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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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Historian to speak on ‘Gay Berlin’

Historian to speak on ‘Gay Berlin’

| March 27, 2014

Sweet Briar will present a lecture by history professor Robert Beachy at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the 1948 Theater in the Fitness and Athletics Center. “Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity” is based on his upcoming book by the same title.

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Writing conference draws record numbers to Sweet Briar

Writing conference draws record numbers to Sweet Briar

| March 27, 2014

Sweet Briar will host its sixth annual Creative Writing Conference for undergraduate students April 3-6 in the College’s Elston Inn Conference Center.

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Sweet Briar Theatre stages ‘Brundibár’

Sweet Briar Theatre stages ‘Brundibár’

| March 26, 2014

Sweet Briar’s Performing Arts Division and the Sweet Briar Theatre will present Tony Kushner’s translation of “Brundibár,” the opera that was originally performed by Jewish children in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

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‘Romantic Music and More’ at Sweet Briar

‘Romantic Music and More’ at Sweet Briar

| March 26, 2014

Sweet Briar College’s Janet Lowrey Gager Concert Series will feature romantic music by the Rainier Trio at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Memorial Chapel.

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AREVA renews support for Explore Engineering

AREVA renews support for Explore Engineering

| March 25, 2014

AREVA Inc. will sponsor the 2014-2015 Explore Engineering program at Sweet Briar College with a gift of $15,000. This is the second consecutive year the company has supported the program as part of its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education outreach.

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Virtual exhibit highlights College’s past

Virtual exhibit highlights College’s past

| March 25, 2014

A student assistant and an intern at Mary Helen Cochran Library are working to preserve Sweet Briar’s history for generations to come. Using the open-source web publishing platform Omeka, Nicole Epperson ’14 and Rebecca Thomson have been scanning and uploading photographs dating back to the College’s earliest days.

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‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ opens at Sweet Briar

‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ opens at Sweet Briar

| March 20, 2014

Encaustic paintings inspired by specimens in Sweet Briar’s biology department and the Sweet Briar Museum will be on display at the College. “Cabinet of Curiosities, The Sweet Briar Suite: Recent Encaustic Paintings by Leslie Van Stavern Millar” opens with a reception and gallery talk by the artist at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in Babcock Gallery.

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