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First-year gets taste of Sweet Briar at BLUR

First-year gets taste of Sweet Briar at BLUR

| July 12, 2013

When Briana McCall starts her first semester at Sweet Briar in just over a month, she’ll already be ahead of the curve — thanks to BLUR. As a participant in the College’s Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, McCall didn’t just get to know the campus, she also made friends with Sweet Briar professors and students.

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Common Reading to inspire action

Common Reading to inspire action

| June 20, 2013

Reading can be a passive and solitary pastime, but not if nearly everyone on campus is captivated by the same book — nor if that book challenges us to see the world from someone else’s perspective. Sweet Briar’s 2013 Common Reading selection is meant to do just that and more: to spark discussion, but also action.

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BLUR summer camp opens June 16

BLUR summer camp opens June 16

| June 7, 2013

Sweet Briar College’s third annual Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists will be held June 16 through July 7 on its campus. This year, the camp has added music and technical theater to its repertoire of theater, creative writing and visual arts.

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Annual workshop highlights ‘Civil Rights in Education’

| June 3, 2013

Sweet Briar College will host the annual Teaching with Historic Places workshop, co-sponsored by the Tusculum Institute and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, on Saturday, June 15. This year’s theme is “Civil Rights in Education.”

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Award-winning book features SBC professor

Award-winning book features SBC professor

| May 22, 2013

An essay by Sweet Briar College assistant professor of creative writing Dave Griffith is included in the award-winning book “That Mad Game. Growing Up in a War Zone: An Anthology of Essays from Around the Globe.”

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Honors Summer Research fellows announced

| May 15, 2013

Eleven Sweet Briar students have been awarded Honors Summer Research Fellowships for 2013. Among them are rising juniors Ashley Baker, Fumin Li, Dolores Gallagher, Moriah Donaldson and Amy Kvien; rising seniors Kaitlyn Cartwright, Rebecca Dalley, Anna Donko, Katlyn Fleming and Lilian Tauber; and soon-to-be graduate Jennifer Gray.

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Delta Phi Alpha inducts two new members

Delta Phi Alpha inducts two new members

| May 13, 2013

On Tuesday, May 7, Sweet Briar College’s Lambda Eta Chapter of the Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society initiated two new members. The ceremony took place during a dinner at Main Street Eatery in Lynchburg.

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Daughter’s future good return on investment

Daughter’s future good return on investment

| May 10, 2013

For Bill and Debbie Booth, college is a family matter. Since the day daughter Alyson visited Sweet Briar for the first time, the Booths’ life has been pretty much all pink and green.

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Self-taught music major presents senior recital

Self-taught music major presents senior recital

| April 29, 2013

Jacqueline Comola has always loved music, but never took voice or piano lessons until she came to Sweet Briar. Four years later, the music and religion major is giving her senior recital. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, in Memorial Chapel.

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SBC’s Jones lands VFIC grant for research in Trinidad

SBC’s Jones lands VFIC grant for research in Trinidad

| April 24, 2013

Sweet Briar College’s visiting assistant professor of music Jeffrey Jones is the recipient of the 2013 Maurice L. Mednick Memorial grant.

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