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Class of 2015 graduates

Class of 2015 graduates

| May 16, 2015

Amid hugs and cheers, smiles and tears, 132 undergraduates and six graduate students walked across the stage at Sweet Briar College’s 106th — and possibly its last —commencement. Two undergraduate degrees also were awarded in absentia.

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Pannell research shapes up in Burkina Faso

Pannell research shapes up in Burkina Faso

| May 13, 2015

When Holly Rueger’s plane took off for Burkina Faso in January, she had a pretty clear vision of what her Pannell project would look like. She would study nongovernmental organizations in the West African country, find out what makes them successful, and figure out how such aid programs can help — “rather than hinder” — communities.

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Classics professor notches fourth teaching award

Classics professor notches fourth teaching award

| May 11, 2015

The Classical Association of Virginia has honored Eric Casey, an associate professor at Sweet Briar, with the 2015 Lurlene W. Todd Teacher of the Year Award.

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Pannell Scholarship affirms career aspirations

Pannell Scholarship affirms career aspirations

| May 11, 2015

Emily Welch embarked on her Anne Gary Pannell Merit Scholarship project with two goals in mind: to learn everything she could about the field of occupational therapy and to share that knowledge with others.

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A Sweet Spirit receives 2015 Presidential Medal

A Sweet Spirit receives 2015 Presidential Medal

| May 7, 2015

Jessica Fortner is the recipient of the 2015 Presidential Medal, the highest honor that Sweet Briar bestows on her students.

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Tears and cheers dominate 2015 Awards Convocation

Tears and cheers dominate 2015 Awards Convocation

| May 6, 2015

As the first notes of the “Sweet Briar Song” rose from Murchison Lane’s stage and flooded its dimly lit auditorium, it was clear that this year’s Awards Convocation wasn’t going to be like any other ceremony before it.

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Youth Dance Recital marks program’s 20th anniversary

Youth Dance Recital marks program’s 20th anniversary

| May 4, 2015

Students from the local community will showcase their choreography in the 20th anniversary Sweet Briar College Community Youth Dance Recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in Murchison Lane Auditorium at Babcock Fine Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Girls on the Run set for spring 5K

Girls on the Run set for spring 5K

| April 27, 2015

Girls on the Run of Central Virginia will hold its spring Celebration 5K race Saturday, May 2, at Sweet Briar College. Pre-race activities for the runners kick off at 8:30 a.m., followed by the start at 10.

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Researchers document upsides to online forums

Researchers document upsides to online forums

| April 23, 2015

Sweet Briar assistant professor of psychology Jessica Salvatore and Louise Pendry, a psychologist at the University of Exeter in England, have published the results of a study in the journal Computers in Human Behavior.

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Alumnae return for Spring Dance Concert

Alumnae return for Spring Dance Concert

| April 10, 2015

Mark Magruder doesn’t want to belabor the likelihood that Sweet Briar College’s 2015 Spring Dance Concert will be its last, but he’s an artist who’s grounded in reality.

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