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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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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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