Serving an Expanded Student Body

Guion 127 is a sensory riot. Colors melt into stark white T-shirts, a pattern repeated among rows of young girls, 20 or so, all chattering above a thumping boom box. Isopropyl alcohol fumes escape the open windows. Kelsey Barta, a sophomore engineering major from Seattle, has invited the Lynchburg and Amherst [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2012
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Sweet Briar College will host the Girls on the Run of Central Virginia Fall 2012 Celebration 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. A non-competitive ‘fun run,’ this race is the culmination of the region’s Girls on the Run fall program. Central Virginian girls ages 8 to 13 have been training [...]
Fri, Nov 09, 2012
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There is more to the notion of “diversity” than meets the eye, say a group of passionate Sweet Briar upperclasswomen. And they’re not afraid to expose some of their rawest emotions to explain what they mean. About a dozen students presented the Diversity Monologues for members of the Class of 2016 [...]
Tue, Aug 28, 2012
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German teachers from around the country arrived at Sweet Briar College on Sunday to attend the eighth annual “TPRS Coaching and Learning” seminar, which runs from July 29 through Aug. 3. The seminar focuses on “Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling” (TPRS), a method developed by Blaine Ray. In the last [...]
Tue, Jul 31, 2012
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Quamia Dennis works on the lyrics for a song during her morning writing lab. It’s a Thursday morning in July, and the second session of UVa’s Young Writers Workshop is in full swing. In a tiny classroom a handful of songwriting students have picked up their guitars, their fingers searching for notes [...]
Mon, Jul 30, 2012
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The Virginia Department of Historic Resources and Sweet Briar College’s Tusculum Institute will hold a workshop-based conference for historical societies Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Elston Inn Conference Center at Sweet Briar College. The conference, which includes an interactive workshop, is geared toward anyone who is involved in one of the [...]
Mon, Jul 30, 2012
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In front of Guion, two high school girls work feverishly on a rusty pink bicycle. They’ve taken the rubber tire off the back wheel and are getting ready to attach a PVC pipe. Akila Logan, 16, from Atlanta, works on her drawing machine. Clearly, no one’s going to ride the bike anymore. [...]
Fri, Jul 27, 2012
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Sweet Briar and Lynchburg College will hold a STEM conference at Lynchburg College June 13-15. Participating teachers will present results from the colleges’ shared curriculum development project, “Central Virginia Collaborative for Developing STEM Lessons to Improve Learning in Grades 4 and 5.” The 19-month project is a partnership between faculty at [...]
Tue, Jun 05, 2012
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The 26th annual Arts Day will be held at Sweet Briar College on the morning of Friday, April 20. Shelbie Filson, who is organizing this year’s event, says the College is expecting 314 Amherst County fifth-grade students. Before attending workshops across campus, the students will eat breakfast in Prothro Dining Hall [...]
Tue, Apr 17, 2012
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Jascira Cabanas, 12, assembles her speaker kit.
Twenty-five sixth-grade girls from Nelson Middle School in Lovingston came to Sweet Briar yesterday for the first Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. The event was organized by Hank Yochum, director of the Margaret Jones Wyllie ’45 Engineering Program, and project coordinator Paulette Porter-Stransky as part of National Engineering Week (Feb. [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2012
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