colleges” guide, teamed up with RateMyProfessors.com [...]

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Environmental Forum Features ‘Wildlands, Woodlands and Farmlands’

Environmental Forum Features ‘Wildlands, Woodlands and Farmlands’

| April 4, 2012

Brian Donahue will present his talk “Wildlands, Woodlands and Farmlands: Visions of Landscape-scale Conservation” at Sweet Briar College’s Julia B. Waxter Environmental Forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Wailes Lounge at the Elston Inn Conference Center.  Donahue, who teaches American environmental studies at Brandeis University, will focus on the “Wildlands and Woodlands” [...]

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Sigma Delta Pi Welcomes Seven New Members

Sigma Delta Pi Welcomes Seven New Members

| April 3, 2012

On March 28, 2012, seven Sweet Briar students were inducted into Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, in the Browsing Room of Cochran Library. The largest foreign-language honor society in existence, Sigma Delta Pi was established on Nov. 14, 1919, at the University of California Berkeley. Sigma Delta Pi is devoted exclusively [...]

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Senior Hopes Joy of Singing is Contagious

Senior Hopes Joy of Singing is Contagious

| April 2, 2012

Stacy Ludington will perform a senior voice recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in Sweet Briar College’s Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Ludington, a coloratura soprano, has prepared a program featuring several operatic arias as well as some folk tunes. One of her favorites arias, “Písen Rusalky o [...]

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German Cabaret Artist Performs at Sweet Briar

German Cabaret Artist Performs at Sweet Briar

| March 28, 2012

André Hartmann, a cabaret artist and musician from Starnberg, Germany, will present a musical cabaret program at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in Memorial Chapel at Sweet Briar College. Hartmann was born in 1976 in Starnberg and studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. A high school music teacher in Bavaria, he [...]

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2012 Presidential Medalist is Crazy Like a Vixen

2012 Presidential Medalist is Crazy Like a Vixen

| March 23, 2012

Once a year, Sweet Briar bestows upon a senior its highest honor, the Presidential Medal. Alexandra St. Pierre accepted this year’s medal from President Jo Ellen Parker on Wednesday, March 21, during the Academic Recognition Dinner. The annual event also celebrates first-year honors and dean’s list students. Speculation is typically rampant as the ritual ceremony [...]

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‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ Opens at Sweet Briar

‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’ Opens at Sweet Briar

| March 23, 2012

Sweet Briar Theatre’s spring production, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the College’s Babcock Studio Theater. The performance follows a pre-show lecture at 6 p.m. during dinner in Johnson Dining Room in Prothro. Tickets are reserved and limited. Admission for the March 29 performance is free for [...]

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‘Everyday History’ on display at Sweet Briar

‘Everyday History’ on display at Sweet Briar

| March 22, 2012

Sweet Briar College will open its exhibition “Everyday History: Historical Artifacts from the Sweet Briar Collection” with a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Benedict Gallery.

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Examining Palladio’s Influence on American Architecture

Examining Palladio’s Influence on American Architecture

| March 21, 2012

Architectural historian Calder Loth will present “Palladio’s Architectural Influence in America” at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 in the 1948 Theater at Sweet Briar College. Loth is senior architectural historian of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and a curator of the exhibition, “Palladio and His Legacy, a Transatlantic Journey.” The 16th-century Italian architect Andrea [...]

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Sweet Briar Announces Commencement Speaker

Sweet Briar Announces Commencement Speaker

| March 20, 2012

Sweet Briar College has announced its commencement speaker for this year. Vivian Pinn, M.D., a Lynchburg native and former director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health, will address the Class of 2012 on Saturday, May 12. Born in Halifax and raised in Lynchburg, Dr. Pinn earned her [...]

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