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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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A bibliophile’s bibliophile to visit Sweet Briar

A bibliophile’s bibliophile to visit Sweet Briar

| March 18, 2014

Love books? It is fair to say that Nicholas Basbanes does. He recently published his ninth volume on them.

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Central Virginia premiere of ‘Little Women’ features SBC singers

Central Virginia premiere of ‘Little Women’ features SBC singers

| March 17, 2014

Sweet Briar voice instructor Marcia Thom-Kaley and arts management director Ursula Kuhar will star in an upcoming Opera on the James production of Mark Adamo’s “Little Women.”

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Nature draws alumna to the Northwest

Nature draws alumna to the Northwest

| March 14, 2014

Since graduating in 2009, Sarah Doyle has been busy saving the environment, one tree — or salmon — at a time.

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’94 grad rallies to Reunion

’94 grad rallies to Reunion

| March 14, 2014

The race is on for Kimberly Bramley Estep ’94 — with Reunion just a little over two months away, she’s been on a mission to bring her classmates back to the Briar.

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‘Israel on the Appomattox’ author visits Sweet Briar

‘Israel on the Appomattox’ author visits Sweet Briar

| March 13, 2014

Melvin Patrick Ely will speak about his award-winning book, “Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War,” at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in the Wailes Lounge in Memorial Chapel.

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Sweet Briar announces commencement speaker

Sweet Briar announces commencement speaker

| March 12, 2014

Sweet Briar College has announced that Dr. Virginia “Ginger” Upchurch Collier ’72 will deliver the keynote address during the College’s 105th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17.

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Lacrosse to celebrate centennial

Lacrosse to celebrate centennial

| March 6, 2014

Sweet Briar lacrosse turns 100 this year. The athletics department will officially mark the occasion when the Vixens host Hollins University at 5 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Babcock Field.

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JYS appoints new director

JYS appoints new director

| March 5, 2014

Giulia Witcombe has been named director of the Junior Year in Spain program at Sweet Briar College, after serving as interim director since July 2013.

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