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