Whether it’s the life-changing discovery of penicillin or X-rays, or the first chocolate chip cookies, innovation often happens by accident. In Leah Busque’s case, genius struck overnight — a “cold winter night in Boston,” to be exact.
The Salt Block Project, a student-run initiative of Sweet Briar’s business department, hosted its second Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner Thursday, Oct. 11, in Prothro Dining Room. Jenness Gough ’13 handed out the “Salty Awards,” as they are informally known, to recognize recipients in three categories.
Carpenters, electricians and installers of all stripes have descended in force on Sweet Briar’s campus this summer as a number of classrooms and the Prothro serving area undergo makeovers.
German teachers from around the country arrived at Sweet Briar College on Sunday to attend the eighth annual “TPRS Coaching and Learning” seminar, which runs from July 29 through Aug. 3. The seminar focuses on “Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling” (TPRS), a method developed by Blaine Ray. In the last 20 years, TPRS has [...]
It’s a Thursday morning in July, and the second session of UVa’s Young Writers Workshop is in full swing. For 30 years, high school kids from across the country and abroad have been gathering to immerse themselves in their art. But one thing is different in 2012: It’s the first time the workshop is taking place on the campus of Sweet Briar College.
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources and Sweet Briar College’s Tusculum Institute will hold a workshop-based conference for historical societies Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Elston Inn Conference Center at Sweet Briar College. The conference, which includes an interactive workshop, is geared toward anyone who is involved in one of the hundreds of historical societies [...]
Sweet Briar and Lynchburg College will hold a STEM conference at Lynchburg College June 13-15. Participating teachers will present results from the colleges’ shared curriculum development project, “Central Virginia Collaborative for Developing STEM Lessons to Improve Learning in Grades 4 and 5.”
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 [...]
Sweet Briar College’s teacher education program, Inquiry Approaches to STEM: Professional Development for Grade 3-8 Teachers, has received a 2011 “Programs that Work” award from the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition. Professors Jill Granger and Tim Loboschefski attended a dinner at the Virginia Museum of Science and Technology on May 10 to receive the honor. [...]
Complex problems require inspired, imaginative solutions. They call for creativity. Sweet Briar College will help answer the need for creative thinkers this summer when it debuts BLUR: The Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, a program for high school students interested in theater, creative writing and visual art. The program will be held June [...]