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“Sweet Briar is my ‘happy place’ ”

“Sweet Briar is my ‘happy place’ ”

| October 15, 2013

Lawyer Christine P. Bump has given to Sweet Briar each year since graduating in 2000. She’s a member of the Boxwood Circle and one of the College’s youngest and most passionate supporters. We wanted to know what inspires her generosity, and how she ended up at Sweet Briar in the first place.

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New library wing open for business

New library wing open for business

| October 9, 2013

Sweet Briar has received an occupancy permit for the completed portion — the first of three phases — of the new library construction.

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Librarian recognized for conservation education

Librarian recognized for conservation education

| October 3, 2013

Sweet Briar librarian Joe Malloy has received the Mike Barbour Memorial Award given to the “conservation educator of the year” by the Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited.

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Alpheus speeds to victory; Dip Ships shows smart design

Alpheus speeds to victory; Dip Ships shows smart design

| October 1, 2013

Each year, students in Bethany Brinkman’s introductory engineering class Designing Our World have three weeks to design and build boats capable of carrying two team members through an arduous course with nothing more than 20 pounds of corrugated cardboard and 50 feet of duct tape.

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Rainville to help develop WWI curriculum

Rainville to help develop WWI curriculum

| September 20, 2013

Lynn Rainville, a research professor and director of Sweet Briar’s Tusculum Institute, has been selected to serve on a team of education experts working to develop course material for a World War I teaching program.

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Still safeguarding Sweet Briar’s treasures

Still safeguarding Sweet Briar’s treasures

| September 17, 2013

Anne Gary Pannell impressed Peter Daniel from their first meeting. They saw eye-to-eye on certain things — chiefly, how to manage Sweet Briar’s finances.

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President Parker’s contract extended to 2019

President Parker’s contract extended to 2019

| September 11, 2013

The Sweet Briar College Board of Directors has extended President Jo Ellen Parker’s contract through June 30, 2019.

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Babcock Season presents ‘An Evening on Broadway’

Babcock Season presents ‘An Evening on Broadway’

| September 5, 2013

Broadway greats Ron Raines and Don Pippin will appear on stage in Murchison Lane Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13.

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Sweet Briar, Hollins exploring international education, administrative collaboration

| August 28, 2013

With the support of a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sweet Briar College and Hollins University are exploring the possibility of collaboration between two of the nation’s leading women’s colleges.

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Pet parade and show to lend helping paw

Pet parade and show to lend helping paw

| August 8, 2013

If you have a pet, chances are there’s something about them that tugs at your heartstrings, makes you proud or makes you laugh.

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