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Class of 2017 boasts largest number of Pannell Scholars

Class of 2017 boasts largest number of Pannell Scholars

| October 10, 2014

From studying psychophysics and autism to exploring local, sustainable foods to assessing non-governmental organizations and the importance of dance in Burkina Faso, the list of 2014-15 Anne Gary Pannell Merit Scholarship projects is more diverse than ever before.

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College hosts health advocate, genocide survivor

College hosts health advocate, genocide survivor

| October 9, 2014

Sweet Briar College will present a lecture by Deogratias “Deo” Niyizonkiza at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 12 in Memorial Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public.

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y:1 class delivers food for thought

y:1 class delivers food for thought

| October 8, 2014

First-year students in Cathy Gutierrez’ y:1 class The Raw and the Cooked are in for some special treats this semester. In addition to learning about the history of food through literature, the class also enjoys regular tastings.

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IHSA team claims championship in first show

| October 2, 2014

Sweet Briar’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team competed against 10 IHSA regional rivals at a weekend show hosted by Lynchburg and Randolph colleges and came away champions. It was the first IHSA show of the year.

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Sweet Briar Theatre presents  ‘Nine’

Sweet Briar Theatre presents ‘Nine’

| September 30, 2014

Sweet Briar Theatre’s fall production “Nine” opens Thursday, Oct. 16, for four shows in Murchison Lane Auditorium at the Babcock Fine Arts Center.

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2014-2015 IHSA team ready to ride

2014-2015 IHSA team ready to ride

| September 29, 2014

Twenty-one riders have been named to Sweet Briar’s 2014-2015 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team following a two-day tryout at Rogers Riding Center.

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Fun and creativity meet at Explore Engineering

Fun and creativity meet at Explore Engineering

| September 26, 2014

During Explore Engineering Design, participants are taught engineering skills such as building circuits and 3D computer modeling. Watch what happens when they put those skills to use.

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Gallery receives grant to conserve Soviet posters

Gallery receives grant to conserve Soviet posters

| September 26, 2014

Over the coming year, a grouping of Soviet propaganda posters in Sweet Briar College’s permanent collection will be brought from the obscurity of storage into the light where scholars, students and art patrons can learn from and enjoy them.

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A note of thanks from President Jones

A note of thanks from President Jones

| September 23, 2014

The first month of my interim presidency at this wonderful College has certainly passed in a hurry. Jan and I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and good wishes we have received.

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Habitually successful writer shares insights

Habitually successful writer shares insights

| September 18, 2014

Sweet Briar students and other fans of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley glimpsed the spirit of a writer yesterday evening in the College’s Memorial Chapel — along with sneak previews of not one but two of her forthcoming novels.

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