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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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Robeva accepts SCHEV award

Robeva accepts SCHEV award

| March 4, 2014

Sweet Briar professor of mathematical sciences Raina Robeva recently accepted one of 12 2014 Outstanding Faculty Awards from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. An OFA award is the commonwealth’s highest honor given to faculty at its private and public universities and colleges.

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Pieces of Virginia history made here

Pieces of Virginia history made here

| March 1, 2014

David Givens’ fingers worked carefully at the object in his hands, attempting to separate one kind of plastic stuck to another.

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A whole new sound for Babcock

A whole new sound for Babcock

| February 28, 2014

Sweet Briar’s Babcock Fine Arts Center has been under construction lately — in a good way. Thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, the theater is adding a new ticket booth in the lobby, as well as technical and sound booths in Murchison Lane Auditorium.

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Showed in: Riders shine in storm-compressed schedule

Showed in: Riders shine in storm-compressed schedule

| February 25, 2014

The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team competed in four shows this weekend, ending the regular season as the Zone 4, Region 2 reserve champions.

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Poet of the people takes job to heart

Poet of the people takes job to heart

| February 20, 2014

From the moment Natasha Trethewey took the stage in Murchison Lane Auditorium last night, she had everyone’s attention — including that of a tiny, resolute stinkbug perched stubbornly on the podium.

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‘Hidden History’ uncovers African-American heritage in Virginia

‘Hidden History’ uncovers African-American heritage in Virginia

| February 18, 2014

Sweet Briar College research professor Lynn Rainville has released “Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia,” a book chronicling 200 years of African-American cemeteries in this area and the stories behind the individuals buried in them.

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Sweet Briar hosts annual Gospel Fest

Sweet Briar hosts annual Gospel Fest

| February 17, 2014

Sweet Briar College will host its annual Gospel Fest at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in Memorial Chapel. The concert will be followed by a soul food community dinner in Prothro Dining Hall during regular dinner hours.

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Pilobolus lands on Sweet Briar stage

Pilobolus lands on Sweet Briar stage

| February 17, 2014

Pilobolus, a dance theater company named for a fungus and noted for its staying power, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Sweet Briar College’s Murchison Lane Auditorium.

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