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2014 Mednick Fellowship takes poet to Peru

2014 Mednick Fellowship takes poet to Peru

| April 11, 2014

Assistant professor of poetry John Casteen has been awarded a $2,000 Mednick Fellowship by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. He will use the grant for a multimedia project in Peru next January.

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Senior art show opens April 18

Senior art show opens April 18

| April 11, 2014

Four Sweet Briar College students will present their final work during this year’s Senior Art Majors’ Show, which runs until May 17. An opening reception will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, April 18, in Pannell Gallery.

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Sigma Delta Pi welcomes five new members

Sigma Delta Pi welcomes five new members

| April 11, 2014

Rho Omega, the Sweet Briar College chapter of Sigma Delta Pi National Honor Society, initiated five new student members at a ceremony on April 9 in the Garden Cottage on the Sweet Briar campus.

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Holla, holla, fans of Sweet Briar House!

Holla, holla, fans of Sweet Briar House!

| April 10, 2014

Sweet Briar House has bested Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Poplar Forest and his Academical Village at UVa in an online poll to select “Virginia’s Favorite Architecture.”

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Sweet Briar to sell warm-season grasses for biofuel

Sweet Briar to sell warm-season grasses for biofuel

| April 10, 2014

Sweet Briar College announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with FDC Enterprises Grassland Services to convert approximately 250 acres of its hayfields to native warm-season grasses with perennial borders.

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Riding team places third in ODAC championship

Riding team places third in ODAC championship

| April 4, 2014

Sweet Briar’s Old Dominion Athletic Conference riding team placed third in the ODAC Conference Equestrian Championship Wednesday, April 2, at Bridgewater College.

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Students, College honor staff members at annual banquet

Students, College honor staff members at annual banquet

| April 2, 2014

The Office of Human Resources and the student organization Sweet Spirits honored Sweet Briar College staff members at the Unsung Heroes and Employee Recognition Banquet April 2 at the Florence Elston Inn and Conference Center.

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Running with the big dogs

Running with the big dogs

| April 2, 2014

Alison Lifka ’13 has always been fascinated by dog driving. She just never quite knew how one becomes a “musher” — until last winter, when she worked as a dog handler for Lev Shvarts, an Iditarod rookie, in Willow, Alaska.

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United Way honors Marcia Thom-Kaley

United Way honors Marcia Thom-Kaley

| March 31, 2014

On Thursday, United Way of Central Virginia honored Sweet Briar voice instructor Marcia Thom-Kaley with the Volunteer of the Year award during a ceremony for its “Opening Doors … Changing Lives” campaign.

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Inaugural statewide award goes to Sweet Briar student

Inaugural statewide award goes to Sweet Briar student

| March 28, 2014

Sweet Briar College senior Spencer Beall is the first recipient of the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council’s Honors Scholar of the Year Award. Beall will accept the award at the council’s spring conference.

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