On Sunday, Dec. 7, the Sweet Briar choirs and orchestra presented a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmastide in Memorial Chapel. I was honored to join Chaplain Dori Baker in presiding over the service, and I am pleased to share some highlights with you in this video.
When the first 51 women enrolled in Sweet Briar Institute in 1906, they were making history — in more than one way. At the time, most women didn’t go to college, especially not in the South. More than a century later, first-year students at Sweet Briar College are still doing their own thing: they’re among just two percent nationwide who chose to go to a women’s college in 2014.
Mary “Frère” Murchison Gornto ’69 and her daughter, Catherine Gornto Freeman ’92, make regular annual gifts to the College. Gornto believes December is a good time of year to be thinking about — and supporting — others.
Senior Verena Joerger is a co-author of a paper published in an American Geophysical Union journal, along with assistant professor of environmental science Tom O’Halloran, who spearheaded the project.
Sweet Briar College will hold its annual Vespers service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in Memorial Chapel, preceded by a Holiday Pops Concert at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Both are open to the public and admission is free.
Lynnette Overby, a professor of theater and dance at the University of Delaware, will present a talk about her multidisciplinary work “Dave the Potter” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Pannell Gallery. Her lecture is free and open to the public.