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St. Pierre to Perform Voice Recital

St. Pierre to Perform Voice Recital

| March 17, 2012

Alexandra St. Pierre will perform her senior voice recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in the College’s Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

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Creative Writers Gather at Sweet Briar for Annual Conference

Creative Writers Gather at Sweet Briar for Annual Conference

| March 14, 2012

Sweet Briar will host its fourth annual Creative Writing Conference from March 22-25. Featuring public readings and craft talks by visiting writers, as well as workshops for participating undergraduate students from various states, it is distinct among writing conferences of its kind in the country. This year, Sweet Briar is expecting a total of 70 [...]

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‘A Writer’s Gotta Have Nerve’

‘A Writer’s Gotta Have Nerve’

| March 13, 2012

Since graduating from Sweet Briar five years ago with a degree in English and creative writing, Shavonne Wei-Ming Clarke ’07 has made quite a name for herself. Last fall, her short story “Third Wife” was published in the Bellevue Literary Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Set in Singapore, the narrative pays homage to [...]

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Lacrosse Magazine Features Sweet Briar Grad

Lacrosse Magazine Features Sweet Briar Grad

| March 12, 2012

Before coming to Sweet Briar in the late 1990s, Jessica Livingston ’00 hadn’t planned on playing lacrosse at all — much less becoming an All-American player and ending up on the cover of Lacrosse Magazine. Yet that’s exactly what happened. Maybe, the magazine speculates in its January issue, it is because “she can’t resist a [...]

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Tusculum Exhibition Opens

Tusculum Exhibition Opens

| March 9, 2012

This week, Sweet Briar Museum’s Whitley Gallery opened its Tusculum Exhibition, a long-term installation and the result of an arts management practicum undertaken last fall by Sweet Briar student Ann Roach ’13. The exhibit features information about Tusculum, the family home of Indiana Fletcher Williams’ mother, Maria Antoinette Crawford Fletcher, and artifacts excavated there by [...]

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Smart Strategies Make Student Debt Manageable

| March 7, 2012

Higher education reporter Liz Barry’s front-page feature in Sunday’s News & Advance sheds light on a topic that’s foremost in the minds of many college students: How to get a degree without drowning in debt. The story, “Rising student loan debt fuels concern among Lynchburg-area colleges,” examines how local colleges, including Sweet Briar, are helping [...]

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Jan Ype Osinga Dies at Age 85

Jan Ype Osinga Dies at Age 85

| March 7, 2012

The Sweet Briar community mourns the death of Jan Ype Osinga, who passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the age of 85. Osinga worked at Sweet Briar for more than 40 years. He was born in Woudsend, in the Netherlands, to the late Ieke Kampen and Johannes Osinga on Feb. 25, 1927. Osinga [...]

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Vote for People Power, Vote for Alumna’s ‘Field of Stars’ on National Mall

Vote for People Power, Vote for Alumna’s ‘Field of Stars’ on National Mall

| March 6, 2012

The point of an ideas competition is to explore all possibilities and spark discussion about use of a public space, outside the constraints of cost, existing features or previous plans. The National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds imposed no limitations other than an entrant’s imagination, provided the proposal met the competition’s objectives. It [...]

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Sophomore Entrepreneurs Promote Safe Driving

Sophomore Entrepreneurs Promote Safe Driving

| March 2, 2012

In August 2011, Sweet Briar students Allissa Abdelwahed ’14 and Anna Richards ’14 formed a business partnership that is starting to make waves. They are calling it Sweet Drivers, and it all began last summer when Abdelwahed, an international affairs and philosophy major and business minor, was learning to drive. Abdelwahed’s mother, concerned for her [...]

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Sweet Briar Student to Compete in Olympic Qualifier

Sweet Briar Student to Compete in Olympic Qualifier

| March 1, 2012

Rosie Purvis ’15 has been named to the U.S. pentathlon team, which will compete in the World Cup, an Olympic qualifying competition, in Charlotte, N.C., March 8-11.

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